Top 50 Things to Do and to See in Fiji

The nation of Fiji is made up of more than 300 islands, to be found in the middle of the south pacific ocean. Fiji is a land of white sand beaches, tropical rain forests, and coconut plantations. The warm tropical climate, fascinating culture and stunning scenery make Fiji one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The warm blue water, multi-colored coral reefs, and large variety of exotic sea life draw tourists from every corner of the world.Fifty things that you can enjoy in Fiji along with your family are as follows:

1. Suva

Suva is Fiji’s capital and largest city and is situated towards the southeast coast of Viti Levu. It is said be giving you an impression of the Colonial era and at the same time develop over the years offering you sites and attractions that will definitely make your tour worth it. Suva’s most popular activities and attractions consist mainly of shopping, sampling fresh produce at the local markets and sightseeing. Majestic buildings from the Colonial era are now integrated with modern high-rises that give a unique mix to Suva. It is one of the most attractive cities of Fiji.

2. Castaway island

It is said that Fiji offers you with some of the finest white-sand beaches in the world. It is often referred as paradise of beautiful beaches. Fiji’s islands provide any weary traveler with a relief from the busy city, and a chance to converse with nature at its brightest and most refreshing scenery. Among the famous islands in Fiji, it is probably the Mamanuca archipelago that has received a lot of fame. One of its islands, called the Monuriki Islands, was the location for the filming of the Tom Hanks starrer “Castaway.” Since this movie premiered to the global audience, arrivals at Fiji, particularly Monuriki, have dramatically increased. In fact, it drove the birth of the tourism industry, such that the coasts of Monuriki are now lined with world-class resorts that leave tourists awed every day.

3. Nadi

Nadi is a well known tourist attractions of Fiji. It is mainly famous as the ‘gateway to Fiji’. It is situated in Viti Levu’s North West and is considered as the island’s tourism center. It offers traditional natural landscapes where cane fields meet the horizon but enjoys a mind blowing range of contemporary amenities which includes a number of restaurants, plenty of duty free shopping and coordinated day trips.

4. Denarau

Another most famous tourist attraction of Fiji is Denarau is quite close to, in fact 20 minutes south of Nadi and is home to a range of adventures and attractions. It is well known as one of Fiji’s most popular holiday destinations, it is said to be designed with meandering waterways and tropical gardens, the island also offers one of the world’s best golf courses and is an epicenter for cruise operators who depart from the marina.

5. Lautoka Island

The famous Lautoka Island of Fiji is the second biggest island, and at the same time one of the most exciting as well. The island itself is tiny enough to leisurely walk around in. In fact, getting around by foot is considered as most enjoyable experience, you will find here wide streets that are lined with lush trees, and the majestic view of Mt. Evans, locally called the Koroyanitu Range, humming in the background. It is said that the island just looks like one big beautiful park. It’s a place to spend endless afternoons drinking in the local colors.

6. Coral Coast

Fiji’s Coral Coast is a spectacular holiday destination which features the world’s second largest single reef, stretching along the southern shores of Viti Levu. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Fiji. The Coral Coast is well-known for its great variety of water activities, historical sites, Eco Park, village excursions and rich culture. It is also home to the famous sand dunes of Sigatoka.

7. Turtle Island

Turtle Island are considered one of the extremely beautiful places to enjoy you vacation in. it is often referred as a place that can be called “heaven on earth.” immediately after visiting this place you will understand why it is called haven on earth. The water is so blue and the place is truly breathtaking. While on the island, you can enjoy doing several outdoor activities like swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, horseback riding, and snorkeling, to list down a few. Of course, most of the activities there are water sports, which is just as well because you will never be able to take yourself away from their glorious beaches which have the bluest water that you will ever see.

8. North Coast

The North Coast of Fiji is another most interesting place to visit. Starting at the most northern point of Viti Levu and extending all the way down to Nadi, Lautoka, Vuda Point and Suva, the North Coast is surrounded by a extremely beautiful natural environment, which is said be beyond explanation. Enjoying easy access to the Mamanucas, it is the most scenic area virtually uninterrupted by commercial development and boasts some of the best diving in Fiji.

