Tucked away in the south pacific, the islands of Fiji are not your average cruising destination. But, even though these 330 beautiful sandy isles are one of the furthest destinations from our British coastlines, they are more than worth the trip. Whether you are looking for that winter sun getaway or want to experience that holiday of a lifetime, Fiji can cater for every type of traveller.
Here are some of the reasons why you should choose a Fiji cruise as your next holiday.
As mentioned before, Fiji has no shortage of small islands and, even though only a third of these are inhabited, you can still explore the others for amazing flora and fauna. Plus, many of the main islands are welcoming to tourists. With jaw-dropping villas and state-of-the-art resorts, there is plenty of time to top up your tan or try some amazing cuisine.
The two largest islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, are home to a large percentage of the population, attractions and welcoming villages. Viti Levu is where you’ll find the capital Suva and the Fiji Museum, which holds a remarkable collection of historical objects dating back to 3,700 years ago that represent both the main islands and the indigenous colonies that live around them.
Ask anyone who has travelled to Fiji what the best part of their experience was and chances are they are going to say “the people”. Apart from being renowned for their happiness, the Fijian natives are very patriotic and always happy to share their culture with travellers from far and wide. Whether they are laughing, singing or dancing, there is not much the people of Fiji don’t like doing.
Festivities are held throughout the year and, depending on when you are planning to travel, you could land yourself on a week of celebrations. Most notably, Fiji Day is held on 10th October every year and celebrates the country’s independence from British Rule in 1970. The ceremony is a seven-day event that varies in theme every year, with each religious group celebrating their traditions with an abundance of cultural performances.
Thanks to the clear oceans of the south pacific, much of Fiji’s coastline is open to snorkelling or diving. With beautiful protected reefs and colourful reef formations, these natural blue waters are home to over a 1,000 different species of fish and almost every cruise line offers a variety of wildlife tours to nature lovers.
If the reefs don’t take your fancy, there are plenty of white sandy beaches to keep you entertained. Whether you want to relax by your own lagoon or look out into the ocean, everyone can find their own tranquil retreat.
For anyone who is looking for that rush of excitement, Fiji boasts amazing sports throughout the year. From their national sport of seven’s Rugby to less physical sports like parasailing that offer a spectacular viewpoint of Fiji’s Islands, no matter what time of the year you choose to visit, there are plenty of ways to stay active. For cruisers who may be looking for more of an adrenaline rush, there is a wealth of lagoons that provide exhilarating white water rafting adventures.
Fiji is a land of discovery. Finding your own adventure and making friends along the way is what these small South Pacific islands are all about.
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