Fiji one of those places where time seems to stay still, that and much more is Fiji – the paradise in the middle of the most tranquil waters your eye have ever spotted. Palm trees framing white sand beaches and incredible underwater treasures guarantee the once-in-a-lifetime experience of pure beauty and joy.
The island country of Fiji (officially the Republic of Fiji) is peacefully located in the South Pacific Ocean, geographically belonging to Melanesia.
Fiji is surrounded by neighbouring countries such as Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tonga, Samoa or New Zealand’s North Island.
The archipelago containing of more than 330 island and hundreds of smaller islets has a volcanic origin, dating back to around 150 million years ago. Some of the islands (around 2/3) still remain uninhabited, while the overall population reaches 860 000 people. This paradise on Earth was discovered by Europeans in the 17th century. Before that, the archipelago was inhabited by Austronesians and Melanesians.
The population speaks multiple languages – alongside English, the Fijian and Fiji Hindi are also spoken by large number of people. More than half of the population are Christians, followed some Hindu (around 1/3) and also small number of Muslims.
The Fiji’s culture is a great blend of all influencers, manifesting in rich palette of traditions, food and arts.
Fiji’s main island is called Viti Levu which is also where the capital city Suva is located, the second larger island is Vanua Levu. The tropical climate all year round and more than one thousand kilometres long stretch of glowy beaches catapults Fiji to the perfect holiday destination visited by large number of tourists each year.
The largest popularity among tourists comes from Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. Some of the popular attractions include scuba diving among the coral reefs, or simply basking in the endless sunshine on one of the picture-perfect white sand beaches.
The hospitality of locals and their warm approach is, however, one of the biggest highlights of this island paradise – making you feel like being home.