Adventure, culture and the opportunity to chill – It’s time to remember why you first fell in love with Fiji.

If you want to grab a quick family holiday, Fiji is the place. Fancy going high-end for a romantic getaway, Fiji is the place. Perhaps you would prefer a wild, adventurous holiday hiking to waterfalls and swimming in secret lagoons – Fiji is the place.

Too often Australian travellers think they know all there is to know about our near neighbour but with over three hundred islands, lush tropical rainforest and countless white-sand beaches, Fiji is the place to take another look at.

Here are four things that make Fiji fantastic, but that we often overlook.


How close Fiji is to Australia


Travellers complain that Australia is a long way from anywhere – where you can be flying for a day or more to get to your holiday destination. But in just four hours you could be arriving on Denarau Island, the launching pad to explore Fiji.

If you want to go further afield you can take a cruise around the picture-perfect Mamanuca Islands or venture by car down the stunning and picturesque Coral Coast where you’ll drive by traditional villages.

Viva! Holidays’ Bula Fiji campaign aims to remind Australian travellers how easy and accessible a tropical getaway can be.


How family friendly Fiji is

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Everyone has heard it said that Fiji is a great place to take the kids, but the natural hospitality of the Fijian people – particularly towards children – is something truly special about this nation of islands.

In Fiji, your kids are not just looked after, they are treated like rock stars and they will love all the extra attention. That means you feel less guilty about that cocktail by the pool, knowing your little ones are safe and entertained.

Next time you are day-dreaming about swaying palms while you sit at your desk, think about taking the family to Fiji, it’s a holiday that makes everyone happy.


The rich local culture

Women's meke performance, Fiji.

You’ll be warmly welcomed with a big “Bula!” when wandering around the islands and meeting the friendly locals.

Fiji is so much more than beaches and resorts, it has a strong Polynesian culture dating back thousands of years and plenty of ways for visitors to experience the country’s proud traditions.

There are the traditional songs of meke, the local expression of Fiji’s love of music; you can take part in a lovo, a sumptuous Polynesian feast cooked in the ground; or spend Sunday morning at one of Fiji’s Christian churches, whose services are filled with vibrant song.

Take a sip of the traditional drink of kava, learn a few words of Fijian and visit a local village – Fiji’s culture is a highlight of any trip.


The range of adventures on offer

Coral Fiji
A tropical getaway is about more than just cocktails and swimming pools (though they are great!). When you think of Fiji you think of snorkelling amongst the coral but did you know you can also go white-water rafting on an inland river? Or how about taking to the ocean to strap in for some big-game fishing?

The lush forests have plenty of hiking trails to explore, or you can fly through the forest canopy on a zip line. Fiji is as adventurous as you want it to be.

Book your clients and earn points

Viva! Holidays Bula Fiji deal offers five nights, flights, guaranteed upgrade, breakfast and dinner daily, plus much more from $1239 per person twin share. Valid for selected travel 25 February to 16 September 18, unless otherwise specified.

Plus, earn an extra $50 Trip Dollar$ when you book any of the air and land packages that are included in the Bula Fiji campaign.

For more information visit Viva! Holidays Bula Fiji or contact Viva! Holidays on 13 27 87 or visit

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Written by Paul Chai, KarryOn contributor

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