The Republic of the Fiji Islands is located in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean, just north of New Zealand. The total land of these islands is actually quite large, totaling about 18,300 square kilometers and 332 islands, but only 110 of these are inhabited. The main island is Viti Levu. The islands of Fiji have a long and interesting history, involving conflicting tribes, constant warfare, and cannibalism. With the introduction a constitution, the islands gradually became more settled. Fiji is divided into four divisions: central, eastern, northern, and western, and is even more divided into 14 provinces. The weather stays moderate throughout the year, with warmer temperatures from November until April, and the lower temperatures in May through October. Rainfall is prevalent, and they have about one cyclone each year. The main crop grown in Fiji is sugar, and the production and export of this combined with tourism are the two main sources of income for the Fiji economy.
Many tourists visit Fiji each year, looking for a tropical and secluded getaway. The residents of Fiji are eager to please visiting guests, and boast many amenities that make each vacation unique and exciting. They offer pampering services, such as relaxing swimming pools and massage, or location wedding services where couples can get married in a rain forest, atop a mountain, on the beach, or in a church. There are also plenty of outdoor activities, such as bird watching, hiking, swimming, and backpacking, and guests can see the local residents at work on their historical crafts and purchase these crafts as souvenirs, or watch an exciting and traditional program of dance and song. Many cruise lines offer passages to Fiji, so for those looking for a romantic and relaxing getaway, the islands of Fiji have just about anything a traveler could seek.