More things that are uniquely Fijian

Discover Fiji’s distinctive charm through these ten uniquely Fijian experiences, each weaving a narrative of the island nation’s rich culture and breathtaking landscapes. From the mesmerising kava ceremonies, where tradition meets community, to the soul-stirring Meke dances, a celebration of Fijian folklore and spirit, this journey promises a glimpse into the heart of Fiji’s identity. […]

Exploring tattoo studios in Fiji: Where to Get Inked in Fiji

Trojees Tattoos Fiji

Tattoos are often seen as a way to express yourself whether it is from an artistic, spiritual or cultural perspective. In the Pacific, specifically Polynesia, tattoos hold cultural value that brings honour to one when they undergo the traditional tattooing process. Fiji, often torn between the passes of Polynesia and Melanesia, has always had a […]

Vuniniu (Coconut tree): The most utilised tree in Fiji


The coconut tree is the most utilised tree in Fijian culture and similarly so for other island cultures as well. Known as Vuniniu in Fijian, the coconut tree is sourced for food, clothing and items for many Fijian households. Pronounced, ‘voo-nee-nee-ooh’, the word in Fijian has its own meaning; ‘vu’ refers to the source of […]

Kuta: the renowned reed mats of Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island

Fijian kuta reed mats handicraft

  Fiji has a unique traditional skill that differs according to each province or tikina (district), the art of mat weaving. Similar to how the middle east is renowned for its rugs, mats are a traditional speciality for Fijian women and perhaps in other parts of the Pacific as well. The Kuta (Coo-tah), a mat […]

10 things that are uniquely Fijian

Bua Fangipani Flowers in Fiji

Every place has its own unique qualities and factors that make it different from other places. For Fiji, here are ten things that make Fiji uniquely Fijian, and we express this with great emphasis. From its people, sports, food, and religion to their way of life. This list is diverse and highlights all the things […]

10 go-to traditional medicines to use when in Fiji

Wabosucu fiji traditional medicines herb -

Traditional medicine in Fiji is raw, organic and natural, considering that it involves infusing leaves and stems of indigenous and exotic plants that are easily accessible for the outgoing backpacker. The extensiveness of traditional Fijian medicine at times blends two or more leaves or plants together to combat skin diseases, stomachaches and migraines. To keep […]

What is Fiji famous for?


Fiji is a tropical paradise located in the South Pacific Ocean and is known for its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and crystal-clear waters. With its diverse culture, rich history, and abundance of outdoor activities, Fiji has become a popular tourist destination. Here are some of the things that Fiji is famous for: Beautiful Beaches Fiji […]

What are the religions of Fiji?

Fiji has quite a large religious following, and Christian is deemed the state religion due to the numerous involvement of the (Methodist) church in national politics. Yet, that hasn’t overshadowed the existence of other various religious groups living alongside Christians in the country, such as those of the Islam, Hindu and Sikh faith. Fiji, in […]

Hindu rituals for newborns in Fiji

​​ In Hindu culture, newborns bring joy and happiness to the entire family. All the family members will get excited, and preparation to welcome the new addition happens on a large scale. There are very elaborate rituals to be performed upon childbirth.  On the day the baby is born, families prepare to take the baby […]

Vatulele’s many wonders

Located 32 kilometres south of Viti Levu, lies the raised coral limestone and volcanic island of Vatulele. The island is occupied by four villages, Lomanikaya, Ekubu, Taunovo and Bouwaqa. Although Vatulele has been mainly accepted as the major origin of masi making in Fiji, it is prominently known for its extraordinary legend of the Red […]