Located about two-thirds of the distance between New Zealand and Hawaii, Fiji is a highly developed island nation with abundant natural resources, scenes of extraordinary beauty, and a great range of five-star resorts and hotels. The city of Nadi is the main portal to the rest of Fiji, which consists of 330 distinct, named islands – 110 of these are permanently inhabited.
Fiji has one of the most developed economies of the island nations in its proximity, making it an ideal place for expat industry and resource exploitation. This, in turn, fueled the country's growth as a tourist destination, with honeymoons being particularly popular.
While most of Fiji's islands are kept in their pristine natural condition, the capital city of Suva offers a colonial-style urban environment with shopping malls, restaurants, museums, and numerous high-capacity multipurpose venues – from the 1,000-seat Civic Auditorium to the 30,000-seat ANZ National Stadium.
Culturally, the island nation is indebted to its significant ethnic Indian minority. This can be seen in the abundance of Indian restaurants to prominent regular concert performances by Indian Bollywood superstars. The city also has a vibrant nightlife punctuated by late-night bars, clubs, and food-stalls situated in safe, well-policed areas.
The climate is expectedly hot year-round – the tropical climate and island geography gives Fiji a very predictable weather profile. January, February, and March are the rainiest months of the year, with each month averaging 15 days of rain while the rest of the year remains only relatively humid.