From jetboat safaris to five-star day spas and gourmet indulgence, find your island happiness with the best things to do in Fiji – based on your travel style.
Fiji knows that no two travellers are the same. This South Pacific paradise attracts all types of vacationers with out-of-this-world experiences from deep diving with lionfish to witnessing a traditional cava ceremony and glamming it up in five-star luxury at a stunning resort.
So, whether you’re a thrill seeker, a hungry gourmand or a wildlife enthusiast, you can be guaranteed that there’s something in Fiji that will make your heart soar. Read on to discover the best things to do in Fiji based on your personal travel style.
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Let your tastebuds plan your itinerary and lead you to some of the best eats in Fiji. For the finest Indian and Fijian cuisine on Denarau, make a reservation at Indigo, where the wine is free flowing, and the goat curry is a must-try dish. For unbeatable seafood – make it Wicked Walu at Warwick Fiji, an oceanfront resort with a world-famous restaurant to match. Go for the seared tuna salad, the grilled fish of the day or try a little of everything when you opt for the ultra-fresh seafood platter stacked with lobster, mahi-mahi, mud crab, scallops and oysters.
The luxury lover
If you’re a fan of the finer things in life, and are partial to some glitz and glam, Fiji’s wide array of ultra-luxurious five-star resorts are sure to satiate your desire for indulgence. Tropical living gives way to romance and luxury, whether you’re looking for private island seclusion, candlelit restaurants or celebrity-grade service. The Royal Davui Island Resort is located on its own exclusive private island, where ancient spa rituals, private plunge pools and special beachside picnic experiences come together to create an escape like no other. Meanwhile, Six Senses Fiji wows with its own surf academy, the renowned Six Senses Spa and five unbeatable restaurants and bars.
The spa seeker
If you’re in need of a break or just want to be pampered, find solace in Fiji’s best day spas that are peppered among the swaying palm trees and crescent moon beaches. Yasawa Island Resort is home to the award-winning Bavari Spa, located on the fringes of the turquoise ocean with massage tables set up right on the white beach. Or, give in to total bliss during a massage at Mana Island Resort & Spa Fiji, which uses body oils infused with pineapple and coconut to rejuvenate mind, body and soul with a distinct island flavour.
The culture vulture
Fiji is brimming with authentic and heart-warming cultural encounters. Connect with the local community during a village visit and become immersed in the local culture. While you’re there, be sure to experience a traditional kava ceremony. This ritual is practised across all islands of Fiji, where the kava root is transformed into a widely enjoyed drink that can be shared among family and new friends. On a village visit you may also experience traditional dance, local arts and crafts markets and a Lovo lunch (traditional Fijian underground cooking).
The nature enthusiast
From sea to sky, Fiji is a treasure trove of awe-inspiring natural wonders. From cascading waterfalls hidden deep in the lush jungles, to neon-bright coral forests and dramatic volcanic peaks, there’s no shortage of the spectacular. On Kuata Island, don your snorkel and slip into the vibrant marine world to swim alongside reef sharks. If you’re an avid diver, delve a little deeper on an underwater exhibition to Pacific Harbour and Beqa Lagoon, where shipwrecks, lionfish, turtles and octopus can be spotted.
If your spirit craves the thrill of adventure, Fiji has plenty in store to get your heart racing. Scoot across the island on an off-road cave safari tour, feel the wind in your hair and the water’s spray on your skin as you skirt the Sigatoka River on an exhilarating jetboat safari, or clip-clop through serene jungle paradise and across golden beaches on horseback. This is just the tip of the iceberg: adventure here also comes in the forms of ziplining, sailing, river tubing and stand-up paddleboarding.
The eco warrior
Eco tourism is making waves across the Fiji archipelago, with many resorts and operators ‘greening up’ to preserve Fiji’s stunning islands and coral reefs. Efforts like removing single-use plastic and reducing waste, implementing conservation projects to protect threatened or endangered species including sea turtles, the Fijian-crested iguana and manta rays are just the start. When you stay at Six Senses Fiji, pay a visit to the onsite Iguana Reserve and catch a glimpse of these critically endangered critters, who, thanks to the resort’s efforts, have more than doubled in numbers since the conservation project started in 2018.
For more Fiji inspiration, read Magical Moments: 8 of the Most Breathtaking Experiences in Fiji.