NZ to Fiji Holidays
Here in New Zealand, we have certainly been blessed with low rates of COVID in the community and the ability to go about our daily lives much of the time. Fiji has also been lucky during the pandemic, remaining untouched by COVID. This has us dreaming of the day we can once again travel to the beautiful Fiji Islands in 2021.
What’s not to love about Fiji – the weather is superb, there are miles of pristine beaches, the water is warm and is abundant with colourful marine life, the locals are welcoming and friendly, and the food is deliciously fresh.
How long does it take to fly from New Zealand to Fiji?
It’s a leisurely 3 hour flight from New Zealand to Fiji. Consider it the perfect reward for a rough 2020 / 2021.
- Fly from Auckland to Fiji : 3 hours, 8 minutes
- Fly from Wellington to Fiji : 3 hours, 44 minutes
- Fly from Christchurch to Fiji : 3 hours, 55 minutes
What is Fiji doing to protect New Zealander tourists from COVID?
The Care Fiji Commitment is a destination-wide program to assure travellers that Fiji is a COVID safe destination to choose for their next holiday.
The Care Fiji Commitment is a destination-wide assurance that Fiji is ready to welcome back travellers to its shores in a post COVID-19 world.
It is a program developed to restore and increase consumer and trade confidence in travelling to Fiji.
It builds on the success of Fiji’s containment of the virus and gives industry the tools they need to operate safely and aligned with the Government’s COVID-19 Safe Guidelines.
The program’s vision is that the Care Fiji Commitment is visible to travellers pre and during their visit to give them absolute confidence that Fiji is ready to welcome back visitors.
Our pick of the best resorts in Fiji
Best adults-only resort in Fiji
Tokoriki Island Resort
Whether it’s a 3-day getaway or something longer, you can’t go past Tokoriki Island Resort for an adults-only Fiji getaway. Famous for being the most romantic resort in Fiji, their child-free environment provides peace and quiet for couples to escape and reconnect.
Fiji’s most awarded child free boutique resorts, Tokoriki Island Resort exudes genuine hospitality that is rarely seen in the world today. You’ll receive warm and attentive service without being intrusive.
The resort offers a range of accommodation including Beachfront Bures, Beachfront Pool Bures and Beachfront Pool Villas. All accommodation has amazing views and is furnished in a fusion of contemporary style and Fijian design.
You’ll enjoy many dining options and the daily meal plan includes full buffet & a la carte breakfast (including free-flow French sparkling wine), 2 course lunch, afternoon tea and a 3 course dinner in the restaurant or terrace. The Meal Plan also includes a ‘Taste of Fiji’ buffet on Wednesday evenings.
Located in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands group, you’ll love exploring Nature’s wonderland with some of the best diving in the world. The resort operates a fully equipped PADI 5 Star Gold Palm dive facility and has an environmentally friendly approach with a ‘no touch’ policy on all dives.
Tokoriki is perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, renewal of vows, proposals and elopements. With intimate beach weddings, a barefoot elopement on the beach or an idyllic island proposal. Tokoriki is a stunning resort to experience and the perfect backdrop for lifelong memories.
Best eco-resort in Fiji
Jean Michel Cousteau Resort
With an environmentally responsible ethos, Jean Michel Cousteau is one of the best eco-resorts in Fiji, undoubtedly the South Pacific. The resort effortlessly combines luxury, culture, discovery, marine conservation, fine cuisine and life-enriching experiences. Once at the resort you will be amazed by its beauty and serenity.
Family-friendly with one of Fiji’s most award-winning kids clubs, yet ideal for couples seeking romance. Set amongst lush tropical landscapes a holiday at Jean Michel-Cousteau will delight guests of all ages.
The resort deliberately limits Wi-Fi so it’s the ideal tech escape for guests wanting to reconnect and get back in touch with all the wonders of nature. Pick the brains of the resort’s resident marine biologist to learn all about the regions marine life. The dive centre caters to all experience levels. Join the island’s Medicine Walk to learn about traditional Fijian herbal medicine. Make sure you take advantage of the five complimentary off-site excursions each week including daily family and adult boat snorkelling trips with a resident marine biologist, waterfall excursions, village and market visits.
There are 25 bures plus the upmarket Presidential Villa for groups and larger families.
The accommodation at Jean Michel-Cousteau Resort Fiji includes a number of generous inclusions including all a la carte meals, non-alcoholic beverages, specialty loose leaf teas, afternoon espresso coffees, afternoon tea, yoga, daily wash and fold laundry.
Included in your stay is Fiji’s most awarded Bula Club. Featuring fun, exploration and educational games, the Bula Club is founded on the mantra of expanding children’s horizons whilst helping them better understand and appreciate the world around them while learning how they can conserve and protect it.
Teenagers too are not forgotten and the teenage program at JMC will keep even the most difficult teenager happy and entertained.
