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Pacific Harbour, Fiji
Afraid of sharks? You shouldn't be. Attacks on humans are rare. But don't take my word for it, why not overcome your fear by meeting them face-to-face in Fiji! Off the coast of Fiji's Beqa Island there lies a protected Marine Reserve that's home...
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Queen Street, Nadi, Nadi, Fiji
Saturdays at noon, the Fiji Military Forces Band struts its stuff on Main Street near Queens road. It's equal parts marching band and Fijian fun, with members sporting white sarongs with jagged hems. The band participates in military tattoos...
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The island in Fiji where the movie "Castaway" with Tom Hanks was filmed...snorkling and diving here was awesome...my wife and I got to see one of the largest Eagle Rays I have ever seen in over 38 years of scuba diving.
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Denarau Island, Fiji
Check out the local fashion at Harrisons Fiji. The Port Denarau Shopping Centre store carries stylish threads for women, men, and children that can be dressed up or down. Women should check out the bright printed sundresses—perfect for a Fijian...
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Sawa-i-Lau Island, Fiji
The Sawa-I-Lau Caves are a place that every Fijian knows about and wants to visit in the remote Yasawa Islands. Not far from the Blue Lagoon, the ancient limestone caves are filled with warm, crystal clear sea water.. The caves have played an...
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Pacific Harbour, Fiji
Nobody is comfortable with what is happening. We are still all very uncertain about what scuba diving with a tiger shark actually means. The boat is seesawing as it takes hits from fairly big surf, sheets of rain are pouring into the boat, and...
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Fiji
This sandbar emerges from the middle of the ocean at low tide. It's near Beqa Island, and couples staying at the Royal Davui resort can be spirited there for a few hours, with a picnic and snorkeling gear. There are other sandbars around Fiji, and...
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999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
If you have never heard of Kava Kava, there is no need to travel to Hawaii or Fiji to try it in a social environment. This ancient drink has been used ceremonially for more than 3,000 years to help relieve anxiety and stress. I stumbled upon Fiji...
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Harris Rd, Suva, Fiji
Rain is synonymous with Suva. Navigating Suva Market in the wet is a skill no local can live without. Inside, professional traders man the stalls, leaving local women to sit outside in the rain. Many of these women have travelled overnight to sell...
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Pacific Harbour, Fiji
Just outside the town of Suva, there is a dive company, Aqua-Trek, that specializes in shark encounters: on any given day, an individual can dive over 20 meters along a striking reef and experience firsthand, up close and personal, no cage, up to...
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During our stay on Fiji we paid a trip to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, an orchid rich paradise founded by the late Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) in 1977. Originally created for Burr's private orchid collection, the garden also houses many plants...
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Gray Road, Nadi, Fiji
First, you take mud and rub it over your entire body. Next, you sit in the sun and allow the mud to cake to your skin. Then, you wash in a series of hot springs. The first hot spring is a mud pool with the ground covered in plants and slippery...
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Harris Rd, Suva, Fiji
Sellers come from all over Fiji's main island of Viti Levu to sell their produce at the Saturday market. Chili was introduced by Indian migrants over a hundred years ago, and is now a staple of the indigenous cuisine.
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Nausori Highlands, Fiji
Fiji is beyond any hyperbolic adjective. The mountain villages (and harrowing ascent) are one of countless indelible experiences.
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5 Dee Mall Main Street Nadi Town - Nadi, Main Street Nadi Town, Nadi, Fiji
Visit Fiji, and you'll soon believe that every local is born with a beautiful voice and the ability to sing perfect harmony. Look for an opportunity to join a sing-along, most likely around a bowl of kava. Historically, Fijians used song to...
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Beachcomber Island, Fiji
I bought a few mates from NZ to Fiji to where I use to live and showed them around. Beachcomber Island is a Island just off of the main land in Fiji which is knowing as the "Party island" Its a beautiful island that you can walk around the whole...
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Robinson Crusoe Island, Fiji
Sure, dinner and dance shows can be touristy—but you're probably going to see at least once on a trip to Fiji. The show on Robinson Crusoe Island (just off the coast, south of Nadi) pulls out all the stops, with a Fijian choir, kava ceremony, fire...
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You might be surprised to see so many Indians in Fiji. Many arrived as indentured servants between 1879 and 1916, brought by the British to work on sugar cane plantations. Today, people of Indian heritage make up about 40% of the population. This...
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Nadi, Fiji
You can check out the local fresh fruits and vegetables at the Nadi produce market. Vendors spread their wares on the ground in neat displays—a pile of eggplants, some taro, limes, plantains, chilis. There are also kava-root vendors and...
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Momi Bay, Fiji
WWII buffs will enjoy visiting these gun emplacements built by the 30th Battalion of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, then later manned by the United States. The guns are intact and well-maintained by the Fiji National Trust. More information...
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Lautoka, Fiji
Lautoka, Fiji's second-largest city (after Suva) is in the heart of sugar cane country, and is home to the country's largest cane mill. Because the main economic driver is sugar, not toursm, you're less likely to get hustled here than you are in...
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Savusavu, Fiji
For me, there is no better place to learn about a place than visiting the local market. This one in Savusavu is a fine example of just what I mean. The blend of Fijian and Indian was quite interesting and actually can be experienced at many...
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Denarau Island, Fiji
Started in 1969, Jack’s of Fiji has 26 stores across the archipelago. At its Port Denarau Shopping Centre location, you can browse handicrafts and village-inspired jewelry. Forget something at home? You can also shop for surf gear, beachwear, and...
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Tokerau Tapere, Arorangi District, Cook Islands
Paradise in the South Pacific. This was my first stop in a trip around the world and what a way to begin! Less touristy than other south seas islands like Fiji and Tahiti, the Cook Islands is a bit of a throwback. Known for it black pearls and...
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Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, Yasawa Island, Fiji
Getting to Yasawa Island Resort and Spa is most of the fun. I learned the runway sloped down, but was not aware it was made of grass! After a bumpy van ride you are delivered to an oasis in the middle of nowhere. This is the view of the beach near...
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Denarau Island North, Nadi, Fiji
Drinking kava is woven into Fijian society, with kava ceremonies holding great importance. You might encounter a simple ceremony in a shop or informal hotel gathering, but bigger ceremonies are part of social, political, and religious life. Kava...
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Down and dirty fun can be found at this series of mud pools and hot springs. Don't expect fancy, though, because this is a basic experience with a simple toilet and changing room. But it's definitely memorable. Kids (young and old) will no doubt...
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Nadi, Fiji
Sometimes, you just need to buy a good war club. Or local black pearls, if you happen to be a lover, not a fighter. Nadi Handicraft Centre is a one-stop destination for quality handicrafts without the hassle of haggling. They also sell clothing,...
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Ashram Rd, Nadi, Fiji
This restaurant by the river is open six days per week, and has live music and entertainment. Go on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night to see the Fijian Meke Dance and Fire Show. The menu is a mix of Fijian, Australian, Chinese, and Indian...