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Fiji

Officially known as the Republic of The Fiji Islands, Fiji is located in the Melanesia region of the South Pacific approximately 1,300 miles northeast of New Zealand. Its nearest neighbors are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, Samoa, Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tonga to the southeast. The country is made of an archipelago of more than 332 islands, of which, more than 100 are permanently inhabited. The majority of the population is located on the islands of Vanua Levu and Viti Levu, the latter being home to the capital of Suva.

The British granted Fiji independence in 1970 after nearly a century of rule. Fiji has become one of the most developed economies in the South Pacific and a popular tourist destination. They have suffered a series of military coups during the last 3 decades and have not had democratic elections since 2006.

Population: 849,000
Capital and Largest City: Suva (pop. 175,399)
Area: 7,056 sq mi
Highest Point: Mount Tomanivi - 4,341 feet
Lowest Point: Caribbean Sea - sea level
Time Zone: UTC +12 (+13 Summer)
Monetary Unit: Fijian dollar (FJD)
National Flower: Tagimaucia or Medinilla waterhousei
National Bird: Collared Lory or Kula Parrot



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Castaway Island, Fiji Travel Guide
Castaway Island, Fiji Travel Guide
 
Castaway Island (AKA Qalito Island) is a private resort island offering an idyllic beach and plenty of water-based activities. It is surrounded by coral reefs that offer excellent snorkeling. This upscale resort was the first in the outer islands.

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Matamanoa Island, Fiji Travel Guide
Matamanoa Island, Fiji Travel Guide
 
Matamanoa is a small private island with a single resort located on a pristine white sand beach. There is very little to do other than relax, explore the island and its waters, and participate in resort activities. Children under 16 are not allowed.

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Tokoriki Island, Fiji Travel Guide
Tokoriki Island, Fiji Travel Guide
 
Tokoriki is a small island off the west coast of Viti Levu. The island is only occupied by 2 resorts which provide a good place for relaxation and romance. The resorts also offer snorkeling, diving, fishing tours and other recreational activities.

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Vatulele Island, Fiji Travel Guide
Vatulele Island, Fiji Travel Guide
 
Vatulele Island is located about 20 miles south of the Coral Coast on the main island of Viti Levu. Vatulele only has 1 resort and a small local population spread across 4 villages. The island offers excellent beaches, snorkeling, scuba diving, and quiet.

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