Gap Years and Backpacking in Fiji

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Travel in Fiji

Gap Years in Fiji

When you think of Fiji you think of sandy white beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and bright blue waters for as far as the eye can see. Well, that's exactly what it's like.

Fiji is not just one idyllic island but hundreds (322 to be exact), and each offers perfect pristine beaches and a lazy lifestyle. The two biggest islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu; they account for 75% of the total land area of the country. The islands of Fiji are mountainous and covered with thick tropical forests adding to the magic and beauty of the country.

If you're looking for hiking then there are hundreds of little volcanic peaks to choose from. And if you're into scuba diving then Fiji has some of the world's best dive sites. But if all that sounds like a little too much effort then you can always just relax on the beach and work on the tan. It really is hard to convey how beautiful Fiji is; the best thing to do is see it for yourself.

Backpacking in Fiji

And while spending time on your gap year in Fiji, no trip would be complete without visiting the capital city of Suva. Far from the beaches, it still has a slower pace of life and a unique charm to it, making it a backpacker haven.

Short Gaps

Short Gaps

Around the World Tickets

Around the World Tickets

Volunteering

There are worse places you could spend your gap year than Fiji, but while you're there you can give something back to the local communities with one our these projects. We've got everything from conservation projects helping to protect the amazing wildlife, to teaching projects where you can put your English language skills to good use. However you spend your gap year in Fiji, make sure it's worthwhile as well as ridiculously relaxing.

Volunteering & Internships in Fiji

Community Projects

Community Projects

Conservation Projects

Conservation Projects

Summer Placements

Summer Placements

Teaching

Teaching

Advice

Although it's really tempting to just stick on the first island you come to in Fiji, we've put together a guide to the highlights of Fiji, some travel tips and even a guide to Fiji's nightlight to show you that there's loads more to see on the other islands. We've even included a guide to how to get to the other islands to make it really easy for you!

Advice for Fiji

Getting Around

Getting Around

Health Advice

Health Advice

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

Nightlife

Nightlife


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Fiji Fact!

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The country is an archipelago, comprising of over 300 islands. The two major islands of the country are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

Fiji Fact!

Fiji was colonized by the British in 1874 and remained under British rule for over a century, until it officially gained independence in 1970.

Top Destinations

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Gap year destinations

Where do you want to go on your gap year? Struggling for ideas? That's why we’ve come up with 10 gap year destinations that you just have to see on your travels.