Local Travel

Tinned tuna – Chicken of the sea

Tinned tuna – how could we possibly live without the canned fish in the Pacific Islands – especially during a pandemic or recession. Once touted as “chicken of the sea” by US servicemen, it’s easy to see the appeal of tinned tuna over fresh fish – it’s convenient, less messy than cleaning a whole fish...

Petroglyphs – The mystery of Vatulele’s spirit path and cliff paintings

After a 30-minute boat ride from Vatulele’s chiefly capital, Ekubu, we landed on a short sandy shoreline hit by blistering coastal winds. It was 10am and the sun was not in its usual spirited form. Skies were misty grey and shrouded by miserable falling confetti of rain. I had arrived on the island the night...

The return and Alice’s glass art journey

Inside Alice Hill’s annealing oven, glass designs take their turn cooling down. Before they ended up there, they are first carefully blown from molten glass removed from a crucible where the heat goes up to a daunting 1100-degrees centigrade. They are paddled into shape and resurrected to life, manifested in bottles, plates, and an endless array...

Unity and faith – Part 8

The view of the scaffolding that surrounds the Vunisei Methodist Church will only be around for another month or so. The goal of the $100,000 plus project is to ensure one of the oldest Methodist Church in Toga District remains viable, said Aminiasi Driu, Vunisei Church consultant. Mr Driu said the nearly 200 families that...

The history of Fiji tourism

Part 5 In 1970, Rory Scott, who was then the gen­eral manager of the Fiji Visitors Bureau, presented a paper to the Fiji Society entitled The Development of Tourism in Fiji since 1923. This article is based on that paper. THE Suva Tourist Bureau was born on May 1, 1923, the children of a body...

Feel welcome

Capricorn International Hotel is located on Queens Rd, Martintar Nadi. The 68-room hotel is conveniently located on the main highway for any travelling guests or corporate clients. All rooms are airconditioned and have basic room amenities, surrounded by gardens, swimming pool, beauty shop, bar and restaurant. Also available are nearby restaurants, shopping complex, cafes and...

The next big travel trend

Nanuku’s unique location at Pacific Harbour (affectionately known as Fiji’s Adventure Capital) allows guests to engage in a colossal catalogue of activities; all while enjoying an authentic, immersive Fijian experience. Today, we count down the top five adventures you can enjoy at Nanuku Auberge Resort in between massage and cocktails. Overnight camping on your own...

The beauty of the highland

The mountain is beautiful. That is what tourism operator, Danny Jason believes in. “The coast may have sand, sea and surf but the mountain has a different brand of beauty,” Danny says. That was exactly why he left his job in Nadi and the Coral Coast several years ago – to lure tourists to his...

Relax and enjoy your holiday

The secret to a truly restorative vacation starts with the journey. When you finally reach your destination, it can take a full 24 hours to relax to enjoy yourself. Since every minute of your trip is precious here are some tips on how you can make your holiday work in your favour instead of wearing...

Authentic flavours

KrishH Indian Cuisine and Gravity Bar is the place to go for authentic Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisines. Served in authentic flavours, their food is cooked in clay ovens or tandoor – a traditional style of the India North – West frontier region. This style of cooking requires great expertise especially chefs, since the meat is...

Something for all ages

After successfully hosting the second Beach, Beats & Eats “A Touch of Latin” event from Friday, August 21 to Sunday, August 23 the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa are excited to announce the next big event which will be held on Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27 with the “Oktoberfest”. The resort will be...

Domo ni Tutu – The tale of Vatulele’s sacred art – Part 2

On the island of Vatulele, most famous for its mythical red prawns and mysterious cliff wall paintings, hearing the monotonous heavy thud of wood against wood is something you won’t be able to evade. In fact, this sound has become so intrinsically woven into the islanders’ way of life, that not hearing the ike (mallet)...

Sweeten your lovo

Every nation has their iconic national dishes. They are recipes that are a reflection of that country’s settlement and have been passed down through generations. Their origins and heritage may have been borrowed from far away lands, but over the generations they have evolved to become distinctly Fijian. Putting down a lovo on Fiji Day...

Dr Bavou: Early presentation of cases still the best approach

Early presentation of cases is still the best approach in addressing gynaecological malignancies like ovarian and cervical cancer, says CWM hospital acting head of gynaecology Dr Moape Bavou. Officiating at the launch of the Gynaecological Month, Colonial War Memorial Hospital’s acting head of gynaecology Doctor Moape Bavou has called on women in the country to...

Relax and enjoy the sunset

Savasi Island Resort in Savusavu has just been recognised as one of the top hospitality businesses listed on the Tripadvisor website, worldwide. This gives the resort a new title of “Best of the Best” which exemplifies travellers’ ultimate, favourite businesses around the globe. Thanks to hundreds of glowing reviews in 2019, the boutique island resort...

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