If you wanted to be drawn with the natural resources of our world, you might want to peek to Fiji's crystal clear waters, coral reefs, and sand beaches. The nation of Fiji, which is comprised of a group of volcanic islands, is located in the South Pacific Ocean. The Fijians are the primary indigenous people of Fiji, and some are Indian descent. The island of Fiji is about more than 332 islands, and 110 are inhabited. Aside from the islands, Fiji has at least 500 islets too. The two largest islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu that makeup 87% of Fiji's total landmass. Due to the volcanic activities that were predominantly 150 million years ago in this place, it formed mountainous islands. Most of the mountains of Fiji are dormant and extinct volcanoes. The highest point of Fiji, which makes up 4,341 feet, is the Mount Tomanivi in Viti Levu.
1. The Power of Fijians Landing your feet on the grounds of Fiji might tell you about their weather already, which is warm. It also goes for the Fijian's warmth once you met them, for they have this very welcoming presence to their visitors. The main reason why they are friendly and warm is that they give importance and prominent notice with friendships. Feeling the warm weather with the accompaniment of warm people really gives a warm feeling. You might want to stay with them for a really long time.
2. Welcome through DrinkingGuests who are seeking for a favor to village chief must give Kava, a mildly narcotic drink made from mixing the powder root of the pepper plant with water and results in the sense of relaxation. Giving Kava served as a ceremonial gift if you are a visitor and asking for a favor to tour you around as part of the itinerary. Accepting guests in their village should be accompanied by a ceremonial atmosphere with the presence of Kava, for it has been a traditional part of the Fijians' lives. They believed that it is linked to their ancestral past; that is why it became their nation's traditional drink. In the ceremony, you will be able to experience sitting around in a circle on the floor, the process of making Kava will be shown and demonstrated by the leader. Don't miss the experience of drinking their national drink!
3. Delicious Fijian DishesDishes in Fiji undoubtedly tasty, for they are using traditional methods in cooking their specialties. For instance, the lovo, which is a traditional Fijian meal cooked underground. For the Fijians to prepare this, first, they must dig a hole in the ground and heating individual stones on the bottom layer that would help to cook the meal. The hole, filled with chicken that is wrapped in banana leaves, is then covered with dirt until it is smoking hot when the cooked food is uncovered and shared. The cooking process can take several hours.
4. Clear Waters, Visible TreasuresVast translucent blue waters will definitely attract your attention, and you might forget what time is it by the spectacular scenery of reflection of the sky through the rivers and lakes. Even the bottled water 'Fiji' came from the artesian aquifer in Viti Levu just beneath on the Yaqara Valley floor on the island, and its temperature has always been cold. The most relaxing and mind-blowing experience is to breathe all the refreshing air brought by nature. With the clarity of waters, the coral reefs, pinnacles, and wrecks that showcase an impressive diversity of soft corals and tropical fish will be clearly seen. Additionally, Fiji is known as the "soft coral capital of the world," boasting 4,000 square miles of coral reef housing over 1,000 species of fish. It truly is the reflection of the above!
5. Past and Present, the Dance RemainedThe traditional dance of the Fijians is called Meke. Their dance served as their artistic expression to retell the legends and tales that are passed generation to generation from their ancestors. It is a dance which tells a story at the same time. You got to listen and watch very well to get the narrative flow. Fijians performed the meke traditionally through creating the music by just clapping and chanting with a little bit accompaniment of a hollowed wood with bamboo sticks. Traditionally, mekes are generally performed by male-only or female-only groups; however, a modern introduction, the vakamalolo, already combines the two. Mekes are presented differently in a formal mekes, wedding mekes, and villages mekes
6. Breathtaking Beauty of NatureThere is so much to take in when you visit Fiji. You might hold your breath for a moment as you see the life of the sea, the sound of the falls, and vibrant colors of the surroundings. You might want to take a rest for a while and ended up sleeping because of the breeze that caresses your face. You might also open your eyes and just make your day productive by allowing yourself to sway with nature. Do horse riding, diving, snorkeling, hiking, and embracing life by merely appreciating nature while eating plates of seafood near the seas.