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Best Time to Travel to Fiji – When to Book and Go

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A beautiful place to visit year-round, the best time to travel to Fiji totally depends on what you’re into. Depending on the kind of vacation you want to have and what you’ll want to do while here, the best time to visit Fiji may differ. 

Peak & Off-Peak Seasons

Peak and off-peak seasons may be one of the biggest thing to consider when planning a trip. The most popular times are not only more expensive but are also the busiest. July to August is usually one of the busiest periods because it’s a high time for families traveling during the Aussie and Kiwi winter school holidays. Over the Christmas/New Year period, the resorts are also often packed due to the Southern Hemisphere summer holidays. We recommend taking advantage of the off-peak deals and quieter islands in the low seasons (February, March, June, October & November). This is usually the best time to visit particularly for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

Weather

Being a tropical destination, Fiji weather is generally pleasant and fairly mild through the year, however you may notice the the wet and dry seasonal variations. Like most tropical climates, the wet season occurs during summer where high temperatures and increased humidity lead to higher levels of precipitation and in Fiji, an increased risk of cyclones. The summer wet season runs from November to March with temperatures in the low 30’s and only dropping to a balmy 27 degrees Celsius overnight. Situated in the Southern Hemisphere, Fiji’s dry season occurs during the cooler months from May to September when temperatures remain warm enough to enjoy swimming, sunbathing and a range of Fiji’s most popular tours and activities.

Overall, the best time to visit Fiji is from late October to early November when the cost of getting and staying here has not yet reached its peak. During this period, the weather is dry, settled and warm and the beaches and resorts are far less crowded as school is still in.

Surfing

Thanks to the awesome year-round weather, there really is no bad time to surf in Fiji. Between November and March, tropical storms and cyclones from North Queensland create excellent waves and shorter swells, however, the wet season can bring strong winds and tropical rain. This is also the time where Fiji is less busy, and waves are less crowded. If you’re looking for the best time to visit, you’ll find the most consistent swell between the months of April and October.

Diving

We’re obsessed with scuba diving in Fiji. Jean-Michel Cousteau has been quoted as calling Fiji the “Soft Coral Capital of the World” and for good reason.

399 species of soft and hard corals plus over 1200 fish species have created what may be the most colorful reefs in the world. An underwater topography that has caverns, canyons, swim-through, incredible wall dives, and frequent shark encounters.

November to late March is considered the rainy season/ typhoon or cyclone season/ winter. However, we actually think it’s a great time to go diving in Fiji. The air and water temperatures are still very warm and on most days the rain is short lived and does not make much of an impact. This is the low season so pricing is much better and resorts will be nearly empty. 

Where to Stay

Voli Voli is our absolute favorite resort. Although it is a two hour drive from the Nadi airport, it’s a beautiful, locally owned resort that is super laid back and incredibly accommodating. We’ve been all around the big island and we think it’s the best bang for your buck of anywhere else!

If you’re interested in travel to Fiji, join our group trip next year or reach out! We can plan a custom trip any time of the year!

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