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Blessed with over 332 islands, Fiji attracts travelers from all around the world, who come to this beautiful Melanesian country to enjoy the warm waters of the Pacific and the wonderful native culture

Fiji is where you get to see the strange mix of Melanesia with Polynesia, ancient India with Pacific, and the tradition with the modern world. Each of these inhabitants has given their own touch to the cuisine and culture of the country making it interesting for visitors to explore.


Viti Levu is the main island in Fiji and also home to the capital, Suva, and the international airport at Nadi. Spend some time in the city and relax at one of the beautiful beaches. The Garden of the Sleeping Giant is filled with orchids and is sure to be a splendid night.

Suva is a 3-hour picturesque drive from Nadi. Once in Suva you can relax and later enjoy shopping for the local handicraft items. The Fiji Museum in Suva is the main draw and it details the historic facts about Fiji. The museum is located in the center of the Botanical Gardens.

The Mamanuca Islands is quite popular among holidaymakers. It is a collection of small coral islands and wonderful beach resorts. There are several opportunities of diving and snorkeling that visitors can enjoy on these islands. Backpackers can have fun at the Yasawa Islands. It is home to traditional fishing villages and also has some remote beaches.

Kadavu Island south of Viti Levu is a characteristic Fijian island one of the best places for scuba divers. The Astrolabe Reef is the focal point of attraction. Visitors who wish to enjoy some adrenalin-rush can opt for whitewater rafting on the Upper Navua River. Throughout Fiji there are numerous adventurous hiking trails.

Nadi and Suva have a range of shops and boutiques to cater to the needs of visitors. Local handicrafts, souvenirs, clothes and electronic items are some items that travelers can buy in the country.

Muslims comprise a small population in Fiji. In the capital city of Suva visitors can find a number of masaajid. Some of these masaajid include the Al Haq Masjid, Jam`eeyah Ahl-il-Hadeeth Masjid and the Nadera Jame Majsid. Few other cities also have small prayer rooms and masaajid. Visitors will have to inquire from locals to identify the smaller prayer rooms.

The Halal restaurants in Fiji need to carry a certification from the Fiji Muslim League. There are a few halal restaurants in Suva that serve mainly Indian cuisine. The Mc Donald's outlets on Queens Road in Suva and in the one in Nasinu are Halal certified. Visitors can also enquire with locals about other Halal diners. Seafood is widely available and is a favorite among locals. Muslim visitors in Fiji should always inquire about a product's or restaurant's Halal certification - if they are unaware of how to find Halal food, they could obtain information from the nearest mosque or from the locals.

Fiji has a decent public transport system; there are several buses, private and shared taxis that ply visitors. Bicycles have also become a lot popular among visitors who wish to enjoy traveling on their own. There are cruises that take visitors from one island to another and operate frequently.

  • Fiji Overview

    Blessed with over 332 islands, Fiji attracts travelers from all around the world, who come to this beautiful Melanesian country to enjoy the warm waters of the Pacific and the wonderful native culture Fiji is where you get to see the strange mix of Melanesia with Polynesia, ancient India with Pacific,…
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Fiji Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Suva

GEOGRAPHY

It is a group of Islands situated in the South Pacific Ocean. Fiji consists of 322 islands and about 106 Islands are permanently inhabited. Viti Levu, the largest island, covers about 57 % of the nation's land area, hosts the two official cities (the capital Suva, and Lautoka).

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 0.84 Million. Muslims account for about 45% of the population.

CLIMATE

Fiji has a tropical climate through out the year. From November to April is the warm season and the cooler season is from May to October. Temperature in the cool season still averages 22 °C.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, Bau Fijian and Fijian Hindi are the three official languages.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+12
Summer: GMT +13

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

Fiji Day: October 10th
National Youth Day: May 4th
Christmas: December 25th
Boxing Day: December 26th

Muslim Holidays (Based on the lunar calandar):
Milad-un-Nabi

CURRENCY

Fijian Dollar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 911
Medical: 911
Fire: 9170

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