With Fiji only a hop, skip and a jump from Australia the happy holiday haven in the heart of the sunny South Pacific is the perfect position for a beach break.

Picture this. You leave an east-coast airport on a gloomy Australian day and just a few hours later you’re sitting in the Fijian sunshine with feet in the sand, cocktail in hand, and the locals are sending the first friendly smiles your way.

No, it’s not an impossible dream, it’s just the typical Fijian travel experience.

The location a four-hour flight from Aussie has long topped the list of lands to love when planning a beach break and that’s because there’s something for everyone from fab family-friendly resorts to luxurious locations boasting all the creature comforts.

VIVA! Holidays is the Fiji expert with the company that has more than 30 years’ experience in the vacation business clued up on all the best settings around this South Pacific paradise for exceptional island escapes.

There are VIVA! Holidays deals – including Fiji Airways airfares – on sale until December 15 and the team’s Fiji specialists have secrets to share on how to do Fiji, with something to tantalise every travel taste.

 

HOW TO … HAVE A LITTLE “US” TIME

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Fiji is stacked with tranquil adults-only resorts where those escaping sans little tackers can log out in a most romantic region.

Namale Resort & Spa is one exclusive address, occupying what was once a coconut plantation in a peaceful corner of Vanua Levu island, with this all-inclusive property boasting just 19 bures as well as a spa on the edge of the Koro Sea and two onsite restaurants.

 

HOW TO … FIND THE FAMILY FUN

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Those with kids in tow need look no further than Denarau Island for places to perch with the holiday haven a stone’s throw from Nadi International Airport home to a handful of relaxed family-friendly resorts.

There’s everything from hotel rooms to luxury villas, resorts have kid’s clubs and big swimming pools, dozens of tour operators depart Denarau on day trips when it’s time for exploring, and loads of restaurants promise dining diversity.

 

HOW TO … EMBARK ON AN ADVENTURE

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Fiji has a well-earned reputation for hosting stop-and-flop holidays, but there’s also heaps happening for those keen to indulge in a little – or perhaps a lot – of adventurous activity.

Snorkelling, sailing, surfing are the obvious options but there’s everything from mountain biking and horse riding to deep-sea fishing and kayaking with fantasy locations like Tavoro Waterfalls in the Bouma National Heritage Park the spot to feel like castaways in Taveuni Islands’ tropical jungle.

 

HOW TO … LIVE IT UP IN LUXURY

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The rich and famous have long been flocking to Fiji when it’s time to unwind with the destination boasting an inventory of high-end hotels renowned for regarding guests like royalty.

But holidaymakers seeking a more accessible version of island style are also well looked after with the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Shangri-La Fijian Resort & Spa, and the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa spots promising barefoot luxury that won’t bust the budget.

 

HOW TO … SPEND SOME TIME AT SEA

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Fiji is made up of more than 3000 islands – around one-third of those inhabited by welcoming locals proud of their colourful culture – so a small-ship cruise is essential for seeing something away from the more significant settlements.

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji is one of the best with the MV Reef Endeavour, a boutique boat that carries just 130 passengers, completes regular three and four-night voyages to the Yasawa Islands as well as week-long expeditions that venture further to savour the quiet communities and empty beaches in more remote regions.

 

Get your VIVA vibes on!

Contact VIVA! Holidays on 13 27 87 or visit their website.

 

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Written by Sarah Nicholson, KARRYON contributor

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