All About Shopping in the Fiji Islands

Shopping and More in the Fiji Islands

Tropical Fiji in the South Pacific specializes in FUN!

An all inclusive Fiji vacation will provide all the excitement expected from such a vacation and more. Other than the popular activities of kayaking, snorkeling, diving, and deep-sea fishing offered to thrill-seekers, family attractions also abound at the Fiji island family resorts. There’s volleyball, swimming, and tennis. Kids Clubs at these resorts offer hiking, island exploring, and even sand castle building.

Fiji is composed of over 100 habitable islands. The largest and most popular are Vanua Levu and Viti Levu. Island hopping by boat or helicopter are a great adventure in itself. Getting to Fiji is an eleven-hour flight from Los Angeles, naturally longer departing from the east coast. No matter which, it’s well worth the trip. Once you get there, you don’t want to leave.

Nadi Airport on the west coast of Viti Levu is the major airport of international flights. From there, you’re ready for fun travel by taxi, bus, boat, helicopter, or seaplane to your resort destination.

Top-notch surroundings and amenities are experienced at the many resorts on the islands. For the budget-conscious traveler, cheap resorts Fiji are also plentiful. These can range from camping to luxury accommodations. English is the widely spoken language and also taught in schools.

Shopping in Fiji is an exciting and fun adventure. Haggling for Fijian arts and crafts from the local villagers is expected, and this is a popular activity enjoyed by visitors from all over the world. Crafts sold by the talented villagers can include pottery, baskets, masks, spears, woven mats, and ceramic jewelry to name a few. At the town markets, the most sought after items are polished coconut shells, woodcarvings, woven goods, and tapa items.

Store hours are about the same as in the United States. However, some close for an hour lunch at 1 pm.

Foods from all corners of the world are found in Fiji. Fijian culture is a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables. Fish dishes are predominately made with Mahi-Mahi. Native Fijians also favor spicy Indian foods. Native Fijian culture is to sit on the floor and eat with their hands. Don’t worry, you won’t be doing this at your resort!

For the shopper, many open air markets exist as well as the main markets in town. Bargaining is a way of life here. Enjoy! Visitors go home with great deals and amazing tropical memories.