Resort operators are offering discounts of 50 percent or more, with a number of nonstop flights going out of LAX. Rooms at the luxurious Inter-Continental, part of a building boom that has jacked up the number of available hotel rooms, are going for as low as $170 a night. That's the good news. Trouble is, Fiji has been going through some serious political turmoil, including reports of human rights violations under the country's military government. The State Department has urged citizens "to carefully consider" whether to travel there, though that's different from an outright travel warning. If you're still game, a WSJ feature sure makes it sound nice:
One of the most physically beautiful countries in the world, Fiji has been one of the South Pacific's biggest tourist draws, with more than 1,100 kilometers of coastline on 300-plus islands, including many ribbons of pristine bleached sand and waters teeming with marine life. Despite the recent development boom, many areas remain less-built up than Hawaiian or Caribbean resort areas. Fiji's rich culture includes a significant population descended from immigrants from India. The islands offer inland activities such as hiking and visits to sand dunes, volcanic craters and jungle waterfalls.