Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island nation in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 2,000 km northeast of New Zealand’s North Island.
The closest neighbors of Fiji are Tonga to the east, the Samoas, New Zealand’s Kermadec to the southeast, France’s New Caledonia to the southwest, Vanuatu to the west, France’s Wallis and Futuna to the northeast and Tuvalu to the north.
Formed through volcanic activity, Fiji (once known as the Cannibal Isles) consist of an archipelago of more than 332 islands, of which 110 are permanently inhabited, and more than 500 islets. More of the country’s islands have been inhabited since the second millennium BC (now has 800 000 inhabitant). Most of Fijians live on Viti Levu’s coasts, either in Suva or in smaller urban centers. Read more
Bora Bora - the island of all dreams, is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 metres (2,385 ft). The original name of the island in the Tahitian language might be better rendered as Pora Pora, meaning “First Born”.
Honeymooners and romantics from around the world have laid claim to Bora Bora where the castle-like Mount Otemanu pierces the sky above the crystal lagoon with its unique over the water bungalows that offer a magical oneness with this extraordinary environment. Read more
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 3,000 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia. Washed by the warm waters of the South-West Pacific Ocean the perfect environment is created for the world’s largest system of coral reefs.
The Great Barrier Reef is of such pristine condition that it was listed by the World Heritage Trust as a protected site and is therefore managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority to ensure that its beauty is maintained for many generations to come. Read more