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Country Facts

As the Fijians say - Bula! Welcome! A holiday on any island amidst this cluster of 333 in the heart of the Pacific, promises to be an experience you won't forget. Blessed with turquoise water, alabaster beaches, spectacular underwater scenery, jungle rivers and authentic culture and traditions, Fiji is great for any kind of holiday. From family getaways and honeymoons to pampered pleasures and more, Fiji is your escape to paradise.

  • Capital: Suva, Viti Levu Island
  • Official Languages: Fijian
  • Government: Constitutional Democratic Republic
  • Currency: Fijian Dollar
  • Time Difference: 6 hours and 30 minutes ahead of India
  • Electricity: 240 volts AC 50Hz with three-pin power points

When To Go

Best time to visit: March to December

What To Do

What to eat and drink

Fiji's diverse fare is sure to please. Modern Fijian cuisine draws its inspirations from Indian cuisine and spices. Local traditional dishes make for interesting eating. Try Kokoda or marinated fish in coconut cream and Taro - a heavy, potato like tuber with a purplish hue. Enjoy a Lovo or "feast cooked in the earth", which involves slow cooking meat, fish and vegetables in banana leaves over heated rocks placed in a covered pit. Seafood is in plentiful supply as are tropical fruits. European, Indian, and Chinese cuisine along with traditional foods are common place.

Suva has a range of dining options from cheap eateries to high-end restaurants. Popular restaurants include Bulaccino Café and Hemisphere Bar-Nadi, The New Nadi's Farmers Club and TU's Place.


Boutique and duty free shops such as Jack's, Prouds and Tappo offer souvenirs, quality clothing, leather goods, electronics, cameras, jewellery, sportswear, bula shirts and more. Some of the main supermarket chains are Morris Hedstrom, RB Patel and New World. Pick up locally made handicrafts like masi or tapa cloth, woven goods, carvings, pottery and the famous black pearls.



Travel Tips



By Air

Nestled in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji may seem far away, but getting here is fairly easy. Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, has regular direct flights from many international destinations.

New Zealand: Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington
Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Asia: Singapore, Hong Kong,

Nadi International Airport on the island of Viti Levu is the main gateway to the country for most travelers, and several domestic airports are scattered throughout the islands.


Getting around Fiji is easy and cheap. Yachting and cruising are also great ways to explore the country.

By Bus / Ferries

There’s a good network of buses, carriers (trucks) and ferries for travel within Fiji’s main islands, and taxis are common or charter a boat or small plane to get between islands.

By Car (Self Drive)

Hiring a car is a good way to explore the two largest islands – which contain 90% of Fiji’s roads.

  • It is important to dress modestly when away from hotels and resorts and particularly when visiting a Fijian village. Avoid wearing a hat in a village as it is considered an insult to the village chief. It is also insulting to touch someone’s head.
  • It's best to not wear shoes if visiting someone’s house.
  • When visiting a village it is customary to present an inexpensive gift of 'yaqona' or kava to the “Turaga Ni Koro”, the traditional head of the village.
  • Be prepared to shake hands and answer personal questions as to where you are from, whether married; and, if so, how many children.

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