If you are short on time and want to see the best of the islands that Fiji has to offer, you have a choice of two domestic fixed-winged airliners (Fiji Link and Northern Air), both have weekly set timetables with regular flights (the downside is they get booked out very quickly, so some preplanning may be necessary). Fiji Link and Northern Air have daily flights to most of the major Fiji islands, flying to the Mamanucas, the Yasawas, Savusavu, and Labasa every day. Many other smaller islands also have airstrips, that are also serviced by privately owned fixed-wing airplanes, seaplanes, and helicopters offering relaxing transfers and scenic tours across the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands.
Land Based Transport
On the larger islands, public transport is extensive with many options available, (regular schedules), with regular open-air buses, and mini-van services, offering an ideal opportune way to get around and mingle with the locals. Cheap and inexpensive, you can find bus stations in most downtown areas. Taxis are also a good way to travel around Viti Levu, Taveuni, Vanua Levu, and Ovalau and see the sights. Sharing taxis and cabs with other people is an effective way of keeping the price down.
Car Rentals – If you are the adventurous type, renting a car or motorcycle is wonderful to get around as it lets you take in the surrounding areas at your own pace and time. International Rental cars such as Avis, Budget, and Hertz are available, with local Fijian companies offering very competitive and equally high-quality rentals and professional standards. The thrill of exploration is within us all. We are born with a sense of adventure, and a desire to learn new things. While in Fiji, there truly is no better way to embrace your ‘explorer spirite’ than to head out on the road and experience many of the spectacular and charming treasures that our beautiful island nation has to offer.
Coach Transport – If you wish to be transported to your resort in an air-conditioned coach in a timely fashion, there are two main coach companies (Sunbeam and Pacific Transport) that travel up and down Viti Levu’s two main highways (Kings and Queens Road), They debark every few hours throughout the day. (Service is less frequent but available on the weekends as well) The average price to get from Nadi to Suva is around $F20 per person one way. With this in mind, you can explore Fiji at a price that won’t break the bank.
Transfers – Fijian land-based transfers, allow you to start your journey of exploration and discovery, by transporting you safely from the airport to your chosen destination. With the award-winning world-class hospitality, quality of service, and the bula smile, the transfer create a seamless transition, providing you with the opportunity to get to your accommodation, disentangle from the cumbersome suitcases and bags into your suite, and start your holiday within minutes of arriving.
For those with plenty of time on their hands getting around Fiji by boat is a must and in some instances the only way to travel, with ferry services linking Viti Levu to all the other island groups.
Ferries and Water Taxis – The joy of cruising the sparkling emerald and azure waters that joins Fiji’s 330 islands is not just in the pleasure of experiencing untrammeled beauty but also in the realization of childhood dreams of faraway places. The range and scope of day cruises include dolphin-watching tours, game fishing, snorkeling trips, and many more. For those with plenty of time on their hands getting around Fiji by boat is fantastic, with ferry services linking Viti Levu to all the other island groups. These inter-island ferries carry passengers, cargo, and vehicles with onboard food and beverages available. The only downside to traveling by inter-island ferry is that they are not very punctual and most boats do not leave or arrive at the appointed hour. This can be especially difficult if you are hard-pressed for time. So during your adventures please bear this in mind.