When considering a holiday to Fiji, one of the questions that constantly arises is, ‘When is the best time to go?’. There’s a lot of factors that contribute to a reasonable answer for this question - the temperatures, peak tourism times, deals on accommodation and airlines. But really, there isn’t ever a bad time to visit Fiji – it’s an island paradise in the south pacific! But of course, everyone has their own ideas of what makes the best time to go on holiday, so here at Hoot Holidays we’ve outlined a couple of different times of year that offer you each of their own benefits.
July to September
This is easily the most popular time of year for tourists to travel to Fiji - and with good reason. With temperatures steadily sitting between 28 and 31 degrees through the day and a low level of precipitation, this time of year has the tropical climate you’d expect in dreams. This also means that there’s the greatest range of activities available. Jet skiing, golfing, kayaking, zip lining, snorkeling – everything you could want from a holiday to Fiji.
However, being the most popular time of year, it also means you’ll be contending with a lot of other holiday-makers for those beautiful Fijian sun rays. Being the peak season, it also means that resorts and hotels charge their highest rates at this time of year.
Being just on the shoulder of the dominant peak season, October is still an incredible time to be visiting Fiji. With average temperatures ranging between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius and a relatively low chance of seeing any rain, you can still enjoy the tropical island fantasy. Being outside of the peak time, you may also find that the price of accommodation and flights during October is lower than through the July to September period, and family holiday makers will be less in number.
May through June
Another shoulder season period, the months of May and June also have their fair share of perfect weather without the bustling crowds of tourists. With temperatures ranging between 19 and 30 degrees Celsius, there’s no shortage of beautiful Fiji sun. You’ve also got a much lower chance of any rain at this time compared to earlier in the year, so you probably won’t need to pack an umbrella!
Another plus to a May/June holiday in Fiji is that without all of the crowds, you’ll find the price for accommodation will be lower and you may be able to secure a great package on airfares!
November to April
This is the time of year that is considered to be Fiji’s wet season, or typhoon season. If you’re planning on being in Fiji at this time of year you’ll find that you experience rather high temperatures, as well as periods of short but intense storms. Average temperatures around this time of year range between 22 and 33 degrees Celsius, and with the large amount of rain, the air can be quite sticky and humid. On the plus side, with this not being the most popular time of year to travel to Fiji, the price on airfares and accommodation will be lower than any other time of year, and you won’t have to share the island with too many other tourists!
Even though there are varying seasons of popularity and climate in Fiji, any time you decide to go is bound to be a good time!