If you’ve only got 10 days in Fiji it can be hard to know what to pack into your itinerary to ensure you have a relaxing trip but still get to see as much as possible! With over 330 beautiful islands covered in white sandy beaches, you’ll want to see a few different islands. Still, it can be hard to know which to pick – especially if you don’t want your Fiji holiday to cost an arm and a leg!
After traveling extensively around Fiji for a few months, we’ve developed a 10-day itinerary that lets you explore four incredible Fiji Islands! This itinerary is packed full of perfect views, exciting things to do, and lots of time to chill out, plus it won’t cost the earth! And all the islands are very easy to get to from each other so you won’t spend all day moving from one place to another! Keep on reading for the ultimate 10-day Fiji itinerary!
The first stop on any Fiji itinerary should be the breathtaking Yasawa Islands! Located in the Northern Yasawa Islands, Mantaray Island is one of the best places in the world to swim with manta rays, and it’s worth spending a few days here!
Swimming alongside these magnificent creatures, with their impressive 4-meter wing spans, is an unparalleled, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Their gentle nature, gracefulness, and curiosity are truly mesmerizing.
Choosing to stay at Mantaray Island between May and October makes swimming with these majestic creatures convenient and very affordable. The manta rays frequently glide in front of Mantaray Island, so you can step out of your beachfront villa, grab your snorkel gear, and dive into the water to witness these beautiful creatures passing by!
Even if swimming with manta rays isn’t your thing, a stay at Mantaray Island promises fun, adventurous, and relaxing times. Early morning hikers can take a sunrise hike to the mountaintop for breathtaking views. Water enthusiasts can venture out on kayaks and paddleboards. At the same time, those with a creative flair can try basket weaving!
As the sun sets, head on the leisurely sunset tube cruise or venture to the opposite side of the island to savor cocktails served in coconuts, all while admiring the picturesque sunset! Mantaray Island boasts a down-to-earth, relaxed, and friendly atmosphere, making the outdoor bar an ideal place to mingle with fellow travelers. Don’t miss out on the delicious wood-fired pizza and the à la carte lunches that have earned Mantaray Island a reputation for offering the finest cuisine in the Yasawa Islands.
Just a leisurely 3-hour boat ride from Denarau Marina on Fiji’s mainland, Mantaray Island is a picture-perfect destination to relax for a few days. Its pristine beach features shimmering white sand and crystal-clear waters, boasting some of the world’s best reefs! Whether you encounter manta rays or not, the snorkeling experience here is incredible!
Mantaray Island caters to a diverse range of travelers, including those eager to snorkel, meet fellow explorers, or embark on memorable sunrise and sunset adventures. With accommodation options ranging from dorm rooms to beachfront honeymoon villas, Mantaray Island provides a place to stay for every type of traveler, offering idyllic beachfront living at an affordable price.
A short boat ride from Mantaray Island, Kuata Island is another unique and incredible paradise, perfect for a few days! As you disembark from the boat, a Fijian warrior greets you with songs and dances from a cliff, signaling that you have arrived at a truly magical place!
The scenery is awe-inspiring and untouched, with pristine white sandy beaches, turquoise blue waters, unique rock formations, and volcanic mountains stretching in every direction.
Marine life enthusiasts will be in paradise at Kuata Island as it offers the fantastic opportunity to go on the renowned shark dive! This world-famous experience is a must-do for those seeking encounters with these majestic creatures!
Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Kuata’s daily Awakening Shark Dive, catering to certified and introductory divers. A 25-minute boat ride will take you to the realm of the impressive ocean predators. Sit behind a rock on the ocean floor as the instructors feed bull sharks, tiger sharks, silver tip sharks, and lemon sharks nearby! While not for the faint-hearted, this adventure is very safe, thanks to the exceptional instructors.
If diving or mingling with the bigger sharks isn’t your cup of tea, embark on a snorkeling adventure with the friendly and utterly harmless resident reef sharks at nearby Moia Reef. Swimming alongside these curious creatures in their natural habitat is an incredible experience, as they come remarkably close to you!
Besides shark encounters, indulge in beach snorkeling at Kuata Island, where you’ll discover fantastic reefs teeming with smaller fish. Those who prefer to stay on dry land can relax by the swimming pools or hike to the other side of the island to discover a secluded beach. The sunrise hike to the mountain peak promises unforgettable views.
The Beachfront Bures at Kuata Island are perfect, offering the best combination of price and quality in Fiji. These luxurious bures feature great outdoor en-suite bathrooms steps away from the idyllic beach. Additionally, being the closest Yasawa Island to Fiji’s mainland, you can conveniently get back to Denarau Marina on the mainland in less than 2 hours via the Yasawa Flyer ferry.
