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The Best Spots for Snorkelling & Diving In Fiji
Posted 13 May 2016

Fiji is often referred to as the soft coral capital of the world, with over 300 islands surrounded by waters of rich and diverse ecosystems. As a result, Fiji is renowned as one of the best tropical paradises for snorkelling and diving. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy exploring the underwater world, with many novice-friendly locations available, as well as guides to help you feel comfortable.

Turtle Watching
Turtle Watching with Dive Wananavu, Fiji

For the shortlist, here are the best spots for snorkelling or diving in Fiji – some are exclusive to resort guests whilst others are available for daytrippers too.

Dive Wananavu, Wananavu Beach Resort

Mellow Yellow Sight
Mellow Yellow Sight, Dive Wananavu, Fiji

The Bligh Waters make up the stretch of ocean between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu and is home to some of the best diving in Fiji. Dive Wananavu is a 5-star qualified PADI dive facility offering trips for certified divers, as well as courses for certification. Daily trips travel to various sites of rich ecosystems including the well-known sight Mellow Yellow, aptly named for the abundance of blooming yellow soft corals. Divers can expect to see an underwater wonderland thriving with rainbow coral, unique fish, sharks, and turtles nestled in tunnels, canyons, and caves.

Note: The Bligh Waters can be vulnerable to currents and is weather permitting.

Purple Haze
Purple Haze, Dive Wananavu, Fiji

HOW TO GET THERE

Transfers from Nadi International Airport to Wananavu take approximately two-and-a-quarter hours and are included with all-week long scuba diving packages.

South Sea Island, Mamanuca Islands

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Snorkeling @ South Sea Island, Fiji

South Sea Island may be small in size but there is definitely plenty to see and do. Discover the majestic underwater world with hours of snorkelling and diving, and experience drop offs and wall dives with lots of hard corals and large schools of pelagic fish. Certified divers will love the purposefully sunk shipwreck, whereas first timer divers will marvel at the pretty reef formations. The island is also family friendly with a semi-submersible coral viewer for those who are not strong swimmers. Alternatively, spend the day swimming laps around the island and keep your eyes peeled for Nemo.

HOW TO GET THERE

South Sea Cruises travel to the island daily, leaving from Port Denarau on the main island.

Navini Island Resort, Mamanuca Islands

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Hawksbill Turtle @ Navini Island, Fiji

Voted as one of the best snorkelling spots in the Mamanuca Island group, Navini Island Resort is surrounded by a beautiful sanctuary that’s teaming with sea-life. With just 10 bures and no daytrippers allowed, Navini offers unrivalled seclusion for guests who want to explore the unspoiled reef and brilliantly blue waters in peace. This is a safe breeding ground for marine creatures, with regular sightings of Juvenile Hawksbill turtles, lobsters, clams, stingrays and even reef sharks. The water is usually clear with an average visibility of 20m.

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Juvenile Hawksbill Turtle, Fiji Islands

HOW TO GET THERE

Guests travel from Nadi International Airport via a private vehicle to the Vuda Marina where a speedboat transfer departs.

Mantaray Island Resort, Yasawa Islands

Swimming With Mantaray
Swimming with Manta Ray @ Mantaray Island Resort, Fiji

The waters in front of Mantaray Island Resort are widely regarded as some of the best for snorkelling and diving in Fiji, with the marine reserve home to flourishing coral and numerous species of fish. Between the months of May and October, guests can experience an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with magnificent Manta Rays in its natural environment. Guests also have the option to dive or gain an SSI open water dive certificate, whereby courses can be completed in 3-4 days. Within minutes of the resort lie 40 amazing dive sites, including night dives, cave dives and shark dives – ideal for skilled and adventure divers.

Manta Ray
Manta Ray @ Manta Ray Island, Fiji

HOW TO GET THERE

Guests can get to Mantaray Island Resort via high-speed ferry from Port Denarau or via seaplane and helicopter transfers.

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Tagged: Activities, Surf and Dive
10 Things to Love About the South Pacific
Posted 10 May 2016

Discovering paradise has never been so easy. I must say, there is nowhere in the world that compares to the South Pacific. What makes it stand out from all other places? What would make you get on a plane and fly hours to islands in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean for a holiday? Let me tell you.

