Small pushcart vendors, hole-in-the-wall operators, and little local shacks - even in the cities full of Michelin-starred eateries, these tiny street vendors are pumping out some of the finest meals out.
Genuine 5 star, luxurious accommodation, a stunning turquoise lagoon, tropical island garden fare, fresh seafood and rare Iguanas make Likuliku Lagoon Resort in Fiji so special. Toss in some side orders of balmy starry nights, Fijian singing, fire dancing and palm trees swaying and you've been marooned, just like you'd hoped for.
Thankfully, the Fijian Crested Iguana isn't on the menu, as until recently, it was critically endangered, then one day it just turned up again, at this resort.
It's a unique accolade for any tropical resort, and another reason why Likuliku is a very special place and also a member of National Geographic's 'Unique Lodges of the World'.
Biologists were abuzz with this news and a conservation program has put this little 'resort resident' back on the map and into the history books, twice.
Eco-miracles aside, the team at Likuliku have harnessed their patch of paradise, offering a unique couples only experience, like no other.
It's not just a paradisiacal location, it's the staff that make everyone want to return with the Fijian hospitality and relaxing touches that unwinds the most stressed-out guest.
Malolo Island is part of the Mamanuca Archipelago and is blessed by consistently good weather, under the wind and within the calmest of waters. After a couple of fun, sun-drenched days, Fiji-time takes over and the slow pace and romance is infectious.
A day's activity consists of all or nothing, with every water sport available under the sun. Fishing trips, diving, snorkelling excursions are all arranged, or visit 'Wilson' and Tom Hanks on the Castaway movie film set of the real Monuriki Island, only a boat ride away.
Small and intimate with 10 over-water or 35 private beachfront Bure's to choose from, with day beds, plunge pools and all the trimmings expected at this high end of the luxury market.
Remote enough to escape, although don't panic, Wi-Fi and mobile reception will keep friends at home envious.
Only 25 km from Nadi International Airport, boat transfers leave three times daily, or you can grab a helicopter and arrive like a rock star. Go on!