About Fiji

Fiji has 330 sunny tropical Islands.

Situated on the 180th Meridian, we are the first to receive each new day and being 19 degrees south of the equator, we have a warm tropical climate all year round.

Beautiful beaches and watersports galore.

Rainforests, waterfalls, river rafting, trekking, tropical flowers, restaurants, bars, coffee chops, banks, internet (3G-4G_, mobiles phone providers, and English spoken throughout Fiji.   

 

LANGUAGES

Fijian has many dialects, though the official one is the speech of Bau. Along with Bau Fijian, the other official languages in Fiji are English and Hindustani. The Fijian people have constitutional rights to communicate in any of the three official languages, though the primary language in Fiji is English. It is also the main language used in the courts, the educational system and in business and association.

 

CULTURE

The Fijian Culture is a relaxed, easy going and friendly culture. However, it is still important to respect their customs. It is a blend of Melanesian and Polynesian backgrounds, although Fiji is also influenced by other vibrant cultures including Chinese, Indian, European and other South Pacific cultures, particularly Rotuman and Tongan.

Indigenous Fijian Culture is made up of a great variety of traditional language, art, music, food, clothing and folklore. This culture gives high importance to the family unit. You can experience traditional Fijian Culture at its best by visiting the quaint villages of Fiji.

 

TOURISM

Is the number one industry in Fiji with 850,000 international tourists last year. Check out www.fiji.travel and checkout their helpful information.

 

FOOD

Fresh organic tropical fruits & seafoods. Fijian, Indian, Chinese & Western cuisines available. Traditional Fijian food is a wonderful amalgam of fresh, local ingredients found in the tropics and the traditional preparations and cooking methods passed down the generations. Coconut, fish, rice, taro, sweet potatoes, cassava and breadfruit are the main components in local Fijian dishes.

Lovo is a Fijian delicacy prepared for communal events such as a weddings and festivals. A makeshift underground oven is fashioned by digging a hole into the ground and lining it with coconut husks, which are then lit on fire and covered by stones. Meats, fish and vegetables wrapped in banana leaves are then placed on top of the heated stones and cooked for about two and a half hours. Most large resorts in Fiji have a lovo night once a week.

Another national delicacy is kokodo, raw mahi mahi (a type of fish) marinated in coconut cream, lime, onions and tomatoes. Coconut cream is an important ingredient in two other Fijian delicacies: Rourou, a dish made of taro leaves, and tavioka, a baked dish made of tapioca and mashed bananas. Duruka, an unusual asparagus-like vegetable that is seasonal during the months of April and May, is also a popular traditional Fijian dish.