Fiji, the incredibly photogenic group of islands in the South Pacific, is home to some truly stunning beaches and verdant rainforests that will make your eyes go wide with its lushness. But there’s so much more to explore in Fiji. When you’re here, do make it a point to get to know the people of the island. Enjoy their company and learn to say their favourite greeting ‘Bula’! While it literally means ‘life’, it is the common form of greeting in Fiji. Here are some of the fun things to do in Fiji.
There are simply too many things to do in Fiji, apart from beach-hopping, swimming and diving. Don’t forget to check the SOTC website for some great offers and deals on Fiji tours .
Just ten minutes away from Nadi, is the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. This popular Fiji sightseeing spot is an orchid garden that was created by the actor Raymond Burr. It showcases more than 2000 different kinds of orchids. The 20-hectare garden is a great place to kick off your Fiji trip.
Remember the island in the Tom Hanks movie Castaway? Well, it’s right here in Mamanuca, an island called Monuriki. Visit the island anyway for its lovely soft sandy beaches and gentle rippling lagoons.
Fiji’s lush Garden Island, Taveuni, is known for its multitude of splendid waterfalls. Nature lovers will simply be amazed by the lush greenery around them. One of the top Fiji tourist attractions is the Tavoro Falls here, which is a 60-foot white water cascade that’s breath-taking.
There’s something extremely refreshing about slopping mud over your body and then washing it off in the geothermal springs here at the foothills of the Sabeto Mountains. Don’t miss out on this experience if you can. You can even get a soothing massage if mud bathing isn’t your cup of tea.
If you like visiting temples, then don’t miss out the Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple in Nadi. This is known to be the largest Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere. With its ornate carvings of Hindu gods, it is considered to be one of the many interesting places to see in Fiji.
If you want to learn about the locals and their way of life, it’s a good idea to visit the Nadi produce market. Unlike traditional markets with stalls, here vendors spread out their goods on the ground in piles or stacks selling fresh fruit and vegetables.
It’s a lovely idea to pick up some souvenirs for your time spent here. Shopping in Fiji is fun and rewarding, especially if you find a handicrafts market stocked with locally made items such as mats, baskets, fans and pottery.