Sofitel Denarau Fiji

Hotel Review: Sofitel, Denarau, Fiji

After we stopped for lunch at Pizza Place in Maui Bay, we continued about another 2 hrs. on the road to Denarau, an island resort town on the west coast of Viti Levu. It's the tourist hub of Fiji. Denarau was practically a ghost town over the last two years as the pandemic hit the… Continue reading Hotel Review: Sofitel, Denarau, Fiji

pineapple in garden Fiji
Food, garden

Pineapple Harvest

Our gardener planted pineapples in our yard about two years ago, and the first fruit finally appeared a few months ago. It turns out it's pretty easy to plant pineapple: You simply take the green top and stick it in the ground. We practice low-key gardening: no fertilizers; just a reliance on nature's basics: native… Continue reading Pineapple Harvest


Kumala: Fijian Purple Sweet Potato

Kumala is now in season in Fiji. It's a local sweet potato with a white outside and purple inside. I've also eaten it in Tonga. It's pretty food, and it has the health benefit of fiber. I sliced up a couple kumalas, drizzled olive oil on them, and baked at 350 deg. F for 20… Continue reading Kumala: Fijian Purple Sweet Potato