Actually, you can do Fiji on a budget

So you think your dreams of visiting
Fiji
are just that—a dream that will never come true? We’re
here to show you that this idyllic but famously distant and
expensive destination is quite a bit more accessible than you might
think.


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Getting there

Generally, cheapest flights into Fiji will go into Nadi
International Airport, the Fijian capital located on the main
island. Once there, it’s relatively easy to hop around the
country’s 300-plus islands. You can even buy a multi-day ferry
pass through tour companies like Awesome Adventures,
or save big on excursions booked directly through Cheap
Tickets.

Exploring

Set sail from Nadi and take a 7-hour
day cruise
($106) to snorkel the sparkling waters of Savala
Island, snuggle up during a cozy
sunset cruise
($81), up your spice game with a visit to a local
Nadi market and
cooking class
($76) or splurge with a
snorkel with sharks
($154). Whether it’s water, food,
culture, or history you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find
affordable tours and activities regardless of your personal
tastes.

Dining

Whether you’re aiming to stay on the main island, cruise
around the smaller islands, adventure in the forests and highlands,
snorkel the clear blue waters, learn about the history and culture
of Fiji, or just stuff yourself with tons of delicious seafood, you
should be able to do so on a relatively decent budget. If you’re
based in or near Nadi, consider dining at Tata’s Curry House or
Daikoku Restaurant. And if you’re in Pacific Harbour, definitely
don’t miss Skinny Bean Cafe—all solid budget options.

Staying

When you’re deciding where to stay, remember that there are
plenty of places to go besides the main island, though the main
island does offer convenience and solid home base. If you’re
looking for the quintessential Pacific beach hut vibe, the
Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay
will probably check all of the
boxes for you. There are plenty of different accommodation options
at this resort, but you can book a comfortable King Deluxe Room
with a lagoon view for less than $250 per night. It isn’t the
most inexpensive option on Fiji, but considering the natural draw
for vacationers, it’s an intermediate price for an exemplary
property.

Oarsman's Bay Lodge Fiji

Photo courtesy of Oarsman’s Bay Lodge

If you’re headed to the Yasawa Islands (an archipelago of 20
volcanic islands) as so many dream to do, we recommend checking out

Oarsman’s Bay Lodge
on Nacula Island. At this property, you
can snag a Deluxe Villa that includes one King bed and one Twin bed
for about $131 per night. Note that there is a compulsory
per-person charge for an onsite meal plan, but that means that
you’ll have meals taken care of for the duration of your stay.
Also, who doesn’t love a cornucopia of freshly-caught seafood? If
you want to get out and explore, it is easy to go hiking or biking
from this property, and you can go on ecotours or go adventuring to
nearby caves.

Some folks come to Fiji so that they can really get away, and if
that sounds like you, head to a tiny island off the east coast of
the main island.
Toberua Island Resort
includes a golf course, full-service spa,
and a private white-sand beachfront area. The property also has an
onsite restaurant and bar, and you can purchase a full breakfast
for a fee. The best part about this one is the price breakdown,
because you can get a Tropical Oceanfront Bure for about $208 per
night, and it can sleep four. Bring your friends to Toberua Island
for a fun week away and relax, visit Naililili Cathedral, and
explore the Colo-I-Suva forest park.

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