Imagine a land where pearly beaches are shaded by stooping palms. Imagine a place bathed in tropical warmth and lapped by the teal-blue swells of the South Pacific. Imagine somewhere scented by frangipani blooms and steeped in enthralling Melanesian culture. Bingo: You've got Fiji. Set 1,100 miles across the ocean from North Island, cheap flights to Fiji from New Zealand can take as little as three hours when going direct to the Nadi International Airport. It's also possible to get bargain deals on the route with airlines going indirect through cities in Australia.
Castaway Island is everything its name implies – remote, pristine, and washed by see-through oceans where coconut shells slosh to and fro.
Romance flows on the Mamanuca Islands, where you can be totally alone between the turquoise Pacific and the emerald jungles of Fiji.
You'll be lost in a sea of orchids amid the mind-boggling botanic displays of the Garden of the Sleeping Giant.