You'll hear 'Bula' (a friendly greeting) the minute you step off the plane (and about 400 times daily for as long as you're here). It sums up the warmth and hospitality you can expect from the super-friendly Fijians and it just seems to radiate sunshine. You'll soon adjust to 'Fiji Time' as you explore the villages and volcanic scenery of the mainland (Viti Levu), and then take it down a further few notches when you hop over to the Yasawas or Mamanucas.
There are three official languages in Fiji: English, Fijian and Hindi.
Name: Fijian Dollar
Symbol: $100 FJD is approx $61
Time Zone: Fiji Standard Time (UTC+12:00)
The average cost of a beer in Fiji is $5 (approx $3), but you can get a case for a lot cheaper at the local supermarket - usually around $45 (approx $28).
The cost of a meal in Fiji can range from $6-$12 (approx $3.70-$7.40).
Looking to catch a cab? A normal taxi tariff starts at $1.50 (approx 93c) and each additional 1km will cost you $1 (approx 60c).
Fiji has extremely affordable public transport, with the cost of a one-way ticket costing around $1 on average (approx 60c).
Hostels in Fiji start from as little as $15 a night (approx $9.30).
Fiji has a range of accommodation to choose from, including hotels, village stays, hostels and resorts. Prices start from $60 per night (approx $37).