Fiji – Breathtaking, exotic, and inviting. The islands of Fiji are one of the most popular destinations for vacationers in Melanesia. If you love white sandy beaches, warm water, and some of the friendliest people in the South Pacific, you’ll love visiting Fiji. Contact your local travel agent and inquire about Turtle airways for a fun seaplane jaunt.
Comprised of 330 islands (only 110 are inhabited), the archipelago is located north of New Zealand and west of Tonga. There are two major islands where most of the population lives, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Many visitors stay on the Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands on one of the several resorts, which can be reached either via a 6-hour boat ride or (even more exciting) a one-hour seaplane jaunt. Either way is a wonderful way to travel from island to island.
Travelers to Fiji enjoy relaxing on the warm, blindingly white sands and snorkeling in the clear, aqua waters. The soft coral off the coast of many Fijian islands is a must-see and the most beautiful ecosystem of its type in the world. If you are a scuba diver, there are shipwrecks to explore, and even the opportunity to dive with sharks. Feel like catching a wave? Experienced surfers will enjoy the surfing locations available, and a novice can attend a few classes at local surf schools. In fact, many resorts include surf lessons as part of their vacation package.
Even a stroll through the jungle paths is relaxing, with sweet smells of hibiscus flowers, fruit, and blooming trees surrounding you. Exploring Bouma National Heritage Park, where gorgeous waterfalls cascade down 60-foot-high cliffs, is a peaceful way to spend an afternoon. Hiking the trails up to the breathtaking peaks of the Yasawa Islands can accommodate travelers of all fitness levels.Don’t forget your suit – there are many natural pools perfect for a dive or splashing around.
Travel between the islands is very exciting. The racing jet-boat tours are perfect for the adrenaline junky. Traveling by seaplane, however, is one of a unique thing about your adventure in Fiji. Selecting Turtle Airways, you can take off from Yasawa, enjoy a small charter in a low flying plane, almost touching the gentle waves. As you descend to Mamanuca, the seaplane slowly skims the water, gently touching down in a water landing. Travel by seaplane is much faster than the boat, also – one-hour instead of 6. You’ll disembark, wading to your new location, ready to swim, hike, or sunbathe.
Food in Fiji is a spicy blend of unique, native ingredients, with an Indian influence. Taste curries like you never have before, and enjoy the freshest of fruit and seafood. Even the least adventurous gastronomer will enjoy the tasty spreads created by talented cooks.
When it’s time to relax, many resorts will offer sunrise yoga classes, followed by relaxing spa treatments, outdoor massages, and deep skin cleanses. Many travelers come back home telling their friends that they’re never felt so relaxed and pampered in the resort spas of Fiji.
Whether you stay for a few days or a few weeks, you’ll never forget your dream vacation to Fiji. Don’t forget to book a reservation to travel between islands on Turtle Airways, a very different flying experience.