The average person doesn’t know much about Fiji. With it’s tropical marine climate and beautiful photographs adorning the South Pacific, it’s hard not to wonder more about it. Read our Top 10 Facts about Fiji:
10. Fiji is actually made up of 322 islands.
The islands are largely created from volcanic activity. Though there are 322 islands, only 106 of them are actually inhabited. If one were to count all of the islands and outcrops, Fiji would have thousands of islands. All of these islands are not big enough or suitable for human habitation.
9. When taking Fiji Holidays, remember that they are on the International Date Line. This means that they are one of first places in the world that brings in a new day.
8. Fijian is their official language. It is a verb-object-subject language. There is a large amount of tourism and therefor a lot of English-speaking resorts.
7. Fire-walking is still an every day activity in Fiji among their indigenous people.
6. Fiji was first colonized by the British but gained independence of it’s own in 1970. It’s officially known as the “Republic of Fiji” and their currency still bears the Queen of England.
5. Rugby union is one of the most played sports in Fiji. Their rugby union team has proved quite successful. The rugby sevens team is one of the most successful teams in the world and they have two world cup titles to prove it.
4. It is no wonder that Hollywood sees Fiji’s islands as a cinematic masterpiece. Because of the beautiful beaches and outstanding landscape, it has been picked for many films. The Blue Lagoon, among many others, showcase the breathtaking land of Fiji.
3. The exchange rate and cost of living for people in Fiji has decreased among the years. It is now 2 Fijian dollars to 1 American dollars. Although this doesn’t mean too much when VAT (value-added-tax), is factored in for tourists. Most tourists and resort areas are essentially the same prices you’d find in New York. If thinking about moving to Fiji, buying local products and growing food in an area garden may keep the cost of living manageable.
2. Until the mid-century, cannibalism was a common practice among the indigenous people of Fiji. Not only would they prepare for war by sharpening their knives, they would prepare for eating the human as well.
1. Fiji Holidays fall on different dates every year but they do celebrate some traditional Christian holidays such as : Easter, Good Friday, and Christmas Day. They also celebrate New Year’s Day and Fiji Day, among many others.
Fiji is quite an interesting place to visit because of their interesting culture and way of life. Whether it is for vacation, to get married, or to see the Fijian history, having a great time among the natives is easy and exciting. They are easy-going and you may even be able to swim with dolphins! There are plenty of things to do and see no matter what island you visit!