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FijiGuide updated for 2020 with a focus on Sustainable Tourism

Rob Kay, the Honolulu-based author of Lonely Planet’s original Fiji guidebook, along with Lautoka, Fiji-based web and applications developer David Barnes, have updated the online travel guide, FijiGuide. Fiji Guide features all original content including blogs, videos, and photos from...

Makaira Resort on Taveuni turns Reef Restoration into a Fine Art

Editor’s Note: A version of this story was published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser.  When Hawaii native Roberta Davis first came to Taveuni in 1986 she never could have dreamed she’d be on the leading edge of reef restoration. For her, discovering Taveuni was all about scuba...

In Fiji Sustainable Tourism is a Way of Life

Editor’s Note: A version of this story was published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser. When Oahu natives Rachel Holderbaum and Kainoa Cundall decided to set up Dua na Cegu, a fishing and free-diving resort on Waisalima Bay on Kadavu, a remote island in Fiji, they knew it would be a...

Frank Bainimarama reminds the world that climate change is a reality

For Fijians, climate change is not some abstract notion. Fiji is on the front lines, both as an island nation and, a leader in placing the reduction of carbon emissions atop the global agenda. And not a moment too soon. Since 1993, Fiji has recorded a 6 millimeter (0.2 inch) increase in...

Interview with Chef Mo Arun of the Grand Pacific Hotel

Arguably one of the most influential chefs in Fiji, Chef Mo Arun has become well known in recent years as a practitioner of the “Pacific Rim Authenticity Cuisine”.  A native of Nadi, he began his culinary career at the Fijian Hotel (now the Shangri-La) and Regent of Fiji (now...

Lautoka’s Hidden Secret, the Northern Club

I stumbled upon the Northern Club by chance. I needed to huddle with a business partner in Lautoka but had no idea where to stay that was friendly, clean, reasonably priced and hopefully interesting. A friend recommended the Northern Club. I didn’t know about their accommodations...