Fiji is a Melanesian Island country in the Pacific Ocean. It lies about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. It consists of an archipelago that includes 332 islands. Only a few of these islands are big enough to both hold and sustain civilization.

The country straddles the 180 degree longitude line. The international date line passes through its east, placing the entire archipelago in one time zone and Fiji “ahead of time” from the rest of the world.

Indigenous culture and tradition are both very vibrant and still present. You can easily spot the multicultural influence from both Indian and Chinese cultures. English is commonly spoken. Both Fijian and Hindi are the recognized languages as well. 

The official currency is Fijian Dollar. The approximate exchange rate is F$2.13 for US$1. The currency exchange is available at the airport, at trading banks, at private exchange offices, and at most hotels. Most establishments and resorts accept credit cards. ATMs are available in Nadi, Suva, and Savusavu. 

You can find taxis on Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, and Ovalau. Car hire can be quite expensive, but it is available. Cars drive on the left side of the road here. Main roads are in good condition, but you should beware of livestock on the roads. It is also better to avoid driving at night. 

On Fiji, they use electric sockets of type I. The standard voltage is 240V. So, bring an adapter, if you are coming from the USA.

The tourist industry is a significant part of Fiji’s economy. The majority of visitors come from Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. The country is a very popular honeymoon destination. However, people come often just to have a vacation on the archipelago too. The most popular tourist areas of the country are Nadi, the Coral Coast, Denarau Island and Mamanuca Islands. Famous tourist spots also include the Botanical Gardens of Thursten in Suva, Colo-I-Suva Forest Park, and Sigatoka Sand Dunes.

The most significant features, attracting tourists to Fiji, are white sandy beaches, all-year-round tropical climate, soft coral reefs, magnificently looking islands and a large opportunity for scuba diving. There are also numerous family-friendly resorts, which offer a variety of facilities for families with children, including different kids’ clubs and nanny services.

In general, Fiji is a medium-priced destination. However, there are also numerous high-class five-star hotels and resorts. Also, you can find budget resorts and accommodations in more remote areas.

You can say that Fiji is a place for any taste and budget! Come to this magnificent place and feel all the advantages on your own skin! And see its beauty with your own eyes!

June 7, 2016 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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