Discover Fiji in Summer

While relaxation is pretty much a Fijian pastime, the island nation is also jam-packed with adventure and exciting things to see and do.

The call of a tropical getaway has never been stronger. Think swaying palm trees, deserted beaches, scattered coconuts, crystal clear water, and cocktails on sunset… these images may seem clichéd, but they’re an authentic reality in Fiji.

Boasting over 300 islands and 500 islets, Fiji is a picturesque South Pacific setting, perfect for whiling away summer’s long days.

Planning a family holiday? Located 45 minutes by boat from Nadi, Plantation Island Resort is an excellent location for a getaway with the kids. Fronting onto a beautiful blue water lagoon with a white sand beach, the resort covers 23 acres of tropical landscaped gardens, and is home to three swimming pools, a nine-hole golf course, a volleyball court, and a kid’s club where children can take part in cultural and handicraft demonstrations.

For those looking to totally relax and escape, Fiji also proves to be an idyllic adults-only setting. Just 10 minutes by helicopter from Nadi Airport, the private and boutique Matamanoa Island Resort specifically caters to couples looking to unwind, with a policy that does not permit children under the age of 16. Flanked by the beautiful Mamanuca Islands group, the resort boasts beachfront bures, unspoilt views of the Pacific Ocean, a treetop spa, an infinity pool, a tennis court, a cocktail bar, and the motto “Total Relaxation."

While relaxation is pretty much a Fijian pastime, the island nation is also jam-packed with adventure and exciting things to see and do. 

Viti Levu is a great base from which to experience and explore Fiji’s many wonders. Located just off the west coast of the island, the Mamanuca Islands provide the perfect playground for water sports like boating, yachting, snorkelling and surfing. Further north the Yasawa archipelago showcases a millennium’s old volcanic landscape, home to great hiking and scuba diving opportunities. Wrapping around the south-western corner of Viti Levu's coastline, the Coral Coast features 80 kilometres of beaches, bays, rocky outcrops, mangrove forests, lush vegetation and traditional villages.

Discover Fiji in Summer

Words by Alice Nash - Published 12 November 2012
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 920,000
Area 18,274 km2; (all Fiji islands)
Time Zone GMT +12
Languages English (official)
Currency Fijian dollar (F$)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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