There are many different reasons why travel is so infinitely rewarding. It allows us the chance to escape from the concerns of home and work. It offers us an opportunity to immerse ourselves in new cultures, and see stunning wonders of nature and human endeavor. What’s more, because there are different kinds of vacation for different moods, travel is a gift that just never stops giving. There are vacations that offer the ultimate sensory experience, throwing you right into the heart of a thriving metropolis and letting you sample every sight, sound and taste there is to offer before shopping your way back to your hotel. There are vacations that offer the chance to pit your skills and endurance against the brute force of nature in any number of extreme sporting trips. And then, of course, there are those vacations that give you the chance to relax and unwind amidst jaw-dropping natural beauty as you enjoy refreshing drinks and sumptuous food.
But there are so few vacation spots that offer us a little of everything, which is why Fiji is such a wonderful destination, prized by so many as the ultimate place to get away. From honeymooners to families wanting a relaxing getaway to surfing nuts looking to catch the ultimate wave, there are many who consider it the perfect destination. Here are some reasons why this Polynesian paradise deserves a space on any bucket list…
There are many Fiji travel packages out there that help you get more of what matters to you. But no matter which kind of package you choose, you’re sure to enjoy world class accommodation at a private island hotel where you’ll be treated like royalty throughout your stay. With you relax in opulent surroundings with attentive staff helping you feel completely relaxed and at home. And with exquisite spa and massage facilities available, you’ll allow your body and mind to unwind completely in a glorious combination of natural and architectural beauty.
For some, golf offers the ultimate combination of relaxation and challenge. This test of skill and precision is a great way to relax and unwind in stunning tropical surroundings. The jewel in Fiji’s golfing crown, however, has to be the famous Natadola Bay golf course. Home to the Fiji Open it was designed by legendary Fijian golfer Vijay Singh and is a must-play for seasoned golf enthusiasts and casual players alike.
Wonderful people with a rich cultural heritage
Whenever you travel overseas, it’s the warm welcome of the locals that really makes a great vacation spot. And Fiji has some of the happiest, friendliest inhabitants you could ever hope to meet. Fijian people are proud of their gorgeous archipelago and welcome visitors with warmth and pride. A melting pot of Indian and Polynesian cultures, Fiji has a rich cultural heritage which is reflected in everything from the arts and architecture to the food (which you’d better believe we’ll get to). From fire walking ceremonies to Kava drinking ceremonies and the indigenous Meke dance performances Fijian culture is as fascinating as it is exotic.
Luxurious (but surprisingly healthy) food
Of course, one of the best things about going to an exotic new location is getting to try its sumptuous delicacies for yourself. And generations of Indian influence have lent the Fijian cuisine an extremely varied palate which will cater to lovers of spice as well as those who prefer subtler flavors.
Indigenous Fijian food uses a lot of seafood, mild spices and subtle flavorings while Indian Fijian food brings rice, spice and everything nice. The use of coconut cream, sweet potato and other natural goodies gives Fijian cuisine a rich and indulgent flavor and texture profile. However, because it uses so many natural, locally sourced ingredients and processed fare is minimal in Fiji, it is as healthy as it is hearty.
For those who whom golf is far too sedate a sport, Fiji offers some of the most exhilarating breaks in the South Pacific. The island resort of Tavarua, in particular, is a mecca to surfers from all over the world, frequently playing host to the nation’s pro surfing events. The Cloudbreak wave is a golden chalice for many surfers, but there are also many smaller breaks where less confident surfers can practice at a more relaxed pace. Sigatoka Beach on the Coral Coast is a very popular spot as is Bega Island just south of the main island.
Whether you’re looking for relaxation or exhilaration, Fiji really does have it all.