Fiji

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Fiji, in the South Pacific, is made up of over 330 unique and unspoiled islands. Fiji is a cornucopia of rugged mountains, beautiful coastlines, colorful marketplaces and coral lagoons and sandy beaches. The islands range from the busy resort islands to the mostly uninhabited and infrequently visited islands. Consequently, there is something for everyone to do in this island paradise.

Fiji is a favorite spot for weddings and honeymoons. It’s tropical setting with its beautiful sunsets and golden beaches make it one of the most romantic spots in the world. Many resorts offer wedding/honeymoon packages. It is a fabulous place to start a life together as husband and wife with as many or as few distractions as one may desire.

Water Sports
Areas of Fiji boast 6 foot waves which make it the ideal surfing location. Diving is also a popular past time as the variety of colors and textures that make up the underwater world around Fiji is almost indescribable. You’ll be able to interact with a vast variety of marine life, including manta rays, hammerheads, dolphins and shrimp. Try snorkeling in a gentle blue lagoon, or take a ride on the natural water slide at the famous Bouma Falls on the island of Taveuni. Rent a jet-boat or a sail-boat. Go river rafting or deep sea fishing. Swim in turquoise waters. The sun will dry you off soon enough, so be sure, whatever you do, to make the most of the cool crystal waters.

Island Diversity
One of the most remarkable points of Fijian history is that the first settlers arrived in this area as early as 2000 BC. Where they hailed from is unknown but widely speculated on. The only thing that is known for sure is that they differed in appearance to the native Fijians at the time. Fijians today differ somewhat from other Melanesian people. They tend to be much larger in stature and a language and culture unique to Fiji. Many of the artistic outlets of early Fijians are still practiced today. Pottery making, which failed to continue in Samoa, Tonga, and east Polynesia due to a lack of suitable clay, still thrives in Fiji. The ancient art of making cloth from paper-mulberry trees is another skill that is still practiced today. The cloth is made by taking the skin from the tree, steeping it in water and then beating and scraping it until it is the correct texture. Although much of the cloth is now sold to tourists, the Fijians still use it in their ceremonial garbs.

Activities
Fiji is home to some remarkable rainforest’s. An afternoon spent trekking through a Fijian rain forest is an experience like no other. There are no harmful animals or insects in Fiji, so you can safely enjoy all that they have to offer. There are over 70 species of land birds, so bird watchers will truly appreciate it here. Three species of sea turtles also nest in Fiji. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to stumble upon one! If you do, be very respectful as many sea turtles are now endangered or threatened species. You can immerse yourself in the Fiji culture, if you choose, and visit remote villages, where you will be welcomed with open arms. You can escape to a secluded or deserted island. You can even visit a sacred cave. There are so many activities to choose from while you are vacationing in Fiji, that you may want to go back the following year, just to do all the things you never got around to the first time.

Nadi - a Stopover For the Cruising Cosmopolite

Nadi is by far one of Fiji’s most developed ports for cruising tourists. Although this part of the country boasts of a few golf courses and plenty of resorts, it still retains much of its culture over the years and what a varied mix it is. Historically, the residents of Nadi come from a mix of different races: Polynesians, Melanesians, Micronesians, indigenous Fijians, and more recently, the Indo-Fijians; these are the immediate descendants of mainland Indian laborers, carried off by the British to work the country’s cane fields in the end of nineteenth century.
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Warm Waters and Uncrowded Beaches

Warm Waters and Uncrowded Beaches

Uncrowded waves, roaring surf, crystal clear water and beautiful natural beaches…that is the essence of the Fiji Islands. Fiji is a great place to surf due to the warm, clean water, abundance of surf, limited crowd factor and a sense of the exotic. Because Fiji has the third largest barrier reef in the world, accessibility is a major factor when looking for waves so most of Fiji’s waves necessitate boat access rather than a straight paddle from the beach. Some areas that have beach access are on Viti Levu’s Coral Coast, which offers a wide range of surf potential given [...]