Rest in Fiji attracts with its endless beaches and stunning wildlife. It's easy to forget about their everyday problems and fully immerse themselves in the rhythm of island life here. The combination of active relaxation and beaches allows to gain spiritual equilibrium. You can ride a bike or scooter, explore the underwater kingdom by diving and enjoy all the pleasures of water sports that are so well developed in Fiji. Depending on your preferences, you can stay in a tropical cottages isolated from civilization, or in luxury hotels which offer numerous services. Traditions, national cuisine and the colorful trading pavilions make Fiji special.
The population of Fiji is about 900 thousand people who mostly live in the two largest and most developed islands: Vanua Levu and Viti Levu.
The official language in the country is English, so tourists who own it, doesn't has difficulties in communicating.
The large part of population is Christians. About 290 thousand people are Methodists, 76 000 - 86 000 Catholics.
The culture of Fiji is a mosaic of local, Indian, Chinese and European traditions, including the welfare state, the language, the food (based mainly on the sea, cassava, dalo & other vegetables), national costume, belief systems, architecture, art, crafts, music, dance and sports. The local culture is a very active and is a part of everyday life for most people. The culture of Fiji has created a unique national identity.
Every gourmet will find dishes to please their taste, choosing between the Fijian national, spicy Indian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese cuisine. National cuisine is very exotic. Here are typical representatives of its "cacoda" - pickled fish, stewed in coconut milk and lime, "duruka" - local vegetable, "Lovo" - a series of dishes cooked in the underground oven. Restaurant prices range from 6 to USD 40 per person, not including drinks. The hotel's restaurant meal costs about 25 USD.
The climate in Fiji is tropical. The average temperature varies depending on the season from 23°C to 25°C, in rainy season from 26°C to 27°C. The dry season lasts from May to October and the rainy season from November to April.
On the coast of the two main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, are considered commonplace breezes. The speed wind not so high.
The main transport is buses and minibuses. Here is very stuffy that is why the windows of local buses are without glasses. You can also take a taxi. Only in the Suva taxi drivers take payment for the distance, in other places the fare is agreed in advance.
The official currency is Fijian dollar. 1 Fijian dollar is equal to 100 cents. You can exchange currency at the airport, banks, exchange point and almost all the hotels. The major tourist centers are widely used credit cards.