A little bit of Fiji...
Famous for its soft coral diving, white sand beaches and pristine natural environment Fiji is a leader in eco-tourism. For business travel there is no better place halfway between North America and Asia.
Be prepared to shake hands and answer personal questions like, where are you from, are you married, how many children do you have… and so on.
Fijians are the friendliest people in the world. Your respect for their customs and traditions will not only make you a welcome guest in their villages and homes, but add another dimension to your Fijian holiday.
Holidays & Festivals
- The LOVO
- The MEKE
- Fiji International Jazz and Blues Festival
- Bula Festival
- Hibiscus Festival
The two largest islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, and between the two of them make up 87% of Fiji's total landmass.
These mountainous islands were formed around 150 million years ago through volcanic activity, and are subsequently covered in thick tropical forests. Most of Fiji's mountains are dormant or extinct volcanoes.
Mount Tomanivi, located on the main island of Viti Levu, is the highest point at 4,341 feet, and the lowest point is the Pacific Ocean.
Perhaps what Fiji is most famous for, however, are its crystal clear waters, coral reefs and white sand beaches that draw in thousands annually.
With the riches of the sea and fertile land, Fiji is blessed with good quality, natural and fresh foods.
A very popular dish that has many variations in the Pacific is kokoda. It is the island’s equivalent of South America's ceviche, made up of raw mahi-mahi fish and a dressing called miti which is made from a thick coconut cream with onions, lemon/lime juice, salt and chilies.
Often called the ‘Fijian Asparagus’, the unique Fijian vegetable of duruka is actually the unopened flower of a cane shoot (closely related to sugar cane).
Taro has been a staple of the Fijian diet for centuries, and its cultural importance is celebrated on Taro Day — a dedicated holiday on the first full moon in May.
Nama is a type of seaweed or colloquially known in Fiji as ‘sea grapes’. Nama can be found in many locations around Fiji, especially the Yasawa Islands where they are harvested in the shallow waters near the reef.
Things to do in Fiji
Day 2: Sample the Culture in Nadi
Day 3: Fly Over the Mamanucas
Day 4: See Fire-Walking on Beqa
Day 5: Drink Kava on Vanua Levu
Day 6: Discover Pearls in Savusavu
Day 7: Hike the Falls of Taveuni
Day 8: Overwater It on Malolo
Day 9: Hunt Lairo Crab on Qamea
Day 10: Get Lost on Matangi Island