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Girl in Nakavika Village, Fiji. Photo: Lindsay Clark


The Fijian islands act like magnets for many long term, round-the-world, backpacking travelers that make up much of the Matador community.

Matador features everything from surf culture to local village life, utilizing photo essays, videos, guides, and narratives.

Check out the articles below if you’re looking for the paradise everyone expects and also the vibrant, unique culture native to those 333+ islands.

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Fiji Articles

15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in

21 more crazy party hostels around the world

16 floating and swim-up bars [PICS]

A surfer’s guide to Fiji

Fiji is the tropical paradise you’ve been searching for.

24 interesting facts about the world’s least known countries

Jaw-dropping aerial shots of Fiji’s Great Sea Reef

Be thankful that places like Fiji’s “Grand Canyon” and forward-thinking people still exist

Biggest and best waves ever ridden at Fiji’s Cloudbreak

14 over-water bungalows to dream about at work [PICs]

Why the obsession with time lapse video?

Fiji: A journey through the land of Bula [VID]

Village life in the Fijian highlands

Surfing Fiji

The center of a Cyclone

The best places for a skinny dip

Green guide to Viti Levu

Drinking kava on Fiji

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