Fiji Bucket List: 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 that await you. There are so many things to do in Fiji that will keep you occupied and not want to go back home.
Top 15 things to do in Fiji
Visit the Bouma National Heritage Park
This park protects a huge tract of virgin rainforest on the island of Taveuni, and it is among the northern-most islands of the Fijian archipelago. This is one of the places that you should visit if you are a nature lover. The park offers many eco-friendly attractions, like 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 explore the Tavoro waterfall trail. You can also go bird watching and wildlife viewing at this park.
Go snorkeling and diving.
This is one of the best things to do in Fiji, as the Fiji Islands are surrounded by a stunning coral reef 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.
The museum is situated in the historic Thurston Gardens in Suva. You will get to know in detail the fascinating history of the Fiji Islands from here. The museum has collections that include archaeological material, more than 3,700 years old. Also, there are cultural objects that trace the indigenous islanders’ origins for more than 200 years. The museum’s highlights are a reference library, a mimosa café on the verandah where you can have a snack, and a gift shop.
Visit the Kula Eco Park
The park is found along Queen’s road on the Coral Coast, and this is the right place to learn about the 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
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 wholly 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, swimming, dive, snorkeling, and so on in the Quilaquila marine reserve on the island.
Have fun at Natadola Beach
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 where you can swim with no concern about the tide, and the Natedola Inside Break gives an ideal condition for novice surfers, and at the channel entrance, experience surfers find a sound wave. You can also try out activities like body surf, snorkeling, kayak at this beach.
Have a relaxing time at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool
If you want to try out something different while on vacation, you can go for all-natural experiences at the Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool 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
There are many waterfalls in Fiji that you can visit, like the ones on Vanua Levu and Taveuni islands. 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 swim in the pools at the bottom to cool down.
Explore archaeological site in Sigatoka
Many archaeological and historic sites in Fiji have helped researchers believe that the early Fijians were prehistoric Lapita people. There are some sites that human remains have been excavated, which give 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
If you are the adventure-seeking type and are tired of the beach, you can go on a zip line adventure at the Sleeping Giant Zipline, 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
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 hours before driving back to Pacific Harbor.
Learn more about Fiji’s pearls
The pearls are considered some of the rarest globally 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.
This is another way to enjoy your vacation if you want to see some exciting places. You can just sit back on a cruise and enjoy the clear water waters as you explore numerous islands 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
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 passing it down to the others. The drink is considered a happy ceremonial occasion to the locals, and if you find yourself in a Kava ceremony, you can take a sip.
Go shopping at La Galerie Fiji
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 built using glass beads, semi-precious gems, and freshwater pearls. You can also buy a lovely Fijian shirt, hula skirt, or sula dress.
Many beautiful beach paradises with spectacular coral reefs, friendly locals, and adrenaline adventures await you here in Fiji. There are so many things that you can do here that will keep you occupied for days, weeks, or months.
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