What is A BURE?
A bure is a thatched roof resort villa reflecting the style of a traditional Fijian village accommodation.
Are the accommodations primitive?
No, accommodations range from budget to luxury and 5-star with the amenities you would expect for a room costing anywhere from F$65.00 to F$500 twin share.
What is the weather like?
Fiji enjoys an ideal South Sea tropical climate and can get hot in the summer but seldom reaches above 35°C (96°F). Trade winds from the east southeast bring year long cooling breezes late afternoon and early evening.
When is the rainy season?
The season for our tropical rains is from December through February coinciding with our warmest summer months.
Is there air conditioning?
Yes, office buildings, banks, major retail outlets, boutiques, restaurants and major hotels offer air conditioning. Smaller mainland resorts and private island resorts offer either air conditioning or ceiling fans or a combination of both.
What clothing should I bring?
Dress is casual and informal throughout the islands. Visitors should bring a light tropical wardrobe including golf shirts, shortsleeve shirts, T-shirts, shorts and slacks for evenings. For women, summer dresses and lightweight skirts, slacks and blouses. The wraparound "sulu" (sarong) is Fijis most distinctive form of dress for women and men.
What language do the locals speak?
Fiji is an English speaking country.
Are there bikes to rent?
Yes, bicycles are available at major resorts and shops.
Is tipping required?
No. Actually, tipping is not encouraged in Fiji and it is left to the individual to determine whether to make a gratuity. In lieu of daily tipping, some resorts operate a staff Christmas fund where "tips" are shared.
Is the water safe to drink?
Yes, fresh water reticulated in Nadi, Suva, Lautoka and other major towns has been treated and is safe to drink from the tap. It tastes good too!
What documents do we need?
A valid passport for at least three months beyond the intended period of stay, plus a ticket for return or onward travel are required. Anyone travelling from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, USA, Europe and many other countries is granted an entry visa on arrival for a stay of four months.
What "shots" do we need?
Yellow fever and cholera vaccinations are only required if coming from an infected area as designated by the World Health Organisation. Fiji is free from malaria and other major tropical diseases that are endemic to most tropical countries.
Is FIJI safe?
Yes, Fiji has one of the worlds lowest crime rates, but prudence dictates that if carrying valuables, you check them in hotel/resort room safes or safe deposit boxes.
How long is the flight?
Coming west from Canada and Europe, youll stop in Los Angeles, and some flights out of Los Angeles and Canada stop in Honolulu. Air Pacific has four non-stops and Air New Zealand has one out of Los Angeles. Flight time from LA to Fiji is 10 hrs, Auckland to Fiji 3hrs, Sydney to Fiji 3hrs 50min. For more information on International flights click here.
Isnt Fiji really expensive?
Actually, Fiji is not expensive, particularly for Americans and Europeans since the 1998 devaluation of the Fijian dollar. The following are selected items in Fijian dollars: full American buffet breakfast ($12.00-$18.00), lunch (up to $16.00), dinner (up to $35.00), bottle of wine ($20.00), bottle of beer ($3.50), and cocktails from $4.00 at hotels and resorts. At restaurants and pubs, dinner ranges from $6.00 to $20.00 and a glass of beer from $3.00 to $5.00.
Do you have the bus times from Nadi Airport to Suva/Coral Coast/etc. ?
Yes click here to see times and costs.
How much do taxi's cost?
Click here for distances, times and costs for taxis
What ferry services are available and when do they run?
There are a number of companies that provide inter-island shipping services. Click here for ferry schedules.
What is the exchange rate of USD to FJD?
Approximately 2 Fiji dollars equals I US Dollar. For exact conversions click here to use our conversion utility.
What are the current statistics on tourism in Fiji and latest developments?
Click Here for visitor arrival statistics to Fiji and click here for the latest Bula News.