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The best time to visit Fiji depends on what you want to do while you’re there. It has a warm, tropical climate year-round, with minimal extremes, but there are distinct wet and dry seasons.

The wet season lasts from November to April, and the dry season runs from May to October. Temperatures throughout the year are pleasant, rarely dropping below 20°C, and there is plenty of sunshine.

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Month-by-month guide for travelling in Fiji

Children at play, Vanua Levu

Visiting Fiji in November - April

Although officially considered the wet season, the period between November and April can still be a good time to visit. The higher temperatures do result in storms bringing wind and rain, but these pass very quickly. The prices are lower at this time of year and there are fewer visitors too. The tropical climate helps sustain Fiji's vibrant and colourful flora and fauna, which is particularly impressive at this time of year.

Events & Festivals

  • Diwali Festival (November): Diwali is recognised across Fiji. Although it's the Hindu festival of lights, every local resident — regardless of their religion — seems to put candles out and set off fireworks.

Visiting Fiji in May - October

The dry season is cooler and less humid than the wet season and a more popular time of the year to travel. The waters encircling Fiji's islands are warm and perfect for swimming, snorkelling or diving, while the beaches are at their pristine best. Although it can be busy in certain resorts there are enough locations on land or on water for some rest and relaxation.

Events & Festivals

  • Bula festival (July): Celebrated in Nadi, this festival brings the city to a standstill with marching bands and a lively parade complete with dancers and hundreds of entertainers in traditional Fijian costumes.
  • Independence Week (October): A nationwide celebration of independence with a week of religious and cultural ceremonies and events.

Fiji Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Denarau Island and Port Denarau 30°C 300mm 30°C 300mm 30°C 324mm 29°C 166mm 28°C 82mm 27°C 64mm 26°C 47mm 26°C 60mm 27°C 85mm 28°C 97mm 29°C 136mm 30°C 185mm
Nadi 30°C 304mm 30°C 301mm 30°C 330mm 29°C 171mm 28°C 87mm 27°C 66mm 26°C 49mm 26°C 61mm 27°C 86mm 28°C 97mm 29°C 138mm 30°C 188mm
Taveuni 29°C 343mm 29°C 319mm 29°C 351mm 28°C 274mm 27°C 166mm 26°C 146mm 25°C 96mm 25°C 96mm 26°C 133mm 27°C 165mm 28°C 237mm 29°C 253mm
The Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands 30°C 274mm 31°C 301mm 30°C 301mm 29°C 163mm 28°C 89mm 27°C 86mm 27°C 42mm 27°C 53mm 27°C 76mm 28°C 85mm 29°C 143mm 30°C 172mm
Vanua Levu 29°C 345mm 30°C 336mm 29°C 361mm 28°C 272mm 27°C 159mm 26°C 160mm 26°C 92mm 26°C 90mm 26°C 126mm 27°C 153mm 28°C 234mm 29°C 251mm

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