Being an archipelago nation of just over 300 different islands, the geographic spread of Fiji can sometimes be a difficult thing for tourists to get their heads around. With Nadi international airport being located on one island, and your accommodation potentially being on a different island, how do you know where you’re going? Where you can go from where you’re staying? Or even, where are you in relation to the rest of the country?
So we’ve designed a map with all of the relevant locations and their accommodation. You can use this as a reference to see exactly where you are, or where you’d like to be in Fiji.
As we mentioned above, Fiji’s main international airport is located in Nadi, a township on the west coast of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu. Viti Levu is also home to two of Fiji’s most popular tourist spots, Denarau and the Coral Coast, both of which are within easy driving distance of Nadi’s airport. You’ll also find other well known tourist spots on Viti Levu like Suva (home to another smaller international airport) and Pacific Harbour. Depending on where you’re staying, after landing in Viti Levu, the way to get to your accommodation is either going to be by road, sea or air.
To the north of Viti Levu you’ve got the magnificent Mamanuca and Yasawa Island chains. These stunning strings of island speckle the ocean, with some of them hosting their own private resorts while others are completely deserted and protected from development by Fiji’s conservation programs. If you’re looking for the pure, idyllic scenes you may associate Fiji with from postcard imagery, then these outer islands are definitely where you want to be.
To the north east of Viti Levu is Fiji’s second largest island, Vanua Levu. Here you’ll find the popular tourist spot of Suvasuva where there are a couple of very nice resorts and hotels as well as a bevy of all the usual water activities you’d expect to find in the tropics. To the east of Vanua Levu is then Taveuni, an incredible jungle-cloaked island with its own set of incredible pristine beaches. Between Taveuni and Kadavu (an island to the south of Viti Levu), there is a smattering of dozens of islands, each differing in size, but all offering their own slice of paradise. If you want to explore as many islands as possible (you won’t be able to cover them all), there are plenty of options available to cruise to different spots by boat or seaplane, just remember which island you came from!