Crack a coconut, listen to the palm trees bristle in the breeze, and set aside plenty of hammock time – cheap flights to Fiji from Australia are your ticket to one of the fabled paradises of the South Sea. A whopping 300 islands make up the nation, which means you should never be far from a deserted spot to channel your inner castaway. The glorious volcano peaks of the Yasawa Islands and the remoter corners of Viti Levu are favourites, offering slick five-star resorts with overwater bungalows for honeymooners. And talking of water: The cobalt-blue and green oceans that wash over Fiji are some of the richest in the world. Endless gardens of barrier reef attract divers, big wave breaks magnetize surfers, and there are sea caverns and canyons for kayaking and swimming into.
It's a case of paradise found on Castaway Island. Azure shore waters, cotton beaches, palm-thatched bungalows – what more could you want?
The greater Mamanuca chain has jewels like Malolo and Yanuya Island, where you're likely to find your footprints are the only ones left in the sugar sands.
You'll delve into an emerald sea of ferns and tropical plants at the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, where boardwalk trails showcase over 2,000 species of Asian and Pacific orchids.