Bula Vinaka! Are you craving a slow paced getaway in the sun with nothing to do but lay by the pool and enjoy a cheeky fruity cocktail? Of course you are.
Aussies are lucky to have hundreds of Fijian Islands to choose from just a few hours flight from home. Since you’re not going to be forking out nearly $2000 on 24 hours worth of flights, chances are you’ve got some money in the kitty to enjoy some awesome experiences that won’t send you broke in the process.
What goes into a travel budget?
Depending on your trip style and what you want to do on your Fiji holiday, your travel budget is going to vary. But there are a few inescapable items that find their way into pretty much every travel budget.
This one’s easy – because Australia isn’t Fiji, you’re going to need to transport yourself there. Plane is the best way. If you want to island hop to Fiji’s outer islands or cruise around the coastlines Fiji is an expensive country to travel around and budgeting these costs before you get over there is going to make life a lot easier.
Whether it’s over water bungalows or a 10 bed dorm, accommodation is another big chunk of your holiday budget. Make sure you do plenty of research on the best places to stay and compare and book before you go. Fiji is one of those places that has become very popular over the years and places can book out/get expensive quickly.
Unless you’re on an ultra fasting diet, chances are you’re going to be enjoying some delicious food on your trip. If some of your hotel options are self-contained you can save yourself a few bucks by turning Masterchef for the night and most hotels offer complimentary breakfast to get you off to a good start to the day.
Lying on the beach, surfing and paddle boarding, hiking in the hills of the amazing Bouma National Heritage Park – there are a huge number of free or cheap things to do in Fiji. There are also plenty of cultural activities and fun adventures that do cost money, so make sure you write them all down!
Don’t forget things like getting your immunisations up to date, renewing your passport if you have to, and the big one – Travel Insurance!
Holiday Budget Calculator
If you want the benefit of having an accurately planned out budget, but don’t know the cost of things in Fiji and don’t have the time to check, then we’ve got your back there with our radical holiday budget planning tool. I wish I had this on my last trip.
Using super complex algorithms combining Numbeo data and our AUD to FJD exchange rate, we can translate your budget into any currency with the click of a button so you can get back to planning the more exciting aspects of your trip.