Located in the South Pacific Ocean, the Republic of Fiji is an island nation of Melanesia. The majority of the islands of Fiji were formed through volcanic activity more than 150 million years ago. This amazing country is thus a collection of volcanic islands that span 1000 miles in the South Pacific Ocean. Aside from the two main islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, there are 900 smaller islands and inlets, where some of the world’s best surfing and diving grounds are make Fiji a favourite tourist destination.
Fiji’s natural attractions
Among the most fascinating places in Fiji are the Mamanucas, a group of tiny islands off the coast of Nadi, which is very popular among divers and snorkelers. The islands have world-class surfing breaks, soft corals and amazing wildlife. Suva, Fiji’s capital, is highly recommended. Located on the major island of Viti Levu, Suva has many interesting colonial structures, lots of nightspots, restaurants, and beautiful temples and mosques as well. On Saturdays, the municipal market offers tourists a chance to savour Fijian life because this is where the locals shop. It is also a great place where visitors can shop for souvenirs and enjoy inexpensive local fare.
One of the most popular tourist sites in Fiji is Bouma National Heritage Park, located in the north of Taveuni Island. Koroyanitu National Heritage Park offers many beautiful natural sights as well, and the rapids of the Upper Navua River are the perfect place for white water rafting and kayaking.