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Wondering what to pack for Fiji? Here are five things to wear for a luxury resort vacation. (You can use these tips for other destinations, too. Bonus!)
What to Pack for Fiji: 5 Easy Packing Tips
Written By: Kelly Ella Maz
Fiji isn’t like any other tropical beach destination. It’s a location that requires a very specific dress code. Your days will be spent tanning and snorkeling at the beach and your nights will be spent dining under the stars at a luxury resort.
The five star atmosphere calls for a wardrobe that matches. Think high quality clothing, tropical colors and a few glam touches. A trip to Fiji is a once in a lifetime experience and following these easy packing tips will have you prepared and looking your best when planning what to pack for Fiji!
You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!
Bikini, bikinis and – you guessed it – bikinis!
Most of your days in Fiji will be spent either floating in an infinity pool, paddle boarding as the sun rises or snorkeling in the ocean. Obviously a bikini is crucial, but I recommend bringing a minimum of two. When you want to get back into the water after lunch having a dry bathing suit to put on will make your afternoon that much more enjoyable. But let’s not pack any old bikini! Make it one that fits perfectly so you can comfortably participate in water sports without fear of your bikini falling off.
Bonus tip: A bikini with luxurious touches, like embellishments or metallic finishes, will fit in with the five star setting.
Kaftans – for day and night.
I’m a big fan of multi-purpose clothing for travel because it means I can pack less. A great kaftan (preferably in a bright print) is a “must” for Fiji because it can be worn so many ways. By day, wear it as a cover-up over your bikini. For an afternoon shopping trip wear it as a tunic over leggings and a tank top. For a nighttime look wear it over a fitted tank dress (or alone if it’s not sheer). Kaftans are truly the perfect piece of clothing for Fiji.
Protect that skin with a big floppy hat.
The sun is strong in Fiji and there’s no better way to keep cool and protect your skin than an oversized floppy hat. Not only does the wide brim give you more protection than a baseball cap but it’s also a much more glamorous look! You can also wear a floppy hat with your daytime outfits to look chic with minimal effort. Best of all, with a hat this big you don’t need any other accessories.
Bonus tip: Pack your hat upside down in your suitcase first, and then pack your clothes around it and inside of it to keep it safe and maximize space.
For more ideas, take a look at these packable hats!
The perfect sandal – embellished & waterproof!
Shoes often take up the most room in your suitcase so finding a versatile sandal can mean the difference between packing one or three pairs. For Fiji I recommend a rubber sandal with jeweled embellishment that can take you from the beach to cocktails and have you looking perfect for any occasion. I recently discovered a brand called Grendha and found their sandals to be the perfect option when planning what to pack for Fiji.
Take a look at our favorite pretty women’s flip flops for travel!
Workout clothes for a few on-land activities.
It may surprise you to hear that between all those luxury resorts in Fiji there’s also a ton of activities and adventure parks. I recommend packing one set of workout clothes and running shoes so you can take one day away from your resort to participate in rafting, zip lining or hiking through a rain forest! Don’t forget to pack workout clothes when planning what to pack for Fiji as they’ll also come in handy if you’re staying at one of the many resorts that offer yoga classes and personal trainers.
Use packing cubes to help you organize and even compress your belongings to maximize your space.
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What are you packing tips for what to pack for Fiji?
For more South Pacific packing list, please read:
- What to Wear on a Cruise to the South Pacific
- Backpacking New Zealand Packing List
- What to Wear in Australia: Sydney in the Summer
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Author Bio:Kelly Ella Maz is a writer and full-time traveller. Originally from Canada, she left her home to chase summer around the globe. She’s currently living in Sydney, Australia where she spends her days exploring new cafes and hidden beaches. You can follow her travels at www.kellyellamaz.com.