[Y]ou have a meeting in 15 minutes and three reports due by the end of the day. Your work is piling up. How are you going to get through it all? Panicking won’t help. You’ve already done that.
Suddenly, you spot the office nark, Kyle, swaggering towards you. You can feel your stress levels rising.
“The boss wants to see you in his office,” he says with a smirk on his face.
You sigh and think: Urrgh! I need a break.
You stare out the window. Rain hammers the glass and an umbrella wildly tumbles past, chased by a desperate and drenched pedestrian.
Yes, a break.
Preferably, somewhere warm and tropical with clear turquoise waters, palm trees and a hammock. Somewhere where everybody is smiling and where you can lay back on the beach and just relax.
No rain, no reports, no Kyle.
If this sounds like your typical day, then perhaps it’s time to heed the call, and hop on the next Fiji Airways flight to Fiji for some well-earned R & R.
Located just 2000 miles North-east of New Zealand, Fiji has a temperate climate perfect for those looking to re-charge the batteries.
If you are looking to bask in the sun, one of the best times of the year to go is during the warm season between November to April.
Here are some of the great relaxation activities you can experience in Fiji.
Treat yourself to something indulgent, such as a traditional Fijian Bobo Massage.
Practiced for centuries by Fijian grandmothers, the massage incorporates firm massage techniques and rich, exotic oils such as coconut oil, to increase circulation and improve health.
Unlike other traditional Polynesian massage techniques, Bobo combines different rubbing styles with the thumb, knuckles and finger tips, which relax the muscles and loosen the knots.
After your massage it’s time for an internal body cleanse. Flush out of all the toxins and reduce muscular aches and pains with a warm poultice of Fijian medicinal herbs, such as Makita and Macou.
Yoga and Meditation
Other alternative methods of relaxation are available in Fiji including yoga and meditation where the body and the mind sync together to relax and create balance and wellbeing.
Most resorts in Fiji offer yoga classes but if you are serious about your relaxation, then try the Daku Resort on the Northern Island of Vanua Levu which is one of Fiji’s premiere yoga retreats. Their three day intensive course begins from F$250.
On the flip side, if you like your relaxation to come at a higher octane pace, then Fiji still has you covered with a host of water sports designed to get the heart pumping.
For example, dive into some of the world’s most colorful and untouched snorkeling reefs off the Mamanuca Islands or hang-ten one of the world’s best surf breaks at Cloudbreak.
Check out the delightful Musket Cove Resort for an enjoyable, adventure filled holiday in the Mamanucas.
Forget the rain and the boss. Whatever you prefer to do you’ll find it in Fiji, where your daily office dreams become a relaxation reality.
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Monday 24th of February 2014
Yoga and meditation are key! I'm trying to incorporate them into my daily routine.
Tuesday 19th of November 2013
My husband and I recently just got to NZ from Fiji. What a wonderful place. We really do consider ourselves more of a beach enthusiasts than in the city. Lovely place right? :)
Tuesday 19th of November 2013
Thanks for the great tips, I would love to head to Fiji soon. Such a beautiful remote location to escape your everyday woes.
Monday 18th of November 2013
I was there ....coral snorkeling,,,specific nice food thanks
Tuesday 12th of November 2013
Great post! We are trying to fit Fiji into our January/February vacation.