- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
When you want to cool heels off in a wonderful location then Fiji island is the name which hits your priority list. There are reasons most apparent why so many tourists from across the atlas love to visit Fiji and choose their holiday in Fiji. An exotic ambiance, a plethora of sports activities and fascinating islands are a few things that have helped Fiji ranked among one of the must-visits island in the South Pacific.
Let us have a quick look as to why it is one of the best locations for your upcoming vacation.
With balmy temperatures hovering between 26 and 31 degrees Celsius (79 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit) few complain of the cold in Fiji. Clothes are needed for modesty only and life happens mostly outdoors. With all the sunshine no one is going to end up vitamin D deficient and plenty of rain keeps the land fresh and thriving with abundant food and clean water. This facilitates keeping in tune with nature, perhaps by enjoying the phases of the moon on warm nights, embracing the joy of a sunset or appreciating a happy jolt from cool raindrops on the skin.
Fiji has a very tight-knit society that is mostly village based. Even the cities feel small and aunts, uncles and cousins are likely to live in the same neighborhood. Kids are cared for by the community, and –yes nowhere is perfect – the crime rate is low. Young people are free to roam around and play. The bond between people and the support they offer each other is palpable. Perhaps it’s this solid base that makes Fijians so friendly and welcoming to visitors.
Fiji is known to have some of the best food in the South Pacific thanks to the Indian, Southeast Asian and Chinese influences blended with Melanesian staples like taro, tropical fruits, coconut, pork and seafood. Because it’s expensive to import food, much of what’s available is local, fresh and there’s an evolving organic kitchen garden movement from the individual level to villages and resorts. Just looking at the fruit dripping from the trees, the numerous fish in the ocean and the smells wafting from Indian restaurants is enough to make most people smile – and lick their lips.
No watch? No problem. No one hurries in Fiji. When plans are delayed, things don’t go as expected or something just slipped up somehow, people don’t worry or dwell, chances are they’ll take a nap, chat with a friend or have another bowl of kava. It’s amazing how much stress this elastic attitude about time alleviates. What will be will be, just keep on having a good time.