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Your mini guide to Fiji ahead of new direct flight route from Adelaide to Nadi

A new direct route to Fiji starts July 4th so to celebrate we’ve created a mini-guide to the island paradise so you can start planning your holiday!

Get those passports at the ready Adelaide because you can now fly DIRECT to Fiji which means less time wasted in some random airport during a 5-hour layover and more time working on that tan.

Fiji is one of those bucket list destinations and with its white sands, crystal clear waters and warm, welcoming culture it’s no wonder why the island paradise is a must-see location. And with Fiji Airways’ newest route from Adelaide straight to Nadi, it’s never been easier for South Australians to tick it off the list.

So, now that you’ve booked your flight, plan your trip with our handy little guide on what to do and where to stay. Happy travels!

WHAT TO DO

You’ve seen the photos, now you can see the real thing. Tavarua aka Heart Island is the ultimate Fijian bucket list destination due to its pristine beauty and is also home to one of the best surfing breaks in the world – CloudBreak. Tours to the island leave from Nadi regularly or stay a few nights at the Tavarua Island Resort if you’re feeling a bit boujee.

Launched on April 22 2022, Seventh Heaven is the newest tourism product to launch in Fiji. Anchored in the Mamanuca Islands, Seventh Heaven is a luxury floating barge with two large decks, plenty of sun loungers and a bar and restaurant serving up delicious meals and cocktails. From FJ$189 per person.

Located in a picturesque spot along the Coral Coast, Bula Coffee has launched a new coffee tour – Crop to Cup Coffee Tour, FJ$99 per person. A guided tour around Bula Coffee HQ detailing how your morning brew goes from the tree to your cup while enjoying Fiji’s only 100% Fiji grown coffee. Harvesting organic coffee beans from the remote highlands of Fiji since 2011, Bula Coffee is committed to sustainable business practices such as working directly with villages, supporting them to become organically certified and teaching locals the fine art of roasting coffee. Proudly Fiji grown and Fiji made.

  • Mount Tomanivi

Hike Fiji’s famous Mount Tomanivi – the highest mountain on the island. Known as Mount Lomalagi by locals, the mountain is surrounded by rainforests and waterfalls and reaches an elevation of 1324 metres with the hike to the summit being roughly 4.5km. But this hike isn’t for the faint-hearted with the steep and slippery climb to the top making it a tough one but all will be forgotten once you cast your eyes across the spectacular panoramic views.

An adults-only ‘Sunday Sessions at The Rocks’ is the newest luxury day trip at VOMO. Launched in April, it will be offered every Sunday until December. The day visit includes a Chef’s special grazing menu, unlimited sparking/still water and soft drinks. Cocktails and all-day ‘happy hour’ specials are available while you soak up the views from your poolside cabana and sun lounges. FJ$490 / AU$320 per person including boat transfer from Port Denarau.

Traditional Fijian housing, a Bure, is a wood hut with a straw roof and staying in one is a must while there. But if you’re looking for a more luxe bure, Barefoot Kuata have launched a selection of 10 new luxury beachfront bures, built during the Covid-19 travel hiatus. A $1.2 million development, all Bures are located on a stunning beachfront location with private beach access to Barefoot Kuata’s inviting warm crystal-clear waters. Even the bathrooms have sea views! Outside of the rooms, the resort has a bar, restaurant, swimming pool and games room. Daily activities include coconut bowling, traditional dancing, conservation talks, live music and crab racing, although diving on-site with the elusive bull shark is the real standout. 

WHERE TO STAY (Luxury edition)

Located in the heart of Fiji’s Coral Coast, Villa Mokusiga is the ultimate setting for a fun family getaway or simply much deserved rest and relaxation. This Villa is fully serviced with hosts, housekeeping, activities staff, chef service, masseuse and other spa treatments. There are activities right on your doorstep, from horse riding to snorkelling and kayaking through the coral reef. A guest favourite and a must do during your stay is the famous Fijian Lovo and Cultural Evening.  

COMO Laucala Island’s luxurious style begins the moment you step aboard the resort’s very own private jet – a King Air B300 – to be whisked across the ocean to Como’s palm tree-lined airstrip in Northern Fiji. Check into one of the island’s 25 residences crafted by master artisans in traditional style, whether beachside at Seagrass Bay, snuggled beneath the canopy of tropical forest, perched high atop a ridge or an overwater residence that hovers over a sparkling sea. Each ultra-luxe residence comes with its own swimming pool, sundeck, indoor and garden bathrooms and your very own Tau – the Fijian word for friend – to attend to every possible need. 

Experience stunning 270° ocean views over Savusavu Bay and its picturesque sailing town as you gaze over the horizon when staying at KOKO Savusavu. This island style luxury Villa is 3 acres of ultimate privacy at Naveria Heights and just a few minutes from Savusavu sailing town. With a unique sense of tranquillity, you can enjoy swimming in their natural stone infinity edge pool, looking out to the most dramatic panoramic seascape. Dining at KOKO Savusavu is an intimate and memorable experience. Using seasonal local produce and recipes inspired by Fiji’s tropical culture, the chef has a talent for fresh & fragrant cuisine.

Tucked in amongst the Garden Island of Taveuni, Raiwasa is a private resort with a dedicated staff of twelve highly trained employees with your own personal 5-star chefs, private car and chauffer, Pure Fiji trained massage and skin care therapists, private tours and activities coordinators. You will be entranced by the lush tropical surroundings and be pampered like royalty from local Fijians whom you will soon consider to be family. The Raiwasa Grand Villa residence is located on a private three-acre landscape booming with Banana, Papaya, Pineapple, Orange and Lemon trees. Nature’s playground sits right at your own doorstep, with Bouma National Park waiting for you to explore.

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