Fiji Islands Information
A horseshoe shaped archipelago scattered over 1,290,000 sq. km across the South Pacific Ocean, Fijians inhabit just 100 of the more than 300 Fijian islands. Fiji is known across the globe for charming and friendly locals who welcome visitors to their shores. The sound of Bula, a greeting meaning hello, is almost always accompanied by a relaxed smile and a casual wave whether the greeter is a young child or a village elder. Fiji’s most treasured asset, and the one that lingers in most travellers minds long after their tan has faded, are genuinely friendly locals and smiling faces throughout the Fijian islands.
Straddling latitudes between 12 and 21 degrees South, Fiji basks in a tropical climate that rarely dips below daily maximums of 26 degrees (Celsius). A thriving tourism industry takes full advantage of Fiji’s stunning natural attractions, ensuring there is an endless choice of things to do in Fiji. Your Fiji holiday could be as energetic or as relaxing as you choose. Thrilling or therapeutic, it’s all here.
No matter whether your ideal Fiji activity is lazing on a tropical beach, paddling in gin-clear waters, tasting fresh tropical fruits and seafood or being massaged into oblivion, Fiji has a holiday style to suit. But there is much on offer too for those who care to cast their gaze beyond the coconut studded horizon. Perhaps you’re a little more adventurous and active or want to meet the locals and immerse yourself in the culture during your Fiji holiday? With Fiji’s balmy year round climate perfect for enjoying the great outdoors there’s plenty of activities for all sorts of visitors.
For a start, Fiji has some of the best international standard golf courses in the South Pacific. Denarau Island is popular with golf enthusiasts, both for championship fairways, but so too for some of Fiji’s finest international resorts, all of which are easily accessible from Nadi. A little further afield along shores of Viti Levu, the Coral Coast has been dazzling holidaymakers almost half a century since holidaymakers first discovered Fiji’s delightful treasures. Protected beaches inshore and surf breaks offshore attract families looking to have it all in one convenient location. Keep travelling east and the swanky waterfront Pacific Harbour offers resort style living amongst lushly landscaped gardens and fairways, all within easy reach of Fiji’s capital Suva. Suva itself is awash in colonial and South Pacific history, offering a fascinating insight into a Pacific Islands metropolis with plenty of colourful Melanesian character.
On the North Coast of Viti Levu travellers will find a Fiji untouched, far from any crowds. Where Bligh Water laps the shores of Fiji’s main island, locals get about life much as they’ve always done, welcoming adventurous travellers to immerse themselves in island life beneath the shadow of dramatic volcanic peaks
But for many travellers to Fiji, nothing less than sun kissed beaches dotted with palm trees will do. The Mamanuca Islands lay a short boat ride (or seaplane, for that matter) away from Nadi and offer something for everyone, including Fiji’s only overwater bures at Likuliku. So too the Yasawas, a string of islands to the north of the Mamanuca’s. Sailing, diving, snorkelling, beaches, walks, village visits, island resorts from budget through to uber luxe and everything in between can be found in this dreamy archipelago chain. Can’t make up your mind which island to visit? Why not island hop by boat or seaplane and try out a few of them!
Fiji’s second largest island Vanua Levu has been luring divers in particular to her southern shores ever since Jacques Cousteau documented the underwater world for all to see. For good reason, the Somosomo Strait is world-renown as one of the best. Across the Somosomo Strait the garden island of Taveuni attracts travellers who revel in the natural beauty of a lushly forested island. Waterfalls, national park forests and accommodation in keeping with a natural paradise add to the attraction. Another region perfect for nature lovers is Kadavu Island to the south of Viti Levu. Somewhat far-flung, her remoteness is actually one of the main attractions. Birdlife and a glorious South Pacific lagoon are one of the main attractions, but so too is the opportunity for hikers to stretch their legs on extended elevated trails on a continental island.
Yes, Fiji truly does have a holiday experience to suit most every traveller. Visit each of our regions to find the one that fulfils your holiday dreams.
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