Fiji lies in the South West Pacific. There are six island groups in all with over 300 islands. Viti Levu is the largest island being about 10,000 sq. km in size with almost three quarters of the countries 800,000 population. Viti Levu is volcanic in appearance with a high central plateau and mountain peaks over 1000 metres.
Nationals of USA, Canada, EEC countries, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan plus others are granted a 4-month visa on arrival with a valid passport and onward airline ticket . An extension of 2-months is allowed on application and providing financila stability Other Nationals should check with their nearest Fiji Embassy to obtain a visa before arrival.
Currency is the local F$ and electricity is 240v. English is widely spoken along with local dialects and a form of Hindustani. Fiji is 12 hours ahead of GMT and a massive 20 hours behind New Zealand. International dialling code is (679). Internet connections are available at most resorts and towns and charge between F$160 and F$5 an hour. By far the cheapest access is in Nadi Town.
The climate in Fiji is pleasant all year round. From Dec-Apr it is slightly hotter and more humid. The winter months from Jun-Oct are usually quite dry. Average temperatures are 29/23c in Jan to 25/18c in July.