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  • try to meet local people

    fijan people belong to the friendliest and most hospitable people on earth...even my host family hardly knew me i could stay whole time at their house.and they took me around the whole island

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  • not all blue skies, sun and sand

    Have recently spent some days in Fiji; not being a sun and sand person only overnighted in Nadi and spent the rest of the time in Suva. Stayed at Nomads Skylodge on the way in - nice staff, very basic accommodation, expensive food, full of VERY young backpackers. Tokatoka on the way back - best waterslide in the country!Suva is experiencing a big...

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  • Fiji surf

    I surfed all over Fiji a few years back and am going back next week. There are some great places to surf and surf camps everywhere. If you are roughing it, there is an island off of Frigates Passage (forget the name of it) for about $25 a night but it is seriously roughing it. Also, check out Hideaway Hotel (trips to Nomotu and Wilkes). I stayed at...

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  • FAB FIJI, but beware...

    The landscape is awesome in Fiji! We had a fun time as the waters at the beach or pool are always perfect, not too warm nor too cold!However, beware of getting too much sun! I still had brown specks on my face, despite the sun screen I used there, spf 30 mind you! The water was so nice you tend to forget the heat and then it burns after, oh...

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  • Security Issues in FIJI

    For the info of other members I'm listing an extract from the British Governmentwhich me be of interest to some members :-'We advise against all but essential travel to Suva because of tensions in therelationship between the Government of Fiji and the Republic of Fiji MilitaryForces. The Fiji Military Commander has issued an ultimatum demanding...

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  • Island hop!

    Spend one day island hopping. There are some beautiful spots and there is hardly ever a problem in finding a bit of sand to yourself, pure bliss... Whilst diving off Beachcomber Island, seeing 3 sharks grouped together, unfortunately they got away before I could take a photo!

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  • Fiji Bitter - The local beer

    One of my favorite things about traveling is trying the local food and drinks. And although the food on Fiji was nothing particularly unique or memorable, I did enjoy the local brew, Fiji Bitter. It is classified as a pale lager and tasted pretty good.

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  • Nadi in VitiLevu Island

    Nadi in Viti Levu Island is a good place to organize your travels around the Viti Levu Island. There is a plethora of tourist services from dirt-cheap accommodation and places to eat to luxury resorts. There's a high proportion of Fiji Indians in Nadi, mostly fourth-generation descendants of the indentured laborers brought to Fiji to work in the...

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  • Fiji starches

    If you goto Fiji and want to try the local food you will likley try several of the root crops. The most abundant are the Taro or Dalo roots, and Kasava. Both have the consistancy of a dry overcooked potatoe. If you are lucky you will get to try the Wild Yams that grom in the forrest.

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  • International Dateline

    The International Dateline passes through Taveuni. There is a marker not to far from SomoSomo. If you are passing through it might be interesting, but not worth a trip from the other side of the island.

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  • Confirm and then reconfirm reservations

    If you want to make sure that you are booked into a hotel, or for transport it is best to confirm the reservation a couple times. You should also confirm them once you arrive in Fiji from a phone, which is much more reliable than a email conformation.

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  • Mana Island, Fiji - an image of...

    This is one of my most favourite photos I've ever taken. It is on Mana Island, Fiji. I still can't believe my little point and click managed to capture this scene so beautifully way back in 1988.

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  • Stunning beaches on a classical tropical...

    When I was 15, way back in 1988, I spent a day on Mana Island with my family. We travelled out on a ferry and swam for most of the day! Mana Island is a resort in the western islands off Viti Levu's coast. You can get there from Nadi and Lautoka. I came across some photos the other day that reminded me of that sunny day, so thought I might share...

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  • Spend at least a few days on...

    Spend at least a few days on the offshore islands. There are many small islands surrounding the two big islands: Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. My friend told me the Yasawa group is nice. But if you don't want to go too far, there are some island resorts near Nadi, it only took me half an hour by boat to get there. Another thing you must do is to visit...

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  • Visit a Fijian church

    Visit a Fijian church. We went to a church and sat on the matted floor with the locals. It was a fantastic experience and we met a lot of people, from whom we were able to learn a lot about the country. We even got an invite back to a village, where we had kava and an amazing meal with some people we met. That was possibly the most rewarding...

