Tourism Fiji Blog

First Overwater Accommodation Opens on Fiji’s Main Island

12th April 2017

The islands of the Pacific are well-known for their idyllic images of overwater accommodation. Although it has so much to offer, this was one area where Fiji was sorely lacking…until now. Honeymooners and luxury holiday makers are excited with the news that Marriott has filled the void, opening up their brand new Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. The resort is the first on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu to offer overwater accommodation and is only the second of its kind for Fiji. The images speak for themselves really.

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Fiji’s Green Thumb

29th March 2017

Although Fiji is famous as a tropical island paradise, there’s more to holidays here than just kicking back on the beach. More and more, the holiday resorts of Fiji are trying to minimise their impact on the natural environment and provide guests with a more traditional and natural experience. Celebrated for their sustainable practices and spectacular, environmentally significant locations, these ‘green’ resorts offer a unique accommodation experience.

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Fiji Airways Announces Direct Flights From New Australian City

15th March 2017

Fiji Airways has rapidly been expanding its network. First came non-stop services to Qatar, then came direct flights to mainland China. Now, South Australia is set to get a little South Pacific love with Fiji Airways announcing it will commence twice weekly flights to Fiji from Adelaide. The airline has revealed it plans to offer services Mondays and Fridays from Adelaide to Nadi from 30 June 2018.

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Fiji Resort Food Receives An Upgrade

1st March 2017

Fiji’s resort food is undergoing an overhaul. No longer are choices limited to a buffet of soggy vegetables and fried food restocked every 15 minutes. Thanks to Australian-born chef Lance Seeto, Fiji’s resort food has a new reputation for making local produce the hero and for offering more upmarket options, even for simple casual dining. Fine dining at resorts is also making a comeback, offering an improved quality not just in ingredients but also the experience.

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Top 5 Romantic Fiji Resorts

15th February 2017

The idyllic islands of Fiji are filled with romance. From breathtaking sunsets to pristine private beaches and tropical island hideaways, Fiji holidays are the perfect way to spend some quality time with that someone special. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, tying the knot, renewing your vows or just want to enjoy some romantic time together in paradise, these romantic Fiji resorts are the ideal way to keep the magic of Valentine’s Day romance burning.

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Volunteer Tourism Takes Off in Fiji

1st February 2017

Only in Fiji could the concept of holidaymakers pitching in to help build community projects while paying for the privilege succeed however Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort general manager Peter Hopgood has managed to do just that. A part-time resident of the Sunshine Coast, Hopgood created the community tourism project seven years ago and as improbable as it seems, the concept has really taken off.

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Fiji Luxury: Island Villa Stays

18th January 2017

Whether you’ve got expensive taste or just enjoy the finer things in life, five star resorts might be your go-to when booking a holiday. However, if you’re starting to feel fatigued by all these fancy hotels and want to try something different without sacrificing on all the little comforts you’ve come to enjoy – why not try a villa?

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International Recognition For Fiji Education

4th January 2017

On a recent visit to Fiji, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders hailed Fiji’s education system after meeting with staff and students of Viseisei Primary School. Impressed with the education system in Fiji, the Deputy Prime Minister spoke to management at the school and praised Government initiatives that ensure all children have access to education.

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Fiji Airways Makes Check In Easier For Melburnians

14th December 2016

The organised travellers among us love to skip the queues at the airport by taking advantage of online check-in, but between getting your suitcase packed and getting to the airport on time sometimes this convenience is forgotten. This means joining the line with every other passenger on your plane to check-in, sometimes with heavy bags and screaming children in tow. For Melburnians travelling to the beautiful islands of Fiji, relaxation starts the moment you arrive at the airport thanks to the new self check-in kiosks from Fiji Airways.

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Discover the Real Fiji

9th November 2016

For most Australians, Fiji holidays are synonymous with the tropical island resorts of Nadi and the Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups. While these resort-based holidays are popular for obvious reasons, there is so much more to Fiji.

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Fiji for All

26th October 2016

Fiji is known as a relaxing tropical oasis and welcoming Pacific Island. Located under 4 hours from the east coast of Australia, it’s a popular holiday destination for Aussie families and couples. Whether you’re after exclusive private islands and fine dining or basic island bures and roadside grills, Fiji offers the perfect island escape not matter your budget.

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Fiji Airways Celebrates Fiji Day

12th October 2016

Monday 10 October marked the celebration of Fiji Day, the culmination of a week of festivities known as Fiji Week. Commemorating the 46th anniversary of Fiji's independence, the occasion was celebrated in a number of ways but perhaps what was the biggest honour of all was the restoration of the Fijian flag on the aircraft of Fiji Airways.

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Can You Survive Fiji's Mana Island?

