Nestled in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji is an archipelago of over 300 islands. The country is home to some of the world's most heavenly coral reefs and coastlines. Its main islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, are dotted with palm-lined beaches, rich biodiversity, lagoons, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. Every island offers a unique experience with their natural splendour and exhilarating adventure sports such as shark diving, surfing, kayaking, hiking, whitewater rafting, snorkeling, windsurfing, and so much more.
Suva is one of the leading metropolitan cities of Oceania owing to its modern vibe and multi ethnic population. It offers recreation, museums, galleries, markets, nightlife, culture and art. There are several parks where you can enjoy viewing sunrise and sunset. Thurston Gardens has a variety of palms, water lilies and other local flora. Shopping is another interesting thing to do in Suva. Cumming Street, Mid-City Mall, Suva Central Shopping Mall, and TappooCity are some of the popular places for shopping. Visit Pacific Harbour located near the city for adventurous sports at Kila Eco Adventure Park and other surrounding places, an arts village with cultural shows, souvenir shops and restaurants.
Levuka is Fiji's only UNESCO World Heritage Site and also where the first Europeans settled in the early 19th century. Its historic center with its old wooden buildings will transport you back in time. The Royal Hotel, Sacred Heart Cathedral and Presbytery and the Morris Hedstrom store are the major highlights of this town. Suva City Carnegie Library and Cumming Street are other places with colonial-era history.
Sawa-i-Lau Caves, located in the northern Yasawa Islands, are said to have been sculpted by waves and wind for over a thousand years. The limestone formations and deep pool with crystal-clear water is a sight to behold. Bouma National Heritage Park, located in Taveuni Island, is a nature and adventure lovers paradise. The park houses rainforest, rare tropical plants, exotic diversity of birds and four villages that manage it in portions. Tavoro Waterfalls, Lake Tagimaucia and De Voeux Peak are some of the prime attractions of this park. You can go snorkeling at Waitabu or hike through the rainforest to the ancient ruins near Vidawa. Beqa Lagoon, situated about 144 kilometres southeast of Nadi, lures adventure seekers especially avid divers with its thrilling Shark Dive. With stringent safety measures, expert local dive operators offer thrilling face-to-face encounters with different species of sharks in their natural habitat. You can see tiger sharks, bull sharks, whitetip and blacktip reef sharks. Besides this, the lagoon is also home to soft corals, tropical fish, pinnacles and wrecks. Offshore, on Beqa Island you can also watch the Sawau tribe performing centuries-old tradition of fire walking. Navua River is a beautiful place in Viti Levu. You can explore the Upper Navua River by kayaking, canoeing, river rafting or simply float along on a bamboo raft. The river flows through magnificent scenery with waterfalls, canyons and lush rainforests. Garden of the Sleeping Giant features more than 2,000 species of orchids, as well as a scenic lily pond. The serenity and beauty of this verdant valley is arguably unmatched. Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool located nearby this garden is also worth visiting for a slimy mud bath. Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park in Viti Levu is known for its archeological sites which include the ancient Lapita artifacts and one of the biggest burial sites in the Pacific. The Great Sea Reef, Namena Marine Reserve, Sekawa River, Savusavu Salt Lake, Natewa Bay, and Waisali Rainforest Reserve are prominent places in Savusavu and surrounds worth visiting for their natural beauty.
Viti Levu is home to lush rainforests, natural diversity, majestic peaks and splendid coast. Explore the mountains of Namosi, visit the village of Naval, raft down the Navua River and enjoy a vibrant nightlife. Don't miss out on the beautiful Coral Coast located in the southwest of this island. Mamanuca Islands is best for surf breaks. Cloudbreak, located near Namotu Island Resort, is a famous reef break that speeds up as it barrels over shallow reefs. Waves vary in height from two to 20 feet. Mostly, the save is best attempted by expert surfers only. Besides Namotu and Taravua, other resorts that offer access to Cloudbreak include Plantation Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort and Funky Fish Beach Resort. A blue lagoon cruise of Mamanuca and Yasawa islands offer different itineraries. You can also indulge in swimming, diving, fishing, snorkeling and visiting local villages and attractions. Yasawa Islands is known for its lush landscapes, volcanic peaks, serene ambience and sparkling blue lagoons. There are a plethora of activities to indulge in. You could go hiking along Waya Island, relax at the Oarsman's Bay beach on Nacula and try different water sports. It is also known to have the best selection of beaches in Fiji. Denarau Island is a major hub for shopping, golf, spa treatment, fine dine, and Fiji entertainment. You can buy different souvenirs such as wooden cava bowls, jewelry, shell knick-knacks, surf wears, colourful Fijian sarongs and much more. Polynesian and Melanesian dancers represent Fijian culture making for an eventful evening. The palm-studded 18-hole golf course with splendid views in Port Denarau is a delightful treat for golfers. Kadavu, the fourth largest island, is a divers paradise. Fringing it and other small islands in Kadavu group, the Great Astrolabe Reef is the fourth largest barrier reef in the world. Diving in its scenic world embellished with soft and hard corals, tropical fish, caverns, and pinnacles is a memorable experience. You can also indulge in snorkeling and angling. Taveuni, Fiji's third largest island, is one of the best islands for snorkeling and scuba diving owing to its gorgeous and diverse coral reefs. The world-famous Rainbow reef between Taveuni and Vanua Levu is a breathtaking sight. It hosts the stunning Great White Wall which is a popular scuba diving site in Fiji.
Devil's Beach in Turtle Island which is a part of Yasawa Islands is dotted by palm trees on the shores of the scenic Blue Lagoon waters. It is one of the best beaches of Fiji owing to its setting on a remote island paradise. Enjoy snorkeling and swimming for as long as you want in its tranquil ambience. Natadola Beach, located on Viti Levu, is one of the best beaches near Nadi. Lush green trees, crystal clear water, extensive coral reefs with beautiful fauna enhance the beauty of this place. The palm-fringed sandy beaches of Castaway Islands are also worth a visit. It offers a splendid beachfront for snorkeling, coral viewing, diving, kayaking and windsurfing. Long Beach, as the name suggests, is Fiji's longest beach, running along the north shore of Kadavu Island. Relaxing in a hammock enjoying the picturesque views of the azure Fiji ocean. Other scenic beaches of Fiji include Honeymoon Beach, Blue Lagoon Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Nanuya Lailai Beach, Oarsman's Bay Lodge, Paddy's Beach, Liku Beach, and Vomo Island Beach, among others.
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple is one of the major tourist attractions in Nadi. The magnificent rainbow-hued temple is the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Its majestic Dravidian architecture will leave you spellbound.
You can visit prominent islands of Fiji in 7 to 10 days. Starting at Nadi, spend a day in the town visiting the Natadola Beach, Garden of the Sleeping Giant and Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Spend two to three days in Viti Levu exploring Suva, Pacific Harbor, Sigatoka River, Navua River, Coral Coast and much more. Spend a day or two in Denarau to try some interesting adventurous sports. Spend a day in Mamanuca before you move to the Yasawa Islands. Spend two days here to explore its major attractions and the stunning beaches. You can spend a day in Kadavu to explore the Great Astrolabe Reef. Moving upwards, spend a day in Vanau Island to visit the Great Sea Reef. You can spend a day or two in Taveuni to explore the magnificent Rainbow Reef and Bouma National Heritage Park.