and welcome to the all-and-everything Fiji travel guide! On this
Fiji vacation and travel guide, you will find island info, maps,
photos and information about Fiji's culture, attractions, things to do
and interesting facts about the Fijian archipelago. Everything
you need to know to plan your Fiji vacation, business trip or
move to the islands or to just learn more and do research about
The Fiji Islands are a South Pacific dream destination for many people from
around the world. The archipelago has 322 islands that are considered large enough for human habitation, however, only 106 of them are permanently inhabited. The archipelago has many more small uninhabited islets. The majority of the population, about 87%, live on the
two main islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
Plan your Fiji Vacation
About half a million people come here each year to enjoy a
vacation in paradise. Fijians are warm, welcoming and hospitable
people, but there was a time when visitors to these islands
received a very different welcome, as a shoe in Fiji's national
museum testifies. It belonged to Reverend Thomas Baker, a Methodist missionary, who arrived in Fiji in 1832 and was killed and eaten in 1867. His boiled shoe is on display in a museum in Suva.
Once known as the “Cannibal Isles,” Fiji today is a colorful
crossroads of the South Pacific, its inhabitants a blend of
Melanesian, Polynesian and Micronesian mixed with Indian,
Chinese and European, each group with a culture and cuisine of their own.
Fiji's land and seascapes are just as diverse – from tropical
lagoons, amazing white-sand beaches, blue lagoons, lush
rainforests, magnificent coral reefs, volcanic hilltops and
serene mountains – Fiji delivers. The possibilities are endless
and you'll find that one vacation is not enough to discover all
there is to see and do.
Discover the Fiji Islands
Venture beyond the resorts and discover the real Fiji in the
back roads and marketplaces. Traditions still run deep here. The
peoples’ lives revolve around the village and bure thatched
buildings resonate to the sound of bula, the local greeting. You
may come across locals walking over hot stones in a steaming pit
or be invited to join them for kava drinking (a narcotic drink
made from the crushed root of the Polynesian pepper shrub, which
has a numbing effect and tastes muddy and a bit like washing-up
water, a taste you may or may not acquire during your stay).
Traveling around the main islands is easy and can be done via
plane, boat or bus. The people are outgoing and friendly and
most of them speak English fluently since it is an official
language, besides Fijian and Fiji-Hindi (and other regional
dialects). So browse our website and discover Fiji even before
Bula, welcome to Fiji!
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