Hemmed with lagoons and coral reefs of the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji is a vast archipelago with more than 300 unique islands that has much to offer. Azure waters with palm tree-lined beaches, live music wafting through villages, ancient rituals with dance and drink along with warm and friendly people evokes a mystical charm.
In other words, Fiji is a remote island getaway waiting to be captured. Bula, welcome to Fiji!
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Fiji has a fascinating mix of socio-economic culture. With more than two-thirds of the 300 islands uninhabited, this island nation is pristine and immaculate. The country is inhabited mainly by the indigenous Fiji people known as Melanesians and Indians.
Shiploads of Indians were brought to the island in the early 19th century under colonial British rule to work in the sugarcane plantations. Today they are one of the largest ethnic groups living on the island.
Fiji is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Sapphire blue waters, ground-breaking surfs, magnificent coral reefs and a mind-boggling array of underwater creatures abound the islands of Fiji.
Dive deep into the ocean to spend some time with the majestic sea creatures or hop onto a cruise into the ocean or simply relax by the seaside amidst the palm trees. Fiji has so much to offer that it often leaves one quite overwhelmed and spoilt.
The islands of Fiji are known for the huge range of water sports, outdoor activities and plenty of inland adventures. Hence it is rightly known as the one of the world’s best snorkelling and diving dens.
You may go scuba diving in the azure waters or snorkelling among the coral reefs that almost touch the shores. Alongside the amazing beaches, Fiji boasts the most delectable cuisine consisting of freshly caught fishes and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Fiji is probably the most accommodative when it comes to specific tastes and individual preferences. It is surprising to note that Fiji preserves its age-old tradition and communal culture to this day.
It is also the home to some of the friendliest people who are always greeting you with a broad smile. While some islands are remote and provide luxurious resorts that define class and comfort others cater to all tastes including families, kids and backpackers.
Viti Levu is the largest and most inhabited of the 330 islands that make up the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. Made up of diverse natural beauty ranging from waterfalls to pristine beaches, quiet getaways to quaint villages, the island of Viti Levu offers a spectacular experience.
The coral coast area in Viti Levu is especially popular amongst adventure sport lovers. You may explore the mountain villages, go ziplining in the jungle posts or take a Navua river cruise in the tranquil rainforests.
Located in the southeastern part of Viti Levu is the capital city of Suva. This busy metropolis provides a quintessential Fijian experience. You may wander the streets lined with colonial architecture, browse through the local markets buzzing with life and activity. The city is live with the most diverse features ranging from museums, churches and temples to clubs, bars and restaurants.
The main transportation hub and the international gateway to Fiji, Nadi is one of the largest and most visited towns of the island. Nadi is home to some of Fiji’s most popular tourist attractions like Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, Naihehe Cave, Garden of Sleeping Giant and Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, the largest Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere.
Denarau Island or Port Denarau situated in the western coast of Viti Levu is undoubtedly the most vibrant and pulsating town of Fiji. The town is a one-stop destination for shopping, dining, adventure sports, entertainment and much more. Denarau also boasts a spectacular 18-hole golf course by the bay with breathtaking views of the ocean.
Port Denarau is strategically located within 15 minutes of Nadi and serves as the gateway to Mamanuca and Yasawa islands, the two most visited tourist spots of Fiji. Regular ferry services are available to these Fijian gateways from the Denarau marina.
Mamanuca Islands located on the western part of Fiji is a popular day-trip destination due to its proximity to the mainland. However, it is also extremely popular amongst couples looking for a quiet getaway as it is home to some of the world’s most luxurious resorts offering world-class facilities and pampering services. If you are that indulgent party person looking for unlimited pleasure, a visit to the Beachcomber resort is highly recommended. Castaway Island on the other hand is perfect for families and children.
A stretch of fifteen volcanic masses to the north of Mananuca form the extremely popular Yasawa Islands. These islands with their spectacular beaches and dramatic landscape attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. The islands are conveniently connected with Nadi by daily catamaran services and have developed into a popular backpacker’s trail.
Swimming with Manta rays – Go swimming with the regal manta rays in the channel between Nanuya Balavu and Drawaqa Islands during the months of May and October.
Sigatoka River Safari – Ride on a jet boat on the Sigatoka river and explore a traditional Fijian village.
Snorkelling – Go snorkelling in the crystal blue waters off the innumerable beaches of Fiji and fall in love with the underwater creatures.
Scuba Diving – Hold hands with an expert local diver and spend some time with the tiger sharks in Beqa Lagoon Shark Dive.
Surfing – Hop onto your surfing board and glide along the gentle waves of the Pacific Harbor.
