Fiji, like many Pacific and Asian countries allows you to travel light and with the minimal amount of clothes.
As I’ve written in previous posts, I allow for three sets of clothes.
- One you’re wearing
- One you’re washing and it’s hanging up to dry
- One is in your pack
Depending on the calibre of accommodation will depend on what you choose to bring. 5 Star Hotels will have a higher expectation of attire than say a homestay. Comfort is number one priority. Keep things simple, that mix and match easily. There’s a good chance you’ll be wearing the same clothes over and over again so choose wisely.
Here is a list of everything that I took (including what I wore to and from Australia to Fiji and return that covers all occasions for a seven-day September trip:
- 1 x North Face long black pants with lots of pockets, some with zips
- 1 x Kathmandu black shorts that come to about 10cm above the knee
- 1 x black knee-length cotton skirt that comes just below the knee
- 2 x sleeveless black cotton t-shirts
- 2 x black cotton underwear
- 1 x bra
- 1 x pair of cotton sports socks
- 1 x light long-sleeved cotton shirt that cover shoulders for sun protection (didn’t use)
- 1 x sarong just because they are so handy (used all the time)
- 1 x wide-brimmed straw hat to wear around the pool and on the beach
- 1 x scarf
- 1 x runners (worn on plane to and from Fiji)
- 1 x pair of Birkis (wore every day)
- 1 x swimsuit
- 1 x glasses (which I wear all the time & 1 spare just in case)1 x ear plugs
Apart from toiletries, the other items I brought were:
- iPhone, charger, headphones – click here for more info
- Computer with cables and chargers
- Pocket knife
- 1 litre Sigg bottle
- Mini first aid kit – click here for more info
- 1 small karabiners to attach things to my tote bag
- 2 x small wallets – one for local currency and one that holds Australian currency & credit cards
- Passport in a wallet with travel documents
- Foldable bag
- My travelling owl – click here for more info
Not much really and only weighed in at 8kgs at the airport and on the return trip weighed 8.5kgs. I’m not much of a shopper and there isn’t alot to buy in Fiji.
Now it’s your turn. Share your stories on what you’ve taken away that’s been useful and what hasn’t in the comments below.