The Very Best Things to Do in Fiji in One Epic List
Don’t just stay at the resort. Fiji is an island nation with a rich Polynesian culture to discover, breathtaking island landscapes and arguably more dramatic seascapes. There are adventures to be had through scuba diving or off-roading tours, while those in need in some R&R can certainly find it with traditional Fijian massages performed at the islands’ spas. And if the enchanting experience of swimming with giant manta rays or majestic sharks doesn’t move you, then perhaps a humbling village visit will. So start planning what you’re going to do in the South Pacific archipelago with this whopping list of 101 best things to do in Fiji.
1. Swim in the Majestic Sawa-i-Lau Caves
Let’s kick off this list of the 101 best things to do in Fiji with the natural wonder of the Sawa-i-Lau Caves. These ancient limestone caves on the edge of the azure Blue Lagoon are easy to get to thanks to most nearby resorts offering trips to swim there. Learn more in our guide on How to Get to the Sawa-i-Lau Caves in Fiji.
Location: Sawa-i-Lau Island, Yasawa Islands. Find out more about the Yasawas in The Complete Travel Guide to the Yasawa Islands.
2. Check Out Bouma Falls
Aside from beaches and coral, Fiji has a wealth of majestic waterfalls, one of the most stunning of which is Tavoro Falls, more commonly known as Bouma Falls.
Location: Bouma Village, Bouma National Park, Taveuni. Learn more about the island in The Complete Travel Guide to Taveuni.
3. Snorkel with Manta Rays in the Yasawa Islands
While Fiji offers amazing tropical snorkelling in just about every island group, the Yasawa Islands has huge manta rays gliding through the waters between May and October. Find out more in The Guide to Swimming with Manta Rays in Fiji and the 10 Resorts in Fiji Where You Can Swim with Manta Rays.
Location: Between Naviti Island and Drawaqa Island in the Yasawas, along with these 10 Must-Dos in the Yasawa Islands.
4. Have a Soak in the Sabeto Mud Pools
An iconic activity on the foothills of Fiji’s arrival city, Nadi, the Sabeto Mud Pools is a ridiculously fun yet relaxing way to enjoy the hot springs of Fiji. Lather yourself up in wet mud then wash it off in a series of natural hot spring-fed pools.
Location: Sabeto, Nadi, Viti Levu. Plan more of your trip to Nadi using The Complete Travel Guide to Nadi.
5. Scuba Dive at the Great Astrolabe Reef
Ok, so there are many amazing places to scuba dive in Fiji, which you can dive a little deeper into in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Fiji, but if you have a go-big-or-go-home mantra, then you need to dive at the Great Astrolabe Reef, the world’s fourth-largest barrier reef.
Location: Kadavu. Plan more of your trip usingThe Complete Travel Guide to Kadavu.
6. Visit the Traditional Fijian Village of Navala
On Viti Levu, see Fiji’s most picturesque Fijian village, Navala. Either visit the village independently by taking a taxi, 4WD car or a local bus from Ba or join a tour like Tours In Fiji (more info, read reviews and book tickets on Viator or Tripadvisor).
Location: Navala, Suncoast, Viti Levu. Learn more about this part of Viti Levu in The Complete Travel Guide to the Suncoast.
7. Experience the Wildlife, Waterslides and Ziprails at the Kula WILD Adventure Park
An unmissable family attraction on Fiji’s main island, the Kula WILD Adventure Park is a wildlife sanctuary holding fascinating Fijian birds and reptiles. If that wasn’t enough, the park has a waterpark, a treetop rail zipline and lots more. Find out more about Kula Wild Adventure Park on Viator and Tripadvisor.
Location: Korotogo, Coral Coast, Viti Levu. Plan more of your Coral Coast experience using The Complete Travel Guide to the Coral Coast.
8. Visit the Biausevu Waterfall
Another must-visit on the Coral Coast, the Biausevu Waterfall can be accessed via walking trails that are maintained by local villages. Either visit independently or join a guided experience with Excite Tours & Transfers (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).
