The Fijian Experience: Top 15 Things To Do In Fiji - Updated 2022

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Fiji is the jack of all trades for any traveler, with so many islands to explore and things to try. With its beautiful crystal clear beaches, luxurious resorts, delicious local dishes, and adventurous excursions, it is the perfect paradise vacation. Say Bula to some of the friendliest people in the world, since Fijians are known for their amazing hospitality, warmth and happy go lucky attitudes. Don’t forget to grab some Kava with the locals for a truly culture enriching experience. And if you’re wondering where to stay in Fiji, then a range of amazing accommodation options are available here - from luxurious hotels to kid-friendly resorts in Fiji. With your lodging sorted, you can go and explore all the attractions of Fiji. For a true Fijian experience, check out these top 15 things to do in Fiji.

1. Island hop with jet skis

Tavarua Island, Fiji
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One of the best things to do in Fiji is to go island hopping. Soar through the waves from island to island on high speed jet skis. This incredible experience will give you the most bang for your buck out of all the island hopping tours. Driving through the ocean on your own jet ski from island to island will feel like the adventure of a lifetime. The tour takes you to three of the best small islands and lasts for about two and a half hours. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Adrenalin Fiji

Address: P.O. Box PD 29 DenarauIsland Shop 8, Port Denarau Marina, Nadi, Fiji

Price: from 229 USD

Opening Hours: 8am - 5pm.

Duration: around 3 hours required.

Contact: +679 6751288

Website: Adrenalin Fiji

2. Go on a snorkeling tour to a private island

Bounty Island beach Fiji
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Go sailing on a big boat with PJS Sailing Adventures and spend the day on a secluded island. Join an amazing and knowledgable Fijian crew that are sure to entertain you with their own private concert on the way over. Use your time to go snorkeling with the fish, relax beach side, hike through the island or practice your photography skills with the amazing setting. Also included is a tasty Fijian lunch, which will put you in a food coma.

PJS Sailing Adventures

Address: Port Denarau, Nadi, Fiji Islands

Price: from 100 USD

Opening Hours: 8am - 5pm. Closed on public holidays.

Contact: +679 6725022

Website: PJS Sailing Adventures

3. Go scuba diving

Fiji soft coral (3302349906)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Barry Peters used under CC BY 2.0

Scuba diving is one of the most highly recommended Fiji activities. Fiji is home to plenty of great scuba diving destinations for beginners and advanced divers. For beginners, there are plenty of opportunities to dive along Fiji’s famous soft coral reefs with hundreds of fish alongside you. For advanced divers, there are shipwrecks, swim-throughs, caves, and the chance to dive with bigger marine life such as manta rays and sometimes whale sharks or hammerheads, if you are more daring. Fiji travelers who don’t have their scuba license can easily get it at the island with affordable beginner courses.

Scuba Bula

Address: Momi Road, 9530 Momi, Fiji (office located in resort, transportation is provided for scuba diving trips)

Price: from 60 USD

Contact: +679 6280190

Website: Scuba Bula

4. Take a mud bath at Sabeto Hot Springs (from 75 USD)

Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool - 3
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Relax and pamper your skin while getting dirty in a mud bath. There are two different mud baths and they are both next to the Sleeping Giant Mountain. To take in the full effect, smother yourself from head to toe in mud and wait for the sun to dry it for the most benefits. Then wash off in the showers provided after getting in mud fights with your family and friends.

Mud Bath at Sabeto Hot Springs

Address: Waloko Road, Sabeto, Fiji

Price: from 75 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 3pm.

Duration: around 6 hours required.

Website:

5. Drink Kava with the locals

Fijian kava ceremony
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Travelers cannot say they have been to Fiji unless they have tried the local delicacy of the Kava drink. When you meet any Fijian they will encourage you to try Kava. It is best to participate in Kava ceremony or casually drink the Kava with the locals with high tide or low tide (full cup or half). The drink is for only adults due to its alcohol like effects. Some vacationers will love Kava and some may want to keep to the low tide, but nevertheless it is a must-try in Fiji.

Kava Ceremony

Address: 1 Hibiscus Hwy, Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji (the resort sometimes holds Kava ceremonies)

Price: from 0 USD

Contact: +800 7273454

Website: Kava Ceremony

6. Go on a cave safari

Sigatoka fiji
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Skip the beaches for the day and take part in a fun jungle adventure. A cave safari is one of the most unique Fiji tourist attractions and a great way to spend the day. Travel through the luscious forests to a giant cave with a lot of history. The cave exploration will make you feel like a real explorer. Also included in the tour is a kava ceremony, lunch and swimming time.

Cave Safari

Address: PO Box 1473, Sigatoka, Fiji Islands

Price: from 120 USD

Duration: around 8 hours required.

Contact: +800 6501721

Website: Off Road Fiji

7. Go zip lining (from USD 121.0)

See the jungle from above as you zip line through the greens. Fiji has a lot of opportunities to zip line but most of them are on the main island. One of the best tours is to go zip lining at the Sleeping Giant Mountain, over pristine waterfalls, spectacular views, caves, and canopies. Rain or shine, either way is a great adventure.

