If there’s adventure in your soul, Fiji is the place to indulge it. The Fiji Islands in the South Pacific are an archipelago of over 330 islands packed with attractions that can be found no where else and offers a unique experiential opportunity for the visitor. Whether you seek Romance, Relaxation, Cultural Immersion, Cruising the Sea, or the Ultimate Eco-Tourism escapade, you’ll find fulfillment here.
A nature lover’s delight, Fiji has an unspoiled, unique environment of extreme beauty and tranquility. Adrift for millennia in splendid isolation in the blue of the South Pacific it has escaped the evils of industrial progress, the incursions of dangerous animals, poisonous snakes, spiders and pestilent diseases such as malaria. It awaits your discovery.
Our 333 islands can sizzle with excitement or murmur with the quiet calm of pristine nature. Where else can you swim with huge, harmless manta rays congregating by the shore, snorkel over giant rainbow gardens of soft coral, or scuba dive the White Wall and famous Astrolabe Reef. Fiji is where the Cloud Breaker, the incredible six-metre wave found offshore at Tavarua, draws surfers from around the world.
It is also where you can float in the calm, quiet waters of a turquoise lagoon at sunset or walk alone through lush rainforest. It is where the sun shines almost everyday and when it does rain, people rush outside for a rainbath in the warm, brief downpour of a tropical shower which ends as quickly as it began. This is where life is lived for the joy of it all, where rushing is rude, and the name of a new friend is never forgotten. Fiji is where people wear flowers tucked in theirhair, not to impress visitors, but because they like to.
The rugged north coast is known as the Sunshine Coast for its relatively dry climate. This mountainous region around Rakiraki is home to the world renowned ‘Fiji Water’. Visits to the Fiji Water Plan can be arranged beforehand.
As Fiji’s airport town, Nadi is where most visitors hear their first BULA. The colorful marketplace, located only a few minutes drive from the airport, features yaqona stalls, homemade souvenirs and local culture. Nadi ia also the gateway to the Mamanuca Group where leisurely options include laid back surfer camps and exlcusive hideaways.
Set among deep blue waters with fringing coral reefs of turquoise and pastel green, the Mamanuca Islands and the islands of Nadi Bay offer tourists some of Fiji’s most outstanding island beauty. Home to a range of resorts that are as different as they are unique. The Yasawa Islands largely contains Backpacker resorts with a number of 5-star properties as well.
The Coral Coast begins at Momi, approximately 20 kilometres south of Nadi. The paved highway meanders through spectacular scenery featuring Fijian villages, sugar cane fields, coral lagoons and beaches.
Pacific Harbour best known as the ‘Adventure Capital’, was developed as a complete visitor destination with its own 18 hole championship golf course and inland waterway. The nearby island of Beqa (pronounced Ben-ga), home of the legendary firewalkers, is a world renowned diving location. Fishing and a host of other activities await the visitor.
Suva, the Capital of Fiji, was developed in the late 1800s and retains much of the character of the colonial period. Its many attractions include shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, markets, a museum and sightseeing tours.
Although there are more than 300 islands in the Fiji Islands, few are inhabited. Fiji’s islands have something to offer the curious visitor searching for an isolated spot or true adventure. One such island is Ovalau, home of Fiji’s old capital, Levuka.
Another distant attraction is the Lau Group of 57 islands that lie midway between Fiji and Tonga. This is the most isolated of the Fijian islands with little tourism development. A back-to-nature experience for the most adventurous.
The Kadavu Group, Fiji’s fourth-largest island lies about 100 kilometres south of Viti Levu. Divers are particularly fascinated by the 50km-long Astrolabe Reef which encloses a lagoon containing a number of islands.
Fiji’s northern region includes its second and third largest islands, Vanua Levu and Taveuni, as well as the smaller islands of Laucala, Qamea, Matagi, Namenalala, Nukubati and Kaimbu. In the north, agriculture is the dominant activity while in the south there’s few finer places to visit than Savusavu, a small but pretty town with a number of hot springs nearby. With divers drawn to Taveuni for its amazing underwater habitant including the 31km long rainbow reef. The region is home to more than a dozen resorts which are easily accessible by air or local ferry. Most are small and intimate and offer the type of vacation difficult to find anywhere else in the world.
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