Location: Biausevu, Coral Coast, Viti Levu. Add more activities to your Coral Coast bucket list with the 15 Best Things to Do on the Coral Coast.
9. Indulge in a Luxury Spa Day
One thing that Fiji does exceptionally well is spas. From tropical body wraps to the traditional Fijian Bobo massage, there are many ways to rejuvenate in Fiji.
Location: All over Fiji! Check out the 10 Best Spas in Fiji and 10 Best Spa Resorts in Fiji for our top recommendations.
10. Fly Through the Forest on a Fijian Zipline Adventure
With all that tropical forest to soar over, what better way to see it than by zipline?! You have two adventures to choose from in Nadi: Zip Fiji (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) or Sleeping Giant Zipline. Alternatively, Zip Fiji also has an awesome course in the Pacific Harbour.
Location: Nadi and Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu. See specific locations in the 5 Best Zipline Tours in Fiji.
11. Take a Fijian Cooking Class
Appeal to your foodie side and engage with the local culture in a Fijian cooking class. A typical dish to learn how to make is kokoda, which is raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice mixed with coconut milk.
Location: All over Fiji! A few resorts that offer cooking classes include Mango Bay Resort, Fiji Hideaway Resort, Savasi Island Resort, Sigasiga Sands Resort, Beqa Lagoon Resort and Nanuku Auberge Resort.
12. Snorkel or Dive with Sharks
Get uninterrupted views of these majestic creatures on a shark scuba diving trip with the Barefoot Kuata Resort in the Yasawa Islands. If scuba diving with big sharks is out of your comfort zone (or budget), then snorkelling with reef sharks is another amazing experience. Shark diving is also available in the Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu.
Location: Yasawa Islands or Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu. Learn more about these locations in the 5 Best Places to See Sharks in Fiji.
13. Have a Picnic on a Private Island or Beach in the Mamanuca Islands
Visiting the Mamanuca Islands on a romantic getaway or honeymoon? Take resorts up on their offer to indulge in a private island or private beach picnic with your loved one. Check out more activities like this in our 10 Romantic Activities in the Mamanuca Islands for Couples.
Location: Available with resorts such as Treasure Island Resort, VOMO Island Resort, Tadrai Island Resort and more, Mamanuca Islands.
14. Experience the Excitement of a Dolphin Cruise on the Suncoast
Another amazing nature activity in Fiji is a dolphin cruise! Dolphins are regular visitors to the Bligh Water just off the Suncoast, so join Wananavu Beach Resort or Takalana Bay Retreat for a trip to see them. Alternatively, from Vanua Levu, jump on a dolphin cruise with resorts such as Savasi Island or Koro Sun Resort.
Location: Suncoast, Viti Levu or Vanua Levu. See the 5 Best Places to See Dolphins in Fiji for specific locations.
15. Visit Levuka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Wander through a town standing still in time in Levuka, the first capital of Fiji. The town on the island of Ovalau in the Lomaiviti Islands is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which holds beautifully preserved colonial architecture to admire.
Location: Levuka, Ovalau, Lomaiviti Islands. Plan more of your visit here using The Complete Travel Guide to the Lomaiviti Islands.
16. Go On a Multi-Day Guided Excursion to Villages, Waterfalls and the Highest Peak in Fiji
For a real inland adventure, join a guided trek through Viti Levu’s rugged interior with Talanoa Treks. This is where many say the true Fiji lies, among authentic Fijian villages, verdant rainforest scattered with waterfalls, golden grasslands and the highest peak of Fiji, Mt Tomanivi.
Location: Depart from Rakiraki, Suncoast, Viti Levu. See more hiking locations in the 10 Best Hikes in Fiji.
17. Tee Off at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course
The downside of playing golf in Fiji is that the breathtaking coastal views are too distracting… Otherwise, visitors to the Coral Coast have access to world-class golf courses, such as the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. Book your game with transport to the golf course with Tour Managers Fiji on Viator and Tripadvisor.
