When I joined the Navy, something buried deep inside me was awakened. I have this yearning to experience places I had never seen or even heard of. Born and raised in a small southern town in Georgia, honestly, I never dreamed I would’ve experienced some of the places that I have. I have this unbelievable wanderlust to visit ever corner of this beautiful earth. This yearning is why I became a travel agent.
Fiji! Oh yes, I am dreaming of the Fiji Islands!
Famous for its soft coral diving, white sand beaches and pristine natural environment Fiji is a leader in eco-tourism.
There is this huge misconception that Fiji is only a luxury honeymoon destination. While it’s certainly perfect for that, there are a lot of great activities and accessible accommodations for all budget types.
Fiji has accommodations to fit any traveler’s need from an exclusive 5 star resorts, to bunking down in a hostel or booking an island for yourself.
I really can’t wait to have my turn at the tropical spa. The award-winning Bebe Spa Sanctuary at the Outrigger on the Lagoon is built high on a hilltop and looks over the main island’s Coral Coast. The spa treatments use Pevonia and Pure Fiji spa products and Bebe’s warm seashell massage is worth the journey.
Being a foodie, I cannot wait to sample to their cuisine. Fiji has two main cuisines – indigenous Fijian and Fijian Indian. Fijian Indian is heavy on the rice, spice and chili, and indigenous Fijian features plenty of seafood and is easy on the spice. Kokoda is the Fijian take on cerviche, a divine dish of local fish marinated in lemon juice and coconut milk.
Being the girly girl that I am, I think that I am most excited about the South Sea Pearls. South Sea pearls come in a rainbow of colors from soft creams to pearlescent greys. Hoping to find earrings and necklaces at the big souvenir shops.
I really would like to experience the Kula Eco Park, so I can get up close and personal with Fiji’s rare and endangered species in this environmental haven near Sigatoka on the Coral Coast as well rafting through deep narrow canyons in the interior of the big island.
Hoping to be sunning in Fiji soon!
Contrenia L. Fluker, Travel Designer-Why Wait Travels