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Ten Essential Things To See And Do In Fiji

Feb 10, 2008
Fiji is an archipelago situated in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean that has approximately 322 islands. More than half of the archipelago's populace is found in the islands of Vanua Levu and Viti Levu, most of which are a mixed race of Polynesian, Indo-Fijians, Rotuman and Melanesian, so Fiji is rich in history and culture and offers some of the world's best places to see and experience. Accommodations are not a problem in Fiji since they have a wide selection of hotels suitable for the discriminating tastes of every visitor, and since it has a tropical climate, clothing is usually just something cool and easy for the summer season, and protective rain gear for the rainy season.

1.) Snorkeling, diving and sailing

Being and archipelago, Fiji is surrounded by beautiful islands that are perfect for snorkeling and diving specifically in the famous Rainbow Reef. The magnificent flora and fauna under the sea is simply something you can't get enough of. You can also go sailing to enjoy the crystal blue waters while getting tanned under the sun.

2.) Sun, surf and sand

If you've never been to Fiji, you'd best check out the equally famous Cloud Breaker. It is often visited for surfing and snorkeling because of the many beautiful lines of coral reefs. Cloud Breaker is also famous for its waves measuring up to 6 meters in height!

3.) Nature trekking

You can enjoy a peaceful nature walk in the country's trail park such as the Vidawa Forest. Here, you can also catch a glimpse of the magnificent view of the gathering of fruit bats. For any nature lover, this will surely be a treat.

4.) Dance the meke

When you visit the Fiji archipelago, it is a must that you experience the cultural and historical significance of their native dance, the meke. Here, everyone is dressed in their native attire of leis and skirts made of grass. Enjoy a cultural experience of Fiji in their nature dance.

5) Rafting

Rafting here is different in that you use rafts made out of bamboo as you move along the waters of its rivers. This is a truly unique experience native of the Fiji Islands and something you shouldn't miss. You will also get to enjoy the diverse fauna and flora available in the area.

6) Museums and historical architecture

Every country is proud of its heritage. And part of Fiji's history is its beautiful and magnificent architectural structures that have been standing witness to the country's progress since time immemorial. Don't forget to see their National Museum, the Parliament Houses and the Hindu temple, Sri Siva Subramaniya.

7.) Orchid Island

The archipelago's cultural center is situated in this Orchid Island where you will find an accurate miniature representation of the Fiji Islands. This is a must-see especially for first time visitors. This is also perfect for families as the children will surely love this place.

8.) Caves

Being surrounded by water, the archipelago likewise has beautiful caves that first-time and returning visitors always make a point to check out. The famous sacred caves of Naihere are the favorite destination of locals and tourists alike. So, one should make it a point to visit Naihere.

9.) Suva, the archipelago's capital

For the best night outing experience, you should try the local bars and dining establishments lining the streets of Suva. There are live shows of meke, bands and other forms of entertainment tourists will surely enjoy. This is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the night.

10.) Mangroves

The breathtaking and wild ride through the mangroves along the tidal strip of the coast is something you wouldn't want to miss out on. There are boats for rent for this kind of trip. There are also guides available for your safety and convenience.
About the Author
Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/fiji to view or share Fiji travel videos.
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