Fiji lies at the crossroads of the South Pacific and is an important regional hub. It is situated in the heart of the South Pacific and comprises 333 islands of unspoiled beauty and tranquility. The islands are mountainous and are covered with unique tropical forests.
Fiji is surrounded by a coral reef, shallow lagoons and steep drop-offs featuring a fantastic variety of colorful soft corals, over 1,200 species of fish, and a dozen species of whales and dolphins. Due to this extraordinary maritime environment, the country is considered one of the world’s best diving destinations.
Fiji also offers a host of other activities, among them snorkeling excursions over shallow reefs, jet boating and white water rafting thrills, trekking in the tropical rainforests, cave tours, fishing, kayaking expeditions, and surfing or swimming in the crystal clear waters of a rushing river.
The people of Fiji are famous for their friendliness and most of the country is still very much untouched by the outside world. Life has changed very little for centuries. Today, much of the traditional Fijian culture is still intact and the Fijians have managed to keep their old lifestyle and customs.
Dining in Fiji offers a multiethnic culinary experience. Whether eating at a hotel, island resort, or “in town”, visitors will find a palate painted by flavors from India, China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Italy and the best of Europe as well as Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific waters.
Fiji offers a variety of accommodation, from luxury resorts and hotels to backpacker hostels. Travel around Fiji is easy by domestic airline, seaplane, helicopter, catamaran, hired car/limousine, chauffeur driven car, taxi, bus, air conditioned coach, inter-island shipping, yachts, cruise charters, outboard boat (fibre), hired scooter, motorbike or bicycle. When you make a river trip, you might end up on a ‚Äòbilibili’ or bamboo raft!
Fiji’s two International airports are Nadi, on the western side and Nausori on the east coast of Viti Levu near Suva. Most international flights arrive and depart from Nadi, with direct flights to the USA. Fiji’s national airline, Fiji Airways provides service to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Fiji Airways offers five non-stops and Air New Zealand has one out of Los Angeles. Flight time from LA to Fiji is 10 hrs. Fiji can also be reached through New Zealand and Australia.