Fiji Photo Gallery

The Republic of Fiji is in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Suva, on Viti Levu island. Most of the islands are extinct volcanos. The name "Fiji" comes from the name of the main island, Viti Levu, based on how it is pronounced by the people of Tonga.

dolphins sunset

We visited Fiji in 1991, staying on Matagi and Taveuni Islands.

Taveuni is Fiji's third-largest island, a massive shield volcano east of Vanua Levu across the Somosomo Strait. It is known for its waterfalls and for scuba diving.

hill rainforest mountains coconut palms hilltop view waterfall

Qamea is a small hilly island east of Taveuni. It is known for indigenous fauna because the mongoose was never introduced there. There are six small villages on Qamea.

village village

Matagi is a small horseshoe-shaped volcanic island north of Qamea.

bure trail view from hill

We visited Fiji again on the way to and from the Solomon Islands in November-December 1999.

Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park on Viti Levu is at the mouth of the Sigatoka River. There are a series of parabolic sand dunes from 20 to 200 meters high. The area is full of archeological sites dating to 2600 years ago.

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