Fiji offers a unique mix of culture and natural beauty, and traveling to this friendly country always promises a magical vacation.
Most people go to Fiji for the beautiful beaches and the relaxing sun and none are disappointed.
Whether you are looking to dive between spectacular corals and fish, sunbathe on the beach under the sun or explore rich cultural and historical sites, Fiji offers diversity to please any traveler. When planning your trip, consider these 5 travel tips:
# 1 Choose the right island
Think about what you expect to get from your trip when you start planning. If you are looking for swimming, diving, surfing, and kayaking, try the Yasawa group. If you and your family are looking for fun in the sun, take a look at the Mamanuca group. Also If you want to experience some fabulous dives, consider Taveuni, Beqa Lagoon, to name a few. If you want to take refuge in an isolated and romantic place, escape to the isolated beaches of Kadavu or the islands of northern Fiji.
# 2 Learn a language
English is the official language of Fiji, but the mother tongue is well-spoken and widely spoken. There are many terms you can hear incorporated into everyday language. Before leaving, make an effort to learn a little of the language to fully experience the cultural experience of Fiji.
# 3 Book a cheap flight online
Australians and New Zealanders should be glad that the flight to Fiji is not only short (3 hours from Sydney to Nadi), but that there is a good variety of deals and cheap flight packages for Fiji. There are several international and regional airlines that operate flights to and from Fiji, as well as affordable domestic flights to comfortably transport you from island to island.
# 4 Smart Pack
Unless you plan to climb the mountains, don’t worry about packing clothes for the cold. Fiji is almost always hot, even in the afternoon and at night. Pack lots of light clothes, including swimsuits and cotton shirts, shorts and dresses. Even formal nights will not fall below the range of casual clothes, so don’t worry about packing evening clothes. Prepare for the occasional tropical rain and with a waterproof jacket. As with any excursion to the beach, protect yourself from the elements with hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent.
# 5 Know the customs
While beachwear is perfectly acceptable in resorts, scarce clothing is inappropriate in villages. When shopping, remember that negotiation is encouraged in small stores and local stalls, but not in large stores and supermarkets. Tips in Fiji are not usual. Visit any private town or house, especially on weekends, and you will definitely be offered a coconut full of kava, a traditional drink with slightly intoxicating properties. Enjoy!