Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fiji – An Idyllic Tropical Destination


Fiji, an archipelago of over 330 islands in the South Pacific, is one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the world. It  is known for its tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and unique indigenous culture. Each year, holidaymakers sample its hundreds of miles of unspoiled, white sandy beaches, coral reefs, and emerald lagoons. It represents the idea of the magical tropical paradise. The many waterfalls, tropical rainforests, and lush valleys, are additional attractions. Be sure to also experience the colourful local markets and traditional villages.

There is a range of water sports, including wind and body surfing, sailing of all types and sea kayaking, and outdoors activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling to view the abundant marine life are popular year-round. Hiking in the the jungles, exploring caves or archeological sites are also options. In addition, biking, golf, tennis, horse-back riding and bird watching are popular. However, many visitors choose to just relax on the beach and read a book.

The capital, Suva, with its many remaining colonial buildings, is a shopping and dining mecca, and has a cinema, nightclubs and produce and gift markets. Dances and festivals are often a feature of public holidays and other special occasions.

Fiji accommodation options
The Islands offer all types of lodgings, from intimate resorts with bungalow-style accommodations known as burr, to modern, hotel rooms with all facilities. Resorts will generally offer all-inclusive packages, with rooms, meals, activities and entertainment all part of the deal.

On Taveuni, you’ll find the Maravu Plantation Beach Resort and Spa, with 21 well-appointed thatched roof cottages and the Namale Resort and Spa with its 16 bures set on 325 acres. Denarau Island, joined to the mainland of Viti Levu by a causeway, is home to the luxurious Sheraton Fiji . just 45 minutes from the airport you could try one of Fiji’s best luxury retreats, Myola Plantation Villa.

If you are looking for other idyllic Pacific holiday destinations, then check out Tahiti Travel Guide.