South Pacific

5 reasons to visit Fiji

DC Vekic blog April 20, 2019

Being a Fiji Matai Specialist is a great honor, and my immersion trip to Fiji made me fall in love all over again with this magical country, it’s landscapes and it’s people… Here are my top 5 reasons

1 –  Fijian People. They will welcome you with a song and will make you cry when it’s time to leave. 

2 – It is a soft coral capital of the world. Snorkeling and diving is AMAZING! (Check me out with Jean Michel Cousteau). 

3 – the FOOD! Quickly becoming one of the major foodie destinations, with such diverse population and influences. 

4 – Fijian Green crested iguana. They thought they were extinct, but now there is breeding program at the Likuliku Lagoon Resort.

5 – it’s a non stop night flight from LAX, you can get there and come back sleeping…

BULA! (In Fijian it means “hello”, “goodbye”, “cheers”, etc…)

The island where Tom Hanks filmed The Castaway.

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Tahiti and Her Islands

DC Vekic blog January 9, 2017

Flying into a majestic sunset into Bora Bora airport, you can see rows and rows of the over-the-water bungalows in the glistening lagoon. It is truly an awe-inspiring site. You get it.

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Bora Bora water is said to have 42 different shades of the color blue in her waters, and it is certainly true.

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Only an 8 hour flight from LAX, but ‘in the middle of nowhere’, Tahitian Islands are a true slice of paradise. Half-way between Chile and Australia, under the govenrning of France, makes this location  a bit difficult as almost EVERYTHING has to be imported. Which is certainly a factor when it comes to how much things cost when you’re there. And you do have to prepare yourself to spend some money.

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We all know that the picture is worth a thousand words, but it still can not do justice to the Tahitian Islands, as everywhere you look you see ‘a screensaver’. At the end of your trip, whatever money you ended up spending will be well worth it, as THIS is the place for the bucket list, ultimate honeymoon/romance destination, and the place you will think of on your deathbed as one of the prettiest you’ve seen.

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This is the place that gave us our first over-the-water bungalow, exactly 50 years ago. The new overthewater bungalows in Mexico and Jamaica, can certainly rival the luxury of the Tahitian bungalows, but can never come close to the lagoon water, coral and fish swimming around.

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Still, with the breathtaking natural beauty, Tahitian people will make the biggest impact. Always smiling, welcoming and gentle.

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Tiare, the national flower of Tahiti, is all over the islands. Flowers, in general are everywhere, and that is usually your first contact with Tahiti, when someone puts a lei of fragrant flowers around your neck.

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I’m even throwing in a personal photo on a boat.

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Anyway you look at it, Tahitian Islands are a place that will have a profound impact on everyone who visits.

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