One aspect that will strike visiting surfers is the almost total lack of localism, this steams partly from the friendliness inherent in small countries, but also the fact that in the West, around Nadi and Sigatoka many surfers in the water will either be surf guides, instructors or boat drivers who derive a living from surfing tourism. Many times the local surfer beside you in the lineup will be the guy that drove you there in his boat!
A second fact worth mentioning is that there are many more breaks waiting to be discovered in Fiji. Our country, whilst it boasts world class waves such as Cloudbreak and Restaurants, has so much more to offer, some breaks almost as good as the two aforementioned breaks and certainly much less crowded. So why restrict yourselves to just these two?
Fiji represents the ideal destination for Stand Up Paddling, with its expanse of warm and beautiful ocean, protected waters and waves, providing something for absolutely everyone and fun for all the family.
From recreation for the kids, to flat water cruising on lakes, rivers and oceans to great surf or long distance paddling or even for those who are looking for more high performance elements, Fiji has it all and in abundance.
Fiji blessed with 333 magnificent Fiji islands some inhabited, most not. We are a land where there is still room to move. Set in the tropical South Pacific. The Fiji islands are surely the essence of a tropical island paradise. White sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees, pristine oceans and waterways and a range of things to do and see that will appeal to the most discerning traveller. As for accommodations Fiji’s hotels are some of the best in the world.
But we are so much more than that.
Revel in our 5-star resorts, stroll on our glimmering white beaches hand-in-hand at sunset, snorkel, dive, surf or kayak our pristine oceans, white-water raft our clear and clean waterways, cruise the ocean around our mainland and outer Fiji Islands, trek our rainforests, backpack the outer islands, visit our welcoming villages and experience sustainable living or immerse yourself in our unique culture and history. If it is the big city you desire, check out Nadi, our jet town. Nadi is full of action, with jammed packed streets, enticing shops, and exquisite dining.
And then there’s our most precious asset – smiling, generous, relaxed Fijians who greet you and everyone they meet with our famous and welcoming ‘Bula’.
Allow us to ‘Pamper’ you. Relax by the pool with a G & T and swap holiday stories with your fellow guests, or ‘shop till you drop’ in a wide variety of outlets catering for all budgets. Indulge in a massage that soothes the soul and rejuvenates the body before fine wining and dining. Then it’s another difficult decision – retire after a hard day or hit one of our nightspots to dance the night away. It’s your experience, your choice. There is a Fiji hotel or resort for every type of traveller.
Fiji is ‘Romance’. Allow us to make your wedding and honeymoon a memorable experience. With everything taken care of by professionals all you have to do is be there. Fiji has a wedding setting just for you – on the beach, in a rainforest, in a garden of orchids, in a village, on a mountain or in a traditional chapel. All unique in stunning settings creating treasured memories for a lifetime. Even the Fiji hotels and resorts make for a stunning backdrop for your wedding.
Fiji is ‘Sustainable’ eco-tourism. Stay in one of our many eco-resorts, lodges, backpackers or a village home stay. Trek, swim or bird watch in our National Parks and Reserves. Observe our ladies creating mats, masi (tapa) hats, fans and baskets from natural materials. See pottery made the traditional way or attend a talanoa session (storytelling) about history, legends and traditional local medicines. A visit to Fiji is not complete without a traditional kava session and our mekes (traditional song and dance), are a cultural feast. If you don’t have time to travel all around, the city of Nadi offers an outstanding array of activities.
Like your Fiji ‘Experience’ a little racier? Trek mountain trails culminating in a swim under a waterfall. Visit caves and listen to traditional stories of great chiefs and tribal wars. Backpack our outer Fiji islands or step it up a notch and white water raft our pristine rivers or surf our world famous waves.
Get your adrenalin pumping and let the only hot air balloon flight in the South Pacific take your breath away at the stunning views over Fiji. Get adventurous with parasailing and the hugely popular jet ski safaris. Or jump on a fast jet boat ride and hold on while it sets you into 360-degree spins. Awesome!
So you like to ‘Cruise’! Our islands are a cruising enthusiast’s wonderland. Whether you’re a yachtie or a cruise liner passenger, this is a great way to taste everything that is Fiji Travel. We have great marinas and if you’re on one of those magnificent luxury cruisers, be our guest and step ashore for a while to get to know us and our lifestyle. You can start your day in Nadi and then cruise over to the white sandy beaches of Mamanucas or the Yasawas.
The Islands of Fiji have ‘Diving’ experiences extraordinaire. Shore dive, night dive, resort dive, wreck dive or cave dive. Do it yourself or go with the professionals at luxury resorts, eco-friendly outlets, backpackers or fabulous live boards.
Fiji is renowned as “The Soft Coral Capital of the World” and is also home to the “Great Astrolabe Reef”. Feel the goose-bumps as you experience shark feeding or dive the light fantastic and swim with the giant mantas. Our moderate water temperature makes for year-round diving and the visibility is a photographers dream. With over 4000 square miles of coral reef, Fiji Islands offer divers unparalleled marine biodiversity.
Fiji is a Mecca for all dreamers, adventurers, fun seekers, lovers, divers, backpackers, families, naturalists and anyone else who is looking for their very own tropical experience of a lifetime. In Fiji we have something for everyone.