With Nannies included for each child under 5 and a buddy system for older children parents are able to indulge in a little “me time” knowing that their children are happy and well protected.
Best family resort in Fiji
Castaway Island Resort
Castaway Island covers 174 acres of rich tropical rainforest surrounded by white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and azure South Pacific waters. This picture-perfect, family friendly Fiji resort is enhanced by the genuine warmth and hospitality of their family of staff who welcome guests back year after year to experience the magic that is Castaway.
Whether on sand, land, in or under water, the Fiji Islands offers a vast array of activities and things to do. Castaway is situated in the heart of the Mamanuca Islands group and can cater for all active or more sedentary pursuits. Whether it is surfing at Cloudbreak, drifting off during a blissful massage, or simply enjoying our pristine coastline, there truly is something for everyone.
The resort offers traditionally inspired individual bure accommodation with stylish and spacious interiors. For larger families, Castaway Five* concept features bures configured with an additional full-size single bed (or cot as required). Additionally, the three bedroom Family Beach bure sleeps up to ten persons offering two king beds, six single beds and two bathrooms. The Grand bure is configured to sleep up to 6 persons with 1 king bed and 4 single making it great for families with many kids or friends travelling together. All bures are newly renovated and feature quality inclusions throughout
The free Castaway Kids Club is a place of fun. Supervised daily adventures and educational games with a distinctive Fijian flair run throughout the day and into the evening. Designed for children 3 years and over, the Kid’s Club offers fully supervised activities from 9:00am to 4:00pm and then from 5.30pm to 10:00pm daily. If preferred, babysitters are also available throughout the day and evening at a nominal charge.
Best honeymoon resort in Fiji
Vomo Private Island
Vomo is so beautiful it almost seems like a mirage it’s so pristine and perfect. Located in the magnificent Yasawa Islands chain, you’ll marvel at the long stretches of white sand beaches and crystal clear azure water.
Vomo Island Fiji is the epitome of luxury combined with all the modern elements you might wish for on your five star Fiji holiday.
There is a purpose-built Adults Only zone for all-day indulgence. With an expansive deck, large pool, cocktail bar and restaurant, The Rocks is where the adults choose to be. Never crowded, you can choose either a sun lounge, comfy cabana, submerged swimming pool seat, or simply float in the pool all day. There is no better place in the South Pacific to watch the sunset than at The Rocks.
The beautifully renovated, luxury accommodation includes Beachfront Villas, Hillside Villas, Beachfront Havens (freestanding with no neighbours) and private residences.
All Vomo accommodation includes daily meals, a selection of non-alcoholic beverages in your mini bar, at the restaurant and bars, wifi internet in your villa and throughout the resort complex, use of non-motorised water sports and activities including daily snorkelling trips, 9 hole, par 3 chip and putt golf, tennis, croquet, volleyball, gym and Vomofit sessions, daily wash and fold laundry, weekly hosted management cocktail party with Meke performance and Kava ceremony. The residences also include a butler service.
The resort describes their meals as “Cleansing Cuisine” and that’s exactly what it is. Vomo’s head chef Michael Fosbender comes from Christchurch so has a first-hand appreciation of the Kiwi palette. Michael oversees the resort garden and orchards which flourish with local produce including herbs, pawpaw, banana, pomegranate, dragonfruit, mango and much more. Straight from the vine to your plate – you don’t get any fresher than that!
Need help planning your Fiji holiday?
No-one knows the extraordinary Fiji Islands like we do
We are specialist Fiji travel agents located in New Zealand and can organise every aspect of your holiday, wedding, honeymoon or corporate event in Fiji. Whether your planning a family holiday, romantic escape, adventurous vacation or group getaway, we are here to help. Our Fiji travel experts have been travelling to Fiji for decades and know everything about this beautiful tropical paradise. We know exactly which resorts will suit your specific requirements and budget.
We know that an off-the-shelf holiday package may not suit your requirements. Perhaps you want something unique and personalised? That’s why our Fiji travel specialists are different from other companies. We believe that every holiday should be special. It’s because we love Fiji so much that we dedicate ourselves to tailor-making the Fijian holiday of your dreams.
Additionally, we are Fiji Matai specialists. To achieve this accreditation, a travel agency must be knowledgeable about Fiji’s tourism products and can create an enhanced Fiji experience for their travel customers. The Fiji Matai program, created by Tourism Fiji, provides the international travel industry with knowledge about Fiji and it’s tourism industry.
When you work with our expert Fiji travel agents here at Forever Fiji New Zealand, you can sit back, relax and dream in anticipation of your amazing Fiji holiday as we do all the planning for you.
Don’t hesitate to contact our specialist Fiji travel agents when planning your holiday to Fiji from anywhere in New Zealand (indeed the world). We’re here to help and are happy to share our knowledge and expertise of the beautiful Fiji Islands to ensure your vacation is one you’ll cherish for decades to come.