Things to Do in Fiji on an Adults-Only Getaway
You might have heard that Fiji is “full of kids” which is somewhat of an exaggeration as it all depends on what resort you choose. But if you’re looking for something special to do minus the soundtrack of squabbling families or even if your own kids have a few days booked in a kids’ club, this list of Fiji’s best activities for adults will surely help you make the most of it. Check out some of our recommended ways to enjoy Fiji without kids with this list of adult-only activities in Fiji.
Remember, an easy way to find adult-only activities in Fiji is through activities provided in adult-only resorts. Check out some of our tops picks in the 10 Best Adult-Only Resorts in Fiji.
1. Indulge in a Famous Fijian Spa Treatment
Let’s start with an adult-only activity that you can enjoy at just about any resort in Fiji. Spa treatments are a big deal on the islands where rest and relaxation are a prime part of “Fiji time“. Some of the most unique spas can be found at the adult-only island resorts surrounding Taveuni where spas feature massage decks elevated in the jungle. Find out more in the 10 Adult-Only Activities on Taveuni and the 10 Best Spas in Fiji.
2. Relax in a Resort’s Adult-Only Area
While there are many adult-only resorts in Fiji, don’t rule out other resorts. Many of Fiji’s most prestigious resorts have areas exclusively for adults where you’ll find the tone is set just right for a relaxing resort experience. For instance, Denarau Island’s luxury resorts have adult-only facilities and even entire complexes, such as the Waitui Beach Club within the Sofitel Fiji Resort. The adult-only beach club gives guests a daily welcome pack, as well as facilities like a pool with swim-up bar, gym, private cabanas, champagne bar, restaurant with healthy eating options, live entertainment, pool butler service, fitness programs and more. Find out more about Denarau’s adult-only areas and other activities in the 10 Adult-Only Activities in Denarau.
3. Do a Shark Diving Experience
While scuba diving is pretty awesome in Fiji, which we’ll get to later, a cageless shark diving on the Pacific Harbour or the Yasawa Islands is a whole new level of adrenaline! That’s right, the nearby Shark Reef Marine Reserve on the Pacific Harbour is a protected area for around seven different species of sharks (including huge bull sharks) and around 300 species of fish. Check out other adrenaline experiences for adults in the 10 Adult-Only Activities on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
4. Hit Epic Waves Like “Cloudbreak” on a Surfing Excursion
The incredible reef breaks of Fiji are no place for a kid. Intermediate to experienced surfers will find some of the most challenging waves in the South Pacific, particularly off the islands of Taveuni, Kadavu and the Mamanucas, only a short boat ride from their resort – learn more in the 10 Best Places to Surf in Fiji. One of the most famous breaks is Cloudbreak in the Mamanucas, often appearing on lists of the world’s top challenging breaks. Check out more excursions for adults in the area in the 10 Adult-Only Activities in the Mamanuca Islands.
5. Spend the Day Marooned on a Sandbank or Private Beach with a Champagne Picnic
Imagine just you and your loved one on a pristine sandbank with nothing but vibrant turquoise waters for miles and miles. The “private beach” or “sandbank experience” is a staple of Fiji’s island resorts, particularly in the Mamanucas, Yasawas and Vanua Levu. For instance, in Vanua Levu, Nukubati Island Resort‘s signature sandbank picnic experience has you and your loved one transported to a secluded sandbank amid the Great Sea Reef. The sandbank will be prepared just for you with deckchairs, a table, an umbrella and your chosen meal as part of a Champagne lunch. Just let the team know when to pick you up using the radio provided. Check out more like this in the 10 Adult-Only Activities on Vanua Levu.
6. Join a Yoga or Wellness Retreat
Another thing that Vanua Levu is popular for is its yoga and wellness retreats. Getting a refresh is all part of the Fiji holiday experience, which you can fully take advantage of at accommodations like Naveria Heights Lodge who offer wellness programs for guests. Alternatively, resorts like the Koro Sun Resort are a popular venue for retreats, whether it’s surrounding fitness, art, wellness or yoga. Head over to the Yasawa Islands and you’ll receive daily morning yoga sessions with resorts like the Navutu Stars Resort.
7. Enjoy an Adult-Only Cruise in the Yasawa Islands
Mix your accommodation, transport and activities in a highly convenient and exciting adult-only cruise around the Yasawa Islands. Blue Lagoon Cruises offer adult-only cruises, except on selected dates for families, which take you around the Yasawa Islands for some real island-hopping, visiting Fijian villages, and mooring in a new stunning location each night. Choose between three, four and seven nights, departing from Port Denarau Marina. Check out Blue Lagoon Cruises on Viator and Tripadvisor. Plus, see more recommendations for more ways to experience the Yasawas in 10 Adult-Only Activities in the Yasawa Islands.
8. Get Out on the Water on a Fishing Charter
Wherever you are staying in Fiji, a sure-fire way to enjoy an adult-only experience is on a private fishing charter. It’s just you and your partner/travel mates against the South Pacific’s pelagics, whether it’s mahimahi, yellowfin tuna, wahoo or something else. Fiji also has options for spearfishing if you want to crank up the adventure level. Learn more in The Complete Guide to Fishing in Fiji and check out some of the adult-only resorts offering fishing excursions in the 10 Adult-Only Activities on the Coral Coast.
9. Have a Cocktail at One of Suva or Nadi’s Bars
Sure, you can enjoy cocktails or Fijian beers at just about any resort in Fiji, but if you want to party or mingle with the locals and other travellers, head to the bustling hubs of Suva or Nadi. In Suva, try the Bad Dog Cafe who mix up refreshing cocktails and pour imported beers. O’Reilly’s is always a lot of fun with its pool tables and big screens for watching sports – find out more in the 5 Adult-Only Activities in Suva. In Nadi, the suburb in Martintar is the place to be for partying, so find out more in the 9 Adult-Only Activities in Nadi.
10. Scuba Dive at Any of Fiji’s Spectacular Coral Reefs
You may wonder why we have saved this one until last, but honestly, if you know anything about Fiji you probably already know about the scuba diving. Fiji was dubbed the “Soft Coral Capital of the World” by Jaques Cousteau and the title has stuck, as Fiji’s tropical waters have some of the most majestic reefs, from the Rainbow Reef between Vanua Levu and Taveuni to the fourth-largest barrier reef, the Great Astrolabe Reef in Kadavu. With scuba courses only offered to children over 10 years old, scuba diving is certainly not an activity to worry about “too many kids”. Find out more about scuba diving in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Fiji.