Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is this tropical paradise known as the soft coral capital of the world. Fiji attracts divers throughout the year to observe its diverse and spectacular coral reefs and a wide variety of marine life. It is an archipelago of more than 300 islands and atolls that are worth visiting between May and September.
The main island and that is the largest of the archipelago is Viti Levu, from here most of the transports leave to move to the different islands, embark on the ferry or water taxi from the port of Denarau, take a seaplane from the Wailoaloa beach, or a plane or helicopter. Any transport is good, but I assure you that the experience of flying over the island is unique, the landscape that you will see from above is simply incredible.
You can travel the scenic route of the Queen’s Road (about 3 hours), which connects Lautoka with Suva on the south coast, passes through Nadi and visits the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, a botanical sanctuary of orchids with vanilla aroma and water lily ponds type Zen. The road goes meandering along the coast, with lots of vegetation, houses, towns, shops, beaches, etc … and when you get to Suva, passing the port do not stop going to the municipal market, it is a must and both in the surroundings and in the interior is a symphony of colors, smells and tastes.
Located just off the south coast of Vitu Levu, is Beqa Island, which hosts more than 100 dive sites. Here you will discover one of the reasons why Fiji is considered the capital of soft corals when you see the blue eel, the ghost pipefish, the hippocampus and more.
The second largest island is Vanua Levu, it is located to the north and is accessible by a short flight or ferry. Here you will find a more rural environment, it is mainly mountainous with tropical forests; It is also surrounded by one of the best diving areas: the Rainbow Reef, one of the most spectacular in the world, will not leave anyone indifferent with its great beauty and colors, it can be seen at a glance through the crystal clear waters; Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort has guided tours with a resident marine biologist, it’s worth doing!
Visiting the Yasawa Islands is highly recommended, they are a paradise for any type of traveler, and each one has its own beach surrounded by a blue lagoon. If you go more than 5 days, I recommend buying a bula pass and aboard a catamaran you can jump from one island to another. You can choose the hotel that best suits your budget, from simple hostels to super luxury hotels with lots of privacy, ideal for honeymooners. Of course, wherever you go it is very likely that they have a good plan full of typical activities among which is the Kava ceremony that is held almost every afternoon gathering around the bowl and drinking the cloudy liquid while singing or the traditional fire dance that to the rhythm of the music the men perform juggling with burning sticks.
Another essential is the Mamanucas Islands, here is Likuliku Lagoon, the only hotel on the sea of Fiji located in Malolo, where you can enjoy a refined relaxation with your partner, it is only for adults. As in any point of the island, you will be surrounded by a lagoon of celestial waters and you will be able to snorkel among incredible corals.
The Fiji Islands, with its tropical climate, will not disappoint anyone who seeks rest, calm, peace, good gastronomy, tropical beaches, relaxing massages, sunsets, unique reefs in the world, one of the best dives with sharks, snorkeling in very rich sea beds, swimming with stingrays and turtles, joy, music, romantic dinners, picnics on private beaches, etc. But above all to all those who seek unique hospitality, you will always be greeted with a smile and the famous and welcoming “Bula”.