Main Food Markets | Satellite Markets
The fruit and vegetable markets are normally the central social hub for Fijians, a place where the smiling, friendly locals sell their produce. The main municipal markets can be easily found, as they are normally located adjacent to the main bus stations. This is to allow the majority of goods to come fresh from the countryside every day.
These bustling arenas have rows and rows of tables laden with delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables, with the markets bursting at their seams and extending outside. So if you wish to get immersed in the daily sights and sounds of the locals, you will not regret heading down to experience this cultural highlight. Throughout the market, the Fijian and Indo-Fijian sellers are generally very patient and happy to chat.
Alcoholic Fijian Beverages
There are so many different alcoholic beverages available across the islands that you will be spoilt for choice, from the wide selection of New Zealand and Australian wines to the locally crafted beers and rums.
IN DEPTH SUPPORTING ARTICLE: We have put together a short article detailing the most popular beverages you will come across on your travels and why they are worth having a tipple. So get your taste buds ready for a unique tropical journey.
Tropical Fijian Fruits & Island-Inspired Drinks
Fiji is paradise on earth, with a kaleidoscope of pristine environments gracing every corner of the country. Combine this with the delicious, mouth-watering tropical fruits that grow free and wild and have a far superior quality than the artificially ripened kinds found in supermarkets in temperate climes. Cultural recipes handed down between generations, from the simple lemon and lime refreshing beverage to the more refined fine dining restaurants, have started to define the unique culinary palette of the islands, elevating and refining the fruits in a carefully balanced way. Full Article
Non-Alcoholic Fijian Beverages
As you wake up, take a small shot of the immune-boosting Juice Fiji drink, a concentrated fruit and vegetable combo that will protect you from dusk to dawn. Three natural artesian water brands to take with you to quench your thirst during the day. A trio of coffee brands to have during lunch, and Taki Mai, a natural kava beverage that comes in multiple flavors that soothes and calms the body, at the close of the day with your friends. Each beverage purchased supports Fijian-made local businesses and entrepreneurs across Fiji.
IN DEPTH SUPPORTING ARTICLE: In the following article, titled ‘4 Non-Alcoholic Refreshing Fijian Beverages‘, we have put together four locally produced natural beverages that are suited to different times of the day.
11 Different Types of Coconuts
We touch upon the many different coconut varieties scattered across Fiji, how you can husk a coconut and scrape out and produce the thick, creamy coconut milk from the shell, and conclude with the recipe for Fiji’s national dish, Kokoda, so you are able to have a Fijian experience at any time of the year.
IN DEPTH SUPPORTING ARTICLE: In the article ‘11 Different Types of Thirst Quenching Coconuts‘ is going to briefly introduce you to the symbolic relationship the Fijian people have with the coconut tree.