Topside, Fiji has some of the most friendly and welcoming people on Earth. With more than 300 islands, some large and mountainous and others just sandy atolls, you’ll find exotic tropical adventures both above and below the surface.
Fiji is located in the Pacific Ocean, 1,100 miles from the north coast of New Zealand. Of the 332 islands, only 110 are inhabited. In addition, the largest island is 'Viti Levu', where the capital 'Suva' is located. Way back when, the islands were formed through volcanic activity, and even now there are still signs of geological activity.
Due to the islands abundant mineral, fish and tourism industries, Fiji is one of the most affluent islands in the Pacific.
The islands were proclaimed as a sovereignty of Britain in 1874 before gaining independence in 1970. The population of Fiji is made up of indigenous Fijians, Indians, Europeans and Chinese. The primary languages of the country are Fijian and Hindi. However, the majority of the population speaks English.
Fiji is home of one of the world's most hospitable cultures. So immerse yourself into the way of life. Watch a local Rugby game, kayak between the islands or just relax on the pristine white sand beaches with Fiji’s national drink, ‘kava,’ in your hand. There is plenty to see inland. Take a guided hike to the summit of an island peak or explore the limestone caves scattered around the country. Indulge in one of the many action-packed activities – white water rafting, kayaking, skydiving, zip-lining, jungle treks, river safaris, etc. And be sure to take in cultural events, such as traditional feasts and handicraft displays.
Getting to Fiji is easier than expected. Several airlines have regular flights from international destinations such as Los Angeles, Sydney and Hong Kong. Once you arrive at Nadi International Airport, there are domestic flights to other airports around the islands.
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