About Fiji

  • Capital: Suva
  • International Airport: Nadi (NAN)
  • Currency: Fiji Dollar (FJD)
  • Current Exchange Rate: AUD$1.00 = FJD$1.7
  • Must Do: Kava Ceremony
  • Popular Resort Areas: Denarau Island, Coral Coast

 

Fiji is blessed with 333 magnificent islands, some inhabited, most not. Located in the South Pacific, Fiji is surely the essence of a tropical island paradise. White sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees, pristine waters and a range of things to do and see that will appeal to the most discerning traveller.

Geography and History

Covering a total of 194,000 square kilometres with around 10% as land, Fiji is the major hub for airlines and tourists in the Southwest Pacific. Situated between Vanuatu and Samoa, Fiji is only a short flight from Australia’s east coast.

Originally a British colony until gaining its independence in 1970, Fiji has a strong cultural heritage which locals are happy to share with visitors. The name “Fiji” comes from the Tongan pronunciation of the traditional “Viti” (as in “Viti Levu”) which got anglicised to Fisi and, in time, Fiji.

What To Do in Fiji

Revel in some of the world’s best resorts, stroll glimmering white beaches hand-in-hand at sunset, snorkel, dive, surf or kayak the pristine oceans, white-water raft the clear and clean waterways, cruise the ocean around the mainland and outer islands, trek through rainforests, backpack the outer islands, visit the welcoming villages and experience sustainable living or immerse yourself in Fiji’s unique culture and history.

Nadi

The city of Nadi is full of action, with jammed packed streets, enticing shops and exquisite dining. Halfway between Nadi and Lautoka is one of Fiji’s true hidden gems – Sabeto Hot Springs. Head past the famous Land of the Sleeping Giants and its beautiful array of orchids as well as the location of Fiji’s renowned Stony Creek Resort sunset views and you will arrive at the very soothing mud baths.

Couples

If you’re looking for romance or the perfect place to honeymoon, Fiji doesn’t disappoint. Take a romantic beach walk, get lost in the rainforests and enjoy the first class Fijian hospitality.

No matter where you travel in Fiji, you will be greeted with a welcoming ‘Bula’ by smiling, generous, relaxed Fijians.

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