Location: InterContinental Fiji Resort, Coral Coast, Viti Levu. See more golf locations in the 10 Best Golf Courses in Fiji.
18. Go On an Off-Road Cave Safari
Discover another side to Fiji you probably never knew existed on the Off-Road Cave Safari tour! Journey into the rugged heartland of Viti Levu, stopping by a Fijian village for a kava ceremony. Then you’ll delve into the breathtaking Naihehe Cave with impressive limestone formations.
Location: Sigatoka, Coral Coast, Viti Levu. See more locations in the 5 Best Off-Road Tours in Fiji.
19. Catch Your Own Dinner in Handline Fishing or Spearfishing
Fishing in Fiji is a hugely popular activity. While game fishing is highly popular – we’ll get more onto that later – you can also catch dinner using real islander fishing methods! For instance, in the Yasawa Islands, join the crew of the Mantaray Island Resort for handline fishing or Naqalia Lodge for spearfishing.
Location: Yasawa Islands. Learn more about fishing locations in the 5 Best Spearfishing Resorts in Fiji.
20. Go Quad Biking in the Sabeto Hills
Discover the rugged inland of Nadi on an off-roading quad biking tour with Go Dirty Tours! Tours include visits to remote villages in the stunning interior of Viti Levu. Find out more and book tickets on Viator and on Tripadvisor.
Location: Nadi, Viti Levu. Add more to the Nadi bucket list using the 15 Best Things to Do in Nadi.
21. Do a Jet Boat Tour on the Sigatoka River
Discover the fertile valley of the Sigatoka River mixed with the thrills of a jet boat ride with Sigatoka River Safari. The experience includes visiting a Fijian village where you’ll sit down with the chief for a kava ceremony and enjoy a traditional Fijian lunch.
Location: Sigatoka, Coral Coast, Viti Levu. See more cruises like this in the 5 Best River Cruises in Fiji and The Best Jet Boat Tours in Fiji.
22. Walk Around The Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Nadi is packed with free and cheap attractions with one of the affordable must-dos being The Garden of the Sleeping Giant. The tropical orchid garden has a short walking trail into the lush forest and gardens and includes refreshing tropical juice at the end.
Location: Sabeto, Nadi, Viti Levu. See more attractions like this in the 20 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Fiji.
23. Take a Boat Trip Out to the Cloud 9 Floating Bar
Discover Fiji’s most unique dining venue! Most resorts and even tours from Nadi/Denarau offer day trips out on the water to Cloud 9, a floating bar serving up wood-fired pizzas and a wide range of beverages.
Location: Mamanuca Islands. See more activities nearby in the 16 Best Things to Do in the Mamanuca Islands.
24. Surf Epic Reef Breaks in the Mamanucas
Surfers, you’re in for a treat. The Mamanuca Islands are famous for their epic surf breaks, such as Cloudbreak, Restaurants, Wilkes Passage and much more! Learn more about a surf holiday in Fiji in The Complete Guide to Surfing in Fiji.
Location: Mamanuca Islands. See the locations in the 9 Surf Spots in the Mamanuca Islands and book yourself into one of the 8 Surf Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.
25. Take a Scenic Helicopter Flight Over the Islands
Don’t miss your chance to see the outer islands of Fiji from a sensational perspective. There are many flight experiences available, from 25-minute highlight tours like this one with Pacific Island Air (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) to romantic helicopter dinner excursions with Heli-Tours Fiji (on Viator and Tripadvisor).
Location: Flights depart from Denarau and Nadi, Viti Levu. Discover more helicopter experiences in the 5 Breathtaking Scenic Flights by Helicopter in Fiji.
26. Go for Walk in the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park
The Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, located in Fiji’s capital, hosts a myriad of walking trails to various waterfalls and picnic spots. If you feel like getting a local insight, guided walks are also available with Kay Services Tour (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).
