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Best Time To Visit Fiji (Beautiful Weather & Exciting Activities)

Nicole Abbott

Nicole Abbott, Updated September 23, 2022

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Fiji is known as one of the best islands for a paradise getaway. When you vacation here, you’ll be taken back by the island’s natural beauty culture. You’ll know exactly what it means to be on Fiji Time during your trip.

The best time to visit Fiji is during the dry season from the months of May through September. Not only will you get cheaper flights during this time, but you’ll enjoy clear skies with a slight chance of rain and hotter temperatures. May is right before peak season begins so you’ll even be able to avoid crowds.

If you’ve added Fiji to your list as a top island getaway, you’ll be curious when the best time to visit is. While on your vacation, you’ll want to know about the weather and any activities to add to your daily list. Let’s dive into the best time to visit Fiji.

Worst Time to Travel to Fiji

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When traveling to Fiji, you’ll want to take into consideration the current season and climate conditions. The worst time to travel to Fiji is in January and February because of the rainy season and the risk of cyclones.

There technically isn’t a bad time to visit Fiji, but if had to choose, January and February would be it. Not only is this during the rainy season, but these months get some of the hottest temperatures. January also correlated with the European holiday when schools are on break.

During this time, you’ll even see the price of hotels and airfare increase. If you’re traveling during this time, remember to book at least three months in advance to get the best rates. Keep in mind that in January and February there is always the risk of tropical cyclones which could pose delays on boat and plane rides.

When is the Cheapest Time to go to Fiji?

The cheapest time to visit Fiji is from January to May. This is considered Fiji’s wet season and tourists’ low season. The low season is considered the months of December through May.

Except for the last two weeks of December, you’ll find cheaper flights during this time. The cheapest days to fly during this time are Tuesday and Wednesday. The cheapest airport to fly to is going to be Nadi International Airport where you can find flights for as low as $700.

If you’re looking for when to find cheaper accommodations, you’ll want to book through Fiji’s wet season as well. However, be careful during the holiday season as prices will increase for a brief time. In February, you can find rooms for as low as $60 per night.

What Time of Year is the Best Weather in Fiji?

When planning your vacation to Fiji, you’ll want to go when the weather is permitting and deals are at their lowest. Below, we discuss the weather by month so that you can choose the best time to visit for you and your family.

January: Fara Festival

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Temperatures average 88 degrees during January in Fiji
. Certain areas of the islands will see as little as six inches of rain and even top thirteen inches in some parts. In general, the month of January experiences very heavy rainfall, warm temperatures, and only some sunshine.

If you’re traveling during January, you’ll want to pack lightweight clothing and rain gear. During this month, the islands of Fiji have the Fara Festival. During this festival, singers will go from home to home to entertain their hosts and ask for hospitality.

  • Fara Festival
  • New Year’s Day

February: Holi Festival

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Temperatures average 87 degrees during February in Fiji
. February is the wettest month of the year in Fiji, getting around fifteen inches of rain. It is also a moderately sunny month with 159 hours of sunshine.

If you’re planning to travel during February, you’ll want to pack lightweight clothing, swim essentials, and your rain gear. During this month, the islands have their Holi Festival. The Holi Festival is a Hindu festival with large crowds who gather to throw colored powder to signify forgiveness and forgetting.

  • Holi Festival
  • Scuba Diving at Volvi Volvi Resort

March: The Fijian Crosswalk

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Temperatures average 89 degrees during March in Fiji
. Fiji receives around 14 inches of rain for around 22 days out of the month. March also falls in the middle of cyclone season.

If you’re planning to travel during this time, bring lightweight clothing and your rain gear. During this month, the islands have The Fijian Crosswalk. The Fijian Crosswalk starts during Holy Week and lasts for seven days while carrying wooden crosses.

  • The Fijian Crosswalk
  • National Youth Day

April: International Festival of Jazz Music

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Temperatures average 86 degrees during April in Fiji
. In April, Fiji experiences overcast, and cloud covers for 62% of the time. As for rain, the chance of rain decreases to 34% coming out of Fiji’s rainy season.

If you’re planning to travel during this month, you’ll want to pack your swim essentials, sandals, shirts, and t-shirts. During this month, the islands have their International Festival of Jazz Music. Leading Jazz musicians from all over come together to put on a show for the islands, along with Fiji’s local bands.

  • International Festival of Jazz Music
  • Cannibals Cave Tours
  • Castaway Island Snorkel

May: Sangam Fiji Festival

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Temperatures average 85 degrees during May in Fiji
. The month of May experiences overcast and cloudy skies for 54% of the time, with the clearest day being May 31st. As for rainfall, the month starts receiving around five inches of rain, but not going over mine inches.

If you’re planning on traveling during this month, you’ll want to pack your regular swim essentials, along with rain gear. During this month, the islands have their Sangam Fiji Festival. The Sangam Fiji Festival tournament is free and open to anyone in the public and even has activities for kids and families to enjoy.

Sangam Fiji Festival

  • Snorkeling in the Coral Reef
  • Watch a Fire Show

June: Best to Visit the Sigatoka Sand Dunes

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Temperatures average 83 degrees during June in Fiji
. In June, Fiji has overcast and cloudy skies for around 43% of the time. As for rainfall, the month will see around three inches of rain.

