When people picture Fiji, most think of a tropical paradise — and with good reason. In the Fiji islands, you can relax on its many beaches, dive its famous waters, climb a mountain, or backpack its islands’ interiors — all in one day if you like.
Located about 1,700 kilometres northwest of New Zealand in the South Pacific, Fiji is composed of more than 330 volcanic islands, though most of Fiji's island population is located on Viti Levu.
Because Fijian travel offers a wonderful blend of cultures and customs, tourists experience a vast array of dining options, leisure activities, and sights to see.
Getting in and around Fiji
A number of airlines fly into Fiji, including the country's international carrier, Air Pacific, which offers direct flights from (amongst others) Auckland, Christchurch, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Other airlines that fly into Fiji include Qantas, Air New Zealand, and Pacific Blue.
Passengers will likely fly into Fiji's, Nadi International Airport on the west coast of Viti Levu. There's only one terminal, so you've no need to worry about tromping through a large confusing complex!
Taxis are available right outside the airport, and local buses are close by.
Tourists can rent almost anything on wheels: cars, motorcycles, bicycles, as well as hail a taxi or hop on a bus in the more populous areas. And unless you plan to spend all of your time in your hotel, you'll need a mode of transportation to explore all of the great sites and grand adventures in Fiji.
Fiji Car Hire
This is definitely a town to discover and explore, and you may want the privacy of your own vehicle to do this in, so hiring a car would suit your needs. Car hire is available in most places, just ask your hotel reception.
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Whatever your travel style: from luxury vacation to budget hostels, Fijian holidays offer you plenty of options.
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- Turtle Island Fiji is a luxury traveller’s dream, with 14 lavish bures with sweeping views and all of the amenities you could wish for. You can even rent the entire island.
- Treasure Island Resort Fiji offers 67 modern bures with private balconies, miles of white sandy beaches, fine dining options, bars, kids' club, and nightlife.
- Bedarra Beach Inn Fiji (Coral Coast) provides standard or deluxe rooms with amenities such as air conditioning, refrigerators, and tea and coffee makers.
- Safari Island Lodge (Sunshine Coast) offers beachfront bures, villa rentals, private lodge rooms, or family-style accommodations.
- Aquarius Fiji (Nadi) offers accommodations ranging from dorm to hotel rooms, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, and airport shuttle service.
Things to do in Fiji
Scuba diving in
Fiji . Fiji is famous for its soft coral, but you’ll find endless diversity and every colour of the rainbow beneath its crystal-clear waters.
Backpack diverse terrain. With more than 330 mountainous islands, backpackers will never run out of terrain to explore. From the easy adventures of coastal areas to the more rugged, remote terrain of the islands' interiors, you can choose the journey that appeals to you.
Sightsee Fiji's rainforests. Unlike many other tropical rainforests, you needn't worry here about running into dangerous animals or insects. Make a special point of seeing Bouma Falls on the Fijian island of Taveuni. Fans of the movie The Blue Lagoon will recognize it as a backdrop from the film.
Fiji Water Sports , If you've found your true home in the water, you can take your pick of almost limitless options in Fiji: sea kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, a jet ski safari off the Mamanuca Islands, and much more. Fiji's marvellous climate means taking to the seas is always an option.
Guided tour of Fiji's capital city, Suva. For history buffs or those wanting to learn about the local culture this tour is essential. You'll take in sights including Government House, Fiji Museum, Albert Park, Botanical Gardens, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Fijian Handicraft Centre, and diverse religious houses of worship, with a little time for shopping thrown in too.
Arts Village. Cultural mavens will love the Arts Village in Pacific Harbour. Treat yourself to performances of traditional dances, watch skilled artisans make pottery, and even take part in a tour of their village.
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Day trips in and around Nadi
Golf. If you're a golf lover Fiji offers 10 golf courses, including four 18-hole courses: Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, Fiji Golf Club-Suva, Nadi Airport Golf Club, and Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club.
Day tour to a pearl farm. Learn how Fiji produces its world-renowned coloured pearls with a tour on the northern island of Vanua Levu.
Shop 'til you drop. In Fiji, you can find everything from open-air markets offering local foods and goods to upscale boutique clothes. If you're looking to bring back something uniquely Fijian, consider browsing for carved Tanoa bowls, in which the national drink of “yaqona” (kava) is mixed and served, or replicas of war masks, woven baskets, and pottery.
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple , located in Nadi, is Fiji's largest Hindu Temple. This is a great example of the cultural and architectural diversity that can be found throughout the country.
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