Fiji, in the South Pacific Ocean, is made up of more than 300 islands which are scattered across an area of over 900,000 square miles. Because there are so many breathtaking destinations in Fiji, choosing which ones to visit can be an overwhelming task! To make things easier, here are three places that should be on your itinerary if you find yourself vacationing in this amazing part of the world!
The Coral Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Fiji and it’s easy to see why. With its fantastic beaches, clear turquoise waters and lush tropical vegetation, the Coral Coast is a slice of paradise. And there’s plenty to do here too, from snorkeling and diving to exploring the many quaint villages dotted along the coast. If you’re looking for a serene and eye catching destination, the Coral Coast is definitely worth a visit.
If you’re after an easy beach destination where you can relax in a serene and beautiful setting, I definitely recommend checking out Nadi. The bustling capital is home to plenty of holiday villas and resorts, including world-famous Sheraton Fiji Resort & Spa. And if you don’t want to spend too much time in one place, it’s easy to visit surrounding areas like Natadola Beach and Beqa Lagoon via organised day trips. A trip to Nadi will certainly leave you with some eyecatching photos!
Fiji’s Islands: If spectacular beaches are what floats your boat, there are plenty of stunning island destinations in Fiji.
On Taveuni, you’ll find some stunning stretches of sand like Wasavula Bay. This unspoilt strip of sand is popular with visitors thanks to its shallow waters and soft white sands, and it’s a great place for beginner surfers as well. The village itself has an attractive tropical vibe and you can find plenty of accommodation options here if you want to make a holiday out of your visit. For me, one of Taveuni’s highlights was diving among schools of fish in Monuriki Marine Sanctuary. It’s not hard to see why divers come from all over to explore these coral reefs!
Situated on the west coast of Viti Levu, Nadi Town is the gateway to Fiji. Despite being a bustling town, it still manages to retain a village feel. The main street is lined with shops and restaurants, while the town also has a fantastic market. Just outside of Nadi Town are some marvelous scenic destinations.
Nadi is situated just 10 minutes’ drive from Denarau, which offers some spectacular accommodation options as well as numerous marvellous scenic destinations. If you want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in an untouched landscape, then look no further than Mamanuca Islands. These islands are made up of over 60 stunningly beautiful white sandy beaches, some boasting brilliant coral reefs. While staying on Mamanuca Island you can indulge in several activities such as diving, snorkelling or canoeing.
Outside of Nadi, you’ll find numerous other spectacular locations to explore. One such location is Lautoka Town in Viti Levu, which is known for its colorful culture and heritage. The town has a lively atmosphere thanks to its bustling central market as well as fun outdoor activities, from golfing and water sports to shopping and dining. If you want to relax amidst stunning scenery then visit Sigatoka Valley, where you can see bountiful greenery and learn about Fijian traditions at Tapuaikaba Waterfall, one of Fiji’s natural wonders.
The Nausori Highlands are one of the most stunning places in Fiji. With its lush green landscapes and beautiful mountain views, it’s no wonder that this is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Situated just a short drive from Suva, the Nausori Highlands offer a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy, from hiking and biking to bird watching and picnicking. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an adventurous vacation, the Nausori Highlands are sure to exceed your expectations.
Fiji has a rich history, and most islands in the country hold a special place in Fijian history. However, one island you definitely shouldn’t miss is Kadavu Island. A short boat ride from mainland Viti Levu, Kadavu Island is easily accessible and offers many stunning views. This island features a variety of diverse habitats, with sea cliffs that are hundreds of feet high and rainforests that are home to thousands of different kinds of plants and animals.
Suva is the capital and largest city of Fiji. The town is located in the Rewa Province, Central Division, on the southeast coast of Viti Levu. The city has a population of 85,691 and an urban population of 94,072. With a land area of 38.42 square kilometers, it is one of the smallest and most densely populated cities in the world. Suva is the financial capital as well as the political center of Fiji, though not necessarily the cultural center, which might instead be considered to be Lautoka or Nadi.
The city was founded in 1882 as Suva, when a trading post was established by an Auckland merchant. It grew significantly after becoming a British colony in 1888 and serving as capital of what is now Fiji since independence in 1970. The city has been called The City of Chiefs due to its past links with Fijian culture and Chiefly clans (Kanokonoka); its pan-Pacific, multiracial development; and history as part of Pacific naval culture. This heritage led to it being declared a UNESCO City of Design in 2012, for which it will receive preservation funding to maintain its distinctive character.
Sigatoka Valley Road
The Sigatoka Valley Road is one of the most scenic drives in Fiji. Through lush rainforests, rivers, and waterfalls, the road winds. Along the way, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in the breathtaking scenery. Be sure to stop at some of the lookout points to snap a few photos!
Fiji is known for its beautiful landscapes, and driving around makes it easy to see why. Head out on a drive around some of its scenic roads and you’ll take in amazing views that make you forget you’re in an island paradise! The best place to start is with the Grand Pacific Drive, which loops up and down hills before finishing off at Queen Elizabeth Park. Once there, head over to Apia Park or Suva Market before returning back home. You can also hit the Sigatoka Valley Road if you want a little bit more solitude but don’t worry – there are still plenty of chances for photo ops!