Land of smiles
Nadi is situated on the west coast of the island of Viti Levu in Fiji and is a main tourist hub. Fiji is an Island country located in the South Pacific and is comprised of about 300 islands. Bula! is the resounding welcome heard all over Fiji. The greeting means hello, and can also be used to wish you happiness and good health, and is always accompanied by a broad grin. Locals are well known for being friendly, welcoming and hospitable to visitors. Fjij is a popular holiday destination for both families and couples as well as for visiting family and friends. Fiji has a warm tropical climate with temperatures ranging between 26 and 31 degrees celsius.
The flights from Auckland to Nadi take just over 3 hours approximately. Contact your local Global Travel Network Agent to find the best possible airfares and suggestions to design your ideal holiday.
From Nadi Airport it is about a 25 minute drive to Denarau Island, which is a little private island connected to the mainland by a small bridge. It is a popular tourist destination with Hotels and Resorts and a golf course. It is also home to the Denarau Marina, where boats leave from to transport guests to and from the stunning Mamanuca Islands and the Yasawa Islands. The marina area is called Port Denarau and has shops and restaurants catering for tourists.
Fiji has brilliant turquoise blue seas, gorgeous beaches, rich green landscapes with beautiful palm trees.
Fiji offers lots of fresh food with Indian and Southeast Asian influences, traditional Fijian Cuisine include Taro, a dry starchy root vegetable and tastes a bit like artichoke which can be compared to asparagus, with a mild flavour. Taro is an important part of the menu especially for special occasions and provides a rich source of fibre. Coconut is used readily in Fiji and is grown in coastal areas and as well as being included in the Fijian’s diet it also has an essential role in Fiji’s economy. Sweet potatoes are also a basic element of Fijian cooking. Seafood is another important part of the Fijian diet, with shellfish and fish being popular. Rice and Cassava (another root crop vegetable) are also important elements of Fijian cooking.
Fiji’s population has become a melting pot of culture, with Indo Fijians of Indian heritage and Chinese and Southeast Asian, European and Polynesians having established themselves here. There are a wide range of religions practiced and represented such as Hindu, Islamic, Christian and Sikh faiths. They all have their own traditional ceremonies and their own churches and temples.
There are a large selection of water activities available in Fiji such as, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, water skiing, jet skiing , fishing, kayaking and canoeing, taking in the crystal clear water of the reefs.