That said, before I ever set foot in Fiji, I asked many people who had been there if it was worth a trip, given the fact I'd already been in Hawaii. Granted that the experience you get in Hawaii can vary greatly ranging from Honolulu's tourist crammed streets to the calming peace of Kauai's natural landscape, I assumed that a visit to Fiji would fall somewhere in between. Thankfully, I made the decision to find out firsthand.
Throughout my time abroad, I always planned my travel itineraries independently, which provided some challenges as information and means of contact weren't always plentiful. Figuring out how to island hop in order to get the best experience took a bit of research and some luck. Here's some tips I'd recommend based on what I experienced: