Things not to do in Fiji...
Go on a massive cruise liner. Exhaust fumes, coral destruction and a general lack of transparency where environmental impact is concerned make massive cruise liners in Fiji about as welcome as Captain Cook at a beach barbecue. Many mangrove forests were felled to create the cruise liner marina in Denarau Port and as the majority of tourists head to the western islands of Mamanuca and Yasawa, other island economies, such as Taveuni, have next to nothing to show for it.
Stay at an all-inclusive resort. What was Fiji like? Oh you know: five stars, private beach, spa rooms, swimming pools, yadda, yadda, you get the picture. Urm, no, I don’t actually. What was Fiji like? Oh, we had mango for breakfast. Mmm, I love mango. Me too! But what was Fiji like? Urm, dunno, lovely? Get out of the all-inclusive resort bubble and explore independently or with a local tour operator to truly find out what Fiji’s like.
Just spend time with Wilson. Getting castaway on a beautiful Fijian island is going to be amazing, obviously, but if you choose to hang out at tourist bars or hotel restaurants then you might miss out on what Fijians do best: genuine friendliness. Visit a village and experience an authentic Yaqona ceremony or sit on a grass woven mat and chat to local people; Fijians are incredible and much better company than a resort volley ball.