Soak up a romantic sunset
Sota tale means “see you soon” in Fijian and the country’s vibrant sunsets are just a click away at the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. Tune in to their 24/7 ‘deckchair’ cam for sunset over the serene lagoon waters. Embrace the Pacific vibes with a coconut/rum-based quarantini and sip your way through magic hour with your sweetheart. Just don’t forget to kick off cocktail hour early as Fiji is around two hours ahead of Australia’s east coast.
Go on, get happy
Bula! Look out for surf legend Kelly Slater, Survivor host Jeff Probst and author/digital pioneer Arianna Huffington plus a host of charming local personalities in Tourism Fiji’s uplifting ‘Bulanaire’ interviews. Exploring happiness as a mindset (Fijians have it down to a fine art!) the playful Q&A videos are totally addictive at a time when we could all use a smile. And let’s face it, we could listen to French oceanographer/filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau (and Bulanaire) all day. Watch them here.
Binge on ‘castaway’ cinema
Want to talk isolation? Who could forget Tom Hanks as a Fed Ex exec stranded on an idyllic but deserted South Pacific island in Castaway? While you’re revisiting this cinema classic, start planning your own escape to Castaway Island. The boutique island resort offers day trips to neighbouring Monuriki Island where the movie was filmed. Can’t get off the couch? Keep the screensaver-ready backdrops flowing with Blue Lagoon (yes, the Brooke Shields one) which was filmed in Fiji’s incredible Yasawa Islands.