Explorations in Fiji - Visit Fiji Beaches, Attractions, and Resorts
Fiji is a Melanesian country in the South Pacific Ocean. It lies about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand and consists of an archipelago that includes 332 islands, a handful of which make up most of the land area, and approximately 110 of which are inhabited.
Fiji is the product of volcanic mountains and warm tropical waters. It's majestic and ever-varied coral reefs today draw tourists from around the world but were the nightmare of European mariners until well into the 19th century. As a result, Fijians have retained their land and often much of the noncommercial, sharing the attitude of people who live in vast extended families with direct access to natural resources.
Today, Fiji is a land of tropical rainforests, coconut plantations, fine beaches, fire-cleared hills. For Fiji holidays it is blessedly free of evils such as malaria, landmines, or terrorism that attend many similarly lovely places in the world.
Internal political events in the recent past resulted in a reduction in tourism. The Fiji tourism industry has responded by lowering prices and increasing promotion of the main resort areas that are far removed from the politics in and around the capital, Suva.