Your Essential Packing Guide for Fiji

Packing Guide for Your Fiji Vacation

Welcome to the essential packing guide for your family vacation in Fiji! Congratulations! Planning a trip to this beautiful island destination is an exciting experience, and knowing what to pack can make your adventure even more enjoyable. Fiji’s pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and warm hospitality make it an ideal destination for a family getaway. In this guide, we’ll help you ensure that your family has everything they need for a memorable and stress-free vacation in Fiji.

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Essential Items You Need to Pack

  • Passport and travel documents: One of the last things you might think about until you are on your way to the airport. Keep all important documents in a safe easy-to-access pocket. It is also a good idea to have a digital copy of these in case you lose or damage them.
  • Credit cards and cash: Most travellers use credit cards for their travel expenses. It is a good idea to have some of the local currency in cash in case they do not accept credit cards or their electronic system is offline.

Cultural Awareness

  • It is important to be respectful of the local people and customs when visiting Fiji. If you visit any villages or churches remove your hat and sunglasses and ladies should be modestly clothed with shoulders covered and wearing a skirt, dress or three-quarter pants. Don’t wear very brief or skimpy clothing when you are visiting villages or churches.

Clothing Essentials

  • Lightweight and breathable: Pack lightweight, quick-drying clothing suitable for Fiji’s tropical climate. Consider bringing t-shirts, shorts, sundresses, sarong or cover-up and swimwear. Don’t forget a few casual outfits for dining out or exploring local attractions.
  • Sun hats and sunglasses: Protect yourself and your family from the strong Fijian sun with wide-brimmed hats and quality sunglasses.
  • Comfortable footwear: Bring comfortable sandals, flip-flops, and water shoes for beach activities and casual walks.
ladies at International Date Line, Taveuni

Beach and Water Activities

  • Snorkeling gear: Fiji is famous for its beautiful coral reefs and marine life. Pack snorkeling gear for the whole family to make the most of Fiji’s underwater world.
  • Beach towels: Lightweight and quick-drying beach towels are essential for lounging on beautiful beaches. Of course, if you are staying at Taveuni Palms Resort we can provide these for you.
  • UV-protective swim shirts, and rash shirts: These are great for protecting your family’s skin from the sun during water activities.
Girl standing on beach wearing long sleeved cover up and sun hat.

Family-Friendly Products

  • Sunscreen: Ensure you pack high SPF sunscreen to protect your family’s skin from the strong Fijian sun.
  • Insect repellent: Although Fiji is relatively low-risk for mosquitos, it’s still advisable to pack insect repellent, especially if you plan on exploring the jungle or visiting remote areas.
  • Basic first-aid kit or required medications: It’s always wise to have a basic first-aid kit on hand for any unexpected minor injuries or aliments.

Essential Accessories

  • Waterproof phone case: Capture stunning underwater moments without worrying about damaging your phone.
  • Reusable water bottles: Stay hydrated while reducing plastic waste by bringing reusable water bottles for the whole family. When you stay at Taveuni Palms Resort complimentary reusable water bottles are provided to all of our guests.
Reusable Water Bottle, Taveuni Palms Resort

Kids’ Necessities

  • It is a good idea to check the resort you are staying at has laundry facilities available so you don’t need to pack too many changes of clothes for the little ones.
  • Pack some travel-friendly snacks, entertainment such as toys and portable games to keep them from becoming bored.
  • Handy items such as child-sized snorkeling gear and reusable water bottle.
  • Ensure your first-aid kit includes medications suitable for children to take.

Tech and Gadgets

  • Waterproof camera: Capture beautiful moments both underwater and on land with a waterproof camera. If you don’t have a waterproof camera, consider a waterproof smartphone case.
  • E-reader or books: for downtime on the beach or by the pool, consider bringing along some reading material or e-readers for the family to enjoy.
  • Adapters and chargers: This can depend on the number of devices you are bringing with you.


As you pack for your family vacation to Fiji, be mindful of respecting the local culture. Additionally, consider the environmental impact of your choices and aim to minimize single-use plastic items. With the right essentials in tow, you and your family are set for an unforgettable vacation in this Pacific paradise.