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Fiji tips and things to know before travelling to Fiji

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Tips and Info about Fiji

Mobile Phone & Internet
Three mobile providers in Fiji. Get one of their plans to stay connected. Inkk Mobile, Vodafone, Digicel
Most hotels have WIFI or have an Internet Terminal for guest use. Country code for Fiji is +679

Electricity
240 volts AC/50 cycles, Australian Plug, Adapter are available in most stores.

 

Diving spares
Be sure your gear is serviced. Spares are not easy to get by.
Service and repair is found in Nadi – Port Denarau Marina at Viti Watersports
Suva – Royal Suva Yacht Club at Dive Centre

Entry & Visa Requirements
Most Passport holders get on arrival 4 months tourist visa. Please check requirements with Fiji Immigration if you may be a Visa exempt country passport holder.

Banking & Currency
The local currency is the Fijian Dollar. Major credit cards are accepted at most tourist facilities. Banks in Fiji are Westpac, ANZ, National Bank of Fiji and Bank of Hawaii.
ATM services are found on the Main Island and in Towns of some smaller islands.  Further out islands do NOT have ATM, there is local cash only.

Tipping
 is not necessary for Fiji, special services may be appreciated with small amounts.

Taxi
The taximeter must be used. For long trips negotiate a fixed price.

Medical & Health
Hospitals and doctors are located throughout Fiji. On the small islands are health centers that provide minor medical services. The Fiji islands are free from most tropical diseases. Some vaccinations may be recommended. Bring medication and prescription if you need to take regular medication. Please check with your physician and get Travel Health Insurance.

Water
Bottled water is sold everywhere. Tap water is safe in towns, hotels and most resorts.

Shopping
Urban areas have supermarkets, hardware store, local markets sell produce, fruit and fish. Banks, postal service, restaurants….

Language
English is the official language. Fijian, Urdu and Hindustani are widely spoken by the locals.

Religion
Primary religions are Methodist and Hinduism, with Catholic and Muslim minorities. Sunday is a day of rest and most locals spend the day in church and with family.
Fiji is a multi cultural society with about 50% Fijian, 46% Indians and 4% other.

What to bring to Fiji

Most the thing for day to day use can be bought in Fiji, supermarkets are in every town, villages have little stores for basics, and most resorts have little shops.

Bring your regular travel luggage and toiletries.

  • a light rain coat
  • warm fleece (in Fiji winter)
  • polarizing sunglasses (break the glare on the water surface, see reefs better)
  • Sunscreen
  • UW Camera
  • Some cash $200 – $300, ATM not everywhere
  • Medication if needed (doctors prescription)
  • complete set of serviced diving gear, spare batteries and mask and fin strap

Document Checklist

  • Diving log book and Certification cards
  • Passport
  • cash and credit cards
  • Airline Tickets
  • Photo ID

Take copies of all documents give one set to your travel partner!

 

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