Fiji Beaches
Paradise in the South Pacific

Fiji Beaches are among the most popular and renowned beaches of the world.

For many in America and Europe they may seem like a dream because of the distance, but once there, you’ll see personally that they are really some of the most beautiful and best beaches in the world.

The Beaches of Fiji among the best in the world

The Beaches of Fiji among the Best in the world

The Republic of Fiji

The Republic of Fiji is an island nation in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 2,000 km or 1,300 miles northeast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is surrounded by the following neighboring islands: Vanuatu to the west; French New Caledonia to the southwest; New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands to the southeast; Tonga to the east; Samoa, French Wallis and Futuna to the northeast and Tuvalu to the north.

The country comprises an archipelago of more than 340 islands of which more than a hundred are inhabited, besides an array of islets. The two major islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu accounting for close to 90% of the population of almost 850,000 of the country. Suva, the capital of Fiji, is located in Viti Levu Island and the population is located mainly around the coast.

Sunset on the tiny island of Nananu-i-Ra in Fiji

Sunset on the tiny island of Nananu-i-Ra in Fiji

Fiji Beaches

Most of the beaches are scattered throughout the islands, some of which are tiny coral atolls. Most of the beaches are located around quiet lagoons protected by coral reefs, ideal for snorkeling.

Viti Levu

  • Viti Levu’s Natadola Beach is, by far,  one of the best beaches of Fiji with excellent swimming and snorkeling and other activities like horse riding.

  • Nananu-i-Ra is a tiny island offshore of Viti Levu. It is surrounded by white sand beaches, mangroves and little bays. It is also renowned for windsurfing and diving. There are no villages or roads on the island and you may find there a few villas with mostly European residents.

Fiji Beaches

Malolo Beach in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji

Malolo Beach in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji

Mamanuca Islands

These are about 20 islands mostly very small and hilly surrounded by breathtaking beaches. They are located off the coast of Nadi Fiji and accessible by boat in a range of 20 to 90 minutes; or by plane in 10 minutes.

The Mamanucas are the center of tourism of the country and many beaches are taken by resorts that make sure that the beaches stay clean and perfect every morning. There are many beach water sports activities like kayaking, parasailing and snorkeling. There are still a few deserted islands that can be visited by boat from Nadi.

  • Qalito is a hilly island better known as the home of Castaway Island Resort is an amazing white sand beach which makes the Castaway one of Fiji’s most desired resorts.

Malolo Island one of the Islands of Fiji

Malolo Island one of the Islands of Fiji

  • Malolo Island has a lagoon deep enough for swimming and snorkeling. Besides the breathtaking white sands it features one of Fiji’s best beach bar.

  • Tivua Island is a small coral cay surrounded by a white sandy beach with just two simple wooden cottages. The island is used as a day trip destination by day, and offers absolute solitude at night. This is a wonderful down to earth experience on a beautiful island that takes just eight minutes to walk around.

  • Mana Island has beaches on both sides of the island but the south beaches are better and more protected from the winds. The beaches of Mana are just impressive.

  • Matamanoa Island is home to Matamanoa Island Resort. The sands and the lagoon are the perfect scenery for swimming and snorkeling.

  • Malololailai Island  is connected to the larger Malolo Island by a marshy isthmus, Malololailai is home to three resorts: Musket Cove Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort, and Plantation Island Resort. Although the lagoon is shallow, the beach in front of Lomani and Plantation Island resorts is one of Fiji's most picturesque, with coconut palms hanging over it in places.

A Beach in one of the Yasawa Islands of Fiji

A Beach in one of the Yasawa Islands of Fiji

Fiji Beaches on the Yasawa Islands

The beaches here are great for exploring and relaxing. This is a group of about twenty islands that can be reached by catamaran from Nadi in about two hours. The islands feature many resorts for all budgets.

  • Waya Island Fiji, in the southern part of the Yasawa Islands along with neighboring Wayasewa and Kuata Island, is Fiji's most beautiful island with fantastic hills, gorgeous beaches and picturesque bays.

  • Blue lagoon beach It is a world class beach fronting Blue Lagoon Beach Resort on Nacula Island is the best in Fiji. The curving strip of white sand reaches far out into the lagoon. The beach is great for swimming and snorkeling.

  • Nanuyalailai Island is located in the middle of the Yasawa chain and features a long stretch of beach fringed by palm trees. It is home to the Nanuya Island Resort on the west end of the island

  • Nacula Island features the inexpensive Oarsmans Bay Lodge. This is one of Fiji’s best beaches, a strip of white sand emptying into a lagoon great for swimming and snorkeling.

  • Yasawa Island is the northernmost island of the Yasawa chain. It has one big stretch of white sand divided by a huge rock in the middle and flanked by two villages

For more information visit Fiji Tourism Website

Wadigi Island with spectacular Fiji Beaches

Wadigi Island with spectacular Fiji Beaches

Southern Islands

  • Vatulele Island has some excellent fine white sandy beaches in secluded tropical surroundings. Other beaches in the section are:
  • Kadavu
  • Beqa
  • One mile beach
  • Nabukelevu beach
  • Alberts beach
  • Waisalima beach

Northern Islands

Some very attractive beaches backed by lush tropical rainforest like:

  • Matangi
  • Navakacoa
  • Laucala beach
  • Lavena walk

images credits for fiji beaches

yasawa island beach    doron
malolo beach    heinz albers
wadigi island    heinz albers
nananu I ra    herman luyken
yasawa island beach 1    isderion

all courtesy of wikimedia commons

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