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Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa, Yanuca, Fiji, is located on Yanuca Island, which is connected via a short causeway to Viti Levu.

The nation of Fiji consists of over 300 South Pacific islands on the International Date Line. It is a few hours' flying distance from the east coast of Australia.

Visas

Most foreign visitors do not need visas for stays of less than three months. A passport with at least six months' remaining validity is required. For more detailed information on visa requirements, please visit the Fijian Visitors' Bureau Web site.

Visit the official Website of Tourism Fiji


Currency

The national currency is the Fiji Dollar (FJD).

Cash and travellers cheques can be exchanged in licensed exchange offices and international hotels.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

FJD 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.59 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.41 Euro (EUR)
0.32 British Pound (GBP)
4.02 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
31.76 Indian Rupee (INR)
55.48 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.65 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
0.66 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0.52 US Dollar (USD)

Taxes

A 15% VAT and 5% Hotel Turnover Tax applies.


Tipping

Tipping is not encouraged in Fiji. It is up to the individual’s discretion whether to make a gratuity.

In lieu of daily tipping, some resorts operate a staff fund where tips are shared.


Business Hours

Bank Hours
9.30am - 3 / 4pm, Monday through Friday

Office Hours
8.30am - 5pm, Monday through Friday

Shop Hours
8.30am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
8am - 1pm, Saturday and Sunday


Public Health

Fiji is free from major tropical diseases that are endemic to many tropical countries. It has an effective medical system in place, although local people still believe in the efficacy of age-old herbal remedies.

Fresh water at the resort has been treated and is safe to drink from the tap. Bottled water is also available at the resort.


Dress

Bring along light clothing for summer months and a sweater for the cooler months. Suits are appropriate for business occasions. Shorts and t-shirts are frowned upon in government offices.

It is more respectable to wear modest dress in towns and rural areas.


Weather

Fiji is tropically warm year-around. Average temperatures range from 19°C at night to 29°C during the day. The rainy season is from November to March.

Today

Intermittent Clouds

Humid with times of clouds and sun

High: 27°C / 80°F
Low: 23°C / 73°F

Tomorrow

Showers

Overcast, rain and drizzle in the p.m.

High: 30°C / 86°F
Low: 22°C / 71°F
Thursday:
Showers High: 30°C / 86°F Low: 22°C / 71°F
Friday:
Mostly Cloudy with Showers High: 30°C / 86°F Low: 23°C / 73°F
Saturday:
Rain High: 30°C / 86°F Low: 22°C / 71°F
Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 31ºC 23ºC
Feb 31ºC 23ºC
Mar 31ºC 23ºC
Apr 30ºC 22ºC
May 29ºC 21ºC
Jun 29ºC 20ºC
Jul 28ºC 19ºC
Aug 28ºC 19ºC
Sep 29ºC 20ºC
Oct 30ºC 21ºC
Nov 31ºC 22ºC
Dec 31ºC 23ºC
Facts

Population
775,000

Language
English

Time Zone
GMT +12 hours

Measures
Metric System

Voltage
240 volts

Plug Type
 

Mobile Phones
GSM 900 / 1800