Tips and tricks for travel to the tropical islands of Fiji

April 18, 2012 · Print This Article

1. Bring crayons with you to give to the local children if you happen to visit a Fiji village.

2. Wear your heaviest clothing on the airplane i.e. tennis shoes, jeans & windbreaker as its probably the coldest you’re going to be - you might even get away with a carry on bag.  Look for slip on tennis shoes.

3. Leave room your carry on bag so you can pop into the duty free shop located next to the luggage carousel and pick up a few bottles of good New Zealand wine.

4. Bring a dark colored t-shirt to snorkel and kayak in so you back doesn’t sunburn (the sun will go thru a wet/white t-shirt.

5. When visiting a Fijian village, it is the local custom that Women must have their knees and shoulders covered so bring a pair of capri lenth shorts or a pareo and a short sleeve t-shirt.

6. Do not pack high heels - they will get ruined in the sand, instead there are some fabulous colored flip flops these days - they also take up less room.

7. When you participate in a traditional Fijian Kava Ceremony, ask for a “low tide” that means a small cup of kava as the taste is very unusual.  High tide means full cup!

8. When getting a massage, do not ask for a “hard” massage. The Women make tapa cloth by soaking tree bark and pounding it with a sledge hammer, chances are very good your masseuse is one of them - they are very strong!

For more ideas and advise on tropical island travel, contact the Travel Gal at or call 800 644-6659

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