1. Yasawa Islands, Fiji 7. The Blue Lagoon, Port Vila, Vanuatu
2. Swimming with Wales in Vava’u, Tonga 8. Swim with Manta Rays, Manta Ray Island Resort, Fiji
3. Scuba Diving the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef, Kadavu, Fiji 9. The Blow Holes & the American Wharf, Nuku’alofa, Tonga
4. The Cascades, Port Vila, Vanuatu 10. Adventures in Pacific Harbour, Fiji
5. Sawa-i-Lau Caves, Yasawa Islands, Fiji 11. The People
6. The To Sua Trench, Samoa    

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'Ene'io Eueiki Island, Vava'u, Tonga

Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Nothing screams paradise more than the Yasawa Islands in Fiji. The Yasawa Islands are a haven for beach loving junkies with accommodation options ranging from backpacker homestays and bures (traditional Fijian Villas) in the middle of a Fijian village to private 5 star Vilas nestled away on secluded beaches a stone’s throw away from the clearest ocean water found anywhere in the world.

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Yasawa Islands, Fiji

I have chosen to put the entire Yasawa Islands out there as my favorite over any particular island in the Yasawas which can easily fit into a list of places in paradise to visit on their own.

Swimming with Wales in Vava’u, Tonga

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Humpback Whale, Vava’u, Tonga

Vava’u is often described as the ‘jewel in Tonga’s Crown’ and is every bit what they say it is. It is famous for its beautiful beaches, scuba diving and whale watching/swimming. For transparency sake, I have to admit I have not done this swim yet but I’m told by a friend that it was one of the best experiences in his life – second only to his wedding day. That says a lot! Being able to swim with humpback whales should be on your bucket list. The season is from July to October and Tongan Expeditions and Vavau Villa offer these once in a lifetime experiences (or more if you’re up for the challenge).

Scuba Diving the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef, Kadavu, Fiji

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Waisalima, Kadavu, Fiji

Not a diver? No worries – snorkeling is also another great way to see the Great Astrolabe reef. It is one of the largest barrier reefs in the world and a world class diving spot. It is a haven for thousands of marine life. Whether you’re a beginner diver or a pro diver, there’s an adventure awaiting everyone in this underwater paradise. Matava Resort in Kadavu offer diving and snorkeling trips out the reef.

The Cascades, Port Vila, Vanuatu

When I think of Vanuatu, thoughts of unspoilt beauty with a hint of adventure and experiences come to mind. A short two and a half hour flight out of Fiji lays what I would rate as one of the best places to visit in the world. If you’re looking for waterfalls, Vanuatu has them all. The best part, it’s only a short drive from the airport. This means you can be in a plane and 15 minutes later – swimming under a waterfall. Now that sounds like paradise.

Mele Cascades
Mele Cascades, Port Vila, Vanuatu

The Cascades in Vanuatu is a series of waterfalls that flow into pools and is a place you can spend hours in. The falls make a great background for any Facebook or Instagram photo to make your friends jealous. Evergreen Vanuatu has daily half day or full day tours to the Cascades. Make sure it’s on your bucket list of places to visit when you’re next in Vanuatu – you won’t be disappointed.

Sawa-i-Lau Caves, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Sawa Caves
Sawa-i-Lau Caves, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Also known as the ‘very heart of the Yasawas’ is a magical place that is a must of anyone visiting the Yasawas. Swim the caves as guides take you through the history behind this beautiful part of the islands. The water is also AMAZING and the light that comes through the ceilings of the cave make it a truly magical experience. Some resorts offer tours up to the caves so be sure to get in on the action when you’re there.

The To Sua Trench, Samoa

Samoa is referred to as the treasured islands of the Pacific and is a proud nation built on culture and Christianity which is a strong part of its history that can be seen throughout the island in the magnificently built churches and cathedrals. A drive around Upolu Island that houses Apia, the capital of Samoa, brings you to a number of well-known spots such as Papase’ea Sliding Rocks, Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Lalomanu Beach and the famed To Sua Ocean Trench.

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To Sua Ocean Trench, Upolu, Samoa

Samoa Tourism Association describe it as two giant holes joined by a lava tube cave. The water is so clear and it’s an experience like no other to swim in the ocean trench. The climb down the ladder to the platform at the bottom is a bit of a challenge but that all adds to the adventure and fun.

