Getting around 333 islands sounds extremely daunting… but not in Fiji, where the options are plentiful.
Paved highways encircle the two biggest islands connecting villages, towns and cities, making it easy to travel by road. Most hotels can arrange airport transfers, or alternatively, you can avoid any stress by pre-booking your private transfers through local inbound operators and tour companies.
Buses are a cheap option for trips to the Suncoast, Lautoka, the Coral Coast, Pacific Harbour or Suva on Viti Levu and most inter-city buses travelling the Queen’s Highway make regular stops at Nadi International Airport, as well as a multitude of small towns along the way.
Elsewhere, it’s hard to miss the four-seater yellow taxis lined up outside the Nadi Airport arrivals terminal. This metered service bestows an easy option for short trips to Nadi, Denarau and Lautoka.
Flying is by far the fastest and easiest way to travel off Viti Levu, with the stunning added bonus of bird’s-eye views of the islands. Fiji Link and Northern Air, Fiji’s domestic airlines, fly to most small airports around the country.
The most affordable and popular way to see the islands, however, is by sea. Escape to the stunning Mamanuca and Yasawa islands with passenger ferries that sail daily out of Port Denarau. For the cost-conscious explorer, there’s always the inter-island local roll on-off ferries to consider, as this no-frills option offers cheap travel between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, which is also ideal for self-drives as you’re able to take your car onboard.