for visitors to Fiji and
information and useful contacts
The Fijian dollar is the basic unit of currency,
available in denominations of $2, $5, $10, $20,
$50. Coins: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $1.
There is no limit to the amount of money to be
brought in. Visitors are allowed to take out currency
up to the amount imported.
Major credit cards are welcomed by most hotels,
restaurants, shops, rental car agencies, tours,
cruises and travel agents. American Express, Diners
Club, Visa, JCB International and MasterCard,
are represented in Suva. American Express and
VISA can replace lost credit cards and travellers
When it is 9am in Fiji,
When your country is on daylight
saving add one hour to the above time.
Between November and February, Fiji time moves
forward one hour with daylight saving.
Visitors to Fiji should bring a light tropical
wardrobe. Bathing suits, shorts, T-shirts and
as they will soon discover "sulus" (known
also throughout the Pacific as pareau, lavalava
or sarong) are a must for both men and women.
The wrap-around "sulu" is Fijis
most distinctive and versatile form of dress.
It is women who obtain the most benefit from the
"sulu". There are at least ten different
ways in which it can be used, even for evening
wear. Ask your resort staff for hints on tying
and wearing your "sulu".
Visitors are asked to be careful not to offend
local sensibilities. Wearing bikinis and ultra-brief,
swimming costumes is fine at the resort but not
when visiting villages or shopping in town. At
such times it is easy to take a sulu to use as
a wrap-around so no offence is caused. Both men
and women should be careful to respect local feelings.
Fiji is well represented by banking groups. These
include: The Australia and New Zealand Banking
Group (ANZ), Bank of Baroda, Habib Bank, Colonial
National Bank, Westpac Banking Corporation and
Bank of Baroda.
All groups have head offices in Suva with branches
and agencies throughout Fiji.
Normal banking hours are from 9:30am to 3:00pm
Monday to Thursday and to 4:00pm on Friday. All
banks are closed on Public Holidays. ANZ operates
a 24 hour service at Nadi International Airport's
ANZ offers ATM services in Suva, Nausori, Nadi,
Nadi Airport, Lautoka, and Labasa. National Bank
and Westpac offer EFTPOS services in Suva, Nausori,
Sigatoka, Nadi, and Lautoka.
Most hotels have direct dialing facilities. Check
with the operator for long distance and international
charges, which may also be found in the telephone
directory. Please note that the international
country IDD code for Fiji is 679. There are no
area codes. Thus, when dialling any part of Fiji
from overseas the procedure would be: access code
(679) plus the Fiji subscriber number.
Vodafone Fiji Limited, a subsidiary of Telecom
Fiji Ltd, operates a GSM digital mobile communication
service. It has roaming agreements with Australian
(GSM) operators namely Telstra, OPTUS and Vodafone
Pty, and New Zealand operator - BellSouth plus
UK operator Vodafone Ltd UK.
All mobile customers are advised to check with
their network operators for their roaming status
before travelling to Fiji.
To find out if you can roam in Fiji with your
GSM handset, visit the Vodafone Website for the
Data on Fiji - Computer Systems
System Access - Code Countries Available
USA & World-wide
USA & World-wide
USA & World-wide
South East Asia
Australia, New Zealand, Fiji
FIJI ISLANDS CUSTOMS SERVICE
Nadi International Airport
Tel: +679 6722191
Fax: +679 6720557
Tel: +679 3302332
Fax: +679 3302864
Tel: +679 6660722
Fax: +679 6665961
Nadi International Airport
Tel: +679 6722263
Fax: +679 6721720 fax
Tel: +679 3312672
Fax: +679 3301653 fax
Tel: +679 6661706
Fax: +679 6668120 fax
FIJI HOTEL ASSOCIATION
P O Box 13560, Suva
Tel: +679 3302980
Fax: +679 3300331
FIJI DIVE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION
P O Box 264, Savusavu
Tel: +679 8850260
Fax: +679 8850344
SOCIETY OF FIJI TRAVEL AGENTS
P O Box 654, Suva
Tel: +679 3302333
Fax: +679 3302048
The Fiji tourism industry takes tourists complaints
very seriously, and visitor feedback is always
welcome. Feedback and complaints should be directed
to the Consumer Council of Fiji or the appropriate
industry association with a copy to the Fiji Visitors
CONSUMER COUNCIL OF FIJI
Private Mail Bag, Suva
Tel: +679 3300792 Fax: +679 3300115
FIJI CENTRAL POLICE STATION
Joske Street, Suva
Tel: +679 3311222 Fax: +679 3304805
Emergency Line 007
TOURIST POLICE SERVICE
A Tourist Police Service desk is located at the
Fiji Visitors Bureaus Information Center
on Thomson Street.
Hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Thursday
and to 4:00pm on Friday. Saturdays opening
hours are 8:00am to 12:00noon.
Tel: +679 3302433 Ext 215
FIJI VISITORS BUREAU TOLL FREE VISITORS HELP
Call from anywhere in Fiji, anytime ( 24 - hour
service ) for emergencies only.
Tel: 0800 721 721
HEAD OFFICE - FIJI VISITORS BUREAU
PO Box 92
Tel: (679) 3302433
Fax: (679) 3300970/3302751
Fiji Visitors Bureau
PO Box 9217
Tel: (679) 6722433
Fax: (679) 6720141
Toll free #: 0800-6721721
Note: this office is open extended hours and meets
all international flights
Fiji Visitors Bureau - Toyko
NOA Building (14th Floor)
2-3 -5 Azabudai
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041
Tel: (03) 3587 2038
Fax: (03) 3587 2563
Telex: (072) 32150
There are several excellent
- Frommers South Pacific
Comprehensive Travel Guide;
- Smart Bevans Fiji;
- Moon Handbooks: Fiji, David
Stanley - Avalon Travel Publishing. For more
information visit our website: www.southpacific.org/fiji.html
- Fiji A Travel Survival
- Robert Kay, Lonely Planet
- Fiji Islands Insight Pocket
Guide, James Siers - APA Publications;
- Fiji Handbook, Business
Travel Guide, Norman and Ngaire Douglas;
- Reise Handbuch Sudsee,
Marie and Ulrich Weissbach (German); and
- Globe Trotter, Toshikazu
Michael Calders Yachtsmans Fiji is
a professional and extremely well illustrated
guide to cruising in Fiji waters.
The Yacht Help booklet is published annually and
distributed free from Fiji Visitors Bureau overseas
Fergus Clunies Yalo I Viti is published
by the Fiji Museum.
A Taste of the Tropics, South Pacific Cookbook.
Secrets of Fijian Medicine
Dr. M.A. Weiner
Fiji Magic, detaining what is available, accommodation,
day tours, sight-seeing, restaurants and entertainment.
Fiji Calling, similar publication but with several
interesting features highlighting the diversity
of the Fiji Islands. Excellent map. Copies available
from Fiji Visitors Bureau offices overseas.
Spotlight on Nadi and Spotlight on Suva, what
to do and see around the Nadi and Suva areas.
Journals of Baron Anatole von Hugel by Jane Roth
and Steven Hooper, published by Fiji Museum. Fascinating
account of a young mans four years in Fiji
from 1875 to 1879.
Fiji and the Fijians Vol.1 by the Rev. Thomas
Williams of the Wesleyan Mission in Fiji. First
published in 1858 and reprinted by the Fiji Museum.
The United States Exploring Expedition by Commodore
Charles Wilkes, first published in 1845 and reprinted
in facsimile by the Fiji Museum. An account of
four years in Fiji with a wealth of detail of
life in the Fiji Islands
Paddy Ryans Fijis Natural Heritage.
Children of the Sun by Glen Craig.
Case bound, large format coffee table presentations
featuring the people of the Fiji Islands. Copies
available at FVB head office, Suva
Fiji - The Uncharted
Sea by Federico Busonero.
Case bound, large format coffee table presentation
of Fijis unique marine environment. Copies
available at FVB head office, Suva.