Officially the Republic of Fiji is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles(2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbors are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north.
The climate in Fiji is tropical marine and warm year round with minimal extremes. The warm season is from November to April and the cooler season lasts from May to October. Temperature in the cool season still averages 22 °C (72 °F). Rainfall is variable, with the warm season experiencing heavier rainfall, especially inland. Winds are moderate, though cyclones occur about once a year (10–12 times per decade).
Fijian is an Austronesia language of the Malayo-Polynesian family spoken in Fiji. It has 350,000 first-language speakers, which is less than half the population of Fiji, but another 200,000 speak it as a second language. The 1997 Constitution established Fijian as an official language of Fiji, along with English and Fiji Hindi, and there has been discussion about establishing it as the "national language", though English and Hindustani would remain official. Fijian is a VOS language.
At the time, the census confirmed that the population of Fiji in 2007 had reached 837,271. A subsequent estimate carried out in 2009 claimed that those numbers had increased to 849,000 and this would make Fiji the 159th most populous country on earth.
The Nadi International Airport is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) north of central Nadi and is the largest Fijian hub. Nausori International Airport is about 23 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of downtown Suva and serves mostly domestic traffic. The main airport in the second largest island of Vanua Levu is Labasa Airport located at Waiqele, southwest of Labasa Town. The largest aircraft handled by Labasa Airport is the ATR42. Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) is responsible for the operation of 15 public airports in the Fiji Islands. These include two international airports: Nadi international Airport, Fiji’s main international gateway, and Nausori Airport, Fiji’s domestic hub, and 13 outer island airports. Fiji's main airline was previously known as Air Pacific, but is now known as Fiji Airways. Fiji's larger islands have extensive bus routes that are affordable and consistent in service. There are bus stops, and in rural areas buses are often simply hailed as they approach. Buses are the principal form of public transport and passenger movement between the towns on the main islands. Buses also serve on roll-on-roll-off inter-island ferries. Bus fares and routes are heavily regulated by theLand Transport Authority (LTA). Bus and taxi drivers hold Public Service Licenses (PSVs) issued by the LTA. Taxis are licensed by the LTA and operate widely all over the country. Apart from urban, town-based taxis, there are others that are licensed to serve rural or semi-rural areas. The flagfall for regular taxis is F$1.50 and tariff is F$0.10 for every 200 meters. For taxis that are allowed to charge Value Added Tax (VAT), the flagfall is F$1.50 and tariff is F$0.30 for the first 200 meters, and F$0.11 for every 200 meters thereafter. Taxis operating out of Fiji's international airport, Nadi charge a flagfall of F$5. The elderly and Government welfare recipients are given a 20% discount on their taxi fares.
Fijian is an Austronesian language of the Malayo-Polynesian family spoken in Fiji. It has 350,000 first-language speakers, which is less than half the population of Fiji, but another 200,000 speak it as a second language. The 1997 Constitution established Fijian as an official language of Fiji, along with English and Fiji Hindi, and there has been discussion about establishing it as the "national language", though English and Hindustani would remain official. Fijian is a VOS language. The largest Christian denomination is the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma. (The general secretary is Revd Tuikilakila Waqairatu.) With 36.2% of the population (including almost two-thirds of ethnic Fijians), the proportion of the population adhering to Methodism is higher in Fiji than in any other nation. In 2012, permission was granted by the government for Methodists to hold their annual conference, for the first time in four years, with the conditions that the conference not coincide with the national Hibiscus Festival and should only last for three days, and that no political matters were to be discussed, only church matters.
Fijian food was traditionally very healthy. Fijians preferred a more tuber and coconut based diet. High calorie foods was good for those hard-working villagers who needed extra calories while working on their plantations but this is causing a range of chronic illness such as obesity. Fiji is a multicultural country and people of various races live there. In most Fijians homes there will be food of other cultures prepared on a regular basis such as curries and Chinese dishes. Fiji is also famous for its seafood and often used in most homes.
Take a dip at Biausevu Waterfall, it will definatly refresh your mind and soul from a stressful day. The Coastal Biggest Waterfall Tour, visit the home of a village chief/Hall and take part in authentic ceremonies; Hear entertaining tales about local folklore, superstitions and ancient practices of witch-craft. Learn about traditional plant medicines on a rustic rainforest trail. Enjoy an exhilarating dip in the waterfall lagoon. They’ll teach you how to husk a coconut and serve tropical fruits while you just relax and enjoy the therapeutic waters and tranquillity of this magnificent natural setting.
Soar above the water around Denarau Island and admire the views to the Mamanuca Islands or watch the beachside activities. Parasailing is when you are harnessed to a chute and elevated into the air while being towed by a boat. Our purpose-built European parasailing boat allows safe deck launches and flights are suitable for 1 to 3 passengers (with combined maximum weight of 180kg). Book our Adrenalin photographer to capture a lasting holiday memory. Allow 10-minutes for your flight experience.
3-Adventure Sailing Fiji:
At your own pace and comfort, explore the beautiful islands, fringing reefs and blue waters in Fiji on board our 42' Simpson Sailing Catamaran called "Moale". Moale is a well designed 17meter Catamaran which now operates under 'Adventure Sailing Fiji'. It is suitable for both live aboard and day charters and we offer our guests the opportunity to experience and explore Fiji at their own pace and comfort. The itineraries are tailor made and we ensure that our guests feel safe, secure and at home while discovering the beautiful islands we now call home.
4-Fiji Surf Co / Action Sports:
iji Surf Co is a local Nadi based Company Pioneering Fijian Surfing Since 1995, Fiji Surf Co has explored most of Fiji and assisted in the opening of our world class waves to the public 7/7/10. Surf Shop, Surf School, Surf Tours, Surf Travel and the Fijian Water Patrol make up Fiji Surf Co.
The hotel offers a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. An Internet point is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.