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Things to see in Fiji

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Fiji’s main attraction is its natural paradise of palm-fringed beaches, blue waters and lush inland hills. Photographing your tropical holiday like a postcard is a breeze when you’re on the beautiful sandy beaches of the Mamanuca Islands. The same goes for the Yasawas, where you can also dive for the dark limestone cave of Sawa-i-Lau. Explore the sand dunes of Sigatoka Valley, once used as a cemetery, or dive into the depths of Viti Levu to see Fiji’s wildlife in the beautiful jungle-covered Kulu Ecological Park. Join the crowds on virtually any island to dive and marvel at Fiji’s underwater beauty, or opt for a challenging hike along the ridges and through the dense rainforest of Bouma National Park on Taveuni. Tall jungle trees, a variety of colourful birds, waterfalls and volcanic peaks are just some of the island’s many attractions.

In short, the natural treasures alone are worth the trip, but this island nation also has many cultural attractions to offer. On Nadi is the magnificent Sleeping Giant’s Garden, once owned by the famous actor Raymond Burr, who lived there. It contains over 20 hectares of orchids native to Fiji, many cultivated and exotic plants and a beautiful water lily pond. Take a trip to one of the many villages to participate in a kava ceremony or see one of the many other cultural traditions that still exist. The village of Navala (on Viti Levu) still retains its traditional ridges, making it an excellent choice. For a deeper insight into the country’s history and culture, the Fiji Museum in Suva is a good addition to your trip.

Sport

  • Rugby is the national sport and even in the poorest villages, children can be seen playing rugby outdoors on any available field, using plastic bottles or similar as a substitute if they cannot afford a real rugby ball. ANZ Stadium in Suva is Fiji’s national stadium, and the Fijian national team usually performs a traditional war dance called Cibi before every Test match. Fiji competes in the Pacific Nations Cup with neighbouring Tonga and Samoa and regularly sends teams to the Rugby World Cup, twice reaching the quarter-finals. As well as the traditional 15-a-side game, Fiji regularly competes in Rugby Sevens, where it is currently the most dominant team in the world. It was the most successful team in the Hong Kong Sevens tournament and the gold medallist in the first Rugby Sevens tournament at the Olympic Games.

How To Travel To Fiji

By planeNadi International Airport is Fiji's main international airport. Suva Airport also offers some international flights. Fiji Airways flies directly to Fiji from Los Angeles (LAX) and Honolulu (HNL) in the USA, as well as from Hong Kong (HKG) and many other places. Korean Air offers three weekly flights...

How To Travel Around Fiji

There are a variety of public transport options in Fiji, including buses, "shared taxis" and private taxis. Fares are very reasonable: F$1 to F$2 from Colo-i-Suva to Suva Bus Station by bus, F$17 from Nadi Bus Station to Suva by shared taxi (shared taxis are usually white minivans that...

Destinations in Fiji

Regions in FijiFiji can be divided into nine island groups:Viti LevuIt is the largest and most important island in the country. It has the largest population, is economically the most developed and is home to the capital Suva.Vanua LevuThe second largest island, surrounded by a few small islands in...

Weather & Climate in Fiji

The climate in Fiji is tropical and warm all year round with minimal extremes. Warm season in Fiji is between November and April while the cooler season is from May to October. Temperatures in the cold season are still an average of 22 ° C.Rainfall varies, with heavier rainfall...

Accommodation & Hotels in Fiji

Most Fijian travel agencies require a "deposit" at the time of booking, which is usually a 15-20% commission. As this is a deposit, it is often advantageous to book only one night initially and then negotiate a lower price for the following nights (if space is available).Many smaller and...

Things to do in Fiji

Whitewater Rafting, Rivers Fiji, P.O. Box 307 Pacific Harbour, Fiji, +1-209-736-0597. Box 307 Pacific Harbour, Fiji, +1-209-736-0597. Rivers Fiji offers rafting and sea kayaking tours six days a week.The Pearl, Queens Road, Pacific Harbour, Pacific Coast, Fiji, +679-773-0022. The Pearl Fiji Championship Golf Course and Country Club is located...

Food & Drinks in Fiji

Food in FijiResidents eat in the cafés and small restaurants that can be found in every town. The food is healthy, cheap and of varying quality. What you order from the menu is often better than what comes out of the glass window, except in places that sell a...

Money & Shopping in Fiji

CurrencyIn Fiji, the currency is the Fiji dollar. Notes include: $2, $5, $10, $20, $50. Coins include: 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, $1 and recently a $2 coin.TippingThere is virtually no tipping in Fiji. Therefore, there are no tips for taxis, hotels, bellboys, restaurants, etc. However,...

Festivals & Holidays in Fiji

DateFestivalNotes1 JanuaryNew Year's DayThe celebrations can last for a week or even a month in some areas. In Fiji, it is customary to beat drums and throw water on each other. Fireworks and an annual street festival welcome the New Year in the heart of Suva, the country's capital....

Internet & Communications in Fiji

Public phones are plentiful and generally easy to find (look around the shops). All phones are prepaid - you must first buy a scratch code card (F$5, F$10 or more nominal). To make a call, call the card-issuing office, enter the code (which is on the card) and the...

History Of Fiji

Ancient historyThe pottery of Fijian cities shows that Fiji was settled before or around 3500 to 1000 BC, although the question of migration to the Pacific is still relevant. It is thought that the Lapita people or the ancestors of the Polynesians first settled the islands, but little is...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Fiji

Stay safe in FijiMost crime takes place in Suva and Nadi, far away from the resort areas. The best advice is to stay on hotel grounds after dark and exercise extreme caution in Suva, Nadi and other urban areas after dark. Travellers have been victims of violent crime, especially...

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