Island Hopping in Fiji

Fiji is known for its tropical white sands, turquoise seas, beautiful resorts and above all else, its wonderfully warm and friendly people. Comprised of over 300 islands, it’s natural that one of the best ways to experience the country is by hopping between islands! This 10-day itinerary is ideal for honeymooners or couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and completely unwind.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Fiji

Upon arrival you will be met by a Lightfoot Travel representative, who will be holding a sign with your name on it, before being taken by private transfer to the pier. There you will board Gipsea for your private charter, one of the best ways to explore the islands in style.

For the next 3 nights you will be staying onboard Gipsea, a 47-foot yacht built in Tahiti in the late 70’s, which recently underwent an extensive refit. The boat is fully staffed and has an excellent resident skipper who has been sailing the Fijian waters for a decade – you’re in good hands!

After exploring the boat and settling in, you may want to go for a snorkel. In the evening celebrate your first night with a barbecue in a hidden cove.

Stay: Gipsea

Day 2: Gipsea Sailing

After a delicious breakfast, let down the anchor and enjoy a hike to the top of Malolo or explore the island and the surrounding reefs. You’ll then sail to Monuriki where the movie Castaway was filmed.

Stay: Gipsea

Day 3: Gipsea Sailing

After breakfast, set sail to Navadra, the sacred islands. Enjoy this inhabited paradise, visiting the island and snorkelling around the colourful reefs. Enjoy dinner on the beach in front of a bonfire, a highlight of the day.

Stay: Gipsea

Day 4: Transfer to Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Today set sail towards Likuiku Lagoon via the beautiful Mana Island. On arrival, a representative will meet and assist you upon disembarking the boat and transfer you to Likuliku Lagoon Resort.

Stay: Likuliku Lagoon

Days 5-6:

Likuliku offers a daily-changing schedule of activities, including complimentary non-motorised watersports such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and wind surfing, plus complimentary snorkelling equipment.

Lightfoot recommends the following activities whilst at Likuliku:

  • Snorkelling & diving
  • Fishing
  • Walking trails
  • Village island trip
  • Island hopping sunset cruise
  • Mana sandbank picnic adventure

Stay: Likuliku Lagoon

Day 7: Transfer to Matangi Island

After checking out, you will be transferred to the pier where you will take the catamaran back to the main island for your flight to Taveuni Island. Upon arrival you will be met by your driver and transferred to the pier for a 20-minute speedboat ride to the Matangi Island.

For the next 3 nights you will be staying at Matangi Island. Set on a 240-acre, horseshoe shaped private island surrounded by lush rainforest, white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and pristine coral reefs, the property is the ultimate tropical paradise. Matangi is family-owned and operated, and offers laidback, island living at its best.

Stay: Matangi Island Resort

Days 8-9:

The stunning tropical setting, lush rainforest interior, white sand beaches and pristine coral reefs provide the perfect back-drop for many activities to enjoy from Matangi Island Resort.

Enjoy an array of activities including:

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Matangi Bush Hike & Coastal Walk Village Tour
  • Qamea Island Tour
  • Catamaran Sailing
  • Trekking
  • Hand-line Fishing

Stay: Matangi Island Resort

Day 10: Departure Home

Today you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Nadi and your connecting international flight home.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival in Fiji Gipsea
Day 2: Gipsea Sailing Gipsea
Day 3: Gipsea Sailing Gipsea
Day 4: Transfer to Likuliku Lagoon Resort Likuliku Lagoon
Days 5-6: Likuliku Lagoon
Day 7: Transfer to Matangi Island Matangi Island Resort
Days 8-9: Matangi Island Resort
Day 10: Departure Home

Map

Likuliku Lagoon Resort Matangi Island