Fiji is a paradise that’s home to a multitude of things to see and do. Whether you’re interested in sitting on the beach with a cocktail in hand, watching the sun set across the pristine Pacific Ocean, or after a fun-filled action adventure, it’s guaranteed that you’ll find the holiday of your dreams in Fiji.
With miles and miles of pristine beauty, Fiji is an adventure opportunity for both land and sea lovers. You’ll find jet boating, whitewater rafting, rainforest hiking, mountain biking and everything in between, with something to suit everyone’s budget and taste. And on top of there being such a variety of things to do, each of them are run by and support the local communities and environments. So you’ll have the opportunity to benefit both the locals and their land as well as immerse yourself in their beautiful culture.
But with so much to do it’s often difficult to decide what to do first, or even if you can fit it all in. So we’ve pulled together a list of the ‘absolute musts’ to getting a complete Fiji experience.
Fiji Absolute Musts
If you’re travelling to Fiji on holiday, this is our list of absolute must things to do. You can use this as checklist for your holiday – it’s guaranteed that if you even get through half of these things, your vacation is going to be awesome!
- Visit a local bar with a view and watch the sunset while sipping an ice cold cocktail
- Treat yourself and indulge in a ‘Fijian Bobo’ massage
- Check the children into ‘Kids’ Club’ and get some ‘adult time’
- Learn to snorkel or dive in some of the Pacific Ocean’s clearest waters
- See how the locals live – visit a local school and get a pen friend, or visit one of the many villages and participate in a kava ceremony
- Wander around the markets and try some of the local fancies like fruits, Kokoda and Cassava
- Explore the river systems either by jet boat, whitewater raft or floating on a bamboo raft
- Kula Wild Adventure Park – try out an immersive lesson on the local iguanas and turtles, and take a ride on the ‘Krazy Canopy Flyer’ – Fiji’s first ever Zip Rail
- Cloud 9 – Fiji’s only two level floating platform – a fully stocked bar and woodfire pizza hub surrounded by pristine turquoise waters
- Make a day trip to Tivua Island and explore its 500 acres of beautiful reef
- Swim with the ‘Manta Rays’, sharks and turtles
- Jump on a quad bike tour and explore the local lands
- Zip line for a truly unique perspective of the Fijian jungle
- Find yourself a quiet place with a hammock and get lost in a good book
And there you have it – our list of the absolute must things to do in Fiji. But we understand that everyone has different tastes, and that maybe you only want to stay in one part of Fiji during your holiday. So we’ve outlined some of the best things you can do in the two most popular Fijian locales – Denarau and the Coral Coast.
Kula Eco Park – If you’re a fan of anything furry, feathered or scaled, then this wildlife sanctuary is something you can’t miss. Located just opposite the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, this incredible place lets you get up close and personal with the animals – you even have the chance to pet a local iguana! Watch the hawksbill sea turtles being hand fed, admire the colours of the parrots, be amazed by the falcons and listen to the fruit bats chatter. It’s a nature lover’s dream. Kula Eco Park is also home to the ‘Krazy Canopy Flyer’ – Fiji’s first ever Zip Rail. You’ll also find splash mountain here, a waterslide and water park that the kids will love you forever for introducing them to.
Sigatoka Sand Dunes – This is one of Fiji’s highlights of natural beauty. The sandy expanse of hills and dips is a spectacular thing to view as well as an awesome place to stretch your legs. You can visit the dunes on your own, or with a walking tour which generally take around one hour. Just be sure that if it’s a hot day, you visit before 11.00am or after 3.00pm, otherwise it can become a little uncomfortable.
Sigatoka River Safari – It’s a jet boat ride, but don’t for a second think this is only going to be enjoyed by adrenalin junkies! If you find that you want a water adventure away from the beach, then this is it. An exhilarating jet boat ride up the Sigatoka River, narrowly missing thickly forested river valleys is thrilling, but there’s more to it than a white-knuckle ride. You’ll also get to experience the culture of Fijian village life as you share a bowl of kava with the locals and listen to legends of Fiji that you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else.
Cruises/Island Hopping – There are numerous companies offering day trips to one of the nearby islands, each of which will show you a truly beautiful aspect of untouched Fiji. Or enjoy a sunset dinner cruise with that special someone – this one’s a winner if you’re looking to be romantic.
Golf and Tennis – Denarau Island is home to a world class 18-hole championship golf course with the tropical touch that its sand bunkers are carved into the shape of sea creatures. Just make sure you bring more than one ball, there are water challenges on 15 of the 18 holes so you’re sure to test your skills and patience. There’s also a dozen synthetic and natural grass tennis courts which are available to be played on both at day and night.
Denarau Marina Shopping Village – If you’re looking for that central hub where you can do some shopping then this is the place. The centre features a huge range of storefronts including clothing, souvenir and convenience stores, a post office, bakery, bank, pharmacy and even a beauty therapy centre. You’ll also find some bars and restaurants which serve Italian and Indian cuisines, Fiji’s first Hard Rock Café and of course the always loved, Cardo’s, which serves amazing steaks for those meat lovers. The Denarau Marina Shopping Village also features roving entertainment and evening cultural performances so no matter when you go, you’re bound to find something that appeals to you.