Major Tourist Attractions: Kula Eco Park, Sigatoka Sand Dunes, Navua River, Fiji Museum, Mount Tomanivi
Fiji is the island paradise you've always dreamed of. Translucent waters, swaying palm trees and white beaches cover every one of the 332 islands that make up this tropical country. While there are just a few sightseeing attractions, mostly on the main island of Viti Levu, the most popular activity here by far is simple relaxation.
Nestled far from everything, deep in the Pacific Ocean, Fiji has nonetheless become a very popular tourism spot, in no small part due to its welcoming people and brilliant beaches. Budgets and options can range from simple backpacker accommodation to extremely rarefied and high-prices luxury resorts. It's easily accessible via flights from Australia and New Zealand, and long haul-flights from LAX. Tourism is concentrated in a few key areas, including the Coral Coast of Viti Levu and several nearby island chains. It is not uncommon for a resort to have an entire private island to itself, particularly in the popular Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands.
Tourism is Fiji's biggest industry and travelers will be impressed by the happy, welcoming local attitude. English is widely spoken and great care is taken to meet traveler's every need. This means they can go back to drinking cocktails on the beach.
Some of the many unique activities found only in Fiji include:
- White water raft through Viti Levu's inland gorges.
- Purchase flawless locally farmed Fijian pearls.
- Greet locals with an exuberant “Bula!” (hello).
- Participate in a kava ritual and sample the earthy beverage.
- Dive off the coast to experience Fiji's colorful undersea life.
- Eat a traditional lovo dinner featuring fish, meat and vegetables steamed in a pit oven.
- Walk in the colorful Garden of the Sleeping Giant, once owned by Raymond Burr.
Address: 158 Princes Rd, Suva, Fiji
Phone: 679-331-4466 or 772-8049