If you are looking for a culture that hasn’t been compromised by money and wealth yet, Fiji is your place.
Yes, the islands are beautiful, but what makes this nation genuinely unique is its people. Unlike Tahiti, colonialization had very little influence on Fiji. Fijians still live in villages and clans, and each village has its chief. Tradition, heritage, and community are all greatly valued. Being invited to a Fijian village and participating in the cava ceremony is one of the most amazing memories a traveler can experience.
If you are looking for the remote, Robinson Crusoe experience, Fiji is your place. Many of the islands only have one resort. Many of the resorts have freestanding Bures (Fijian style bungalows) that offer lots of privacy and seclusion. The lifestyle is laid back, so relaxation should be on top of your list. Snorkeling and diving are spectacular, and often, you can do so right off your island’s shore. Think Nemo and the drop-off; Fiji is precisely that.
Fiji is a complex destination, and pretty much every resort looks good online. As such, it helps to work with a specialist. We can make sure that the island and accommodation picked meets your expectations. We’ll also coordinate the transfers between the different locations. Depending on where you are going, you may need a ferry, speed boat, plane, or helicopter.
The time needed: Given the long flight (10 hours from LAX) and the considerable time difference, you should allow yourself at least eight days.
Budgeting: A weeklong vacation on Fiji for 2, including Coach class airfare and a stay in bure starts at about $8,000 (sometimes food is included in that price).
Movies to watch before heading to Fiji:
- The Blue Lagoon
- Return to the Blue Lagoon
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