Fiji is not just for sunloungers, beaches and cocktails. There are plenty of ways to get out and about from ‘mild’ to ‘wild’. Whether it’s a relaxing round of golf, hike in the rainforest or swim, dive or snorkel in any of the wonderful aquatic playgrounds, Fiji has something for everyone.
Natadola Bay Golf Course and Denarau Golf Course are two superb golf courses on the western coast of Fiji both offer Par 72, championship standard holes for golfers of all levels. Denarau boasts a pick of several resorts including the Sheraton and Westin, while Natadola is served by nearby InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.
Fiji is renowned the world over for spectacular soft corals. While diving is done all over Fiji, Pacific Harbour is an accessible hub on the south coast, not far from Suva. Otherwise the expansive reefs in the Yasawa Islands and sites near Taveuni are popular.
Fiji is one of the few places in the world where you can scuba dive with large adult bull and tiger sharks... sans cage! Ultimate Shark Encounter takes divers daily to see these predators being hand fed or take a relaxed snorkel at Kuata Island to see serene reef sharks.
Sea kayaking the coast
More visitors are enjoying the peace and tranquility of a sea kayak adventure and the lower Navua River is a great place see the mangrove forests and coastal scenery around Pacific Harbour. Paddle silently to hear the bird calls and gentle lapping of the sea.
Why should the kids have all the fun? Surfing is a sport for weekend warriors of all ages and and surf tours are run every day from 9:00am along the Coral Coast with experienced local guides finding the best breaks for you and your skill level.
Rafting the Upper Navua
The notion that Fiji is all beaches and palm trees will be quickly dispelled when you raft the canyons of the remote upper Navua River in Fiji’s seldom visited and uninhabited interior. It’s excitement and scenic beauty in one wet, heady mix.
When you’ve finished inspecting the Sleeping Giant’s beautiful orchids, pop over to Zip Line Fiji where 10 lines of varying length and excitement await. Zip to your heart’s content with or without the kids in a park-like setting where you can enjoy lunch under the waterfall.
Fishing the Mamanucas
When you feel the urge to reel in a fighting game fish, Mamanuca Express Fishing Charters are on call to whisk you and three friends out from Port Denarau in search of marlin, mahi mahi or yellowfin tuna. Spend a day or half day in the bountiful waters of the Mamanucas.
Fiji’s National Parks
Bouma National Park
On the lush island of Taveuni, Bouma National Heritage Park is an important wildlife reserve, protecting more than 16000 hectares of ancient rainforest laced with gorgeous waterfalls and home to many rare birds and endemic flora. It’s a great location for trekking and just enjoying being at one with nature.
Colo-i-Suva Forest Reserve
Colo-i-Suva Forest Reserve near Suva is a magnet for birdwatchers with 4 different bird species, including scarlet robins, spotted fantails, Fiji goshawks, sulphur-breasted musk parrots, Fiji warblers and more inhabiting the park with 6.5km of cool and shady walking trails.
Koroyanitu National Park
Koroyanitu National Park is conveniently close to Nadi and active Denarau guests can hike the two hours to the 1163m summit of Mount Batilamu, the tummy of the Sleeping Giant.