“First of its kind”: Rosie 4WD safari buses explore Fiji’s highlands

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By Prerna Priyanka Rosie Holidays has introduced two 4WD buses, a first in the country, that are driving a new experience for visitors. The buses will provide access to some of the most remote and historically significant areas in the highlands of Viti Levu. Mosese Tamanitoakula, Rosie Living Manager at Rosie Holidays, highlighted its importance […]

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Surprises onboard the Caledonian Sky

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By Prerna Priyanka Captain Cook Cruises has announced the expansion of its luxury expedition offerings, introducing remote Fiji for travellers seeking authentic cultural experiences and activities. Alison Haworth West, Executive Chair for Captain Cook Cruises, is enthusiastic about the new schedules: “We’re trying to offer something uniquely Fijian, authentic, and very much of Fiji, by […]

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Russell Helms, Spartan Race CEO

Spartan Fiji aims to double participants, economic impact in 2024

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Spartan Race CEO Russell Nelms hopes to double the number of people participating in the Fiji event this year, and its value to the local economy. Russell Helms says the event injected FJ$6.2 million into the economy in its inaugural year, and about 3000 people took part in the races across various categories. He believes there […]

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A tranquil retreat in Fiji’s hidden paradise

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By Andhy Blake Nestled along the picturesque Hibiscus Highway in Savusavu, La Dolce Vita Holiday Villas beckons travellers seeking a tranquil haven amidst the beauty of Fiji. Imagine waking up to your own private beach, witnessing a breathtaking sunrise, and feeling the soothing waves lap against the nearby reef. This idyllic retreat invites you to […]

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Savusavu: A guide to Fiji’s hidden paradise

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Savusavu Bay is one of Fiji’s most glorious stretches of water and most charming towns. Formed from the caldera of a volcano, the bay is home to marinas, wonderful swimming and snorkelling spots, and a world-famous pearl farm. The town itself provides many diversions, under and on the water, and on land. Things to do […]

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The wonders of Qilaqila, Lau

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By Samisoni Pareti Located on the northwest tip of Vanuabalavu, Lau, tiny limestone islets— many of them looking more like boulders –litter the bay to make up this natural wonder. The limestone rocks are secure anchors, and the many narrow channels and sheltered coves form natural anchorage and berthing bays for yachts, motorboats and other […]

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Image of manta ray hovering over coral reef in the Yasawa Islands

Diving with Mantas

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By Anirban Mahapatra After almost an hour of navigating through lagoons flanking the southern coastline of Kadavu island, the dive boat finally reaches a rocky channel that provides a way out of the submerged mountain walls of the Great Astrolabe Reef. As it cautiously steers around barnacled boulders strong enough to breach battleships, the colour […]

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Meandering Mates

Meandering Mates

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Discovering the Nabukavesi River By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Nature Fiji-MareqetiViti’s ‘Meandering Mates’ adventure for children and their families in the highlands of Namosi is a window to understanding the area’s rich biodiversity, and how it is under threat. The organisation’s vision is for a healthy environment that maintains its diversity of species, habitats, ecological integrity, and […]

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Spartan Games

Spartan to conquer Sabeto foothills

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By Alipate Pareti The Spartan Games has earned the reputation of being the world’s leading obstacle race course and it is coming to Fiji this year. Spartans were one amongst the most feared and formidable forces in the ancient Greek world, withstanding the Persian Empire to their last breath. You may recall learning about Sparta […]

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Fiji Airways

Flights to Noumea soon

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Fiji Airways has launched its newest international route to New Caledonia’s capital, Noumea. “We are very excited about the prospects of this new route”, said Fiji Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Andre Viljoen. The first flight to La Tontouta International Airport in Noumea will be on Thursday 30th November and starting 7th December, […]

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Teambuilding exercises at Kila

A place for adventure junkies and nature lovers

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Kila Eco-Adventure Park is a destination that caters for thrill seekers as well as visitors who prefer gentle strolls and immersing themselves in Namosi’s verdant rainforest. The adventure park boasts luscious green vegetation, botanical gardens, mini waterfalls, picnic bures, a thrilling obstacle course, eco-walks, and a zip line. It is owned and […]

