Top Reasons to Visit Fiji
Home has always kept people from going to places. We want the fine life, we hungry for adventure and we thirst for a taste of nature, but, oftentimes, the pursuit of these wonderful things requires us to leave home, our comfort zone.
But, there is a place in the far end of the southern pacific where everybody is at home; where the skies and the oceans belong to everybody; where at least for a moment everyone gets the chance to have an entire island all for himself or for his family; where for a moment or so, all the good things in life are finally home. Welcome to Fiji.
Over 200 thatched huts or bures, as what they are locally called, sits quietly in Navala Village, one of the very few villages in Fiji where all houses are made from traditional materials. It is a tapestry of naked beauty woven from golden sun-beams. By tradition, anyone who visits Navala is bonded with everybody else, the natives and the tourists alike, this bond is sealed by a sip of the traditional Fijian drink mixed with roots from the Yaqona tree, and the ceremony itself is called the Yaqona Ceremony.
Fiji is home to the Great Astrolabe Reef, the world’s fourth largest barrier reef. Astrolabe is a 120-km stretch of remarkable coral structures hosting a great diversity of marine ecosystem. For those who thirst for underwater adventure, the Great Astrolabe Reef is a sure first-class diving location.
With a total of 322 islands and islets, it is not quite surprising why everything one could imagine about water adventures is in fact present in Fiji – from a variation of sailing tours to intimate wildlife interaction, to being in secluded and inhabited islands; from a selection of resorts nesting on the white-sand beaches the Mamanuca Island collection to the small coral and volcanic islands of Yasawa – all these and more when you visit Fiji.
The collection of volcanic peaks stretching up to a thousand feet above ground in a 15000-hectare forest is an astonishing highlight to any Fiji-visits. More than these peaks which chip-off from time-to-time to kiss the ocean lashing its cliffs, Bouma National Park hosts adventures like walks along forest edges, explorations of cove beaches and waterfalls.
Though it is true that hopping from one personalized paradise to another can be a little too costly, one can actually be home in Fiji without the worries of spending too much money. All you have to do is enjoy yourself, bathe in the sun, breathe the breeze, and dip to some of the shores. Not everything in Fiji has a price, in fact, the Fiji-visit itself can be priceless.