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Scenes from Fiji: beautiful beaches, stunning sea life

From crystal blue waters to white sand beaches, Fiji wows at every turn

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Fiji, a collection of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, is full of breathtaking, dramatic landscapes.

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Kadavus is the fourth largest island in Fiji. Rainforest covers much of the land, extending right to the beaches.

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The Yasawa Islands are postcard pretty, but touched only lightly by tourism.

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Orchids grow in the Garden of the Sleeping Giant on Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island.

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Queens Road takes you to Natadola Beach, one of the most picturesque white sandy beaches on Viti Levu in Fiji.

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Castaway Island is part of the Mamanuca islands in Fiji. Those are the ones that come to mind when most people think of Fiji.

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The Wairiki Cathloic Mission on Taveuni was built in 1907. Sunday services are a great way to experience the beautiful singing of the locals.

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Cuttlefish - just one of the amazing creatures you'll see snorkelling in Fiji.

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A woman sells vegetables in the central market of Suva, Fiji's capital city.

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A fisherman and two children row across the harbour in front of Suva as evening approaches.

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A double rainbow appears after a brief rain in the Yasawa Islands.

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