Fiji

Fiji is a group of small islands that are found 1,300 miles to the North East of New Zealand. There are 332 islands that make up Fiji, even though only 110 are inhibited. With this being said there are two major islands that make up for just less than 90% of the total population of Fiji and these are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

Tourism plays an important role in the country, and even though it is one of the most developed countries in the Pacific islands, the country still relies heavily on Tourism.

As a British Colony up until 1970, Fiji played an important part in the Second World War. The UK allowed Fijians to volunteer their services with the British section of the New Zealand and Australian armies.

Fiji has a tropical marine temperature, which means that temperatures a high throughout the year. In fact, even in the winter month’s temperatures average in the region of 22°C. Due to their location, winds are rather high, and on average one cyclone occurs once a year.

One of the best things about Fiji is due to its history, there are so many things to do and see. Indian, Chinese and European cultures have all been mixed with the Fijian culture to create something that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Scuba diving is one of the most popular pastimes for tourists. In fact, there are a lot of people that go to the Fijian islands in order to scuba dive.

Rugby in Fiji is very popular. In fact, Fiji is often considered by many to be one of the best teams in the world when you take into account their population as well. Having qualified for four world cups, Fiji has made two quarter finals. In November 2011, Fiji ranked in the top 18 teams in the world above teams the USA, Russia and Spain.

As the islands are rather small, it is easy to get around them with car hire in Fiji. Even though there are limited companies on the island, it is recommended that tourists hire a car because this way you can see everything.

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