Welcome to Fiji with a kava ceremony entering villages. From less formal kava ceremonies at some resorts for guests, etiquette demands bringing a gifted kava to the village as respect for the community. Travelling with a tour, this is prearranged by presentation of kava to the chief and mataqali (village elders)!
. SAY "Bula" then clap your hands once before accepting your drink. . After drinking the bowl (bilo) of Kava (one gulp only-no sipping allowed) hand the bowl back to the person who presented it to you and clap with cupped hand three times again. (clapping sound should be hollow, not sharp)
. Terms of Endearment: "low tide" - a small bowl of Kava; "high tide" - filled bowl of Kava.
. It is acceptable to decline Kava -put your hand up and shake your head when it is presented to you. It is no insult to your host/no explanation needed.
Go for an Island!
Go For a Small Ship Cruise
Luxury Island Cruising: Blue Lagoon Cruises, Captain Cook Cruises, Aranui! Cruise the Yasawa Islands, the Mamanucas, a different white sandy beach, coral atolls, lagoon every morning!
Kayak, coconut husking, basket weaving, tropical buffet lunches, fine dining, spa, kava, villages visits, music & entertainment. Mix a cruise and island stay! . 3-nt Southern Yasawa Island Cruise . 4-nt Nothern Yasawa Island Cruise . 7-nt Yasawa & Mamanuca Island Cruise . 7-nt Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise . 7-nt Fiji 4 Cultures Discovery Cruise . 11-nt Lau & Kadavu Cruise
Fiji Tips with PJ
bet on a good crab
enjoy sunset canapes
order champagne breakfasts
visit the sacred red prawns
visit a pearl farm
enjoy your privacy
dive with sharks
go deep sea fishing
sea kayak coral reefs
leave your bure once in a while!
a sunset island catamaran
add a Pure Fiji Spa Treatment
picnic on a deserted sand bar
choose a bure, bungalow or villa
outdoor open-air private showers
have a traditional Fijian wedding
Go for Adventure
Go for a Bure!
Go for the Culture
Go for the Diving!
‘The Soft Coral Capital of the World’ to ‘The Best Shark Diving Location in the World.’ Fiji is world class diving catering to all ages and qualifications. Diving in Fiji has so much to offer incl: wall dives, swim-throughs, caverns, canyons, incredible blue water encounters. You'll find the most colorful reef ecosystems on earth and the outer reefs boast some of the best pelagic and shark dives in the world!