Get Outta Town: Fiji

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Monday, August 1, 2016
ABC7's 'Get Outta Town Fiji'
Get Outta Town and discover Fiji! We're taking you to a place where romance, culture, relaxation and fun all come together to create the perfect vacation.

FIJI (KGO) -- Get Outta Town and discover Fiji! We're taking you to a place where romance, culture, relaxation and fun all come together to create the perfect vacation. For the next half-hour, you'll experience the stunning beaches, beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine and rich traditions this country has to offer. We'll take you to charming villages and fabulous resorts that offer everything you could ever want. Bula and welcome to Fiji!

Welcome to the hidden paradise of Fiji - Savusavu! You'll get to engage with locals, explore nature and experience superior hospitality at Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa.

Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa Address: Private Bag, Savusavu (Hibiscus Hwy), Fiji

The property is located on the southern tip of Vanua Levu Island, Fiji's 2nd largest island and only 15km from the Savusavu airport. The island is known for its stunning beaches and pristine reef, a spectacular location for some of the world's best diving. The resort boasts 3 freshwater swimming pools including an adults only beach club and bar (Edgewater Beach Club and Wai bar) and a children's wading pool and family pool with waterslide. Two onsite restaurants serve regionally inspired cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients from their onsite organic gardens. Koro Sun has multiple accommodation options, including rainforest and ocean villas. Our 51 private bures and villas (bungalows) are spacious, individually appointed decor and fully air-conditioned. The resort provides more than 2 dozen complimentary activities with something for everyone. Rainforest treks, kayaking, island hopping, stand up paddle boarding, etc. for the more adventurous types. Cooking classes, flower arranging classes, pearl presentations, etc. for the lifelong learners. Golf, volleyball, croquet, etc. for sporty travelers. The resort also offers more extensive day trips for an additional fee including Diving, dolphin watching, local village visits and waterfall tours. Koro Sun Resort offers a complimentary Kids club for children including supervised activities such as rainforest hikes, introduction to Fijian culture, arts & crafts, snorkeling and more.

Rainforest Spa

Guest may enjoy the soothing sounds of the jungle at the luxurious rainforest spa with offerings from coconut oil massages to detoxifying banana leaf body wraps utilizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients


Kava is a crop of the western Pacific. The roots of the plant are used to produce a drink with sedative, anesthetic, euphoriant, and entheogenic properties. Kava is consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia. Kava is sedating and is primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity. Traditionally, it is prepared by either chewing, grinding or pounding the roots of the kava plant. Grinding is done by hand against a cone-shaped block of dead coral; the hand forms a mortar and the coral a pestle. The ground root/bark is combined with only a little water, as the fresh root releases moisture during grinding. Pounding is done in a large stone with a small log. The product is then added to cold water and consumed as quickly as possible.

Vuadomo Village

Vuadomo Village is accessible through guided day trips from the nearby Koro Sun Resort. The majority of indigenous Fijians still live in villages with a chief at the helm. They live closely connected to nature, with most villagers making their living directly from natural resources coming from the local land and ocean. Vuadomo village is a traditional village located in Savusavu on the island of Vanua Levu. When visiting a Fijian village for the first time one will participate in a traditional welcoming ceremony with the village chief where a gift of kava root must be brought and presented to the chief. Vuadomo village boasts a stunning waterfall, access may only be granted through permission of the chief. The village itself is comprised of a collection of small bures with tin roofs surrounded by beautiful gardens. Chickens roam the land and children can be seen playing throughout the village. The famous Vuadomo Waterfall is a short walk from the village through an abundant stretch of jungle dotted with passion fruit vines, banana trees, wild ginger plants and more

About Fiji

Located in the heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is blessed with 333 tropical islands that are home to some of the happiest people on Earth. Known for its luxurious private-islands, all-inclusive resorts, top spas, culinary destinations and outdoor adventures, Fiji is most widely celebrated for its culture, which uniquely welcomes visitors home. Fiji's white sand beaches and pristine, crystal-clear ocean waters offer an ideal vacation destination for divers, honeymooners and families-- or simply, those looking to relax and get away from it all. Fiji is easily accessible through convenient, non-stop flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Honolulu aboard Fiji Airways.

Enjoy the rich culture and traditions of Fiji, while discovering style and sophistication at one of Fiji's premier hotels.