9. Pacific Harbour

Pacific Harbour is a pristine stretch of coastline with a reputation as the island’s adventure capital. It is situated just 40 minutes to the west of Suva, Close to a range of Fjii’s other holiday destinations, Pacific Harbour presents to its visitors some of the most interesting attractions and also offers abundance of water and land based activities and attractions including a championship golf course, game fishing expeditions, shark dives and Beqa Reef.

10. Mamanuca Islands

The Mamanuca Islands are easily accessed by ferry or seaplane and boast some of the best scuba diving in the world. It is situated off the west coast of Viti Levu, The islands are also home to a range of cultural and historical tours and attractions and offer a range of experiences to suit all types of travelers. It is said to be perfect location to have a fun filled tour.

11. The Yasawas

One of the most popular tourist destinations of Fiji The Yasawa Island group is made up of a lot of tiny islets and 6 main islands North of the Mamanucas,. Characterized by an intact natural environment, the islands were formed by volcanic activity thousands of years ago and feature traditional mountainous terrain. The peaceful and relaxing beaches, beautiful reefs and scenic bays of the islands make them a popular destination.

12. Vatulele Island

One of the most fascinating tourist destinations of Fiji is the Vatulele Island which is situated around 30 km of Fiji’s main island. It is to be found towards of south of Viti Levu and showcases iconic tapa cloth, red prawns and ancient rock paintings. Your visit to the Vatulele Island is surely worth it. An island of coral and volcanic formations, its west coast features impressive bluffs and steep cliffs while the east coasts slopes gently down to meet a glistening lagoon.

13. Vanua Levu

Vanua Levu is Fiji’s second largest island and is home to immense mountains, a huge peaceful bay and the natural oasis of Savusavu. It is one of the extremely popular tourist attractions in Fiji. It was previously covered by copra plantations, affectionately known as Fiji’s best kept secret; it is a major center of adventure and activity and was Fiji’s first established sailing ship port for the north eastern regions. It is one of the must visit places of Fiji.

14. Taveuni Island

Taveuni Island is another most exiting tourist destinations of Fiji and immensely popular. It is quite often referred to as the ‘Garden Island’ of Fiji; Taveuni Island is carpeted by broad tropical vegetation and lofty coconut palms. Taveuni is Fiji’s third largest island which offers lush rainforests and amazing scuba diving opportunities and rises to the Uluiqalau mountain range which marks the highest point of the island. So come and experience the unique attractions of this Island.

15. Kadavu Island

Kadavu Island is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the country. You will find it towards the south of Suva, the capital of Fiji. The Kadavu Island is accessed by airports at both Nadi and Nausori and is Fiji’s fourth largest island and is very famous among tourist as well as locals. It is and extremely popular holiday destination for eco tourists, Kadavu is well-known for its spectacular diving and home of the famous Astrolabe Reef but also enjoys a variety of other water based activities.

16. Lomaiviti Islands

The Lomaiviti Islands are a volcanic archipelago comprised of ten smaller islands. The Islands are situated off the east coast of Fiji, The islands is blessed with extreme natural beauty, which is one of the major reasons of its popularity. It is considered relatively untouched by modern commercial development and are easily accessed offering transfers which depart from Suva, Fiji’s capital city.

17. Kula Bird Park

The Kula Bird Park is one of the extremely popular tourist attractions on Fiji; in fact this Eco Park has won the Excellence in Tourism’ Award for three years as Fiji’s best tourist attraction. You will find it located amidst the forested valley near Sigatoka River. It is indeed one of the most visited and prominent tourist attractions of Fiji. Exceptional and fascinating species of animals and plants have been included in the displays of the Kula Eco Park making it much more than just a physical layout. The park is also actively participating in preserving native fauna. It is an ideal destination for enjoying with the complete family.

18. Denarau Golf Club

Another most popular attraction that Fiji offers is The Denarau Golf and Racquet Club. It provides an opportunity to its visitors with to play golf. With one of the finest golf courses in Fiji, The 18 holes course and driving range is used by many of the visitors to the resorts and hotels on the island as well as locals. There is also a golf shop and a restaurant as well as excellent tennis courts.

19. The Sun Coast

The Sun Coast region of the Fiji Islands is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Fiji. It is situated towards the northern shore of the main island of Viti Levu. The coast stretches approximately 40 kilometers from the town of Ba past Rakiraki to Nananu-i-Ra Island at the northern tip of Viti Levu. It is one of the most spectacular regions of the country which is surely not to be missed. You will find plenty of interesting things here such as the market towns of Ba and Rakiraki, and the Yaqara cattle-grazing region, with its impressive Nakauvudra Mountain Range backdrop. It is also popular for its water resources, and the famous ‘ Fiji Water ‘ is produced at a factory just a kilometre or so inland from the coastal highway near Yaqara.

