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The foodie's guide to Fiji

If your idea of dining in Fiji conjures images of kitschy '80s seafood concoctions or fruit cocktails topped with paper umbrellas, then you’re going to be in for quite a treat when you arrive. Yes summery cocktails remain a fixture for swim-up bars and beachfront drinking, but the foodie scene in …

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10 reasons Fiji is one of the world’s happiest countries

If someone asked, ‘Are you are happy?’ what would you say? Well, if you lived in Fiji, there is an almost nine-times-out-of-10 chance you’d say ‘yes!’. According to WIN-Gallup 89% of Fijians report they are happy, making Fiji one of the happiest countries in the world.<p>And what are the odds that a …

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Exploring Fiji’s Gorge-ous Interior

On a raft floating down <b>Fiji</b>’s <b>Upper Navua River</b> gorge, under dangling 100-foot vines, time stops.<p>Like a tropical Grand Canyon, this gorge slices through the volcanic heart of <b>Viti Levu</b>—the largest island of the Fijian archipelago—and redefines island paradise.<p><b>> Good Call:</b> The Upper Navua represents …

18 Reasons Why Fiji Has To Be Your Next Vacation Destination

The only thing you should be asking yourself when you're not in Fiji is "Why am I not in Fiji?"<p>It's sitting <i>right there</i>, just waiting for you in the South Pacific. This country is a true tropical paradise, but that doesn't just mean you'll be lazing around all day on the beach –- even if, with …

Flavoursome Fiji

Blessed by fresh mountain waters, a sunny tropical climate and a long tradition of locally sourced ingredients, Fiji has a rich variety of new tastes for the adventurous food-loving traveller. Get your mouth watering over rainbows of tropical fruits, succulent seafood and a fusion of multicultural …

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Getting off the beaten track in Fiji

Despite the brochure images – luxurious resorts, pool-side bars and palm-fringed beaches dotted with hammocks – it's surprisingly easy to get off the beaten track in Fiji. Over half the country, including the main island of Viti Levu, offers less-trodden paths and unique adventures for those ready …

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6 Things You Can Learn From The Happiest Place On Earth

We all know that the U.S. guarantees the pursuit of happiness, but if you’re interested in seeing what it looks like <i>after</i> the pursuit, you might want to book a ticket to Fiji.<p>Residents of the verdant South Pacific nation have got feeling good down. A 2014 WIN/Gallup International poll of countries …

Fiji in late winter, spring for $948 round trip from LAX on Fiji Air

Late winter and spring in Fiji can be had from<p>LAXfor $948 round-trip, including all taxes and fees, on Fiji Airways.<p>The fare to Nadi, on the island of Viti Levu, is for travel any day of the week. You must travel March 14 through May 31. The fare is subject to availability.<p>Info: Fiji Airways, (800) …

Fiji: Bula, Bula, Pass the Kava

English explorer James Cook sailed by the Viti islands in the 1770s, but he didn't go ashore. He'd been warned to steer clear of the Vitis during a stop on the neighboring island of Tonga on his voyage through the South Pacific. A popular legend has it the Tongan chiefs told Cook something like, …

Fabulous Fiji

Wow, this trip was one of my favorites! The only way to capture the true beauty islands is by boat.<p>​The coral reef here in the South Pacific Ocean is one of the most magical in the world and makes for some amazing snorkeling and diving. Especially the night diving, which I highly recommend.<p>I was …

Cyclone Evan batters Fiji

<i>By NBC News staff and wire reports</i> — More than 3,500 people evacuated to emergency shelters in Fiji as the biggest cyclone in 20 years swept across the Pacific island nation on Monday, three days after the storm killed four people and destroyed thousands of homes in nearby Samoa.<p>Tourist resorts on …

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

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Is Romantic Fiji Also Fit for Families?

<i>Mention the name Fiji and what comes time mind? Honeymoons, anniversary trips, romantic escapes. With blue water and remote soft-sand beaches, Fiji</i> …

Behind the Shot: Paddling Out and Missing a Huge Wave Off Namotu Island, Fiji

<i>See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery.</i><p>“I hope I get under this,” was the thought going through surfer <b>Sean Woolnough</b>‘s mind as he rose on this wave, named Love Shacks, off Namotu Island, Fiji. Woolnough had just paddled out for the first wave, missed it, and turned …

Fiji gains NZ aid after adopting constitution

New Zealand has eased sanctions and increased aid to Fiji after the Pacific island nation's military regime<br>adopted a new constitution last week.<p>New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says he welcomes the new constitution and Fiji's progress toward holding democratic elections.<p>Fiji's …

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Expedition Begins to Sacred Reef of Fiji

Changing Planet<p><b>Lau – Land of Islands Lost</b><p><i>This is the first of several blogs documenting an 8-day, marine expedition to Fiji.</i><p>Tomorrow we board our research vessel to embark on our journey to the remote reaches of Fiji’s oceans. We are headed to Lau Province, where communities hold their reefs sacred …

Wild at Heart: Scuba Diving in Fiji

From seductive reefs covered in rainbow-colored soft corals to heart-racing encounters with blacktip and tiger sharks, it's no wonder scuba divers …

Sponsored The Honeymooners' Guide to Fiji: 10 Things to Do

With its secluded white-sand beaches and palm trees, exotic far-away Fiji is impossibly romantic and the perfect honeymoon destination. So what makes this island chain, located in the South Pacific, worth the day-long trip to get there? Read on to find out.<p><b>1. Stay in a bure.</b><p>Tahiti is famous for …

You don't have to be a thrill-seeker to explore the beautiful limestone caves of Fiji (but it helps)

en_US<p>article<p>Caves are a part of the unknown world, the untouched. Like the dark side of the moon, many don’t get to experience the world’s deepest …

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In Fiji, diving with big, hungry sharks

Best Scuba Diving Destinations Around The World Bucket List

The first time I tried scuba diving was during a trial dive in Australia, in the Great Barrier Reef, and got hooked immediately. I found a new sport, …

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Cloud 9 Fiji, the Floating Bar in the Middle of the Ocean

Cloud 9 is a floating paradise located close to the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu. Situated in the turquoise waters of Vanua Malolo on Ro Ro Reef, …

Amazing Estate On The Fiji Islands Is Pretty Much What We Think Paradise Would Look Like (PHOTOS)

So, it looks like we've found paradise -- an amazing estate located in Viti Levu, Fiji Islands.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, the compound actually has three villas. Together, they boast four bedrooms and four bathrooms, each which have 20-foot ceilings and tall glass doors. Besides for …

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Halves rule in Manly Sea Eagles' win over Wests Tigers

The Tigers gave the home side a fright with Mitchell Moses' 73rd minute try, his second of the night, and they peppered Manly's line late on, but the …

James Maloney joins Cronulla Sharks

It is understood Napa's new contract is worth more than double his previous deal after developing from a fringe first-grader to Queensland's 18th man …

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Koroisau signs three-year Manly deal