Here is some generic Maldives Destination Information to assist with your travel planning.
Fiji is officially called the Republic of Fiji which is actually an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean. It lies about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand. Fiji consists of an archipelago of more than 330 islands—of which about 110 are permanently inhabited—and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). The most outlying island group is Ono-i-Lau. About 87% of the total population of 883,483 live on the two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. About three-quarters of Fijians live on Viti Levu's coasts: either in the capital city of Suva; or in smaller urban centres such as Nadi—where tourism is the major local industry; or in Lautoka, where the sugar-cane industry is dominant. The interior of Viti Levu is sparsely inhabited because of its terrain.
The majority of Fiji's islands were formed by volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Some geothermal activity still occurs today on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. The geothermal systems on Viti Levu are non-volcanic in origin and have low-temperature surface discharges (of between roughly 35 and 60 degrees Celsius (95 and 140 °F)).
When to visit
One of the questions we always get is "When is the best time to go?" There are many factors that contribute, such as temperature, rainfall, peak tourism times and deals. Fiji is a wonderful destination to visit year-round with generally pleasant and mild weather throughout the year. There really isn’t a bad time to ever visit Fiji, however being a tropical climate, there are wet and dry seasons.
Dry Season (May – October)
The Dry Season is during the Winter months, between May - October. However, in Fiji you can barely call it winter, with the lowest temperature being a mild 18 °C. You can expect clear, blue-sky days, low rainfall, less humidity and minimal risk of cyclones. The average daytime temperature lies between 26-27 °C, nights are cooler but, the weather's still balmy.
Peak Season - June to September is the best time to escape the cold in Australia, making it Fiji’s Peak season. The July school holidays are by far the busiest time of year aside from Christmas, where occupancy is at its highest.
Diving - The Best time to go Diving is between May - September when the clarity is at its best. Some divers however do prefer the wet season as water temperatures are warmer meaning they don't need to wear a wetsuit.
Manta Rays - During the months of May - October you can swim with magnificent manta rays, some of these rays have a wingspan of more than 6 meters! The best spot to swim with these creatures is up in the Yasawa Islands – ask one of our specialists for more details!
Wet Season (November – April)
The Wet Season falls during the summer months, where temperatures are high and increased levels of humidity lead to high levels of rain over the islands. While things can get quite wet, showers don't usually last for very long, allowing plenty of time to enjoy some sunshine. Temperatures are at a comfortable 22-33°C, however during these months there is an increased risk of cyclones.
Low Season - Travelling during this time is also great being the low season (except for around Christmas time) as prices are cheaper, plus there will be less crowds.