Top 7 Reasons to Visit Fiji
Do you want to check into paradise? Book your flight to Fiji and you’ll be there. With its 333 islands and a wide range of activities, the Republic of Fiji is a perfect destination for almost any type of traveler. The first time you hear Fijian greeting “Bula”, you’ll be sure your stay will be memorable. If you’re still uncertain whether you should choose Fiji for your next vacation, here are top 7 reasons why it is one of the best decisions to make.
1 – White-sand Beaches – If you’re a beach lover, Fiji is famous for its white-sand beaches; they are everywhere! Most beach-lovers who have traveled here say that Fijian beaches are probably the best in the world. With a speed boat or Fiji’s Seaplane service, you’ll be able to find the best beach with pristine water, white sand and coconut trees preferably to meet your own personal needs. A little warning: any photo you take will make everyone at home absolutely jealous of you!
2 – Diving and Snorkeling – Again, crystal-clear sea water of South Pacific and the protected soft coral reefs make Fiji an ideal snorkeling and diving location. Due to the lack of development (except Viti Levu where most Fijian people live) and more than a thousand fish species, your underwater experience in Fiji will be unparalleled. Additionally, all resorts have onsite or nearby dive operators. If you’re a neophyte, you’ll be able to get PADI certification too. For expert or intermediate divers, there’s a wide range of diving sites, most of them are easily accessible from resorts. From local marine life to diving with sharks or exploring shipwrecks, Fiji offers memorable diving and snorkeling experience for both newbies and rather adventures divers.
3 – Delicious Cuisine – If you like to eat what you see on your underwater excursion, it can easily end up on your menu. Seafood and fresh veggies and fruits are a staple of Fijian cuisine. In fact, there are two main cuisines in Fiji – Fijian Indian and indigenous Fijian. While the first is rich in spice, chilli and rice, the latter is easy on spice while heavy on seafood. Kokoda is the Fijian national delicacy: local mahi mahi fish marinated in coconut milk and lemon juice. Because of its warm climate, Fiji is rich in natural fruits such as watermelons, pineapples, cantaloupe, bananas, coconuts etc. Finally, try Fiji water; it’s probably one of the best bottled waters in the world and here it’s more affordable than anywhere else.
4 – Breathtaking Spas – Most Fijian resorts have expanded and/or added spa offerings; they have incorporated natural resources, such as sea-salt, sand, oils and fruits into the wellness menus. Most honeymooners and couples enjoy couple body treatments and massages.
5 – Fire-walking – No, no, I’m not suggesting trying fire-walking (although you can if you’re willing to) but seeing one. There are two types of this activity in Fiji: the Hindu ritual of purification (walking on charcoal and ashes) and the indigenous Fijian way to do this (by walking over hot stones). Tourists can see both types, but the latter is more common, especially during shows at resorts.
6 – Welcoming People – Although Fiji has so much to offer, what leaves most tourists completely speechless are the people of Fiji. They are so happy, hospitable and friendly. Although cannibalism was practiced here (and everywhere else in the South Pacific) a few centuries ago, Fijians are nowadays so warm and welcoming! They do their best to make everyone who visit their home country relaxed, welcome and impressed.
7 – Day Trips – You can have day trips everywhere you go, but in most cases, they include driving couple of hours (well, more than that) to see something nice and rewarding. Fiji day trips include cruising or flying and they are really worth every penny.