Fiji is one of the most stunning parts of the world. An archipelago of islands with over 300 islands in total, and over 100 of these are inhabited. The word ‘paradise’ is thrown around a bit too much when it comes to travel, but truly, some of these islands fit the bill. White beaches with beautiful sand and stunning cobalt seas, full of coral reefs and watersports to explore, this is an amazing place to visit should the opportunity ever arise. The fact that there are many different islands means there is always something new to visit, and each island tends to have its own villages and settlements with their own traditions, there is so much to learn about the way of life both now and historically in this collection of islands full of a rich and exciting history.
The glorious Yasawa Islands are some of the most stunning. This chain of around 20 ancient islands is remote, old fashioned and definitely offers a huge amount of culture. The islands are absolutely a standout amongst the most amazing districts of the Fijian islands. Forged years prior by volcanoes, the southern islands of Kuata and Waya Lailai are around 600 metres over sea level and offer some of the most stunning views, flora and fauna you’re likely to find.
A number of islands are home to customary small settlements and towns and it’s these individuals who make Fiji what it is. There are quite a few resorts around the islands, generally Fijian run, meaning authenticity is easy to find and the locals are known for being friendly and helpful.
The Mamanuca Islands, not far from Denarau, are impeccable and beautiful little islands with golden shores and exotic flora such as palm trees. These islands offer some of the clearest seas you’re ever likely to see, coral reefs and plenty for tourists to do, as snorkelling and swimming are popular activities which you can arrange when you’re there. If you want to have an adventure and explore lots of different places as well as be a daredevil and participate in lots of activities, you can do that in Fiji, and if you just want to sit on a beach sipping a cold drink, the islands are just as well suited.
Traveling around can prove a little bit of a challenge, but it is made a lot easier by the seaplanes which are available. These seaplanes mean you can reach where you want to go to from centralized airports, and also mean that it is simple to see more than one island, and say you wanted to split your trip up, you could get a seaplane such as one from Turtle Airways from one island to another. Getting to remote islands is a bit of a challenge, but is made easier by these services, and is certainly worth it.
A trip to Fiji is definitely one that should be on the ‘bucket list’ and is somewhere well worth visiting at some point in your life, offering some of the most stunning views you’re likely to experience in your whole life.