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Dan Vakadranu
Concierge

Bula Vinaka! I’m Dan. Well as for myself…I like to think of myself as a simple person…”life is too short for complication”. I’m an outdoor person. I love sports, travelling and discovering new things.  Volleyball is the sport that I’ve excelled in which has taken me to greater heights and allowed me to represent my beloved country – FIJI. It has given me the opportunity to travel to other countries like New Zealand in 2002 and Samoa in 2007 for the Oceania Volleyball Championships and I also attended the Oceania Volleyball Champs in New Caledonia in 2010. While I’ve hung up my shoes from playing internationally, I’m still involved in volleyball locally at a grass roots level and have my own Volleyball Club which comprises of youths developing their skills in the sport. I’ve also served as Team Manager for Both Fiji National Indoor and Beach Volleyball Teams, then served as an Executive Board member of the Fiji Volleyball Federation 2010-2016 as Vice President.

As for the business side of things, wow! I’ve been with Southern World since 1999, a long time. I love visiting hotels, resorts, islands around the country and taking groups or individual clients on tours to show them what Fiji has to offer. I’ve also had the privilege of escorting USA/UK Travel Agents, National Geographic Journalist and The Society of American Travel Writers in partnership with Tourism Fiji.

In my leisure time I like to enjoy the company of my family and good friends, sharing a bowl of kava (traditional Fijian drink) and travelling which I always find interesting.  When it comes to food, just like any other Pacific Islander…we LOVE our food, so as for me… fish and local seafood tops the list….not forgetting our traditional “LOVO”.  Finally to round things off, nothing beats the hot sun, crystal clear sky, warm breeze, sapphire blue waters, swaying palm trees and the friendliness of its people…and that’s “FIJI”…. my home and my favourite place in the world!