From experiencing the lush greeneries of over 333 islands, exploring the vast marine world, to getting the best relaxing days you could ever dream of, Fiji is surely the getaway destination that has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a family craving for an exciting adventure, or a group of friends wanting to explore the world together, here are 5 amazing reasons on why Fiji should be a must-see destination of choice this 2020.
Every island is a beautiful surprise and just waiting to be found. To maximize your full Fiji experience, it is a must to visit several islands including the Mamanuca, Yasawa, and Viti Levu. Each island offers its own unique and scenic adventure that you’d definitely want to immerse yourself in—the range of unexplored forestries, the inviting waves of the South Pacific Ocean, the complementary balance of the thrilling river rapids and the majestically calming waterfalls, and the divine coral-covered walls and marine life to discover under the sea. The list goes on but everything is Instagram-worthy guaranteed. No filter needed.
It’s all about being one with the BULA spirit. For the Fijian culture, the word “bula” is more than just saying “hello.” It’s a heart-warming welcome to the new people you’ll meet while also embracing what life has to offer. It’s that genuine kindness you want to impart with other people while also uplifting them with a joyful spirit. That’s why it’s also recommended to visit different villages and engage with the locals to appreciate bula firsthand. We promise that you will feel at home with the locals.
A day is not enough to try out so many things in Fiji. Your trip will surely be jam packed and you will cross out so many things on your bucket list. Get to deep dive in the world's fourth-largest barrier reef, the Great Astrolabe Reef, and swim with eagle or manta rays, turtles, and more. Snorkel around the reef’s coral gardens but make sure to wear reef-safe sunscreen to help protect marine life. Experience the extreme rush of white-water rafting to explore their different waterways, lagoons, and their brilliantly mysterious ecosystem. Hit the waves and try out their world-class surfing spots in the Mamanuca Islands. If you’re curious to explore the lands, you might want to see the actual prehistoric sites excavated at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes without having to go to a museum. Plus, you can also have the ride of your life by doing some sandboarding. The wildlife at Fiji is also a must-see. Make sure to check out Kula Eco Park to get up close and personal with rare or endangered animals. Kids will be ecstatic to see fruit bats, iguanas, the Kadavu red-breasted musk parrot, and more.
A trip to an exotic country like Fiji will never be complete without trying out their delicacies. They are well known for their abundance of seafood, coconut, spices, tropical fruits, and obviously, more coconuts. Needless to say, you will have a bottomless serving of coconut juice, coconut meat, and coconut-infused food or desserts. Of course, to balance that heavenly fruit, you might also want to try the fiery side of their cuisine. The Fijian Indian cuisine is heavy on spices but undeniably rich on the taste buds. So make sure you’re ready to take on that gastronomic adventure. Aside from their flavors, Fijian culture is also an enriching and educational experience: from the sustainable community tourism projects in Vorovoro island to witnessing the indigenous Fijian tradition of fire-walking. Let’s not forget the Kava ceremony wherein you can observe and join the locals in creating a well-known relaxing drink, called Kava or otherwise known as the Yaqona, made from a root-based plant.
The most important part of a journey is the sabbatical break we’re all longing for and Fiji is the answer to quench that thirst. Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves crashing to the shore while watching the sunrise over a cup of coffee in your cabana. Basking in the sun during the mid-day while reading your favourite book or ending a tiring yet satisfying day with a rejuvenating massage. Your fantasy of having a spa-filled week is unfolding right before you with an incredible view—a perfect excuse to disconnect from social media and unplug those non-stop notifications from the real world. If you brought kids with you, you can also enjoy the time off by hiring Mei-meis or Fijian nannies to take care of them. They can also guide your children during their indoor or outdoor activities. Truly, it is a paradise that keeps on giving.