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19 reasons why you should NOT visit Fiji

Suzan Woodcock

19 reasons why you should NOT visit Fiji

You have might heard tales about white, sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, crystal clear water, tropical waterfalls, friendly locals and colourful umbrella drinks. Yes, Fiji is a tropical paradise with over 300 amazing islands, but there are certain things we need to warn you about!

  1. You have probably imagined yourself lying in a hammock on a white sandy beach in Fiji. It sounds like a dream, until you face the challenge of actually getting in and out of this swinging nightmare.
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. As your Instagram page is filled with amazing waterfall pictures, your friends will likely be filled with a rotting feeling of jealousy. You might even loose friends before ever getting back from your holiday!
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. Friends are not the only thing you risk losing when you visit Fiji. There is also a possibility that you lose all your money betting on crab races – yes, actual racing crabs.
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. People who visit Fiji obviously get bored fast, so they tend to jump from one island to the other. They call it Island hopping and it seems very stressful. Not to mention, there are 300 of them!
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. Talking about Island Hopping in Fiji – You will probably get sea sick while cruising on a boat between the picture perfect islands. No thanks!
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. You will experience many houses in very poor conditions on your visit to Fiji. Many of them are just wooden poles with leafy roofs on the beach. Some of them don’t even have walls! Looks terrible.
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. They say that they "used to" practice cannibalism in Fiji, but the four-pronged wooden forks from Fiji's cannibalistic past can still be found at the village craft and souvenir stalls. Just saying...
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. And just in case you didn’t know: Do not touch the head of Fijian as this is a big no-no, even though you won’t be eaten as a punishment... or will you!?
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. Your visit to Fiji will most likely make you addicted to it and you will forever find yourself craving a Fiji fix.
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. Let's just hope that you manage to steer away from the Beqa's fire walkers – Who in their right mind does that? Like the warm weather in Fiji is not hot enough?
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. Kava ceremonies are an important cultural and social tradition in Fiji. Experience the delightful taste of mud water that makes your tongue go numb, because why not?
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. A visit to Fiji will make you appreciate the cold, harsh winters at home. The lowest temperature in Fiji is about 18 degrees – At night!
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. You can never avoid the constant pressure of staying active and in shape, even in Fiji. Who wants to get in super shape and feel great about their bodies, while beings surrounded by palm trees and sandy beaches? No one? Didn’t think so.
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. You cannot imagine the struggle of adjusting back to the everyday life at home, where the phrase "no hurry, no worries" isn’t a valid explanation for delays.
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY

 

  1. Fijians are some of the happiest people on earth according to many surveys. After hanging around them for a while, all that happiness might rub off on you.

19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. Bula means "life" and you will use it a lot! You can use it to say hello, goodbye, welcome, love and more. In other words, a visit to Fiji will mess up your language. Bula!
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. Don’t even think about diving in Fiji, as the rest of the world forever will be a bit less spectacular. Better cancel that diving course!
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. Even the Hindu Temples are colourful... way too colourful.
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY
  1. You are most likely going to experience a true heartbreak because you have to leave and miss your plane back home (or at least wish you did).
19 reasons why you should not visit Fiji | Backpacking Fiji | KILROY

That said, we would probably risk all these terrible experiences for a visit to Fiji, anytime.

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Wanna travel the world?

...but not sure how far your budget takes you? Or how to best combine seeing South Africa, Australia and Costa Rica in one go? Going on an epic trip around the world takes a lot of planning. That's why we're here: To help you get the most amazing trip possible.