If you want a unique place for your next journey, Fiji just might be what you are looking for. It is a country in the South Pacific and it has more than 300 islands, which attract tourists from all over the world. Breathtaking landscapes, beautiful palm-lined beaches, top spas, luxurious private islands and coral reefs with clear lagoons complete and enrich your Fiji experience.
The largest of Fijian islands is Viti Levu, where you will find the main international airport in Nadi (pronounced Nan-di). This island has more than 10,000sq km, and it is one of the largest in the South Pacific. It is also the most populated island, as Fiji’s capital city, Suva, lies on the southern shore, about 190km from Nadi. It is not surprising that many tourists choose to spend some time here, as there is much to do. Besides wonderful beaches, Viti Levu is dominated by mountains such as Mt. Tomanivi, an extinct volcano, which provides you with wonderful views and opportunities for hiking. Fiji has something for everyone. Some of the visitors include solo travellers, backpackers, honeymooners, families, and even schoolies are eager to have their first adventure trip in this tropical paradise.
Distance: Feel the Isolation
Many students probably daydream about visiting the most remote dot on the school globe. One of those dots would probably be Yasawa Islands. Accessible yet remote, that is what makes Yasawa Islands so interesting. Northwest of Viti Levu, Yasawa Islands, make up the western border of Fiji. You won’t find banks or shopping malls here, but with so much natural beauty, hiking, snorkelling, and other outdoor activities, it will be nice to take a break from civilization on these pristine islands. The Yasawa Islands are some of the most picturesque islands in Fiji, and visiting the islands was forbidden until the 1950s, but now the islands have plenty of affordable accommodation options, as well as a collection of resorts. While luxury resorts are popping on neighbouring islands, on Yasawa Island, accommodation is in tune with nature and it is more eco-friendly. Many of the resorts are run by local people, which gives you a real Fijian experience.
Travel: Helicopter Ride to Mamanuca Island
The fastest way of traveling is by helicopter or plane. One of the best experiences of Fiji Islands is probably the scenic helicopter ride over the Mamanuca Islands. These islands are one of the most popular ones in Fiji, as they were the filming location of the Hollywood film Cast Away. They are a wonderful short helicopter or ferry ride from Viti Levu Island and Denarau Island. Both the helicopter and ferry ride give you fantastic views of this natural paradise. You will discover the beauty of Fiji, wonderful resorts and coral reefs. You will also get a bird’s-eye view of magnificent mountains, waterfalls, and rainforest. Of course, this is the perfect opportunity to snap some pics – you don’t want to come home from a destination like this without some incredible 360-degree photos, especially if you want to memorialize the trip on your blog.
In Fiji, one of the main activities is certainly cruising. It is the number one thing you must do when you are visiting Fiji. In their search for paradise, travelers are drawn to the azure and crystal clear waters of Fiji. There are many different options to choose from, such as large cruise ships, with stops in Suva, Port Denarau, and Dravuni Island. However, if you want to go on a sightseeing adventure and visit places where large ships cannot go, then you should consider Captain Cook Cruises. Sail the blue lagoons, go snorkeling, explore a hidden cave or visit uninhabited beaches.
Pristine and crystal-clear ocean waters make Fiji an ideal destination for divers. There are plenty of fantastic diving spots. It is no wonder why it is called “The Best Shark Diving Location in the World”. Here you will find one of the most colorful coral reefs and some of the most diverse ecosystems in the ocean. Recommended diving sites include Blight Water, off the North Coast of Viti Levu Island, Beqa Lagoon, Savusavu in Vanua Levu, Taveuni’s Rainbow Reef, Shark Reef, and Rakiraki.
For best snorkeling experience you should visit Kadavu Island and the Astrolabe Reef, the third biggest barrier reef in the world. It is about 100 km long with beautiful colorful corals, around which plays a fantastic variety of marine life. While snorkeling, you can encounter sea turtles, manta rays, starfish, eels, sharks and octopus. If you like exploring tunnels, passages, and caverns then this is the right place for you.
Have you ever wanted to try time traveling? Here, in Fiji even that is possible. Through the middle of Taveuni Island, a line was drawn in the 19th century to distinguish one day from another for navigation. In this way, they divided the Island into two days. Here, people truly live by the quote:” Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That's why they call it the present”.