A wonderful place to visit year-round, the best time to visit Fiji is largely a personal preference. Depending on the kind of holiday you want to have and what you’ll want to do while here, the best time to visit Fiji may differ. Consider influences like weather, pricing and crowds when deciding the best time to visit Fiji for your holiday.
Peak and off-peak seasons may be one of the biggest factors affecting your decision on when to travel to Fiji as the most popular times are not only more expensive but are also the busiest. July to August is usually one of the busiest periods as many families choose to travel during the Australian and new Zealand winter school holidays. Over the Christmas/New Year period, the resorts are also often filled with families taking a break during the Southern Hemisphere summer holidays. If you’re travelling with the whole family, you might not have much choice however if you’re visiting with a group of friends, we recommend taking advantage of the off-peak deals and quieter islands in the low seasons (February, March, June, October & November). This is usually the best time for couples to visit, particularly if they wish to have peaceful, relaxing and romantic holiday.
Regardless of when you visit, we have a wide selection of Fiji resorts available all year round.
Being a tropical destination, Fiji weather is generally pleasant and fairly mild through the year, however you may notice the the wet and dry seasonal variations. Like most tropical climates, the wet season occurs during summer where high temperatures and increased humidity lead to higher levels of precipitation and in Fiji, an increased risk of cyclones. The summer wet season runs from November to March with temperatures in the low 30's and only dropping to a balmy 27 degrees Celsius overnight. Situated in the Southern Hemisphere, Fiji’s dry season occurs during the cooler months from May to September when temperatures remain warm enough to enjoy swimming, sunbathing and a range of Fiji’s most popular tours and activities.
Overall, the best time to visit Fiji is from late October to early November when the cost of getting and staying here has not yet reached its peak. During this period, the weather is dry, settled and warm and the beaches and resorts are far less crowded as school is still in.
Thanks to the spectacular year-round weather, there really is no bad time to surf in Fiji. Between November and March, tropical storms and cyclones from North Queensland create excellent waves and shorter swells, however, the wet season can bring strong winds and tropical rain. This is also the time where Fiji is less busy, and waves will be less crowded. If you are seeking out the best time to visit, you’ll find the most consistent swell (coming in as high as 8-10 ft) between the months of April and October.