28th September 2016

While Australian's might be tuning in to see the teams battle it out in Samoa, the first episode of season 33 of the American reality TV series Survivor has aired and this time, the castaways are competing to outwit, outplay and outlast in Fiji's Mamanuca Islands. The episode aired to 9.25 million US viewers.

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Fiji: A Cruisey Place To Holiday

14th September 2016

When most people imagine a holiday to Fiji, they picture themselves sipping cocktails flat out on a sun lounge by the pool of a luxury resort or snorkelling the pristine waters that surround the islands. While this might be entirely accurate, there's a new way to experience the warm hospitality of a Fiji holiday that offers all this and more. Fiji cruises are a unique way to enjoy a relaxing break onboard a stylish yet intimate ship, visiting islands that are rarely visited by tourists and experiencing the friendly Fijians in their natural homes, living the sweet and simple life.

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Fiji Fisherman Needs Bigger Boat After Monster Wahoo Catch

31st August 2016

Every fisherman hopes for that monster catch. The one that they'll be talking about for years to come. The one that doesn't get away. This week in Fiji, Australian expat and spear fisherman Jaga Crossingham managed to do just that. Some may roll their eyes at the old about 'you're going to need a bigger boat' but in Crossingham's case the sheer size of his fish might leave him with no other choice after catching a monster Wahoo.

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Fiji Rugby Sevens Make History with Gold in Rio

17th August 2016

History was made last Friday when Fiji's men's rugby sevens team stormed their way to victory and the country's first Olympic gold medal. Incredible scenes erupted both on the Olympic field and back home in the idyllic tropical island of Fiji when the nation practically came to a stop to watch the team take victory over Great Britain in what was also the first Olympic gold for any small Pacific nation.

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World Willing on Fiji Rugby Sevens at Rio Olympics

3rd August 2016

There's been some controversy surrounding the upcoming Olympic games in Rio. However despite ill-finished accommodation, drug cheats and local crime sprees, there's one brave team who the whole world is behind - the Fiji rugby sevens.

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Fusion Dining with Fiji's Own Jamie Oliver, Chef Lance Seeto

20th July 2016

Celebrating Fiji Airways' new route between Nadi and San Francisco, chef Lance Seeto created the country's first ever gourmet standard pop-up restaurant by the 15th hole of the famous Denarau Golf & Racquet Club. Affectionately dubbed the Neil Perry of Fiji, Seeto is renowned for his award-winning restaurants, weekly newspaper column and airline culinary ambassadorship. However at age 50, Seeto perhaps has more in common with celebrity chef Jaimie Oliver these days.

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Fiji Powered by the Sun

6th July 2016

Fiji has long been known of the land of sunshine and thanks to an innovative new start-up company the country could soon be running on it. Making its mark as a leader in renewable energy, Sunergise is a rapidly growing business that is focused on supplying the corporate sector with renewable energy.

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Fiji Airways Announces New Services To America

22nd June 2016

Ever sat scrunched up on a 14 hour flight from Australia to the United States of America and wondered why, in all our modern day technological advances, flying this route has to take so long and feel so bad? You're certainly not alone, and thanks to Fiji Airways you could be swapping engine noise for the sound of waves lapping the shore.

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Champion Surfer Mick Fanning Future Undecided

8th June 2016

Three-time world champion surfer Mick Fanning remains undecided about his future despite returning to the World Surf League 2016 Fiji Pro Tour. Fanning took a break from the pro tour this season after a horror year in his personal life which included a shark attack at Jeffreys Bay, the breakdown of his marriage and the death of his brother.

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Own Your Own Fiji Villa

25th May 2016

Ever dreamed of packing it all up and moving to your own private tropical oasis? Well start packing, because for the same price as a basic family home in the suburbs you can own your own designer beach villa on the pristine shores of Fiji.

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Fiji Has Earned Place on PGA European Tour

27th April 2016

Fiji has just been announced as having earned a place on the PGA European Tour thanks to the continued expansion of the Fiji International event, which will be co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and PGA European Tour. As the two bodies agree to grow their relationship, it looks like the biggest winners of the Fiji International could be Australian professionals when the event is held at Natadola Bay from October 6-9.

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Fancy Owning Your Own Fijian Island?

13th April 2016

Most Australians dream of scooting off to the pristine beaches of Fiji, but now, if you're rich enough, you could buy your own Fijian island. Bounty Island is for sale. Located in the Mamanuca group of islands, Bounty Island measures 19.4 hectares and is conveniently close to Port Denarau. It's now also up for sale by international tender.

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Cyclone Winston Charity Breakfast

23rd March 2016

A couple of weeks ago the Cyclone Winston Charity Breakfast was held in a number of Australian cities in conjunction with Tourism Fiji, Fiji Airways and Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Members of the Australian travel industry attended to be updated on Fiji's recovery from Cyclone Winston and in a bid to raise much-needed funds to support the Fijian families affected by Cyclone Winston.

