Fiji Islands

Fiji Islands

On this virtual voyage through Fiji Islands, learn about the country’s past, present and future.

Travel and Adventure

The Fiji Experience
An inside look at Rustic Pathways programs in the Fiji Islands. Escape to the Fiji Islands where you can swim in the turquoise waters, work with locals on meaningful service projects, teach English to schoolchildren, conduct marine conservation, and enjoy the laid back, island life.

Fiji Country Overview 
Learn about the country’s culture and history, local language and foods.

A to Z: Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to Fiji
From archipelago to zip lining, a brief overview of everything Fiji!

Fiji Captured on Camera
Beautiful photos and stories of our time in Fiji to remind us of the happiness and kindness the communities of Fiji share with our students and the beauty of the country that still stands strong after Cyclone Winston in 2016 and Cyclone Harold in 2020.

6 Things You Can Learn From The Happiest Place On Earth
93 percent of Fijians answered they were happy or very happy in a Gallup Poll. Find out their secret here!

10 Fun Facts about Fiji
Impress your friends with these cool facts about Fiji.

Diving in Fiji
Fiji is known as ‘the soft coral capital of the world.’ here you’ll find some of the most colorful reef ecosystems on earth. In turn, the outer reefs boast some of the best pelagic and shark dives in the world.

World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji
The race was contested by 66 teams of four from around the world. The race encompassed trekking by foot and traveling in various non-motorized forms of transportation, including paddling and sailing in an outrigger, paddle boarding, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting, requiring skills such as rappelling, climbing, and canyoneering.

History and Environment

How Fiji is Affected by Climate Change
Fiji—like its neighbors across the South Pacific—remains one of the smallest contributors to global carbon emissions, yet faces some of the most devastating consequences of extreme weather patterns.

Kava in the Blood: A Personal & Political Memoir from the Heart of Fiji
Kava in the Blood is an intriguing story of hurricanes, haunted houses and copious kava consumption, set within the dramatic landscapes and vibrant cultures of the Fiji Islands.

The Impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston of Fisheries-Dependent Communities in Fiji
This full report covering the post-disaster response and lasting effects of Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Chasing Coral
Watch this amazing documentary on Netflix covering the disappearance of coral reefs.

Fiji and the Sustainable Development Goals
Fiji has partnered with United Nations efforts to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Rustic in Fiji Islands

Photos from Rustic travelers

Rustic Programs in Fiji

Pop Culture

Fiji’s 7s Gold Medal Homecoming
Fijians celebrate the homecoming of Fiji’s first Olympic Gold for Rugby 7s.

Spotify Fijian Music Playlist
Traditional Songs and Meke’s of Fiji

5 Reasons to Visit the Mamanuca Islands, where ‘Survivor’ Films in Fiji
The beloved reality competition series may never leave the Mamanuca Islands, and you won’t want to come home either once you’ve experienced everything they offer.

Eat

Website – How to Make Kokonda (Fijian Ceviche)
Learn how to make Kokoda – a traditional Fijian dish made from freshly caught local fish.

Book – Annapurna: Gastronomic delights from my Fiji Indian childhood
Annapurna is a collection of dishes from Nalini’s childhood memories and the changing food and eating habits she observed in Fiji and other countries of her residence which have embraced the culinary delights of Indian cuisine.

The Top 17 Most Popular Foods That You Must Try in Fiji
Traditional Fiji food is the ultimate comfort food, passed down from generation to generation. It features the best of the local and seasonal ingredients of the region. Some of the popular ingredients in Fijian food is coconut, cassava, sea grapes, fresh local fish, breadfruit, taro and more.

Try it Out

Online Course: Learn Fijian
Listen to Fijian audios and practice your Fijian pronunciation with these free online resources.

Bula Song with Rustic Pathways Staff
Sing along to the famous Bula Song with our local Rustic Pathways Staff.