The Blue Lagoon, Port Vila, Vanuatu

A short drive from the city center is the Blue Lagoon. Images don’t do justice to the beauty and uniqueness of this place. From afar it looks like the bluest water you’ll ever see that is so turquoise like that it feels like it’s been photoshopped on. As you move closer and look down, you can see the bottom of the lagoon so clearly. A dive in fast proved that it’s not as shallow as it looked from the top.

Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon, Efate, Vanuatu

The best part about the Blue Lagoon and most other of these beautiful places in Vanuatu – it’s not overrun with tourists. There is a perfect balance here and it allows you to truly enjoy the experience and appreciate nature in a way you may never have before.

Swim with Manta Rays, Manta Ray Island Resort, Fiji

Seasonally from May to October, there is a chance of a lifetime to swim or snorkel with Manta Rays in the Yasawa Islands. Definitely an experience not to be missed. Be sure to have your cameras ready because that first sighting can get so exciting that you forget to capture the moment. I should know, I’m the idiot who forgot to take it.

Manta Ray
Manta Ray, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Manta Ray Island Resort is tucked away in the beautiful Yasawa Islands and is the perfect spot to escape your busy life. Not keen on swimming with the manta rays? No problem, you can unwind on the beach with a tropical cocktail. Now that’s one way to run away from your emails.

The Blow Holes & the American Wharf, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

Childhood memories of me jumping with the boys off what felt like the longest jetty in the world into open seas are what make me think of the American Wharf. It was one of my favorite places to go on an afternoon in Nuku’alofa, the capital of Tonga. I have gone with two things here because it’s too hard to pick one favorite thing to do in Tonga.

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Mapu a Vaea, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

The blow holes are one of those places where you can sit for hours and feel at ease. As waves roll in, water is forced up the volcanic rocks and create a plume-like effect. It is like nature’s own fireworks – or should I say waterworks? Maybe we’ll stick to the traditional name for the blow holes, Mapu a Vaea or ‘Whistle of the Noble’.

Adventures in Pacific Harbour, Fiji

They don’t call it Fiji’s Adventure Capital for no reason. Everything from White water rafting to Jet Ski safaris, shark diving and buggy rides to waterfalls can be done in Pac Harbour as the locals call it. River Fiji’s white water rafting takes you through canyons and past waterfalls on Navua River and is a favorite for many adventure seekers that visit Fiji. Jet Ski safari’s is also a great way to explore the islands around Pacific Harbour with guided tours that include snorkeling trips.

Dune Buggy
Dune Buggy Ride, Pacific Harbour, Fiji

You can also take self-driven dune buggies up the hills in Pacific Harbour with Terra Trek that ends with a hike to a one of the best waterfalls you can find on Viti Levu, Fiji’s biggest Island. Pacific Harbour is also a great place to unwind in the evenings with activities in the different hotels and a number of restaurants and bars in the area.

The People

Smiling Fijian Girl
Smiling Fijian girl

I know I said 10 things to love about the Pacific but without a doubt, there is nowhere else in the world where you can visit four or five different countries and feel like home in all of them. From Fiji to Tonga, Vanuatu and Samoa, the people are what I would describe as the drawing factor for the Pacific.

So what are you waiting for?

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Discovering Scuba Diving in Port Vila - Vanuatu
Posted 26 Apr 2016

If you are planning a visit to the Pacific Islands then Port Vila or Vila, as the locals call it, is a must see. Located on the picturesque island of Efate, Vila is the harbour side capital of Vanuatu. It offers the perfect Pacific Island getaway where first world worries seem to fade as you appreciate the simplicity of island life. The bright Melanesian smiles, laughter and incredible island hospitality do not give away the fact that the land and its people are still recovering from Category 5 Cyclone Pam that made landfall in March 2015. We spent seven days exploring Efate from Port Vila, so we’ve endeavoured to summarise our incredible diving experiences and hope that someday you’ll venture into Vila to make these your own.

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Big Blue Vanuatu

10Pauls Rock

Tranquil is the word that encapsulates diving in Vanuatu. Warm (29 degree Celsius), calm water with incredible visibility- this is every diver's dream. Having dived the SS President Coolidge at Espiritu Santo; spectacular dive sites accessible from Port Vila were a welcomed surprise in broadening the spectrum for diving in Vanuatu.

