You've probably heard stories about Fiji. Stories of a place with blue sea and friendly locals, where rushing around feels unnecessary and none of your problems seem to matter. Are the stories true? Find out for yourself!
With clean white beaches, mangrove forests and lush jungles, Fiji is an eco-tourist's dream with a relaxed atmosphere. Slip into “island time” as you kick back next to your hotel pool, picnic on the beach or enjoy a meal in one of Fiji's many fine restaurants. Adventurous types can snorkel, hike and kayak on Kadavu Island, take on Dawasamu's Tova Peak hike or – for the particularly brave – dive with sharks! For a taste of local culture, take a guided tour of a Fijian village and witness traditional singing, a kava ceremony and more.
Those who visit between October and November can see ‘the rising of the Balolo', when millions of sea worms rise to the surface of the water at the high tide of a full moon. But it's not as scary as it sounds. The Balolo are considered “the caviar of the Pacific” by locals who eagerly scoop them up to feast on.
With more than 50 resorts spread across many of the nation's islands, the Fiji experience is available for everyone from backpackers to those seeking a bit of luxury.