Fiji is made up of 333 islands so there is plenty to do for you and your guests once the wedding celebrations are over.
Nadi and Denarau
Nadi’s main street is the centre of action with plenty of shopping, and the latest Hindi or Fijian music playing from every storefront.
With its wide range of quality accommodation and close proximity to Denarau Island and the Mamanucas, Nadi is the ideal place to base yourself during your trip.
Denarau Island is 11kms south and 20 mins from Nadi Airport. A tourist hot spot, it features world renowned resorts and the largest single collection of quality shopping and dining in Fiji. Denarau Port is also the launching point for travel to the outer islands for snorkelling and diving. It is also home to the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club which features an 18 hole championship International golf course.
Fiji Golf and Racquet Club : Surrounded by aqua blue seas and the postcard scenery of Fiji’s tropical mountains, the luxurious Denarau Golf & Racquet Club is widely known as the finest golf and sporting venue in the South Pacific. The Club is set against a backdrop of a range of five-star resorts and lush greenery and features and 18-hole championship resort golf course, state of the art practice facilities, synthetic all-weather and natural grass tennis courts, an open air bure-style restaurant and bar and well stocked golf and tennis shop. Fiji resorts with a golf course »
Port Denarau : Port Denarau Marina offers the best in fine dining and shopping in a stunning waterfront environment. Port Denarau Marina is the gateway to exploring the islands of Fiji’s west coast. The precinct offers a wide range of shopping options including boutiques, jewellers, duty free shopping, supermarket, freshly baked goods, beach and resort wear, chemist and electrical equipment. It is walking distance to several international hotels, or guests can catch the Bula Bus which runs daily from 7.30am – 11.30pm. Port Denarau is ideally positioned and provides a stopover for rest, recreation and provisioning during during any Fiji holiday. Denarau offers an unhurried experience in a relaxed and unique location.
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The Coral Coast
The Coral Coast is one of Fiji ‘s most popular holiday destinations – and for good reason. Located on the south west coast of Viti Levu (Fiji’s main island), the Coral Coast stretches 130km and is accessible by road from either Nadi or Suva. Protected from onshore swells by a fringing reed, the coast is a mix of white sand and coral beaches.
Most Coral Coast beaches offer calm swimming conditions for families with young children while others are strictly for keen surfers when South Pacific conditions are right.
Filled with unspoilt beaches, lush forests and authentic Fijian villages, the Coral Coast offers a variety of cultural and outdoor activities. From a fisherman selling his day’s catch on the roadside, to bargaining with a local at the Sigatoka Market, true island life is here. Fiji markets – shopping the traditional way »
The Coral Coast is the perfect place to relax and rewind, and offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets.
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Pacific Harbour Fiji is sort on a mini metropolis located on the south coast of Viti Levu about 50km west of Suva. A long stretch of uninterrupted beach overlooks Beqa Passage with Beqa Island and Lagoon in the distance. Resorts on this coastline are not as prolific as the Coral Coast further west and that’s part of the attraction. Pacific Harbour is known as the adventure capital of Fiji, where you can experience mild excitements to full blown adrenaline rushes through activities suitable for all ages. Fiji adventure holidays »
Pacific Harbour is a good base from which to explore the mountainous hinterland of Viti Levu with the capital Suva a leisurely day trip away. It’s easy enough to hire a car and drive yourself or you could arrange a car with your own driver from one of the resorts. Public buses also service the coastal Queens Road if you want to travel like the locals do.
Beqa Lagoon : Fiji boasts some of the world’s best dive spots and Bequ Lagoon is one of it’s most exceptional. Warm water, great visibility and a myriad of beautiful coral and colourful fish – it doesn’t get much better for the dive enthusiast! The large natural lagoon has nearly 100 different dive sites full of colourful reefs and alive with tropical fish, multi-hued soft coral and other marine life. The water is generally calm, clear and warm. Diving in Fiji »
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Located south of Viti Levu and west of Beqa Lagoon, Vatulele is a 25 minute light aircraft flight from Nadi International Airport.
This idyllic low-lying island is 13km long and covered with palm and rainforest. A barrier reef forms a lagoon on the eastern and northern ends, and there is good fishing and diving. There are four villages that subsist largely on farming and fishing, and the island is a major producer of traditional masi, or tapa cloth.
Vatulele is famous for its archaeological sites, which include ancient rock paintings of faces and stenciled hands, and its limestone caves and pools, which are home to the bright red prawns held sacred by the islanders. Vatulele’s sole accommodation is the exclusive Vatulele Island Resort which offers split-level villas, each with their own stretch of sandy beach and turquoise lagoon. Activities on the island include fishing, diving, snorkeling, cave visits, bush walks and kayaking. The resort charters a seaplane from Nadi for guests.