If you’re planning on traveling in June, pack lightweight clothing, swim essentials, and sun protection. During this month, it is the perfect time to visit the Sigatoka Sand Dunes. The Sigatoka Sand Dunes are perfect for nature lovers and are close to the Sigatoka River.

  • Sigatoka Sand Dunes
  • Explore the Fiji Museum

July: Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Temperatures average 83 degrees during July in Fiji
. In July, you will see a decrease in cloud cover, staying at around 37%. As for rainfall, the month will see almost two inches of rain, but not exceeding five inches.

If you’re planning to travel during this month, you’ll want to pack your swim essentials, shorts, t-shirts, sundresses, and sandals. During this month, the month of July is perfect to book a Sunset Dinner Cruise. At the sunset dinner, you’ll dine on a succulent barbecued meal while watching a live Fiji cultured performance and seeing the beautiful pink-streaked sunset.

  • Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Nadi Half-Day Tour
  • Waterfalls and Nature Tour

August: Hibiscus Festival

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Temperatures average 79 degrees during August in Fiji
. The month of August sees essential constant cloud cover around 38% of the time, with the clearest day being on August 20th. As for rainfall, Fiji will see around two inches of rain, but not exceeding five inches.

If you’re planning on traveling during this month, you’ll want to pack your swim essentials, shorts, t-shirts, sandals, and maybe a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings. During this month, Fiji has its Hibiscus Festival. The Hibiscus Festival is Fiji’s longest-running festival that brings entertainment, food, arts, activities, and competitions.

  • Hibiscus Festival
  • South Sea Island Day Cruise
  • Big Bula Waterpark

September: Lautoka Sugar Festival

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Temperatures average 79 degrees during September in Fiji
. The month of September experiences an increase in cloud cover having overcast and cloudy skies around 49% of the time. As for rainfall, the month will see around three inches of rain, but will not exceed seven inches.

If you’re planning on traveling during this month, make sure you pack rain gear in addition to your lightweight clothing and swim essentials. During this month, Fiji has the Lautoka Sugar Festival. The Lautoka Sugar Festival is an event that has performances and a beauty competition.

  • Lautoka Sugar Festival
  • River Tubing
  • Jet Boat Safari

October: Diwali Festival of Lights

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Temperatures average 86 degrees during October in Fiji
. In October, Fiji sees an increase in cloud cover at around 61%, with the clearest day being October 1st. As for rainfall, the month of October will see around three inches of rain, but not exceed six inches.

If you’re planning on traveling during October, you’ll want to make sure you bring some extra rain gear just in case. During this month, Fiji has the Diwali Festival of Lights. The Diwali Festival of Lights is a celebration of the whole country with clay lamps, candles, and firecrackers to fight off evil.

  • Diwali Festival of Lights
  • Fiji Week and Fiji Day
  • Rising of the Balolo

November: Rising of the Balolo

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Temperatures average 84 degrees during November in Fiji
. The month of November experiences an increase in overcast and cloud to almost 70%, with the clearest day being November 1st. As for rainfall, this month receives around five inches of rain but doesn’t exceed nine inches.

If you’re traveling during this month, you’ll want to bring your rain gear as this is a part of Fiji’s rainy season. During this month, Fiji has the Rising of the Balolo. The Rising of the Balolo is an event where locals sail out on canoes with nets and torches to scoop up worms to eat and take home.

  • Rising of the Balolo
  • Oceans Action Day
  • Mud pool, temple, and sleeping giant garden

December: Best for Village Visits

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Temperatures average 85 degrees during December in Fiji. In December, clouds continue to increase even more to around 76%, with the clearest day being on December 3rd. As for rainfall, this month will see over six inches of rain, but not exceeding twelve inches of rain.

If you’re planning on traveling during this month, make sure you pack a rain jacket, umbrella, and a good pair of shoes or boats. During this month, it is one of the best months to visit the villages. By visiting the villages you’ll be able to get a glimpse into their traditional lives.

  • Visit the villages
  • Skydiving
  • Zip-lining

What is the Best Time to Visit Fiji With Family?

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Have you been thinking about wanting to travel to Fiji, but are hesitant to bring the kids along? Not only is traveling to Fiji with family possible but there are many activities and adventures you can take. The best time to visit Fiji with family is from late October to early November.

During this time, the weather is dry and the cost of planning a trip here has not reached its peak. During this time, the temperatures are warm and the resorts are less-crowded because school is still in session.

When is the Best Time to Avoid Crowds in Fiji?

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Fiji is one of the most popular island getaways that are appealing to people of all ages. If you want to avoid crowds, you’ll want to avoid traveling from February to April. This is when temperatures are at their nicest and it’s out of the wet season.

If you are going to travel to avoid crowds, May and June are great months to travel. You will also score discounts on flights and hotel accommodations during this time. Temperatures during the daytime range from the mid-sixties to the mid-eighties, making this the perfect beach weather.

When is Cyclone Season in Fiji?

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The islands of Fiji don’t experience hurricanes like parts of the Caribbean, they will occasionally have cyclones. You can expect cyclone season from November through April. These can be very devastating depending on how bad they are.

The good thing about cyclone season is that these cyclones typically move very fast. With cyclones being fast-moving, they typically only affect visitors for a day or two with heavy wind and rain. If you ever visit and a cyclone arrives, listen to your hotel staff for safety guidelines.

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