Set in the tropical South Pacific, the Fiji archipelago offers a choice of over 100 inhabited islands, from Viti Levu – the main island – to smaller islands such as Kadavu, where local legend Vedori ransomed the entire crew of a ship for items such as whale’s teeth, axes and a case of pipes in 1838 (obviously the perfect pirate hideaway)!

White sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees, pristine oceans and waterways – this is an idyllic place to be marooned for a week or more! You could spend your whole holiday lazing in one of the many 5-star resorts dotted across these islands, relaxing on the glimmering white beaches at sunset, snorkelling, diving, surfing or kayaking the pristine oceans, whitewater rafting the clear waterways, trekking the rain forests, visiting the welcoming villages, experiencing sustainable living, or immersing yourself in Fiji’s unique culture and history. The hardest choice will be which island (and which resort) to make your destination.

When to go April/May and October are the best months for visiting Fiji with water temperatures invitingly tepid. From June to September you could experience chilly currents, although the waters are still a warm

Best for Families who enjoy sun, sand and surf – or a supremely relaxing break. The range of resorts peppered across these islands make this an ideal destination for families of all ages, from those with babies through to those with teens.  

Five highlights for families Snorkelling the safe havens of the shallow reefs; a visit to church for Sunday morning singing; experiencing more than one island during your stay; lazy days by the pool; a trek into one of the many island rain forests. 

Three magical places to stay: Castaway Island, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Shangri-La Resort