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  • Departure Tax

    You have to pay $20 Fijian departure tax. You can pay cash or use Visa and possibly Mastercard. It's good to use credit at the airport and save your cash for bargaining at the market. I miss the floral smell in the air at the orchid gardens.

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  • Suva Harbour

    Fiji only survives on its imports..everything is shipped in including fresh vegetables besides their root vegetable crops.

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  • Woohoo!!! The Catch!!!

    The native Fijians are wonderful people....the non native indians not so. The pic is the result of the fishing trip. I donated my catch to the local village, its a 100lb yellowfin tuna.

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  • Food

    Fish,fish and just for a change...fish. Dont expect lots of greens....most of the islands dont grow green vegetables too well because of its tropical weather so they are scarce and expensive.

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  • Go fishing!!!!

    Go fishing. The prices for deep sea game fishing were the cheapest in the world and i suspect probably still are.

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  • Time does not count here. Make...

    Time does not count here. Make sure you prepare yourselves with plenty of time before departing on the local transportation. The buses can get there whenever they want be it super early or super late. Eat where the locals eat. You might have problems communicating with them, but the food is better. Probably travelling on the bus, well worn I might...

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  • If you're after a nice...

    If you're after a nice relaxing holiday, you must go out to one of the smaller islands. We stayed in a bure right on the beach, and basically had our own part of the beach to laze about and it was wonderful. There are plenty of free activites like snorkelling, sailing, canoing, tennis, putt putt golf, and the food and entertainment are second to...

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  • Kis_Jutka's General Tip

    My fondest memories of Fiji are the people and the scenery.The people are very friendly, happy and accomodating. The Fijians love children and offer great baby-sitting services. The scenery is postcard-like. I was actually foolish enough to take books to read on the beach. However, it was so beautiful, I didn't read a page. The beauty of the...

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  • For sure like your life...

    For sure like your life depended on it bring mosiquito repellent as well as some sort of cream to stop the itching. I came across several people that were crying from all the bites and they had nothing so I shared what I had they were so happy they were able to have fun again..And dont forget that sun screen and a hat as the sun has a different...

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  • jeremyg's General Tip

    When staying at Tavewa island myself and a couple of mates decided to climb the adjacent island. With help from the guys at David's Place we were taken to the island with a couple of bags of Kava to give to the chief of the island when asking to climb his hill. Such a nice chap allowed us to do so and after a stuggle through dense shrub in the...

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  • nieldy's General Tip

    Sunsets! Here's me, looking like a bronzed god! Well,looking slightly puzzled anyway. 'Hmm, what is that person doing pointing that camera at me?' Note the bottle of Fiji bitter in my hand - a constant companion. All the Fijian beers had little slogans to go with them. Fiji Bitter - The Sportsmans Beer, for example. My favourite was Fiji Stout -...

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  • Go SCUBA diving! The water's...

    Go SCUBA diving! The water's warm, the fish are plentiful and the vis is great! Not having anything to do. No phone, no computer, no television. I went there for my honeymoon and this uninterrupted time with my husband is invaluable and so very very precious to me.

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  • Go to the peaceful WAYA Island...

    Go to the peaceful WAYA Island where you can enjoy your life. I had a little trip from Waya with the school boat. A lot (A LOT!!!) of children going to school. Wenn we came back it was already advenced night, we saw a hudge cruiser in the bay (impressiv from a fisher boat) and at last we arrived (safe) into the village and made a exellent KAVA...

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  • I did not move that much...

    I did not move that much within the country.I was based at Nadi city in Western part of Viti Levu island, where you have the biggest airport (and international one).We did a 1 day excursion to the capital...Suva. Very very interesting if you want to really meet local Fidjian people. The government palace is worth to see (you can not enter but you...

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  • Talk to the locals , youll...

    Talk to the locals , youll probably get invited to go out with them. Being in the Air Force we got talking to some locals who were officers and they took us to their officers club and brought us drinks all day

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  • pinkstarnz's General Tip

    We hired a taxi to take us to singatoka, cost us $25for the whole day, then he take us back to his home for a traditional Indain dinner and to meet his family. Dad stll see him every time he goes back to fiji every year. I really enjoy that as you don't find many people like any more.

