There are dozens of beautiful islands to explore in Fiji, so it can be difficult to choose a place to stay. Many travellers use Viti Levu as a base, staying in resorts on southwest part of the island. From here, you can make day trips to waterfalls and explore the marine parks of Bouma National Park or go beach haunting in Yasawa Islands.
A visit to the thatch-roof village of Navala is quite a treat, while snorkelling trips and dolphin watching off the coast of the Mamanuca Islands are a must.
Day trips to the capital city, Suva, are interesting, but staying here is not - especially if you’re only here for pampered resort service and perfect white beaches. Suva won’t pass the test, but it will entertain with its handcraft markets, curry houses and archeological museum. Rotuma is another stunning island worth a visit for its rugged cliffs dressed in lush tangles of palms and vines.
Beautiful beaches abound, especially those that encircle the Coral Coast south of Momi Bay. Bungalows at Karin’s Garden on the island of Taveuni are ideal for couples or families, with loads of coastal trails to explore.
The Taveuni Island Resort on the same island is a bit more upmarket, but a smart splurge if you’re in search of a bit more luxury.