Top Things to Do in Fiji
With well over 300 islands in the Fijian archipelago, it might be difficult to narrow down the possibilities. However, Fiji is an ideal vacation destination and considering all the incredible things there are to explore and experience, it’s easy to see why. If you’re planning a visit to Fiji, make sure to include these sights on your itinerary:
- Watch a firewalking ceremony. “Vilavilairevo” is a Fijian phrase that literally means, “jumping into the oven.” The phrase might sound funny but watching the feat, which originated on Beqa Island, is an incredible experience. Many resorts throughout Fiji offer firewalking shows making it easy to fit into your visit.
- Spend the day at Paradise Beach. This full-day, highly-rated cruise departs from and returns to Pacific Harbor and includes a relaxing day spent on Beqa Island. The trip includes snorkeling, barbecue (any fish caught along the way become part of the feast), waterfalls to soak under, hammocks to relax in and local music to listen to. The excursion is an ideal way to experience the relaxed pace of island life.
- Wander in the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Take an hour or two to visit this unique botanical garden located in the foothills of the Nausori Highlands. Over 30 different varieties of orchids await in this well-tended and well-displayed garden. The garden also features a “jungle walk” through native forest.
- Learn how to surf. No matter if you’re a beginner or pro, surfing in Fiji is like nowhere else in the world. The best surf schools are run by the locals who know the best spots to surf. Excursions are also available including spear fishing and diving in addition to surfing. These outings are a great way to get to know Fiji and make new friends.
No matter what you decide to do in Fiji, the friendly spirit of the Fijian people will make it the experience of a lifetime.