Travelling to Fiji

Fiji is open to fully vaccinated travelers from all over the world, quarantine-free.

You can now safely holiday at Matamanoa Island Resort with the knowledge that everyone you interact with will be fully vaccinated and best-practice health & hygiene practices have been implemented across the island 

Prior to booking, ensure you understand your country’s latest restrictions on travelling to and from Fiji.  These are fluid and may include mandatory tests and quarantine requirements upon your return

Getting to Fiji

Nestled in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Fiji may seem far away, but getting here is easy. Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national carrier, has regular flights from the following international destinations:

New Zealand 

Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington


Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney


Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan

United States

Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco



 You can also book through Fiji Airways codeshare partner Qantas.

Jetstar, Air New ZealandVirgin Australia and Air Vanuatu also fly regularly to Fiji


Travel Requirements

Prior to departure, all travelers to Fiji must: 

  • show proof of vaccination (16 years and older)
  • provide proof of Travel Insurance

For more detailed information on COVID-19 travel requirements see our COVID-19 FAQ page here

Visa Requirements

A four month visa is granted automatically on arrival to visitors from most countries, you can check the list here. All you need is a valid passport for at least 6 months beyond your stay. Passport holders of countries not on the automatic visa entry list will need to apply for a visa at their nearest Fiji High Commission or Embassy. Visa applications can also be lodged by fax or post to the Visa Processing Officer. For more information click here

Getting to Matamanoa

Located approximately 30km (19 miles) west of Nadi International Airport, Matamanoa Island can be reached by high-speed catamaran or speedboat (fixed schedule or private). Our Reservations Team can assist you with all your transfer needs

By Boat

South Sea Cruises

South Sea Cruises departing Port Denarau Marina daily at 12pm (return departure time: 1:30pm). This 120 minute scenic journey aboard a high-speed luxury catamaran will get you to Matamanoa Island in comfort and style. Fiji Dollars $174  per person each way. Includes complementary coach transfers from most Nadi and Denarau hotels

* Fuel Surcharge of $10 per person applies from 1 Jan 2024

Speedboat Transfer 

Commencing 1 June 2023, Purple Turtle Fiji offer a fast and convenient direct water transfer service to Matamanoa Island Resort, twice daily

The 75-minute journey departs Port Denarau Marina at 8:15am and 2:45pm (return departure times: 9:45am and 4:15pm)

Fiji Dollars $215 per person each way. Includes complementary scheduled coach transfers between Nadi Airport/Hotels and Port Denarau Marina

Water Taxi 

Departing on demand at a time suitable to you, our preferred water taxi company Purple Turtle Fiji offer a professional speedboat transfer service to/from Port Denarau Marina. Prices start from Fiji Dollars $1,055 one way (1 to 4 people) and includes coach transfers to/from Nadi Airport

Purple Turtle Fiji also offer transfers from Matamanoa Island to other island resorts and destinations in and around the Mamanuca Islands. For a full list of destinations and prices please click here

By Helicopter

Take a stunning scenic flight to Matamanoa Island by helicopter, departing on demand at a time suitable to you*, our preferred Helicopter companies of Island Hoppers and Pacific Island Air offer fast and convenient transfers from Nadi Airport or Denarau Island direct to Matamanoa Island. Prices start from $706 FJD per person** one way (weight restrictions apply)

Matamanoa Island Resort is fully accredited under the Care Fiji Commitment program, a government led initiative developed in line with World Health Organisation guidelines to give visitors to Fiji an assurance for a healthy, safe holiday, through the implementation of best-practice COVID-19 policies and protocols.

What you can expect when booking a holiday with Matamanoa Island Resort:

  • 100% fully vaccinated staff and guests
  • Fully trained staff in best-practice Health & Hygiene procedures
  • Fully trained Wellness Ambassador to monitor safety standards and a point of contact for guests
  • Best-practice health & hygiene across the island

For more information on COVID-19 travel, see Tourism Fiji’s official Travelling to Fiji page which is regularly updated with the latest travel requirements and information