Category Archives: Fiji

Naked and alone on desert island

So, I think that Ed Stafford is the luckiest guy on earth. Firstly he is an explorer, secondly he is backed by the Discovery channel and thirdly he found a way to get famous while trekking the Amazon and staying on a deserted island, all naked and alone.  Below is the take from Discovery Channel and a link to the episode.

Ed Stafford is undertaking an extreme survival challenge. He’ll be washed up naked and alone on a desert island, south east of Fiji, with only his brain, bare hands, and a camera to keep him alive. He’ll take no food, water, clothes, knife or tools, so from the moment he arrives he is on an extraordinary race to stay alive. As man can only last three days without water and three weeks without food, Ed will attempt to survive on the island physically and mentally, for 60 days.

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Ed will have to use what the uninhabited island has to offer, and his common sense, to find food, water, clothes, shelter and anything else which will keep him alive while he is marooned. Surrounded by beautiful tropical reefs Ed will also have to find a way to fish for food, while making sure he doesn’t meet any of the deadly sharks which inhabit the seas around the island. Will he also be able cope with the sweltering 30 °C temperatures, with no shelter or sun cream and then the freezing temperatures at night with no cover?

Check out the Discovery episodes here.

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Sleep like a mermaid

Poseidon Undersea Resort is planning to open a 5-star underwater hotel in the crystal clear waters of a lagoon near a coral reef at one of Fiji Islands. There will be 24 rooms on the seabed in 12 meters depth. The hotel is mostly made ​​of acrylic plastic which guarantees a phenomenal view of the fish life. Rooms are modules that are connected to a corridor, a large tube. It looks like a string of transparent bubbles.

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Guests get there via an underwater lift. Preliminary advertising is a couple of nights on the ground as part of a package tour to the island offering diving, wine tasting and other activities. Price per person is, according to various reports, 15 000 dollars per person.

Thousands of Australian Schoolies head for Fiji

Fiji has become a schoolies hot spot with thousands of teenagers set to flock to the Pacific island nation next week. The first of more than 2200 Fiji-bound school leavers, organised by a tour group, are due to depart next Saturday. Entire islands in Fiji have been set aside for their end of school celebrations. Bali and Vanuatu are also proving popular with schoolies, but to a lesser degree.

Read more here.

Cool or creepy?

Poseidon Undersea Resort is nestled 40 feet below the surface of the clear blue Fijian Lagoon. The 24 underwater suites are reached by an elevator.

With all the comforts of a five star hotel, most of these watery suites suite are surrounded by transparent acrylic walls that allow for spectacular views of the ocean and its fishy inhabitants.

Guests are invited to interact with the surroundings, so at the push of a button the fish are fed, and a flip of a switch turns on the sparkling underwater lights.

Rates: US$15,000 per person for a week’s package, including transport, two nights in an underwater suite, scuba diving, and wine tasting

Check it out here.

Fiji has been hit by huge tidal waves

Fiji authorities say there have been no casualties or injuries after high waves struck the country’s popular Coral Coast tourist area today. Fiji authorities earlier issued a disaster alert as huge waves slammed the area. Several hotels have been affected by the waves, which were triggered by a slow moving trough of low pressure.

There has been no confirmation as yet of major damages or injuries but details are still coming in.
Read more here.