A South Pacific archipelago of over 300 islands, Fiji has turned from the mariner’s worst nightmare to the visitor’s best tropical dream. Called the “soft coral capital of the world,” Fiji is a great place to explore isolated beaches, soft coral reefs, and pristine volcanic forests. Get off the beaten track and explore this tropical haven thoroughly by booking your car today!
Fiji doesn’t witness much variation in weather year round, making it a summer-like escape virtually any time of the year. With that said, tropical storms are most likely to occur between November and April.
The official languages of Fiji are Fijian, Hindi, and English; while English is the language of government offices and is widely spoken in tourist areas, you may have some trouble finding English speakers off the beaten track, making some quick lessons in Fijian a great idea and a nice way to earn some respect from the locals.
The currency is the Fijian dollar and the time zone is Fijian Standard Time, GMT/UTC+13. It’s likely that many gas or petrol stations and other services will not take credit cards, so have some cash on hand!
You are likely to arrive by airplane at either Nadi International Airport or Nausori International Airport, Suva, both of which have rental car companies nearby. If you can’t book a rental car directly from the airport, ask your rental company if they can deliver the car for you when you arrive. There are car rental services in Lautoka and along the Sigatoka River, as well as at most major hotels.
Fiji’s main island is circumnavigated by a road called the Queens Road in the south and the Kings Road in the north. You can drive between Suva and Nadi in about three hours, and it takes about nine hours to circumnavigate Fiji’s main island as a whole.
Outside of popular tourist areas, roads in Fiji are in poor shape. Whenever driving, be alert for sudden changes in road quality and other obstacles on the road, especially the sudden appearance of animals or other drivers, many of whom are in quite a hurry. Driving at night is not recommended. Of the 3,300 kilometers of roads in Fiji, 1,200 kilometers are tar-sealed. Because of these conditions, many visitors to Fiji miss out on excellent sights and adventures because they’re not willing to drive! Get off the beaten track and make the most of your visit via automobile hire.