Fiji Island informationInformation about Fiji Island
Information about our Fiji trips and holydays
Spread over 230,000 km2 of the South Pacific, north-west of New Caledonia and north-east of Tonga, you will find the 330 charming isles that make up Fiji. Fiji offers so much more than 100 kilometers of unspoilt beach, rocking palm trees and clear blue-water. Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are two of the world' s major island towns and provide a variety of shops, exquisite dining with tasty regional food and many interesting attractions.
Fiji's main town, Suva Suva, is located in the centre of a relaxing harbor at the south-eastern end of Viti Levu and is the main harbor and the country's biggest town. It is a vibrant epicenter of the attractions, scents and sound of the genuine Fiji Islands, selling home-grown fruit, veggies and cereals, shellfish and herbs, as well as various handicrafts, fabrics and bric-a-brac from regional suppliers.
Lautoka's broad roads are rich in plant and tree life, and the town is set against the stunning scenery of the Koroyanitu hills. The gate to Fiji for many of its foreign guests, a 20-minute journey from Nadi Airport, ends in the centre of Nadi, Fiji's third-biggest town. When you are looking for an island hiding place for your Fiji vacation, then look no further for the nice and untouched Malolo- and Tokoriki Islands.
As part of the Mamanuca Isles, a group of volcanoes 25 km western of Nadi, these two island paradise embody everything that makes for a restful and tranquil island hols. They are small and remote islets that offer real recreation and regeneration, with a wealth of water-based recreational opportunities including snorkeling, dipping, boating, dipping, tortoise and delphin spotting, sea canoeing, and more.
Málaolo - The island of the dormant star
According to the mythological background, Fiji's story begins around 1500 BC with a journey of huge battlecans from Taganika in northern Egypt. At the head of the army on the huge Kaunitoni kano was the capable mariner Chief Lutunasobasoba, supported by his General Degei. According to legends, the army carried a particular charge - treasure from the temple of King Solomon in Judah, which included a specific chest named Katonimana (Kato means fall and Mana means magic), which in Fijian means verbatim "box of blessings".
Aim was to find a mythologic island in the southeast, with abundant sea and lands made by the gods, where the chieftain's race could lie after years of migration. One of them went on to the southeast, passing Indonesia, Papua New Guinea in the Marquesas, just off Tahiti, and then rolled back southwest into the Fiji group of isles.
According to tradition, the Yasawas river was used by the army and as the cliffs around Vita Levu were tricky, they had to travel further southwest to find a way, an "opening" to get into the Fiji water. The other island Mana means magical to indicate the area where the crate of blessing was falling, and Likuliku, because here the army again lived quietly.
In the end, the convoi arrived at Vuda Point, a sandy spot very close to Nadi Airport on the large island of Viti Levu. Chief Lutunasobasoba ultimately set up in Vaturu, one of the high peaks outside Nadi Airport, and Degei ultimately relocated to Nakauvadra near Mount Victoria. This archipelago would be a great wealth resource for the Fiji nation in the years to come, Lutunasobasoba also foretold.
He crawled on his belly for the remainder of his lifetime, wore a large stone and was caught in a sea cavity in Sawa-i-lau in the Yasawas, which is now open to people. Fijians believe that this crate is still hidden in the seas between Likuliku Lagoon Resort (next to Malolo Resort) and Mana, which is protected by two huge shells.
It' s this crate that they believe has blessed all the towns in the area and the peoples who come to the isles. The majority of agencies are agreed that from Southeast Asia through Indonesia into the Pacific. Fiji Group's discovery of Europe was fortuitous. After their employment ended, these workers had the chance to go back to India, but most decided to stay in Fiji and set up small agricultural entities; after the end of their employment, merchants, clergy and various castees came to help create an integral, hard-working and often wealthy 45% of Fiji's populace.
Malolo Island is also rich in historical and legendary sites. Fijians believe that Malolo was an island specially made by the deities, where the tan would come and take a break after a walk. Since then, the Fijians have ramified from Viseisei to take over half of our 300 wonderful isles.
Old terms such as "All paths leading to Rome" have become part of our daily life. Fijians also use the term "na stia y darmui Malolo" in their daily vernacular. Malolo means "Malolo is the place where the serenity of the tan". We are reminded by the light in our logotype of the island's importance in Fiji legend.
It' a place of tranquility. And, like the suntan, we are hoping that you too will make our island a place where you can relax in complete tranquillity. It is rejuvenating the island and we know we will do the same for you. The Fiji is known for its traditions and civilization.
It is advisable to find out more about Fiji traditions before departure if you take part in one of our town outings. A SevuseVu or present is given to the chieftain and rural elder, usually yeqona, which is the roots for the traditionally welcome beverage. Sitting in the upper middle of the room, the chieftain receives the first shell of yeqona, also known as kava in the South Pacific.
TABU (forbidden) to carry a bonnet or helmet in a Fiji home and footwear should be taken off before entering the country. It' also very impolite to always put a man on your skull.