Fiji has it all: breathtaking beaches, stunning scenery, local culture, and more sun in any month than England gets in a year. Across the globe, Fiji is known as the perfect tropical island getaway and it has earned this distinction without favor. From jungle to coral cove, around every new turn you’ll be blown away by Fiji’s spectacular views.
Picture this: You’re burnt out and you want to get away. You book a holiday to get as far away from the office as possible, and once you arrive at your destination, you’re torn between seeing and doing everything to soak up the culture, however you can’t forget you’re on vacation to relax and recuperate.
Sound familiar? To ensure you don’t get burnt out by the time you leave the South Pacific, here are 5 popular Fiji Activities that will make your holiday most enjoyable!
5 Popular Fiji Activities
#5 Popular Fiji Activities – Get Lost
Fiji isn’t all beachy, you know! While you’re probably familiar with its brilliant white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise water, Fiji’s islands also boast lush green landscapes and staggering volcanic peaks. Let the staff at Navutu Stars pack you a picnic basket and head out for the day with no particular path in mind. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the Yasawa Islands from the Navokavoka Trail, snorkel right off the beach and when you’re tired don’t forget to take advantage of island siesta hours.
#4 Popular Fiji Activities – Get Wet
Fiji is surrounded by water after all. Snorkel with manta rays in the Yasawas, swim through freshwater underwater caves at Sawa-I-Lau or even go diving for Yaswan lobster under the cover of night. If you don’t want your fingers to prune you can take a boat out for a day of fishing, island hopping and breathtaking view of Fiji’s Outer Reef.
#3 Popular Fiji Activities – Drink Kava
The native kava plant’s roots are ground and mixed with water to produce a drink with pleasurable sedative, anesthetic and mildly euphoric properties. In Fiji, kava is used for medicinal, religious, political, cultural and social purposes. It is common to spend an afternoon with friends drinking kava and sharing stories along the beach. You can join the staff at Navutu Stars every Friday afternoon around the Tanoa for a Kava session and some local tunes.
“There is a tonic strength in escaping from the world and society and getting back to the simple duties and interests we have slighted and forgotten. Our world grows smaller but it grows dearer and greater. Simple things have a new charm for us and we suddenly realize that we have been renouncing all that is greatest and best, in our pursuit of some phantom” ― William George Jordan
#2 Popular Fiji Activities – Go Local
The best-kept secret in the Fijian islands are the people. Although you may have the urge to hole up in your bure and pretend you’re the only one left on the island, you absolutely must spend some time with the locals. Join in on a friendly game of beach volleyball or ask someone to help you crack open a coconut. Every Tuesday you have the chance to visit an island village. The kids of the Yaqeta School are so warm and welcoming, you may forget you came to Fiji to get away.
#1 Popular Fiji Activities – Relax
Lest you forget, you’re going on holiday to rest, relax and recuperate. With all the hiking and the snorkeling and the kava mixed with the hot mid-afternoon sun we urge you not to fight the ever-impending nap while you’re in Fiji. Feel free to spend your mornings exploring and adventuring but cozy hammocks strung between two palm trees will be calling your name around every corner. Whether you snooze in the sun or under the masterful hands of an island masseuse, Fiji is the perfect place to recover from the chaos of the real world so make sure you really make the most of every moment you have to let go and chill out.