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Top 10 Things To Do & See In Fiji

By Jennifer Liu Posted 21 Mar 2016

Heading to Fiji for your next island getaway? Made up of hundreds of islands, Fiji offers an impressive array of activities and sights to experience – no matter what kind of traveller you are. The people of Fiji are also well known as some of the happiest in the world, so whether you decide to spend your days basking in the sunshine or filling every hour with activities, you will no doubt feel welcome and greeted with a giant smile. Here’s our pick of the top 10 things to do and see in Fiji.

1. Ride The Waves & Go Surfing 6. Go Golfing
2. Sample The Local Flavours With A Fijian Cooking Class 7. Explore The Underwater Wonderland & Go Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
3. Day Trip To Castaway Island 8. Party At Cloud 9
4. Try Zip Lining 9. Go River Rafting
5.

Enjoy A Sunset Dinner Cruise

10.

Experience The Local Fijian Culture

Plantation Island
Plantation Island Resort, Malolo Lailai

1. Ride The Waves & Go Surfing

Ride The WavesCloudbreak, Namotu Island

Most surfers prefer to travel to Fiji in the winter months because the swell is bigger and better than any other time. The Fijian winter runs from April to October with waves reaching up to 10 feet during this period. Despite it being winter, these months are no more than a couple degrees cooler than summer. Experienced surfers can venture out to Cloudbreak, a renowned Fiji surf spot just three miles south of Namotu Island. Namotu Lefts is also very popular and offers a more mellow ride for those who find Cloudbreak too intimidating. ^Top

2. Sample The Local Flavours With A Fijian Cooking Class

Are you a foodie at heart? Sample the local culinary delights with a Flavours of Fiji cooking class, which features a menu that combines tropical tastes with an Indian influence. Suitable for beginners or experienced cooks, learn all about the Fijian local produce and ingredients, and learn to cook 8 courses in total. Think an exotic variety of local style curries, homemade chutneys and fresh tropical juices. This class includes a food culture presentation, lunch, refreshments and take home recipes too. ^Top

3. Day Trip To Castaway Island

Castaway

Seaspray, South Sea Cruise

Feel like Tom Hanks for a day with a day trip to the infamous Castaway Island. With only 20 day trippers allowed on the island per day, you have the opportunity to experience a slice of paradise all to yourself. Enjoy the picturesque setting by lazing beneath the trees on the idyllic white sand or opt for an island massage to truly unwind. Alternatively snorkel over the vibrant coral reefs and enjoy Fiji’s remarkable underwater world. Trips to the island are run by South Sea Cruises, leaving from the Denarau Marina via boat and runs three times daily. The trip will take 1.5 hours and offers stunning views of nearby islands. ^Top

4. Try Zip Lining

Fiji isn’t just a beach destination. Being a tropical island, there are areas of rich, luscious green canopies that can be explored at full speed on a zip line (aerial ropeslide). This is not for the faint hearted; a zip line is an exhilarating 2km tour through the forest offering brilliant views of the coast and canopy. Book your thrilling zip line adventure through Zip Fiji and feel the rush of adrenaline as you go on the ride of your life. ^Top

5. Enjoy A Sunset Dinner Cruise

Cpt Cook Cruise

Captain Cook Cruises

For all couples and romantics out there, an evening spent watching the sun set over countless palm tree clad islands should be top of the list. Captain Cook Cruises offer a BBQ bonanza on board, where travellers can enjoy a scenic dinner cruise and experience Fijian cultural delights and entertainment, including traditional dancing and singing. It’ll be a night to remember. ^Top

6. Go Golfing

Go Golfing

 Natadola Bay Golf Course, Coral Coast

Fijis golf courses are internationally renowned and are located with a breathtaking view of the ocean. One of the finest greens in the South Pacific is the Golf and Racquet Club on the Denarau Island run by the Sheraton, offering an 18-hole championship resort golf course. Another course is the Natadola Bay, which distinguishes itself with dramatic landscapes on the Coral Coast. ^Top

7. Explore The Underwater Wonderland & Go Snorkelling/Scuba Diving

07-ReefWaisalima Kadavu

If there is only one thing to do when traveling to Fiji, it would be to snorkel or scuba dive. One of the perks of snorkelling in Fiji is that you don’t always need a boat to witness an underwater oasis. Often, you can wade your way in from the beach. The Matamanoa Island Resort boasts pristine waters and some of the best snorkelling spots in Fiji. Set in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands, the resort is intimate and seeks to preserve its pristine environment by not permitting day-trippers or children under 16. ^Top

8. Party At Cloud 9

Cloud 9Cloud 9, Mamanuca Islands 

Fiji has diversified its entertainment with exclusive hotspot Cloud 9, the only 2-level floating platform in Fiji with an internationally stocked bar, wood fire pizza oven and DJ deck. Cloud 9 is a go-to for those who like to party, swim and sun bake with a 360-degree view of crystal clear waters and surrounding islands. Hovering around the Ro Ro Reef amongst the breathtaking Mamanuca Islands, trips to Cloud 9 run from Port Denarau, on the west coast near Nadi. Book the venue out for a function, wedding or private party for a whole day of pure fun and sunshine. ^Top

9. Go River Rafting

River Rafting

Rivers Fiji, Navua

Experience river rafting at its best at the Upper Navua River, situated in the remote highlands of Viti Levu, Fiji. The river runs through a long stretch of deep, narrow canyons, surrounded by black volcanic walls and a splendid emerald rainforest. It’s the perfect adventure to seek for exploring Fiji’s breathtaking waterfalls, side canyons and lush rainforest. Rivers Fiji offers day trips which includes transportation to and from the river, in addition to snacks, life jackets and equipment. ^Top

10. Experience The Local Fijian Culture

10-KavaFijian Kava Ceremony, Lomani Island Resort

Fijians are an expressive culture and take pride in their customs and traditions. Many of the hotels on the islands provide evenings of entertainment brought to you by local groups. This often includes a traditional buffet lovo style, where food is cooked to perfection in coal under the ground, singing, fire dancing and a kava ceremony. One of the most cherished customs is to drink kava which is a beverage made from the root of a pepper plant. The properties of the drink induce a numbing and relaxing effect because the root is mildly narcotic. ^Top

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