The tropical paradise of Fiji is synonymous with sun, sand and water. The country with its many islands offers first-class experiences whether you just want to relax or snorkel, dive, surf and fill your days with adventure.
On this page you will find practical information and facts about Fiji.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT TRAVELING IN FIJI
Climate and best travel time
The best time to visit Fiji is during their “winter” which runs from May to October. This time of year it rains less, the temperature is milder and there is less risk of tropical cyclones.
Our recommendations for the best time to travel are based on the weather in previous years. However, the weather in Fiji can be very changeable and our recommendations should only be seen as an indication of what the weather is usually like. Visit thedresswizard.com for Fiji as a destination country.
The local currency is the Fiji dollar which follows the Australian and New Zealand currencies. If you have not exchanged local currency in advance, it is good to bring some NZD, AUD or USD.
There are ATMs in cities and larger villages where you can also most often use credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard. If you are going to the smaller islands, it is good to plan your purchases and bring enough cash as there are not always ATMs.
Most restaurants, shops and hotels as well as car rental companies accept credit cards. However, some charge a fee of 2.5-5% of the amount when paying by card.
To travel to Fiji you must have a ticket out of the country, the passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry. You receive a 90-day tourist visa on arrival free of charge.
Transport between Fiji’s larger islands is done by ferry, a relatively inexpensive way to get around. You can also explore the main island by rental car or local bus.
The same adapter is used for electrical outlets as in New Zealand and Australia.
In most countries of the world, tips are part of the salary of employees in the service industry. It is therefore customary to give drinks to e.g. cleaning shoes, waiters, guides and drivers a bit depending on which country you are in. Feel free to read Lonely Planet’s guide books to get an idea of what sums are suitable in the particular country you are traveling in.
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH AND “STANDARD FIJI”
CURRENCY: FIJI DOLLARS
RELIGION: CHRISTIANITY, HINDUISM, AND ISLAM
Hundreds of Robinson
Islands When they hear the name Fiji, most people think of swaying palm trees, gurgling waves and white sandy beaches. And should you, against all odds, get tired of such a view, the country has much more to offer. Fiji consists of over 300 islands – some are volcanic islands, some are coral islands and others are lush and mountainous. Sugar cane, coconuts and orchids are grown here, among other things. The rich nature is home to countless animals, including colorful parrots and kingfishers. Fiji’s rainforest is perfect for hiking and trekking. And if you need a break in the middle of the green, are there waterfalls to cool off in or why not take a trip on a bamboo raft?
In villages and towns on Fiji’s two largest islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, churches, mosques and Hindu temples stand side by side. so do modern buildings and traditional Fijian houses with palm-clad roofs. Fijian culture consists of a variety of cultures mixed with ancient traditions. Here you can experience both the traditional dance “meke” or fire dance where the men walk on red-hot stones.
The king of corals
In an island kingdom like Fiji, you get the most magnificent experiences in and not least underwater. Here are fantastic opportunities for rafting, surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling and diving.
Fiji is known for its corals and is a dream destination for divers. In addition to corals in all the colors of the rainbow, you can see turtles, whales, sharks, rays and a variety of tropical fish. Outside the Mamanuca Islands there are also challenges in the form of wall diving etc. for experienced divers. Fiji is also a good place to get your diving certificate.