Packing For Your Fiji Vacation - Land and Sea

May 9, 2008 · Print This Article

vatulele islandDress is always casual and comfortable. We suggest loose fitting, cotton wash & wear clothing for both your cruise and land adventure if your opting for one. While you will have opportunities to dress up depending on the cruise or resort you are choosing the basics of your suitcase should be for fun and relaxing which is what you will mostly be doing on your vacation in and around Fiji

It’s a good idea to pack a change of clothing in a separate carry-on bag.

Each person is limited to 2 suitcases (up to 70 pounds/31 kilos) on international flights and only 33 pounds/15 kilos for domestic flights.

Brief Check List

  • 2 knee length shorts
  • 2 skirts or dresses
  • Blouses, shirts or t-shirts
  • Cotton trousers (denims if you plan to ride horses)
  • 2 swimsuits
  • 2 pairs of tennis or hiking shoes
  • Reef walkers
  • Thongs or sandals
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Camera, batteries & film
  • Sunscreen & toiletries
  • Medication
  • Passports & Visa’s (when required)
  • Some cash on hand, and a major credit card (many of the resorts accept major credit cards)

Cultural Hint:
Local dress in Fiji the Sulu is versital & funVisitors 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.

Popular Dress on the Island: Leave room in your bag to buy one or two!

The wrap-around “sulu” is Fiji’s 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”.

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