The heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is blessed with 322 tropical islands where you can choose from affordable accommodation to exclusive 5-star resorts, bunk down in a hostel or book an island to yourself.
Famous for its soft coral diving, white sand beaches and pristine natural environment Fiji is a leader in eco-tourism. And its events calendar is loaded with festivals and celebrations. Whether you’re into music, culture or sport, you’ll easily find an event or festival for you - even a tour or three.
Despite lingering perceptions about Fiji as a non-gay welcoming place, Tourism Fiji today says it doesn’t have any problem with Fiji being described as a gay friendly destination and welcomes LGBT visitors "to discover our culture, tradition and heritage."
In fact, being gay in Fiji has been legal since 2010 and discrimination against homosexuality has been illegal since 2009. In fact, the constitution was overhauled in 1998 to recognize sexual minorities. However, discrimination might still exist at a local level especially within traditional communities. There are still isolated instances where homosexual behavior butts heads with local laws. For example, in 2005, Australian tourist Thomas McCosker had consensual sex with a man named Dhirendra Nadan. The men were tried and jailed under the nation's sodomy law, but the conviction was subsequently overturned in August 2005 by the nation's highest court as violating the Constitution.
Tours and Things to Do - Fiji
Nadi Tivua Island Cruise - 7 hours
With the most stunning beaches, incredible diving and that castaway vibe, Fiji is perfect for an LGBTQ honeymoon or special holiday. When you're ready to travel, turn to Hugh and Ben for the best advice.
Set sail by tall ship to pristine Tivua Island, offering all the attractions of a small Fijian tropical island. Includes a guided snorkeling tour, glass-bottom boat tour, use of canoes, Kava ceremony, volleyball, morning and afternoon tea, music and entertainment and a tropical buffet luncheon.
Take a leisurely boat trip up the Navua River, passing traditional villages and through untouched beauty of waterfalls and gorges, join in a Kava ceremony, enjoy a Fijian lunch and swim in the fresh mountain water on this full-day tour.
As the sun slips below the horizon, board a Fiji sunset dinner cruise from Denarau Marina. You’ll be welcomed with a complimentary cocktail before enjoying a BBQ dinner, with the option to upgrade to include freshly caught lobster. As you are wined and dined with the glittering Pacific Ocean as your backdrop, listen to islander ballads and be entertained by a Fijian cultural show.
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There are currently flights operating to Fiji, which is open for travel, however there are Covid-19 restrictions in place. For full details visit the tourism website.