Packing Essentials

Checklist for Island Paradise

 

Tropical bliss awaits you on your Fiji holiday, so prepare to pack for warm and warmer. Travel light with a capsule of absolute essentials only. After all, you really don’t need much on island paradise.


Fiji Packing Essentials

 
Items To Pack
Traveller Tips
General Travel Items
  • Passport
  • Tickets
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Bookings confirmation documents (accommodation, activities, restaurant reservations etc.)
  • In-case-of-emergency contact names and numbers
  • Money (combination of local cash and credit cards)
  • Chargers and adaptors
  • Ditch the paperwork and save a digital copy of all your travel documents (including passport scans) in Dropbox or Google Drive. 
  • Fiji’s electrical outlets are Type 1 with three-pins – identical with Australia and New Zealand.
  • There are no ATMs out in the remote islands, so always have local cash handy.
Personal Care Products
  • Essential toiletry products
  • Female hygiene products
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Antibacterial hand wipes
  • First aid kit (antibiotics, antiseptic spray, Band-Aids, gauze etc.)
  • Essential medications
  • Eye drops (for dry eyes or contact lenses wearers)
  • Sun protection (sunscreen & lip balm with SPF)
  • Insect repellent
  • Check with your hotel or resort on what they supply (shampoos, lotions, etc.) to avoid over-packing.
  • Bring medicine for stomach upsets and tablets for diarrhoea.
Clothing - Women
  • Socks
  • Under garments
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Pants/trousers
  • Dress
  • Sarong (Sulu)
  • Cardigan of Jumper
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Dress modestly and cover your arms and shoulders when walking around in towns and villages.
  • Shawls, wraps or cardigans are great for cool evenings and UV protection.
  • Don’t wear bathing suits, short shorts or tank tops in public. Stick to beaches and resorts only.
  • Do not swim or sunbathe topless (it’s illegal).
Clothing - Men
  • Socks
  • Under garments
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Pants/trousers
  • Jacket
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Always wear a shirt in towns or villages.
  • Bring a light jacket for cool evenings and for UV protection.
  • Pack a collared shirt and trousers for dining at upscale eateries.
  • Do not leave your hat or cap on when visiting a village (it’s considered offensive).
Beach Essentials
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (with at least SPF 30 protection)
  • Swimsuit
  • Board shorts
  • Plastic reef walking shoes
  • Aloe Vera (for sunburns)
  • Beach bag or tote
  • Beach towel
  • You can purchase beach essentials at local shops or pharmacies in Fiji, however bringing your own can incur savings.
  • Always bring more than one bathing suit so you can alternate between each, as one is being washed/dried.
Diving Essentials
  • Goggles
  • Rash vests
  • Snorkel mask
  • Hydrogen Peroxide and Iodine (for coral cuts)
  • Water camera
  • Most resorts and diving operators provide snorkelling equipment for rent or loan, including tanks, weights and belts.
  • Check online or call ahead of time to confirm if there’s any additional diving gear you need to bring.
Hiking Essentials
  • Water bottle
  • Raincoat or waterproof jacket
  • Good walking shoes
  • Small LED flashlight or headlamp
  • Backpack
  • Umbrellas and raincoats are only necessary if you’re travelling to Fiji in the wet season where there may be the odd tropical downpour
For Baby/Toddlers
  • Baby food/formula
  • Nappies
  • Eardrops
  • Disposable baby wipes
  • Snacks
  • Cot
  • Car seat
  • Folding stroller/pram
  • Dummies
  • Teething gels
  • Spare underwear
  • Extra change of clothes and bathing suit
  • Inflatable floaties
  • Toys
  • Games/puzzles
  • Books
  • Colouring books/pencils
  • Portable changing mats
  • Snorkelling mask (optional extra)
  • There are Kids Clubs available at major resorts, where entertainment for the little ones will be ample. However, it’s handy to bring some toys and games for the plane ride to keep children occupied.
  • Always pack EXTRA – extra food, nappies and clothing – for contingencies.
  • Spending too much time underwater can result in earaches or ‘swimmer’s ears’, making ear drops a must-pack.
  • Always check in with your hotel or resort ahead of time to see if they supply cots – if not, pack your own.
Other
  • Reading material (books, magazines etc.)
  • Camera (batteries, charger, film or memory card)
  • Plastic zip-lock or garbage bags (segregating dirty/wet items)

Prescription Medications and Supplements

Prescribed medicine should be clearly labelled and accompanied by a note from your doctor or pharmacist. Ensure you have a supply for your entire trip. All medicines you are bringing into Fiji must be declared at Customs. This includes vitamins and supplements which should be in their original packaging with full content descriptions.
 
Note: Certain medications are classed as controlled drugs in Fiji (i.e. Pethidine, codeine, morphine) and you will need to apply to the Fijian Ministry of Health for permission to carry these into the country. 


Packing Tips

Luggage Limits

Double check luggage limits imposed by your airline ahead of time.

Liquid Limits

Don’t forget international liquid limits are 100mL for carry-on luggage.

Pack Light

Pack light and as little as you can – especially if you’re planning on island hopping around Fiji.

Clothing & Dress Codes

Pack clothes for all occasions. Whilst Fiji’s dress code is quite casual, some upscale eateries may require smart casual attire (e.g. dress or shirt and pants for woman, collared shirt and trousers for men).



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