This suggested itinerary can be modified entirely to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used and how long you spend in each destination
Responsible tourism: Fiji holidays, island hopping tour
Much of the environment in Fiji is fragile, and it is imperative that both the local population and visitors to the islands are aware of the irreparable damage which can be caused to eco-systems such as the reefs. We try wherever possible to recommend guides, activities and accommodation which demonstrate a clear commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism principles.
On the main island of Viti Levu we have suggested Sonaisali Island Resort. This was the first resort in Fiji to become Green Globe Certified, and the management are passionate about minimising the impact of the resort on the island. An example of their efforts is their hydroponic farm which supplies fresh, organic food daily for both guests and staff.
In the Mamanuca Islands we recommend Tokoriki Island Resort, a founding member of the Mamanuca Environment Society, who strive to improve and protect the local environment through awareness and education. MES contributes to the community in a number of different ways, from education programmes in schools to clean-up campaigns in surrounding villages. Tokoriki has also initiated the 'giant clam regeneration project', reintroducing three different species of giant clams which had previously disappeared to the waters around the island.
In the north, we can recommend resorts on the edge of the Bouma National Heritage Park, or adjacent to the best dive sites, depending on your personal interests. All the properties we use have a strong eco-focus, and will ensure you can spend time engaged in local cultural activities or exploring the natural environment.
The management of Sonaisali Island Resort are committed to employing local Fijians throughout the company.
On the ground in Fiji we use an excellent, local, family-owned agent who demonstrate care for the environment, preservation of their culture and commitment to the community. As part of an on-going project they have helped create townships which provide new, cyclone resistant housing with running water where previously there had been inadequate housing. Every visitor is greeted on arrival with a true Fijian welcome, and looked after throughout the duration of their stay in Fiji.
Reviews of Fiji holidays, island hopping tour
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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 19 Aug 2011 by Subodha Bhatt
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Fiji is an amazing destination, charming and beautiful. We enjoyed our Bure in Fiji, the snorkelling, scuba diving well everything.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Go for it.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?
Yes, in every way possible.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?