Fiji Islands – It is an archipelago that consists of 322 islands and 522 smaller islets, lieing in the Pacific Ocean, not far from Australia and New Zealand. The beauty and diversity of Fiji islands rejuvenates every traveler who arrives there. Fiji’s seascape is verdant due to its myriad colors. It is also known as the coral capital of the world. This mountainous island is a thrilling as well as a chilling destination. You could either go scuba diving down the reefs, river rafting or just take a cruise, the choice is yours!
Fiji is divided into four main regions – North, South, East and West. Vanau Levu Island in the north is a beautiful unknown paradise. Its big, calm bay is swarming with fish, periphery of mountains and sparse plantations. The bay serves as a magnificent port with deep anchorage. The thermal springs around are used by locals to cook their food. Vanau Levu Islands being less polished than the rest of Fiji, gives you a glimpse of the villagers daily activities.
Taveuni Island in the south is most famous for its rugged beauty and magnificent waterfalls. Viti Levu is home to the capital city of Suva. The islands in the south are more popular, as it offers numerous activities to the tourists. Tourists can also spend the day exploring the remotest corner by booking a trek.
Mamanuca, near Viti Levu consist of 20 islands that have been formed due to the Malolo Barrier Reef. Miles of white sand and coral blue waters are worthy of a glance. Tourist can go diving or snorkeling in the reef or even take a cruise with a stop at the uninhabited Honeymoon Islands.
The Pacific Harbor is another tourist destination which has a good choice of hotels and restaurants. It is home to world-class surfing at Yanuca islands. The 12 km cruise can be taken from here to the Navua River into the interior to visit Nukusere which is a traditional river village. The adventurous ones could take the Navua River Raft Expedition, where experienced guides will instruct visitors on paddling, river rafting and safety equipments.
The deserted islands in the Lomaiviti group consist of deep sea volcanoes. The inhabitants of the Lau group of islands are well-known for their wood cravings and Masia paintings. Its pristine reefs and sightings are very famous.
The current day Fiji has a huge cultural mix with people of Indian origin, Chinese and Europeans residing there, along with the aboriginals, the Melanesians. A significant chunk of the Fiji population is made up of the growing expat community, thus lending diverse colors.
Most tourists arrive at the Nadi International Airport. Those on business tours to Suva use the Nausori Airport which about 20 minutes by road from the capital.
The unspoilt beauty of Fiji offers lush vibrancy of the rainforest. The wet season from December to April is hence the ideal time to visit. Kayaking, rainforest treks, mountain biking, snorkeling and diving along with lush green surroundings and fabulous sea-bed offered by this dreamy island fulfills every visitor’s desire of having a matchless holiday.
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