Things to Do in Fiji

Fiji or Fiji Islands is an archipelago of 332 islands, among which 110 are inhabited. Fiji belongs to Melanesia and is located on South Pacific Ocean. Fiji is crossed by the 180 degree longitude line, which makes it ahead in time of almost all the world. Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Ovalau, Kadavu are some of the major islands of the archipelago. The capital of Fiji is Suva.

Fiji is known for its wonderful coral reefs, tropical climate, wilderness and amazing little remote villages. Fiji is free of evils such as malaria or terrorism. The Government has taken care to build up the resorts much removed from the political heat of the capital. Fiji was under British colonial control for about a century. Fiji is a predominantly Christian society. The official languages are English, Fijian and Hindustani. Fiji Hindi is the common dialect of the Indian settlers in Fiji. Inflation is high in Fiji, so expect to pay more in the tourist areas.

Diving, golfing, canopy tour, white water rafting, snorkeling, jungle trek and other soft adventures are some of the thrills awaiting you in Fiji. For those not interested in adventures, there are a number of sight seeing options.

One can take a full day or half day cruise to the Yasawa or Mamanuca islands. Tourists may also visit the Arts Village, where they can enjoy traditional Fijian dancing, handicrafts and see a properly maintained Fijian village. The Fiji Museum at Suva displays the largest collection of Fijian artifacts. One of the thrilling experience us to take the Island Hoppers helicopter ride and watch the lush landscape of Fiji from a bird’s eye point of view. If you want to have the taste of mystic thrill, visit the secret caves in Sigatoka Valley, where you will be given a traditional welcome, followed by entertainment and a luncheon based on Fijian cuisine.

A guided tour of Suva, the capital city is available too. You can view the Government house, Botanical Gardents, Albert Park, Laucala Bay, handicrafts center, and places of worship.

The perfect place to stay and spend time leisurely in Fiji is the Coral Coast area. The Coral Coast stretches east -west along the beaches of Fiji’s main island. One of the largest fringing coral reefs in the world can be seen here. Most big resorts, hotels, spas as well as backpackers’ accommodations are located in and around this area. You can also visit the Sigatka Sand Dunes National Park and the Kula Eco Park in this area. Take a tour in a 1911 steam rail on the Coral Coast highway, which passes through forests, villages, cane fields and hills.

Shopping can be fun in Fiji. You have a wide range of ethnic items to choose from, including “bula” shirts, Fijian combs, cannibal forks and carved tanoa bowls. For the fashion shoppers, getting hold os a Fijian “sulu” is a must, which is an ubiquitous knee length all purpose, highly flexible garment for men and women in Fiji.


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