WHY VISIT FIJI
The islands of Mamanuca and Yasawa offer warm, transparent waters and enjoy the warm sunshine. These are ideal sites for water sports and excursions. The archipelago of Mamanuca has many hotels, while the Yasawa islands are wilder and you will enjoy its lost villages and its beautiful beaches.
The city of Suva will seduce you with its old and attractive buildings and monuments in the port area, its lively waterfront, artisan stalls in the city center, its cafes, and its municipal market. There are also nightclubs and modern bars that will welcome the fans of the nocturnal festival.
Navala is a village lost in the Nausori Highlands, with the traditional architecture, probably one of the most astonishing of Fiji: its constructions indeed meet the criteria of ancestral techniques with braided bamboos, thatched roofs, ropes made of vegetable fibers. A real journey through time.
Sawa-I-Lau, a limestone island, unlike those in the vicinity which are volcanic, has caves where one can admire engravings and paintings whose meaning and origin is unknown, as well as the date when they were conceived. One penetrates by swimming under the water, with a guide: reserved to the traveler in cold blood!
Attend a meke evening: traditional songs and dances, local dishes, walkers on embers.
Visit the natural parks, such as Colo-i-Suva, and meet the multicolored parrots, waterfalls amid thick forests, and natural pools.
WHEN TO GO TO FIJI
The best period to visit Fiji is from May to October.
The climate is divided into two major seasons: from November to April, the rainy season, with high humidity and precipitation, especially between December and early April; The dry season or Fijian winter, from May to October, where there are little rain, mild temperatures and less or no cyclones.
June and September correspond to the high season due to the school holidays in Australia and New Zealand, with therefore prices rising.
It is better to travel to Fiji in May or October to enjoy good climatic conditions without the presence of the crowd.
Following a list of typical festivals and celebrations of Fiji.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH FIJI
Travel to the archipelago will take place either by airplane by the inland route, or by bicycle to quietly discover some villages, the ferry to go from one island to the other, the bus to get around The main islands. On Viti Levu and Vanua, the car or the motorcycle is very convenient and the road network is correct. It is also possible to find taxis in the main cities.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON FIJI
health tips & vaccination: take precautions to protect yourself from mosquitoes, and keep your immunizations up to date. Avoid drinking at the tap outside the big cities.
local currency: Fijian Dollar
local time zone: GMT +12
electricity: type I (240 V – 50 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN FIJI
typical food in Fiji
souvenirs from Fiji
SIMPLE FIJIAN DICTIONARY
How are you?: Vacava tiko?
Thank you: Vinaka
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