Fiji Travel - About The Fiji Islands
April 20, 2010 · Print This Article
Fiji, blessed with 333 magnificent islands, some inhabited, most not. It is a land where there is still room to move. Set in the tropical South Pacific, Fiji is surely the essence of a tropical island paradise. White sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees, pristine oceans and waterways and a range of things to do and see that will appeal to the most discerning traveler.
Situated south of the equator, this tropical paradise is easily accessible from Los Angeles, Hawaii, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Tokyo.
Revel in the 5-star resorts, stroll on glimmering white beaches hand-in-hand at sunset, snorkel, dive, surf or kayak our pristine oceans, whitewater raft our clear and clean waterways, cruise the ocean around our mainland and outer islands, trek our rainforests, backpack the outer islands, visit the welcoming villages and experience sustainable living or immerse yourself in our unique island culture and history.
And then there’s our most precious asset - smiling, generous, relaxed Fijians who greet you and everyone they meet with our famous and welcoming ‘Bula!!’
Fiji Entry Requirements
No shots are necessary to go to Fiji. All visitors to Fiji require a passport. Entry visas are granted on arrival for a stay of four months for nationals of Australia, the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. (Please check with your nearest Fijian Embassy for other countries’ entry requirements. Visas may be extended for up to six months; please contact the Embassy for details. People who wish to work or reside in Fiji must obtain the appropriate visa prior to arrival in Fiji.
The electricity in Fiji is 240 volt 50 Hz AC (alternating current). The plug is a 3-prong plug, just like those used in Australia and New Zealand. The resorts usually offer a converter that guests may use, but in high occupancy time periods, it is best to have your own converter with you for cameras or laptops. Converters are available at many department stores in the travel & luggage section.
Fiji Weather Information
Fiji enjoys a tropical climate year-round. You can expect warm temperatures: 75 to 90 degrees with humidity during the day, and 70 to 78 at night. Most resorts are located in areas on the islands where the bures receive cool breezes for most of the year. Fiji is located in the tropics, so there is always the possibility of a rain shower, but normally these showers will last a short while and then move on. Because Fiji is so close to the equator, there is little variation in the seasons, although the “summer” months of December through March are known to have a little more rain and humidity.
Life is very casual & laid back in Fiji so pack your bags for fun and sun. Shorts, cotton shirts, sundresses, and bathing suits are all appropriate. Don’t forget sunglasses, a hat and perhaps a cover-up, since Fiji’s sun can be fierce. Some excursions are best tackled in sandals or sports style footwear. Even in our winter (U.S. summer), the climate is tropical, but it’s wise to bring a sweater for the evenings, just in case.
What Else to Bring
You also may want to bring: a camera with extra film, sunblock/sunscreen, a Walkman/personal CD player, reef-walkers or other comfortable shoes for walking along the coral sand beach, spare glasses or contact lenses.
Contact the Travel Gal
Your Friend in the Islands
800 644-6659 or Teresa@Luxuryhideaways.net
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