Location: Suva, Viti Levu. Plan your trip here using The Complete Travel Guide to Suva.
27. Shop and Meet the Locals at the Suva Markets
Speaking of Suva, browse an impressive array of tropical fruit and vegetables at the Suva Municipal Market and buy some souvenirs at the Suva Flea Market. Markets are an integral part of city life in Fiji, offering a fascinating insight into the local culture.
Location: Suva, Viti Levu. Add more to the Suva to-do list using the 17 Best Things to Do in Suva.
28. Go River Tubing on the Navua River
The Pacific Harbour is renowned for being the “adventure capital of Fiji” with one of the highlights being river tubing on the Navua River. Trips with River Tubing Fiji take you to encounter spectacular waterfalls, see epic scenery and visit Fijian villages. Find out more about River Tubing Fiji on Viator and Tripadvisor.
Location: Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu. Plan more of your adventures in the Pacific Harbour using The Complete Travel Guide to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
29. Shop, Dine and Drink at the Port Denarau Marina
Whether you’re a day-tripper or staying on Denarau Island, you can’t miss the town at the Port Denarau Marina. Packed with souvenir shops, eateries and all your essential services, the marina is a fantastic place to spend the afternoon.
Location: Denarau, Vit Levu. Check out our Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Denarau to find some great little spots.
30. Go to a Local Church Service
With most of the population being devout Christians, Sunday is a special day in Fiji. Experience a slice of life of the Fijians by attending a local Sunday church service where Fijians are very welcoming and happy to share their beautiful harmonious singing with visitors.
Location: Available in most towns and villages. See more of the 10 Best Ways to Experience the Fijian Culture.
31. Try a Traditional Fijian “Lovo”
While Fijians usually save such feasts for special occasions, visitors to Fiji have the privilege to taste the mouthwatering flavours of a traditional lovo feast. This is a staple of many resorts across Fiji, including Sofitel Fiji Resort, The Westin Resort and Barefoot Manta Resort.
Location: All over Fiji. See the 10 Best Accommodations in Fiji for Foodies for more resorts offering a lovo.
32. Jet Boat on the Navua River
Back to the Navua River, another thrilling way to discover its breathtaking tropical landscapes and villages is on a jet boat tour. Trips with Discover Fiji Tours stop off at one of many waterfalls for a swim, as well as at a local village. Find out more about Discover Fiji Tours on Viator and Tripadvisor.
Location: Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu. Find out more activities nearby in the 15 Best Things to Do in the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
33. Experience a Kava Ceremony
One cultural aspect that visitors are likely to experience is a kava ceremony. A kava ceremony is how someone is welcomed to a village for the first time, sharing a drink of ground-up kava roots mixed with water with the locals. Resorts will often replicate the experience at least once a week for guests.
Location: Villages and resorts all over Fiji! Check out some of the best in The Top 50 Resorts in Fiji.
34. Have a Go on the Waitavala Sliding Rocks
If you’re feeling adventurous, check out the Waitavala Waterslide. This 200m/656ft-long natural waterslide chutes down an undulating set of rapids into a narrow stream at the bottom.
Location: Vuniotu, Taveuni. Find out more in the 24 Best Things to Do in Taveuni.
35. Visit a Cave Known as the Home of the Snake God
Delve into the labyrinth of the Wailotua Snake God Cave, one of the real hidden gems of the Suncoast. Enquire with one of the villagers about the cave and you’ll be guided to it.
Location: Wailotua Village, Suncoast, Viti Levu. See more attractions like this in the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do on the Suncoast.
36. Make a Splash at the Big Bula Waterpark
Treat the kids to this crazy-fun waterpark on Denarau Island! The Big Bula Waterpark is packed with fibreglass waterslides, as well as giant inflatable slides, making sure you really get a bang for your buck. Find out more on Viator or Tripadvisor.
Location: Denarau, Viti Levu. Check out more experiences like this in the 10 Things to Do in Denarau with Kids.
