Fiji has been a travel destination since it was discovered, with good reason. It’s a magical place, the archetype for almost all South Sea Island stories since European discovery. There are so many ways of enjoying Fiji, but here are some of the best, so grab some cheap travel insurance and come and explore.
Fiji is actually a group of islands. There are two large islands, Fiji itself and Vanua Levu to the north east. Like many island groups, the islands are pretty diverse. Each has its own character and its special places. The island tours are done in the best style, plenty of comfort, good food, and luxury, the kind that makes you want to extend the trip by a few years.
Traveling around the islands is quite an experience, and the Fijians, knowing a good thing when they have one, have added on a lot of other experiences to go with it. Scuba diving, water skiing, swimming, reefs trips, bamboo rafting, jet skiing, inland exploration, there’s a seemingly never ending range of things to do and see. It’s the sort of place where you have to be conscientious and come back at least five or six times to make sure you haven’t missed anything.
Fijian culture is a whole experience of itself. The old stories of South Sea paradises did less than justice to the cultures of the Pacific, and most tourists to Fiji are usually stunned by what they discover about the history of the islands.
For example, did you know that the history of Fiji goes back 3,700 years? That some traditional Fijian buildings have the same roof design as Swiss chalets? Or that the local name for Fiji is “Viti”, meaning “Sunrise”, and they call themselves Kai Viti, the People of the Sunrise? These are just the basics, wait until you hear the stories.
A beach, some peace, and a stroll around paradise. If you just want to wander around on beaches and park yourself in a nice place with your feet up, that’s fine, just make sure you have fun. If you want to see everything, and explore the islands from top to bottom, do it. Fiji is a tourist destination that knows how to be a tourist destination. Even the big expensive cruise lines have got that message. Fiji is the sort of place they like to stop for a while, too. You don’t have to rush around on schedules at all, if you don’t want to, just stroll around.
There’s one thing about Fiji which any experienced traveler will appreciate. For a world famous tourist destination, the Fijians manage to keep everything nicely out of the way and under control. This is a low-pressure, low- maintenance tourist hot spot. You can do everything at your own pace.
You can swim in real “crystal waters”, on countless beaches, go snorkeling among the shallows, or check out the nice comfortable beach houses. The best option: Grab a plane and some full coverage travel insurance, and check it all out for yourself.