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Fiji offers something for all travellers. Families will find many child-friendly resorts offering Kids Clubs with tonnes of family activities. White sand beaches, beautiful sunsets and luxury resorts are perfect for couples. World class spas are plentiful for holiday makers wanting to unwind and rejuvenate. You can also choose from an huge range of water activities including surfing, scuba-diving, snorkelling and fishing. Whether you're after a romantic escapes, a family holiday, an adventure, a golf holiday, last minute deals or just a place to relax, the tropical paradise has it all. There are also a huge range of accommodation from budget hotels to 5 star resort. You'll definitely find the ideal place that suit your budget and travel preferences.
What makes Fiji the ideal paradise in South Pacific? The beach of course - just imagine picture perfect beaches with soft white sands. Imagine swaying palm trees laden with coconuts lining the seaside and sparkling emerald water housing vibrant marine life. You'll feel at ease with year round pleasant tropical weather and generous smiles from friendly locals. With just about 4 to 5 hour flight time from the Australia's east coast, it's no wonder why this is one of the most popular holiday destinations of all time.
Nadi is the gateway to Fiji and is home to the international airport situated on the main island Viti Levu. Nadi's main street has plenty of duty-free shops, eateries and local markets. You can sample local cuisine, a coffee break or visit local markets for fresh produce and handicrafts. Nadi is ideal for a stopover before travelling to Coral Coast or outlying islands. The town is also great for buying last minute souvenirs or gifts such as Tanoa (hand crafted wooden Kava bowls). While you're there, visit the colourful Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, one of the largest Hindi temple on the island.
One of the more popular Fijian islands, Denarau boasts a collection of world class hotels and resorts. You can relax by the resort poolside with a cocktail, dine in renowned restaurants or choose from a host of water activities. Golfing enthusiasts can head down to the island's championship golf course, one of the best places to tee off in the South Pacific. The commercial and retail centre of Port Denarau is the shopping and dining hub. You'll find great restaurants serving local and international cuisines. Getting around the island is easy with free holiday shuttles serving the major resorts, the golf course and Port Denarau. The island is just twenty minutes from Nadi international airport and is the main departure point for island cruising and transfers to other islands.
Experience beach and resort escapes along renowned Coral Coast, situated on the south of the main island. Populated with many waterfront resorts and accommodation, Coral Coast suits a range of holiday styles and budget. Various resorts look after and entertain guests' children via fun-filled kids' clubs with lots of activities. If you're after an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, go for a rejuvenating treatment in resort spas. Or you can simply relax by the pool or enjoy the beautiful pacific sunset on the beach. You can also catch a fire dance and torch lighting ceremony in the resorts before your dinner. The main town Sigatoka offers unique handicrafts and jewellery for fine souvenirs shopping.
For the perfect tropical paradise, you can't go wrong with the islands off the mainland. With crystal clear water surrounding stunning white sandy beaches, it's no wonder why many come here for a romantic escape. The islands are also popular for a secluded retreat or a tropical wedding celebration. The clear water is perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. Go for affordable and island experiences with holiday home style units. You can also indulge in private five star resorts, such as those found on the Yasawa and Mamanuca island groups.
Suva is Fiji's capital and a government and business centre. A second international getaway, Suva is a convenient stopover for travel to the northern islands. While you're here, visit the Fiji Museum located in Suva's botanical garden for a great insight into the nation's history and culture.
The tropical destination is blessed with a tropical climate and stays mostly warm throughout the year. During the days the temperature hovers around 30oC, perfect for a beach holiday or if you are looking to escape winter. The best month to visit is from May to October when it's less humid and there's plenty of sunshine. November to April has higher temperature and more rain.
Fiji's international airport (NAN) is located in Nadi on the main island Viti Levu. Flight time is approximately 4 hours from Sydney (5 hours on the return flight), 4 hours from Brisbane and 5 hours from Melbourne (6 hours on the return flight).
Transfers from the airport including air-conditioned coaches and private cars are the best way to reach your accommodation. For the outlying islands such as Mamanuca and Yasawa, there are sea cruises, catamarans and domestic flights available to your holiday resorts.
Money: The main currency is the Fijian dollar. Australian and US dollars can be exchanged in all banks.
Electricity: The country has 3 pin power outlets same as those in Australia. The electrical current is 240 volts AC 50 cycle.
Passports and Visas: Australian passport holders are granted free visas on arrival. Passport must be valid with at least 3 months beyond the departure date.
Clothing: Pack for a tropical climate, such as light clothing, shorts, t-shirts, sandals, sandshoes and swimwear is sufficient. Also include some smart casuals for dinner.