One’s initial reaction on hearing that your dream vacation destination has been hit by a super storm might be to despair.
However there are plenty of reasons why such an event may not be such bad news after all. In fact, for several reasons, now could be a great time to visit this breathtakingly beautiful Pacific island holiday destination.
The 330 island nation that makes up Fiji in Melanesia was hit by a category 5 cyclone, Winston, on February 21st. This disaster has been more devastating for some islands than others. Taveuni in the north was hit particularly hard.
Many areas were buffetted, but not materially damaged. The storm passed. The seas grew calm. The Fiji government was quick to respond and issued a curfew for the whole of Fiji. This was designed to restrict movement and to ensure the safety of all Fijians.
2 weeks post the event, it’s business as usual in Fiji. The 40,000 Fijians who work in the tourism industry have been hard at work on clean up and rebuilding projects. Most resorts have reopened for business. Most liveaboards are running as normal and reporting calm seas and happy customers. The best way to support Fijians through this crisis is to maintain your holiday bookings or decide to hop on one of Fiji’s excellent liveaboards or if you prefer land-based diving make a booking at a Fiji resort
If you have any queries regarding the status of hotels or liveaboards, contact Dive The World sales team. They have all the latest information about the resorts and liveaboards that Dive The World promotes.
Fiji Airways are offering sales fares to Nadi, from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne until the 16th March.
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