Fiji vacation rentals place you amidst balmy, fragrant breezes and palm trees that sway to the soothing ocean rhythms. Fiji's tourism slogan is "Where happiness finds you" and rightfully so. Fijians are known for their warm smiles. Their hospitality paired with the island's beauty can melt even the most reserved traveler.
Things to do in Fiji
Fiji seems to have invented relaxation. Diving the depths in search of lost gold or to experience exotic sea life is just one of the many water activities available. Others include lounging on the golden sands, exploring the islands' many waterfalls, fishing, and snorkeling on the coral reefs at Taveuni. Paddleboarding on the clear blue waters yields an experience like none other. You can find an amazing amount of sand dollars on the sugar sand shores. But water isn't the only experience. Enjoy golfing, fine dining, and hiking over volcanic rock formations. There are about 333 islands in Fiji's archipelago and you can get around by boat or float plane to many of them. Much of their inhabitants are on the coast of the islands since the interiors of the islands can be tough, volcanic rock terrain. Levuka is the first colonial capital of Fiji. This quaint town is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Other must-see spots include the Botanical Gardens of Thursten in Suva, Colo-I-Suva Forest, and Sigatoka Sand Dunes.
Getting around Fiji
The Nadi International Airport is the largest Fijian hub. Most domestic travel goes through the Nausori International Airport outside of Suva. Believe it or not, taxis in Fiji are very economical and they can be hailed by raising an eyebrow. Local buses run continuously but many visitors opt to rent cars because of the beautiful coastal roads. If you want to explore multiple islands, you can jump aboard one of the interisland ferries.
Temperatures in Fiji are fairly consistent with highs in the 80s. Their storm season is between November and April, but rates for Fiji vacation rentals are also at their least expensive.
July through September are the most popular times to visit. The weather is dry and many of the large events happen during this time such as the Bula Festival in July. Other notable events throughout the year include Fiji Day in October, the Outrigger International Competition in April, and the World Music Festival in June. Not only does July through September yield the best weather, Fiji is extremely popular with Australians and New Zealanders, whose winter break occurs during this time.
Shopping in Fiji
Fiji offers a range of shopping experience from decadent boutiques to local street markets with breathtaking handicrafts. Shops are usually open business hours during the week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. However, the towns that do a large cruise-ship business often have Sunday and evening hours as well.