20. Bouma National Heritage Park

One of the most famous parks of Fiji is the Bauma National Park which is to be found in Taveuni, also known as ‘Garden Island of Fiji.’ This comprehensive park is an ideal venue for romantics and nature-lovers alike. Inside the park you’ll find four villages, each with its own specific eco-attraction, featuring an amazing protected marine park, a challenging rainforest hike to ancient ruins in the hills, beautiful coastal walks with kayaking and much more. It occupies over 80 percent of Taveuni’s total area; the park covers nearly 150 sq. km of pristine rainforest and coastal forest and has beautiful trails.

21. Levuka

Levuka is considered as a perfect place for experiencing a living heritage that is still untouched from mass tourism and commerce, Levuka is certainly the first European-style town of the country until the year 1882. It is a bright example of what South Pacific towns were like in the 1870s. One of the most popular and sought after tourist destinations in Fiji, Levuka is home to many attractions, including the Leleuvia Island, a small coral island surrounded by tall palm trees and sandy beaches, ideal for those who want to get rid of their hectic schedules of daily life; the Lost Island, the best place to hide like ‘Robinson Crusoe’ featuring fascinating natural landscapes; and the lovely Silana Village.

22. Garden of the Sleeping Giant

Another most popular tourist attraction of Fiji is the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. It is said to be ideally nestled at the foothills of the Nausori Highlands about ten minutes’ drive north of Nadi. It is a spectacular Garden of the Sleeping Giant is certainly a stunning must see during your visit to Fiji Islands, offering a memorable experience. Established during the late 20th century by the famous Canadian actor Raymond Burr, the Grden of Sleeping Giant has boasts a magnificent collection of more than 2,000 various types of orchids, on a plantation encompassing 20 hectares.

23. Savusavu

Savusavu is indeed one of the major attractions of Fiji mainly because of its volcanic hot springs. The magnificent scenic harbor is simply fabulous and surely worth a visit. This is the perfect place to grow sugarcane. Savusavu offers you plenty of things to explore ranging from the high mountains to the coastal plains. Copra production provoked European settlement here. The flora and fauna of this place is also very famous.

24. Fiji Museum

Fiji Museum is located within the Suva’s botanical gardens. It has some of the remarkable historical and cultural collection that includes archaeological artifacts dating back to some 3,700 years along with it are cultural objects representing both Fiji’s indigenous inhabitants and other communities, these communities were settled in the island over the past 100 years. Fiji Museum is one of the main museums in this island nation which has an excellent collection on the various aspects of Fijian life. Fiji museum gives a very comprehensive idea about the history, culture and various other aspects of Fiji.

25. Tavoro Waterfall

The Tavoro Waterfall are said to be the incredible waterfalls that are to be found on the island of Taveuni. The place can be best explored when you travel you need to walk in order to access the falls but the scenery along the way is beautiful and certainly worth the trip. The first of the majestic waterfalls is a mere fifteen minute walk along the path. There are amazing views to be had from the Tavoro Waterfalls.

26. Rakiraki And northern Viti Levu

Another most interesting tourist destination to visit in Fiji is the Rakiraki. It is Jagged green mountains lend a gorgeous backdrop to the shoreline along the Rakiraki coast. East of Rakiraki, the King’s Road hugs deep, mountain surrounded Viti Levu Bay, one of the most stunning parts of Fiji. From the head of the bay, the road then twists through the mountains, following the Wainbuka River until it appears close to the east coast at Korovou. A left turn there takes you to Natovi Wharf, where ferries depart for northern Fiji. A right turn leads to Suva. In other words, it’s possible to entirely circumnavigate Viti Levu via the Queen’s and King’s roads.

27. Pacific Harbour and  Beqa island

You will find the beautiful Beqa Island about a 30-minute boat ride off Pacific Harbour. Rocky Beqa is best known for its surrounding lagoon. Here you’ll also find Frigate Passage, one of the world’s best surfing spots. It is considered one of the country’s best cultural center, most scenic golf course, and excellent deep-sea fishing. It’s also the most central location for river rafting on the Navua River, kayaking along the coast, and diving in marvelous Beqa Lagoon, all of which make Pacific Harbour the self-anointed “Adventure Capital of Fiji.”

