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Fiji, often referred to as a tropical paradise, captivates visitors with its pristine beaches, azure waters, and vibrant culture. Nestled in the South Pacific, these idyllic islands boast palm-fringed shores that invite travellers to instantly unwind beneath the swaying coconut palms. The soft coral reefs surrounding Fiji provide a haven for snorkelers and divers, revealing a kaleidoscope of marine life as far as the eye can see. Beyond the crystalline waters, lush landscapes unfold, showcasing botanical gardens, wildlife reserves, and the scenic rugged volcanic mountains of the interior, perfect for a day of trekking. 

The warmth of the Fijian people, coupled with the island’s rich history, adds a unique charm to this tropical haven. Visitors can immerse themselves in the lively rhythms of Fijian music, savour the flavours of local cuisine, and explore historic sites such as the Levuka Historical Port Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Fiji truly embodies the essence of a tropical paradise, where every moment is infused with the spirit of relaxation, adventure, and the unparalleled beauty of the South Pacific.

Fiji Events

Fiji’s Events Calendar is loaded with festivals and celebrations to delight and inspire you. Flamboyant cultural festivals are held throughout the year, many of which are Hindu festivals put on by the Fijian-Indian community. Experience the week-long carnival-type festivals in Nadi, Suva, and Lautoka, or for something more cultural, head to Savusavu or Levuka. There are 10 public holidays in the Fijian calendar, some of which feature traditional dance and other public displays. Yachting regattas and music festivals are also popular, and there are regular rugby, golf, and surfing tournaments. Whether you’re into music, culture, or sport, you’ll easily find an event or festival for you.

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Fiji Archipelagos

Vanua Levu Fiji Outline Map

Vanua Levu – Fiji’s second-largest island and is an independent traveler’s dream. Often referred to as one of the best-kept secrets in Fiji. Easily accessible from Viti Levu, Vanua Levu still retains much of its remoteness and isolation making it a popular destination for tourists who are looking to travel off the beaten path. The Ringgold Isles is 218 hectares in size and mostly uninhabited, an area that supports globally and regionally significant populations of marine turtles, humpback whales, seabirds, and reef fish.

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SAVUSAVU & LABASA

Traditional Villages & Diving

Vanua Levu is the second-largest island of the Fiji archipelago. it is just over half the size of Viti Levu and has 18% of the country’s total population. Savusavu is one of the fastest-growing towns as well as a unique and distinctive tourism destination in Fiji. It is small and quaint, with a heritage yet bustling small-town quality. Savusavu Town is nestled on a peninsula that divides Savusavu Bay from the Koro Sea and is the main tourist destination for Vanua Levu. The landscape here is scenic, with many bays, rainforests, and coconut groves.

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TAVEUNI & RINGGOLD

Jungle, Waterfalls and Hiking

Taveuni is Fiji’s third-largest island, measuring only 42km in length and 10km wide, situated 9km southeast of the coast of Vanua Levu. The island is more commonly known as the “Garden Island of Fiji” for its dense and verdant rainforest and exotic flora and fauna. The island’s natural beauty, both above and below the pristine waters, is popular with divers, bushwalkers, and nature lovers. Taveuni’s rugged geography has hindered more technological farming practices, leaving old-growth forests and wildlife ecosystems relatively intact.

Viti Levu Outline Map

Viti Levu – Covering an area of 10,400 sq km, Viti Levu known as Great Fiji, stands as the largest among Fiji’s islands. Hosting the national capital Suva, it serves as the epicenter for administration, politics, and industry in the nation. With a predominantly circular outline and a rugged mountainous core, Viti Levu is believed to be the eldest among Fiji’s 300-plus islands. Viti Levu lacks in idyllic beaches but makes up with a plethora of captivating destinations and a myriad of activities to engage in.

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DENARAU ISLAND

Main Tourism Hub

The beating heart of Fiji tourism, Denarau Island has everything you’ve dreamed of and more. Nestled among the palm trees and sandy beaches, you’ll discover world-class resorts, restaurants and entertainment.

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CORAL COAST

Tradition, Culture & Nature

Fiji’s Coral Coast – “Where Tradition, Culture & Nature Meet” – The Coral Coast in Fiji is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the Fiji Islands. The coastline is a combination of bays, beaches, rocky outcrops and mangrove forests – from these, steep hills rise sharply into the nearby mountain ranges. 

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LAUTOKA & VUDA

Best for: Hiking & Shopping

Lautoka City and its residential districts are encircled by undulating waves of emerald-green stalks, comprising densely packed sugar cane fields, hence earning the local name ‘Sugar City.’ The city, originally a small coastal town for most of its history, served as the main heartbeat of a thriving sugarcane industry spanning the last 100-150 years.

