Why not escape to Fiji?
How can you not be tempted by Fiji as a golf destination? Everywhere you turn there is something to make you smile. It is an easy 4 to 5-hour flight from Australia, has some of the happiest people in the world, amazing beaches and world class golf. And everything is organised for you on this Fiji golf tour so you can just relax and soak up the local happy vibes.
Fiji beach walk, kava ceremony, and hinterland images provided courtesy of Tourism Fji & are subject to Tourism Fiji’s terms and conditins. Cloud9 image credit Tor Photography.
World Class Golf
Designed by Vijay Singh, the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course is renowned for its sparkling backdrop of coral reefs and the Pacific Ocean that line 15 out of the 18 championship holes. The inland holes follow the natural contours of the countryside, with seashore paspalum grass sown on all fairways, tees and greens. Australian David Roche has said the course is “A thinking man’s course. Leave your ego in the car park.”
Captivating Local Fiji Culture
Fiji is a tight knit community that is mostly village based. The bond between people and the support they offer each other is palpable. Fiji is a melange of two main cultures: native Fijians, who are proud of their Melanesian culture and Indians who were brought into Fiji as servants by the British in late 19th century.
One of the Fijian traditions is the kava ceremony. Performed on both important and social occasions, including when accepting guests or visitors into a village, kava is traditionally accompanied by a ceremonial atmosphere. Kava is a drink made from mixing the powdered root of the pepper plant (piper methysticum) with water and tends to trigger a numb feeling around the mouth, lips and tongue. Ancient ritual surrounds the strict protocol of kava drinking. Be prepared to sit on a straw mat and in turn, try a taste of kava as a coconut cup is dipped into a mahogany bowl (tanoa) and passed to you. Kava has been likened by one of the Go Golfing team members to peppery muddy water. Enjoy!
Fijian culture has also had a long history of song & dance called Meke. It is a combination of dance and story-telling through song. The dancing and chanting are accompanied by rhythmic clapping and beating of the lali, a traditional Fijian drum. Both men and women perform in the meke, and the dance is viewed as a group collaboration in which men are expected to demonstrate strong, virile movements, while women are expected to be graceful and feminine.
Beautiful Beaches and Fijian Islands
Most of the islands in Fiji have beautiful beaches with sugar-white sand. There is a sense of tranquility here. The waves are gentle as the islands are surrounded by protective coral reefs. Dive in… Few things on earth will make you feel better than a dip in the tranquil turquoise water.
You’ll have the opportunity to discover the uninhabited island of Modikri with its magnificent beaches and snorkelling. You’ll be transported to a two level floating platform, Cloud 9, which some have described as a floating paradise, located on the amazing RoRo Reef amongst the Mamanuca Islands. The view is spectacular. You can even see in the distance Cloudbreak- one of the top 10 best surf wave break in the world. You can do as much or as little as you want. The two levels offer plenty of sun lounges and day beds with shaded areas to escape the sun.