37. Go White Water Rafting on the Navua River
We can’t promise that this will be the last time that we talk about the Navua River but you’ll want to know about the white water rafting trips with Rivers Fiji. Waterfalls are around every corner, as are fun grade 2-3 rapids making this an ideal trip for first-time rafters. Plan your rafting experience using The Best Places to Do White Water Rafting in Fiji.
Location: Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu. Be inspired by more experiences like this in the 10 Epic Adventure Activities in Fiji.
38. Scuba Dive at the World-Famous Rainbow Reef
Just off the shores of Vanua Levu and Taveuni is the famed Rainbow Reef. The reef boasts 30 vivid dive sites, 390 species of coral and around 1,500 species of vibrant fish. One of the most breathtaking features of the reef is the White Wall, a 150ft/46m-high 200ft/61m-long coral structure covered in soft white coral.
Location: Vanua Levu and Taveuni. See more must-do dive sites in the 10 Best Places to Scuba Dive in Fiji.
39. Take Part in a Yoga or Wellness Retreat
Getting a refresh is all part of a Fiji getaway, which you can fully take advantage of at Fiji’s wellness retreats. For instance, Naveria Heights Lodge and Koro Sun Resort in Vanua Levu are regular hosts of retreats or offer private retreats for guests.
Location: Available across Fiji, but mostly in Vanua Levu, the Coral Coast and Denarau. Find out more in The Guide to Wellness Retreats in Fiji.
40. Scuba Dive at One of the World’s Largest Reefs
If you know anything about the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island it’s that they are close to one of Fiji’s best scuba diving spots, the Beqa Lagoon. Surrounded by one of the world’s largest barrier reefs with over 306km (190 miles) of coral, the Beqa Lagoon is a must-hit scuba diving spot.
Location: Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu. See more experiences like this in the 10 Luxury Activities on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
41. Mingle with the Locals at the Nadi Produce Markets
Probably one of the most popular activities in Nadi for foodies and non-foodies alike is visiting a produce market. Browse and purchase some weird and wonderful tropical fruit, as well as mingle with the friendly stallholders – a real cultural experience!
Location: Nadi Market or Namaka Food Market, Nadi, Viti Levu. See more tasty activities like this in the 10 Best Foodie Experiences in Fiji.
42. Explore the Island, Beaches and Villages of Taveuni on Horseback
Taveuni is one of the rare places in Fiji where horse riding is readily available to explore the beaches, jungles and mountains. With Taveuni Palms Resort, join a local guide in Wiwi Village where you’ll trek some 1,000ft/300m up a mountain then have the option to canter across the beach on the way back.
Location: All over Fiji but mostly on Taveuni and on the Coral Coast and Nadi, Viti Levu. Find out specific locations in the 8 Best Horse Riding Tours in Fiji.
43. Do a Sunset Cruise Around the Mamanuca Islands
A romantic experience or a “spoil-yourself” thing to do with a group of friends is a cruise around the Mamanuca Islands as the sun disappears behind the Pacific Ocean. Resorts like Six Senses Fiji and Likuliku Lagoon offer sunset cruises complete with refreshments and sparkling wine.
Location: Mamanuca Islands. Sunset cruises are also available from the Suncoast, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. See similar experiences in the 10 Romantic Activities in the Mamanuca Islands for Couples.
44. Snorkel at the Blue Lagoon
In the northern end of the Yasawa Islands, the Blue Lagoon is fringed by beautiful islands. As the name suggests, there are many shades of vivid blue within this lagoon where snorkelling is a truly inviting experience with calm and clear waters to watch the array of tropical fish. For more snorkelling tips, head to The Ultimate Guide to Snorkelling in Fiji.
Location: Yasawa Islands. See more snorkelling hotspots in the 10 Best Places to Snorkel in Fiji.
