What can we say about the greatest place in the entire world! Fiji is such a magical home, entirely made up of wonderful souls filled with life and love. It also possesses some of the worlds most beautiful and awe-inspiring locations. Where a two-hour trek can take you from a world-class beach to a lush hidden waterfall in the deep tropical jungle: where just on the ocean’s horizon are dive locations that are among the most colourful ever seen; where you can island hop by boat or seaplane to one or more of dozens and dozens of secluded romantic islands: where every day you can share in the joy and happiness of a wide variety of cultural or religious celebrations; where guns are not allowed and where races and religion live side by side.
Fiji is located in the South Pacific, almost halfway between "Melanesia", which includes New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and "Polynesia", which includes, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands. South of the equator, north of the Tropic of Capricorn, east of Australia and New Zealand and just barely west of the International Dateline.
The temperatures are tropical but mild, generally ranging from 25°C to 30°C. Humidity is high in most areas except in the western division of Viti Levu, which hosts most tourist activity. On the larger islands, the wind-exposed side(s) often produces significant rainfall when these winds move up against and find themselves trapped against the mountainous terrain.
There are more than 3000 identified plant species in Fiji. The local population developed uses for many of them for food, medicines, building materials and other purposes. Fiji was first settled approximately 3500 years ago and most animal life came after their arrival.
There is a beautiful varied range of birds that call Fiji their home and over 20 are indigenous. There are almost 20 different reptiles in the ecosystem and the sea life is teeming with different species, coral and color. The fauna is considered extremely lush, the soil is highly fertile, and the rain in most locations is significant enough to support the strong deeply rich and green foliage found on most islands.