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Fiji: Cyclone Winston Update

2nd March 2016

Tropical Cyclone Winston tore through Fiji on 20 February 2016 with winds of up to 330km per hour. The small island nation was lashed by the storm which left damage, devastation and sadly, death, in its wake. At the time of publication, the death toll has reached 29 and thousands are without their homes, food or water. Unfortunately the people of Fiji have once again been faced with Mother Nature's worst, and our hearts are with them as they begin to rebuild their communities, displaying their characteristic strong sense of resilience.

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First Fiji Wedding Expo To Make Planning Your Big Day Easy

17th February 2016

Hot on the heels of that romantic holiday, Valentine's Day, Tourism Fiji has announced a new wedding expo is to be held in March, showcasing more than 50 products and services specialising in Fiji weddings. Last Thursday, over 60 industry representatives met in Namaka at the Tourism Fiji Head Office to be briefed on the inaugural Tourism Fiji Wedding Expo.

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Castaway Your Cares In Fiji

3rd February 2016

There's a certain energy on board flights to Fiji - happy holidaymakers as loud as their shirts, kids finally switching off from their screens and flight attendants serving out a sneaky extra bottle of wine or two. Leave your cares at the departure gate, for there is no place for them in Fiji. Even an unlucky delay at Fiji's Nadi Airport isn't so unlucky, offering an extra glimpse of the island's gorgeous, glittering coastline.

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Is This Fiji's Most Challenging Golf Course?

13th January 2016

While golf may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Fiji, it may surprise you to learn that there are some fantastic Fiji golf opportunities and championship events including the Championship Opens for both ladies and men. There are a wide range of golf courses in Fiji, from basic 9-hole courses and 18-hole championship courses all the way up to the granddaddy of them all, the 72 par championship course of Natadola Bay.

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How To Avoid Scams in Fiji

1st December 2015

Just like anywhere in the world, there are people who will try to take advantage of the situation. Even the local cabbie goes the 'long way' sometimes. Although it's home to some of the friendliest locals in the world, there are also some people in Fiji who will attempt to take advantage of good-natured or hapless tourists. The best way to avoid being taken advantage of is to familiarise yourself with the local culture and customs.

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Hollywood Love Affair with Fiji

2nd November 2015

Fiji has become a mecca for movie makers, however Hollywood's love affair with Fiji dates back further than you'd think. In fact major motion picture movies have been being made in Fiji for more than 70 years. With many Fiji holiday packages offering tours to showcase some of the more memorable filming locations, you too can re-enact some of the most famous scenes from your favourite movies.

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Fiji Takes Over 2015 Rugby World Cup

11th September 2015

Fiji has put in some impressive performances for the 2015 Rugby World Cup and rugby fever has well and truly taken hold. Having delights the crowds for years, 2015 has seem them really up the ante. Fans have repaid them in kind, following them all the way to Twickenham flying their bright blue flags and bearing their flower garlands. Catch some of the up and coming names in Fijian rugby in action with a holiday to Fiji. Sit back and cheer them on or even join a game with the locals with these Fiji holiday packages.

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Fiji Weddings Fit For Royalty

24th June 2015

Fiji is a popular destination for both weddings and honeymoons. However it's not just holiday makers who enjoy celebrating their special day in this tropical island paradise, many celebrities and royals have included Fiji in their weddings and honeymoons. In fact, Prince Carl Philip and his new bride Princess Sofia of Sweden are currently enjoying their honeymoon in Fiji.

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Fiji on Four Wheels

19th May 2015

Although not usually the most common option for those visiting Fiji, navigating the islands on four wheels can be a fun and unique experience. Whether you're a Fiji first timer or know the place like the back of your hand, driving in Fiji as part of your holiday is a different way to explore at your own pace. There are a number of Fiji car rental kiosks on the island so whether you just want a small car to help get you from A to B or want to bring out the big guns with a 4WD, there are a great range of rental cars to choose from.

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Fiji Holidays A Hole In One

18th March 2015

Although golf may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Fiji, you may be surprised to learn that Fiji is in fact a golfer's paradise. The island's spectacular scenery, tropical climate, laidback lifestyle and beautiful resorts offer the perfect conditions to work on your game and your tan.

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Dive Into A Fiji Holiday

3rd February 2015

Whether you're an experienced diver or a first timer, diving in Fiji is an incredible experience. The warm, clear water offers great visibility, all the better to see the myriad of colourful corals and tropical fish. Although every dive in Fiji will be different, each dive will be equally enjoyable and rewarding. Not just the dive itself, the instructors make before and after your dive a wonderful experience as well, making sure you get the most out of your dive.

