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Top 10 attractions in Fiji

Article by GVI

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Posted: January 18, 2023

Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands located in the Pacific Ocean. It is a popular destination known for its crystal-clear waters, lush forests, and endless sunshine. The country offers a wide range of activities and experiences for all types of travellers. Here are the top 10 must-see attractions in Fiji that you should not miss:

The Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands

These island chains are a must-see for any traveller looking for beautiful beaches and incredible snorkelling and diving opportunities. Visitors can take a day trip to a secluded island and experience the ultimate tropical getaway.

Sabeto Mud Pool and Hot Springs

This unique attraction is a must for those looking for a one-of-a-kind experience. Visitors can soak in natural hot springs and mud pools, believed to have therapeutic properties, and take a dip in a nearby freshwater pool.

Garden of the Sleeping Giant

This botanical garden is home to the largest collection of orchids in the South Pacific, as well as a variety of other tropical plants. The garden is an ideal spot for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts, and offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The Coral Coast

The Coral Coast is a stretch of coastline on the main island of Viti Levu, known for its beautiful beaches, excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities, and a variety of water sports. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll along the coastline and enjoy swimming, sunbathing and relaxing in the sun.

Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park

This national park is home to ancient Fijian burial grounds and artefacts, as well as some of the best hiking trails in the country. It offers visitors a chance to explore Fijian history and culture, and to experience the natural beauty of the island.

Navala Village

This traditional Fijian village is one of the few remaining in the country that still maintains its traditional lifestyle and architecture. Visitors can visit a local home, learn about traditional Fijian customs and culture, and experience the authentic Fijian way of life.

The Sawa-i-Lau Caves

These limestone caves are located on an island in the Yasawas and can only be accessed by boat. Inside the caves, you can find beautiful blue lagoons, ancient Fijian carvings, and crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming. It offers a unique and adventurous experience that one should not miss.

The Fiji Museum

This museum located in Suva is a great place to learn about the history and culture of Fiji. The museum houses a collection of Fijian artefacts, including ancient pottery and tools, that offer an insight into the island’s rich history and heritage.

The Cola Island

This secluded paradise is located in the Yasawas and offers visitors beautiful beaches.It’s an ideal place to relax, unwind and soak up the tropical ambiance of Fiji. The island’s seclusion and serenity make it a perfect spot for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy some peace and quiet. With its crystal clear waters, the Cola Island is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkelling, making it the perfect place to take in the natural beauty of Fiji.

Kula Eco Park

This wildlife park located on the Coral Coast is home to a variety of animals, including parrots, lorikeets, and iguanas, and offers a chance to learn about the unique flora and fauna of Fiji. Visitors can take a guided tour and learn about the conservation efforts being made to protect the island’s wildlife.

Overall, Fiji offers a wide range of activities and attractions that cater to all types of travellers. From swimming and sunbathing to snorkelling, diving, and exploring, there’s something for everyone in this tropical paradise. Whether you’re interested in culture, history, or adventure, Fiji has it all. In addition, many of the islands in Fiji offer activities such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, and sea-biking, providing an opportunity to explore the island from a different perspective.

Fiji is also known for its rich culture and traditions, and visitors can experience this firsthand by attending a traditional Fijian ceremony or visiting a local village. The local Fijian people are also known for their warm hospitality and welcoming nature, making it easy for visitors to feel at home.

In addition to all these, Fiji also has a lot to offer in terms of food. From traditional Fijian dishes such as kokoda (raw fish in coconut milk) and lovo (food cooked in an underground oven), to a variety of international cuisine, visitors will have no shortage of delicious options to try.

And if you’re looking to make a real impact and give back while you’re in Fiji, consider joining a volunteer, internship, research fellowship or professional apprenticeship program with GVI. GVI offers a variety of programs in Fiji that focus on areas such as marine conservation, community development, and education. These programs provide an opportunity for you to gain valuable skills, make a difference and make memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, you’ll be able to hang out with like-minded individuals from all over the world and make new friends. It’s the perfect way to travel and make a positive impact at the same time.

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