Things to do in Fiji Islands
While there are many things to do in Fiji, most activities revolve around the virgin beaches and activities in the sea.
Getting to Fiji - Located in the South Pacific region there are frequent flights from Australia or New Zealand. Fiji though an island nation it has many Fiji Indians (who are descendants of sugar cane farm workers brought by the British all the way from India). There are 2 main islands – Viti Levu and Vanua Levu; and many smaller islands that will make your trip a once in a lifetime beach vacation. In fact some of the islands resorts are among the best beaches in the world. We recommend the following while you are in Fiji Islands. As in most of our explores we want to include what you can do for free.
Free Things to do in Fiji
Viseisei village in the famous landing site of the first Fijians is home to many locals. A 25 minutes ride from Nadi Airport gets you to this historical place. Located by the water you will find spectacular views of the sea at dusk and dawn; equally pretty in the day. Pay attention to local culture and norms, so the protocol is that visitors remove their hat, sunglasses, wear a sulu (local wrap worn by both men and women alike) to cover your legs and just overall sensible dressing etiquette. Swimwear is not to be worn. In the village shops you can buy local handicraft. You also need permission to visit to ask your taxi driver, the hotel you are staying in or bus driver for guidance. Don’t be surprised if they ask for a donation fee for entry. Tourism is the major source of revenue for the people, so it’s quite understandable.
Beaches in Denarau Island are free so don’t expect the blue water and white sand. To really get a glimpse of the beaches you must venture out to the islands where you see the real Fiji. There are some beautiful places to visit for day trips, including private island resorts. These and more are listed in below.
Best Things to do in Fiji Islands
Island & Beach Resorts of Fiji - Among the best things to do in Fiji is visit one of the following resorts: Turtle Islands, Vomo Fiji, Tokoriki Island Resort, Malolo Island Resort or Sonaisali Island Resort. Make your choice with an eye on the wallet, but it will be money well spent.
Natadola Beach – The beach in Sigatoka, which is about an hour drive from Nadi, is boarded by some resorts but the vast majority of the beach is free for anyone to go. A virgin beach with white sand, clear blue water and the warm sun against you – it is the perfect place to wind down with some beer.
Things to do in Nadi (the tourist hub)- The only international airport in Fiji is located in Nadi, Fiji’s tourist capital. Nadi offers a wide variety of options from shopping ethnic artifacts from Jacks or the local market to Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, Garden of the Sleeping Giant (a plantation of over 200 orchids),Denerau Beach. Travellers can experience slice of local culture in just this one city.
Pacific Harbor Fiji - If you are in the mood to mix nature’s beauty with some adventure, Pacific Harbor is where you need to head. Experience something different to the typical resorts you see in Nadi and Sigatoka. There are many things to do – white water rafting, kayaking, trekking, sea diving, view sharks and indulge in some golf. A long undisturbed coastal beach tops it up.
Taveuni Island - Off the island of Vanua Levu is Teveuni. From Nadi you can take the plane or the ferry from Suva port or Nausori airport about 14kms (9 miles) from Suva. Swimming under the Tavoro Waterfalls, taking deep sea diving and enjoying the coral beaches are all part of the Taveuni experience.
ZIP Fiji – While beaches dominate the appeal for Fiji, ZIP Fiji offers thrills and adventure while in Fiji. They provide zipline adventure, just minutes from Pacific Harbor. Many courses are available to choose from.