After over a year of closed borders, international travel is finally back on the cards. Australians all over the country are looking to scratch their proverbial travel itch, and the beauty and relative proximity of Fiji makes this Pacific archipelago one of the best places to do just that. This is why Fiji should be at the top of your travel to-do list.
What is Fiji best known for?
When most people picture Fiji, they see postcard images of untouched white sandy beaches, palm trees and crystal clear waters, and these idyllic perceptions certainly don’t come from nowhere. This group of islands possesses a beauty that truly has to be seen to be believed — and the tropical escape it offers is a major attraction for many tourists.
In total, there are over 330 islands in the country, with Viti Levu comfortably the most heavily populated Fiji tropical island. The vast majority of native Fijians live either here or on Vanua Levu, putting these two well and truly in the conversation for best island to visit in Fiji. If, however, you’re after somewhere a little further off the beaten track — then there are plenty of optionstoo. Picture -perfect locations like the Yasawa Islands and Taveuni enable you to enjoy the more nature -oriented side of Fiji, away from the hustle and bustle of the more populated parts of the country.
Why go to Fiji now?
The appeal to visit Fiji at the moment isfurther heightened for a number of reasons. For starters, from the 1st of December , fully vaccinated Australians will be able to travel to the South Pacific nation without having to quarantine. That aside, the country has a number of activities for every kind of traveller, from adventure -seekers through to families, and anythin g in between.
Looking for picturesque accommodation that both you and the kids will enjoy? Fiji’s got it. And the tropical island hotels and resorts provide a long list of great placesfor families of allsizes to stay. If you’re a solo traveller after an adventure - filled getaway following months of intermittent lockdowns. Fiji can provide it. Unsurprisingly, given itslocation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and the aforementioned crystal clear waters, Fiji isrenowned for world -class snorkelling and diving opportunities. So whether you’re a scuba specialist or a complete novice, somewhere among the hundreds of islands, there will be something for you.
And we haven’t even mentioned the food. Fijian food might not be as well -recognised assome other international cuisines, but that certainly isn’t anything to do with the quality. A staple of many Fijian dishes comesfrom their diverse aquatic ecosystem, which provides everything from snapper and tuna to prawns and lobster. These are often coated in rich, flavourful, coconut-based sauces which only serve to further that tropical island flavour. While if you’re aftersomething on the lighterside, there’s also no shortage of the colourful fruits and vegetables which are so ubiquitous throughout the nation.
Situated less than 3,000 kilometres from the east coast of Australia, Fiji is one of the most accessible international destinations there is. With endless beauty to discover and boundless opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime activities, it’s a popular tourist destination for a reason, and with international borders finally opening, there’s never been a better time to visit this wondrous South Pacific archipelago.
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