Lomalagi Resort owner on Travel Warnings in Fiji

Many people think that Fiji is one island when, in fact there are over 300! Most resorts are near Nadi on Viti Levu, quite a distance from the Capitol city of Suva, or on or near Vanua Levu which less developed and more tropical and lush.

In December there was a “coup” (Fiji has had 4 in the past 20 years!) which resulted in the government of the day being deposed.  No shots were fired. But many countries imposed travel advisories on Fiji — to apply political pressure — implying that it was dangerous for visitors to come to these beautiful islands.

The interim government has consulted with the EU, and many other groups, seeking assistance for restoring a properly elected democratic government. No census has been done for more than 10 years! The current voting process is 100% along racial lines because of the way the previous elections were structured. It truly was not democratic — and it’s going to take a bit of time to fix. In the meantime, it’s certainly safer here than just about anywhere else in the world! In fact, I can’t think of a safer, friendlier place anywhere else……(Ms) Collin McKenny, Resident Owner

Lomalagi Resort ~ Fiji