Getting Around

Inter-island Air

Air Fiji and Sunflower Airlines fly from Nadi's International airport direct to many dive destinations. There are also direct flights from Suva.

Air Fiji offers direct domestic flights between Nadi and Suva (Nausori), Savusavu and Taveuni. Suva is a hub and can reach all destinations. Connections from Nadi through Nausori may be necessary depending on your schedule and daily loads.

Sunflower Airlines also operate between popular dive destinations of Taveuni, Kadavu and Savusavu. Direct flights from Nadi to these areas are available. Flights through Labasa from Nadi to Taveuni are also possible but adds travel time.

Counters at Nadi and Nausori airports open at 5 am. Allow 30 minutes prior to flight time to check-in. Because of the size and subsequently limitations on the amount of luggage which is able to be uplifted, baggage allowance is limited to 44 lbs (20kg). However, for group bookings additional free baggage allowance may be requested. Excess luggage cost in most cases is under FJ$1.00 per pound. If you are on a long trip and carrying excess baggage, you may find it convenient to store it at the airport in Nadi.

Pacific Island Amphibious Seaplane flies direct from Nadi to individual island resorts including Matagi, Moody's Namena and Rainbow Reef Resort. Being able to fly directly to the remote island resort is a convenient and less time consuming than domestic airlines with taxi and/or boat transfers. They also offer sight-seeing flights providing an opportunity to photograph at low altitudes and through open windows.

Inter-island Air Pass

U.S. passengers can obtain an "Air Pass" before leaving the United States. Air Fiji offers Air Passes that permit four flight segments for $270 USD. Additional flights are priced at $90 USD. Domestic segments purchased within the country may sometimes be less. Similar air passes offers are available from Australian and New Zealand travel agencies.

Taxi & Bus Service

Scheduled bus service is available throughout the larger islands and the fares are very low. When traveling with luggage especially heavy dive and photographic gear, it is more convenient to use taxi services. Fare which are already the lowest in the South Pacific, are somewhat negotiable especially if long distances are required. All day services can also be obtained for very little extra. This allows you to travel to your next location while having the opportunity to stop along the way for photographs, food or a special excursion.

Rental Cars

Rental cars are very expensive and unless you need to get to remote areas, taxis are a better alternative. The rough road conditions and right-hand-drive roads may make driving risky so insurance should definitely be obtained. A valid drivers licence is required.

Rental cars are available at international airports and major resorts, and are easily arranged from all hotels and motels. Companies include: Avis Rent, Budget, Central Rentals Limited, Hertz, Khans Rental Cars, Kenns, Sharmas, Thrifty Rentals and Roxy Rentals. Rental cars are also available in Vanua Levu and some outer islands by arrangement.

On the Viti Levu, there are good phphalt highways from Nadi northeast to Rakiraki and southeast along the Coral Coast to Suva. They take 3-4 hours depending on weather. Work now in progress will complete major sections of the Queen's highway from Suva to Rakiraki. This will eventually allow for an easy circumnavigating the island but today remains a slow, bumpy, dusty road that should not be attempted in the rain.

Scheduled & Chartered Boats

Ferries travel between the major islands and are slow but inexpensive. Unless you are on a low-budget and have a lot of time, these are not recommended. It may be necessary to take a boat to the island resort. These arrangements are generally made by the resort which can also arrange taxi service to the boat landings.