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Travel: Why Fiji Should Be On Your Bucket List!

Tavarua Island, Fiji, Oceania

Tavarua Island aka “The Heart Shaped Island” Fiji, Oceania

Fiji is one of those places that needs to be seen to be believed.

Not only is it ridiculously beautiful and glamorous, it’s also the kind of place that offers tourists a tonne of once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

Here are the reasons why Fiji is the ultimate bucket list place!

White Sandy Beaches 

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Fiji stands unrivaled when it comes to white sandy beaches.

They are literally picture perfect, and on some of the beaches, such as the one on Beachcomber Island, there are hammocks lined along the shore where beach-goers can enjoy a nap in the sun.

If you really want to capture the beauty of Fiji, look up the various Fiji photography tours that take place. The tour guide will ensure you see all the most picturesque places!

Adrenaline Rush

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Whether it’s parasailing over the Fijian islands, or white-water rafting through Fiji’s lagoons, there’s no shortage of activities for the adrenaline junkies.

If you want to try your hand at white water rafting, surfing or kayking, there are plenty of guides that can help you.

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One activity you have to try is sandsurfing (or sandboarding, as it’s also known.) It’s basically sliding down the side of a sand dune, but it’s one of the most fun activities you can take part in.

If you are going to Fiji and want to experience things like rain forest trekking, or swimming under a secluded waterfall, etc, then check out Feejee Experiences. Certain activities can only be carried out with this group because they work in conjunction with local landowners to ensure traditions are respected.

Bouma National Heritage Park

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Bouma National Heritage Park is home to the famous Bouma Falls, a 24m high waterfall which is probably the most popular amongst tourists as swimming is permitted there.

There are a number of beautiful trails in the park so if swimming isn’t your thing, you can book a guided hike.

Sigatoka River Safaris

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If you want to really get a feel for Fiji, you should take a 15-km jet-boat safari journey through the Sigatoka Valley.

Here you can visit one of several Fijian villages where you will be shown local customs. You will also be able to meet with local people and enjoy lunch consisting of traditional cuisine.

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

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Fiji is equally as famous for its incredible scuba diving and snorkeling as it is for its white sandy beaches.

With 333 islands to explore, there’s something for divers of every level of experience, from the amateurs to the adventurous.

Fiji’s underwater world consists of stunning marine life, shipwrecks and even sharks so divers can enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Hike To See The Sun Rise 

A few days prior to this a typhoon had ripped up trees on the tropical island of Fiji leaving devastation in its wake.  One of the pleasanter side effects was some of the most breathtaking sunsets I have ever laid eyes on.  This is all about the intensity of colour and the remarkable sky. 

Fiji is a hikers paradise. (It’s also an Instagramers paradise because the sights are beyond stunning!)

If you want world class trails and views, then Fiji’s Yasawa Islands are where you need to be.

If you travel to the Yasawas, make sure you get up early and hike to the top of Waya Lailai island to watch the sun rise. It’s an unforgettable experience.

Island Hopping

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If you go to Fiji, you HAVE TO island hop. One way to do this is through Fijisafari.com which allows tourists to choose a trek to suit their budget.

If you want to try glass bottomed boating, or charter a yacht, this is the company that can make it happen. In between snorkeling stops, you can enjoy seafood banquets.

Sounds like bliss!

Natural Mud Baths & Luxury Spas

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Fiji is home to many natural mud pools and hot springs, which are said to have age-defying benefits. The Sabeto hot water springs are one such popular attraction amongst tourists. Be warned, the natural mud baths and springs are rough and ready, but they’re good!

That said, if you prefer luxury, then you’re in luck as Fiji is home to some world class spas!

The Bebe Spa Sanctuary for instance, which is situated on the Lagoon and overlooks the Coral Coast has won major awards and is famous for their warm seashell massage!

If you have been to Fiji, let us know what you would recommend!

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