Mud Bath – Take a dip at the slimy Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool for a uniquely strange yet satisfying experience.
Zip Lining – Experience the thrill of zip lining through a Fijian jungle.
Nestles at the foothills of the mountains with the same name, Garden of the Sleeping Giant is a fascinating haven of green lawns, forests, a lily pond and a collection of more than 2000 orchid species.
A living example of the Dravidian architecture and the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere, the temple attracts millions of tourists across class, culture and religion.
As the name rightly claims, a place to get lost, the Naihere Cave located in the Sigatoka Valley is as mysterious and as eerie as it can get. Home to Fiji’s Sautabu tribe, the cave is alive with cannibalism traditions, pagan culture and tribal warfare.
Located in the capital city of Suva, Fiji Museum is a fascinating place complete with exhibits from Fiji’s vibrant past. A visit to the museum is a must to get a closer look at Fiji’s culture and history.
Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, Viti Levu.
Levuka, the capital of Ovalau in the Lomaiviti Islands is Fiji’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the oldest settlements of the island nation with European settlers arriving here in the early nineteenth century. Current day Levuka is a quiet hamlet nestled amongst mango trees and coconut palms providing a window to ancient Fiji.
Note: This is just a SAMPLE itinerary. Our Fiji tour package can be customized according to your needs and preferences.
Day 1Begin the day with a scrumptious breakfast of Lolo bun accompanied by pancakes and boiled eggs. Head to Nadi produce market to get a taste of Nadi's fresh fruits and produce. Next up stroll along the street and stop by at the various vibrant markets and stores. Pick up jewellery, souvenirs and other handicrafts at Nadi Handicraft market Post lunch head to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant and relax amongst nature. Remember to take a dip in the nearby Sobeto Mud Pools.
Day 2Day 2 begins with a trip to Fiji's most strategic and attractive location Port Denarau. Hop onto the Blue Lagoon Cruise and head to the picturesque Mamanuca Islandlush. Indulge in numerous pampering services and adventure sports options available. Don't hesitate to go surfing in Cloudbreak near Namotu Island Resort. Remember to take some bight pictures for your Instagram! On returning to Denarau Islands gorge on a lavish sea-inspired dinner at any of the local restaurants.
Day 3Board the Yasawa Flyer and sail through the sapphire waters to yet another Fijian gem Yasawa. Go swimming in the limestone caves of Sawa i Lau or simply relax while soaking in the beauty of the thousand year old limestone caves.
Day 4Take an early morning flight to Suva, the capital city of Fiji. Spend the morning exploring Suva. Take a trip to the Fiji Museum for a closer look at Fijian culture and history. Stroll along the iconic historic buildings or visit a local market. Next, head to the nearby Colo-i-Suva forest to experience the lush green rainforests amidst hiking trails and natural pools. Bird watchers may get lucky and spot some rare and pretty birds. Afterwards, rent a car or board a bus and head to Pacific Harbor.
Day 5Begin this day early with an activity of your choice. For the more enthusiastic, go for scuba diving in the Bega Lagoon or dive with the sharks. Visit a Fijian village or watch a cultural show at the Arts Village if you are looking for a more relaxed time. Later in the afternoon go for White Water Rafting on the Navua River. Post the river rafting drive to Sigatoka.
Day 6Next morning grab a quick breakfast before starting your day at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, the first national park of Fiji. Walk along the ridgeline to explore the dunes formed over thousands of years. You may also avail guided tours as well. Visit the various archaeological sites such as Lapita artifacts and much more. Next up head to Kula Wild Adventure Park to hold and feel the rare Fijian crested iguana. You may also click close-up pictures with beautiful local birds.
Day 7On your last day in Fiji let your adrenaline run high with ziplining over the tropical forest canopies. Get dirty with some quad biking in the rugged countryside or take a short trip to the Coral Coast. Make the most of the last day on this beautiful island and create some lifetime memories!
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What is the best time to visit Fiji?
The best months to visit Fiji are July to September. During these months, the weather is pleasant to explore the destination.
What is Fiji known for?
Fiji offers mesmerizing islands, natural beauty, delicious seafood, and much more. There are many tourist attractions in Fiji that you can explore during your trip.
Which is the most beautiful place to visit in Fiji?
The most beautiful place to visit in Fiji is the Coral Coast located in Viti Levu. It offers gorgeous views and soul-soothing experiences.
Remotely located in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, lined with pristine beaches, azure waters, coral reefs and a rioting marine life, invites you to dive deep. Book your Fiji vacation right now with Flying Squirrel Holidays' tailormade holiday packages.
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