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SUVA & NAUSORI

Cosmopolitan Capital of Fiji

Suva, the Capital of Fiji, was developed in the late 1800s and retains much of the character of the colonial period. Its many attractions include shopping, restaurants, markets, museums, and nightclubs.

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NADI TOWN

Bustling Multi Cultural Town

Nestled on the western shores of Viti Levu, this bustling international hub transcends its mere status as a stopover port, offering a rich tapestry of cultures and adventures awaiting exploration. 

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PACIFIC HARBOUR

Adventure Capital of Fiji

Nestled at the eastern edge of the Coral Coast lies Pacific Harbour, affectionately known as the “Adventure Capital of Fiji.” Its surrounding fringing reef transforms the waters into a sanctuary for scuba enthusiasts, sport fishermen, and surfers alike.  Perfect for the adventurous soul

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SUNCOAST

Endless Summer & Hiking Highlands

Imagine… dramatic peaks, rolling hills, rushing waterfalls, traditional villages, colonial market towns, white sand beaches, scattered islands, turquoise seas, azure skies, and endless summer…..The land where pure Fiji Water is sourced and Fiji Sugar grows. Where local people live traditional rural lives, yet within driving distance of the international airport.

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LOMAIVITI GROUP

Historical Heritage

The Lomaiviti group of islands, the heart of Fiji, lies off the east coast of Viti Levu and consists of seven main islands and a number of smaller outliers, which cover an area of approximately 410 km2 with a combined population of less than 20,000.

Kadavu and Lau Group Outline Map

Kadavu Archipelago – A secluded tropical island paradise, the Kadavu Group makes for an amazing getaway. With lush rainforests to hike through, incredible reefs to dive in, excellent surfing, and a whole host of water-based activities to enjoy; this island group is an idyllic retreat. Situated some 100 km south of Viti Levu in the Great Astrolabe Reef.  Lau Archipelago – Spread out over 400 km, the Lau islands are often quite small and are either volcanic in nature or have been formed from pure limestone. 

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KADAVU

Off the Beaten Track Adventures

The Great Astrolabe Reef shelters Kadavu; lush rainforest cloaks the hills, rivers run with clean water, and uninhabited beaches fringed turquoise lagoons. The waters teem with marine life, the forests are filled with singing birds. Small villages around the coast are home to around 10,000 Kadavu Islanders living lives of ‘abundant subsistence’, their fertile land, and seas offering up plentiful food and resources. Throughout Fiji, Kadavu is respected as a place where ancient cultural traditions are proudly maintained and preserved intact.

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LAU GROUP

Pristine Paradise

The Lomaiviti group of islands, the heart of Fiji, lies off the east coast of Viti Levu and consists of seven main islands and a number of smaller outliers, which cover an area of approximately 410 square kilometres with a combined population of less than 20,000. These islands are rustic and serene, and travellers have ended up staying much longer than originally planned. The Lomaiviti Group, fondly known as ‘Fiji’s Big Fish Capital’, consists of the islands of Namenalala, Makogai, Koro, Wakaya, Batiki, Nairai, Gau, Ovalau, and Moturiki.

Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands

The Mamanuca Group – a volcanic archipelago of around 20 small islands nestled within a lagoon, offers an ideal haven for sun-seekers. Here, an array of water-based activities awaits (Windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, sailing). Meanwhile, the Yasawa Group, comprising 20 volcanic islands known for their rugged terrain, pristine beaches, and azure lagoons, captivates travelers with its remote allure. Situated north of the Mamanuca Group, the Yasawa islands stretch some 90 km in a roughly linear formation, providing a tranquil escape from the bustle of urban life.

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YASAWA ISLANDS

Desert Island Paradise Dreams

The Yasawa Group of Islands (pronounced Yah-sow-wah) completes the majestic arc of islands, resting north off Viti Levu and nudging the Idyllic Mamanuca archipelago. The Yasawa Islands, as a consequence of their geographical location, have avoided becoming heavily commercialised and have remained true to the Fijian traditions, steeped in history and Fijian folklore.

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MAMANUCA ISLANDS

White Sand Island and Surf Breaks

The Mamanuca (pronounced Mah-mah-noo-tha) islands lie to the west of Nadi and off the mainland of Viti Levu. These volcanic outcrops follow a very majestic arc, curving to the northwest and nudging the Yasawa chain. They formed thousands of years ago, and through the passage of time and generational change, they hold major significance in Fijian folklore.

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