- Location: In South Pacific Ocean east of Australia
- Capital City: Suva
- Language/s: English, Hindi, Bau Fijian
- Currency: Fijian Dollar
- Time Zone: UTC + 12
- ISD Code: 679
Fiji, formally known as the Republic of Fiji is one of the most popular destinations of the South Pacific Ocean. Lying to the east of Vanuatu, west of Tonga and the south of Tuvalu, this picturesque island is well known for its beaches, fascinating maritime climate and great hospitality. Most of Fiji’s population is centered on the islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
The history of this small island nation is extremely eventful. Fiji was once a prominent colony of a number of European nations. Thereafter, it has been plagued time and again by military coups and mad struggles for power. However, towards the middle of the 1990s, peace was restored and in 1997 it was re-inducted as a Commonwealth nation. Fiji is an important force in the United Nation’s peacekeeping program, and maintains an armed force unusually large for such a small island nation:
its checkered history probably accounts for that. Native Fijians, Melanesians and members of Polynesian descent make up for most of the population.
Fiji Tourism is mostly about traveling in the sun-kissed beaches of this exotic island. There are number of significant historical destinations as well. Traveling to Fiji is bound to be a great experience.
When to Visit Fiji
The dry season or ‘Fijian winter’ from May to October is the best period to travel to Fiji Islands. November to April is the west season when cyclones and thundershowers are common.
Travel to Fiji
Being centrally located in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji is an important flight destination in Polynesia. Nadi International Airport is the main international gateway of Fiji while some flights also operate from Nausori in Suva. Fiji is well connected with Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, the USA, and Canada.