February is the low season for travel to Fiji as it's the middle of the rainy season. It's one of the least busy months of the year, which is great news if you want a peaceful vacation at a good price. Relax on a beach between rain showers or go in search of gushing waterfalls. Find out more about where and what to do in Fiji in February below.

Weather

As a tropical country, Fiji has two seasons: the wet (rainy) season and the dry season. February is in the middle of the wet season, also sometimes called Fiji's summer. You should expect some daily rain, but this might vary between a short, sharp shower and torrential rain all day. Being "summer," February is also a hot and humid month. When it's not raining, the sun can be very hot and strong. Although temperatures are relatively uniform year-round in Fiji, expect high temperatures of up to 86°F (30°C).

As well as "normal" wet weather in February, there's the threat from cyclones, which bring heavy rains and wind and can be very destructive. Luckily, there's usually plenty of warning when one is on its way. Buy flexible flights and accommodation if possible, and be prepared to change your plans with a few days' notice if you end up in the path of an approaching cyclone.

Crowds & Costs

The rainy season, in general, is the low season for travel to Fiji, and February is a quiet time after a short rush around Christmas and New Year in late December. With Australian and New Zealander schools generally back at the end of January or early February, you won't see many other travelers. This is one of the cheapest times of year for flights and accommodation, and you may find a bargain.

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Where to Go

Choose your idyllic island beach wisely if you're traveling to Fiji for a beach getaway this month. The west coast of Viti Levu is drier than other parts, so it makes sense to pick a resort around Nadi. Luckily, there are many resorts around here for this reason, so there are plenty of options. For an exceptionally luxurious experience, head to Denarau Island (not technically an island), west of Nadi.

Shelter from the rain or the sun in Fiji in February by visiting the country's most extensive subterranean cave system, Naihehe Cave. As well as being huge and having impressive natural features, Naihehe Cave was used by Fiji's last known tribe of cannibals in the 19th century, and you can still see some of their ritual items on display. To get there, you need to float up the Sigatoka River, in southwestern Viti Levu, on a raft and then hike 15 minutes to the entrance.

What to Do

February is a great time to go chasing waterfalls in Fiji—or to cool off with a swim in one. As the rainy season has been underway for a few months, waterfalls have quite a lot of water. Check out the Bouma National Heritage Park on Taveuni Island, which has three impressive cascades which can be hiked to. Alternatively, the Koroyanitu National Park is more accessible from mainland Viti Levu and is home to one of the tallest waterfalls in Fiji, Savuione Falls.

Keen surfers flock to Fiji year-round; the rainy season can be a great time to catch a wave. Tropical storms around northeastern Australia send excellent waves and shorter swells to Fiji. Plus, as this is the low season for tourism, you won't have to compete with other surfers for space. The Mamanuca Islands and Taveuni are especially popular surfing spots, with plenty of intermediate and advanced-level breaks and a few beginner-friendly options too.

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