The Essence of the South Pacific

There are 320 islands that are dispersed across the South West side of the Pacific Ocean. The 180th meridian lines crosses between 15 and 19 degrees south of the equator. Out of the 320 islands, 105 islands are inhabited and the rest are uninhabited.

Fiji has an approximate population of 850,000 people. Fiji has two large islands and they are known as Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. These two islands comprise 85% of the total landmass. Taveuni, which is located close to Vanua Levu, is the third largest island in Fiji. It is a place of beautiful tropical forests and also has the international dateline running across. The rest of the islands around Fiji are divided into four smaller groups which are known as the Mamanuca, the Yasawa Group, the Lomaiviti and the Lau Group.

Suva is known to be the capital city if Fiji and is located in the south eastern side of Viti Levu. The main entry to Fiji is through the Nadi International Airport which is located on the western side of Viti Levu. There is another airport which is known as the Nausori Airport and also receives international flights.

Fiji has a blend of various cultures and religions because of the distinct nature of the people itself. The types of religion found here in Fiji are Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhism and other religion. This blend of cultures and religion is what makes Fiji unique in its own senses.

There are many islands which are untouched and have beautiful reefs, lagoons, harbors and vegetation. The oceanic environment is itself in its own ecological niche where you get to experience the beautiful coral reefs and deep pelagic areas. There are a lot of gorgeous islands, each with their own distinctive features.


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