Category: Things to Do

Experiencing Fijian Culture in Kadavu

July 4, 2014

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On a guided trek into the lush interior, you have a good chance of spotting four species of bird which are endemic to the island of Kadavu, including the colorful Kadavu Musk Parrot which is found nowhere else in the world. Learn the ways that local villagers are working to stave off development, and enjoy the benefits of staying on an island that the rest of the world hasn’t found. Kick back, unplug, and leave modernity behind for a while. You’ll be surprised how much you might like it.

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Bula Festival

June 6, 2014

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Bula! That’s the cry you’re bound to hear wherever you go in Fiji. More than just being the Fijian word for “Hello”, the word “Bula” has come to symbolize the friendliness of the Fijian people who will always greet you with a big smile and a jovial wave of the hand.

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Where to Find Indian Culture in Nadi

March 14, 2014

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When walking the downtown streets of Nadi, it’s just as likely to hear a dialect of Hindi being spoken in addition to Fijian, and a number of residents still converse in Gujarati, Punjab, and Tamil. At certain moments when walking around Nadi, you can almost forget that your’e still in Fiji and not on the streets of Delhi.

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French Polynesia for the Adventurous Traveler

June 22, 2013

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Mount Orohena

While often touted as a destination for romance, French Polynesia also has an adventurous side with over 100 islands, each with its own unique offerings.

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Seeing A Kava Ceremony In Fiji

June 18, 2013

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Seeing a kava ceremony in Fiji is a favorite activity of South Pacific travelers who are searching for some cultural flare to fortify their island experience. Even though lounging on the beach and embarking on day cruises to the Mamanuca Islands are popular activities (particularly for travelers staying in Nadi or Denarau), kava ceremonies easily rank as the most popular indoor activity and are a great way to mingle with cheerful locals.

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Visiting Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands

May 7, 2013

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If you’ve ever seen a postcard of Fiji, then you’ve seen the Mamanuca Islands. Despite the fact that Fiji is an archipelago comprised of over 300 islands, the Mamanucas—which barely comprise over 20 islands—see the overwhelming share of Fiji’s visitors and are some of the most sought after outposts in the island nation.

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Famous Foods to Try in Fiji

March 26, 2013

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Kokoda

Like other tropical island nations most of the famous foods to try in Fiji are derived from fresh produce and local island fish. Given that many parts of Fiji are still very rural, many famous Fijian foods are comprised of ingredients which are easily sourced directly on the island and are sustainable simply by growing them in the village.

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What Not To Do In Fiji

March 19, 2013

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Because it’s one of the most frequented chains in Polynesia, there are plenty of places offering recommendations as to what to do while on vacation in Fiji. As with other indigenous locations around the world, however, it’s just as important to understand what not to do in Fiji in order to have an enjoyable and authentic experience.

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Diving in Fiji

March 14, 2013

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For many travelers the islands of Fiji define a tropical paradise. Palm lined coasts, white sand beaches, and water so clear you swear you could drink it. The scuba diving in Fiji is similarly incredible, and for many divers these islands are known as the “soft coral capital of the world”. Though diving in Fiji is a year round activity, April to October is often the best time of year for diving in Fiji. July and August have the best visibility, although since this is winter the ocean temperature can drop to a wetsuit worthy 72°

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The Romance Of Fiji

February 12, 2013

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The Romance of Fiji

Like many of its South Pacific counterparts Fiji is packed to the palm trees with adventure, beauty, action, and romance. With a tropical combination of turquoise waters, lush forests, and fiery cocktails to match the sunsets, Fiji is renowned as a Pacific getaway for all sorts of lovebirds from honeymooners, to wedding parties, to everyday couples on a romantic retreat.

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