Fiji is a nation located in the Pacific Ocean comprising of 322 islands of which 110 are permanently inhabited. Many of the islands are low coral or limestone hideaways with beautiful coconut lined white sandy beaches surrounded by clear pristine tropical waters rich in coral gardens and marine wildlife.
The two major islands of Fiji are, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, which account for 87% of the population of almost 850,000. The former contains Suva, the capital and largest city. Most of Fijians live on Viti Levu’s coasts, either in Suva or in smaller urban centres.
Yasawa Island – is famous for its coconut palm lined white sandy beaches such as including Paradise Beach, Champagne Beach, Atus Beach, Lovers Beach and Valawalu Beach as well as secluded beaches which are just walking distance away.
Turtle Island – “Turtle island consists of naturally occurring palm fringed beaches with pristine waters with several beaches bound by high cliffs or set in coves.
Octopus island – Spectacular white sand beach at Likuliku Bay … faces west to catch sunsets. Deep sand that slopes down to the lagoon and snorkelling. At low tide one part of the bay is exposed – great for reef-walking.
Sunset Waya – This beach is found where the islands of Waya and Waya Lailai (little Waya) meet. At low tide you can walk across the sand bar to Waya and the local village. White sand, crystal clear water, well-sited as you can see spectacular sunrises and sunsets!
The Mamanuca Islands are located in the driest region in Fiji and the sun is almost guaranteed to be shining! The Mamanucas (Ma-ma-nuthas) are clearly visible from Nadi on the main island of Fiji and are close enough to be accessed quite easily, by ferries, launches, helicopter, seaplane and – in some cases – by light aircraft. Some are flat atolls ringed with white sand … small enough to be walked around in 5 minutes or so. Others are slightly hilly, grassy islands. All are blessed with white sandy beaches. They are relatively close together.
Tokoriki Island – On the western end of Tokoriki Island is Liku Beach, which means – quite appropriately – Sunset Beach. Matamanoa Island – Matamanoa is distinguishable by its beautiful horseshoe-shaped white sand beach and volcanic rock cone peak.
Qalito - a small reef-ringed island with ample watersports activities to keep you amused such as snorkeling and diving, or just enjoy basking on the beautiful white sand beach!
Wadigi Island – Wadigi Island is a tiny tropical island you may either book a room, or charter the entire island. A very private, very special place. Included in Conde Nast Traveller’s ‘Top Thirty Private Villas in the World’.
Malolo Lailai – This island (literally ‘little Malolo’) is a 553 acre island just 10 miles offshore of Nadi. Plantation Island Resort has 23 acres of tropical landscaped gardens and coconut palms, with 7km of white sandy beaches, part of which fronts the beautiful sheltered lagoon.
Treasure Island – Treasure Island is a white coral and sand encircled atoll, surrounded by a protected marine reserve. Treasure Island Resort occupies the whole island.
Kadavu is the largest island in Fiji’s ‘Southern Island Group’ and the fourth largest in Fiji. The western (lee) side has some excellent long stretches of beach fringed with coconut palms. Kayaking is a good option …. you get to explore a great number of deserted beaches. There are a few dive resorts on the main Kadavu Island and one on Ono. The famous Astrolabe reef is a popular dive spot. There are a wealth of small deserted islands with white sand beaches up around Dravuni – mostly accessible to yachts.
Daku Beach – This beautiful beach is one of several lovely sandy beaches very close to Nagigia Island.
Western coastline – The beaches along this coastline of Kadavu are among the longest and most beautiful in Fiji. Many deserted stretches of deserted shoreline – exploring by kayak is a great option, and there are a some resorts to choose from also.
Waisalima Beach – is one kilometer of white sandy beach. It is the location of Waisalima Beach Resort, with authentic Fijian bures hidden amongst the coconut trees.
Fiji offers accommodation to suit any kind of traveler, from 5 star resorts and the ability to rent a whole luxury island if you can afford it to low budget bungalows for people with a little less to spend. There are many restaurants to choose from and different night spots to dance the night away.
Activities are boundless from hiking, kayaking, wind surfing, camping, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
Diving – Fiji has been called “the soft coral capital of the world” and few seasoned divers will deny that Fiji has some of the finest scuba diving in the South Pacific with top facilities at the best prices. You won’t go wrong choosing Fiji. Diving is possible year-round in Fiji, with the marine life most bountiful from July to November.
Surfing – A growing number of surfing camps are off southern and western Viti Levu. There’s surf throughout the year with the best swells out of the south from March to October. Windsurfing is possible at a much wider range of locales.
All of the high islands offer hiking possibilities and many remote villages are linked by well-used trails.
Traveling around Fiji is easily done via small plane, catamaran, copra boat, outboard canoe, open-sided bus, and air-conditioned coach.