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Fiji Thrashed by NZ on Oceania Opening Night

20th January 2015

Last night marked the opening game of the Oceania Netball Series at Suva's Vodafone Arena which saw New Zealand's Silver Ferns thrash the Fiji Pearls with an 81-21 score which was heavily dominated by the Ferns. Eager to redeem themselves after their last match in Singapore in 2011 during the World Netball Championship, which saw the Pearls beaten once again 25-80.

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Fiji Goes On Tour

22nd October 2014

When you think of a holiday to Fiji it probably brings to mind images of smiling friendly faces, crystal clear waters, tropical cocktails and hammocks on the beach. While all of these things are true, a holiday to Fiji isn't just about doing as little as possible. Although you can choose to do as much or as little as you like, you might be surprised to know that there are actually plenty of things to see and do in Fiji aside from your resort's poolside cocktail menu.

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Fiji - Nothing Compares!

16th September 2014

Fiji is a stunning destination in the South Pacific known for its beautifully clear waters, sun kissed beaches and friendly locals. But you already know all of that, that's why you want to holiday there! However, with so many options to choose from, planning your trip can feel the exact opposite of fun and relaxing. But did you know that out of the 150 accommodation providers there are to choose from, you can easily compare them all in one place? Well you can!

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Cruise into a Fiji Holiday

6th August 2014

A treasure trove of stunning destinations, Fiji is a popular holiday destination all on its own. However, what better way to explore the tropical islands than with one of the wonderful Fiji cruises on offer.

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Good Things Come in Small Packages

8th July 2014

It's often said that good things come in small packages and while that may be true, when it comes to Fiji good things come in all kinds of sized packages and that's just how we like it. In fact when it comes to Fiji, good things come in small packages, medium-sized packages and huge packages. The choice is yours and that's precisely what makes Fiji holiday packages so popular - that and their excellent value for money.

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Fiji Resorts with Meal Plans

23rd June 2014

Fiji is renowned as a family friendly and affordable overseas holiday destination that has become a favourite with Australians thanks to its short and easy access. Renowned for its spectacular marine life and coral, stunning tropical weather, wonderful beaches, friendly natives and gorgeous natural attractions, we all know a big part of any holiday is the food and with these Fiji resorts with meal plans, you can enjoy fantastic food all built into the price of your holiday package. Forget about trying to find someone to fit your purse or wallet in your swimmers, Fiji resorts with meal plans mean everything is taken care of before you even arrive.

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No Such Thing As Winter

15th May 2014

Just like many parts of Australia, Fiji is known for its friendly locals, golden beaches, stunning sunny days and warm tropical climate. However, unlike most of Australia, in Fiji there is no such thing as winter. The Fiji weather and climate lends itself to a holiday at any time of year, but particularly in winter for those visitors who wish to escape the colder climes of home.

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Renting a Car in Fiji

2nd May 2014

When it comes to getting around Fiji, walking is a wonderful way to take in the local sights and scenery however for those destinations a little further away taxis are an easy and affordable way to get from A to B. The major tourist attractions are most easily accessed on tours that provide transport and many resorts also offer courtesy shuttles for getting around. Although it's not recommended for first timers to Fiji, renting a car is also a great way to get off the beaten track and really explore the island at your own pace.

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Discovering the real Fiji

14th March 2014

When you think of a holiday to Fiji, no doubt it evokes visions of long lazy days spent on the beach and there's good reason for that, as that is what makes holidays to Fiji so popular. However, there is more to Fiji than just working on your tan. In fact, you may be surprised to find that there are actually a wide range of things to see and explore while in Fiji.

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Fiji Golf Pure Paradise

21st February 2014

All eyes are on the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course as we head towards May and the Pure Fiji Ladies Open. Getting to the business end of the competition, the men will get their chance to prove their skills in June with the Nadi Airport Golf Club's Nadi Open. Whether you consider yourself an amateur, a pro or somewhere in between, there are plenty of places to practice your swing in Fiji.

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Dive Into Fiji

31st January 2014

Fiji is a popular holiday destination in the Pacific known for its relaxed lifestyle, beautiful beaches, friendly locals and wonderful weather. However, one of Fiji's biggest attractions is its crystal clear waters and the fantastic diving opportunities they offer.

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Celebrity Style: Weddings in Fiji

6th January 2014

Fiji is renowned as a tropical island paradise and is increasingly popular as a wedding and honeymoon destination, however did you know that many celebrities have also chosen Fiji as the location for their wedding?

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Christmas in Fiji

19th December 2013

While some parts of the world are celebrating a white Christmas by making snowmen and baking hot roast dinners with all the trimmings, Christmas in Fiji is a different experience entirely.

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