28. The Nadi area

Nadi International Airport is located among sugar-cane fields on Viti Levu’s dry western side. To locals, the name Nadi applies to this area, which is the focal point of much of Fiji’s tourism industry. Once you visit this area you will find plenty of things to do, which also includes day trips out to the Mamanuca Islands. Nadi also is a convenient base from which to explore the nearby areas. Here you will find numerous handicraft, electronics, and clothing merchants.

29. Malolo (Malololailai) Island

Malolo Island is one of the most popular destinations for tourist in Fiji. You will find it around 25 kilometres away from the Nadi International Airport and 20 kilometres west of Denarau Island. Measuring 2.4 square kilometres, Malolo Island is the second biggest island one of the very fascinating islands within the Mamanuca Group of Islands. To get to Malolo Island, you can either go by boat or plane.

30. Mana Island

Mana Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Fiji is majorly a beach paradise. It is a member of the cluster of islands together known as Mamanuca Group. Mana Island is a secluded island that is to be found approximately 30 kilometers towards the northwest from Denarau Island. You can reach the island by air and also water. It lets you look down on the lush vegetation and the pristine beaches below, as well as the coral reefs that the azure waters of the Coast of Mana Island. That is hectares and hectares of beach and water fun for both couples and families.

31. Sigatoka

It is said that Sigatoka is of culturally important place of the county. If you really want to know about the people, food, and other aspects of Fiji then, you should visit Sigatoka, Fiji. The place is mainly a farming community but you will learn a lot about Fiji because it has around 200 archaeological and cultural sites that history lovers will surely enjoy. The other famous attraction of this place of this place is the odd mansion which is located on the hill behind the heart of the town.

32. Kalevu South Pacific Cultural Centre

One of the most amazing tourist attractions of Fiji is the Kalevu South Pacific Cultural Centre. Tourist can take a boat to the island of Kalevu to watch display of kava processing, handicraft production, fishing and cooking methods. You can also hire any of the various available daylong tours at Kalevu South Pacific Cultural Centre, and well-informed guides provide a unique insight. It is well enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

33. Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple

Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple is one of the most famous temples you will find in Fiji. It is considered as a huge and lavish Hindu temple which is located towards the southern end of Nadi’s main street. Visitors can get here easily on foot and are treated to a glimpse of the religious aspects that infuse the Indo-Fijian culture.

34. Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park 

You will this extremely beautiful park situated quite close to the Sigatoka River on Veti Levu, Sigatoka Sand Dunes was Fiji’s first national park and features several kilometers of sandy dunes. This is also the site of the ancient Fijian burial grounds and offers a combination of culture and natural beauty. It is said to be an ideal spot for a fun filled day with your entire family.

35. Natadola Beach

It is considered that the one of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu doesn’t have the high-quality beaches found on the country’s small islands, but Natadola is the exception and immensely popuylar. Until recently this long stretch was secure development, many huge resorts are also being developed here.

36. Long Beach (Kadavu)

Long Beach is one of the most popular tourist beach attractions of Fiji. It is Fiji’s longest beach runs for several kilometers along the north shore of Kadavu Island. The beach is said to offer you with almost all the facilities, though you will not find big resorts but they are being constructed for visitor’s convenience.

37. Matana Beach (Kadavu)

Matana Beach is another most fascinating beach that Fiji offers. Also on Kadavu’s north shore, Matana Beach combines deep white sand with a deep lagoon. Surrounded by a Fijian village and Dive Kadavu/Matana Beach Resort, Matana has a fine view westward along Kadavu’s shore.

38. Thurston Gardens

Thurston Garden is among the most famous gardens of Fiji. They are the botanical gardens of the nation. Their name got changed from Botanical Garden to Thurston Garden, in honor of the fifth Governor of Fiji, Sir John Bates Thurston, who was Governor from February 1888 to March 1897. Thurston Gardens is situated in central Suva, between Albert Park and the Government House. It is an ideal place to enjoy with your complete family.

