The main island of Viti Levu is home to three quarters of Fiji's population. This is the island of choice for many first-time visitors and is also the most developed. Head south from the town of Nadi along Queens Road to explore unspoiled wilderness, or visit local villages. This Coral Coast is where you’ll find the most popular international resorts.
If you don't feel like traveling too far, Denarau Island's magnificent resorts and golf course are just fifteen minutes drive from Nadi Airport.
The Mamanuca Islands are just off the west coast of Viti Levu and are an easy boat trip from Port Denarau. Many of Fiji's top resorts can be found here and the islands are a classic South Pacific paradise, with palm-fringed interiors and sparkling beaches. Enjoy the action on tiny Beachcomber Island, which is known as Fiji's party destination. Popular with a younger crowd, there is a heavy emphasis on relaxation and water activities.
Head northwest from Viti Levu to the Yasawa Islands, which are well known for their rugged interiors and miles of hiking paths. The surrounding reefs are great for scuba diving. See the site where Blue Lagoon was filmed on Nanuya Lai Lai Island, or visit a traditional village on Nacula Island. From May to October you can swim with gentle manta rays in the passages around Nanuya Balavu Island, or snorkel in the protected bays and reefs on Viwa Island. If you're looking for seclusion, visit Kuata Island where you are more than likely to have the beach all to yourself.
The best time to visit Fiji is April to November, but the year round average temperature is in the mid-eighties (around 29ºC) with the water temperature around 82ºF (27ºC). No matter what time of year you visit the weather will always be as warm as the welcome.