Why retire in Fiji? Fiji is one of the most attractive retirement destination in the world. Year-round tropical weather, warm water that's ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and an English-speaking, friendly and hospitable population that genuinely welcomes overseas visitors and residents. Fijians culture respects and appreciates the golden years, and older people are a vital part of the social fabric.

What to do: Be as active or relaxed as you'd like to be - Fiji offers something for everyone at any age. When you think about living in Fiji full-time, take into consideration what your lifestyle should entail. From upscale, centrally located beachfront living communities like Maui Bay Estates or the luxurious award-winning Taunovo Bay Estates on the main island to rural, small island living like Koro Seaview Estates, you have many choices. Activities such as fishing, golfing, hiking and hobbies like arts and photography are among the many options available. Volunteer in the local community, or use those long summer days to work on that book you always wanted to write!

Cost of living: The cost of living in Fiji is, compared to many other tropical destinations, relatively low. Items such as food, fuel and day-to-day expenses are low in price, and labor (House girls, gardener, cook) is very inexpensive. Once your home is built or you have purchased an existing property, your life can be inexpensive.

Activities: What you can do depends on the island you choose to reside on. Many retirees choose the comfort of the main island, Viti Levu, due to the fact that it has Fiji's International airport, shops, entertainment and golf. Another location of choice is Savusavu, a quaint marina-town on the northern island of Vanua Levu, one hour flight from the Nadi airport

Shopping/Banking: The towns of Nadi, Suva and Sigatoka are all in close driving distance and offer shopping possibilities. Several large banks, such as ANZ and WestPac, service Fiji, and Insurance companies are available.

Medical: The Suva private hospital has excellent medical services. Retirees are advised to have medical insurance from abroad, or can obtain local insurance in Fiji.

Travel: Getting to and from Fiji is easy with Air Pacific, our local international carrier which services Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United States offers daily flights to most destinations. As a resident you can join the Tabua Club, which offers free flights, upgrades and a mileage program. Interisland flights are serviced by Pacific Sun Airlines.