Fiji is located in the South Pacific, 1875 miles east of Australia and about 1200 miles south of the Equator. There are approximately 333 islands in the Fiji archipelago, the two largest are the extinct volcanoes of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Fiji is where you can swim with huge, harmless manta rays, snorkel over giant rainbow gardens of coral or scuba dive the White Wall and famous Astrolabe Reef. It is also where you can float in the calm turquoise waters or walk alone through lush rainforest. The sun shines almost every day and when there is a brief downpour people rush outside for a warm rain bath. Fiji is a place where rushing is rude, a new friends name is not forgotten and people wear flowers tucked in their hair just because they like to. The principle languages are Fijian and Hindustani, but English is widely spoken. Chinese and Urdu are heard in the markets.
Fiji Islands Travel FAQ’s
Pre-Arrival Questions for Fiji Travel
- What is the Climate Like?
Fiji is a tropical destination with warm temperatures year round. June through August are considered the winter time in Fiji with form lows in the 70’s and highs in the low to mid 80’s, this is also the dry season with humidity at a very comfortable level for the most part. December through March are considered summer time in Fiji with lows in the mid 70’s and highs in the mid to upper 80’s, this is also the rainy season and thus more humid. May and September are considered transitional months between the seasons. In a nutshell – Fiji is blessed with generally moderate temperatures, generally moderate humidity and mostly sunny days year round.
- How should I dress?
For the daytime at the resort, shorts, tee shirts, sandals and a swimsuit are usually all that is needed, rainwear for the wet season is suggested. It is important to dress modestly when away from the immediate vicinity of your resort or hotel. Always carry a sulu (sarong, lavalava, pareu) to cover bathing togs or shorts and halter tops.
Fiji Destination Wedding Questions
- What do I Need to Do if I Am Getting Married in Fiji?
Getting married in Fiji is relatively simple and straightforward with no real legal problems. All that they require is original birth certificate, your passports, a Decree Nisi/Absolute, if you are divorced, a death certificate of your spouse, if you are a widow/er, an officially witnessed consent by your parents, if you are under the age of 21 and a letter confirming your marital status and that you are single. Only citizens of New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA and Canada, do not require this letter. To get married in Fiji you and your partner need to visit the Registry office to apply for a marriage license. These formalities take just 15 minutes, and you can obtain your license within one working day. These offices are open from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 3pm, with your license valid for 21 days. The license fee is FJD $20.00. Original documents must be presented when you visit the Registry office in person, while a photocopy of the required documents must be sent to the office, at least 2 weeks prior to your intended wedding date. If you wish to have a Catholic wedding, you will also need a Letter of Freedom from your church, along with your baptism certificate. These documents must be sent to the priest in Fiji 2 to 3 months in advance.