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Public Holidays in Fiji
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In case you hadn't heard, Ratu Sukuna Day and the National Youth Day have been officially dropped as public holidays in Fiji. Prime Minister Bainimarama noted that Fiji already has a high number of…Continue

Tags: public, holidays, Fiji, Youth, National

Started this discussion. Last reply by Collin McKenny Mar 28, 2010.

South Pacific Blog

Pacific Explorer Tour

The British tour operator Undiscovered Destinations has announced a 27-day Pacific Explorer Tour beginning and ending in Fiji.

Lonely Planet New Editions

Lonely Planet is bringing out new editions of five of their South Pacific travel guidebooks.

The Resilience of Easter Island

The Resilience of Easter Island, a new historical ethnography by Sebastiaan Roeling, outlines the history and culture of the island based on archaeological research and old ship logs.

Top 10 Travel Destinations

Veteran travel writer David Stanley lists his 10 favorite countries worldwide based on attractions, accessibility, safety, and price.

Reach For Paradise

In Reach for Paradise author Andrew Rayner describes eight years sailing the Pacific and the customs, traditions, culture, generosity, and beauty he found there.

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Diving, Language, Culture, Hiking, Sight Seeing, Golfing, Surfing, Flora & Fauna, Ocean Sports, Night Life, Other
I've visited/lived in/or would like to learn about
Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Mamanuca, Rakiraki, Ovalau, Kadavu, Yasawa, Other
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David Stanley is the author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific, Moon Fiji, and Moon Tahiti, published by Avalon Travel Publishing of Berkeley, California.

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Misguided Sanctions Used Against Fiji

It has been reported that American Samoa's nonvoting US congressman Eni Faleomavaega…

Posted on October 30, 2010 at 5:32pm — 1 Comment

Pacific Sun Drops Mana and Malololailai

On July 1, 2010, Pacific Sun stopped flying from Nadi Airport to Mana and Malololailai islands due to a "lack of economic performance" which is a polite way of saying "not enough bums on the seats". Mamanuca tourists now have no choice other than to use the regular catamaran services or expensive charter flights. The Mololo Cat to Malololai… Continue

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 3:40pm


I read in today's that "Fiji has passed a decree regulating surfing areas and wiping out existing business licenses to run surfing operations in the industry." This seems to indicate that waves like Cloudbreak off Tavarua Island, which were formerly restricted to upscale resort guests most of the time, are now to be opened to all surfers. If true, this will be quite… Continue

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

Green Travel Talk

Grace Fujimotu of Moon Travel Guides recently interviewed me about low-impact travel, the growing popularity of ecotourism, and how I became an early advocate for traveling green. The full interview is on…

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 6:59pm on December 6, 2009, Mika Leuck said…
Bula David! We enjoyed using Moon Fiji and Moon Tahiti during our trips. I hope you enjoy the new Fiji Guide.
At 10:31am on November 3, 2010, FUNKY FISH BEACH RESORT said…
Bula Dan .... thanks for the add......!!! Cool stuff that Moon Travle Guide!!! VINAKA.....
At 2:48pm on November 10, 2010, Kara Matai said…
thanks for the add............

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