10 essential tips for visiting Fiji
You should know some things and follow certain rules when traveling to Fiji to make your journey comfortable and successful:
- Make sure that the fish you are going to try is not poisonous. Ask the locals if you are not sure. Some Fiji fish have serious toxins in their meat.
- Be careful when bathing. Sharks and various poisonous organisms are living around the Fijian coast. Even an encounter with sea urchins can be very painful. If you have been stabbed or bitten by someone you do not know, be sure to go to the hospital without delay.
- Be sure to use repellents. Mosquitoes in Fiji are spreading tropical fever.
- It is recommended to have cholera, typhoid, polio, and hepatitis B vaccines for travel to Fiji. There is a certain risk of these diseases there, although less and less each year.
- Remember that Fiji’s mains voltage is higher than ours, there are 240 V in the sockets. And there’s a typical plug here with three pins. So, in order not to spoil the equipment and not be left without charging, use the adapters.
- Tipping is absent as a phenomenon in Fiji culture, except in large restaurants where you can leave the traditional 10% of the check for tea. If you want to thank the porter or maid at the hotel, it is better to give a small souvenir than money.
- If you want to save a lot on your trip, you can stay at the campsite. Then your expenses will fall in two or three times.
- The banks in Fiji open at 9:30 and close at 4:00. An exception is Friday when banks close an hour earlier than usual before the weekend. The only 24-hour bank branch is at Nadi Airport.
- It does not make much sense to rent a car in Fiji as the road is only at Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
- One of the most common farming activities in Fiji is coconut farming. As a consequence, there is a lot of coconut milk and coconut products in Fiji, and they are relatively inexpensive. So it makes sense to enjoy this vitamin product while you are on holiday.
South of Fiji is a country with several thousand inhabitants that is perfect for a secluded holiday at the edge of the earth.