Welcome to Fiji
Fiji is made up of some 330 islands (only 110 of which are inhabited) and more than 500 islets, which means if you’re a traveler in search of peace and quiet, small-town island life, and stretches of pristine sand, you’ve made the right choice.
It’s not just the subtropical climate that’s warm: Fijians are famous for their open, inclusive, and welcoming culture, and that extends to the friendly local guides. Most of the area’s population lives in Suva, where the cruise port is located, and the city has a bustling feeling and a lively nightlife scene.
Those in search of water sports and activities won’t be disappointed, as the island offers more than 1,500 species of fish and a plethora of soft coral reefs. Fiji’s sandy, coconut palm–lined beaches are as pristine as they look on your pre-loaded computer screensaver, and the majority of visitors choose to spend their time unwinding there. But bird and wildlife watchers, as well as amateur botanists and avid hikers, will enjoy getting off the beach and exploring the interior of some of the islands, such as Kadavu (where you can learn the art of turtle calling) and the waterfall-laden Taveuni.
Other unforgettable adventures include a jet-boat safari up the Sigatoka River, a day trip on a catamaran to one of the outlying islands, and a even a chance to snorkel with sharks.