Everything you should know
before Traveling to FIJI

29 May 2022
Capital: Suva
Currency: Fijian Dollar
Official Language: Fijian, Fijian Hindi, English
Dial Code: +679
Emergency Number: 911
GDP: 9.11 billion USD (2018)
Population: 926,276
Time Zone: UTC+12 Fiji Time
TheSassyBlogger Flag: Fiji Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning The flag's blue field is represents the surrounding Pacific Ocean. The coat of arms show a golden British lion holding a cocoa pod, as well as panels showing a palm tree, sugar cane, bananas and dove of peace.

FIJI is Known for:

1. Scuba Dive
The South Pacific Ocean that cradles Fiji's islands is teemed with marine life and the clear water makes it ideal for diving and snorkeling. You’ll be treated to views of colorful corals and shoals of exotic fish as you explore this watery wonderland, either on a trip out to sea or even straight off the shores of some islands.
2. Spend time island-hopping by boat
One of the best ways to explore Fiji and see as much of it as you can is to take to the waters and enjoy the freedom and fun of island-hopping. Whether you’ve got a few days or a few weeks to spare, there’s no better way than experiencing as many different individual islands and cultures as possible.
3. Witness the natural beauty of Taveuni Island
Aptly known as the ‘Garden Island’ of Fiji, some of the country’s most stunning sights and attractions can be found on the breathtaking island of Tavenui. Here, it’s all about being at one with nature, exploring lush landscapes and escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Lovo
Meats such as chicken and fish are wrapped in banana leaves as well as various root crops layered above. The hole, filled with food, is then covered with dirt until it is smoking hot, when the cooked food is uncovered and shared. The cooking process can take several hours.
2. Fijian curry
Fijians have their local take on Indian cuisine, with a Fijian curry typically made with coconut milk, tomatoes and can include the green cooking banana, plantain. Curries are always served with a side of dahl soup and roti.
3. Rourou
Rourou is a Fijian dish made from dalo or taro leaves. The leaves are cooked or stewed in coconut milk. It is served liked a soup often as a side to a fish main or mixed with chicken.

Best Places to visit:
1. Suva
Suva, the capital and largest city of Fiji, experiences a tropical marine climate. It remains warm most of the year round with minimal extremes. Suva is a steamy cauldron of Fijians, Indians, Chinese, Tongans, Samoans, Rotumans, Solomon Islanders, Micronesians, Europeans and `fruit salad’ as they are locally called—those of mixed race.
2. Labasa
Labasa is located in Macuata Province, in the north-eastern part of the island of Vanua Levu, and is the largest town on the island. The town itself is located on a delta formed by three rivers – the Wailevu, the Labasa (after which the town is named), and the Qawa. The township historically served the sugar cane farms and farm workers with harvesting season resulting in significant seasonal employment although the township is now less dependent on the sugar industry.
3. Savusavu
Savusavu is a town in the Fijian Province of Cakaudrove. The town is located on the south coast of Vanua Levu Island and had a population of 3,372 in the 2007 census. Savusavu is known as "the hidden paradise of Fiji."
4. Levaku
Levuka is a town on the eastern coast of the Fijian island of Ovalau, in Lomaiviti Province, in the Eastern Division of Fiji. Having been nominated decades prior, Levuka was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2013, in recognition of the port town's exceptional testimony to the late colonial port towns in the Pacific.
5. Nausori
Nausori is a town in Fiji. It had a population of 57,866 at the 2017 census. This makes it the fourth most populous municipality in the country. Situated 19 kilometers outside of Suva, it forms one pole of the burgeoning Suva-Nausori corridor. Nausori is home to three provinces Rewa, Tailevu and Naitasiri.

Best Season to visit
July to September- For the Fiji experience that you've always dreamed of, the best time to visit is from July to September, but you will have to contend with sky-high prices as this is also peak season.

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