Fiji's 333 islands and atolls are the epitome of a South Pacific paradise, with sunshine, palm-lined beaches and sparkling lagoons fringed with coral reefs. Situated 2100km north of Auckland
, New Zealand
, Fiji has become a major crossroads for both shipping and air travel across the Pacific, and boasts one of the region’s best visitor infrastructures. Fiji's islands are mainly volcanic, with some smaller coral or limestone atolls.
Visitors to the larger islands of Viti Levu
and Vanua Levu
will experience the beauty of Fiji's rugged interior with its rivers, rainforests, waterfalls and wildlife. The country's capital, Suva
is located at the south-eastern end of Viti Levu, and is the nation's major port and largest city, while Nadi
is the country's main visitor centre. The Coral Coast
is well known for its resorts and sandy beaches, while Pacific Harbour
is Fiji's adventure playground.
Offshore of Nadi, the Mamanucas
are known for their idyllic island resorts and beaches, while the islands of Beqa
offer crystal clear waters, superb diving and lush rainforest. Visitors to the rugged northern islands of Taveuni
and Vanua Levu will find a more traditional Fiji, with an unhurried pace of life, lush rainforest and world-class diving.
Suva, on the island of Viti Levu
Wet season: November to April; temperatures between 22 and 31°C
Dry season: May to October; temperatures between 19 and 29°C
GMT plus 12 hours
Nadi, Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, Coral Coast, Pacific Harbour, Vanua Levu and Taveuni, Sunshine Coast, Suva, Kadavu Island, diving and snorkelling, cruising, eco tours, surfing.