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Let’s Go Local: Beachcomber, Mali For Ali

Azam Fayuz Ali highly recommends people to visit Mali Island in Macuata.
20 Sep 2023 20:28
Let’s Go Local: Beachcomber, Mali For Ali
Azam Fayuz Ali (insert photo) recommends Mali Island in Macuata.

Azam Fayuz Ali highly recommends people to visit Mali Island in Macuata.

The sales and marketing manager of Aaqib Rentals said the island is home to a number of rare birds and plants, as well as a variety of coral reefs.

“Mali has three villages, in­cluding the main village of Naivola, which is where most of the island’s activities take place,” Mr Ali said.

“Some of the activities people can enjoy on the island include going on a nature walk, kayaking, snorkelling, bird watching, as well as learning about the local Fijian cul­ture and folklore.”

Originally from Nukutatava which is one of the famous picnic spots in Labasa, Mr Ali said visitors can also visit the nearby mango rock, which was an iconic landmark in the region.

Having visited countries like Japan, Ma­laysia, China, Thailand, Singapore, Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Nauru Island, Hong Kong China and United States of America, the University of the South Pacific graduate says Fiji is the best holiday destination.

Aaqib Rentals was initially opened in 2015 by his parents and later Mr Ali joined.

Now it has three branches in one in Nauso­ri, Labasa and recently opened in Lautoka.

It does tour business within Vanua Levu and airport transfers.

How many places have you visited around the country?

I have visited places in Vanua Levu and Viti Levu.

What is the one place locally that you would take visitors to, and why?

Mali Island in Macuata. The island is the site of various activities, such as snorke­ling, swimming, fishing, and kayaking.

What is your favourite place for coffee/pie, and why?

Ice coffee and fried chicken Planet in Nadi because its friendly staff and I always get discount since I am their regular customer.

What is your favourite backyard spot, and why?

Backyard garden at home. It helps me to keep fit and also get fresh vegetables.

What is one place in Fiji that remains on your bucket list, and why?

  • Beachcomber Island because of the follow­ing:-
  • Swimming at all tides
  • Turtle pond
  • Watersports available at extra cost
  • A marine sanctuary
  • Beach Relaxation


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