Fiji has topped my bucket list for as long as I can remember. White sand beaches. Swaying palms. Pumping surf. Reefs rich in biodiversity. It’s a watersports- and ocean-lover’s paradise.
I first visited Fiji in 2020, at the cusp of the COVID pandemic — my trip ended abruptly when the island nation had its first case of the virus. I’ve been itching to go back ever since and when Fiji reopened its borders, I knew it was time to plan a trip.
In May 2022, my boyfriend and I boarded a plane for a 2-week trip in paradise. We spent the first few days surfing and then boarded a cruise ship where we spent a week island-hopping.
Our final days were spent on Fiji’s mainland, immersing ourselves in the culture and doing a couple of fun day trips. It was a trip I will be talking about for years to come.