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Updated: Oct 6, 2023

This exotic country in the Pacific Ocean is certainly captivating. Its beauty is undeniable, so it's no wonder the archipelago of more than 300 islands is on everyone's list as a destination to visit.

While visiting a new destination is always exciting, there is something special about taking time to reconnect with your partner in an exotic location. I didn’t realise how truly unique and spectacular the islands of Fiji were until I visited them recently with my husband for our wedding anniversary.

While many destinations hold an allure simply because of their exotic nature, Fiji is so much more. Fiji is all about the people. There smiling faces and warm hospitality make it a joy to spend time with them. When planning a trip to Fiji, in addition to relaxing at one of the beautiful resorts, it is essential to spend time in the traditional local villages. You haven't truly visited Fiji if you haven't interacted with the lovely welcoming Fijians.

Once you begin planning your trip to Fiji you will realize that the first decision will be whether you will choose to stay on the main island of Viti Levu or whether you will travel further to one of the smaller islands. Each experience will offer something different so it is important to choose the location that is right for you. Here are a few of the things to remember when planning a trip to Fiji.

Sunbathe on the Coral Coast

Staying on the main island of Viti Levu has advantages if you are visiting Fiji as a stop over and looking for closer proximity to the airport. The magnificent coral coast is one of the most charming beaches you could visit while in Fiji. We really enjoyed this area with the softest, whitest sand and of course, crystal blue waters. It is a spectacular location without the need for long ferry rides or the additional expense of a seaplane transfer to arrive at your resort. Just a short taxi ride and you will be surrounded by serenity and some of the most spectacular scenery you can imagine.

Stroll through the Fiji Museum

On the main island, near the capital city of Suva is the Fiji Museum. Spanning over 3,700 years, this museum tells of the history behind Fiji. You'll see everything from Indian artwork to jewellery throughout this spectacular overview of the Fijian culture.

Hang out for a Bit at Port Denarau Marina

This is a popular place for tourists to stay on the main island of Viti Levu. If you are a person who likes a vibrant destination there is an abundance to do in the Port of Denarau. This area is home to many fabulous resorts along with a huge, 32,800-square-foot Retail and Commerce Center filled with restaurants and shopping. You can even take advantage of the 18-hole golf course or enjoy a little time on a jet boat. Close by is the beautiful Garden of the Sleeping Giant situated in the foothills of the Nausori Highlands. With an assortment of vividly coloured orchids, you could walk through this garden completely enthralled with its beauty for hours.

Take the Mud Pool Tour

After you have visited the Garden of the Sleeping Giant it is time for a mud bath. As messy as that sounds, it has been said that mud bathing has age-defying effects as well as healing properties. You can try this out at the Therapeutic Natural Thermal Mud Spa.

Visit the Kula Wild Adventure Park

As Fiji's biggest family theme park, you can't miss out on this exciting adventure on the main island, especially if you brought along the little ones. Carefully handle and examine various exotic species including feeding the sea turtles.

Visit the Yasawas

The Yasawas are composed of 20 islands that feature abundant greenery, volcanoes, blue lagoons, and much more. There's so much to do and this is why many people choose to travel from Nadi and make these islands the focus of their stay. You can go hiking, meet manta rays, check out the beaches, or take a seaplane.

Fill Your Days with Water Activities in the Mamanucas

The Mamanuca Islands of Fiji are a volcanic archipelago lying to the west of Nadi and to the south of the Yasawa Islands. With nearly 20 islands, the Mamanucas are home to some of the most stunning scenery in Fiji. Being among the volcanic archipelago, you'll notice travellers partaking in a ton of different water activities. Snorkelling and surfing are perhaps the most popular among them all.

Enjoy the Coral Reefs of Taveuni

As the country's third-largest island this is the place that visitors come to see the most diverse coral reefs, including the Rainbow Reef. After snorkelling the reefs, take the Vidhwa Rainforest

Trail and visit the National Heritage Park (there is a small fee to enter, but it's worth it).

Check Out a Firewalking Ceremony

Throughout Fiji, you will see native Beqa men partaking in firewalking ceremonies. It's truly amazing to watch them walk across the scalding hot stones without getting burned!

As you can see, there is an endless amount of adventures to experience in the stunning islands of Fiji. So, what are you waiting for? Contact me to start planning your trip to the archipelago islands so that you can meet some wonderful people, enjoy some exciting activities and have a little time to relax. I have so much more to share about this wonderful destination.

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