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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

Coral Planting Program Boosts Reef Marine Life at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

An increase in marine life such as baby reef sharks has followed a coral planting program being undertaken by Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort as part of a wider Outrigger Resorts global OZONE (Outrigger’s ZONE) conservation initiative. In Fiji, the program has seen coral propagation racks and fish houses built as part of a teenager guest activity program organized by the...

Fijian Food Market

Produce Market of Nadi

Let’s walk around this wonderful market and let’s see what we can buy for lunch and dinner!! Very graphic and very cultural scenes from this very popular place here in Fiji. Take a stroll and mingle with the locals at the Nadi produce market. You can buy fresh and cheap fruits like paw paws, pineapples and bananas and from the friendly stall owners. When...

Plantation Island Resort Coral Planting Project

The Staff and Management of Plantation Island Resort are excited to announce the commencement of a new environmental initiative. The property has recently embarked on a Coral Gardening Project. The project aims to restore and enhance the shallow marine environment around Plantation Island along with a reduction in seagrass dominated areas through coral planting. This...

The Naqaqa Family Farm, Fiji

Description Beauty, song and the Garden of Eden in this second film in the series from Vanua Levu — a very magical and musical short about Setareki the farmer and his family at the Naqaqa farm, near Naidi Bay and at the foot of Mt. Serenitoba on the island of Vanua Levu, Fiji. (Naqaqa is pronounced Nanganga.) They grow Taro, Casava, and vegetables — and they sing...

Rabi performance at the Savusavu festival

Video Description Not a lot of people get to Rabi, which has a distinct culture. This video (which includes an interview with a Rabi elder) will will give you a taste of Rabi that I suspect you’ve never seen before. Enjoy… About Rabi Island Rabi (pronounced [ˈrambi]) is a volcanic island in northern Fiji. It is an outlier to Taveuni (5 kilometers west)...

First Time to Fiji: Day 12

First Time to Fiji: Day 12

In Namale we are greeted with song, drinks, and salusalus (leis.) Namale manages to be a luxury resort while maintaining a non-resort feel. All the thatched log buildings are beautifully designed with high ceilings and log pillars decorated with tapa. The staff is very impressive. Everyone had memorized our name by the time we check in. A beautiful wooden “Dan...