Things to do in Fiji
A holiday in Fiji means a holiday in the water. From swimming to snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and more, much of the islands' action surrounds the turquoise waters. Needless to say, you're going to need a bathing suit or three.
Denerau Island, on Viti Levu, is the largest integrated resort area in the South Pacific with 8 large resorts, beautiful beaches and a golf course as well as plenty of dining options on the marina. Most of the private island resorts such as Castaway Island, Treasure Island and Plantation Island offer a range of activities onsite to keep you content. Take your pick from indulgent massages or fishing charters, water skiing, canoeing, golf, and the list goes on. Cultural activities are also offered onsite with kava ceremonies, traditional cooking lessons and basket weaving classes providing a great insight into Fijian culture.
For something more authentic, join a tour to visit a village and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch with new found friends. Adventurers will also be able to get their exploring fix with tours venturing to Naihehe Caves in the Sigatoka Valley - the cave fortress of the last of Fiji's cannibal tribes - and stunning limestone Sawai-lau Cave. River safaris and waterfall tours will also whet your appetite for Fiji's inland beauty. But at the end of the day, it's all about the surrounding ocean and more specifically, what lies beneath. Vibrantly coloured fish, octopi, turtles, eels, lionfish and more soft coral than you've probably seen before - this is, after all, the 'Soft Coral Capital of the World'.
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Referred to by locals as the mainland, Viti Levu is where you'll find Fiji's capital Suva as well as other important towns such as Nadi, Nausori and Ba. The island is also home to 70 percent of Fiji's population and as a result is the bustling political and administrative centre of the country.
Chances are you've seen these islands before. As the deserted island in the movie 'Castaway' and featured in reality shows such as 'Survivor: Fiji', while their onscreen depictions may seem unforgiving, with the lavish comforts of luxury resorts on hand there's very little to complain about.
For a holiday on the Yasawa Islands, you'll need a bathing suit, sunscreen, a good book and little else. This group of 20 islands located in northwest Fiji is where things get back to nature, the locals run on ‘Fiji time' and life is quiet, simple and, most importantly, laidback.
Fiji's stunning Coral Coast winds its way between Nadi and Suva taking in 80 kilometres of sandy beaches and sparkling bays along the way. Do it in luxury resort-style or DIY your way through little villages.
Fiji's first national park was established in 1987 to protect a truly unusual location. Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park is an unique ecosystem with massive undulating sand dunes, archaelogical sites and trekking tours.
Known as the 'Adventure Capital of Fiji', Pacific Harbour on the south coast of Viti Levu is the place to do all manner of watersports from diving with sharks to horse boarding. On land, try your hand at zip-lining or take in a traditional firewalking show at the Arts Village.