What is the best time to travel to Fiji?
Answering this question depends on your ability to cope with sultry, tropical conditions. For most people Fiji is stunning all year round – especially if you can afford to stay at one of the many luxury 4 and 5 star resorts on the mainland or throughout the outer islands.
Most resort operators (4-5 star) accommodate their guests in bures (bungalows) and air-conditioning is thoughtfully provided as an escape in the hotter months. Lagoon-style pools and cocktails in ocean breeze bars make Fiji Weather bearable in the wet season where the temperatures and rainfall combine to create high humidity.
Generally, the most comfortable months with the least rainfall and best weather are from May to September.
However, if you can deal with tropical heat it’s certainly worth visiting in the wet season. Don’t let the rain put you off. It is normally a welcome afternoon downpour that cools the air. Unlike drizzly, depressing weather in the Northern Hemisphere, Fiji’s tropical wet season has a mesmerising charm that can truly steal your heart.
If you want to escape to Fiji without experiencing the craziness of peak periods take note of the school holiday months in Australia and New Zealand which revolve around Easter time, June/July, September/October and then again over the Christmas period.
Although these high seasons can mean many families, Fiji’s nannies ensure to take care of the little ones in kids clubs. They are kept well occupied while adults enjoy resort facilities and island touring options. Having kids around is actually the charm of Fiji – it is veritable global village. But if you really must escape for a romantic kid free holiday there are plenty of “no kids allowed” resorts for you to choose from – they are more expensive for this reason.
To check out the monthly rainfall and temperature averages visit our Fiji Weather by Month page.