Fiji

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The island nation of Fiji is made up of 333 islands, 106 of which are inhabited. These inhabitants are a unique mix of Melanesian Fijians (about 51%), Indo-Fijians, whose ancestors came from India as indentured laborers (about 44%), and a small number of Europeans, Chinese, and other Melanesians. Although not heavily industrialized, Fiji is a nation of "shopkeepers," with an eager, white-collar economy epitomized by storefronts, table service, and taxicabs. The country as a whole is seeing a trend toward urbanization; cities and larger towns tend to have large Indo-Fijian populations while most Melanesians remain in the same close-knit villages and even the same houses inhabited by their families since long before European contact. Fiji's Melanesians have a strong tradition of hospitality in complement to their communal lifestyle and are considered to be among the friendliest people in the world.

Whether you're heading to Fiji for a family getaway, a relaxing and luxurious retreat, or you're seeking adventure in the form of rain-forest treks, ziplines, or barrier reef diving, you will not be disappointed. In Fiji, everyone gets the vacation experience they’re hoping for–-your Fijian hosts make sure of that.

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Kadavu Group

From its abundance of uninhabited coves and lush volcanic peaks to its lack of roads and retail, this rugged 58-km-long (36-mile-long) island...

Lomaiviti Group

A 15-minute flight or short boat ride east of Suva, the Lomaiviti Group is a world away. The group is comprised of nine rugged main islands...

Other Islands

As an archipelago, Lomaiviti has many other islands in its province than just Ovalau. If you're looking for the ultimate "get-away-from-it-all...

Mamanuca and Yasawa Groups

A short ferry ride from Nadi, the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands seem to be in a world of their own. Here it's all about the weather and the catch...

Yasawa Islands

The nearest Yasawa Island is about 40 km (25 miles) and a two-hour South Sea ferry ride from Nadi, and the group embraces its remoteness over...

Taveuni

The "garden island of Fiji" is 110,000 acres of dense, virgin rain forest and high volcanic peaks. The island is rich in flora such as the red...

Vanua Levu

The heart of the "friendly North" is Fiji's second-largest island (8,992-square km [3,472-square mile]), home to roughly a fifth of the country...

Viti Levu

Viti Levu, the heart of Fiji's 333 islands, is home to 75% of the country's population and Fiji's only two cities: Suva, its cosmopolitan capital...

Ovalau

In its heyday in the mid-1800s, the island's only remaining population center was the bustling capital of Fiji. The Tui Viti or King of Fiji...

Mamanuca Islands

The 20 islands of the group reside in a large lagoon formed by the 16-km (10-mile) long Malolo Barrier Reef and Viti Levu. The group stretches...

Labasa

Vanua Levu's second airport is a half-hour drive outside of this sugar town. Like northeastern Viti Levu, the town is serviced by a narrow-track...

Savusavu

Savusavu is flanked by a huge bay teeming with fish and striking mountain ranges, clad in ancient jungle greenery. Rich in sandalwood, beche...

Coral Coast

This is the tourism heart of Viti Levu, with clusters of resorts scattered between the towns of Sigatoka, Korotogo, Korolevu, and Pacific Harbour...

Lautoka

North of Nadi through sugarcane plantations and past the Sabeto Mountains is Lautoka, nicknamed the Sugar City for the local agriculture and...

Nadi

Nadi is Fiji's third-largest center and its gateway town. Most budget and mid-range accommodations as well as the vast majority of shops and...

Pacific Harbour

The "Adventure Capital" of Fiji is a collection of resorts on both sides of Beqa Lagoon. Its 144 km (190 miles) of coral reef formed around...

Sigatoka

Considered to be the center of the Coral Coast, Sigatoka has little tourist infrastructure apart from a couple of hostels. However, it is a...

Suva

The cosmopolitan capital of the South Pacific is set on a hilly peninsula at the southeastern end of Viti Levu. Its residents are a mix of Fijians...

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