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What is the best time of year to visit Fiji?
  • By: Alison
  • Posted Aug 6, 2018

What is the best time of year to visit Fiji?

Fiji is a fabulous, safe, friendly, divine tropical holiday destination year-round depending on your budget and what you want to get out of your time there.  Be it a flop and drop relaxing on the beach getaway or fun and active getting out amongst the locals or in the water you are guaranteed a good time as long as you have done your research so your expectations are met.

Once you are there, getting around is easy, fast and efficient with regular, daily domestic transfer flights.  The domestic terminal for internal flights is a short 2-minute walk from international.  

Fiji offers a warm tropical climate which makes it ideal for holidaymakers all year round, however, there is a reason that the busiest months for tourists are June to October as these are generally the driest with the most stable weather patterns.  Average yearly temperatures range from 26 degrees Celsius to 30C with average sea temperatures ranging from 26C to 29C.

I have attended many trade and travel shows all over Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and all around the world the first question most people ask when they realise I have intimate knowledge of Fiji is……” what is the best time of year to visit Fiji”?

Of course, the reason most people are asking this question is due to weather concerns as opposed to when the most cost-effective time is to travel to Fiji.

I have analysed both weather and cost-effectiveness in the hope of making the decision easier depending on your dreams and budget!

1.  Cost-effectiveness

Australia and New Zealand are the two biggest source markets to Fiji and with Fiji being such a tremendous family destination, it makes sense that the busiest times or high-seasons are over the school holidays around April, July, end Sept/early October and from the 22nd of December to the end of January.  These months being the most in-demand it goes without saying that they are also generally the most expensive months to travel to Fiji as space for a seat on the plane and a bure (bungalow) or hotel room becomes harder to find.

The shoulder seasons are a very good time to travel to Fiji if you want to avoid the crowds or for couples, honeymoons and groups.  May and June are popular months to get married in Fiji as these months fall in the shoulder season, as well as August to early September and mid-October to mid-December.

The off-peak season therefore from February to March is generally the cheapest and most cost-effective time to visit Fiji with demand lower due to the unstable weather patterns and higher rainfall.  As with all tropical climates, the mornings over these months start beautifully calm with winds picking up as the day progresses and the temperature climbs.  The clouds build up and by mid to late afternoon the heavens will open with tropical rain and thunderstorms, but they generally don’t last that long and are over within a few hours, leaving you to enjoy a calm evening as the wind dies back down again once the sun disappears for the day.

2. Weather

If you like......

Hot & Humid Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar
Wet & Stormy Jan, Feb, Mar, April
Windy June - October
Dry & Stable Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov
Warm Seas Oct - May
Longest Days/Daylight Saving Nov - Feb
Rainy & windy Feb - April
Cooler temperatures May - Sept

Flight Packages

If ever there was a landscape ideally suited to air travel, then the island paradise of Fiji must be it. Hidden tropical sanctuaries. Miles of pristine coastline and crystal clear water. Spectacular inland rainforests and mountain peaks. Pacific Island Air has got Fiji covered, with unique packages that will assure you of a spectacular experience you won't soon forget.

Heli/Quad Bike Adventure
Heli/Quad Bike Adventure

Heli/Quad Bike Adventure

Isa Lei (farewell in Fijian)
Isa Lei (farewell in Fijian)

Isa Lei (farewell in Fijian)

The Cloud 9 Day Trip
The Cloud 9 Day Trip

The Cloud 9 Day Trip

Sigatoka River Safari/heli
Sigatoka River Safari/heli

Sigatoka River Safari/heli

Your own private Island for the day
Your own private Island for the day

Your own private Island for the day

Castaway Island lunch
Castaway Island lunch

Castaway Island lunch

Yasawa Island Day Trip & Sawa-I-Lau Caves
Yasawa Island Day Trip & Sawa-I-Lau Caves

Yasawa Island Day Trip & Sawa-I-Lau Caves

Yasawa Island Overnight Package
Yasawa Island Overnight Package

Yasawa Island Overnight Package

Swim with Manta Rays
Swim with Manta Rays

Swim with Manta Rays

Malamala Beach Club Proposal/Celebration Day Trip
Malamala Beach Club Proposal/Celebration Day Trip

Malamala Beach Club Proposal/Celebration Day Trip

Seaplane Dolphin Watching Tour
Seaplane Dolphin Watching Tour

Seaplane Dolphin Watching Tour

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