As the Fijians themselves proudly say, Fiji is a land of the big and beautiful. Here you’ll find an abundance of sunshine, water and happy people amidst a breathtaking tropical landscape. Tourism and agriculture are the two pillar industries of Fiji—and rugby probably comes in a strong third, judging by the unanimous enthusiasm of the locals for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. Suva is Fiji’s capital city, but Nadi—located on the west side of the main island of Viti Levu—is an unequivocal paradise for the tourists. Fiji is made up of hundreds of islands and islets. If you’re the adventurous type, do sign up for some island exploration while you’re there—a provider like Captain Cook Cruises (www.captaincook.com.au) will have a designated location, a well-equipped ship, food and activities all planned out for you. Apart from snorkeling in shallow water beaches, plenty of deeper-depth water sports are also available throughout Fiji.
Where To Stay: Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
Get there: Air Pacific flies direct to Nadi three times a week. Fares start at $3,300. For more information, log on to www.airpacific.com.