Fiji has 322 islands, over a hundred of them inhabited. It lies midway between Tahiti and Australia, due north of New Zealand.
A Fiji vacation can include many types of islands. The Mamanucas near Nadi are coral islands. Taveuni consists of a line of dormant volcanoes, while Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are continental land masses.
The splendid reef systems of Fiji offer spectacular scuba diving. Other popular activities are snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, yachting, hiking, bicycling, and golf.
The population is incredibly mixed with indigenous Melanesian Fijians in a majority. Indo-Fijians descended from Indian indentured laborers account for 40 percent. Polynesians, Chinese, and Europeans make up the rest.
Fiji's largest island Viti Levu hosts both the main international airport Nadi and the capital city Suva.
Our map of Fiji illustrates a few of the many travel destinations.
The rugged Yasawas Group hosts many backpacker camps. Savusavu and Taveuni have fabulous scuba diving possibilities. Visitors can choose between the fine hotels of Suva and the luxury resorts of the Mamanucas. The historic old capital Levuka on Ovalau is Fiji's sightseeing highlight.
To make things even better, a Fiji island vacation is very affordable (Fiji is a great place to learn scuba diving) and all facilities are well developed.
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