#01 Navala Village

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 FijiTraditional 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.

Things not to miss: Sunset, Savusavu Bay, Fiji.© Renee Vititoe/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.

#03 Fiji-Indian culture

#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.

Woman snorkeling underwater over a coral reef in a tropical resort on Vanua Levu Island, Fiji.© ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock

#05 Island-hopping the Mamanucas and Yasawa islands

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

Things not to miss: Bungalows and cocos palms on Malolo Lailai island, Fiji.© fritz16/Shutterstock

#06 River rafting

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

Bend in the river, Fiji© ScottWalmsley/Shutterstock

#07 Meke dance night

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

Things not to miss: Traditional female dance Meke, Fiji.© ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock

#08 Sea-kayaking

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

Things not to miss: Kayaking near South Sea Island, Mamanuca islands, Fiji.© Don Mammoser/Shutterstock 

#09 Levuka

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

Things not to miss: Levuka town, Fiji.© maloff/Shutterstock 

#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.

Things not to miss: Fijian Masi Tapa.© Diane McArthur/Shutterstock 

#11 Hiking, Waya Island

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

Things not to miss: Taken from Wayalailai island in the direction of Kuata island, Fiji.© Jan Jerman/Shutterstock

 

#12 Markets

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

Things not to miss: Fresh fish for sale in Nadi fish market in Viti levu Island, Fiji.© ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock 

 

#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.

Things not to miss: Indigenous Fijian woman in Fiji.© ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock 

#14 Diving with sharks

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

Things not to miss in Fiji: bull shark, carcharhinus leucas, Bega lagoon, Fiji.© Martin Prochazkacz/Shutterstock

#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.

Things not to miss: Bouma Falls, Fiji.© Joe Belanger/Shutterstock 

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