In addition to being one of the world’s best diving destinations, Fiji also offers a wide variety of other outdoor activities. Visitors can swim with huge harmless manta rays, snorkel over giant rainbow gardens of soft coral, snorkel with reef sharks, go sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, sky dive, sky boarding, kite/surfing, parasailing, dolphin watching, fishing, kayak along the shores, or scuba dive in some of the best sports on earth. Trekking excursions and off-road cave tours are just a few activities offered on various islands.
A great way to explore the beauty of this country is on a helicopter flying over the islands and the stunning reefs. A more relaxed way to explorer the waters of Fiji offers a half-day or full day islands of sightseeing and cruise.
A highway around Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island, connects all the major cities and settlements, all of them with colorful markets, shops, cafes, restaurants, night clubs, and attractions. Along the Coral Coast from Nadi to Pacific Harbor the road meanders through spectacular scenery including Fijian villages, sugar cane fields, Carribean pine plantations, coral lagoons, and beaches.
Pacific Harbor was developed as a complete visitor destination with its own shopping centre, Cultural Centre (Arts Village), 18-hole championship golf course and inland waterway where owners of luxury villas moor their pleasure crafts. The nearby island of Beqa (pronounced Bennga), home of the legendary firewalkers, is a world-famous diving location. This region is world-famous for its “shark dives” including dives with the largest tropical sharks – bulls and tigers and resort accommodation also available. Fishing, sailing, golf, tennis, horse riding, surfing, jet skiing, white water river/rafting tours, zip lining, guided terra treks trips & walks, sea kayaking, village visit and a host of other activities awaits the visitor.
The three major cities on Viti Levu are Lautoka, Suva and Nadi (soon to be declared a city). Suva, the capital of Fiji, with its mixture of colonial era architecture and modern skyscrapers, is a perfect combination of the ancient and the modern world. Guided tours of the capital usually include the Government House, the Fiji Museum, Albert Park, the Botanical Gardens, the University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, the Suva Municipal market, the Fijian Handicraft Centre, the Moslem mosque, the Hindu Temple, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, and the main shopping district.
The colorful marketplace of Nadi, the gateway city located only a few minutes drive from the airport, features fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables and root crops, fresh sea food, herbs & spices, poultry, yaqona stalls, homemade souvenirs, and a wealth of local culture.
Fiji’s largest Hindu temple is also located in Nadi. Nearby is Denarau Island with its luxurious resorts, championship golf course, private homes, Port Denarau’s Retail & Commercial complex and Port Denarau Marina the entry getaway to the stunning Mamanuca & Yasawa group of Islands, cruises, luxury yacht charters, a one stop shop, land based and water based activities.
From Nadi, it’s just a quick hop to the islands in the Mamanuca Group, the country’s largest resort area. Set among deep blue waters and fringed with coral reefs of turquoise and pastel green, the Mamanuca Islands and the islands of the Yasawa Group offer visitors some of Fiji’s most outstanding island beauty. A visit to a traditional Fijian village is a must in order to understand the rich culture of this magnificent country.
This is in the heart of Fiji’s sugar belt with thousands of small holdings cultivating sugar-cane for the mills located in Lautoka, Ba & Rakiraki. The coastline faces Bligh Water and the Yasawa islands shimmering on the horizon. As well as the production of sugar, the area also has Fiji’s goldmine at Vatukoula and green gold in the form of extensive mature plantations of Carribean pine trees, Teak Plantations, other subsistence cropping and Bee hiving. It is also home to Sugar Exports, Pine and tropic wood products, South Pacific Distillery Ltd for your Bounty Fiji Rum & flavoured Ratu Rums, Bounty Cola, Bounty with Zero Cola, Regal Whisky, flavoured Liquers, Vonu Lager Beer, Joskes Brew, new flavoured premium Vodkas. Filming Locations, International Entry Ports for yachts & cruiseliner, Yaqara Cattle Ranch, Fiji Water, Fishing, spectacular Diving, Wind/Kite surfing, cruises, snorkeling, Horse Race, village visit, guided tours and a range of accommodation to choose from, the most affordable, mid-range, deluxe to the most luxury.
Kadavu – Fiji’s fourth-largest island lies some 50 miles (80 km) south of Viti Levu. It’s a typical Fijian island with small villages, low hills, and wonderful beaches. Divers are particularly fascinated by the 31 miles-long (50 km) Astrolabe Reef and surfers rave about Southern Kadavu’s waves.
The Northern Islands – Fiji’s second and third largest islands, Vanua Levu and Taveuni, as well as the smaller islands of Laucala, Qamea, Matangi, Namenalala, Nukubati and Kaimbu constitute this section and are also home to more than a dozen resorts. Taveuni known as The Garden Island, offers scenic beauty, good birdwatching, world class diving and an amazing underwater habitat including the 19 mile long rainbow reef, impenetrable rainforest, magnificent waterfalls and unhurried pace of life.