Fiji Island InformationHave you ever been in the most beautiful part on this planet we call Earth? So beautiful that it almost feels that you’re in a different world? Well the Fiji Islands definitely fits the bill. White sandy beaches, shady palm trees and the clearest, bluest water you will ever see in your life, the Fiji Islands attracts hundreds of thousands tourists every year, bringing in more money for the Fijian Economy than their two largest exports, sugar and clothing, combined. [smartslider3 slider=4]
Where is Fiji Island ?Most people don’t know where The Fijian Islands are. Where on earth is the Fiji Islands located I hear you ask. The Fiji Islands are located in the South Pacific Ocean. That’s the ocean between Australia and the Americas. It’s about 4,635 km (2,880 mi) from Australia, 2,595 km (1,612 mi) from New Zealand, and 5,072 km (3,152 mi) from Hawaii. The precise number of Fiji Islands varies from source to source, but most saying between 322 and 333, and 522 smaller islets. 87% of the 900,000 inhabitants live on the two largest islands, namely Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Most of Fiji’s Islands exist because of volcanic activity that started around 150 million years ago, with some of the volcanoes still visible today. The most known volcano has to be the Taveuni volcano, on the third largest island in Fiji, also named Taveun. It is more commonly known as the “Garden Island” because of it’s rich volcanic soils, making it the ultimate tourist destination.
Major Islands in FijiSome other major islands in Fiji include: ● Kadavu ● Mamanuca Islands (Where the Film Castaway was shot) ● Lau Islands ● Nananu-i-Ra ● Yasawa Islands
Visiting Fiji IslandsIf you plan on visiting Fiji, you will most probably arrive at Nadi on the western side of Viti Levu first, and from there on travel to some of the other islands, either by glorious catamarans, sea planes, helicopters, or just ordinary run of the mill boats for the tourist who is counting pennies. Nadi is the third largest city and also home to the biggest airport in Fiji, and therefore considered the main port of entry for tourist arriving by plane. But Nadi isn’t just a stop over place en route to your vacation destination. It has quite a few sights to offer, like Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, the largest hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere, the Nadi market, and the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, a tropical garden well worth visiting.