Fiji - Helpful Hints for you

July 24, 2008 · Print This Article

happy fijiansThe beautiful islands of Fiji are situated in the blue seas of the South Pacific and have been called the world’s friendliest paradise. Set in truly magical surrounds with an inviting tropical climate, lush vegetation and white sandy beaches. The Fijian people personify hospitality and have a more gentle pace of life, mixed with a rich blend of culture and traditions.

Accommodations

Accommodations range from budget to luxury and 5-star with the amenities you would expect. What is a “bure”? A bure is a thatched roof resort villa reflecting the style of a traditional Fijian village accommodation with all your 3-5 star inclusions.

Airport

Nadi Airport is the gateway for International travelers and is situated only minutes from Nadi Town. Nausori Airport is about 40 minutes drive from Suva city.

Banking hours

Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 3:00pm; Friday 3:30am to 4:00pm. There is a 24 hour bank at Nadi Airport.

Passport and Visas

All visitors to Fiji must have a valid passport with at least six months validity from the date of departure from Fiji. No visas are required for North American passport holders for a 30 day stay or less. Visitors not traveling on North American passports should check visa details with their travel agent.

Climate

A Fijian Coastline Fiji enjoys a tropical maritime climate, with maximum summer temperature in November through to April averaging 30°C. The cooler months from May to October have a maximum average of a pleasant 26°C. The summer months is the usual time for tropical rain and cyclone activity, although rain can occur at any time through the year. Trade winds from the east southeast bring year long cooling breezes late afternoon and early evening.

coupleClothing

Visitors to Fiji need a light, tropical wardrobe. Bathing suits, shorts and T-shirts are a must. The emphasis is on casual attire; however; for exclusive resorts or high category hotels a “smart casual” dress is more appropriate. Visitors are asked to dress modestly when visiting villages or when shopping in town.

Credit Cards and Travelers’ Checks

Traveler’s checks are the safest way to take money with you on holidays. International credit cards are welcome at most hotels, restaurants, shops, rental car agencies, tour and cruise companies.

Currency

The Fijian dollar is the basic unit of currency. It is issued in dollar notes and cent coins. Banks will offer the best rate of exchange, although currency exchanges will also be available at hotels and resorts.

Electricity

The electrical current in Fiji is 240 volts AC 40 cycle. Fiji has a three-pin power outlet.

Language

Fiji is an English speaking country. Their national language is Fijian, however you won’t have any trouble communicating with these friendly, open people. A Fijian Lunch

Health

There are no specific requirements or inoculations needed for travel to Fiji. However, we do suggest you seek advice from your physician regarding your individual requirements.

fiji kidsTipping

Tipping is not encouraged in Fiji and it is left to the individual to determine whether or not to pay a gratuity.

For more information on travel to Fiji or anywhere else in the South Pacific, please call the Specialists at 800 644-6659 or email at info@luxuryhideaways.net

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