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  • Miles_Togo's General Tip

    SevuSevu with a local chief in a remote island of the Wasawa group.Anchoring offshore, and staying at a literally 'deserted tropical island', that our group had all to ourselves...The '$2.00 BAR', (it's actual name, although the drinks were actually $2.50 (about $1.25 USD)). Located in Musquet Cove, it was full of 'yachties' (sailors) whom where...

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  • Aquariusgal's General Tip

    I met a Fijiian man in Nadi who invited me to his home to meet his wife and family for a proper Fijiian meal. I accepted and was treated like a queen in their home. I have never met more hospitable people in my life. We had a wonderful meal and the family ended up seeing me off at the airport on my departure.

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  • Jillworld's General Tip

    The laid back feel! Do not expect anything to happen when they say it will, therefore, don't rush - you have plenty of time. They call if Fijitime, like no other time zone you've known. The people were warm and friendly, especially the kids!

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  • Can't think of a 'Must' right...

    Can't think of a 'Must' right now, My doc.s just told me to go away, and that was a stop over point on my trip to Australia. Much more, but it can wait. I guess the warm weather, and warm water, and coral with colorful fish within 10 feet of the shoreline (shallow). The very small island I stayed on (no cars) it had one small tractor. The Island is...

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  • Visit Beachcomber Island...

    Visit Beachcomber Island resort during Feb or March each year for the 1/2 price diving. This beautiful island is small enough to walk around in about 10 minutes but has a wide range of activities to keep you occupied.

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  • Lovely Smiles

    The people, abosulte the people. My trip gave me lot of chances to interact with the people. They are curious about other culture and are open to talk to anyone. One gentlement I met who travel frequently between the pacific islands told me Fijian are the most friendly among the pacific islanders. There great hospitality definitely made my trip a...

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  • Visit a Fijian village. I...

    Visit a Fijian village. I happened to join a tour in Suva. We were taken to the upper stream of Navua River by motor boat. Then we visited a small Fijian village. There was a small church in the village with no electricity. The tour guide told us Christianity is the major religion in Fiji. The village people also sang us a song and performed their...

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  • Shotover!

    Try and have a go on the Shotover Jet on the Nadi River. It was pioneered in New Zealand and has now been taken all over the world. If you haven't been on one before, give this one a go, it is great fun. I miss the people in Fiji, they are some of the friendliest in the world.

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  • Sarah97's General Tip

    It was like a mirage when I first saw this island out of the blue sea. It was a really tiny island and I think that only couple of people can stay there. This is a famous place for Europeans to spend their long holidays forgetting hustle and bustle of the life!

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  • Visit one of the islands -...

    Visit one of the islands - don't just stay on the mainland. Watch out for Mana, though - we got food poisoning and spent 3 days vomiting !!! We also found the staff a lot less friendly than I thought they would be - although there were one or two that I had fun with. I think Mana, although offering a lot of activities, is a little bit too...

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  • For the keen or casual golfer...

    For the keen or casual golfer I would take them straight to the Denarau Island Golf and Raquet Club. The quality of the facilites and the warm Fijian hospitality make it the ultimate golfing experience. The resort staff, especially those at the Naviti Resort on the coral coast.

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  • At Suva, we went overland on a...

    At Suva, we went overland on a rough road for a few hours and eventually reached the Naroa River. The Fijian men who were our guides inflated rafts and then we went white water rafting along the River enjoying incredible grren and luxuriant scenery.

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  • Grete's General Tip

    We spent nine days on Beachcomber Island. A small coral island that you can walk around in approx. 12 min. !You stay in a huge dorm with only a ceiling above - allowing the cool breeze through at night. It works amazingly well. There's everything and nothing to do on the island : You snorkle, dive, sail, swim, sunbathe, feed the turtle or fish,...

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  • Fiji runs on Fiji time, so...

    Fiji runs on Fiji time, so forget your watch, forget your schedules, and relax. You've got to take it all in, the people are extremely friendly and remember to use 'Bula' lots - hello in Fijian. The locals will love it, like any country where you are, an attempt at the language is better than none. When I was there we went straight out to the...

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