Thousands of Fijis islands offer plenty of opportunities for adventures when you are visiting Fiji! Each island represents a unique chance to experience something new and exciting! With too much to offer, Fiji is a great place to revisit again and again, with no chance of getting bored. Having too much to do on your holiday can also be a daunting adventure on its own because there are only so many hours during the day. To make the most and best out of your vacation, we’re here to offer some help! Get packing and start ticking those boxes on your vacation to-do list!
1. Enjoy Adventures under the sea while visiting Fiji!
If you have the famous song from Little Mermaid stuck in your head, then Fijis marine life is a perfect chance to re-live it in person! Scuba diving, snorkeling or shark diving, it’s all available for anyone daring to try something new. Fijis waters are pristine, clear and full of marine life. Maybe shark diving sounds a bit extreme, but don’t worry because Fiji has tamer options available.
Coral reefs, colourful schools of wish, turtles, mantas and dolphins. If you don’t have a certificate for Scuba diving, and can’t be bothered to make one during your vacation, you can always go snorkeling. Find tours that can take you to Kuata Island, and you will see a world like no under, under the sea!
2. Fuel the flame of adventure!
Water and fire mix in Fiji with amazing results! The men from Fiji, specifically those from Beqa Island will regularly visit the main island Viti Levu to prove their courage with the ancient ritual of walking thru fire. Bare feet touch the steaming charcoal as shamanistic chanting and cheering are all around the brave men who dare take on this challenge! Even if you watch such an incredible display of courage and strength for the twentieth time, you will be amazed at what you see!
The inhabitants of Fiji also know how to dance with fire. Free spectacles happen during the night at many bars and restaurants. Picture a beach bar with beautiful men and women dancing while spinning flaming poles to exotic music, and you will realise why you must see such an attraction. You can also book a paid and professional show at Fiji Culture Village, where you can see an original and ingenious display of fire dancing skills!
3. Becoming one with Fiji
Fijis culture and people are open, hearth warming and inclusive. These islands of mariners, travelers and seafarers are used to welcoming travelers who get enchanted by the islands and decide to stay for a lifetime. Fiji has well over 300 islands, and each one is unique. What ties them together is an age-old tradition that’s passed down with dance and songs.
To preserve such wonders for the inhabitants of Fiji and future visitors, you can always get involved with environmental conservation from experienced and certified programs and volunteer overseas. Every local community and village of Fiji could use some of our help to maintain what makes them unique. Being conscious about your surroundings while you travel is a way to learn about other cultures in a unique way. You never know until you try!
4. Kava and Lovo
The best way to learn about other cultures is thru their foods and drinks! Kava and Lovo delicacies represent Fiji in the ideal spotlight and offer your taste buds a chance to explode from the flavour! Love is the method of preparing traditional Fiji meals. First, they dig a big hole in the ground and place fabrics over the food. Fiji meals include fish and all kinds of sea delicates, beef on a special occasion, chicken and all the vegetables they can find.
These are all covered with dirt, and a large fire is lit over the entire ordeal. While you wait for your meal to get cooked and filled with flavour, you can indulge in a Kava ritual. Kava is a drink with kava roots ground up and fermented in water. The taste is earthly and mild, which will soon numb your tongue a bit. The eldest in the circle drinks first, and then all others can join in. Music and dancing are usually present and make the entire ordeal special. Just when you have your buzz going, your Lovo meal is ready, and you can dig in after you’ve dug it out!
5. Book a Bure!
Staying in an all-inclusive hotel is great, we have no counterarguments for that option. But, if you wish to experience Fuji traditionally and live as the locals live, then you should rent a Bure bungalow. Buras is bungalows build on the seaside, mostly from wood and natural materials. They have an outdoor shower, so you can take a swim, shower, enter, relax and feel the spirit of Fiji! When you are in Rome, do as the Romans do.
Fiji is a little slice of heaven on Earth. White beaches, clear sea, wonderful people and incredible culture. Couple that with the ingenious cuisine and culture, and you have the once-in-a-lifetime recipe for success. Fiji offers something new every time you visit it. Each time one island alone can be enough for you to spend your entire vacation. The islands are not going anywhere, thanks to the effort of indigenous people and volunteers to preserve them. The sooner you book your stay, the quicker you can dive deep into a unique culture that keeps on giving! Safe travels!