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Tours to Fiji by Rob Kay? Anyone interested?
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Indulge me this once. I need to take an informal  poll of members.  I'm thinking that it might be fun to do private tours of Fiji led by yours truly perhaps quarterly.  The question is,…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Money Apr 6, 2010.

Continental Adds service to Fiji
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Maybe this is old news but ... Continental airlines is resuming service to Fiji from Honolulu and Guam beginning Dec 18 2009.I've been waiting for this for years. The flights from Guam’s A.B. Won Pat…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert F. Kay Feb 1, 2010.


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"Hi Vivian, appreciate your interest in We're going to be launching a new version shortly. Would you be interested in being a beta tester?  If so we can show you before we launch. "
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Healthy Island Living: Tukavesi, Fiji

"Great video...thanks for the contribution"
Oct 20, 2017

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I'm interested in
Diving, Language, Culture, Hiking, 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
Tell us a bit about yourself, your profession, reason for visiting, etc
I'm the original author of the Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit. has been in evolution for the last 14 years. I'm currently a resident of Honolulu.

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Expedia's promo video on Fiji

Expedia's promo video on Fiji. Comprehensive but very commercial. Some useful information and spectacular land and seascape footage...

Posted on November 12, 2016 at 1:30pm

Rabi performance at the Savusavu festival

Not a lot of people get to Rabi, which has a distinct culture. This video (which inlcudes an interview with a Rabi elder) will will give you a taste of Rabi that I suspect you've never seen before. Enjoy...

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

University of Hawaii teachers and students initiate relief funding for Cyclone Winston victims

Editor's Note: This message was sent to me by Ashley McGuigan from the University of Hawaii who has established fund raising efforts to aid Fiji.

Cyclone Winston

On February 20-21, 2016 the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere pummeled Fiji leaving destruction, death, and shock in…

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 10:00am

Winston's Wrath--The Aftermath of the Cyclone

Editor's Note:  Thanks to Managing Editor Serah Pettigrew for assembling this blog.

After being hammered by cyclone Winston with winds of 230km per hour, and gusts of up to 325 km/h Fiji, has been left with homes and livelihoods destroyed. Many Fijians are still cut off from utilities, telecommunications, and essential medical services.

Remote islands such as…


Posted on February 23, 2016 at 10:30pm

Comment Wall (60 comments)

At 3:00pm on November 8, 2009, Amanda Atkinson said…
Rob, this site is really great. I love how interactive and user friendly it is. Lots of great info and pics. I assume once it goes live you won't have to join as a member to look around - That's just for making comments and joining groups, right?
At 3:50pm on November 10, 2009, Bruce Golder said…
Yeah Rob
I've been a contributor since 2001. Often posted comments on Octopus Resort (my favourite) plus life in Fiji in general, following a 2 year work assignment I had there in 2001/2002.
My handle was BruceHG and later BruceG.
Congratulations on your new format. I hope the contributions build back up to what they were 5 years ago.
Bruce Golder
At 1:38am on November 11, 2009, Bruce Golder said…
You've nailed me Rob! Yes I'm the engineer. Built a factory for Nestle at Ba and moved a Maggi 2 minute Noodles Line from Auckland. Look out for the factory on the right as you approach Ba before the river. Have lots of memories and stories to tell of my experiences arpund Viti Levu and the inner islands. Hven't visited for 3 years but will be back. Have you contacted Marilyn in NZ?
Bruce Golder
At 10:33am on November 13, 2009, Collin McKenny said…
Bula, Rob! When will we see you down HERE in Heaven??? Cheers, Collin
At 11:01am on November 16, 2009, Collin McKenny said…
Hi, Rob.....whatever works! Looking forward to catching up with you! Cheers, Collin
At 11:15am on November 16, 2009, Peter Gillespie said…
thank you ,i hope 2 go 4 a train ride twice, go to the Pearl farm, i may get 1 to bring back 2 london, if it is not to pricey over there, i will be in nadi for 8 days
At 6:37pm on November 27, 2009, Leena Lochan said…
Hi Robery, I am a second year student tourism student, so looking for some interesting people experiences instead of the usual toursim brochure stuff.
At 10:36am on November 28, 2009, Marilyn Marsh said…
Hi Rob
I' a bit slow finding my way around the site - if I want to add content about resorts do I just do it as a blog? I would like to update your info about Octopus, and add some about their new sister resort on Nacula - which was originally Nalova Bay Resort, that does not operate any more so needs to be deleted from the Yasawa accommodations. Would appreciate some instructions!
At 12:32pm on November 28, 2009, Jerry Fitzgerald said…
Bula Robert,
I have a residence in Cardiff-by-the-Sea which is just north of San Diego, CA. I was an Electrical Contractor but sold the Company last year to pursue other interests which included building a home on the Coral Coast just a few minutes East of Hideaways.Spent the last year on the project which is nearly completed. Back in the States now until January
At 2:23pm on November 29, 2009, Jerry Fitzgerald said…
Hi Robert,

Yes, we plan on trying out full time living in fiji with 2-3 visits back to the mainland each year. It is for sure a different lifestyle but surprisingly on the main island we have the same convieniences we have at home for the most part ( electricity, internet etc) .
The attraction of the Coral Coast is the mild weather being between Suva and Nadi (1-1/2 hours to either) some surfing nearby (Rivermouth,Hideaways and some other breaks a bit further east
including Frigates 1-1/2 hours by boat. The diving is also quite good I am told but I have not experienced it yet. This coming year I will have more time to really get into the activities more. There are also some nice resorts(Warick,Naviti) nearby when you want to get out for an evening or even golf.

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