Officially known as The Sovereign Democratic Republic of the Fiji Islands, the Fiji Islands is an independent nation consisting of an archipelago of some 332 islands scattered over about 3,000,000 square kilometers. Located about 2,100 kilometers north of Auckland, NZ, Fiji is  part of the Melanesian cultural area.  

Of the 330 islands, about 100 are inhabited. The total land area is 18,333 square kilometers. The capital, Suva, is on the southeast coast of the largest island, Viti Levu ("Big Fiji"). Fiji includes within its borders Rotuma, an island of 18 square miles located about 650 kilometers north-northwest of Suva; Rotuma has a Polynesian population and was administered from the Fiji Islands in colonial times. 

The population census records around 800,000 inhabitants.. 

 

Fiji became independent in 1970, after nearly a century as a British colony.  Besides the Melanesians, the islands enjoy a large population  from Indian descent, brought in by the British as laborers.

3/4 of the nation's population lives on Viti Levu, the largest island, also home to the country's sugar industry.  Most resorts are situated on the Coral Coast in the South. To the West, a cluster of resorts and hotels are located in the Nadi area near the airport and off shore you'll find reclusive and intimate resorts and hotels on the beautiful Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups; an area popular for diving and cruising.  Also Outer Islands to the East, North and South offer beautiful tropical retreats.  

  To the North, the second largest island, Vanua Levu offers lush rainforests, waterfalls and some of the best scuba diving in the world. The preferred area is neighboring Taveuni Island, the tropics at its best.

The Fiji Islands enjoy a tropical South Sea maritime climate without great extremes of temperature. At the capital Suva, the average summer high temperature is 29 C and the average winter low is 20 C; temperatures typically are lower in elevated inland areas. All districts receive the greatest amount of rainfall in the season from November through March, during which time hurricanes are also experienced perhaps once every two years.

 

                    Hotels & Resorts

                 Viti Levu            Vanua Levu

                 Mamanuca  & Yasawa Islands

                 Outer Islands

 

   




Activities & Excursions on Viti Levu 
(Coral~Coast - Nadi)

Activities & Excursions on Vanua Levu
(including  Taveuni)

SPA Vacations in Fiji

Bird Watching on the Fijian Islands

Weddings & Honeymoons  in Fiji

Blue Lagoon Cruises -  Captain Cook Cruises

Windjammer Cruises