Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own.

HUGE Virgin sale: Bali, Vanuatu, Fiji or Samoa from $399 RETURN


Time to work on that tan.

TL;DR: What's the deal with this flight sale?

Cheapest flight available:
Gold Coast to Bali for $399 return

Travel dates
18 October 2022 - 1 June 2023

Flexible fares?

Baggage included?

Book with Virgin Australia

Dust off your passports and pull out that swimwear. Virgin Australia is sending you to the beaches of Bali, Vanuatu, Fiji and Samoa with a price tag that is too good to pass up.

The cheapest flights are from Gold Coast to Bali at just $399 return. Yup, RETURN.

Other top fares we're eyeing are:

  • Adelaide to Bali from $425 return
  • Sydney to Nadi (Fiji) from $469 return
  • Brisbane to Samoa from $549 return
  • Melbourne to Vanuatu from $585 return
  • Canberra to Nadi (Fiji) from $635 return

Travel dates range from 18 October 2022 to 1 June 2023. As to be expected, blackout dates around the school holidays apply.

But hey, if you don't have kids that's probably going to work in your favour as there'll be fewer people and more space on the beach for you.

How good is this Virgin Australia sale?

As far as price goes, even budget airline Jetstar can't beat some of these prices. We took a quick look on its site and found similar flights from Gold Coast to Bali in May 2023 for $380 one-way or $723 return.

With fares from $399, Virgin is nearly 45% cheaper than Jetstar.

So what's keeping these prices down? They are Lite fares and only include your seat plus 7 kilograms of carry-on luggage.

If you want to stay on the sands the whole time that could be totally doable. If you're a heavy packer or wish to travel around a bit more, you may want to include checked luggage which will add at least $60 to your return airfare. This is based on a Choice seat from Gold Coast to Bali.

These fares at a glance

  • OK flexibility: Virgin Australia no longer offers flexible flights. To get this you'll need to book a Choice fare or higher. This lets you make changes for free (a fare difference may apply) or cancel for a refund (an $80 fee for Choice applies).
  • Great airline: Virgin Australia was recently named one of the top 10 airlines in the world by AirlineRatings. It was especially commended for its cabin crew.
  • Great frequent flyer points: Velocity card holders will earn 5 Velocity Points for every dollar spent in this sale.
  • Good travel time: Most flights are non-stop though there are a handful that require a Brisbane or Melbourne stopover.
  • Great weather: All of these destinations have dry season dates to travel in to make your holiday a pleasant one. In short, Bali and Vanuatu's dry season is from April to October, Samoa's is from May to October and Fiji is best from September to November before the summer holiday crowds descend.

This sale ends 11.59pm AEST 29 July 2022 unless sold out.

Full list of flights in the Virgin Australia Island Escape sale

FromToViaTravel period fromTravel period toFare typeFare (Return)Book
Gold CoastBali (Denpasar)2-May-202331-May-2023Lite$399Book flights
AdelaideBali (Denpasar)Melbourne7-Feb-202326-Mar-2023Lite$425Book flights
AdelaideBali (Denpasar)Melbourne7-Feb-202326-Mar-2023Choice$455Book flights
Gold CoastBali (Denpasar)2-May-202331-May-2023Choice$459Book flights
BrisbaneBali (Denpasar)3-May-202326-May-2023Lite$469Book flights
MelbourneBali (Denpasar)1-May-202331-May-2023Lite$469Book flights
SydneyFiji (Nadi)1-May-20231-Jun-2023Lite$469Book flights
BrisbaneVanuatu (Port Vila)10-Mar-202329-Mar-2023Lite$475Book flights
BrisbaneVanuatu (Port Vila)19-Apr-202331-May-2023Lite$475Book flights
SydneyFiji (Nadi)1-Feb-202331-Mar-2023Lite$479Book flights
BrisbaneBali (Denpasar)1-Feb-202323-Mar-2023Lite$489Book flights
SydneyBali (Denpasar)4-May-202328-May-2023Lite$489Book flights
SydneyFiji (Nadi)19-Oct-20224-Nov-2022Lite$489Book flights
BrisbaneBali (Denpasar)18-Oct-20227-Dec-2022Lite$499Book flights
BrisbaneFiji (Nadi)1-May-20231-Jun-2023Lite$499Book flights
MelbourneBali (Denpasar)6-Feb-202323-Mar-2023Lite$499Book flights
SydneyBali (Denpasar)7-Feb-202310-Mar-2023Lite$499Book flights
BrisbaneVanuatu (Port Vila)10-Mar-202329-Mar-2023Choice$505Book flights
BrisbaneFiji (Nadi)1-Feb-202330-Mar-2023Lite$509Book flights
MelbourneBali (Denpasar)1-May-202331-May-2023Choice$509Book flights
BrisbaneFiji (Nadi)1-Nov-202229-Nov-2022Lite$519Book flights
SydneyBali (Denpasar)4-May-202328-May-2023Choice$529Book flights
BrisbaneSamoa (Apia)23-Mar-20231-Jun-2023Lite$549Book flights
SydneySamoa (Apia)22-Mar-20235-Apr-2023Lite$550Book flights
SydneySamoa (Apia)29-Apr-202321-May-2023Lite$550Book flights
MelbourneFiji (Nadi)2-May-20231-Jun-2023Lite$559Book flights
MelbourneFiji (Nadi)2-Feb-202329-Mar-2023Lite$569Book flights
MelbourneFiji (Nadi)1-Nov-202229-Nov-2022Lite$579Book flights
MelbourneVanuatu (Port Vila)Brisbane19-Apr-202331-May-2023Lite$585Book flights
SydneyVanuatu (Port Vila)Brisbane19-Apr-202331-May-2023Lite$585Book flights
SydneySamoa (Apia)22-Mar-20235-Apr-2023Choice$600Book flights
BrisbaneSamoa (Apia)23-Mar-20231-Jun-2023Choice$609Book flights
MackayFiji (Nadi)Brisbane1-Feb-202330-Mar-2023Lite$619Book flights
MelbourneVanuatu (Port Vila)Brisbane19-Apr-202331-May-2023Choice$625Book flights
SydneyVanuatu (Port Vila)Brisbane19-Apr-202331-May-2023Choice$625Book flights
TownsvilleFiji (Nadi)Brisbane1-Feb-202328-Mar-2023Lite$625Book flights
CanberraFiji (Nadi)Brisbane1-Nov-202229-Nov-2022Lite$635Book flights
CanberraFiji (Nadi)Brisbane1-Feb-202329-Mar-2023Lite$635Book flights
MackayFiji (Nadi)Brisbane1-Feb-202330-Mar-2023Choice$659Book flights
TownsvilleFiji (Nadi)Brisbane1-Feb-202328-Mar-2023Choice$665Book flights
CanberraFiji (Nadi)Brisbane1-Nov-202229-Nov-2022Choice$675Book flights
PerthFiji (Nadi)Brisbane5-May-202328-May-2023Lite$779Book flights
PerthFiji (Nadi)Brisbane3-Feb-202327-Mar-2023Lite$789Book flights
PerthFiji (Nadi)Brisbane5-May-202328-May-2023Choice$819Book flights
PerthVanuatu (Port Vila)Brisbane30-Apr-202328-May-2023Lite$845Book flights
PerthVanuatu (Port Vila)Brisbane30-Apr-202328-May-2023Choice$885Book flights

Get more from Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and 6. Finder Group Privacy & Cookies Policy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Go to site