Fiji Islands – Facts about Fiji

General info

Fiji is an island nation in the South Pacific, consisting of 330 islands, of which one third is inhabited. It also contains 500 islets (a very small island’s with a surface big enough to fit your house and garden in it ). This paradise island is spaced on 75,000 sq mi ( 194,000 square kilometers) from which only 10% or 7,100 sq mi ( 18,300 square kilometers) is a land full of beaches and relaxation in the sun.

Most popular of the 330 islands are “Viti Levu” and “Vanua Levu. Those are one of the best places to visit in Fiji. They are also the biggest and contain around 90% of the Fijian population. The capital of the country is  Suva and its located on  Viti Levu. With its suburbs, it counts around 170 000 people.

Things to do in Fiji

Scuba Diving is probably the best thing you can do. Soft coral reefs can bring you the opportunity to explore the blue water’s rich with exotic fish and water plants that you have never seen anywhere else. Snorkeling is another good thing to do. If you are too afraid to join the scuba diving team, snorkeling can provide an excellent combo of relaxation, swimming, and observation of marine life. Swimming is probably the most common and best thing you can do.

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Enjoying on the beach with a cocktail in your hand and a nice warm blue ocean to dive in is the thing why you took the trip in the first place. Nightlife, clubs, and bars as visiting museums and botanical gardens are the best forms of entertainment. The bad part is they can be found around the capital of Suva. Fiji’s wildlife is probably one of the most interesting activities you can do when on travel vacation in Fiji. Visit our guide for more things to do in Fiji.

Tourist attractions in Fiji

One of the best tourist attractions in Fiji is its national parks. Bouma National Park, Koroyanitu National Heritage Park and many more can offer you the excitement of hiking and waterfalls combined with unique flora and fauna only seen in Fiji. Levuka is a unique tourist attraction showing you the European flavor in the Pacific. The 19 century’s capital of Fiji can show you some nice old settlements and buildings that will impress you. Visit our guide for more tourist attractions in Fiji.


The climate in Fiji is warm during the whole time. It is divided into two seasons. One is the warm season occurring from November till April. This period of time is characterized with rainfalls. Powerful natural elements as Cyclones happen in the warm season but they happen really rear, like once a year. The temperature in the warm season is around 87.8 ºF ( 31 ºC ).In the dry season, the temperature stays around 79 ºF ( 26 ºC ). The best time to visit Fiji is from June to October.

Language and population

Official languages in Fiji are Fijian, English and Hindustani. English is the official language is a major advantage for a pleasant vacation in Fiji. The population in Fiji consists of native Fijians ( around 54 % ) and Indo-Fijians ( around 38 % ) and a small percentage of Europeans and Chinese.


The currency in Fiji is a Fijian Dollar. The rates for Fijian Dollar can differ trough time. It is a good idea to check the rates from the dollar, euro, and any other currency before traveling to Fiji. For 1 USD you can get 1.77999 FJD (this rate is taken on 18/April/2012 ). For more info look for accurate rates on the web.

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