Fiji offers absolute barefoot luxury at its finest with an exquisite collection of 333 tropical islands in the heart of the South Pacific. Popular with honeymooners and families, Fiji’s palm tree-speckled shores are lined with stunning five-star resorts that provide an idyllic backdrop for those looking to discover absolute relaxation. A tropical paradise of lush rainforest, white-sand beaches and azure lagoons, Fiji is often described as ‘the way the world should be’, and it’s not hard to see why.
Planning a holiday to Fiji is as easy as picking which island paradise you think is the most perfect for you. The country’s capital city of Suva offers colonial architecture and a traditional Fijian experience, while the popular island of Denarau is known for its spectacular five-star resorts and laid-back way of life. To experience the epitome of tranquil beach living, Fiji’s Coral Coast, Pacific Harbour, Taveuni Island and Mamanuca Islands showcase turquoise waters perfect for snorkelling, world-class scuba diving, eco parks, and peaceful beaches fringed with coconut palms.
The Best of Fiji
Cloud 9 Bar
Cocktails by the ocean don’t get more perfect than at Fiji’s famous Cloud 9 bar. Set on a floating platform in the middle of the ocean, this stylish bar boasts 360-degree views of the South Pacific and can only be accessed by boat or seaplane. Feel completely disconnected from the world as you relax on a daybed and enjoy chic cocktails, wood-fired pizzas, snorkelling and music from international DJs.
Sabeto Mud Pool and Thermal Spring
Set in lush surroundings, Sabeto Mud Pool and Thermal Spring is a natural spa that gives visitors a rare opportunity to experience a unique beauty treatment. The mud baths encourage visitors to cover themselves from head to toe in mud to reap the age-defying benefits of the ground, while the sulphur in the hot springs is believed to have healing properties.
Great Astrolabe Reef
Great Astrolabe Reef is a diving lovers dream. As the world’s fourth longest barrier reef, Astrolabe is an untouched paradise consisting of 75 miles of colourful hard and soft corals that are home to reef fish, starfish, whitetip and grey reef sharks, schooling jacks, barracuda, giant groupers and surgeonfish.
The Mamanuca Islands
The Mamanuca Islands are made up of 20 palm-fringed islands and some of Fiji’s most exclusive five-star resorts. Featuring stunning white-sand beaches, coral gardens and warm waters, the Mamanuca Islands have starred as the idyllic setting for Tom Hanks’ smash-hit movie Cast Away and the TV show Survivor. The islands offer an abundance of activities including parasailing, windsurfing, dolphin watching, island cruises, snorkelling and surfing.
Kula Eco Park
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Fiji and explore the country’s exotic flora and fauna with a visit to Kula Eco Park. Situated on the Coral Coast of the main island of Viti Levu, Kula is a wildlife sanctuary that traverses hillsides and forest. Spend time exploring the lush botanical gardens which host a mix of floral, fruit and medicinal plants and trees, and keep your eyes peeled for colourful birds including parrots and doves, iguanas, lizards, boa constrictors, turtles and tropical fish.
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