While the coastline of Viti Levu is scattered with many fine beaches, Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu is better known for its range of alternative beachside activities centered along the southern coast around Pacific Harbour, a 45-minute drive from the capital, Suva.
Viti Levu is the perfect island for adventurous couples looking for an active honeymoon destination.
From the ‘Adventure Capital of Fiji', it’s easy to explore the mountains and lush tropical wilderness of Fiji’s interior: hike the rolling grasslands of the Nausori Highlands, raft or kayak the tumbling Navua and Luva rivers or learn about traditional Fijian culture at the Fijian Arts Village.
To the west of Viti Levu, lies the Coral Coast, a region crowded with Fijian villages, cane fields, fringing coral reefs and beaches. Go swimming at Fiji’s famous Natadola Beach, tour the Sigatoka sand dunes or explore inland to discover former ‘cannibal’ caves, hill fortifications, wildlife preserves and swim in water holes beneath picturesque waterfalls.
North of Nadi, lies the picturesque Sunshine Coast, the mountainous Rakiraki region and the stunning white sand beaches of Nananu-i-Ra Island, renowned for scuba diving, wind surfing, kayaking and game fishing.
Natadola Beach – Dig your toes into this long crescent of soft white sand that shelves gently into the warm blue waters of Natadola Lagoon.
Unwind beneath shady palm trees, sunbathe on the wide beach, enjoy safe swimming at all tides, snorkel the reef at either end of the beach, body surf the waves, explore the beach on horseback and be pampered at the luxurious, boutique-style Natadola Beach Resort.
Natadola Beach is located on the east coast of Viti Levu, about an hour’s drive from Nadi airport – a perfect base to explore the mountains, rivers and native villages of Viti Levu.
Large 300-room hotels complete with multiple bars, restaurants and swimming pools compete with small intimate beach resorts – all perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Choose a luxury European-style hotel room or play at ‘Robinson Crusoe’ in a thatched-roof bure facing a sugar-white beach, with a range of creature comforts just a short walk away.
Viti Levu offers honeymoon couples a wide choice of 5-star resort accommodation, including the following…
Nanuku Auberge Resort
Location: Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu
Prices: from AUD1,509 per room
Description: Boasting rooms with private pools, a tour desk and free Wi-Fi, Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji sits directly on the beachfront. Guests here enjoy free water sport activities including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing and snorkelling. A free butler and nanny service is also available. Accommodation is air-conditioned and features a private patio with lovely sea views. It includes a flat screen IP TV with movies and both local and cable channels. The private bathroom has soft bathrobes, flip flops, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Lomana Spa and Wellness Centre offers a fitness centre with a personal trainer, a hair salon, a library and a games room. The on-site tour desk can arrange a variety of local sightseeing tours and activities including diving, river rafting and jet-ski tours. You can meet friends for a drink or a meal at The Kanavata Restaurant which serves delicious local and international cuisine. You can also relax poolside with a refreshing drink or cocktail at Wai Pool Bar. Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji is a 3-minute drive from Pacific Harbour Village, known as the adventure capital of Fiji and is great for surfing. Suva is a 45-minute drive away, and Nadi Airport is 2 hours' drive away.
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
Location: Natadola Bay, Viti Levu
Prices: from AUD378 per room
Description: InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is a luxurious resort nestled amongst lush tropical grounds. Located on the beachfront, it offers breathtaking views of Natadola Bay. Free in-room WiFi is included. All spacious rooms at Fiji Golf Resort & Spa feature a DVD player, a TV with Chinese TV channels, a minibar, kettle, bathrobe, bathtub, and hairdryer. Free morning newspapers are delivered to the room daily. Slippers and complimentary toothbrushes and toothpaste are included. Facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, 3 outdoor swimming pools, luxury spa and wellness centre, children’s club and an 18-hole championship golf course. There are Chinese speaking staff members and Union Pay credit cards are accepted. The resort has 3 restaurants each offering a range of high-quality meals. Guests can dine by the pool, or overlooking either the gardens or the lagoon. There are also 2 bars serving cocktails and other drinks. InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is a 40-minute drive from Nadi International Airport.
Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa
Location: Yanuca Island Sigatoka, Viti Levu
Prices: from AUD251 per room
Description: Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa is located on the exclusive and private Yanuca Island. All rooms boast stunning ocean views, a balcony, and free in room Wi-Fi. Guests enjoy a restaurant, bar and swimming pool. The property is situated on a pristine lagoon, surrounded by white sandy beaches. Each spacious air conditioned room features a TV and a bathroom with bathrobes, slipper and guest toiletries including a toothbrush and toothpaste. Free private parking is included. Chinese tea is provided in the rooms. Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort features an on-site fitness centre and a children’s playground. Set on a 109-acre island, the resort offers direct access to a 9-hole golf course. Relaxing treatments can be enjoyed at at the unique Chi The Spa Village, a spa and wellness centre in a secluded setting away from the main resort location. Among the many activities on offer are snorkeling, canoeing, fishing and diving. The resort is a 45-minute drive from Nadi International Airport.
Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa
Location: Denarau Island, Nadi
Prices: from AUD306 per room
Description: Boasting 1.5 kilometres of private beach, the luxurious Hilton Fiji Beach Resort offers spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. It features a day spa and 7 swimming pools, including an infinity pool and an adults only pool. Free WiFi is available in public areas around the property. All the rooms at the Hilton Fiji Resort are luxuriously appointed, with flat-screen cable TV with CCTV channels and DVD players. Each room is air-conditioned, and most also feature gorgeous ocean views. Slippers, a kettle and Chinese tea are provided in each room. Guests can work out in the fully equipped fitness centre. Local activities include fishing, jet skiing and parasailing. Children receive free access to the kids club. Union Pay credit cards are accepted and there are Chinese speaking staff at the property. Nuku offers Fijian specialities and international cuisine, while Maravu features Pan-Asian cuisine and stunning water views. L' Epicier Café serves a range of espresso coffees, pastries and gelato. Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa is located 8 minutes’ drive from Nadi and the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club. Nadi International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
Location: Sigatoka, Viti Levu
Prices: from AUD270 per room
Description: Situated on the beachfront, this 5-star luxury resort on Viti Levu island features a large outdoor swimming pool, day spa, 24-hour room service, plus 7 restaurants and bars. Set amongst 40 acres of palm trees and tropical gardens, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort offers modern air-conditioned rooms and thatched bungalows. Each features a refrigerator, PlayStation and cable TV. Facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, golf training facility, and free use of kayaks and snorkelling equipment. Bebe Spa features 7 treatment rooms with private open-air balconies and ocean views. Guests at The Outrigger Fiji can dine in award-winning restaurants or enjoy sunset cocktails by the beach. Fijian cultural activities include a kava ceremony and traditional Fijian fire walking show. Outrigger Fiji is a 1 hour drive from Nadi International Airport. Kids enjoy free meals from the children's menu and buffet between November 2015 and March 2016.
Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa
Location: Denarau Island, Nadi
Prices: from AUD454 per room
Description: Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji is an integrated resort complex with 6 swimming pools, 14 dining options, an 18-hole golf course and 10 tennis courts. This luxurious property enjoys a beachfront location at Denarau Island and is a 10-minute drive from Nadi Town. Free WiFi is available. All guest rooms include air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities and flat-screen satellite TV. The en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Slippers and a complimentary dental kit are provided. Guests can enjoy both motorised and non-motorised water sports on site. You can access the beach directly. There is also a day spa, a fitness centre and a hot tub. Meke Lounge offers exotic Cachaca sugarcane rum-based drinks, hand-rolled cigars and comfortable couches in a relaxed yet elegant setting. You can enjoy continental and cooked breakfast at the Ocean Terrace. Seasonal flavors can be sampled at Steakhouse by Peter Kuruvita. Fiji Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa is a 3-minute drive from Port Denarau Marina and a 20-minute drive from Nadi International Airport.
Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa Luxury Villas & Spa
Location: Denarau Island, Nadi
Prices: from AUD408 per room
Description: Enjoying a stunning beachfront location, Sofitel Fiji Resort & So Spa offers an exclusive island retreat. Guests have access to a large lagoon-style pool, day spa, 3 restaurants and the adults only Waitui Beach Club. Guests enjoy free WiFi in the rooms. Sofitel Resort Fiji Resort & Spa features 296 modern rooms, each with a private balcony overlooking the ocean. All are air-conditioned and include an LED TV, minibar and personal electronic safe. All the rooms have stunning ocean views. All rooms have slippers and complimentary toothbrush and toothpaste. Guests can try water sports activities such as snorkelling, or work out in the fully equipped fitness centre. Sofitel Fiji Resort & So Spa is located next to the 18-hole Denarau Golf Club. So Spa offers private spa treatments with an air-conditioned massage pavilion, open-air shower and outdoor spa pool. Enjoy a candlelight dinner overlooking Nadi Bay or order in room service. With 4 bars to choose from, evenings can be spent sipping cocktails in the moonlight.
Sheraton Fiji Resort
Location: Denarau Island, Nadi
Prices: from AUD406 per room
Description: Sheraton Fiji Resort boasts a waterfront location just 3 minutes’ drive from Port Denarau Marina. It offers an outdoor pool, direct beach access and a day spa. The guest rooms are beautifully furnished to create an idyllic South Pacific setting. All rooms include air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities and flat-screen cable TV. Slippers and a complimentary dental kit are provided. You can pamper yourself at the day spa or work out at the fitness room. There is also a swim-up bar, a tennis court and water sports facilities. Sheraton Fiji Resort is part of a 5 star resort complex and guests have access to shared facilities at adjacent properties, including 14 dining venues. Flying Fish Restaurant Fiji by Celebrity Chef Peter Kuruvita serves a selection of fresh seafood and seasonal delights. Head over to Feast Restaurant to enjoy buffet-style meals while enjoying the views of the resort’s pool. Chime Lounge and Bar features a charismatic lounge-style setting with a spacious dance floor and daily live entertainment. Fiji Resort Sheraton is 7 km from Nadi Town and a 20-minute drive from Nadi International Airport. It is 25 km from Garden of the Sleeping Giant.
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji
Location: Denarau Island, Nadi
Prices: from AUD386 per room
Description: This stylish beachfront hotel offers luxury rooms and suites with private balcony and free internet. Guests have access to a day spa, 18-hole golf course, open-air restaurant and 5 heated swimming lagoon pools. Guests enjoy free WiFi throughout the resort. Each room and suite features unique black-and-white photography showcasing the Fijian culture. All have LCD TVs with cable channels, plus views of the tropical landscaped gardens and swimming pools. There are slippers and a complimentary toothbrush and toothpaste. Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island offers a choice of 4 restaurants with international cuisine, tapas and Asian flavours. Guests can enjoy a range of cocktails and drinks at the poolside bar. Leisure facilities include a water slide, adults-only swimming pool, outdoor spa pools and 4 tennis courts. Babysitting services and a kids’ club are available. Harmony Retreat Day Spa offers a range of relaxing treatments. Radisson Blu Resort Fiji is only 5 minutes’ drive from Denarau Marina. Nadi International Airport is a 20-minute drive away. Union Pay is accepted at this property.
The best time to visit Fiji for a beach holiday is during the dry season from June through September, when the weather is mainly dry and sunny – temperatures average a high of 28°C (82°F), with an average low of 20°C (68°F).
However, anytime between mid-May and mid-October is good for a range of outdoor activities.
Fiji experiences a tropical climate, with a hot, humid and wet season from December to April and a slightly cooler, mainly dry season from June to October.
For more climate info: Fiji Weather Guide…
The most convenient route to Viti Levu is by air to Nadi International Airport (NAN), located on the west coast of Viti Levu, about 10km (7mi) north of Nadi, and about 190km (120mi) northwest of Fiji's capital, Suva.
An alternative airport is Nausori International Airport (SUV), also known as Luvuluvu, located 23km (14mi) northeast of Suva. Nausori Airport mainly services domestic interisland flights but also receives direct flights from Auckland, NZ and Sydney, Australia.
Fiji is located in the South Pacific, around 3000km (1864mi) east of Australia and around 2000km (1300mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
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Latest update: Viti Levu, Fiji: 9 September, 2022