Get intimate with Fiji

Kate Webster takes you aboard the Fiji Princess for an intimate escape in Fiji. Fiji is known as a flop and drop destination. White sandy beaches, shading palm trees and clear blue waters enhanced more by a relaxed warm vibe. It really is paradise. But what if you could flop and drop knowing you will wake the next morning, or from your afternoon snooze, to look at a new magical destination? That is the appeal of a cruise around the islands of Fiji. One day you can be anchored in a small cove sheltered by a rocky mysterious island, the next tendering ashore to a remote local village and school.

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Samoan secret getaways

Heading to Samoa and want to get out of the main city of Apia? Here are some secret little gems which offer Samoan seclusion.    1. Sa’ Moana         Located on the stunning South Coast of Upolu, Samoa, the Sa’Moana is approximately a 35 minute drive away from Faleolo International Airport.  All the beach bungalows are absolute beach front with breathtaking views of the beach, reef and Pacific Ocean.  There is a fully licensed bar/restaurant and sports bar above the huge outdoor restaurant deck area. The bar/restaurant is open all day, from 7am till late.    2. Maninoa Surf Camp           Maninoa Surf

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Where to stay in Apia, Samoa

Visiting Apia in Samoa and not sure where to stay? There is a wide variety of hotels and resorts to suit any travellers taste and budget.  Some recommendations include the following:   1. Samoan Outrigger Hotel           Popular budget hotel the Samoan Outrigger Hotel has gained a reliable reputation for offering clean and affordable accommodation.  A place where you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and have all the facilities needed by today’s discerning traveller.  The Samoan Outrigger Hotel offers a wide range of accommodation.  The standard rooms (single, double or triple) have high ceilings, fans and mosquito screening. Ensuite or shared facilities are available. These rooms are

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Tawali Resort, Papua New Guinea’s place of rest

There is something mysteriously arousing about this place of rest. Rugged coastline blanketed in dense jungle reaches out to touch the calm lapping waters of the bay in a friendly greeting. The air is still yet filled with a chorus of birds singing unfamiliar tunes. The jungle stretches beyond the shoreline and beneath the ocean surface into a mosaic of reefs, scattered like an underwater garden. The water is so clear, it’s like looking through glass at the sea life that inhabit below. This is Tawali Resort, the place of rest. Tucked away in a remote and peaceful corner of Papua New Guinea, Tawali Resort is located on a volcanic

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Top 5 must do’s in Fiji

Travelling to the island paradise of Fiji and don’t know what to expect? The tiny island nation will win you over, from infectious local smiles to the pristine natural surroundings, this mere speck on the map packs a punch when it comes to things to do and see. It won’t take long to get accustomed to the local lingo.  Swap your “hello” for “bula”, your “thank you” for “vinaka” and your already talking like a local.  The Fijian way of life requires you to drop the pace back a few gears, but hey, you’re on holidays and that won’t be hard to achieve. Generally you will fly into the main

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