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Taste of Paradise: What to Expect from Fijian Cuisine 


Discover Fijian cuisine, a tantalising combination of the best the islands have to offer, from fresh seafood cooked in delicate spices to exotic fruits.

Nestled in the heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is a tropical paradise of vibrant culinary traditions, renowned flavours and tantalising cuisine. With its azure waters, palm-fringed beaches and lush rainforests, Fiji truly offers a feast for the senses. Beyond its stunning landscapes, the country's cuisine is a reflection of its rich cultural heritage and diverse influences.

Fijian cuisine offers a delightful blend of flavours, combining traditional indigenous ingredients with influences from Indian, Chinese and European cooking. Common flavours in Fijian dishes include a harmonious mix of sweet, sour and spicy elements, resulting in a tantalising balance on the palate. 

Common ingredients found in Fijian dishes include fresh seafood, such as mahi-mahi, tuna and lobster, sourced from the surrounding pristine waters. Root vegetables like taro, yams and cassava are staples in many Fijian meals, while coconut milk and aromatic spices like turmeric and ginger add depth and complexity to the flavours.

Fijian resorts offer a culinary journey that showcases the best of the country's cuisine. Fresh, local ingredients, impeccable service, warm hospitality and breathtaking views are all part of the dining experience, ensuring that every meal is a memorable and immersive journey into the heart of Fiji's culinary heritage. Which of these resorts will you choose?

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Six Senses

At the sublime Six Senses Resort, you’ll embark on a taste adventure that celebrates the lively flavours of traditional Fijian culture and charm. With a commitment to sustainability and using fresh ingredients from its onsite farm, the resort offers a menu that represents the authentic taste of the islands.

Its clever culinary team has mastered crafting dishes that highlight the unique flavours of Fiji, including local seafood like kokoda (marinated fish) or a delightful coconut cream ceviche. Root vegetables like taro and cassava are lovingly prepared into hearty, mouthwatering dishes. Tropical fruits, such as papaya and pineapple, add a touch of sweetness to desserts and refreshing ‘living’ cocktails.

In all five dining locations, you’ll enjoy an ambience that effortlessly combines relaxed charm with Fijian culture. You can also choose to eat on the beach, watching the glowing sunset turn into a diamond-filled sky. The friendly staff ensure that every guest is treated to exceptional customer service and a personalised touch. Whether you're a culinary adventurer or a lover of traditional tastes, Six Senses promises a dining experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa

The gorgeous Yasawa Island Resort & Spa boasts an exceptional dining journey that showcases the authentic flavours of Fiji, accompanied by views that will take your breath away. The resort's dining options are a celebration of the island's vibrant culinary heritage, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Fijian flavours.

The resort’s passionate executive chef takes great pride in creating traditional Fijian dishes that are bursting with flavour and made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From succulent seafood caught in nearby waters to root vegetables sourced from local farmers, each dish reflects the vibrant and diverse culinary traditions of Fiji. Tantalise your taste buds with kokoda, lovo-cooked meats and tropical fruits that add a refreshing touch to your dining experience.

Whether you choose to dine in the al-fresco restaurant or on a private beach picnic overlooking the turquoise waters, you'll be enchanted by the surrounding natural beauty. The staff goes above and beyond to cater to your needs, offering warm hospitality and personalised attention that leaves a lasting impression. The resort's commitment to your satisfaction ensures that each meal is a memorable journey into the heart of Fijian cuisine.

Likuliku Lagoon Resort

At the luxurious Likuliku Lagoon Resort, dining is a delight, with traditional Fijian flavours crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The resort pays homage to the rich gastronomic heritage of the islands, offering a variety of dining options, each one an experience in itself.

The resort's chefs take great pride in showcasing traditional Fijian dishes fused with a local multicultural flair. After whetting your appetite with an amuse bouche, you’ll indulge in mouthwatering seafood, vibrant vegetables and tropical fruits bursting with freshness. 

The atmosphere at Likuliku is enchanting, with its idyllic lagoon setting and breathtaking surroundings. Whether you choose to dine in your overwater bure, on the beach or in the beautifully designed restaurant, you'll be immersed in a sense of tranquillity and natural wonder. The warm and attentive staff add to the exceptional dining experience, providing impeccable service and genuine Fijian hospitality. This resort offers an unforgettable dining experience that truly captures the spirit of Fiji.

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Featured image: Yasawa Island Resort & Spa

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