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The capital is located on the foreshore of Mele Bay which is host to a number of different dive sites – coral bommies, wrecks and caverns to name a few. So a double dive could be as easy as a half - day trip. ‘West side story’ and ‘Katlin Reef’ were two such dive spots and personal favourites of our local dive guides from Big Blue Vanuatu. It didn't take long to see why. With average depths of twenty- five metres, these sites were teeming with abundant marine life and healthy coral reefs. It seemed like every possible colour on a full colour palette was showcased. Big Blue Vanuatu is a fantastic dive operator with possibly some of the most experienced local instructors and divemasters in Vanuatu. However, if you’ve also got time for a day trip, plan to do some diving around North Efate.

Sailaway Cruises

6Hat Island

We had the luxury of two day - trips diving at sites off the outer islands of North Efate. Launching from Havannah Harbour which has its history embedded in World War II, this was only the start to a step in the past. A double dive on Sailaway Cruises gave us the opportunity to be drawn intently into the legend of Chief Roi Mata’s Domain. It encompasses the small coral island of Artok, or Hat Island which was the location of our first dive of the day. The island has been respected as sacred for over 400 years and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 so the marine life around the island is flourishing. It was difficult to contain our excitement and anticipation on the 45 - minute trip across the harbour. However, the untouched beauty of Efate and Lelepa calmed our spirits and had us captivated as we sailed by.

 2Hat Island

Hat Island was more than we had imagined. It is a coral garden haven with spectacular coral in vibrant colours and types that we had never seen before. We soon learnt that we were privy to their vivid colours which were being strongly demonstrated as a result of unusually warmer water that was stressing them. Prolonged exposure would lead to irreversible coral bleaching unless cooler water washed through soon. Needless to say, this added to the appreciation by both divers and snorkelers alike.

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Venturing into the depths at Hat Island, there are magnificent sea fans in places that Peter, our skipper and divemaster, knew exactly where to find. This was only the beginning as it felt like the second dive at ‘Paul’s Rock’ was even more breathtaking. Peter led us through a myriad of underwater topographies which included walls, swim throughs, gullies, coral and rocky reefs all on the second dive. The visibility at these sites was particularly spectacular on our trip so we managed to get some good pictures. However, as with all amazing dives, it could not have lasted long enough. The end of the dive gave us the appreciation of just how much of a vibrant underwater world there is to discover in contrast to the quiet serene beauty you ascend to.

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Tranquillity Island Eco Dive Resort

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If legends and sea fans aren’t enough to entice you, then maybe underwater hot springs and endangered Hawksbill turtles will. Our second day trip was to Moso Island, also off North Efate. There are beautiful dive sites in and around Moso Island that range to suit various diver capabilities and interests. We spent our first dive at a site called ‘Bottle Fish’ which sits outside the passage between Moso and Lelepa Island. Beautiful. The reef around this part of the island is vast with lots of macro subjects for the keen photographer. However, one of the most intriguing things was experiencing an underwater hot spring which Tommy, our divemaster, was keen to point out. It's a strange sensation putting your hand over what looks like a mini vertical cave and having it engulfed by warm water - magic. Similarly, sliding your hand under the sand in parts around the underwater hot spring provided a similar sensation of warmth. We thought this was quite a twist to visiting conventional hot springs anywhere on land.

12Tranquility Dive - Diving Bottle Fish

Our hosts for the day, Tranquillity Island Eco Dive Resort, had another treat for us when we got back to Moso Island. Tranquillity runs a voluntary Hawksbill Turtle Conservation Program with their very own, turtle rookery. They raise the baby turtles from hatchlings until they are about 30cm long when they are released into the ocean. Their Program tackles the statistic in which it is estimated that as little as 1% of hatchlings that develop in the wild, will survive to sexual maturity. This is a particular concern when Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered and face the very real risk of becoming extinct. The visit provided a good reminder that we all play a part in contributing to their survival. It is the small things like being conscious of rubbish in and around oceans (particularly plastic bags and straws), supporting the ban against catching and consuming turtle meat or eggs, and standing against the trade of turtle shells on the black market, that can make a difference.

 1Diving Bottle Fish - Tranquility Dive

Our second dive at White Rock, just off the shore of Moso Island, gave us a chance to appreciate just how important turtles are to the marine environment. We watched as a turtle intently ate sponges off the coral as we pass by on our drift dive. Unless turtles are around to perform this task, sponges would become overgrown and suffocate the coral which impedes coral growth. This is another reminder about how fragile the marine environment is. We conclude this dive with a sense of awe and intrigue having experienced another beautiful site in Vila’s underwater world.

