Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean. Located approximately 3,000 km from Sydney, Australia, a cluster of islands made up Fiji — 333 to be exact. Of these islands, 110 are inhabited, although most visitors to the archipelago are only familiar with Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. The capital, Suva, is on the southeast coast of the largest island, Viti Levu. The area is famous for its rugged landscape, clear lagoons, pristine waterfalls, and palm-tree dotted beaches; a postcard-perfect destination for a beach vacation.
If diving and snorkelling is your cup of tea, you need to get on a plane to Fiji now. There are more than 350 species of corals in the area, and more than 1,200 species of fishes!
Fiji, also known as the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”, is a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific, lying about 4,450 kilometres (2,765 mi) southwest of Honolulu and 1,770 km (1,100 mi) north of New Zealand. The nickname does not come from nowhere. A short distance underwater, you’ll see colourful soft corals swaying with the waves, as if bobbing their heads to say hello.
18 00 S, 175 00 E
Mostly mountains of volcanic origin
Pacific Ocean 0 m
Geographical High Point: Tomanivi 1,324 m