Fiji tourism says it has quickly returned to “business as usual,” with the Fiji Hotel & Tourism Association reporting that most major resorts and hotels have already resumed full operations in time to welcome international guests for a busy and beautiful Easter holiday in Fiji.
“As regular visitors to Fiji know, the country is extremely resilient and once storms or rains pass, Fiji is back to normal in a matter of days,” said Fijian Permanent Secretary Ms. Elizabeth Powell.
Cyclone Daphne, and its associated winds and rain have passed Fiji by, and weather in Fiji is improving on an hourly basis. Following the weekend’s flooding, major hotels and resorts have reported damage only to some vegetation. However, non-resort areas in some parts of the country, such as Ba and Rakiraki, are still recovering.
Air Pacific, Fiji’s National Airline, continues to operate, as it did every day during the rains and flooding, during which it was able to fly more than 3,000 people out of Fiji.
All other major airlines have also now resumed flights and are carrying passengers to and from Fiji. Pacific Sun, Fiji's domestic airline operated flights throughout the past weekend between Suva and Nadi, and it has now resumed some flights to Fiji’s outer islands.
At Port Denarau, some inter-island cruise and ferry services were resumed today, with services to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands expected to be fully operational from tomorrow (4 April).
Roads and bridges from Nadi International Airport to Denarau and the Coral Coast that were flooded over the weekend are passable, as nearby river waters have receded to normal levels. Remaining road and bridge issues are expected to be resolved over the next few days.
Tourism Fiji notes that while the recent weather placed much strain on local tourism operations over the weekend all visitors to Fiji remain safe.
Further updates will be issued as more information becomes available.