8 Reasons you Need to Book a Trip to Fiji Now
When you think of your next island getaway, why not plan a trip to Fiji? It’s less crowded than the Maldives and Bora Bora, which means you can really soak up those pristine beaches and crystal clear waters in peace! The Fijian people welcome you warmly wherever you go, so your stay in this gorgeous country is bound to be a relaxing and comfortable one. Also, there are non-stop flights to Fiji from Singapore. Check out the latest flight deals here.
There’s tons to do on the island, we’ve picked out 8 of our favourite reasons you need to book a trip to Fiji right now.
1. Snorkelling in the Crystal Clear Waters
Congratulations! You’ve arrived at one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. You know you absolutely have to take a dive in the great blue ocean! Often referred to as the soft-coral capital of the world, Fiji’s waters are warm and clear—perfect for diving and snorkelling all year round. The reefs are filled with multi-coloured corals, fish, sharks, turtles and manta rays!
For you to begin planning, Ono Island is a snorkel-only site and Mantaray Island are great places to swim with the manta rays. Malolo Lailai (Plantation Island) and Musket Cove is also a popular place for snorkelling. This is just to name a few.
2. Island Hopping Adventures
Fiji is made up of 330 islands and about one-third of which are inhabited. There are so many magnificent things to do on the different islands that it’s an absolute must to factor in some island-hopping trips on your itinerary. Just to get you started, the most popular ones to visit are Viti Levu, Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands, Taveuni and Vanua Levu islands.
Viti Levu is the main island of Fiji, a few hours from Nadi international Airport, where most flights land in Fiji. Denarau is the best departure point for dive trips and multi-day cruises. Yasawa is the place to visit coral reef gardens and protected lagoons. The Sawa-i-lau limestone caves are a must-visit in Yasawa. Get close to nature in Taveuni’s Bouma National Heritage Park featuring rainforest trails, waterfalls and cliffs. Last on the list is Vanua Levu, which is a great place for snorkelling.
3. Zip Lining
So you’ve tried swimming, hiking, quad biking… you name it! How about taking in the beautiful Fiji scenery from way up hanging on a wire? Zip through caves, canyons, mountaintops and over gorgeous ocean views at jaw-dropping speeds. Zip Fiji operates the largest zipline course in the South Pacific in Nadi featuring 16 giant ziplines above the canyon into Fiji’s largest cave. It also offers a shorter zipline course in Pacific Harbour.
Bookings must be made in advance and hotel pick ups are available.
Note: Try not to wear clothing that rides up, and wear shoes that can get wet.
Locations: Nadi | 35 minutes from downtown Nadi, Pacific Harbour | 25 minutes from Pacific Harbour’s Adventure Capital
Opening Hours: Daily
4. Eco Trax Along a Sugar Cane Tram Line
The Eco Trax Fiji is the world’s first electric assisted rail bike, known as the “Velocipede”, that lets you go at your own pace. Mounted on the old sugar cane tram line, you can either paddle or cruise through rock cuttings, villages, mangroves, and even stop along the unspoiled beach of Coral Coast, where you can swim or enjoy a coconut.
It’s highly recommended by visitors and bookings must be made in advance.
Location: Fiji Sugar Corporation Compound, Cuvu FSC, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 9AM-5PM
5. Quad Biking
Quad biking in Fiji is one activity where you can really get down and dirty, literally. Go Dirty Tours offers thrilling quad bike adventures exploring Fiji’s interior terrain, including venturing into remote pine forests, waterfalls, mud-baths, hot-springs and even local villages. They also have buggy and motorcycle tours. Driver’s licences are required to operate your own quad bike, but if you don’t have a licence, don’t worry, you can still ride pillion.
Location: Free pick ups and drop offs are available from all Nadi and Denarau Islands. Charges will apply for pick ups from Coral Coast and Lautoka.
Opening Hours: Daily, 8AM-5PM
There’s nothing quite like treating yourself to a spa session after many days of island activities. Upon arriving in Fiji, you’d find that there are quite a few spa selections available. Depending on your price range, you can indulge in luxury spas like Ocean Spa, Matangi Private Island Resort, situated right over the water’s edge, or more affordable ones like the Bula Massage Clinic in Pacific Harbour that is famous for its Octopus Massage featuring not one, not two, but four masseuses!
7. Pick Up Fijian Cuisine at a Cooking Class
While enjoying Fijian culture, why not pick up some skills on how to make traditional Fijian cuisine? The Flavours of Fiji Cooking School offers cooking classes that includes a guided tour of the local Nadi markets. Take a journey through Fiji’s rich culinary history and be exposed to traditional cooking techniques. Have a yummy good time while you’re at it! Definitely something interesting to try while immersing in the Fiji island life.
You can also book direct transfers from Denarau and Nadi based hotels to the cooking site for FJD$10 and FJD$20 respectively.
Location: Denarau Industrial Park, 5, Denarau Island, Fiji
Opening Hours: Market Tour & Cooking Class | Mon-Sat, 9.30AM-2PM, Cooking Class | Mon-Sat, 11AM-2PM
8. Visit a Fijian Cultural Village
Venture down to the Fiji Culture Village in Navo, Nadi to experience the local village life, interact with villagers and learn about traditional Fijian arts and crafts. Take the village tour to explore the different “Bure” huts that demonstrate traditional Fijian trades like carving, fishing, canoe making, pottery making and stop to view a traditional ‘kava’ ceremony and ‘Meke’ performance. Also, enjoy a sumptuous ‘lovo’ lunch cooked underground!
Location: Navo, Nadi, Fiji
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 8.30AM-5PM
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