Luxury in Fiji Islets: Exceptional cultural experience in island paradise
The sense of romantic adventure is almost tangible around Fiji's islands. The islands are the product of volcanic mountains and warm tropical waters. Fiji is an archipelago of more than 330 islands, of which about a third are permanently inhabited, and more than 500 small islets in the South Pacific, with beaches, coral gardens, and rain forests. Most tourists only visit the main islands, the tourist resorts and the various private islands. However, the unscathed isles retain a vast beauty and an astonishing cultural world. Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, large rivers and genuine culture that it is hard to choose between the many islands. Wherever you go, you can count on a hearty welcome in this part of the world. Go for a world class Helicopter Scenic flight over Denarau, The Sleeping Giant Mountain Range and the Mamanuca Group of Islands. Beachcomber Island is known as the reigning party resort island of the country. If you want good weather, cocktails and the company of other tourists, this is the place for you. Locals eat in the cafes and small restaurants that are found in every town. Fish and chips is a safe and widely available choice. Local delicacies include fresh tropical fruit and paulsami, baked taro leaves marinated in lemon juice and coconut milk with some meat or fish filling and onion or garlic. Nadi International Airport is the keypoint for travel into Fiji. Cruise liners dock around Fiji, giving passengers the time to explore the cities and beaches. Getting around the islands by boat is popular, while inner-island buses make domestic transport easy.
The Mamanucas are made up of 20 different islands. The islands offer crystal clear waters, palm fringed sandy beaches and live coral reefs. There are many villages and great resorts to visit; many a romantic luxury villa or a comfortable private villa for rental accommodation. The beautiful and unspoilt Yasawa Islands are a group of islands in north-western Fiji. Some well-known films, like Blue Lagoon and Cast Away were filmed around here. Approximately 30 resorts are spread through the 12 major islands in the group. Kadavu is one of Fiji's best off-the- beaten-path assets. Anywhere you stay you'll have to get there by boat from the main village passing by prehistoric- looking jungle coves. The Lomaiviti archipelago is a group of islands between Viti Levu and the Lau Islands. Caqalai has a small backpacker resort which caters for budget travellers. The Lau and Moala Groups have 100 little islets and are Fiji's last frontier, virtually unspoilt by tourism. You might enjoy the privilege of getting invited to a religious ceremony or a festival and see people fire walking and doing traditional dances. The climate of the Fiji Islands is generally tropical marine with only slight seasonal variation in temperature. Activities around most of the small isles include sailing, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, semi-submersible coral viewing, diving, swimming with reef sharks, windsurfing, hiking, mini golf and investigating secluded beaches. White- water rafting and mountain biking have become popular over recent years. Fiji is also famed for its exciting fishing possibilities. Rugby is the most-popular team sport played in Fiji.