Fiji - the paradise on Earth offers so many wonderful must-sees
Fiji is an island-nation in the heart of the South Pacific, divided into 9 groups of islands such as Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and Taveuni. It is worldwide famous for 333 beautiful tropical islands, among which just 110 ones are inhabited.
The fact that there are not a lot of people in the country does not mean it is boring; by contrast, tourists are impressed by the friendliness and culture of native people, besides natural landscapes, top resorts and hotels, luxurious spas, culinary destinations and outdoor experiences. Considered as the paradise on Earth, Fiji does nothing but offers so many wonderful must-sees for visitors to have the most memorable holiday.
When to visit
Fiji is an island-nation in the heart of the South Pacific
Fiji is the combination of volcanic mountains and tropical waters. Due to the geographic location, it enjoys tropical marine (hot and humid) climate with slight temperature change during the year. Therefore, Fiji is a typical destination of blue sea, white powdery sand, and sunny weather. Since storms usually strike from November to April, most of travelers would like to visit the island in the other months.
How to reach and travel in Fiji
Fiji is easy to get in and get around
Depending on where you depart, you can choose to get in the paradise island by plane or by boat. The Nadi International Airport provides customers with quite convenient flights and services.
Once you are in the country, there are more ways to move around to enjoy both the natural and modern beauty. One nice asset of transportation here is the present of a number of public transport vehicles such as buses, taxis (shared and private), cars, bicycles, motorbikes and cruises.
Bus is recommended because it is cheap, comfortable and useful. While cruises are crucial when travelling from one to another island, bicycles are becoming the ideal choice of tourists who want to contemplate the gorgeousness of the land, get some fresh air and exercise at the same time.
Where to stay in Fiji
A sparkling resort in Fiji
There is no need to worry about where to stay in Fiji because there are several kinds of accommodation to please all types of tourists, from local hostels, a village home-stay close to the nature to hotels with reasonable prices and 5-star resorts for a romantic getaway. Whatever kind of staying you try, you will certainly have an unforgettable experience in this island nation. The most popular hotels are located in Suva, Nadi – the hub of tourism or Lautokia – the second biggest city of Fiji.
Where to visit & What to do
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Fiji is the 50-mile Coral Beach
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Fiji is the 50-mile Coral Beach surrounded by stunning coral reefs. For a closer look at those natural treasures, travelers are interested in swimming and scuba diving. In addition, the beach attracts visitors with luxury resorts including comfortable rooms, top spas and tasty meals prepared by the best chefs. Along the Coral coast, there is the Fiji spice garden where visitors freely indulge in the scent of the beautiful destination.
Do not forget to visit the Denarau marina to discover its unique beauty
After Coral Beach, do not forget to visit the Denarau marina to discover the unique beauty. It is considered the gateway to the two most famous destinations of Fiji called the Mamanuca Islands and Yasawa Islands. Once setting feet in the area, travelers are impressed by the picturesque scenery of boats or yachts anchored around the harbor, so excited to capture those moments with their cameras. Instead of just standing on the shore, a lot of visitors choose to take a boat trip in the middle of the endless sea.
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
The temple welcomes people who desire for peace in their mind
Located in Nadi, the third largest urban area in the paradise, Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple welcomes people who desire for peace in their mind. Considered the largest Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere, Sri Siva Subramaniya embraces the Dravidian architectural style (square-edged architecture with elaborate details from the bottom to the apex) of colorful and unique colors.
The temple is a complex of three parts: the main one owns the statue of the goddess Murugan carved in India, while the second part is dedicated to god Ganesh, and the third temple is to worship to Meenakshi and Shiva.
Mamanuca volcanic islands
Mamanuca volcanic islands
Fiji travel would not be perfect without visiting the Mamanuca volcanic islands, including about 20 small islands such as Monoriki, Malolo, Tokoriki, Beachcomber, etc. Considered a secular paradise, Mamanuca is extremely attractive for both international tourists and filmmakers.
Several white sand beaches and fringed palm trees add colors to the oceanic scenery of diverse coral reefs, exuding the original beauty of the natural landscape in the ancient times.
Thurston Botanical Garden
Thurston Botanical Garden is home to native tropical flora
For those who love plants and fragrant flowers, the Thurston Botanical Garden is the perfect choice for a trip to Fiji. Located in the heart of Suva, this garden is like a lively movie depicting the richness of its native tropical flora.
Tourists seem to have a common sense of peace when inhaling the sweet smell of flowers and blending into the true nature in the middle of the busy city. The garden also impresses visitors with its splendid clock tower built in 1918 to commemorate Suva's first mayor.
With a population of just 837,271 people, Fiji still possesses a unique and rich indigenous culture. A visit to Fiji definitely gives visitors the closest view on native people, ways of living and local traditions. And certainly, visitors can never forget "Bulla", the welcoming greeting of the Fijian which means "stay healthy in your life".