To travel to Fiji you do not need any visa, but you will only need to present the travel document you own such as a passport and a return ticket. However, if you are staying more than one month, you will have to ask for a visa for three months.
In small establishments it is quite complicated to find that they accept credit cards, so it’s best to carry cash with you to pay in them. Remember that the currency they use is the Fijian dollar.
Special attention must be paid when visiting the towns of Fiji, since their ancestral customs are important for them, and it must be the tourist who adapts to them so as not to look bad in front of them and not to give them a bad impression, since that at the end of the day it is the visitor who wants to know them and must respect them.
Dress appropriately to visit the towns of the islands, and that includes wearing something to cover your shoulders and removing your shoes in all cases when entering any building, whether it is public or private.
Don’t touch anyone’s head
Just in case it’s not already obvious, touching the head of a local is considered a serious lack of respect.
It is impolite to sit with legs stretched and spread, so be careful with the ways of sitting anywhere where there may be locals, although this applies in the villages as well.
Drink and Applaud
It is very likely that they offer you the Kava, their traditional drink, and if they do, you must accept it and also return the bowl they give you, and then applaud three times in gratitude.
Suva is the most important town of the islands and has magnificent scenery, and on the other side of the bay one can see the surrounding mountains. It houses a peculiar architecture, a mixture of colonial past of mansions and gardens and indigenous buildings.
Parade of Victory
Parade of Victory is Suva’s biggest street, and the shops, banks, nightclubs and important colonial buildings like the Grand Pacific Hotel and the former Governor’s House, which currently houses the country’s President are all part of it.
Over 300 islands
The Fiji archipelago consists of 322 islands, a third of which are uninhabited. However, all of them are like paradise on earth! If you’re travelling with the family, check out our article on the Best Fiji Luxury Resorts for Families.