Paradise in the South Pacific
Fiji Beaches are among the most popular and renowned beaches of
For many in America and Europe they may seem like a dream because of
the distance, but once there, you’ll see personally that they are really some
of the most beautiful and best beaches in the world.
The Beaches of Fiji among the Best in the world
The Republic of Fiji
The Republic of Fiji is an island nation in Melanesia in the South
Pacific Ocean about 2,000 km or 1,300 miles northeast of New Zealand’s North
Island. It is surrounded by the following neighboring islands: Vanuatu to the
west; French New Caledonia to the southwest; New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands to
the southeast; Tonga to the east; Samoa, French Wallis and Futuna to the
northeast and Tuvalu to the north.
The country comprises an archipelago of more than 340 islands of
which more than a hundred are inhabited, besides an array of islets. The two
major islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu accounting for close to 90% of the
population of almost 850,000 of the country. Suva, the capital of Fiji, is
located in Viti Levu Island and the population is located mainly around the
Sunset on the tiny island of Nananu-i-Ra in Fiji
Most of the beaches are scattered throughout the islands, some of
which are tiny coral atolls. Most of the beaches are located around quiet
lagoons protected by coral reefs, ideal for snorkeling.
- Viti Levu’s Natadola Beach is, by far, one of the best beaches of Fiji with
excellent swimming and snorkeling and other activities like horse riding.
- Nananu-i-Ra is a tiny island offshore of Viti Levu. It is
surrounded by white sand beaches, mangroves and little bays. It is also
renowned for windsurfing and diving. There are no villages or roads on the
island and you may find there a few villas with mostly European residents.
Malolo Beach in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji
These are about 20 islands mostly very small and hilly surrounded
by breathtaking beaches. They are located off the coast of Nadi Fiji and
accessible by boat in a range of 20 to 90 minutes; or by plane in 10 minutes.
The Mamanucas are the center of tourism of the country and many
beaches are taken by resorts that make sure that the beaches stay clean and
perfect every morning. There are many beach water sports activities like
kayaking, parasailing and snorkeling. There are still a few deserted islands
that can be visited by boat from Nadi.
- Qalito is a hilly island better known as the home of Castaway
Island Resort is an amazing white sand beach which makes the Castaway one of
Fiji’s most desired resorts.
Malolo Island one of the Islands of Fiji
- Malolo Island has a lagoon deep enough for swimming and
snorkeling. Besides the breathtaking white sands it features one of Fiji’s best
- Tivua Island is a small coral cay surrounded by a white sandy
beach with just two simple wooden cottages. The island is used as a day trip
destination by day, and offers absolute solitude at night. This is a wonderful
down to earth experience on a beautiful island that takes just eight minutes to
- Mana Island has beaches on both sides of the island but the south
beaches are better and more protected from the winds. The beaches of Mana are
- Matamanoa Island is home to Matamanoa Island Resort. The sands and
the lagoon are the perfect scenery for swimming and snorkeling.
- Malololailai Island is connected
to the larger Malolo Island by a marshy isthmus, Malololailai is home to three
resorts: Musket Cove Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort, and Plantation Island
Resort. Although the lagoon is shallow, the beach in front of Lomani and
Plantation Island resorts is one of Fiji's most picturesque, with coconut palms
hanging over it in places.
A Beach in one of the Yasawa Islands of Fiji
Fiji Beaches on the Yasawa Islands
The beaches here are great for exploring and relaxing. This is a
group of about twenty islands that can be reached by catamaran from Nadi in
about two hours. The islands feature many resorts for all budgets.
- Waya Island Fiji, in the southern part of the Yasawa Islands along
with neighboring Wayasewa and Kuata Island, is Fiji's most beautiful island
with fantastic hills, gorgeous beaches and picturesque bays.
- Blue lagoon beach It is a world class beach fronting Blue Lagoon
Beach Resort on Nacula Island is the best in Fiji. The curving strip of white
sand reaches far out into the lagoon. The beach is great for swimming and
- Nanuyalailai Island is located in the middle of the Yasawa chain
and features a long stretch of beach fringed by palm trees. It is home to the
Nanuya Island Resort on the west end of the island
- Nacula Island features the inexpensive Oarsmans Bay Lodge. This is
one of Fiji’s best beaches, a strip of white sand emptying into a lagoon great
for swimming and snorkeling.
- Yasawa Island is the northernmost island of the Yasawa chain. It
has one big stretch of white sand divided by a huge rock in the middle and
flanked by two villages
For more information visit Fiji Tourism Website
Wadigi Island with spectacular Fiji Beaches
- Vatulele Island has some excellent fine white sandy beaches in
secluded tropical surroundings. Other beaches in the section are:
- One mile beach
- Nabukelevu beach
- Alberts beach
- Waisalima beach
Some very attractive beaches backed by lush tropical rainforest
- Laucala beach
- Lavena walk
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