Fiji is located in the South Pacific and boasting over 300 coral fringed islands scattered across 20,000 square miles, this archipelago has an abundance of enticing experiences waiting for you.
Whether you choose to relax soaking up the South Pacific sun, drop anchor at one of Fiji’s islands, scuba dive at world famous dive locations, surf the reef breaks or bush walk through the abundantly lush tropical rainforests, there is a myriad of ways to enjoy Fiji.
Did You Know?
- There are 333 islands that make up the FIJI Group but only about 125 are inhabited. The population consists of Native Fijians and Indians brought to Fiji from India during the 1800’s and now integrated into the population.
- The average air temperature is 77 Degrees Fahrenheit. Fiji is a tropical destination and warm weather is the norm. Rain is not uncommon, particularly December thru March, but they are warm showers and don’t always last for long. Consider them liquid sunshine!
- The average water temperature is 78 Degrees Fahrenheit.
- Fijians speak English, which is the official language along with native Fijian and Indian dialects.
- Fijians are well known for their friendliness and hospitality and you will always be greeted with a friendly smile and a cheerful “Bula!”. Return the greeting and you are on your way to enjoying the genuine warmth of these people.
- FIJI is a 10 hour non-stop flight from Los Angeles…2 meals, 2 movies, & a nap later, you’re in paradise.
- FIJI is one day ahead of the US since the International dateline is crossed, making it the first place in the world that the sun rises…So, when it’s 9AM in Fiji, it’s 2PM in Los Angeles……the previous day!
- You do not need vaccinations when traveling to Fiji.
- You do need a valid Passport good for 6 months after your return, but a Visa is not required if you are a US Citizen.
- Tipping “as you go” is not customary in Fiji. However, you will want to contribute to the Staff “Holiday” Fund at most resorts. Donations may be made upon check out and will be shared by the employees, usually at the annual staff Christmas party.
- FIJI has accommodations ranging from backpacker facilities to Luxury Private Villas and everything in between. No wish goes unfulfilled.
- The water in at the resort, hotels and restaurants is suitable to drink. The local bottled “FIJI WATER” is also widely available for sale.
- Fijian electricity operates at 240 Volts and uses the 3-Pin Australian style plugs, so an adapter is needed. Most resorts can provide one to borrow.
- A Bure is a traditional thatched roof hut and most resorts offer these accommodations with private facilities and other amenities of hotel style stays.
- You can enjoy diving, snorkeling, golf, sailing, hiking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, white water rafting, sport fishing, horseback riding and much more.
- FIJI has something for everyone – honeymooners, couples, singles, families, backpackers, adventurers, and anyone looking for a tropical destination.
- The cuisine of Fiji is a cultural blend of both the Fijian and Indian population as well as hints of European, Australian and New Zealand flavors. Seafood is abundant as well as many local fresh fruits and vegetables.
FIJI is the ultimate escape, the perfect destination for people who are looking for someplace EXOTIC yet not intimidating. A destination so diverse and colorful, it seems only right that the people of Fiji are also so delightful, friendly, natural and fun.
With a heritage influenced by the blend of Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, Indian, Chinese and European cultures, the people of Fiji add that little extra bit of magic to an already alluring destination.
The South pacific’s pristine beaches, clear blue water, and sun-filled blue skies offer a vacation more magnificent than one can imagine.
That, coupled with the wonderful people and delicious food, makes Fiji a place everyone should visit.
The best time to visit Fiji is between the months of March and November, when the weather is dry and the temperature ranges between 26°C/79°F to 30°C/86°F. Unlike the seasonal weather in North America or Europe, Fiji’s has a mild tropical climate throughout the year with cool trade winds blowing from the east southeast keeping the temperatures nice and pleasant. The average day temperature in Fiji is a balmy 25°C/77°F, with temperatures much cooler in the mountainous regions of the bigger islands. The water temperature here tends to average from 25°C/77°F to 28°C82°F throughout the year, making snorkeling and diving in Fiji superb at any time. It gets quite hot and humid from November to April, while from May to October, the weather in Fiji is much cooler and drier. The rainfall here is highly erratic and is usually characterized by brief but heavy downpours. Hurricanes or tropical cyclones are most likely to take place between November and April and usually originate from low pressure centers near the equator. However, it should be noted that strong destructive hurricanes rarely hit Fiji. One thing to keep in mind about Fiji weather is that the climate here varies across the different islands. While the smaller isles tend to be dry and sunny most of the time, places like Suva on the other hand, tend to get quite wet and cloudy. The southwestern region of Viti Levu, the far north of Vanua Levu, the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands for example are blessed with copious amounts of sunshine.