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5 reasons why visiting Fiji will change your view on the world

Fiji isn’t very big. It’s not a travel behemoth in size and doesn’t attract a tenth of the tourists that Australia does. And yet, Fiji towers above some parts of the region for travel wonder and has the ability to make you a Fijian convert.

1. The people are beautiful inside and out

As soon as you land in Fiji, you’ll hear the word ‘Bula’ used a lot. This is happily spoken to you by locals and there’s a reason for that. Fijians are beautifully happy people and that attitude is infectious. Where ever you stay in Fiji, you’ll be greeted by warm happy faces, which is always a plus when travelling.

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Friendly and laughing all the time! Trust us!

2. The Yasawa islands are like nowhere on Earth

Two thirds of the islands in Fiji are uninhabited, meaning it’s one of the most unspoilt places on Earth. The Yasawa Islands are a great example of how unspoilt the region is but also how vibrant, depending on your preference.  You see, visiting the Yasawas is a diverse experience and super easy to get around. Some islands provide ridiculously beautiful beach spots and others are vibrant party islands. It all depends whether you want a trip filled with beautiful, relaxing islands or adrenaline and party filled island adventure, you choose!

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Beachcomber, the party island!

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3. The food is phenomenal

Think you know fresh food? Then check out Fijian food and be surprised. You can go fishing out in the Pacific, catch a HUGE fish and cook it back at your hostel. How great is that? From insanely delicious swordfish, to the locally sourced fruit, your meals in Fiji will taste like the paradise you’re visiting.


Expect some serious fishing in Fiji

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4. It’s pure, unadulterated paradise

Just look at it!

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Beaches that dreams are made of

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Impressive jungles

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And wildlife that is magical

5. It’s authentic

Walk around quaint cities like Suva and Nada and you’ll realise this is a society cut off from the rest of the world. It is not a rich country by any means, but does that really affect the happiness of locals you meet? They are still helpful, friendly and always smiling.

Sometimes you find travel hotspots have lost their edge due to globalisation however, except for a handful of fast food restaurants in the major cities, you feel like you’re part of a different culture; a culture that will not stop making you smile.

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Suva markets

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If you think it’s time to say “BULA” and experience serene, south pacific beauty…

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Then stay at our Fijian hostels:
Coral Coast – The Beachouse

Nadi Bay Resort

Bounty Island Resort

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