What to Pack for a Fiji vacation
Aw Fiji, the land of blue skies, golden sandy beaches, palm trees and gorgeous sunsets. Fiji is the perfect holiday destination. This Fiji packing list is designed to make sure you have the best experience. Read on to find out what you need to pack for your Fiji vacation.
The sun in Fiji can be intense – so don’t forget the sunscreen, glasses and hat. Sunscreen is pretty pricey in Fiji. Hats are a must on the beach. It’s considered insulting to Fijians to wear a hat in their village, so just use sunscreen in that case.
Insect repellents with DEET are very effective against mosquito bites. You don’t want to spend your vacation swatting the bugs, and getting itchy bites. This is a packing must.
Reef Shoes (or Aqua socks)
With so much coral, you don’t want to damage the coral or your feet. Reef shoes will be very handy. Grab a pair of inexpensive reef shoes so you don’t get cuts from sharp rocks, or accidentally scraping your feet on live coral while snorkelling.
If you’ve got the space, Take your own so you’re sure to have a set that fits – and you’ll know it’s clean! If not, your resort will most likely have snorkelling gear you can borrow.
Don’t forget the right footwear as there are amazing hiking trails and walks in Fiji that you don’t want to miss out on. To make the most of the stunning waterfalls and parks, bring footwear with good support and grip.
With all the swimming you’ll be doing – consider taking two pairs of swimwear. Bikinis look great on the beach, they aren’t practical for water-sports like snorkelling or windsurfing when you’ll be wanting something a little more… stable!
First Aid Essentials
Simple first aid supplies can be hard to find in Fiji – and even harder on the outer islands. So take some essentials with you.
Casual Loose Clothing
Resorts are typically laid back when it comes to the dress code. When you leave the resort, you should be aware of the customs of the local people, in that you should dress conservatively. Visiting a village or a church? Men should always wear a shirt, and women should have shoulders and knees covered. Loose, cotton or linen clothing are ideal in the hot temperatures. Tip: Take a fancier outfit, as some of the fancier resort restaurants have a smart dress code.
Camera / Underwater Camera
You’re going to want to take pictures of your trip and Fijian adventures – so don’t forget to bring a camera! You might want to bring an underwater camera to capture the beauty of Fiji’s coral and colourful fish while snorkelling or scuba diving. If you use your phone as a camera, make sure to have a durable and waterproof phone case, it will keep your phone from breaking or getting sand, and will make life easier if your phone is protected.
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