You owe it to yourself – especially if you’re a sand aficionado and have already walked on some of the world’s finest beaches – to visit Fiji at least once.
(As if once would ever be enough!) Because, on this scattering of South Pacific islands, the unrivalled combination of sun, sand, palm trees and warm lagoons reaches its apogee.
And you’ll hear the word ‘bula’ quite often too. It means welcome, and Fijians certainly know how to make you feel it. Away from the beach you’ll be treated to traditional kava – it’s a local drink – ceremonies and lavish lovo feasts, traditional music, fire walking and costumed dance.