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Author - Dave Barnes

Fiji-based half of the team is an App Developer and web designer. Founder of Whats on Pacifica, he also provides Social Media, daily maintenance, updating, SEO, and research

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One Year Of Malamala Beach Club In The Idyllic Mamanucas

Malamala Beach Club, dubbed as one of the first exclusive island beach clubs in the world, will celebrate its first anniversary this month. It is owned by South Sea Cruises, Fiji’s largest marine tourism operator. The beach club opened its doors for the very first time in August last year. Malamala Island is a 5.5 acre island paradise that sits on a reef shaped like...

Wild honey harvesting inspires a new guest experience

Sustainable produce is second nature at Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour, Fiji). Everything from dragonfruits, cacao and sour soap to vanilla bean plants are harvested on the  rich, fruitful soil of Nanuku’s 550-acre private estate. The recent inauguration of the Nanuku Bee Hive, which is estimated to produce 8-10 litres of wild honey per annum has paved the...

Homestay Tourism Growing In The Yasawa Group

Homestay tourism is becoming very popular in the Yasawa Group as visitors are opting to enjoy the village and cultural experience rather than staying in resorts. New Zealand tourists Casey Kaczmarczyk and partner Janine Bidmead said it gave them a chance to meet people, enjoying their company and experience the Fijian culture. The couple are currently on a one week...

Fiji Airways, Alaska Airlines Open Up More US Cities to Fiji

Strengthened Codeshare Agreement grows San Francisco hub, connecting a further 18 American destinations  Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and Alaska Airlines continue to strengthen their codeshare partnership, with the latest expansion adding a number of destinations to Fijian carrier’s network via its San Francisco hub. Guests of both airlines can now easily...

5th Fiji International Golf Tournament

Gold level sponsor InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa together with the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course is highly anticipating the 5th Fiji International tournament which begins this week over 2-5 August. Tri-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, Asian Tour and European Tour, the event has attracted top golf stars with its increasing...

Meandering Mates with Bindiya

Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Event Back by popular demand! Freshwater Macroinvertebrate scientist Bindiya Rashni will lead another Meandering Mates Hunt to find the critters that live in a stream. But this time, we’ll be in a new location: The Garrick Reserve in Namosi Province. We’ll be using the Traffic Light Bio-indicator designed by Bindiya to assess...

Fiji Airways Launch Japanese Flights

Fiji Airways launches direct Nadi-Narita flights

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline today launched its direct flight to Japan with a celebration at Nadi International Airport. The flights will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Nadi to Narita International Airport.  (Nadi-Narita flights) With the launch of the services, Fiji Airways became the 100 th airline to serve Narita Airport...

Newly – Leased Plane Named After Beqa

Fiji Airways Airbus A300 The naming of a Fiji Airways Airbus A300 as the Island of Beqa will be an opportunity for the airline to highlight the special qualities and attractions with people around the world. Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made the comments to elders and people of Beqa and guests, who were at the Fiji Airways hangar at...

Fishing Ceremony from Bau–seen from the air

Never before seen from above, a traditional ceremony from the chiefly island of Bau to lift a fishing and swimming tabu following a chiefs passing. A big thank you to Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua, Ratu Epenisa Seru Cakobau, and everyone from Bau, Lasakau and Soso! About Bau Tourism, whether on land or from the sea, has never before now been permitted to venture anywhere...

Bau Temple, Fiji

Bau Island Fiji – Modern History Tours

Estimated times Bau Island 4 hours | Naililili Church 2 & half hours Bau Temple, Fiji FIJI VOYAGE DAY TOUR to her CHIEFLY ISLAND of BAU (Mbau). A small island with a big name! Bau is the centre of Fiji’s Modern History. Location of BAU Island Historical Footage of BAU Island Tour Details OVERVIEW – VIP Small-Group Off the east coast of the main island...