100% CFC approved Half-Day Fiji Zip-line Tour from Nadi

Duration: 5 hours

60 reviews

8. Go to a beach party at Beachcomber Island

Would you do this? Tag your mates or round them up and head over! It's fun on the water 😄🤘

Posted by Beachcomber Island Fiji on Sunday, 26 February 2017

If you’re with friends and wondering what to do in Fiji, then attending a beach party might interest you. Dance on the beach at Beachcomber and take in the beauty of your surroundings. The small island has tiki huts everywhere with bars, dance spaces, a DJ room, and a hotel providing the ultimate beach parties. Those looking to party will have a great time dancing in the moonlight with the waves touching your toes and drinking a mai tai in a pineapple.

Beachcomber Island

Address: Beachcomber Island Resort, Mamanuca Group

Price: from 50 USD

Contact: +679 6661500

Website: Beachcomber Island

9. Slide through mud on ATVs (from USD 167.0)

Mud is a big theme in Fiji and if you loved the spa but want a little more adrenaline rush, ATV-ing is right for you. ATV through mud spas, dirt, and jungle as you get drenched and dirty like you never have before. Slide, ride and even dive from waterfalls to clean off all the fun.

ATV Quad Bike Adventure Tour (Departs Nadi)

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

147 reviews

10. Watch people surf at Cloudbreak

when i wake up i won't be dreaming, ill be back on the island @namotu
Source: Photo by Flickr user Slidestream used under CC BY 2.0

Cloudbreak is a world renowned surfing arena where some of the best surfers from all over the world come to compete on the big waves. If you are a pro surfer give these massive waves a try for some of the greatest surfing in the world. For those who are not surfers, it is fun to watch this incredible sport take place from the small island nearby.

Surfing

Address: Namotu Island

Price: from 0 USD

Contact: +310 5849900

Website: Namotu Island Resort

11. Splash around at Big Bula Waterpark (from USD 52.0)

For some family-friendly fun in Fiji, make your way to Big Bula Waterpark. Splash around in the pool, slip and slide on the water rides or just laze around on the deck. The waterpark has rides and attractions suitable for all ages and offers a great way to spend a day out with your family. A cafe that is ideal for refueling and a mini-spa that offers pampering treatments are also available at this waterpark.

Skip the Line: Big Bula Waterpark Full Day Ticket

Duration: 120 to 420 minutes

16 reviews

12. Explore Sigatoka Sand Dunes

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An unusual attraction in Fiji is Sigatoka Sand Dunes. These are towering dunes of sand stacked up against the coast of Fiji. The best way to check out this attraction is by visiting Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, where you can enjoy going on guided hikes, see the diverse wildlife like native foxes and bats, and access amazing lookout points. A beach connecting the sand dunes to the ocean is perfect for strolling and marveling at the beauty of the area.

Sigatoka Sand Dunes

Address: Queens Road, Sigatoka, Viti Levu 679 Fiji

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)

13. Sip cocktails on Cloud 9 floating platform (from USD 107.0)

For a unique experience in Fiji, check out Cloud 9, which is the country’s only two-level floating platform in the middle of the ocean. It has a lively bar where you can enjoy tasty cocktails, beers and other drinks. A wood-fired Italian pizza oven churns out hot and delicious pizzas on this platform. A shaded deck and lounge chairs are perfect to soak up the sun or take in the views of the turquoise water. On this tour, you can access all the amenities of Cloud 9 along with a bar tab voucher.

Fiji: Day Trip to Cloud 9 Floating Platform Including Food and Beverages

Duration: 4 hours

180 reviews

14. See Fiji's natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant (from USD 98.0)

For a break from the beaches and water activities of Fiji, go on this tour of the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Admire the breathtaking natural beauty of Fiji on this tour and enjoy taking in stunning vistas from amazing vantage points such as Anchorage Lookout. See incredible sights like Garden of the Sleeping Giant and Sabeto Valley, visit a Hindu temple, and see how the locals live at Viseisei Village. Round off your trip with a trip to a market and pick up something to take home with you.

Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Anchorage Lookout Half-Day Tour

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

15. Admire the ancient artefacts at Fiji Museum (from USD 78.0)

Those wishing to admire the architectural heritage of Fiji can embark on this tour to Suva. On this round-trip tour from Nadi, visitors will see the gorgeous buildings and architecture of the administrative capital of Fiji, Suva. This guided tour also includes access to Fiji Museum, where you can browse through artefacts dating back thousands of years. Learn about the history and culture of Fiji on this amazing tour.

Suva Historical Tour including Fiji Museum Admission Ticket

Duration: 1 day

Transportation is no problem

The majority of the activities on the island include hotel pickup for free. Be worry free about transportation and car rentals, and the convenience of it all will make a trip to Fiji that much sweeter.

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