Sightseeing & Tours
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Located roughly 100km/62miles south of Viti Levu, Kadavu is Fiji’s fourth largest island. However, this irregularly shaped island has few roads. You arrive at Vunisea airfield and from there virtually all transportation is by boat. The island is great for nature lovers and those wishing to pursue more adventure (diving, surfing and kayaking) and a look at traditional Fijian lifestyle and culture. The Great Astrolabe Reef, one of the largest continuous reefs in the world, wraps from the northeast to southern side of the island. Having maintained its strong cultural values the general population leads fairly subsistent lifestyles in sleepy coastal villages dwarfed by mountainous jungles and waterfalls plummeting from the hilltops. The islands deeply indented bays, fringed by coral reefs and mangrove forest provide habitat to a host of birds including the endemic Kadavu musk parrot. Forest openings reveal lizards basking on rocks, and butterflies spiraling skyward in a lazy dance.
Fiji’s administrative capital often undeservedly left off the tourism radar as travelers flock to dreamy out islands or coastal resort within moments of touching down at Nadi International Airport. However those looking to do more than topping up their suntan or exploring Fiji’s natural treasures above and below the water would do well to explore Suva.
After Fiji was annexed from the United Kingdom in 1874 the capital was relocated from Fiji’s first modern town of Levuka on Ovalau Island to where Suva stands today. Back then Suva was little more than a waterfront village perched at the base of a mountain. Located on a peninsula that formed a natural harbour, access to the sea and ports beyond Suva’s link to the resort of the South Pacific. Eventually much of the mangrove-lined coast was reclaimed as the village morphed into a city. The port of Suba plays a significant role in Suva’s position as the third largest urban centre in the South Pacific behind New Zealand and Australia.
Sightseeing & Tours
» Wilderness Ethnic Adventures » Thurston Gardens and Fiji Museum » Suva Municpal Market » Colo-i-Suva Forest Reserve » Dining » Nightlife » Ferry terminal and Airport » Nausori Airport
The Mamanuca Islands (The Mamanucas)
The Mamanucas are located just off the western shore of Viti Levu in a lagoon formed between the Great Sea Reef and the mainland.
Set among deep blue waters with fringing coral reefs of turquoise and pastel green, the Mamanucas and the islands of Nadi Bay offer tourists some of Fiji’s most outstanding retreats. Home to more than a dozen resorts, their close proximity to Nadi allows easy access by boat, planes and helicopter. These “vacation islands” are the ones that are most popular for day trips or longer stays. Each of the resorts has an abundance of beach and water related activities. The area is known for cruising and home to luxurious resorts. There is only one way to describe the Mamanuca Islands, postcard perfection, Here you will find crystal clear waters, palm fringed beaches and swaying hammocks among coconut trees. A true paradise setting and so relaxing you will never want to leave.
Unspoilt beaches, crystal clear lagoons, amazing diving and location for the movie Blue Lagoon.
The Yasawas are a chain of 20 sun-drenched islands stretching northeasterly from the top of the Mamanucas 90 km / 54 miles out into Bligh Water. Their remote locale, white sand beaches, clear blue lagoons and varied terrains make the Yasawas one of the most attractive destinations in Fiji. But it is because of their remoteness that commercial development has never taken hold.
The islands are steeped in mystery and legend. The Yasawan people live as they have done for centuries, keeping the spirit of the islands alive with their traditional and simple lifestyle. The southern Yasawas are ruggedly magnificent, while the northern islands frame the famous Blue Lagoon where, as the name suggests, the water is the most inviting shades of blue you will ever see! This area has plenty of activities on offer and is also a great spot for blissful relaxation.
There are three ways to enjoy the islands – one at the budget level or at the other extreme of two luxury properties. The other is to cruise the islands. See below for more information on each.
The Blue Lagoon : Famous for its beauty, the area in the Yasawa Islands, known as the ‘Blue Lagoon’, is ringed by islands with soft rolling peaks. Coconut palms line the whitest sandy beaches you have ever seen and the water is a mix of aqua and turquoise, so stunning that you’ll want to dive right in and discover the coral reefs below! It was in this region that the original movie ‘Blue Lagoon’, starring Jean Simmons and Lloyd Bridges was filmed. Blue Lagoon Cruises was named after the movie.
Nanuya Lailai : In the midst of the Blue Lagoon is what we consider to be the jewel of the Yasawas, Nanuya Lailai. Dotted with palm trees and surrounded by a coral lagoon, the island is truly one of Fiji’s gems. The surrounding waters are alive with colourful fish and coral.
Sawa I Lau Caves : Referred to as ‘the very heart of the Yasawas’, the majestic Sawa i lau Caves are one of the ‘must-do’ activities for travellers visiting Fiji’s spectacular Blue Lagoon. The ancient limestone formations, carved by constant wave action, are hidden within an attractive little island in the northern Yasawas. The history of the caves is legendary; the story goes that a young Chief once safely settled with his betrothed in the cave after her family threatened to marry her off to a rival Chief. Every day he would swim into this hidden grotto with food for the girl until eventually they both escaped to the safety of another island and to be together forever. The sacred Sawa i lau Caves are also known as the resting place of the ten-headed ancient Fijian god, Ulutini.
Sailing : As well as popular Fiji water activities such as snorkelling and kayaking, the Yasawas are great for sailing. Experience the stunning islands from on board a floating hotel/cruise ship or a chartered sailing boat. Swimming, fishing, village visits and campfire barbeques are common activities for cruises.
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