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With a variety of islands and resorts catering to different preferences, Fiji offers the perfect getaway for everyone to experience an unforgettable vacation.

About Fiji

With white sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees, pristine waterways and a range of things to see and do, Fiji will certainly appeal to the most discerning traveller.

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Map of Fiji

Map of Fiji

Fiji comprises more than 300 Islands and islets, halfway between Hawaii and Australia.

Only about 100 of them are inhabited though.

Fiji Overview

The Melanesian peoples are the original inhabitants of the Fijian islands; dating back some 3,000 years.

Arrival of Europeans

The first European to sight the islands was probably the Dutch navigator, Abel Tasman; in 1643.

James Cook, the British navigator, explored Turtle Island in 1774.

In 1874 Fijian King Cakobau allowed the islands to become a British Crown colony.

Fiji was an important supply base during the Second World War, and Fijians even served with the British forces.

Fiji gained full independence on October 10, 1970.


Fiji has a rich cultural heritage, and you can experience it through traditional ceremonies, dance performances, and visiting local villages.


The economy of Fiji is largely based on tourism, agriculture, and fishing.

Sugar cane, coconuts, and ginger are some of the country's main agricultural products.

Fiji also has a growing manufacturing industry, particularly in the production of textiles and garments.


Fiji has a parliamentary democracy and is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Pacific Islands Forum.


The population of Fiji is around 900,000 people, with the majority being of Fijian or Indian descent.

Fijian is the official language, but English is widely spoken in Fiji.

South Pacific

Set in the tropical South Pacific, Fiji is surely the essence of a tropical island paradise.

The two main islands are Viti Levu, where the capital city Suva is located, and Vanua Levu.


Fiji is a beautiful and welcoming destination, with plenty to see and do.

Just make sure to do your research and plan ahead for the best possible tourist experience in Fiji.

Fiji Tourism

Fiji is a popular destination for tourists, especially those interested in snorkelling, diving, and other water activities.

The country is also home to a rich culture and history, with many traditional Fijian customs and practices still observed today.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Fiji is from late October to early November or from late March to early April.

During this time, the weather is generally warm and dry with less rainfall.


The official currency of Fiji is the Fijian dollar. It's best to exchange currency at the airport or in larger towns.

Fiji Activities

Fiji is known for its water sports and activities, such as snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, and sailing.

You can also explore the islands' natural beauty through hiking and visiting national parks.

Getting There

Fiji's regional airline, Fiji Airways, operates services to Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu with routes to Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Kiribati and Rotuma in the pipeline.

Holiday Destination

Fiji is known for its dreamy blue sea and white-sand beaches but it’s the famously friendly Fijian people and the unique cultural experiences that make Fiji a world-class holiday destination with a difference.

Tourism Promotion

The Fijian government’s tourism promotion arm is responsible for promoting and marketing Fiji as a visitor destination around the world.

Tourism Fiji has offices in Nadi, Sydney, Auckland, Los Angeles, London, Seoul, Mumbai and shortly Shanghai; reflecting the importance of visitors from these markets.


There are several ways to get around Fiji, including taxis, buses, and rental cars.

Ferries and small planes are also available for inter-island travel.

Where to Stay

Fiji offers a range of accommodation options, from luxury resorts to budget-friendly guesthouses.

It's important to book in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Fiji Excursions

Viti Levu

Viseisei village, at Vuda Point, is where the first Fijians arrived in their canoes some 350 years ago.


Suva, the capital of Fiji, is located on the south-east coast of Viti Levu Island.

Map of Suva
Map of Suva.

Local attractions include the Fiji Museum, Parliament House, Tappoos Shopping Center and Colo-i-Suva National Park.

Holiday Inn Suva: Victoria Parade.
Situated on Suva Harbour's shoreline, the Holiday Inn Suva is within walking distance from the city centre. The lush tropical gardens and generous pool deck setting of the hotel's grounds combine with the scenic ocean outlook to provide a 'resort' style oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of city life.

Quest Suva Apartments: Renwick Road.
Located in central Suva, Quest Suva offers a range of fully equipped studio and one bedroom serviced apartments.


Nadi, where the International Airport is situated, is the third-largest town in Fiji; located on the western side of the main island of Viti Levu.

Nadi is the tourism hub of Fiji and has a wide variety of resorts, activities, shopping and entertainment. The blend of Fijian and Western cultures offers a unique lifestyle attractive to tourists and locals alike.

Viti Levu Island

Viti Levu:
The largest island in Fiji is the arrival point for most visitors.

Vanua Levu

Vanua Levu:
The second largest island of the Fiji archipelago, and not visited by too many tourists. Visit before the hoards arrive.

Fiji Travel Tips

Take The Bus From The Airport

Be careful when you get to the airport in Nadi. People who work there will suggest some drivers to bring you to the town of your choice often at an inflated price. Instead you should take a bus. You will save yourself a lot of cash.

Bukuya Village in Fiji:
Fiji relies on tourist dollars and it's the islands that bring in those tourist dollars. If people are going to fly all that way then maybe a visit to Bukuya, or a similar village, is worth consideration.

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