Lovo cooking is a traditional Fijian method. Lovo is an underground earth oven where the meal is cooked on hot coals and heated rocks. The earth acts as a natural oven trapping heat inside and slow cooking the meal over a period of many hours.

Koro Sun Resort puts on a weekly Lovo and Meke night for guests. The resort offers guests an opportunity watch the preparation stages until the delicious meal is unearthed and served for dinner that evening. Lovo dinners are accompanied with a buffet of additional offerings, and entertainment in the form of traditional Fijian dances.


Meke is a dance of the indigenous Fijian people that includes all of the community: men, women, and children. It is a combination of dance and rhythmic chanting accompanied by music, frequently created by the repetitive beating of sticks. Meke tells the stories passed down through generations including details of everyday life, ancient gods, and battles won.

The Pearl South Pacific Resort, Spa & Championship Golf Course Address: Queens Highway Pacific Harbour Dueba, Fiji

Located within the Pacific Harbour between Suva and Nadi. Resort is a 2.5-3hr drive from the Nadi airport. Taxis are available, buses are cheapest and walking distance from the airport, or transportation arrangements can be made directly through the resort. The Pearl Resort offers multiple options including standard rooms, and 6 beautiful themed penthouse suites. All accommodations boast gorgeous views of either: the Ocean, Marina, or tropical gardens. Pearl provides guest with a variety of culinary options. The Resort holds 6 different restaurants and bars throughout. From fine dining in the enchanting Seduce restaurant to a quick bite at the onsite deli, guests will find something to suit all of their dining needs. The Pearl hosts a plethora of fun activities sure to meet any traveler's needs. From their 18 hole championship golf course to their stunning pool with swim up bar and their collection of adventure opportunities including white water rafting, a jet ski safari, and for the truly brave an opportunity to swim with up to 8 species of sharks (without a cage to separate man and beast) The Pearl Resort is sure not to disappoint. The world's #1 shark dive is located in the world famous Beqa lagoon. Here guests can experience Fiji's first National Marine Park: The Shark Marine Reserve. Guests can dive without cages to swim with Bullsharks, silvertips, lemons, tiger sharks and several other breeds in addition to exploring vivacious coral reefs, and captivating wrecks as well. PADI required. Certification Courses available onsite. For an authentic Fijian experience The Pearl Resort hosts day trips to nearby islands and Fijian villages, and a tour of the nearby Arts Village and Cultural Centre complete with a Meke dance performance and the phenomenal Beqa Firewalkers.


Seduce is a sleek, and modern upscale dining experience located right on the water's edge. Diners will enjoy locally sourced cuisine with mouthwatering Fijian influences, perfectly lit under custom chandeliers or at the gorgeous illuminated bar. The restaurant offers an extensive wine list and complimentary advice from their in-house sommeliers.


The onsite spa at the Pearl Resort offers guests a chance for some deep relaxation with eight private treatment rooms including 2 couples' rooms and a variety of spa options.

About Pacific Harbour

Pacific Harbour is less than an hour's drive from Suva is Fiji's adventure capital. The area lives up to its reputation as a spot for adrenaline junkies, offering a wide variety of activities to get your heart racing, from surfing and shark feeding to four-wheel-drive tours. For a more laid-back experience try a round of golf on the championship course, or enjoy a spot of fishing. There's a good range of accommodation types, from budget offerings to some of Fiji's finest hotels, and plenty of dining options.

Fiji is more than just beautiful beaches! You can find one-of-a-kind adventures that thrill the young and old alike.

Sigatoka River Safari Address: Office/meeting spot located in Tappoos Sigatoka Store, Main Street, Sigatoka Town

Fiji's original jet-boat safari takes guest on an exhilarating and cultural tour of the Sigatoka River. Guests spend a half-day cruising the river and visiting authentic Fijian villages along the way. Tour provides guest a glimpse into Fijian life as it has been for many generations. The jet boat driver and guide enlighten guests to the rich culture of the locals and some insight into their history, customs, and legends as well. In addition to the enriching experience, guests can leave the experience with the satisfaction of knowing that they directly contributed much needed resources to the communities they visit. A portion of each ticket price goes to the local communities to be used for various village projects including education, health initiatives, water projects and more.

