Activities in Fiji
Fiji's waters are considered to be among the best in the world for diving. Over 400 species of corals, sea walls and drops makes for a fantastic marine life experience. View turtles, manta rays, soft corals and an abundance of stunning tropical fish as well as reef sharks and dolphins can be seen throughout the islands coastline. Visibility is excellent, even when diving more than 50 metres. There are some fantastic walls and drop-offs up to 100 metres and 30-km drift dives. Shipwrecks, caves and night dives are also available for the more experienced divers. The seas are continuously warm ranging from 26c in July to 31c in January at 5 metres depth.
Fiji offers beautiful lushes course from pitch and putt to championship course. The best thing about the course is the lack of people. You can get out there and enjoy a relaxing game without the hustle.
Course of interest include
The Pacific Harbour Golf Club: This club is located at Pacific Harbour and was designed by Robert Trent Jones.
The Fiji Golf Club: Located in the Main city of Suva.
The Denarau Golf Club: Looking out towards the beautiful waters off the island of Denarau.
Shangri-La Fijian Resort Executive Golf Course: Newly extended and recreated, the Shangri-La course is the only one in Fiji that offers Tifton Dwarf grass greens.
Is abundant and the best spots included the nearby lagoons followed by some camping on beaches or overnight in remote fishing villages.
he only beach breaks for novices are at Sigatoka, otherwise all surfing breaks are over shallow razor Tsharp coral reefs with a wipe out bound to create cuts and grazes.
The best place for windsurfing is from Safari Lodge facing the tradewinds on the exposed east beach of Nananu-i-Ra island off north Viti Levu. Vita Levu offer week long courses or hire equipment by the hour.
All resorts seem to have sea kayaks for guest use and will probably included as a complimentary activity. Safety gear is recommended and you should always inform somebody of your intended journey in case of an emergenecy due to the dangerous currents or a gusty storm arrives unannounced. week long expeditions are available during May and October around the islands with Kadavu and the Yasawa Islands.
White water rafting (Up to Class III rapids), motorised canoe cruises and traditional bilibili (Fiji bamboo rafts) tours are all available on the Navua River in East Viti Levu. All tours pass through rich rainforest, river gorges and traditional riverside villages. Simply breathtaking atmosphere.
Fishing is a way of life for many Fijians, using nets, spear guns and fish traps in the shallow lagoons and even hand lines along the river banks as a matter of sustainable living.
Fishing is equally rewarding for visitors allowing tourist the opportunity purse billfish in the deep waters off Taveuni and Savusavu in the north of Fiji. The most accessible game fishing tours from Nadi visit the Malolo Barrier Reef in the Mamanuca Islands, a great spot for deep sea trawling.
If hiking is a hobby than you will be in paradise in Fiji. Fiji provides copious amounts of trails around the islands that connect villages, traverse peaks and lead to waterfalls. Most are known only to the local villagers but a few have been opened up for tourism. Several areas have been declared as National Parks and offer well maintained trails.
Places of interest are;
- Nausori Highlands, Nadi Area, Viti Levu
- Bouma National Heritage Park, Taveuni, Northern Islands
- Wildlife & Reserves
- Koroyanitu National Park, Nadi Area, Viti Levu
- Colo-i-Suva Park, Suva Area, Viti Levu
- Lake Tagimaucia in Taveuni, Northern Islands
View parrots, fruit bats, and marine turtles. You should also check out Sigatoka Sand Dunes off the main Queens Highway on Viti Levu as well as the acres of orchids and flowering plants in the Garden of the Sleeping Giant at the foot of the Sabeto Mountains.
Visiting a Fijian village is often the highlight of many holiday-makers and top on the tales of hardened travellers. Although there are no specific eco tour village packages, most resorts, especially those in the Yasawa Islands, Kadavu, Ovalau and Taveuni can organize village visits, plantation tours and guided hikes. Apart from relishing the tourist orientated yaqona ceremony, travellers can usually visit people’s homes, sample foods, learn to weave, go fishing and generally immerse themselves into daily Fijian life.
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