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Top 10 Things to do in Fiji
Fiji’s reputation precedes itself, with accolades for the kindness of the locals and stunning waters to enjoy while swimming and snorkelling. Ideal for couples seeking romance and privacy, friends looking for a quick trip away or families seeking suitable options for everyone, Fiji is a world-class destination that caters to everyone.
The average flight time from the east coast of Australia is 3.5 hours, so maximising holiday time is easily arranged. At My Fiji we have booked birthday celebrations, graduations, engagements, weddings, family reunions, business conferences and everything in between.
Close, cultural and filled with comfort and kindness, Fiji is a destination that will draw you back time and time again. And with so much to do, why wouldn’t it? Have a peek below at some of the activities on offer in Fiji!
Top 10 things to do/places to visit during your Fiji holidays:
Nothing says “holiday” like treating yourself to a bit of pampering – and Fiji is a perfect place to do it! Most of My Fiji’s exclusive resorts include award-winning spas. The Mandara Spa, located at the Sofitel Resort, is open to everyone, and the Heavenly Spa at Westin Denarau is open to guests and non-guests of the Starwood (Sheraton, Westin) resorts. If you’ve booked with My Fiji, you will possibly have up to FJD$1000 (AUD$650) to spend at the spa, so let your hair down and enjoy!If you’re down the road at the Coral Coast, make sure you visit Bebe Spa at the Outrigger at the Lagoon. Having won tourism awards over the past few years, your exclusive FJD$1000 (AUD$650) Wine, Dine and Spa resort credit is sure to melt away, along with your stress, as you indulge in top-to-toe treatments.
Ready to get off the mainland and experience the beach paradises you’ve been waiting for? Hop on board a day cruise! South Sea Cruises and Captain Cook Cruises offer full- and half-day trips to South Sea, Treasure, Mana and Botaira and Tivua Islands, while South Sea Cruise’s Seaspray Sailing Adventure (for ages 10 and above) takes you to Modriki and Nanuya Islands in the Yasawa chain. All tours include buffet lunch with most also offering morning and/or afternoon tea to their guests, day cruises are the best way to experience the best of Fiji holidays, with sand, snorkelling and cultural interactions.
Peek into the everyday life of local Fijians with a Sigatoka River Safari day trip that combines an exhilarating boat ride with a genuine, hands-on experience into indigenous Fijian culture and tradition. This trip is suitable for all ages of travellers, from 3 months to 90 years, and each individual will garner something different from their visit. A traditional kava ceremony and village tour allows you to interact with and ask questions to the locals in a warm and sharing environment. This trip is available as an option in some of our My Fiji holidays for resorts on the Coral Coast, or we can add it to your Fiji holidays at an additional cost.
A chance to see the “back country” of Fiji while bouncing along dirt roads in a 4WD buggy! Learn the history and the culture of Fiji from the local perspective after swimming in a local watering hole and exploring the Naihehe Cave where you learn all about the cannibal history that existed in Fiji’s largest cave system. A tour that suits the entire family! This trip is available as an option in some of our My Fiji holidays on the Coral Coast, or we can add it to your Fiji holidays at an additional cost.
Ready for a day you’re not going to forget? Raft along the Upper Navua River on Class II-III rapids with an experienced crew! Tackle the waterfalls, paddle through gorgeous in the interior of Fiji and enjoy the serenity away from the resort centres. This trip can be done in wet or dry season and includes all safety equipment, your guide, snacks, lunches and hotel transfers. Pack your Fiji holidays to the brim with this exciting activity!
Why not change your view of Fiji? See what it looks like from above with an exhilarating zip lining experience, bookable with your friendly My Fiji consultant or upon arrival in Fiji, with multiple operators on the ground. Located near Nadi, this is an easy day trip if you are staying in a My Fiji resort in Denarau.
Hotel reception desks can arrange local village visits for you if you want to observe and interact with traditional peoples of Fiji. Oftentimes guests come away from the experience wishing they could stay longer, especially after getting enveloped by the friendliness of the locals! Whether your Fiji holidays are in Denarau or on the Coral Coast, My Fiji consultants are happy to make suggestions on the “least touristy” villages to visit, as well as make some recommendations on suitable gifts to distribute during your visit. A day with the locals is truly the feather in your cap for your Fiji holidays.