Diving in Vanuatu is truly tranquil. If you ever have the opportunity to travel to Port Vila, it is well worth the trip. Each dive operator provides access to unique dive sites so regardless of who you choose or how much time you have- it is sure to be an adventure. On the days you’re not diving, there are lots of tours and local attractions worth visiting. We recommend Mele Cascades Waterfall, the Blue Hole, Pele Island and watching a performance by Vanua Fire.

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Article by Island Feet.

Fiji Airways flies twice weekly from Suva to Port Vila on Wednesdays and Sundays, and four times weekly from Nadi to Port Vila on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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Adrenaline In Paradise – A Guide To Fiji’s Water Sports Activities
Posted 29 Mar 2016

Fiji isn’t just an island destination designed for those who want to lounge poolside with a Pina Colada in hand all day. On top of scenic beaches and dreamy resorts, Fiji also offers a wide range of water sports activities, bound to please all the adrenaline junkies out there.

Add the following 10 activities to your must-do list ahead of your trip to tropical paradise.

1. Banana Boating 6. Surfing
2. Game Fishing 7. Snorkeling
3. Kayaking/River Rafting 8. Wind Surfing
4. Wake Boarding or Water Skiing 9.  River Safari
5. Sky Diving 10. Flyboarding

1. Banana Boating

Banana Boating
Banana Boating, Plantation Island

Adventures shouldn’t be limited to age. Banana boating is the perfect stepping stone for youngsters looking to expand their adrenaline horizons. Hop on the inflated raft and hold on tight as it gets pulled along by a boat. Enjoy the splashes of fun and laughter as you bounce along the waves trying hard not to fall off.

Operator: Adrenalin Fiji
Highlights: Get the whole family on one banana boat and book an Adrenalin photographer to capture the awesome moment.
Location: Denarau Beach, Fiji.

 

2. Game Fishing

Game Fishing
Game Fishing, Adrenalin Fiji 

Explore and catch the vast marine life of the Fijian waters by fishing for bream, emporer, mahi-mahi, trevally and mackerel around the Mamanuca Islands. Fishing isn’t for the fainthearted; it requires strength as well as patience. It is also another great way to enjoy the sun and admire the nearby islands.

Operator: Adrenalin Fiji
Highlights: Expect to catch fish as tall as your torso!
Location: Charters leave from Port Denarau Marina, Nadi.

 

3. Kayaking/River Rafting

River Rafting
River Rafting, Rivers Fiji 

Discover another side to Fiji’s water sports by heading inland to Viti Levu’s remote highlands where the Navua River stems. This is a tropical paradise full of lush vegetation and a river with multiple waterfalls and deep canyons. Explore Fiji’s unique terrain through inflatable whitewater rafts or paddle an inflatable kayak – both options will guarantee a memorable experience.

Operator: Rivers Fiji
Highlights: See a different side to Fiji, one that is exotic and full of biodiversity.
Location: Tours operate in the South at Pacific Harbour.

 

4. Wake Boarding or Water Skiing

Water Skiing
Water Skiing, Adrenalin Fiji

For those who like to skate or ski, water skiing/wake boarding requires a similar skill, except it’s performed on water at high speeds. Experience is preferable to get the most out of the adventure however, lessons can also be organised for first-timers. It is relatively safe and operates on a shallow and sheltered beachfront. For beginners, opt for morning sessions when the water is likely to be calmer.

Operator: Adrenalin Fiji
Highlights: Breeze past all the major resorts on the Denarau Island on water.
Location: Denarau Beach, Fiji.

 

5. Sky Diving

Sky Diving
Sky Diving, Sky Dive Fiji

Witness the beauty of Fiji from above with a thrilling sky dive and experience the sun, sea and sky all at once. Your adrenaline-charged free fall time will range between 15-70 seconds at 200km/h, followed by a parachute ride of up to 8 minutes, where you can take in spectacular aerial views of Fiji’s tropical islands. Time will fly up there, so opt for a handycam or camera package that allows you to capture the moment – now that’s something to share on your Facebook timeline!

