Relax and spend Christmas in Fiji
In the lead up to Christmas, how many times have you thought “enough of this consumerism and last minute drama, I’d rather spend Christmas in Fiji sipping cocktails”?
Or perhaps you’ve spent one too many Christmas Days listening to relatives argue politics thinking “next year I’m boycotting these shenanigans in favour of a relaxing tropical island escape”?
Let this year be the one where you break with tradition and indulge in a Christmas on your terms – one filled with sunshine, swimming, cocktails and food you don’t have to shop for, cook or clean up after. Sounds enticing doesn’t it!
Fijians love Christmas too!
Fijians celebrate Christmas in much the same way we do with gatherings of family and friends, church masses, carolling and, of course, eating!
In traditional village celebrations, about two weeks before Christmas Day everyone gathers at the community’s largest house and celebrates for two weeks until New Years Day. They sing and perform traditional ‘Meke’ fan (women) and spear (men) dances. Colourful ribbons decorate trees.
Most Fiji resorts carry on these traditions and organise fantastic Christmas celebrations for guests to enjoy. Even Santa makes a much anticipated appearance arriving on his tropical island sleigh (i.e. speed boat).
The ultimate Christmas feast
As in Australia, food is a large part of the Christmas celebrations in most Fijian resorts. Huge buffet lunches and dinners are available for guests featuring an abundance of fresh seafood, a mix of cold and hot meats, salads, fresh fruit and pudding for dessert.
Fijians traditionally celebrate Christmas with a huge lovo feast comprising garlic spice chicken, beef, pork, fish, cassava and Dalo. Another special dish often served at Christmas time is Palusami, spiced mutton wrapped in leaves and cooked in coconut cream. Many resorts make a special lovo Christmas feast available for guests on Christmas Day.
As with any Fijian celebration, kava is an integral part of the Christmas festivities.
Alone at Christmas? Why not enjoy some Fijian hospitality?
For many people living alone or away from family and friends, Christmas can be a time of isolation and loneliness. Fiji resorts are a-buzz with activity and people. If travelling alone, we can advise what resorts make it easy for singles to mingle with other guests. Some resorts set up huge tables where guests can sit together and celebrate with new found friends.
Afraid sentimentality will get the better of you?
If you’re thinking you’ll get too sentimental (or feel guilty) spending time away from family at Christmas, rest assured most resorts have Wi-Fi suitable for Skype streaming. Best of all you can connect with family and friends without the dramas of being there in person.
Or, if you can’t bear to spend the festive season away from family and friends why not take them with you? We can organise a group holiday so you can celebrate altogether.
And finally, just imagine waking up on Christmas morning and taking a leisurely stroll along the beach. Then spending a few hours by the pool before dressing for a decadent Christmas feast where you don’t have to do any of the cooking or cleaning. Then back to your bure for an afternoon nap before doing it all again at dinner. Sounds enticing doesn’t it?
Thinking of spending Christmas in Fiji?
There’s still time for our team to get you island bound by Christmas. If you would like more information about spending Christmas in Fiji, contact our specialist Fiji travel agents for travel quotes.
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