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Frequently Asked Questions

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Fiji Islands

Why should I come to Fiji?

Fiji is the largest and most popular vacation destination in the South Pacific, with the best selection of things to see and do. From the beach resorts to adventure travel, the 330 Fiji islands have something for everyone. Comparatively it is an inexpensive destination, the people are friendly and helpful, and the facilities are excellent. Fiji is a place where you can really relax.

How's the scuba diving in Fiji?

Fiji is known as "the soft coral capital of the world" and you'll be able to experience some of the finest scuba diving in the South Pacific here. Pacific Harbor, Kadavu, Savusavu, Taveuni, and the Mamanuca Islands are only a few of the many dive centers and most dives are just a 15-minute boat ride from Fiji's top resorts. Fiji is a good place to learn to scuba dive as most of the dive shops offer certification courses at reasonable prices, otherwise you can take an "introductory dive" to test the water.

What is the food like in Fiji?

Indigenous Fijian, Polynesian, Indian, Chinese and Western tastes and influences are found throughout the country reflecting Fiji's multicultural tastes absorbed from its variety of immigrants over the last 200 years. Vegetarian dishes and Western influenced dishes are a staple on any resort or restaurant menu, but it is also easy to find local cuisine as well.

Is Fiji a safe place?

Fiji is definitely a safe place to travel--including families. A tourist's chances of being robbed or assaulted in Fiji are a lot lower than in the centre of most large North American, European, or an average Westernised city. We still recommend you observe the same precautions with your personal safety and possessions as you would in any other country or at home. As with traveling any where else in the work, travel insurance is highly recommended.

What plugs are used in Fiji?

Electric current in Fiji is 240 volts, 50 cycles. The plugs are the angled two-prong types used in Australia and New Zealand. Outlets have a separate on/off switch mounted next to them.

General Travel

Do I need travel insurance?

Fiji's Finest Tours strongly recommends that all travellers to Fiji (and any other country) take out adequate travel insurance which covers accident, loss caused by cancellations, loss of luggage, personal property, medical expenses, medical evacuation and weather disruption / cancellations (including activity cancellations). Anyone intending on participating in diving activities must ensure their insurance covers them for scuba related activities and has appropriate 'depth ' coverage. To get a FREE quote on travel insurance visit our page about travel insurnace - http://www.fijisfinesttours.com/travelinsurance

Changes

I want to change the date of my activity or accommodation. Is it possible?

It is often possible to change the date on your activity or accommodation if it is done well enough in advance. However, depending on the operator or accommodation this may incur an extra fee. If your questions weren't answered here, check our Fiji Info page or feel free to Contact Us.

Accommodation

What is a bure and vale?

Bure (pronounced boo-ray) is the Fijian word for hut, sometimes similar to a cabin. In its original sense, a bure is a structure built of anything that comes to hand. However, resort bures can vary to the most basic to extravigant villas. Another name for a villas or bure is vale (pronounced va-lay), which also means house in Fijian.

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