Fiji is a quintessential South Pacific experience. Of the 300 islands, nearly 200 are uninhabited, while the remaining 100 are home to grass skirts, surfers, hammocks, and an astonishing blend of multicultural influences. It all runs at ‘Fiji Time’, a lengthy delay in the everyday that’s just part of the lifestyle: you’ll never be this relaxed again.
The Mamanucas group of islands are the jet-set destination, resort heavy, unbelievably beautiful and with surfing to die for, but often with little trace of the indigenous culture. To find that, head to Kadavu, where a lack of infrastructure means prehistoric villages still stand tall, surviving on subsistence farming in amongst lush, misty rainforests. The Fiji Museum at Suva gives the less intrepid their glance at local cultures, while colonial Levuka is another sumptuous taste of the Fiji of old.
If it’s the clear blue waters you’re after, snorkeling Yasawas will give you those sun-rippled sands and the chance to snorkel with manta rays. Taveuni offers sublime reef snorkeling, while kayakers head to vibrant Nananu I Ra. For a different kind of water sport, intense rafting experiences on the rivers of the Namosi Highlands include fast-paced views of the soaring mountain scenery, while the Nausori Highlands emerald green hills hide waterfalls, hefty thatched houses and views that’ll crop up in your dreams for years afterwards.
When they’re not intriguing the producers of ‘Survivor’, the hundreds of empty islands can be accessed by chartered boat. When you arrive you can hang around clear blue lagoons, make your own cocktails to drink as the sun goes down and snorkel over reefs that very few others have ever even seen. Or pretty much any other ‘The Beach’ related fantasy you feel like fulfilling, for that matter.
Known for its coasts, but culturally and colorfully enthralling inland too, Fiji is everything you’d want in a picture perfect tropical paradise. Friendly, relaxing, lively and (should you crave it to be) empty, you’ll probably never want to leave. Don’t forget the sunscreen.
Nadi, located on the western side of Viti Levu, is the third largest urban centre in Fiji. It is also the site of the main international airport and has the largest number of hotels and motel…
Suva is the capital of Fiji. It is like any "big" city: busy, lots of traffic, McDonald's (haha). I think many tourists don't even go to this side of Viti Levu, but there is actually lots to …
Sigatoka is a town in about 70 kilometers from Nadi, on Viti Levu. An ornate temple, open to public, built by Hare Krishna devotees dominates the Sigatoka skyline. Major tourist attractions i…
Savusavu has changed very little in th past 30 years or so.It has has only one main street that is a hub of activity for the southeastern portion of Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island…
Approximatively 10 km wide and 25 km long,the"Garden Island" of Fiji,not over crowded with tourists is located 7 km to the East of Vanua Levu,across the Somosomo strait.
It is one of th…
Lautoka is the second largest city of Fiji and the South Pacific. It is in the west of the island of Viti Levu, 24 kilometres north of Nadi, and is the second port of entry in Fiji, after Suv…
Rakiraki is a small town between Lautoka and Suva city along the Kings Road. The greater area is home to some of the most historical sights in Fiji, including where it is believed the earlies…
A group of about 30 islands, just over an hour away from Lautoka (by boat). Appart from a few upmarket resorts, it is predomantly a backpacker hub for fiji.
Its main attraction is its white …
Levuka,in Ovalau island is a fascinating destination because it is the place where the Fijian nation became into being.
Established as the first capital of Fiji in 1874,off the beaten track,…
The Coral Coast is the long strech between Sigatoka town and Suva ciy which is home to many of the country's best hotels and beaches.
Pacific harbour is about 3 hours drive from the Nadi airport along the coral coast. It is nicknamed the adventure captial of Fiji for the many extreme sparts and 'adventure' activies that the…