The heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is blessed with 333 tropical islands that are home to happiness. In Fiji, ‘Bula’ is more than just a greeting. It’s a wish for good health, happiness and the energy of life. The Fijian people want to share their happiness and Bula Spirit with everyone at a time when the world needs it most. You will find it throughout Fiji 365 days a year, 24 hours a day regardless of what island you visit.
JANUARY – Be the first to welcome in the new year
The island of Taveuni sits on the International Date Line, making visitors to Fiji among the first in the world to welcome in the new year. Taveuni is considered the Garden Isle, with lush national parks and colourful marine reserves making up the majority of this island. There’s no better way to ring in a new year than being fully immersed in the country where happiness finds you.
FEBRUARY – Zip through the rainforest
Rainy season gives Fiji’s lush interior a glowing green hue that is best seen when zip-lining through the treetop canopies. The Coral Coast is the best place to soar through the treetops, take in 360-degree views, rappel down into hidden caves and experience Fiji’s laid-back vibes.
MARCH – Celebrate International Day of Happiness with Fiji’s Bulanaires
March is arguably the happiest month to visit Fiji, as the entire nation celebrates International Day of Happiness (March 20th). For the entire month, resorts all around Fiji nominate visitors as honorary “Bulanaires”, teach them about the ‘Bula Spirit’ and put on special events to highlight those Fiji feel-good vibes.
APRIL – Dive the soft coral capital of the world
Arguably the island of Vitu Levu’s best-kept secret, this region is full of rugged mountains, sparkling reefs and a haven for off-the-beaten-path adventure. The Bligh Water is rich with marine life and since the Covid-19 pandemic closed Fiji’s borders in March, Ra Divers have discovered over 30 new dive sites in the area!
MAY – Surf’s up at Cloudbreak
A top contender for Fiji’s most picturesque regions, the Mamanuca Islands is made up of world-class resorts, stress-free island-hopping connections and a colourful underwater world to explore. May is one of the best times to visit, as Cloudbreak gets world-class southerly swells that puts this break at the top of every surfer’s bucket list. After a morning of surfing, stop off at Cloud 9, a floating pizzeria, for an ice-cold Vanu beer and wood-fired pizza.
JUNE – Superfood gardens in bloom
Known as the Garden Isle of Fiji, visitors to the small island of Taveuni will easily find the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure through the colourful coral reefs and waterfall-laden forests. Starting in May, visitors can experience a flavourful experience of Fiji’s superfood garden and day club known as Gaiatree Sanctuary. The organic produce will be in full bloom and you can bask in the sunshine at this Fiji food forest as you indulge in an acai sorbet with papaya!
JULY – Hiking Fiji’s lush interior
Talanoa Treks – Fiji’s only dedicated hiking company – gets you off the beaten track and into Fiji’s lush interior of dramatic peaks, pristine forests, sparkling rivers, remote villages and unique history – and by going on foot you have the opportunity to experience the vibrant traditional culture that runs deep within Fijian society. They champion responsible tourism and work in partnership with the communities you visit to reduce the impact and maximise the benefits of your trip.
AUGUST – Humpback whale sightings
Fiji’s fourth largest island is often referred to as the “untouched Eden” and is the perfect tropical paradise to hide-out when you want to unplug and be in the moment. It is common during this time to spot humpback whales swimming past Kadavu as they spend their mating season playing within the Great Astrolabe Reef.
SEPTEMBER – Yasawa Islands – manta ray migration
Find bliss under one of the many palm trees scattered throughout the northern archipelago of the Yasawa Islands. Time only matters when it comes to catching the pastel sunrises and sunsets. Every year between May-October large migrations of manta rays dance through the channels between the islands of the Yasawas and visitors can swim with them.
OCTOBER – Cruise through untouched islands during Fiji day!
Adorning Fiji’s eastern border, the fabulous Lau Islands are about as far-flung as it gets in Fiji. If you’re one of the lucky few who make it to Lau, you’ll be rewarded with some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful islands in Fiji. Captain Cook Cruises run expeditionary cruises through the islands at this time of year, perfect for those seeking uncrowded places and enabling you to find the hidden corners of Fiji. What’s more, October 10th is Fiji Day, so wear blue and celebrate with the crew and local villagers for something you’ll never forget!
NOVEMBER – Explore Fiji’s cacao farms
Experience the entire bean-to-bar chocolate-making (and tasting!) experience at KokoMana’s chocolate farm in Savusavu, Vanua Levu. Get a hands on tour of how KokoMana grows cocoa under best-practice environmentally sustainable conditions. The orange cacao beans aren’t the only thing that is colourful on the islands in November. Diwali takes place on the 4th of November in 2021 and the night skies will be lit up by fireworks.
DECEMBER – Gift yourself a wellness experience
Give yourself the gift of a wellness experience for Christmas. Reconnect with your partner while the kids are adored by your resort nanny or kids’ club, feel rejuvenated with sunrise yoga, revitalise your immune system with holistic meal plans and recharge your soul with the ability to disconnect from the outside world.