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  • The island nation of Fiji is situated in the shimmering South Pacific,

  • between Hawaii and Australia.

  • Two thirds of Fiji's 330 islands are uninhabited,

  • making it one of the most unspoiled places on the planet.

  • Fiji's jagged reefs and warrior culture

  • kept European explorers and traders at bay for centuries.

  • The result is a society that's preserved it's communal traditions

  • and deep connections to the land and sea.

  • Today, Fiji is one of the friendliest places on earth.

  • The Fijian greeting 'Bulla' means 'life' and 'good health'.

  • You'll hear it within minutes of arriving, and before long,

  • you'll be calling it out with equal gusto.

  • The main island is Vitu Levu.

  • This is home to 85 percent of Fiji's population,

  • which consists mostly of Melanesian and Indian peoples.

  • A two and half hour drive from Nadi International Airport

  • is Fiji's capital, Suva.

  • Wander the streets filled with colonial architecture,

  • browse the markets, or simply hang out with locals by the sleepy harbor.


  • From Suva, head west along the fabulous Coral Coast.

  • This 50-mile of stretch of beaches and bays is fringed

  • by a coral reef that literally touches the shoreline.

  • No need for dive-boats here.

  • Just pull on a face mask, step from your resort into the water,

  • and discover why Fiji is known

  • as one of the world's great snorkeling and diving destinations.

  • Fiji's main island offers plenty of inland adventures too.

  • Take in the scents of the Fiji Spice Gardens,

  • zip-line through the forest canopy, or climb aboard a four wheel drive

  • for a highlands adventure tour.

  • A trip into Fiji's rugged interior

  • provides a great window into the lives of the Fijian people,

  • who open their classrooms, homes, and hearts to visitors.

  • When you're ready to explore Fiji's smaller islands, head to Denarau,

  • just a 15 minute drive from Nadi Airport.

  • Denarau's marina is the gateway to two of Fiji's most popular getaways,

  • the Mamanuca and Yasawa island groups.

  • Getting to the islands is easy,

  • but requires just a little forward planning

  • to ensure you make your transfers.

  • The only hard part is deciding which islands to visit!

  • In Fiji they have a saying, "each bay, it's own wind",

  • and this is certainly true of its islands.

  • While some islands cater to all tastes,

  • others are tailored to specific types of travelers.

  • Situated in the Mamanuca Marine Park is tiny Beachcomber Island,

  • known 'the party island'.

  • Also in the Mamanucas,

  • float away into a world of total relaxation

  • at Malolo Island's Likuliku resort.

  • For those traveling without children,

  • Likuliku offers a range of sanctuaries perfect for connecting

  • with that someone special.

  • Nearby, Castaway Island is the perfect place to spend quality time

  • with family and to watch your children rediscover the natural world.

  • Just to the north of the Mamanucas, lay the Yasawa group,

  • a chain of twenty island jewels.

  • The twice-daily catamarans from Denarau

  • take between 3 to 4 hours to reach the Yasawas,

  • but the journey from island to island is half the fun.

  • Life here is about as unhurried as it gets.

  • Wander the paths and hilly trails between villages.

  • Glide with gentle giants.

  • Explore beaches where the only footprints will be your own.

  • There are also plenty of short adventures available from Port Denarau.

  • Cruise out to tiny Tivua to sample the best of island life in just one day.

  • Or hoist sail aboard a coral cat

  • and explore the pristine marine environment of the West Coast and beyond.

  • Fiji is a paradise for fishermen too.

  • Join a charter and you'll soon be reeling in delicious reef fish for dinner.

  • Fijians love music.

  • Everywhere you go you'll hear the heartfelt sound of singing and guitar.

  • But if there's one thing Fijians adore more than music,

  • it's children and family.

  • And it's that sense of family and belonging, that will soon be extended to you.

  • Bulla, welcome to Fiji.

  • Welcome to, life.

The island nation of Fiji is situated in the shimmering South Pacific,

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    Halu Hsieh posted on 2013/10/31
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