Fiji Holidays

The Fiji archipelago consists of 332 volcanic and coral islands and is situated in the South Pacific near Hawaii and New Zealand. Its people resides mainly in two islands- Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Although the small country has been marred by a succession of recent coups, its eminent position in the world of tourism stays unchanged.

Famous Fiji Holidays Attractions

A holiday in Fiji calls for much sight-seeing. You can see a variety of thriving plantations- copra, ginger, sugar cane and cocoa among them. You could go on cruises on schooners or yachts and explore the many unspoiled islands. Or you can simply go for a hiking adventure on the mountains.

Some of the most popular tourist haunts in the country are:

Suva: The capital city is teeming with a multitude of markets selling local made arts and crafts products. Must-sees like the National Museum, Thurston Gardens and the Old Parliament Buildings are also highlights of a stay in Suva.

Orchid Island: for its Cultural Center

Sabeto Mountains- The Garden of the Sleeping Giant with its variety of orchids and other flowering plants is situated at the foot of this range.

Sigatoka: for the Sigatoka Sand Dunes and Naihere Sacred Caves

Tavarua: Over 50 resorts and hotels plus excellent opportunities for snorkeling and scuba-diving

Bouma Forest Park, Taveuli Island Reserve, Colo-I-Suva Forest Park, Church of Saint Francis Xavier and Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple are other tourist attractions of the country.

Top Fiji Holidays Beaches and Hotels

The beaches of Fiji welcome not only the water-sports freaks but also the quiet honeymooners and family vacationers. The beaches of Turtle Island and Matamanoa Islands, for instance, are perfect for your honeymoon. But for family holidays and water sports, the beaches of Natadola Island are better. For utter luxury, head for the beaches in Dive Kadavu and Vatulele resorts.

The majority of luxury hotels are located in Douba, Lautoka, Nadi, Sigatoka, Suva and Tavua, Ovalau and Savusavu. The top rated hotels are Westin Denarau Island Resort in Nadi and Jean-Michel Costeau Fiji Islands Resort in Vanua Levu Island. Budget hotels and guesthouses or budgetels, as they are locally known, also provide good services.

Shopping Places for Fiji Holidays Traveler

You can shop to your heart’s content in the islands of Fiji. Filigree jewellery, woodcarvings, coconut shells, hand-woven materials, tapa cloth, pearls, pewter, crystal and porcelain are the main tourist buys. Unique articles like “cannibal forks”, Fijian combs, bulu shirts and sulu are also make handy souvenirs. The main tourist boutiques are Jack’s, Nads and Sogo’s and each has its outlets in Nadi, Sigatoka and Suva.

Fiji is one of the prominent island havens on earth and its people, one of the friendliest. Add to that warm sunshine, exotic local food and drinks and you get a holiday filled with fun and adventure.