The tropical paradise island of Likuri Island, situated near the Coral Coast in Fiji, offers a perfect blend of Fijian culture and relaxation and is an ideal place to spend a few days. With incredible cultural experiences and wonderful Fijian hospitality, Likuri Island hosts the best fire-dancing show in Fiji! The island is exceptionally peaceful, with beautiful beaches and mangroves to explore.
At Likuri Island, you can enjoy various complimentary activities, including kava ceremonies, medicinal jungle walks, and Fijian cooking lessons. The calm ocean provides an ideal setting for paddleboarding, kayaking, and other water activities; beach volleyball and a swimming pool are also available to enjoy! Likuri Island has some of the best sunsets, so go to the beach for sunset and watch the sun go down with a cocktail in hand!
The stunning Natadola Beach is also nearby, known as having the whitest sand in the whole of Fiji!
The jetty for Likuri Island is around 1-hour drive from Denarau Marina – where you’ll get the ferry back from Kuata Island. It is marked on Google Maps as ‘Robinson Crusoe Island Jetty.’ The boat ride from the jetty to Likuri Island takes approximately 45 minutes. It offers a relaxing journey along the Tuva River.
Whilst Likuri Island is located close to the mainland, it truly offers a captivating escape that feels like an entirely different world. This charming sandy island exudes a delightful atmosphere and provides ample enjoyable opportunities.
During your stay, indulge in the lovo-style cooking, which involves cooking fish, meat, and vegetables underground to create a delicious smoky flavor!
The highlight of your stay at Likuri Island will undoubtedly be the mesmerizing Legends of the Pacific show. With traditional Fijian dancing, knife dancing, awe-inspiring fire performances, including fire walking, and a mind-blowing finale – it is an incredibly unique experience not to be missed!
Accommodation options at Likuri Island cater to different budgets. Luxurious Beachfront Bures provide ocean views. However, you can stay in the more modest traditional Fijian bures with thatched roofs, which offer a more authentic experience!
To fully enjoy all that Likuri Island offers, staying for at least two days is recommended. The resort is suitable for couples, families, and groups of friends, offering a social yet relaxed atmosphere. It perfectly balances serene tranquility and a vibrant ambiance and has a laid-back yet energetic atmosphere. Whether you seek adventure, cultural immersion, or relaxation, Likuri Island provides an unforgettable experience!
The final stop on your 10=day in Fiji itinerary is at Leleuvia Island, located east of Fiji’s main island. This extraordinary tropical paradise offers a genuinely authentic Fiji experience that can’t be found elsewhere in Fiji.
Nestled within Fiji’s Lomaiviti Archipelago, Leleuvia Island remains untouched by the bustling crowds that flock to Fiji’s famous Yasawa Islands. Here, you can escape to a stunning island surrounded by a magnificent coral reef, where you can sleep in traditional wooden Fijian beach huts right on the beach. Additionally, you can embark on extraordinary day trips to nearby islands, immersing yourself in the true paradise this Coral Cay island offers.
Getting to Leleuvia Island is a breeze. In just 90 minutes, you can leave the bustling downtown of Fiji’s capital Suva behind and find yourself in tropical bliss on Leleuvia Island. It’s an entirely different world. Spanning only 17 acres, Leleuvia Island is small, featuring just a dozen bures, creating an atmosphere of relaxation and exclusivity, all at an incredibly reasonable price.
Despite its size, Leleuvia Island offers many activities to keep you entertained. Whether it’s visiting a local Fijian village to partake in the traditional kava ceremony, embarking on a day trip to Fiji’s Old Capital – Levuka, participating in coral planting, taking an outrigger canoe trip, or simply unwinding in a hammock all day, there’s something for everyone.
For a truly “castaway” desert island experience, visit the picturesque Honeymoon Island nearby. So small that it doesn’t even appear on Google Maps, this isolated paradise can be circled in less than 100 seconds. Can you imagine the seclusion and tranquility it offers?!
Water enthusiasts will find Leleuvia Island to be an ideal destination. Located atop a marine reserve, it boasts some of the best coral reefs in Fiji. Dive or snorkel to witness the beauty of turtles, stingrays, reef sharks, and vibrantly colored fish. There’s a whole new world waiting to be explored beneath the surface!
Leleuvia Island exudes a laid-back, fresh, and unpretentious atmosphere. It attracts adventurers, explorers, and culture enthusiasts who appreciate learning about different cultures and are eager to explore the less-traveled paths of tourism. For those keen to seek the ultimate paradise island getaway, Leleuvia Island is the perfect destination to visit before you leave Fiji!
So there we go – the best itinerary to spend 10 days in Fiji! All four islands are unique with something different to offer and really let you enjoy the best of Fiji in a short time.