Operator: Sky Dive Fiji
Highlights: The chance to witness Fiji’s azure blue waters and sandy white beaches from a different perspective. Location: Nadi

 

6. Surfing

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Cloudbreak, Fiji Surf Co 

Fiji is renowned as a surfing destination, especially for experienced or pro surfers. Ride the big waves at Cloudbreak, a world class left reef pass three miles south of Namotu Island. Experience waves as small as 2 feet or as large as 20 feet – either way, it’ll be a thrilling challenge. Join a local surf tour which includes road and boat shuttle services that will pick you up from your hotel and take you straight to the best break.

Operator: Fiji Surf Co
Highlights: Cloudbreak is often known as one of the 10 best/most challenging waves in the world – a dream challenge for pro surfers.
Location: Daily SURFari trips are based in Nadi and will handle all transportation needs from your hotel.

 

7. Snorkeling

Snorkelling
Snorkelling and Diving, Adrenalin Fiji 

Snorkelling is one of the most popular activities in Fiji and a must-do for any traveller. Explore the colourful underwater oasis whilst being surrounded by the incredible marine life. Snorkelling experiences can also involve shark dives that will surely raise the heart rate! There are plenty of divine snorkelling spots all over Fiji, which you can visit via day trips or even from the comfort of your resort beach.

Operator: Adrenalin Fiji
Highlights: Fijian waters are home to sea snakes, which you don’t see every day!
Location: All over Fiji or tours operating from Sofitel Beach on Denarau Island.

 

8. Wind Surfing

Wind surfing is the perfect adventure to keep your fitness game up while holidaying. Fiji has favourable weather conditions almost year-round, with the exception of the wet months from November to April. The trade winds creep up in the afternoon, which is the ideal time to surf, especially when everyone is taking their afternoon naps.

Operator: Adrenalin Fiji
Highlights: Free hire for guests staying at the Hilton, Sofitel, Radisson and Wyndham Resorts in Fiji.
Location: Denarau Beach, Fiji.

 

9. River Safari

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Jet Boat Safari, Sigatoka River Safari 

Cruise along the Sigatoka River via safari jet boats and experience a day in the life of a local Fijian. Immerse yourself in the rich culture as you stop by 15 authentic Fijian villages to understand the local history, people, customs and way of life.

Operator: Sigatoka River Safari
Highlights: A portion of your safari ticket price goes towards enhancing the developments undertaken in the villages which can help improve the lives of those who live there. This includes telecommunications, electrification, concrete footpaths, education and health initiatives.
Location: Depart from Sigatoka Town in the South West of Fiji.

 

10. Flyboarding

Fly Boating
Flyboating, Hydro Sports Fiji 

See the beauty of Fiji from above the oceans and fly at new heights for an adrenaline rush you will never forget. Flyboarding is a type of water hoverboard that’s attached to a personal water craft, which propels the rider to ‘free fly’ up in the air or to dive headlong through the water. For beginners, opt for the 15 minute flights to get a taste of the thrilling experience, and for pros, book into the 30 minute or 1-hour session to take your manoeuvres to new heights – literally.

Operator: Hydro Sports Fiji
Highlights: Your Hydro instructor can teach you new tricks such as the exhilarating ‘tornado’ twist – it’ll be the greatest flight of your life.
Location: Robinson Crusoe Island, Fiji.

 

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Tagged: Activities, Adventure, Family, Fishing, Surf and Dive
Kelly Slater Home Away from Home
Posted 18 Mar 2015

World champion surfer Kelly Slater has been to some of the greatest tropical destinations on earth with his career. But it’s the Fijian island Tavarua that he’s called his ‘home away from home’ for the past 24 years. For Slater, it’s the culture of the people that keeps bringing him back, which is why he always flies with Fiji Airways – our quality service and friendly crew members mean you get a truly Fijian experience the second you step on board.

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The beautiful heart shaped island may be small but it offers something for everyone. Relaxing ocean views and clear warm waters make it an idyllic place for couples or families, while the world-class breaks create perfect surfing conditions – no wonder Kelly loves it! 

Getting to there and away

The best place to stay and enjoy the surfing action on the world-class waves is Tavarua Island Resort.

If you are looking to join this year’s Fiji Pro spectacle and to cheer on your favourite surfer, Fiji Airways can get you to the reef with daily flights to Nadi from Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

After touching down, head out to Tavarua Island where you can see the waves break over the reef about a mile off-shore.

Plan your Fiji Surfing holiday

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