Fiji Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to do in Fiji

Namena Island in Fiji photo by Annie and John via Flickr CC
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Fiji Tourist Attractions and Best Things to do in Fiji

Fiji tempts visitors with its aquamarine waters and soft, warm sands which you will find outside the doors of your resort. You will surely love the beautiful beach paradise with stunning coral reefs, friendly locals, adrenaline adventures which awaits you. There are so many things to do in Fiji that it will keep you occupied and you will not want to go back home.

Best Things to do in Fiji
Best Things to do in Fiji

Top 15 things to do in Fiji

Visit the Bouma National Heritage Park

Bouma Falls by Doron via Wikipedia CC
Bouma Falls by Doron via Wikipedia CC
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This park protects a huge tract of virgin rainforest on the island of Taveuni and it is among the northern-most islands of Fijian archipelago. This is one of the places that you should visit if you are a nature lover. There are many eco-friendly attractions that the park offers like the camping and snorkeling in the protected Waitabu Marine Park. You can go on a guided hike through the Vidawa Rain Forest and you will get to see some ancient ruins and you can also explore the Tavoro waterfall trail> you can also go bird watching and wildlife viewing at this park.

Go snorkeling and diving

Diving Fiji
Diving Fiji

This is one of the best things to do in Fiji as Fiji Islands are surrounded by a stunning coral reef which is full of marine life. You can snorkel off many beaches but more fun awaits you if you head out on a boat trip to a coral reef where you will get to see diverse resident fish and underwater life. You will see dive stores throughout the islands and some resorts also run regular dive trips of all kinds and levels if you want to go deeper in the water.

Go sightseeing at the Fiji Museum

Cannibal forks inside Fiji Museum photo by Jerrye and Roy Klotz MD via Wikipedia CC
Cannibal forks inside Fiji Museum By Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

The museum is situated in the historic Thurston Gardens in Suva. You will get to know in details about the fascinating history of Fiji Islands from here. The museum has collections which include archaeological material which is more than 3,700 years old and also there are cultural objects which trace the origins of the indigenous islanders for more than 200 years. The highlights of the museum are that it has a reference library, mimosa café on the verandah where you can have the snack, and a gift shop.

Visit the Kula Eco Park

Swamp Harrier at the Zoo of Kula WILD Adventure Park photo by Ian Sutton via Wikipedia CC
Swamp Harrier at the Zoo of Kula WILD Adventure Park By Ian Sutton , CC BY 2.0

The park is found along Queen’s road on the Coral Coast and this is the right place to learn about spectacular flora and fauna of Fiji. Visiting here is among the top things to do in Fiji as you will get to see indigenous creatures like endangered Fijian iguanas, parrots, Kula birds, and flying foxes. Your young ones will have fun here as they can join a junior Ranger Program where they get to help during feeding time and there are other fun things to try out.

Explore Lau Group

Navutu Stars Resort Yasawa Islands
Navutu Stars Resort Yasawa Islands

This is the place to spend your vacation if you don’t want the glitzy tourist resorts of the major Fijian islands. You will get to experience a genuine paradise island as they are still not completely undeveloped. This island is a perfect place for honeymooners or if you want different scenery as there are no roads, no restaurants, an absence of large resorts, and this place is not filled with tourists. You can spend your days’ island hopping by boat, swim, dive, snorkel, and so on, in the Quilaquila marine reserve on the island.

Have fun at Natadola Beach

Natadola Beach Resort
Natadola Beach Resort

Visiting Natedola Beach is one of the top things to do in Fiji as the beach is considered by many to be the best beach on the main Fiji Island of Viti Levu. This is one of the few beaches in Fiji that you can swim with no concern about the tide and the Natedola Inside Break gives an ideal condition for novice surfers and at the entrance of the channel is where experience surfers find a good wave. You can also try out activities like body surf, snorkel, kayak at this beach.

Have a relaxing time at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool in Fiji photo via Wikipedia CC
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool in Fiji photo via Wikipedia CC

If you want to try out something different while you are on vacation, you can go for all natural experiences at the Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool which is located at the foothills of the Sabeto Mountains near Nadi. The waters of the spring which are set in the heart of the tropical forest is believed to be therapeutic and it helps to rejuvenate both your body and spirits.

