It is important to dress modestly when away from the immediate vicinity of your resort or hotel.
Your respect for their customs and traditions will not only make you a welcome guest in their villages and homes, but add another dimension to your Fijian holiday. Don’t wear shorts, and women must not wear halter tops or bare shoulders. Remember, Fijians will, out of custom, always ask you to eat with them or share whatever they have. It is not recommended that you stay in a village which is in the habit of accommodating paying visitors.If you feel obliged to pay more, then ask your host what he or she might like and purchase it for them.A bundle of groceries is graciously appreciated by large Fijian families.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.
When visiting a village it is customary to present a gift of yaqona, which is also known as kava.The gift, called a sevusevu, is not expensive-half-a-kilo (which is appropriate) costs approximately .It is presented to the Turaga ni Koro, the executive head of the village.The presentation is usually in his house and will generally be attended by some of the older men who happen to be in the vicinity at the time and can quickly turn into a social occasion.Pounded into powder, the yaqona will be mixed with water and served.Be prepared to shake hands and to answer many personal questions such as where you are from, are you married, how many children do you have, how much money you earn etc.