Fiji offers some of South Pacific’s most amazing diving, snorkelling, and hiking experience – and that’s just for starters! It is a country made up of about 300 islands and is dotted with pristine beaches, rugged landscape, outdoor activities, and historical landmarks.
Viti Levu – the largest Fijian island, is home to the country’s capital Suva, the largest city in the South Pacific and housing most of Fiji’s urban population. Modern and British-colonial architecture blend in the city. From lively nightlife to active cultural traditions, Suva has it all. Some of the city’s must-visit sites are Thurston Gardens – a botanical garden with a museum, Albert Park – a recreational park overlooking the Parliament House and Colo-i-Suva Forest Park – a 2.5-sq-km forest park with hiking trails. Nadi – a small town located on the western coast of Viti Levu, has an international airport and is the main transport hub. Nadi’s main attraction is its colourful Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Hindu temple. Apart from that, Nadi also acts as an access point for getting to the Mamanuca Islands by ferry. Koroyanitu National Park divides Nadi from the picture-perfect traditional village of Navala. Even though the park offers great scenic views, it doesn’t attract many visitors – which makes it a great place to experience real Fijian life away from the crowded tourist places. Navala itself commands a beautiful setting – dotted with traditional houses and surrounded by mountain landscapes. In south-western Viti Levu lies Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, where you can explore towering sand dunes by the sea on dune hiking trails. Located on the south coast of Viti Levu, Pacific Harbour has a few beautiful beaches and offers various outdoor adventures.
Ovalau Island – located to the east of Viti Levu, is home to the former capital of Fiji – Levuka town. Famed as the first-ever UNESCO listed site in the country, Levuka is surrounded by verdant mountains and the blue sea, and is dotted with beautiful colonial-era buildings. Around a hundred kilometers south of Viti Levu lies the Kadavu group of islands. Here, you will find Fiji’s snorkeling and diving paradise – the Great Astrolabe Reef. Exploring the underwater world alongside Manta Rays and Reef Sharks is a heavenly experience to have in the Great Astrolabe Reef. Other than that, the Kadavu Group is a volcanic archipelago mainly dominated by the fourth largest island in Fiji – Kadavu Island, which also houses its only town – Vunisea. The easily accessible tropical paradise of Mamanuca Islands to the west and the rugged and remote Yasawa Islands to the north-west of Viti Levu are Fiji’s most beautiful islands. Both island groups are made up of several volcanic islands and offer fine beaches and resorts along with various water-based activities. Beachcomber, Matamanoa, and Malolo in the Mamanuca group and Kuata and Wayasewa in Yasawa group are some of the must-visit islands.
The second-largest island in Fiji, Vanua Levu is known for beautiful beaches and friendly people. Vanua Levu is separated from the nearby Taveuni Island by Somosomo Strait – a paradise of rich coral reefs that offers great diving opportunities. Taveuni Island, across the strait, is covered with verdant rainforests and abundant birdlife, and is known as Fiji’s Garden Island
People in Fiji speak Fijian, English and Fiji-Hindi, which is a mix of Indian Hindi and Bhojpuri, so communication should not be a problem. It is a great place to explore the mighty Pacific Ocean, hide away on secluded islands and experience South Pacific culture. Fiji is the paradise you dream about.
Fiji is a country located in South Pacific ocean and made up of about 300 islands.