45. Stay in a Fijian Village
Many of the islands across Fiji are dotted with villages where Fijians have lived isolated for hundreds of years. Village visits that are organised with resorts offer a relaxed way to see the Fijian way of life. Alternatively, there are several homestays and village stays run by villagers, some we list in the 10 Authentic Village Stays in Fiji.
Location: All across Fiji. Find out more about respecting the local customs in Fiji Village Etiquette: What to Do When Visiting a Fijian Village.
46. Have a Romantic Dinner at a Private Waterfront Table
To celebrate a special occasion or “just because” indulge in a private destination dining experience. This is an experience that many Fiji resorts are happy to organise, such as the Namela Resort & Spa‘s romantic location beside a picturesque waterfall and Radisson Blu Resort waterfront dining in Denarau.
Location: All over Fiji. Check out some recommendations in the 10 Most Romantic Things to Do in Fiji.
47. Play a Round at the Denarau Golf Club
At the centre of Denarau Island, you can’t miss the 18-hole championship course at the Denarau Golf Club. It’s a great way to spend the day outdoors in a stunning tropical environment. If you’re not up to 18 holes, there’s always the mini golf course.
Location: Denarau, Viti Levu. See more of the 10 Luxury Activities in Denarau.
48. Walk at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park
Fiji’s first national park is a great place to spend the day. If the sand dune scenery wasn’t enough then you will enjoy the pockets of forest which are great for spotting birds and seeing Lapita archaeological sites. Tours to the dunes are available with Excite Tours & Travel on Viator and Tripadvisor.
Location: Sigatoka, Coral Coast, Viti Levu. See more of the 7 Best Walks on the Coral Coast.
49. Explore the Arts Village of the Pacific Harbour
Anyone staying passing through the Pacific Harbour can’t miss a quick trip to, well, the colonial times! After crossing a bridge over a lilypad pond, you’ll enter a shopping centre of more than 50 shops and 14 eateries all in colonial architecture. The Arts Village is also home to a cultural attraction with Fijian meke dancing, fire walking and more.
Location: Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu. See more activities like this in our 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour.
50. Do Some City Sightseeing in Suva
The capital is unlike anywhere else in Fiji, so take the time to wander and snap up some amazing architecture. Suva is fairly compact, making it easy to get around on foot to see sights such as the bure-style Parliament House, the Sacred Heart Church, the University of the South Pacific, the Grand Pacific Hotel and much more!
Location: Suva, Viti Levu. See more activities like this in the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Suva.
51. Rejuvenate with a Fijian Bobo Massage
“Fiji time” is all about relaxation and rejuvenation, so it would almost be a crime to not get a Fijian massage while you’re here. Resorts such as Nukubati Private Island on Vanua Levu have therapists from local villages who are experts in traditional Fijian massages.
Location: Vanua Levu and more locations that are listed in the 5 Fiji Spas Where You Must Try the Fijian Bobo Massage.
52. Hike and Birdwatch at De Voeux Peak
The birdwatching and spectacular Bouma National Heritage Park are huge drawcards for the island of Taveuni, with a great combination of both found on the De Voeux Peak trail. De Voeux Peak is Taveuni’s highest peak with rewarding views. The best time for birdwatching is during the nesting season in August and September. Learn more about birdwatching in the 10 Best Places to See Birds in Fiji.
Location: Wairiki, Taveuni. Check out directions in the 9 Best Walks in Taveuni.
53. Snorkel and Explore Limestone Caves of the Bay of Islands
One for only the most adventurous travellers who are willing to go the far-flung Lau Islands, the Bay of Islands is a bay dotted with islands, islets and a beautiful limestone cave. The Bay of Islands is included on the itinerary with Captain Cook Cruises (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor), Sailing Fiji and Pacific Island Air.
Location: Vanua Balavu, Lau Islands. Plan a visit to Fiji’s less-visited islands using The Complete Travel Guide to the Lau Islands.
54. Learn Some Fijian Crafts
Relaxing under the shade of a tree while weaving yourself a new hat or basket doesn’t get any more “island life” than this! Many of the resorts offer complimentary or paid craft lessons where staff from the local villages will be happy to show you how to weave using vegetation from around the island.
