Mountainous, lush, green, friendly, lots of islands and many dive spots (especially Tavauni)- that's Fiji. These pictures are from a quick 24 hour visit - I'll definitely be back. United Touring ("UTC", 722811) did an excellent job arranging all the tours.
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International section of airport for Nadi ("Nandy" or "Nandy-town")
Downtown Nadi on Sunday, when most shops are closed.
A must-do is the helicopter tour by Island Hoppers (679 720 410) of the nearby mountains and islands. This is a man-made island (filled-in wetlands separated from the mainland by a canal) for the two Sheraton Hotels.
The helicopter tour takes you over several cliffs for gasping visual effect.
Rainforests and waterfalls that can't be reached by road.
Mt Evans turned sideways reveals a face.
Beachcomber Island supposed to be THE party island in Fiji.
You can hire Jimmy, a private guide to show you some of the sights by land. Here we are visiting Baravi Handicrafts (679 520364) in Sigatoka, of the largest suppliers of local handicrafts.
A typical beach on the Coral Coast, about 30 minutes from Nadi.
A view from the shore reveals reef is over a mile out. The two small dots in the upper left are people wading and fishing.
Everyone has on their Sunday best today...
Possibly to visit Jimmy's Hindu temple.
There are many roadside veggie stands thanks to lots of rain and plentiful farmland.
The Toana Hotel (679 720277) is an excellent place to stay - it's near the airport,
has a nice buffet and
a pool (but it was raining at this time). However, there is no beach.
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