Fiji – for romance, families, adventure & wellness! OPENING to USA Travelers – December 2021
Just a 10-hour flight from San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA or a 5-hour flight from Honolulu, Fiji’s 330 paradise islands are welcoming visitors from the US once again on December 1, 2021.
We say: ‘Just 2 meals, 2 movies and a nap’ and you’ll arrive into the main international airport of Nadi before you know it!
The ‘Care Fiji Commitment’
The Care Fiji Commitment is a destination-wide assurance that Fiji is ready to welcome travelers to its shores in a post COVID-19 world. It is Fiji’s commitment to traveler safety: a program developed to include enhanced standards of safety, health protocols and measures so that Fiji can safely welcome back international visitors.
By committing to the program, businesses follow key steps to ensure they have a COVID Action Plan in place and staff is trained in COVID mitigation best practice.
**Currently, (as of 2021) to enter Fiji, you will need proof of vaccination along with a negative COVID test. A second test will be required 48 hours upon arrival, and your resort will help with scheduling an appointment for you. Of course, these requirements can change at any time, so check with our travel agent specializing in Fiji, for updated information.
When is it a great time to visit Fiji? With a temperate 79 to 88 degrees year-round, it’s always a great time to visit Fiji!
- May to October is the dry season – but can be pricey for resorts stay, especially during July to September.
- November to April is Typhoon season – it does get humid and hot, but you can save a lot on flights and resort stays.
The Fijian dollar is approximately $2FJD to our $1USD. No VISA’s are currently required for US or Canadian citizens. No tipping is required or expected.
For the romantic:
Fiji has many resorts that are adults only. Take a picnic basket and explore a secluded private island or swim beneath a roaring waterfall. Take a scenic flight, snorkel with manta rays or whales. Sail away! Blessed with reliable trade winds between March and October, sailing into a tropical sunset is quite possibly the most romantic thing you can do in Fiji. Only a 15-minute drive from Nadi International Airport, yachts depart from Port Denarau for day trips to nearby islands or late afternoon for leisurely sunset sails. You can explore the islands by small ship or plot your own course through the islands on a yacht charter.
Made for families, they can take advantage of the many villages and immerse them in the Fijian culture. Or enjoy a week of fun at the ‘Bula Festival’ in July. What makes Fiji radiate with the warmest emotions and most positive vibes for families? Watching and cuddling cute animals, of course! Some are so sweet that you won’t stop smiling as your kids squeal with delight. They will interact with dozens of amazing creatures.
Health and Wellness
Embrace the whole-body wellness. Take a moment to leave the world behind and be transformed by Fiji’s natural elements for ultimate relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation.
Solar-powered Six Senses Fiji in the Mamanuca Islands embraces wellness to enhance the body as well as the planet. Just a 45-minute boat ride from Port Denarau, Six Senses offers a program of health-oriented activities like private yoga classes, detoxifying spa therapy treatments and invigorating hilltop hikes.
Their cocktail menu is on-point too with kombucha and limoncello combinations and a signature Living Cocktail featuring probiotics and tonics. Actual ‘soul-drinks’ to share with your soulmate.
For the more adventurous
Experience sand boarding or surfing the big waves. Try the Bilibili Rafting, the unique Fijian raft made of bamboo poles. Walk or hike on the scenic trails with unbelievable landscapes as the backdrop. Or plan a driving trip through some unforgettable, stunning scenery. Fishing is another great way to spend the day, along with scuba diving along the reefs. Still more adventurous, are off-road experiences through the lush, tropical rainforests of Fiji.
Get behind the wheel of their cool dune buggies that lead you over muddy rural roads and through a whole lot of green. You’ll see a hidden side of Fiji!
Come see us at the Portland Bridal Show, January 22 & 23, and chat with our Fiji Ambassador Specialist!
We appreciate your continued support of small businesses like ours. Please know our commitment to providing the best vacations will never waver, nor will our commitment to you, our valued Travelers.
Joyce Bates is the owner of Sun Connections Travel & Cruises, the ‘go to’ travel agency for all occasions. For more information on this subject or to book your next trip, visit www.sunconnections.com or call 503-655-4850.
* Travel Layaway plans available! *