Location: At just about every resort in Fiji! For village tours with crafting workshops, see the 10 Best Village Tours in Fiji.
55. Walk the Lavena Coastal Track
Back in the Bouma National Heritage Park, the Lavena Coastal Walk is a 3-hour return walk featuring a varied coastline of black sand beaches, volcanic cliffs, a village and a suspension bridge. At the end of the walk is Wainibau Falls, beautifully framed by a passage that you can swim through for a better view.
Location: Lavena Village, Bouma National Park, Taveuni. See more experiences like this in the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do on Taveuni.
56. Cruise the Lau Islands by Cruise Ship, Yacht or Cargo Boat
With around sixty islands and so much breathtaking scenery to capture, it’s no wonder why they say the Lau Group is the best sailing grounds in Fiji. See for yourself with Captain Cook Cruises (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor), Sailing Fiji or on cargo boats from Suva.
Location: Lau Islands. See more ways to experience this island group using the 15 Best Things to Do in the Lau Islands.
57. Get Competitive with Beach Volleyball, Golf, Tennis and More at Your Resort
Most resorts offer free use of sports equipment so you can get competitive when you have a spare couple of hours. For example, check out the tennis courts on Castaway Island or Mana Island, play beach volleyball at the Sheraton Resort & Spa Tokoriki Island, or go on a cycling trip at Six Senses Fiji. VOMO Island even has its own 9-hole golf course!
Location: All over Fiji but especially in the Mamanuca Islands. See more of the 12 Free & Cheap Things to Do in the Mamanuca Islands.
58. Catch Some Pacific Whoppers in Game Fishing
Whether you’re a serious angler or just like being out on the water, you’re in for some exciting days out fishing in Fiji. Try your luck at catching game fish, from mahimahi to marlin. While many resorts offer their own fishing expeditions, which you can check out in the 10 Best Fishing Resorts in Fiji, some popular trips depart from Port Denarau as listed in the 9 Best Fishing Trips from Denarau.
Location: All over Fiji but most tours are available in Denarau, Viti Levu. Find out more in the 10 Best Fishing Tours in Fiji.
59. Explore Sigatoka
Get out of your resort and experience the local culture, food and sights of Sigatoka. The largest town of the Coral Coast is full of craft stores, eateries and the Sigatoka Market.
Location: Sigatoka, Coral Coast. Take a look at more “foodie” experiences in the area in our 10 Things to Do on the Coral Coast for Foodies.
60. Treat the Kids (and Yourselves) to a Day at the Kids’ Club
Fiji is renowned for its kids’ clubs where not only do the kids get a day (or days) of fun and education, but the parents also get a break – it’s a win-win! The widest range of kids’ clubs can be found in the Mamanuca Islands.
Location: All over Fiji but especially in the Mamanuca Islands. Check out our top picks in the 10 Best Kids’ Clubs in Fiji.
61. Try Kitesurfing from Nananu-i-Ra Island
Steady winds on the Suncoast make it the premier spot for kitesurfing in Fiji. Beginner lessons are available to those who want to try out this fun alternative sport, otherwise, seasoned kitesurfers just need to find Kite Point at Nananu-i-Ra Island, so if that’s not enough of an invitation…
Location: Nananu-i-Ra Island, Suncoast, Viti Levu. Find out more about the sport in The Best Places for Kitesurfing in Fiji.
62. Visit the Tomb of Udre Udre
Speaking of the Suncoast, the Tomb of Udre Udre is one of its more intriguing sites. Once one of the most feared cannibals in Fiji, Udre Udre now lies tucked away on the side of the road just before turning off to Rakiraki.
Location: Rakiraki, Suncoast, Viti Levu. See more of the 10 Fascinating Historical Sites in Fiji.
