Are you considering booking a Fiji tour with us? First, let us tell you a bit more about this island paradise to get you excited about your once in a lifetime adventure!
Jettisoning from the ocean floor, the volcanic and coral reef created islands in Fiji are packed with plenty of gorgeous soft white sand, lush green jungle areas, and of course plenty of unique culture.
Comprised of more than 500 islands, the country of Fiji is situated between the Pacific Ocean to the north and the Koro Sea to the south. The crystal clear waters that surround each island and a lush green interior offer up a truly a once-of-a-lifetime experience for travelers to experience when looking for pristine environmental conditions both in the water and on land.
Clear Blue Water, Calm Seas, and Soft White Sand
Fiji is surrounded by the largest coral reef system in the Southwest Pacific Ocean. The reef system has been instrumental in creating the soft powdery white sand that graces the shoreline of the islands. The coral reef system supports a wide variety of marine life which is ideal for snorkeling in the azure colored waters just offshore (included on Day 3 of our tour). The reef system surrounding Fiji is also aggressively monitored by the government to ensure their healthy status. This aggressive protection attitude has allowed the coral reefs and their inhabitants to flourish which in turn has helped bring an incredible awareness to the value of the local Fijian ecosystem.
The coral reefs in Fiji are composed of several types of coral reefs known as an outside barrier reef, inside barrier reef and a fringing reef. The largest coral reef system in Fiji is known as the Great Astrolabe Reef. The coral reefs of Fiji are instrumental in creating several pristine blue flag beaches along the northern shoreline of the Yasawa Islands and the Mamanuca Islands. These particular islands are protected by the Great Sea Reef and the coral reefs offer plenty of space for marine life for snorkelers to explore while visiting one of the numerous pristine white sand beaches in Fiji.
The coral reefs also provide explorers with plenty of unique water sport adventures. The coral reefs buffer the ocean water leading to the beach areas and lagoons of Fiji. Explorers will not find many if any places to go surfing but the opportunities to try stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and other activities like swimming are plentiful.
Lush Green Interior
Fiji is not just about coral reefs and crystal azure colored water. After a period of colonization the island groups were used for large scale agricultural farming like sugarcane plantations which destroyed much of the larger old growth forests on the numerous island groups. Once again the government knew that a pristine environment was necessary to increase tourism around the islands of Fiji.
The Polynesian influenced programs which were instituted along with a tropical climate allowed the interior of the island groups to naturally repair much of the damaged areas which now flourish with an abundance of flora and fauna. The abundance of greenery on the island groups has become a haven for wildlife especially birds where you can view more than 150 different species.
Culture Drives Pristine Environments
The country celebrates a rich heritage in taking care of the natural environment that has become a driver for tourism. Visitors can experience this rich heritage of preserving the natural environment best when you stay an overnight in a local village eating, drinking, and listening to Fijians. On night 2 of our tour, you’ll stay in a traditional family village home.
The turnaround and preservation of nature both on land and in the water is rarely seen like it is in Fiji. Here, a person can witness the wonders of nature that have been brought back to life. Yes, Fiji is not just about Castaway the movie. Fiji is about a natural world full of relaxation, stunning scenery, and of course Polynesian culture.