1996, Fiji Guide has provided readers with all they need to plan
and book a vacation. This includes practical advice on
accommodations, scuba diving, dining, surfing, trekking and even
kava drinking. In short, I will steer you to the very best Fiji has
This is the first major update of Fijiguide in many years. It's
long overdue and I thank you for your patience.
Is Fiji safe for tourists? It's a question I'm regularly asked. The
answer is yes. You'll still be safer in Fiji than most places on
the planet. The politics, while at times disconcerting, don't
impact the visitor. The recent devaluation of the Fiji dollar makes
it even more of a bargain. The Fijians really can use the commerce.
With all the travel advisories, visitor arrivals are down and staff
hours at most resorts are cut back. The Fijian people need your
For those who follow politics one of the best blogs I've found is
Way it Was, Is and Can Be
. For other recommended reading visit
articles I've posted a few links on the bottom of the history page
of this website. Now a little about
me: I'm the original author of the Lonely Planet Travel
Survival Kit to Fiji
and the recipient of the
Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award
. I have
covered the Fiji Islands as a journalist for the past 30 years. I
visit Fiji regularly to stay abreast of developments. Fiji is my
adopted home. I know it, love it, and want my fellow travelers to
experience the best it has to offer.
Special thanks to Paddy Ryan
.who has provided a great deal
of photography on the site (including a national history gallery)
and Dame Jane
for images from her wonderful vintage postcard
collection including some great photos of Fiji's yesteryear. My
biggest mahalo is to Dan Leuck and Mika Terada
orchestrated and designed this latest incarnation of Fijiguide.com.
They also provided me with countless photos and videos. The best
darn web people in Hawai'i and probably west of the Mississippi. If
you have any comments regarding these pages let me hear from you.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org