The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour is taking place in Fiji for the first time. From June 23 to 24, the double-gender FIVB Pacific Harbour 1-Star Open will be held. One of several new venues, the event will launch the busy 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball calendar.


Pacific Harbour is on the Eastern coastline of the Republic of Fiji, 40 minutes east of Suva City, the capital of Fiji. Pacific Harbour was originally developed in the 1970s as a canal residential subdivision offering an alternative lifestyle to urban dwellers. With a mix of locals and expats, Pacific Harbour now serves mainly as a destination for tourists with a focus on adventure.


The area lives up to its reputation as a spot for thrill seekers, offering a wide variety of activities, from surfing and shark feeding to four-wheel-drive tours. There is also a championship golf course and abundant fishing. There’s also a good range of accommodation types, from budget offerings to some of Fiji’s finest hotels, and plenty of dining options.


Fiji is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 2,000km or 1,300 miles northeast of New Zealand’s North Island. Its closest neighbors are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, Tonga to the east and the Samoas to the northeast.


Fiji is an archipelago of more than 330 islands, of which 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 two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for 87% of the population of almost 860,000. The capital, Suva on Viti Levu, serves as Fiji's principal cruise port. About three-quarters of Fijians live on Viti Levu's coasts.