Officially the Republic of Fiji, Fiji is an island country that is located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is around 2,000 kilometres northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its neighbouring islands 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 country's archipelago is composed of more than 332 islands. Fiji has two major islands namely Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, which account for 87% of the population of almost 860,000. Fiji's capital and largest city is Suva and it is located in Viti Levu.
When planning a holiday in Fiji, travellers are spoilt for choice on where to go, what to do and what to see. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist destinations in Fiji that should not be missed:
Viti Levu - The international gateway to the Fijian Islands can be found in Viti Levu. This domestic destination offer high calibre resort areas like Denarau, as well as naturescapes of the mountain village of Navala where locals live in traditional huts that are called thatched bure. Travellers can dive with tiger sharks at Beqa Lagoon, kayak or raft the Navua River, and snorkel the outrageous reef at Nananu-i-Ra.
Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group - Levuka that is found in Ovalau used to be the capital of Fiji. Travellers can hike outside of town in jungle-clad mountains and undeveloped coasts of traditional villages. Even though this location is quite near to Viti Levu, few can only arrive in this location. Its islands such as Leleuvia, Naigani, and Koro have very low-key resorts on alabaster beaches, and one of the country's most exclusive and beautiful resorts called Wakaya Club can also be found here.
Mamanuca Islands – Located west of Nadi and south of Yasawa Islands, the Mamanuca Islands is a volcanic archipelago that is composed of 20 islands with 7 islands of these islands getting submerged by the Pacific Ocean during high tide. The islands are a popular tourist destination thanks to its string of perfect white sandy beaches and clear waters abundant with live coral reefs. They can be accessible via a boat ride from Viti Levu. Travellers can go on a day trip to the said island. Those who wish to try out surfing can go to Cloud Break.
Sigatoka Sand Dunes – Located in Viti Levu specifically at the mouth of the Sigatoka River, the Sigatoka Sand Dunes were made from erosion in the coastal hinterland. It covers an area of 650 hectares with dunes varying in age and sizes. The sand dunes can range between 20 to 60 meters tall.
Kula Eco Park – Located in Viti Levu near Sigatoka, the Kula Eco Park is an ecological preserve focusing on the preservation of indigenous flora, fauna and wildlife on Fiji. Visitors can see Fiji’s native mammal, the Fiji Flying Fox, in the reserve as well as other animals such as butterflies, reptiles, tropical fish and more.
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