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Sigatoka River Safari

Friends and Adventurers

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti When Jay Whyte was 13, he befriended a security guard at the Shangri-La Fijian Resort in Sigatoka, who introduced the Australian visitor and his family to an authentic Fijian experience up in the green terrain of Navosa. It was an experience that will forever be etched in his mind and heart. More […]

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Nukubati

Nukubati – Macuata’s sustainability pioneers

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti When your parents are passionate about the environment and you are surrounded by unspoiled scenery, it is easy to appreciate what the land, the ocean, and its custodians have to offer. Lara Meliki Vokai was born into the hospitality industry; her family’s business, Nukubati – Great Sea Reef off Vanua Levu, is […]

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Fiji Pearls

Fiji Pearls look to South Africa

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti The Fiji Pearls netball team’s final preparations for the Netball World Cup in Cape Town this month is all about maintaining possession. Tean coach, Unaisi Rokoura said, “So far we still have a few areas that we still need to work on, and that is why we are going into this last […]

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Ring Gold Divers

Life under water

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A family affair Words: Ariela Zibiah Photos: Lisa Kingsberry As an indigenous woman who has clocked considerable hours diving in some of the most breathtaking locations around Fiji, the emotions I felt while being kitted up and taken out to a slice of the magnificent Vatu-i-Ra passage by a local, family-owned and run dive operator […]

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Pacific Harbour Beach

Navua, Deuba and Pacific Harbour

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By Kite Pareti The Navua-Deuba/Pacific Harbour area is an hour’s drive from Suva and Sigatoka. It has a thriving community of nearly 20,000 residents and is home to veteran soccer legend Patrick Wise and rugby star Waisea Nayacalevu.  It is a place of pilgrimage for many local families and friends looking for a welcoming beachside […]

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Rafting the upper Navua

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Words: Samantha Magick Photo: Zoomfiji It was not my most dignified moment. Instead of ‘leaning in’, I leaned back, and quickly found myself waist deep in the rapids of the Navua river. Fortunately, nothing was hurt except my pride. And our guide was very quick to haul me back into our raft, pulling me up […]

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Sabeto mud pools

Sabeto: Meditative mud

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti The Sabeto hotspring and mudpool is a place of rejuvenation for both mind and body. Located midway between Nadi and Lautoka, it can be reached by driving along the Queens Road, and turning off where you see a sign for the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Continue just past the Garden and look […]

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Nausori water taxi

Nausori: History on the river

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Nausori was declared a town in 1931 but is rich in a history that started well before that time. It is the site of Fiji’s first sugar refining company, a place of remembrance for the people who died aboard the Syria and those who came to the rescue of passengers, and the […]

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Namosi ecolodge aerial

Finding tranquility, awe and adventure

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By Ariela Zibiah. Photos: Zoomfiji The Namosi Eco Retreat, nestled in a remote part of Fiji, is a get-away in all senses of the word. The sky feels bigger, the milky way appears to be at arm’s length, the air is crisp, and you are completely off grid, creating a feeling of being cocooned in […]

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A trip to remember: Moce island

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Words and images: Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti The trip to Moce in Fiji’s Lau group, I must admit, was scary but thrilling for me. It was the first time I’ve travelled by boat by myself, and I didn’t know anyone else aboard. At the back of my mind as I boarded the Lomaiviti Princess IV, was how […]

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Seven Days, Many Islands and Lagoons, One Ocean

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Explorer James Cook reached the Lau Island group in 1774. Exactly 247 years later, Fiji-based blogger Ben Wheeler took a Captain Cook Cruises ship to said island group. This is the record of his voyage. Preparation Call me Benjamin. Some weeks ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in […]

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Taveuni reef

Diving Taveuni’s white wall

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Words by Ariela Zibiah Photos by Lisa Kingsberry Fiji has some of the globe’s most enviable and internationally renowned dive sites, and to dive in the Somosomo Strait, home to the White Wall and the Rainbow Reef, is bucket-list level for divers around the world. The Rainbow Reef is essentially a channel between Taveuni Island […]

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Walking a legend

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Words: Talai Narisia Photos: Tourism Fiji I gasped and held my breath when Misi called my name. Misi is the priest in charge of the firewalking ceremony unfolding before guests of Beqa Lagoon Resort. As I made my way forward, I fear the stinging, unbearable heat from the hot white stones. The spectators are a […]

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