The Best Time to Visit Fiji

Fijian boat ready to sail off

Original blog post: May 29, 2020.

Fiji is a land made of up of more than 300 tropical islands. It inhabits the South Pacific Ocean and has some of the best resorts worldwide. Fiji also offers unforgettable snorkeling / scuba adventures, great nature parks, breath taking beaches and much more. With so much land and islands to explore, choosing the best time to visit is essential to guarantee a great time. No matter the time of the year Fiji is a beautiful nation to visit and experience at least once. Here are some things to consider before booking your next vacation

1.  “Fijian Winter.” 

Many consider best time to visit Fiji is during the dry season, between the months of May and September; this is known as Fijian Winter. Since Fiji is a tropical climate, it remains warm and humid year round. The average temperature in Fiji is 77°F (25°C). During the summer months (December and January) the temperature can average above 86°F (30°C), not taking humidity into consideration. During Fijian Winter the climate is less humid and slightly cooler making it a pristine time to explore. Since this time is considered ideal for travel, you can expect more tourists and higher prices during your trip. This time is also considered winter break for many Australians and New Zealanders so expect more families during your stay. 

Some events to check out during this time: Bula Festival (July), Fiji International Jazz and Blues Festival, Fire Walking Festival (July or August), Hibiscus Festival (August), Sugar Festival (September).

2.  Cheaper Travel

November through April constitutes Fiji’s typhoon season. During this time of year, you are more likely to run into warmer days and daily storms. Although the weather during this time is not ideal, if you are looking for a travel bargain this is the time go. Many airlines and hotels are looking to fill empty spots so you are more likely to get discounts on your flight or accommodations during your stay. Also are you not only able to get more for you money during this time of the year, you are more likely able to take advantage of the less crowded, secluded beaches. There are less people visiting the many islands of Fiji during this time so it can feel almost like your own private island. 

Some events to check out during this time: New Year’s Day, Holi (February /March), Easter (March/ April). 

3. Diwali 

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is a very celebrated tradition in Fiji. With approximately half of the population of Indian descent this celebration is celebrated by both Hindi and non-Hindi.  The five day celebration is observed every year in early autumn after the conclusion of the summer harvest and coincides with the new moon. This celebration is considered one of Fiji’s major festivals and is displayed with fireworks; homes and businesses light up and fill with gatherings and course amazing food. Diwali is very festive time in Fiji and one the most important holidays to witness. 

Getting my henna for Diwali

This is a public holiday that celebrates the anniversary of Fiji’s independence from British colonial rule in 1970. This holiday includes a week of festivities centered on Fijian and Indian cultures that concludes on October 10th. This holiday includes celebrations expressing the countries diversity including parades, street parties, traditional dances, and singing performances. Most local cities and towns have their own unique way to remember this important day. 

Fiji has something amazing to offer everyone any time of the year.

4 thoughts on “The Best Time to Visit Fiji

  1. Fiji is such a beautiful bucket list destination! If only it wasn’t so far away from Ireland and if only we were allowed to travel. Thanks for sharing and fueling my wanderlust 😊 Aiva

    1. That is quite a distance from Ireland. Hopefully when you get a chance to go it will be worth the wait. Glad you enjoyed the article. Thanks for reading 🙂

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