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Fiji, your ultimate guide to a country of smiles

Fiji,your ultimate guide to a country of smiles
Alila VilLas Uluwatu

Once known ominously as the Cannibal Isles thanks to a tendency for warring tribes to consume their rivals, such antisocial behaviour disappeared around the same time that Christian missionaries descended on Pacific islands. These days Fijians are known more for their friendliness than their fearsomeness. The ubiquitous greeting of Bula, meaning hello, is almost always accompanied by a relaxed smile and a casual wave whether the greeter is a young child or a village elder. Fiji’s most treasured asset, and the one that lingers in most visitors’ memories long after their tan has faded, are genuinely friendly locals furnished with smiling faces.

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