100 Things to do in Fiji (Why your trip to Fiji needs to be longer than a week!)

Expat in Fiji, Oceania, Travel

When people come to Fiji they normally visit a small part of the Western Regions.

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Nadi, the Coral Coast and Mamanuca Islands.

But even though Fiji looks tiny on a word map (seriously sometimes you can’t even see it), this is a country that covers a huge amount of space.

Zoom the map out a little and you’ll see…

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The tourist areas, in contrast to the rest of the country.

There are 333 Fijian Islands and over 100 of them are inhabited. Just getting between the two main islands can take an 8 hour ferry trip alone. Rotuma is the furthest island from mainland Fiji. A whopping 642 km away. That’s a 3hr plane or you can visit by a ferry that leaves once a month.

Tourism in Fiji is very condensed but as a multifaceted and multicultural place, Fiji has so much more to offer! This list was created to give you a better idea of all of the diverse and wonderful things you can do in Fiji.

 

Cultural Experiences

1. Visit a traditional village

2. Meet a chief

3. Make coconut jewelry

4. Learn how to weave

5. Watch a hermit crab race

6. Climb a palm tree

7. Learn how to open a coconut

8. Stay in a bure

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9. Do a homestay with a local family

10. Visit the thermal mud pools for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience

11. Visit the island of Levuka to see the Pacific Islands only UNESCO site

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12. Watch a Rugby game

13. Stop by Jack’s Fiji to buy a traditional bula shirt or souvenir

14. Catch public transport – open window buses with music pumping!

15. Wear a flower

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16. Learn Fijian

17. Learn Hindi

18. See a Pacific Islander movie with the Fijian audience and enjoy everyone’s laughter!

19. Make friends with a local

20. Celebrate Diwali with fireworks in Suva Harbour

21. Go to Church

22. See a local Choir

23. Attend the South-Indian Fire Walking Festival

24. Attend the Hibiscus Festival

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25. Visit Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, the largest temple in the Southern hemisphere

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26. See the traditional (meke) dances

27. Visit a Cultural Centre to learn about the history and traditions of Fiji

28. Learn how Fijians make a traditional tapa garment

 

Culinary Experiences

29. Learn about the production of and cultural history of the Kava Ceremony

30. Drink Kava

31. Eat delicious food from an underground lovo

32. Choose from the abundance of seafood that is available

33. Sample Kokoda, a famous coconut fish dish

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34. Attend a Fijian Cooking Class

35. Attend a Indo-Fijian Cooking Class

36. Drink from a coconut

37. Drink a Fijian beer

38. Be amazed by the colours at the Saturday fish market

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39. Sample the unique Fijian-Indian cuisine

40. Indulge in fresh fruit

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Give Back

41. Volunteer in Fiji

42. Bring much needed resources for schools or the community

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Sightseeing Experiences

43. Admire the view from the window as your plane flies in

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44. Find a beautiful beach swing

45. Swim in the coral coast

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46. Laze on the beach

47. Climb Mt Tova and enjoy the view from the peak

48. Visit the Mamanuca and/or Yasawa Islands for perfect island beach views

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49. Visit Taveuni, the Garden Island for lush forest, stunning waterfalls and beautiful beaches

50. Travel down the Navua river on a bilibili (traditional bamboo raft)

51. Visit a Waterfall

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52. Specifically, visit Bouma waterfalls on Taveuni Island

53. Venture the Lavena Coastal walk for lush forest

54. Visit a remote island

55. Take a walk along the waterfront in Suva

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56. Watch a sunset at the Holiday Inn

57. Admire the Garden of the Sleeping Giant

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58. Enjoy the sleepy town of Savusavu

59. Stroll along the Lautoka water front

60. Camp on a deserted island

61. Visit the Snake God Cave, the biggest cave in Fiji where the stalactites look like snake heads

62. Marvel at a black sand beach

63. Swing in a hammock

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Animal Experiences

64. Ride a horse down a beach

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65. See the dolphins playing

66. Visit the Kula Eco-Park and meet a chameleon!

67. Swim with turtles

68. Go whale watching

69. Dive with Tiger Sharks in Beqa Lagoon

70. Swim with Manta Rays in the Yasawa Islands

 

Luxury Experiences

71. Stay in one resort at Denarau to experience all of the resorts on Denarau

72. Find an infinity pool

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73. Take a cruise on a yacht or catamaran

74. Stay in the same resort as the one that Oprah stayed in

75. Buy a pearl ring

76. Enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets

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77. Swim around Cloud 9

78. Get married in a beautiful beachfront chapel, or admire the chapels and image your fantasy wedding experience!

79. Cruise around the Fiji islands on one of the huge cruise boats that visits Fiji

80. Golf!

 

Adventure Experiences

81. Go Bamboo Rafting

82. Jump on a motorized canoe

83. Snorkel the reefs

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84. Scuba dive

85. Kayak

86. Surf

87. Windsurf

88. Water ski

89. Jet boat

90. Parasail

91. Paraglide

92. Wakeboard

93. Paddle board

 

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95. Go flyboarding

96. Go on a trek with the rucksack club

97. Jet ski

98. Zip Line

99. Slide down a natural waterslide

100. Visit the International Date Line and stand in two days at once!

 

Personally, it would take me over a month’s worth of travel to visit every place I want to see in Fiji. Don’t underestimate how much there is to see and do! So what are you waiting for? Start planning your dream trip to Fiji!

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jonny Wilkins
    June 1, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    A fantastic list of activities for anyone coming to Fiji, and wonderful photos too. I thoroughly recommend number 49 for anyone getting off the main islands and a bit further afield – Taveuni has great diving, great scenery and great resorts to suit a range of budgets.

    • Reply
      Emma Margaret
      June 4, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Jonny! I’m looking forward to heading to Taveuni myself!!

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