Exploring Fiji will be an adventure to remember. With over 300 coral and volcanic islands, it is a great place to go sightseeing and engage in watersports.
How to Get There
Air Pacific and Air New Zealand can take you to the island straight from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport). The two airlines also fly direct to the island from South Korea’s international airport.
A flight from Brisbane, Australia to the island lasts about 3 hrs, 40 minutes. If you’re coming in from Sydney, the flight takes 4 and 1/2 hours. If you are in Melbourne, the flight lasts over 5 hours.
What to See When Exploring Fiji
The islands are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. At Viti Levu, the ideal dive sites are at Pacific Harbour and Coral Coast. The Beqa Lagoon is the crater of a dead volcano, and is very popular among tourists. Vatulele (12 km from Viti Levu) is renowned for their red prawns.
Some of the finest destinations in these parts are the Rainbow Reef and Somosomo Straits. The Somosomo Straits is where you will find the Great White Wall dive site. The Rainbow Reef has over twenty diving sites to choose from. There are also many hiking trails. The Colo-i-Suva Forest Park is a good place for bird watching.
The islands are the result of warm tropical waters and volcanic mountains. When the Europeans came, many of the island’s inhabitants became Christians. Indian laborers also came to the island. Despite the passage of time, the island still has numerous beaches and rainforests.
Fiji attained its independence in 1970. A couple of military backed coups in 1987 affected the country. In 1997, a new constitution was re-enacted. In 1999, democratic elections were held.
Tourists can expect to spend $60 to $90 everyday. This covers the accommodation, transport and food. If you will be moving around a lot, the daily expense will reach $180. This will include eating thee times daily and comfortable amenities. You can buy fruits and vegetables cheaply here.
When you go exploring Fiji, don’t forget to look for boats returning to their base. They are cheaper than other rides. Walk-in hotel rates are more affordable than the advertised costs.