Things not to miss

written by Andy Turner
updated 8/13/2021
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Fiji’s most picturesque village, set deep in the highlands of Viti Levu and home to over two hundred traditional handcrafted bures.

Traditional houses of Navala village, Viti Levu island, Fiji © Don Mammoser/Shutterstock

#02 Savusavu

Sipping an ice-cold beer overlooking this stunning bay at sunset is hard to beat.

Savusavu provides safe anchorage for yachts visiting Vanua Levu Island, Fiji © Bron Hogan/Shutterstock

#03 Fiji-Indian culture

Fiji’s Hindu temples come alive throughout the year with vibrant festivals, the most spectacular being at Nadi’s colourful Sri Siva Subrahmanya Swami Temple


Sri Siva Subramanya Swami in Nadi, Fiji © Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock

#04 Snorkelling

With vibrant coral reefs found off almost every beach, Fiji is a fantastic place to slip on a pair of fins and dive in.

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#05 Island-hopping the Mamanucas and Yasawa islands

Sample relaxed backpacker resorts or treat yourself to a luxury cruise.

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#06 River rafting

Head deep into the mystical Namosi Highlands on a whitewater rafting trip.

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#07 Meke dance night

The classic Fijian night out – traditional dancing accompanied by a feast of roast pig cooked in an underground oven.

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#08 Sea-kayaking

Paddle your way around the islands, stopping at fishing villages and camping under the stars.

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#09 Levuka

Fiji’s most beguiling town, a colonial museum piece full of stories and colourful locals.

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#10 Fiji Museum

Killing stones, cannibal forks and the half-eaten shoe of the unfortunate Rev Thomas Baker are a few of the more gruesome exhibits at Fiji’s best museum.

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#11 Hiking, Waya Island

Circumnavigate beautiful Waya Island and hike to the summit for stunning views.

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#12 Markets

A slice of real Fiji – the bustling markets sell every imaginable type of exotic fruit, vegetable and seafood.

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#13 Spending a night in a village

Get to know the locals over a nightly brew of yaqona

in one of Fiji’s many rural villages.

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#14 Diving with sharks

Encounter mean-looking bull sharks and the odd tiger shark at this open-water, shark-feeding dive off Beqa Island


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#15 Bouma National Heritage Park

This huge tract of protected rainforest on the beautiful island of Taveuni

is home to native birdlife, including parrots and the pretty orange dove.

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