Five Must-Do Fiji Activities

Five Must-Do Fiji Activities - North & South Nomads

Five Must-Do Fiji Activities

Fiji is an island of crystal clear water, white sand and palm trees, sunshine and beautiful weather. It’s no surprise that a place like this is one of the most popular wedding and honeymoon destinations.

How can you make the most out of your romantic Fiji vacation?

1. Stay in an overwater bure

When people think of over water accommodation, places like Bora Bora and the Maldives spring to mind. These exist in Fiji, too, where they’re called overwater bures.

Bures simply means wood and straw hut in Fijian, but the over water bures at Likuliku are sheer luxury. While a traditional bure would have no amenities, Likuliku has the only over-water bungalows in Fiji, complete with inset glass floors, so you can view the spectacular marine life from the comfort of your room.

2. Soak up the Fijian culture

It’s not a Fiji holiday without participating in a kava ceremony. You gather in a circle on traditional mats and drink kava, a natural root plant only found in the South Pacific. Kava is supposed to have a mild sedative, calming effect.

Fijian fire walking is a spectacle you’ll want to see. The legend goes that the warriors and men of Beqa island were given a special gift over 500 years ago, from an eel who was trapped, and exchanged this gift for its life: the ability to walk on fire without being burned.

3. Indulge in a luxurious spa treatment

A vacation just isn’t a real vacation without an indulgent massage or spa treatment.

Namale Resort & Spa is an adults only, all inclusive retreat, that caters for a maximum of 40 guests at one time. With the exclusive numbers, and set on 525 acres of rainforest, it’s the ultimate in privacy and seclusion.

The Namale Spa and Sanctuary is a 10,000 square foot spa featuring treatments form around the world including Japan, India, Bali, Fiji and Sweden, and the only hydro-therapy room of its kind in this part of the world.

4. Have an adventure!

No matter what your idea of adventure is, there’s something to satisfy it in Fiji. You can surf in famous areas like Cloudbreak, one of the most consistent surf spots in the world, you can waterski or wakeboard, or even charter a catamaran if you’re an experienced sailor.

If solid ground is more your adventure style, you can do a 4X4 offroad cave safari or a strenuous hike through the rainforest. There’s also a range of helicopter tours and sea plane adventures, or ziplining through the rainforests, for those who like being in the air.

5. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Jean-Michele Cousteau, the renowned scuba expert and son of Jacques Cousteau, called Fiji the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”.

Among your choice of Fiji Resorts is the Jean-Michele Cousteau Resort. Lovers of marine life, snorkeling and scuba will enjoy this resort with its onsite marine biologist. Coaustea oversees the diving operations and is often on tours with the guests.

What’s your favourite activity to do in Fiji? Do you like being active on vacation or relaxing by the water with a cocktail?

NB: The below photo and background information in this post were kindly provided by Venture Fiji. 

Five Must Do Fiji Activities - North & South Nomads

34 thoughts on “Five Must-Do Fiji Activities

  1. Only been to Fiji once but I think it was the perfect trip. We had a good amount of time relaxing by the pool, but also got amongst it. We visited a remote village by banana boat, swam under a waterfall, took a sailing ship out to some of the most incredible islands, where we snorkelled, ate seafood and drank ‘Fiji Babies’. My number one recommendation, though, is to talk to locals… We ended up making friends with an Indian-Fijian taxi driver – we had lunch with his family (this didn’t go so well as their next door neighbour’s house caught fire while we were there, but that’s another story) – and also our native Fijian cleaner at the resort – we were invited for dinner at their village where we got to experience a real kava ceremony (not done for the tourists), played with their kids, ate an incredible dinner, and had a night of wonderful conversation with their entire extended family. I miss Fiji!

    • Neil, that sounds like such a lovely experience! Was this with Lori and the kids, or just you on your own? I’d love to see the difference in a kava ceremony for tourists, and a real one. 🙂

    • I’m a little embarrassed to admit that on my last trip to Fiji, I quite literally sat in the pool EVERY DAY and drink margaritas. Next time I will actually do things!

    • I hadn’t either until I’d researched this post! We’ve stayed in overwaterbungalows in Bora Bora, but I didn’t know there was a Fijian equivalent. 🙂

  2. A spa treatment would be fantastic. So many times travel leaves me feeling grubby and blah but this would change all that! And then maybe followup with something tasty served out of coconut?

    • That sounds just heavenly, doesn’t it? I feel perpetually covered in dirt living in Chiang Mai. I cannot WAIT for a nice spa treatment somewhere soon!!!

  3. Fiji looks incredible. The water is just beautiful. Fiji is on the list of course, and we will be staying at a bure when we get there. Also, any place that the Costeau family recommends MUST be awesome.

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