Lonely Planet Fiji Travel Guide
Lonely Planet offers the best guides for going native and avoiding looking like a tourist. Even if you have no plans to travel in the near future, the pictures will provide a mini retreat.
Obviously you do not want to be up a creek (or in the middle of the ocean) without a paddle, so be sure to remember a pair of those if you are investing in a kayak. Happy sails.
A comfy, lightweight kayak, aptly named the "Bliss." Available from Cabela's in a rainbow of tropical colors.
Figure out exactly what you want to do, where you want to go while you are on the long plane ride across the planet. Then, enjoy the summer weather Australia is currently experiencing.