39. Vidawa Rainforest

Vidawa Rainforest is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Fiji. Visit this Vidawa Rainforest to hike for a day of bush trekking and bird watching. You will also find here some really good tour guides; you can then take a tour of Taveuni, full of local history, knowledge and wildlife.

40. Waitabu Marine Park and campground

The Waitabu Marine Park was established during the year 1998 in an agreement of over 7 Fijian communities. Apart from tourism, this Marine Protected Area (MPA) has provided for the community of Waitabu, who owns and operates it. It has also provided a first hand example of the power of conservation, generating larger fish catches and increased bio-diversity in the surrounding waters.

41. Volivoli Beach (Rakiraki)

The Volivoli Beach is one of the most popular beaches of Fiji. At the very northern tip of Viti Levu a few kilometers from Rakiraki, beautiful Volivoli also has soft white sand, a deep lagoon, and an impressive view southwestward toward Viti Levu’s mountains. This beach is considered as one of the ideal beaches for a fun filled tour.

42. Shopping in Fiji

Shopping in Fiji is a unique experience and you will find wide variety of things to purchase. From traditional salusalu (garland) to modern jewellery, plastic to gold, all you’ve got to do is take a stroll around your local town or city and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, best chances are, you’ll find them in this portal. See for yourself the amazing array of options available for you.

43. Flora

In Fiji you will find a large variety of species of both environmental features are numerous, satisfying just about all a nature lovers look for. In Fiji it is said that you will always find a special discovery to be made, as Fiji is home to quite a few endemic organisms, for instance, the seasonal ‘tagimoucia’ flower, found only on the island of Taveuni, in the province of Cakaudrove, northern Fiji or the ‘vokai’ (crested iguana) found only in the Bua Province on the smaller of Fiji’s 2 main islands that is Vanua Levu.

44. Fauna 

Fiji’s fauna is also immensely popular. It is made up of local mammals such as the rats and bats, cattle, dogs, goats, horses, and sheep, plus about 74 species of birds, which include sea birds, owls and parrots. Also common are lizards and snakes. Here you will find almost over 300 islands to be explored, one can only wonder what there is, that is left to be discovered.

45. Ba

The popular town of Ba is to be found nearly 37 kilometres from Fiji’s second city of Lautoka and 62 kilometres from Nadi. It is a town best known for its soccer and its manufacturing base. The town is constructed on the banks of the Ba River, after which it is named. For the longest time, Ba’s single lane bridge over the river was constructed because the old bridge was washed away in floods during the 1990s; a decision was made to build a new bridge further downstream.

46. Churches

In Fiji you will also find some of the finest churches of the nation. The extraordinary history of the French Roman Catholic Mission in the Rewa Delta, not only portraits the fact that a grand cathedral was constructed on a small island in the Rewa River 100 years ago. It’s remarkable to see the foundation of the church, remnants of the dedication and commitment of the parishioners’ faith. The church is named after Saint Francis Xavier, the patron Saint of the Mission Church and of India.

47. Night life in Fiji

The nation of Fiji offers of things to see and do and entertainment is one of the major factors. You will find most of the nightclubs and pubs in the country are located within the townships, therefore they’re quite easy to access. the places that you will normally go to for an after-party, the mountain-side, the sea-wall, the caves, the isolated beach, the vacant house down the street, all seemingly attractive in the day, but rather suss after dark. Food is not a problem on a night out in the cities

48. Namenalala Island

The Namenalala Island is one of the most interesting places to visit in Fiji. The main beach at the remote little resort known as Moody’s Namena is one of the finest beaches you will find in Fiji, Visit this island to enjoy your tour and relax at the same time. It is said to be a popular destination among tourist as well as the locals.

49. Prince Charles Beach

The Prince Charles Beach is another most fascinating beach of Fiji which you will find in Taveuni. Towards the northern coast of Taveuni you will find three great beaches within walking distance of each other, the best being Prince Charles Beach, so named because said prince once took a dip in its warm lagoon. It is a perfect choice for a thorough enjoyment on a beach side.

50. Horseshoe Bay (Matagi Island)

Another interesting place to visit while in Fiji is the Matagi Island. It is an extinct volcano whose crater fell away on one side and formed the most beautiful and scenic Horseshoe Bay. The half-moon-shape beach at its head is one of the finest in the islands, but you have to be on a yacht or a guest at Matangi Island Resort to enjoy it completely. It will be for sure your one of the best and memorable experiences.

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