When is the Best Time to Visit Fiji?
Published on: July 25th, 2017
Last modified: July 28th, 2023
Magnificent Fiji sits in the heart of the South Pacific, made up of over 300 islands. With warm, tropical weather year-round, world class resorts and stunning scenery, there is no particular best time to visit Fiji.
It's a great place to go at any time of year, especially as an add-on to a trip to Australia or New Zealand. If 1,600km of pristine beaches isn't quite your thing, you can also explore lush rainforests, stunning lagoons and world famous soft coral.
What is the Best Time of the Year to Visit Fiji?
Fiji’s dry season goes from May to October. During these months, it’s less humid and temperatures are a bit cooler (usually ranging from 19-29 degrees C) so outdoor activities are more pleasant.
Fiji’s wet season runs from November to April, but that shouldn’t deter you from heading down there. As with most tropical climates, the rain is usually localised and only passes through for an afternoon shower. The bigger islands in the north and west tend to see a bit more rain than the rest of the area. During the rainy seasons, the temperature rises slightly as well - averaging somewhere between 22 and 33 degrees C.
Snorkelling in Fiji
The ocean stays the same temperature year round, so you can swim dive and snorkel throughout the year. The water can be clearer during the drier season, though, so the increased visibility is better for divers and snorkelers then. Fiji is known as the “soft coral capital” of the world, so it’s worth taking a dive off shore to explore the amazing ocean life.