Renowned for its sugar exports and a flourishing tourism industry, Fiji is essentially endowed with large stocks of forests, minerals and marine fish resources. Attracting over 431,000 tourists every year, the Fijian culture is a large rich mosaic of Indian, Chinese, European and indigenous traditions which have harmoniously blended over time. Along with a terrain mostly consisting of mountains formed of volcanic origin, Fiji features numerous tropical rainforests, fire-cleared hills, fine beaches and large amounts of coconut plantations.
A grand attraction for all genres of travelers, including back-packers, honeymooners, divers, adventurers, bird-watchers and group tours, Fiji presents a stunningly spectacular landscape alongside an abundance of sunshine. A Melanesian country within the South Pacific Ocean region, Fiji Islands consist of an archipelago which includes 332 islands and 500 islets, of which only 110 are permanently inhabited. One of the most developed economies within these regions, Fiji was a British colony for almost a century until 1970.