Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji is an archipelago of 332 islands, of which around 110 are inhabited, and others which become mostly or entirely submerged at high tide. The islands offer a diverse range of attractions and activities which are sure to delight everyone from water-sports enthusiasts to history-lovers. Of course, Fiji is also a great spot to simply relax and unwind!
The best time to visit Fiji is July to September, when the weather is dry and sunny. The weather remains warm the rest of the year, but you may experience tropical rain or even storms.
The local currency is Fijian Dollars (FJD) and the national languages are Fijian, English and Fiji-Hindi.
Fiji is serviced by Nadi international airport with major airlines operating flights to/from a range of destinations which includes direct daily flights to/from Los Angeles, CA. Nadi international is also serviced by a few regional budget airlines (For more information on Nadi International airport, please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadi_International_Airport).
From within Nadi, you may access Fiji’s many islands with small local flights and ferries. Also, many high-end resorts offer transfers by private boat or sea plane.
The Fiji islands offer a wealth of natural beauty. Well-preserved coral reefs teaming with fish, turtles, dolphins and sharks surround the islands, some of which are protected marine reserves, making this a great place to scuba dive. There a many dive operations in Fiji, offering courses and fun dives for beginner to advanced level divers. For those who are slightly less adventurous, the reefs and beaches also afford great swimming and snorkeling.
There are many other water based activities available also, such as sailing, kayaking, fishing, and paddle boarding. Fiji is not just about the sea – it is well worth heading inland to explore the islands’ pristine rain-forest for unparalleled trekking and even white-water rafting. The lush island of Taveuni in particular, has a wealth of natural beauty including waterfalls, ancient forest and rare orchids: in fact, more than 80% of the island is a protected National Park.
For a unique experience which can only be found in Fiji, venture to Beqa Island, just off the Southern coast of the main Island of Vitu Levu, and see the tradition of fire walking. The warriors of the local Sawau tribe walk over burning embers as part of their custom, which they demonstrate in shows for tourists.
After exploring underwater, on the sea or on land, you can head to the beach to relax. Fiji is blessed with countless white sandy beaches with some of the world’s clearest, blue water, perfect for reclining in a deck chair or hammock with a good book and maybe a cocktail!