Visit a waterfall

Bouma Falls by Doron via Wikipedia CC
Bouma Falls by Doron via Wikipedia CC

There are many waterfalls in Fiji that you can visit like the ones on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. You will have to trek a little to get there but the walk through the heat is worth it as you will love the cool rushing water that tumbles down the hills. You can also go swimming in the pools at the bottom to cool down.

Explore archaeological site in Sigatoka

Sigatoka River photo by Doron via Wikipedia CC
Sigatoka River photo by Doron via Wikipedia CC

There are many archaeological and historic sites at Fiji which have helped lead researchers to believe that the early Fijians were prehistoric Lapita people. There are some sites that human remains have been excavated which give an evidence of Fiji’s Cannibalistic history, you can learn more about Fiji history by visiting some of these archaeological sites.

Have fun at sleeping giant Zipline

Sleeping Giant Zipline Fiji photo via FB Page
Sleeping Giant Zipline Fiji photo via FB Page

If you are the adventure-seeking type and you are tired of the beach, you can go on a zip line adventure at the Sleeping Giant Zipline which is accessible from Port Denarau and Nadi. At this park, you will get a chance to zip through the towering tree canopies for more than 1.3km. The park has an excellent safety record, even if you are a first-timer, you will have a great experience. You can also hike through the Orchid Falls and Jungle Safari if you don’t want to try out the zip line.

Go on Terratrek Tours

Terratrek Tours Fiji photo via FB Page
Terratrek Tours Fiji photo via FB Page

This is a fun and innovative alternative to regular island tours. You will get an opportunity to go on a guided self-drive dune buggy tour deep into the island with Terratrek. The most popular tour that is on offer is the half day waterfall adventure and this features a 45 minutes’ drive then it is followed by a 15 minutes’ walk through the rainforest to get to a stunning waterfall and pool where you will have lunch and then swim for one or two hour before driving back to Pacific Harbor.

Learn more about Fiji’s pearls

J Hunter Pearls shop Fiji photo via FB Page
J Hunter Pearls shop Fiji photo via FB Page

The pearls are considered to be some of the rarest in the world because of their incredible colors, such as chocolate brown. You can visit the J Hunter Pearls shop in Savusavu to learn more about the pearl cultivating process and snorkel around the pearl farm in the bay.

Go on a relaxing cruise

Bounty Island, Mamanuca Group, Fiji by JaredWiltshire via Wikipedia CC
Bounty Island, Mamanuca Group, Fiji by JaredWiltshire via Wikipedia CC

This is another way to enjoy your vacation if you just want to see some interesting places. You can just sit back on a cruise and enjoy the clear water waters as you explore numerous islands that scattered around the mainland. You should try a take some photos which are Instagram worthy when the cruise stops at one of the Mamanuca islands.

Participate in a Kava Ceremony

Kava Ceremony by Taimi o Tonga via Wikipedia CC
Kava Ceremony By Unknown – Taimi ?o Tonga, CC BY-SA 2.5

You can join a traditional Kava ceremony where the participants will sit in a circle on the floor while you watch as the host prepares a drink from pounded kava root. The guest will then drink the kava first before it is passed down to the others. The drink is considered to be a happy ceremonial occasion to the locals and if you do find yourself in a Kava ceremony, you can take a sip.

Go shopping at La Galerie Fiji

Souvenirs at La Galerie Fiji photo via FB Page
Souvenirs at La Galerie Fiji photo via FB Page

If you want to buy genuine Fiji crafts and souvenirs to take home to your loved ones, then this is the right place for you. This is located very close to the airport overlooking the picturesque Musket Cover. You can buy from a great selection of island style jewelry which is built with the use of glass beads, semi-precious gems, and freshwater pearls. You can also buy lovely Fijian shirt, hula skirt, or sula dress.

Namena Island in Fiji photo by Annie and John via Flickr CC
Namena Island in Fiji photo by Annie and John via Flickr CC

At Fiji, there are many beautiful beach paradises with spectacular coral reefs, friendly locals, adrenaline adventures which awaits you here and there are so many things that you can do here which will keep you occupied for days, weeks, or months.

Do you have other recommended fun and interesting things to do in Fiji? Please feel free to share by posting a comment below.

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