WHO DOESN’T LONG FOR a warm breeze, sandy South Pacific beaches and all the luxury (or adventure) you can stand? As part of the Luxury Vacation in Paradise program, travellers can arrive in Fiji either by private jet or by chartering a Fiji Airways Business Class Cabin. Groups will then be able to book their stay at one of the eight approved resorts outlined below, which each offer unique packages.
Naturally, with privilege comes responsibility. There are a series of protocols that need to be met, including proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, a second test upon arrival in Fiji, and a third 24 hours before departing. Groups will also be restricted to a dedicated COVID-19 safe lane when transferring from the plane to the resort (where required) to restrict any unnecessary contact with other visitors or locals. While groups must remain on the island where the resort is, all water-based activities such as diving and snorkelling trips, fishing excursions and boat rides are permitted.
Visitors can also rest assured that through the Care Fiji Commitment, world-class COVID-19 risk mitigation measures are in place throughout Fiji and the entire travel journey. Bookings for the Luxury Vacation in Paradise program can be made directly through your resort of choice.
Style and sustainability go hand in hand with organic produce grown on island farms, and guests will leave with a genuine insight into Fijian culture.
Your private island paradise beckons. Discover the tranquillity of this wild paradise and experience pure indulgence and relaxation at this sought-after destination.
You may not be able to venture beyond your chosen resort if you travel with the Luxury Vacation in Paradise program, but that doesn’t stop you from planning for when the world settles down. Whenever you are lucky enough to be embraced by Fijian smiles, here are our top tips for surf and dive spots as well as golf courses not to miss.
Cloudbreak put Fiji on the map as a world-class surfing destination and was revered on the Championship World Surf Tour, but it’s just one of many surf breaks to visit.
No wonder the world’s best, Kelly Slater, counts the locals at nearby Tavarua Island as family.
Rated as one of the world’s top ten diving destinations, Fiji is also known as the soft coral capital of the world, offering divers some of the most colourful and intriguing dive sites.
Natewa Bay, the largest bay in the South Pacific, is also emerging as one of the north’s best-kept secrets with dive operators conducting exploration dives in the nutrient-rich and diverse waters.
For over 30 years, professional golfer Vijay Singh has been Fiji’s most famous personality. Winner of a Masters title and two PGA Championships, he’s won 34 events on the PGA Tour. Whether you’re a pro or just enjoy a social game, the following courses are all set against idyllic South Pacific backdrops, so there’s no better reason to get out the clubs.
Undulating fairways, challenging greens and strategic bunkers are offered with a signature hole that extends to the beach, which means wet feet at high tide!
As part of the Luxury Vacation in Paradise program, Fiji has created innovative and safe VIP Blue Lanes for yachts and superyachts wanting to explore the island nation’s sparkling waters while borders are closed.
If you travel to Fiji on the Blue Lane, you must quarantine on your yacht for 14 days. The good news is, the travel time from your destination is counted in that period provided you’ve isolated and travel from your departure port was uninterrupted.
Superyachts can also travel on the VIP Blue Lane. A slightly different set of rules exist to manage superyacht crews and passengers but generally, they’re able to start exploring Fiji within their quarantine period provided they engage a shadow boat and do not make contact with people.
These new initiatives offer two ports of entry: Port Denarau Marina in western Viti Levu and Savusavu Bay in Vanua Levu. You must:
Blue Lane Flags
Once you’ve received the necessary approvals and cruising permit, your vessel will be issued with a Blue Lane Approved burgee flag, assuring locals and other yachts that your vessel does not pose a COVID-19 threat. Each flag is numbered and unique to each vessel that enters Fiji’s waters through the Blue Lane.
Superyacht charters in Fiji
Superyacht charter is a growing industry in Fiji. With the recent lowering of the superyacht tax to 5 percent, there’s never been a better time to bring a charter yacht here. Not only do you get to explore 333 picture-perfect and pristine islands, hundreds of miles of reef and the warmth of a people who are genuinely happy to welcome you to their shores, best of all, you can select a suitable charter yacht from a range that is seasonally based in Fiji. What are you waiting for?
Yacht agents in Fiji