Paddleboard Fiji Address: Port Denarau Marina, Nadi Fiji (adjacent to the yacht club)

Paddleboard Fiji offers an incredible experience exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Fiji. All tours include a 15 minute introduction to paddle boarding, so no prior experience is necessary. Paddleboard Fiji offers multiple tours including the brief paddleboard experience for first time guests. Some first timers like to jump right in, but for those looking to take it slow, this option provides a 30 minute introduction and experience sure to leave any newbie feeling more confident. Paddleboard Fiji also offers more extensive tours including their Eco-tour and Sunset tour which take guest through winding rivers and along the mangroves surrounding Denarau Island. They also offer full day tours with options of checking out some stunning Fijian reefs or winding through the maze of rivers through Nadi, both including refreshments and several incredible photo opportunities.

Escape to paradise! Discover unique places and stunning resorts you will only find in Fiji!

Intercontinental Golf Resort & Spa: Address: Maro Road, Natadola Bay, Viti Levu, Fiji

The Intercontinental is surrounded by 35 acres of lush, tropical gardens and located in picturesque Natadola Bay, voted one of the best beaches in the entire world. The resort boasts 266 beautiful rooms, world class dining, a luxury spa, multiple pools, a championship golf course, kids club and so much more. The intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa is also the only 5 star hotel located in dreamy Natadola Bay. The Intercontinental contains 216 resort rooms and 50 luxury suites, and each room feels special. All of the rooms come with a view, a private balcony or terrace, and their signature Cleopatra baths. If the rest of the resort weren't so enticing you may never want to leave your room. The resort offers multiple dining options including themed buffet dinners, poolside dining, and even romantic dinners under the stars. The Navo restaurant offers guests a fine dining experience complete with stunning view of the crystal clear Navo Lagoon and beautiful Navo Island . The Navo restaurant features contemporary cuisine inspired by the surrounding sea and an extensive wine list for guests dining delight. From the decadent mushroom cappuccino to grilled Yasawa Island Lobster tails, Navo's menu is sure to leave guests with a smile on their face and a fork in their mouth. The Intercontinental offers a multitude of entertainment options. From their championship 18 hole golf course overlooking the pacific ocean and stunning coral reefs, to their "In the Know" authentic immersion experiences, to their array of water sports and activities guest will surely find something to suit their tastes. "In the Know" activities range from local village tours to cooking classes, to afternoon shopping trips in the local markets.

Water sports include options for surfing, snorkeling, wakeboarding, waterskiing, and many more. The resort offers a wide array of options for relaxing in paradise. They include their signature spa treatments in their world class facilities, massages beachside in their tranquil cabana escapes, and even their aqua therapy wai zone. Wai is Fijian for water and this area offers water treatments in all three states gas, liquid, and solid in the form of: steam room, hydrotherapy Jacuzzis, and Fijis first ever Ice Room. For luxury on luxury The Intercontinental even offers a private club experience for guest desiring even more pampering and exclusivity.

Zipline Fiji

Located just 35 minutes outside of Nadi, all Zipline tours include complimentary round trip transportation from all of the hotels in the area. The Nadi zip line tour is Fiji's newest zipline. It features 16 giant ziplines. Guests will zip down 5km of line through 3 different ecosystems with views of the Mamanutha Islands, Plantation Island, the legendary surfing spot Tavarua, and beautiful Momi Bay. Their highly-trained guides help you use special equipment and techniques to experience this amazing wilderness from a unique perspective.

Cloud 9

Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Cloud 9 is unlike anything else you've experienced before. Cloud 9 is a two story floating restaurant, bar, and lounge located in the picturesque waters of Vanua Malolo right on the Ro Ro Reef. Only a 45 minute boat ride from Port Denarau and a short 10 minute speed boat trip from Musket Cove Resort, Lomani Resort, and Plantation Resort. Cloud 9 offers a full bar selection and wood fired pizzas, along with plenty of space for relaxing or celebrating. Cloud 9 provides reclining day beds, hanging chairs, along with more traditional forms of tables and seating. Cloud 9 is enabled with surround sound and utilizes both local and international DJs. For pre-booked parties Cloud 9 can arrange an array of water sports as well including parasailing, jet skiing, snorkeling, and more. For a special souvenir Cloud 9 can arrange for a professional photographer to come and shoot stunning family photos or couple photo shoots on location.

Transportation to Cloud 9 can be booked directly through Cloud 9 or through Sea Fiji. Or guests can visit Cloud 9 as part of a day tour through The Excitor high speed Jet boat tours or a Jet Ski tour through Jet Ski Island Adventures. Private transfers may be arranged as well.