The Best Places To Visit In Fiji

Written By: Claire Hollands

The island country of Fiji consists of 333 beautiful tropical islands situated in the South Pacific, featuring turquoise lagoons, white sand beaches and beautiful natural surrounds. Fiji is about azure water, endless beaches, water activities and maximum relaxation; the palm-lined beaches, clear waters and lush forests will entice nature lovers of all kinds! But it doesn’t stop there! There are a variety of tours and activities to engage in: go soft coral diving and snorkeling and experience the colorful marine life on Fiji’s world-class reefs. Enjoy paddle boarding, or go on a hike through lush jungle and visiting some of the most beautiful waterfalls imaginable. You can spend a day playing golf, laze away the afternoon on the magnificent beaches, or relax with a cocktail by your luxury resort pool – the choice is yours!

The numerous idyllic islands make it hard to pick only one: Viti Levu is the main and most populated island offering international resorts, culture and nightlife. The Mamanuca islands provide picture-perfect beaches and infinite shades of blue water; this is a truly tropical paradise and will have you begging for more. If you want to party, choose Beachcomber Island, and for a true castaway feel visit Kuata Island, where with a little luck, you’ll have the beach all to yourself!

Fiji offers something for every kind of traveler: from luxurious resorts to budget accommodation in a hostel, or even renting your own island! Have your special island wedding here, go on a dreamy honeymoon, or enjoy a relaxed family vacation, knowing your children will be heartily cared for by a Mei Mei – a Fijian nanny. The friendly warm-hearted Fijian people will make sure you experience your dream holiday, and nothing less!

Indulge in one of the popular spa treatments to reach deep relaxation and later go shopping for some Fijian crafts or the precious South Sea pearls that shimmer in a rainbow of colors and make for the perfect souvenir.

If you like to relax on white sanded beaches in a tropical climate and love engaging in water sports, these islands are for you! Bula – Welcome to Fiji!



There is a wonderful atmosphere in Nadi that includes much of Fiji’s island influence and traditional craftwork. Open air markets feature plenty of handcrafted goods from the locals and there are many historical and architectural temples to visit in the surrounding area.


Vanua Levu

Known also as Sandalwood Island, the waters surrounding Vanua Levu have some of the best dive spots in the South Pacific. These include the world-renowned Rainbow Reef and Savusavu Bay. The island itself does not have the best lazing beaches, but the snorkeling is unsurpassed. In fact, it impressed Jean-Michel Cousteau so much he built a resort overlooking Savusavu Bay.


Viti Levu

Soak up the natural beauty that surrounds you on the picturesque island of Viti Levu, the largest of the Fijian Islands. Take a cruise along the Sigatoka River and admire the wonderful sights and the plantations, or take a tour of the rainforests, with magnificent waterfalls and canyons awaiting you. Stroll through the quaint villages, snorkel with the abundance of sea-life in the crystal-clear waters, and of course, relax on the beautiful beaches white-sand beaches – what a paradise!


Mamanuca Islands

The glorious Mamanuca Islands are picture-postcard Fiji. These are the islands of eternal sunshine, pristine beaches and coconut palms. Lazing about in the sun is one of the best ways to enjoy the Mamanuca’s and they offer plenty of opportunities from the tiny, uninhabited Monuriki which featured in the movie Cast Away, to Bounty Island where Survivor: Fiji was filmed.



Monuriki is a truly magical island; it might be small in size, but when it comes to its pure natural beauty, there really is so much to go around! This uninhabited paradise was also the original location where the movie “Cast Away” was filmed, and there are several tours on offer in which you can explore the films highlights. Of course, as well as reminiscing scenes from the film, there is also the perfect soft white sand, the crystal-clear turquoise waters, and the pristine coral reefs to enjoy some snorkelling – what an amazing paradise this is!



The capital of Fiji – Suva – is the urban centre of the world-famous island nation. Stroll through the maze of streets and alleyways, and explore the markets with their local foods and arts and crafts. Or, soak up the history and culture of the country with a visit to the museum, and an afternoon in one of the many gardens which are dotted throughout the city. There is so much to see and do here, so come and explore this cultural jungle for yourself today!



A tropical garden paradise awaits you on Taveuni. Rich volcanic soil has made it a stunning nature-lover’s dream with high volcanic peaks covered in lush dense foliage. Diving around the island is world-class, the surrounding waters are as fertile as the land and you will see sharks, turtles and loads of colorful fish all darting around the spectacular coral reefs.


Yasawa Islands

The Yasawa Islands are unlike anywhere else in Fiji. Taller and more grandiose than the neighboring Mamanuca Islands, the remote Yasawas are less developed, less commercialized, and closer to the heart of traditional Fijian culture.

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