Our top 10 Fiji attractions
1. Great Astrolabe Reef:
Located off the island of Kadavu, this spectacular barrier reef is over 100 kilometres in length and rated as one of the world’s great diving locations. Those who make the trip will see stunning coral gardens, dramatic drop-offs and a kaleidoscope of colourful marine life.
2. Sabeto Hot Springs:
For some good, clean fun, head to these naturally occurring geothermal springs set within the lush Sabeto Valley. The mud spa ritual goes like this...enter the thick muddy pool and relax, hop out and allow the mud to dry, jump back into the muddy bath and relax some more, then pop into the clear thermal spring waters and clean up.
3. Garden of the Sleeping Giant:
This exquisite garden takes its name from the nearby mountain, which is the shape of a sleeping giant. Founded in 1977 and covering an area of 20 hectares, the garden contains over 2,000 species of orchids, scenic wooden walkways, a tranquil lake with waterlilies and picturesque picnic spots.
4. Mount Tomanivi:
Standing at 1,323 metres high, this extinct volcano is Fiji’s highest peak. A popular adventure activity, those who trek to the summit will not only see the volcano’s crater but, on a clear day, will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the lush northern highlands and the surrounding islands.
5. Kula Eco Park:
Located on the Coral Coast, this award-winning wildlife sanctuary showcases the flora and fauna of the South Pacific. The park can be explored via elevated forest boardwalks and bridges, and the walk-through aviaries and animal displays allow visitors to be immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of nature.
6. Kava Ceremony:
Made from the root of the pepper plant, this mildly narcotic beverage will leave lips tingling. Enjoyed on both important and social occasions, it is traditionally accompanied by a ceremonial atmosphere with participants sitting in a circle on the floor and taking turns to drink, starting with the most important guest and moving down the ranks in order of status.
7. Fiji Museum:
Located in Suva’s picturesque Thurston Gardens, this museum takes visitors on a journey through the traditional Fijian way of life and has examples of the islands’ not-so-friendly past, outlining the mutiny on the HMS Bounty and cannibalism.
8. Zipline Fiji:
Enjoy the high-flying thrills of the South Pacific’s only zipline adventure. Soar through the rainforest canopy, and experience the rush of adrenaline while taking in aerial vistas of rivers, waterfalls and distinctive flora and fauna.
9. Mamanuca Islands Sailing Adventure:
Board the magnificent classic schooner Seaspray and sail to beautiful beaches and stunning lagoons found within this famous group of islands. Explore the uninhabited Modriki Island, visit a traditional Fijian village, and swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear aquamarine waters.
10. Navua Village & Waterfall Visit
Most Fijians still live in traditional villages in a multicultural society that hasn’t been neutralised by mass tourism. This memorable tour includes a visit to the Nakavu village, a swim in a refreshing waterfall and a ride down the Navua River on a traditional Fijian raft.