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An Interaction with Mr. Sunil Menon, Country Manager, Tourism of Fiji in India.

The Soft Coral Capital of the World

Fiji offers a vibrant blend of boozy customs, delicious seafood, breathtaking scenery, and warm hospitality, beyond its stunning islands and beaches. TravelJingles shares more details with you, in conversation with Mr. Sunil Menon, Country Manager, Tourism of Fiji in India.

The Rewa river located on the island of Viti Levu is considered as the longest and widest river in Fiji. Tell us about the three must-visit places in the country. 

Fiji boasts an array of awe-inspiring tourist destinations, promising an unforgettable holiday for wanderlust travellers. From the picturesque Yasawa Islands to the stunning Mamanuca Islands, and from the lush Bouma National Heritage Park to the captivating Beqa Lagoon, Fiji offers landscapes that are nothing short of breathtaking. The Great Astrolabe Reef, Sawa-i-Lau Caves, Castaway Island, Fiji Museum, Navala Village, and many more destinations await exploration.

In the islands of Fiji there are endless opportunities to marvel at nature’s beauty. Additionally, visitors can embark on a journey through Fiji’s rich history by exploring age-old museums, places of worship, heritage sites, and bustling marketplaces that offer glimpses into the past.

From crafting coral gardens to preserving native iguanas Fiji is promoting eco-tourism. What are the sustainability steps taken by Fiji? 

Sustainable growth lies at the heart of our vision for Fiji’s tourism industry. The efforts span various initiatives, including the installation of renewable energy sources like solar power, initiatives to reduce plastic usage, efficient waste and wastewater management systems, establishment of organic gardens, and carbon offsetting through mangrove planting projects. Moreover, many are actively involved in preserving Fiji’s unique biodiversity, including endangered species, such as iguanas and turtles, as well as conservation of reefs, forests, and islands within protected areas. The resorts and tour operators are actively engaged in building a sustainable tourism industry by adopting environmentally friendly practices.

All responsible actions count, whether it’s using reef-safe sunblock, opting for local products, or choosing eco-conscious resorts and tours. By making mindful choices, you’re not just enjoying Fiji’s beauty, but actively contributing to its long-term sustainability. We invite you to join us on this sustainable journey.

Kava is the traditional national drink of Fiji. Tell us about the gastronomy of Fiji. 

Fiji’s cuisine is a blend of traditional rituals, cultural diversity, and natural produce, offering a variety of delicious dishes that are a must-try. Lovo which means ‘a feast cooked in earth’ made with meat, fish and vegetables wrapped in banana leaves and slowly cooked in an underground furnace, something you’ll find on plenty of menus around Fiji is ‘Kokoda’. This raw salad dish is served in a coconut shell or kava bowl marinated in lime juice and coconut cream. Cassava and Taro are Fiji’s favourite vegetables.