With over 300 islands to choose from and a long list of tours and activities to enjoy, the only problem in Fiji is deciding what to do first. Whether your vacation plans include diving, snorkeling, fishing or just lying on the beach with a good book, you have definitely come to the right place. Visit the markets and enjoy the fresh sea food, fruits and vegetables or keep your eye open for that perfect hand-made gift or souvenir. However you choose to spend your time, Fiji will entice and beguile.
From lush tropical rainforests to glimmering lagoons, Fiji is a wonderland of natural beauty and rich culture. Fiji encompasses more than 300 islands; some remain blissfully uninhabited while others are home to friendly locals and even luxury resorts. To understand the diversity of this destination, you must experience it for yourself.
As a South Pacific island, Fiji has a warm tropical climate where you can expect to swim in balmy 77 degree weather for most of the year. From March to November Fiji experiences its dry season where average temperatures are a little cooler at 73 degrees. Fiji’s wet season occurs between November and April when temperatures and humidity are at their highest. During this time Fiji is prone to rainfall and tropical storms, particularly on the south east region of the island. Climate and average temperatures can also vary between islands.
Fiji’s peak vacation season occurs during the dry season when the chance of rain is at its lowest. Accommodation and airfare prices are the most expensive during June and July.
Fiji locals are known for their hospitality and celebrations. Diwaili, also known as the ‘Festival of Lights,’ is one annual celebration that attracts both locals and tourists. Taking place in October, Diwaili sees Hindi locals decorate their homes and businesses with lights and candles, making for beautiful sightseeing at night. Bula Festival in July is another event that showcases Fiji’s exotic culture with marching band parades, dancing and traditional costumes.