If you want to explore an exotic destination in the world, Fiji is the perfect place. A tropical paradise, Fiji offers all what a traveler desires in his much coveted vacations. The most beautiful feature of Fiji is its warm friendly people. The warmth people exude in Fiji is unmatchable in any part of the world. Fiji has pristine, unspoiled atmosphere which allures people here. Fiji is an archipelago of more than 322 islands which include volcanic and coral islands. Located on the cross roads of South Pacific, Fiji were known as the Cannibal Isles due to its fierce warriors and treacherous waters. In those days, mariners carefully avoided this path to be safe. Contrary to those times, now Fiji is the home to most friendly people in the world. This nation has now become an important tourist destination due to existence of Pacific air routes and its pleasant tropical climate.
Located in the South Pacific, Fiji lies 3000 km in the east of Australia. It is about two-third of the way when travelling from Hawaii to New Zealand. Out of its 322 islands, only 110 are inhabited. Three largest islands are Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and Taveuni. Viti Levu is called the Viti Levu while Vanua Levu is known as the Great Land of the People. Rising abruptly from the sea, both of these are extinct volcanoes. Fiji has large number of rivers and streams, thousands in number. Highest peak of Fiji is Mount Victoria, 4,430 ft. on the Viti Levu.
Most of the Fiji’s population lives on Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. People are categorized among natives Fijians and Indo-Fijians. Indo-Fijians are the descents of laborers brought from India. These two groups of people do not have any social interaction. Fijians are very positive in nature; never criticize anyone. Customs and traditions are part of the everyday life of the villages.
Fiji offers many interesting and adventurous activities to the travelers coming here. For a uniquely Fijian experience; go for a cruise on the bamboo-raft, along the streams and rivers. Visit different islands by schooner or yacht or jet boat along the mangrove lined corridors. Go for scuba diving or Snorkeling at gentle coral reefs like Rainbow reef, Bega lagoon or Somosomo Straits which boast of famous Great White Wall.
Other water sport activities one can enjoy on the Fijian islands are windsurfing, Sailing, waterskiing, kayaking, canoeing, and parasailing. Swimming in various waterfalls in the coastal parks, reserves and forests is very enchanting activity. Fiji offers opportunities to watch exotic wildlife and marine life. One of the unique features of Fijian atmosphere is the “Cloudbreak”, seen at the offshore at Tavarua.
Magic of Fiji is such that you shed all your worries and fears and enjoy the nature at its best. It is true tropical getaway which allures all kinds of travelers whether adventurers, leisure seekers, romantic travelers, nature lovers, sportsmen and fisherman.