Fiji is a country in the South Pacific. It is an archipelago well known for the beauty of its wild landscapes, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear lagoons. In short, Fiji is full of treasures and will offer you a myriad of activities that will satisfy nature and sea lovers. Famous for its soft coral dives, wild and idyllic white beaches and pristine natural environment, Fiji is a leader in ecotourism. They offer itineraries in the so-called “out-islands”, which are the most remote areas of civilization but are small hidden pieces of paradise. You can now charter your favorite yacht to explore this wonderful archipelago on board and enjoy and marvel at its natural resources like a rough diamond.
Enjoy the water activities
Considering the crystal-clear waters surrounding the archipelago, it is impossible to miss the water activities. Already the underwater fauna that Fiji is home to is marvelous and one cannot come without discovering it. Try your hand at scuba diving or paddle diving. Or try snorkeling to admire the different species of fish and corals of the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef. You may be wondering what this activity is all about? Snorkeling is a kind of palm trekking. It is an aquatic leisure activity of observation of the bottom and the underwater living species. This practice appeared in the 1940s and became popular from the 1960s. You can learn a little more about the richness of our world while practicing a sport and enjoying your vacation. You can even be accompanied by a guide who will make you aware of the current issues of the marine world.
It is the main city located on the largest island of Fiji. It is here that the tourism of the islands is the most concentrated because it is where the airport is located. It is also a real melting pot of cultures: you can visit mosques, Hindu temples and even churches. You will find a true haven of peace and you will be able to reconnect with spirituality. A little further north you will also find sugar cane plantations. It is another culture that you are about to discover, and the change of scenery is total.
Mamanuca and Yasawa
The islands are ideal places for yachting. You can come and berth directly on the coast and enjoy a dream vacation. And how can you talk about Fiji and its idyllic setting without mentioning its heavenly beaches? The small islands of Mamanuca and Yasawa are the perfect place to sunbathe. The warm, turquoise waters will blow your mind. The wild nature and the architecture of the small, isolated villages will seduce the amateurs of hiking who will be able to discover another facet of Fiji. If this is what you are looking for during your vacation, you cannot miss these large beaches, the coconuts, you will find all the stereotypes of the island of paradise a little lost in the image of Robinson Crusoe.
A culture out of the ordinary
What makes the richness of the archipelago is its culture. If you decide to berth in this wonderful yachting destination, you will discover a concentrate of history. Immerse yourself in the culture by visiting a real Fijian village and learn about local customs and traditions. Visit Hindu temples such as the Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, which will dazzle you with its bright colors and strong energy. And how can you forget the unmissable Fiji Museum ! Located in the Thurston Gardens in Suva, it was established in 1955. It consists of five main galleries, covering Fijian prehistory, history, the Indo-Fijian minority, art, and bark fiber clothing art. In short, whatever aspect of culture you wish to explore, you will find a monument that suits your expectations.
When to go
May - October
July - September
Fiji has 333 tropical islands with over 80% of the population living on the two main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. It has a fascinating cultural fusion of Melanesian, Polynesian, Indian and Chinese mixed with a little European colonialism. It is home to the third longest barrier reef in the world declared a whale sanctuary to protect migratory species. The reef provides good protection from the ocean swell for most of its length, making it a quintessential place to visit.