What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear someone say “Fiji”? Sandy beaches, clear blue sea, sunny days. On the other hand, some will think tribal, wilderness, adventure. When it comes to Fiji – the archipelago is made up of more than 330 islands – you’re in for an adventure where both worlds meet.
There are many incredible things to do in Fiji – couples have traveled the world to get married on this beautiful island. But don’t fret if that’s not your plan; here are some more incredible things to do when you’re in Fiji!
Off-road cave safari adventure
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Naihehe Cave is Fiji’s largest cave system. Meaning “a place to get lost”, Naihehe Cave has an incredible background story that will amaze you. One requires a blessing from the priest before entering the cave, lest you lose your way in the labyrinth. Before you enter, your group will be given a headlamp and a little briefing. The guides will whisk you away into an unbelievable journey, which includes a visit to where cannibal tribes used to reside which the cave system.
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Another adventure route to explore starts at the foot of Nadi’s famous Mt Batilamu or “Sleeping Giant”. Head up through the fertile Sabeto Valley, which lies to the North of Nadi. At the giants’ “head”, the road becomes a winding track and follows the beautiful Sabeto River, towards the interior of Viti Levu. You can opt to join the Great Sight guide for a 30-40 minutes walk in the forest. This walk ends at a natural cave the villagers use for shelter during cyclones and is situated by a beautiful swimming hole.
On your way to the cave safaris, the journey will open your eyes to the daily lifestyle of Fijians on the island and the villages. Appreciate the Fijian culture and way of life at Navilawa village, where the warmth of Fijians, local entertainment (such as meke performances and kava ceremonies) and great food await.
Escape to Yanuca Island
This amazing coral island has everything you’d like in a dream beach vacation – the soft, white sand, pristine beaches with clear, blue sea, lush vegetation and tranquility. This island is a luxurious spot for blissfully idling your day or get your water sports gear on. Surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving are incredibly popular with such clear waters and active marine life.
Image credited to Shangri-la Fijian Resort & Spa
The Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa offers the perfect sanctuary for families and couples planning a South Pacific retreat. If you’re looking for the ideal accommodation, this is one of the highly recommended resorts on the island.
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Enjoy a day cruise
Holidaying in an archipelago without traveling the sea isn’t a complete vacation. Take a day cruise to the South Sea Island. There is a plethora of things to do here on the island. You could swim in the saltwater swimming pool for a change. Maybe try your hands at sailing, or kayaking. Or just chill and get a good sun tan going in a hammock or a beach chair as you sip your coconut juice. It is a tiny island, but you’ll definitely enjoy your day. Lunch is an incredible feast and there are performances to entertain you as you dine by the beach.
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Enjoy Fiji’s national drink
Fiji’s national drink is something everyone enjoys together and is a big part of their daily lives. Kava, as it is known, has a slight sedative effect that relaxes you. Due to its immense popularity, you’re bound to be offered some at your resort of at a local village. Great importance is placed on how kava is drunk, and your lips and tongue will tingle and feel a little numb thereafter. A bona fide Fiji experience!
Fiji is an incredible holiday destination that hasn’t been truly discovered. This is perfect for travelers who prefer a less crowded vacation. Imagine the possibilities when you don’t have to queue for hours to enjoy what you love to do on a holiday. That, and the incredible sun, sand and sea makes this beautiful island an appealing escapade.
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