Read our pocket guide to Fiji
Fiji: A pocket guide
Fiji is a volcanic archipelago of 333 islands, 110 of which are inhabited, midway between Tahiti and Australia. Its rugged, mountainous landscape is rimmed by smooth coastal plains and palm-lined beaches, and it is blessed with a year-round tropical climate that guarantees long sunny days and balmy evenings. The chain stretches into both the Koro Sea and the South Pacific Ocean—their waters blend and then disperse into salty blue veins that form a nebula of deep lagoons. Activities on the main island of Viti Levu include diving, mountain trekking, and surfing. Also popular: deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, and island hopping by boat. The highest point in all of Fiji is the extinct volcano of Mount Tomanivi on Viti Levu, at 1,323 meters; ask your villa specialist to hook you up with a local guide.