Local Travel

Local Getaways : Best sailing experience

SABRE, South Sea Sailing’s latest addition to our portfolio, the 78-foot sailing catamaran is Fiji’s newest day cruise experience! Sabre takes you on a full day sailing experience through Fiji’s beautiful Mamanuca Islands, departing Port Denarau at 9.45am and returning at 4.45pm. On this sailing experience, SABRE will stop for the guests to be able...

What to pack for a trip

IF you are going on a holiday there are some important things that you need to consider packing before leaving to catch your flight. Apart from getting your documents sorted, its important to include items that can make your trip less stressful – especially from unexpected situations. Here are some important things from www.exoticca.com that...

Local Getaways : Visit the heart of the Mamanuca Islands

SITUATED on a Marine sanctuary in the heart of the Mamanuca Islands, and only 17 kilometres away from the mainland or 30-minutes by fast catamaran. It’s fun! It’s exciting and Beachcomber Island is definitely your place to get away for the weekend and spend the perfect day in paradise. Experience the many things you can...

Fiji’s re-opening if International borders and it’s impact on tourism

FIJI’S tourism industry has been one of the highest contributors towards its GDP (gross domestic product) with a contribution of 38 per cent to 40 per cent pre-pandemic. The sector took a huge hit with border closures and lockdowns globally, reducing to around nine percent of GDP. When Fiji re-opened its borders on December 1,...

Marine Sanctuary in Macuata

Situated on a Marine sanctuary in the heart of the Mamanuca Islands, and only 17 kilometres away from the mainland or 30 minutes by fast catamaran. It’s fun! It’s exciting and Beachcomber Island is definitely your place to get away for the weekend and spend the perfect day in paradise. Experience the many things you...

Indulge In Nature.

BEACHCOMBER Island Resort is experiencing an influx of day cruise passengers through our local market. It’s fun, it’s exciting and the Resort is definitely your place to get away from the city for the weekend and spend the perfect day in paradise. Bring the family, for an amazing day on our shores and experience the...

Sailing With The Winds.

WATCHING Seru Saumakidonu calmly control his two-man crew onboard a vessel held together by coconut sinew and ropes, is like watching a maestro conduct an orchestra. As the swell in waters off Leuleuvia Island began to toss the I Vola Siga Vou, a traditional iTaukei catamaran around, the Bua native began issuing orders on how...

Birth and rise of Queen Victoria School – Part 1

This year Queen Victoria School celebrates the 70th anniversary of it being based at Matavatucou in Tailevu. After many years of moving from one location to another, QVS finally arrived at its permanent home. In addition, this momentous event was also significant in another very important sense. QVS and its antecedents were originally intended to...

Cold Melbourne to warm Fiji experience

It took me 10 days and a visit to a village before I realised the biggest differences between Fiji and my hometown of Melbourne. Some differences were obvious and immediate – the weather for instance. When I stepped off the plane in Nadi I was greeted with blue skies and sunshine, whereas Melbourne just experienced...

The Defence Club’s famous dollar bills

Last week, Discovering Fiji took a rare glimpse into one of Defence Club’s most famous antiquated pieces – The Chandos wooden bar counter from London that has been on permanent loan to the Suva establishment since the colonial days. This week we shall consider a few rare items that grace the walls and interior of...

Discovering Fiji: Unlocking the potential of Buca bay

Last year’s Nabua street brawls are long gone. They were events that remind us of how precarious the future will be if youths — our future leaders — are unguided and show disrespect for the law. Those acts of hooliganism that made national headlines in October 2021 caused many families in the area to cringe...

The unhabited Vuaqava island

In the vast expanse of Lau’s pristine seas is an uninhabited island called Vuaqava. The island lies five kilometres South South West of Fiji’s Southern Lau Group and is normally visited by nearby villagers, mostly fishermen and women. However, what most people don’t know is that its interior basin is occupied by what could be...

Discovering Fiji: Macuata’s mystery lake and earthen boats

Close to 45 kilometres Northeast of Labasa, the hometown of the Babasiga Lions, the meandering road took me across unkempt tramlines, roadside mud pools and sprawling cane fields. In no time I was in the middle of nowhere, and everything seemed slow, strange and consumed by silence. All I felt was this — each dashing...

Tourism Talanoa: Our top markets are open

Living with COVID” approach to its many restrictions now following the high vaccination rate, successful border reopening and where the last virus variant has moved to. We have been through some dark times over the past two years but we’ve managed to get our heads above water for now, but not without some experiences with reopening that have taught us some hard lessons. Following...

Influx of day cruise – Spend a perfect day in paradise

Beachcomber Island Resort is experiencing an influx of day cruise passengers through our local market. While small in size it can accommodate up to 400 pax for day cruise. Beachcomber Island Resort activities — For water sports enthusiast free activities include;  Coral viewing/fish feeding; Snorkeling; and Turtle viewing Land based activities include; Putt – putt...

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