Considered to be the most colourful temple in the Southern Hemisphere, escape the hustle and bustle of resort life with a visit to Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple in Nadi. The Hindu temple is a peaceful oasis in the city and offers visitors a glimpse of traditional Dravidian architecture – one of the few places outside of India to see it. Guests are welcome to visit the temple in modest dress and must remove their shoes prior to entry; photos are allowed on the grounds outside but not inside the temple.
Looking to eat, shop, take in some Fijian culture or get a massage? Look no further than the Port Denarau Marina! A ten-minute walk from My Fiji resorts in Denarau offers a haven for visitors who are on holiday in Fiji to eat well and shop for themselves, friends and family. With restaurants and bars serving everything from western-style cuisine to fresh, local seafood, boutiques offering Fijian pearls and upmarket resort wear, or souvenir shops filled with t-shirts and shot glasses, there’s sure to be something that will remind you of your holiday in Fiji!
A bit of a hidden secret and off the tourist trail in Fiji are the Sabeto Hot Springs. Enjoy getting down and dirty as you submerge yourself head-to-toe with mud from thermal springs and relax as it dries on your skin, leaving you glowing! Great way to spend about two hours while getting to visit locals and hear about the family that runs the springs. Inexpensive outing not too far from Nadi but you will need a driver to get you there, which reception at your My Fiji resort can assist with.
Fiji is an easy, delightful and hassle-free place to visit. No visas are required for Australian, New Zealand or American visitors, so the arrival procedure is fast and efficient. The flight time from the East Coast of Australia is between 3-4 hours, so maximising holiday time is easily organized.Perfect for couples, with prize-winning spa facilities, adult-only resorts and postcard-worthy sunsets, Fiji is a popular romance destination, and has fast become a top destination for weddings and honeymoons. Even the best family-friendly resorts have succeed in accommodating the over-18s with an adult-only pool and an exclusive Tallai Butler Service which delivers champagne and canapés to guests at the Outrigger on the Lagoon. Couples massages are offered in many award-winning spas, which are bookable using exclusive My Fiji Wine, Dine and Spa credit built into our Fiji holidays.
Fabulous for friends celebrating birthdays, graduations, engagements or just some rejuvenating time away. Couples-only massages can be booked for the non-coupled using exclusive My Fiji Wine, Dine and Spa credit built into our Fiji holidays as friends lounge in luxury. Celebrating any event is sure to be bigger and bolder than anticipated in Fiji, where smiles abound and specially made cakes can appear seemingly out of nowhere. The Fijians treat each visitor like family so whether travelling with one friend or ten, everyone will have a sensational time.
Great for families, especially as the Fijians are renowned for their love of children. From the minute you step out of your taxi or transfer, the little ones are taken off your hands as you are led to enjoy a cool welcome drink. Most of the resorts are equipped with a kids club, allowing a true vacation for everyone – the children are able to play, learn a few local words, hunt for seashells along the sandy beaches – while the adults can kick back and not worry about keeping their eyes peeled on the pool to ensure everyone is safe. If your little one is too young for the kids club, it’s easy to find a mei-mei, or nanny, service in each resort, allowing parents to have time for themselves.
Fiji is, overall, a budget destination if you want it to be. Eating in the resorts can add up quickly, however since most of My Fiji holidays include free breakfast as well as resort credit, which can be used for meals or drinks during the holiday. Street vendors don’t exist near the resort area of Denarau, however the marina provides a plethora of eating options, from inexpensive, local pizza to the Hard Rock Café or the exquisite, fresher-than-fresh local seafood restaurants. Not wanting anyone to forget they are on holiday, some of the restaurants also offer traditional kava ceremonies, inviting diners to participate and experience the local culture.
Fiji’s reputation precedes itself, with accolades for the friendliness of the locals and the ability to enjoy a holiday for the whole family or a romantic, adult-only visit. Unlike similar destinations in the South Pacific, Fiji remains, in part, wild and unexplored while also offering luxury and 5-star treatment and world-class customer service at a budget. Fiji offers unparalleled activities, which are suitable for longer stays, ranging from jungle and cave explorations to waterfalls, surfing and snorkelling.