63. Explore the Islands by Seaplane
Ever flown by seaplane? We thought not. Join Turtle Airways for a scenic flight from Denarau all the way to the iconic Sawa-i-Lau Caves (yes, the one that features as #1 on this list of the best things to do in Fiji).
Location: Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi, Viti Levu. Learn more about this type of tour in Fiji in the 10 Best Scenic Flights in Fiji.
64. Try a Local Dish like Kokoda
And what about the local cuisine? Something you’ll find on plenty of menus around Fiji is kokoda (pronounced “ko-kon-da”). This raw salad dish served in a coconut shell or mini tanoa (kava bowl) primarily consists of raw fish marinated in lime juice and coconut cream.
Location: All over Fiji. See other dishes to try in the 15 Unique Foods in Fiji You Have to Try.
65. Taste Some Fijian Coffee or Rum
On the subject of dining, Fiji has a few drinks worth trying too. Aside from the obvious tropical cocktail and kava, Fiji’s locally-made drinks include coffee, thanks to its coffee bean plantations, and rum, thanks to its sugar cane industry.
Location: All over Fiji! Check out more drinks to look out for in the 8 Drinks in Fiji You Have to Try.
66. See a Cooking Demonstration at the Savusavu Hot Springs
A prime example of Fiji’s geothermal activity is the hot springs of Savusavu on Vanua Levu. Bursting out of the ground and the sea below, the steam vents and hot springs are used by the locals to cook food.
Location: Savusavu, Vanua Levu. Find out more about visiting these hot springs in Where to Find Hot Springs in Fiji.
67. Witness a Firewalking Ceremony
Firewalking is a cross-cultural experience in Fiji that’s captivating to witness. On the Fijian side, the men of the Beqa Island firewalk as a rite of passage. Hindu firewalking, on the other hand, happens at the full moon and is a colourful event that concludes 10 days of isolation for the men that perform it.
Location: Across Fiji but most commonly on Beqa Island, Pacific Harbour and Suva, Viti Levu.
68. Go Bird Watching on Kadavu
Watching the colourful array of island birds is just another way to relax and immerse in nature in Kadavu. Keep an eye out for the Kadavu fantail, Kadavu honeyeater, velvet dove and the Kadavu shining parrot. Matava Resort and Matana Beach Resort are just some of the resorts where birds are seen on the grounds.
Location: Kadavu. See more places to watch birds in Where to See Wildlife in Fiji.
69. Watch a Meke Ceremony
Between songs and fire dancing, meke celebrates the local legends and tells stories of yesteryears in the most Fijian way. Almost all resorts organise a ceremony multiple times per week.
Location: All across Fiji!
70. Explore the Islands by Bike
If you enjoy two-wheeled adventures, then you’ll enjoy the cycling opportunities across the islands of Fiji. Freedom bike hire is available across Viti Levu, the Mamanuca Islands and Taveuni. Alternatively, guided mountain biking adventures can be found in Vanua Levu.
Location: Nadi and Denarau, Viti Levu, Malolo Lailai, Mana Islands, Mamanuca Islands, Taveuni and Vanua Levu. Learn more about bike hire and tours in The Best Bike Tours in Fiji.
71. Visit the Fiji Museum
Admittedly, Fiji doesn’t have a whole lot of museums, but if you find yourself in Suva, don’t miss the Fiji Museum. The museum is packed with more than 3,700 years worth of relics and artefacts from across the islands.
Location: Suva, Viti Levu. See more like this in the 10 Things to Do in Suva With Kids.
72. Hike to the Nabalasere Waterfall
For those willing to get more off the beaten track in Viti Levu, venture to the northern coast to see the Nabalasere Waterfall. Resorts in Rakiraki or guided hiking tours, such as Go Local Fiji Transfers & Tours (more info on Viator or Tripadvisor), can take you to the pretty inland village of Nabalasere where the walk to the falls begins.
Location: Nabalasere Village, Suncoast, Viti Levu. See more like this in the 9 Best Walks on the Suncoast.
73. Enjoy a Day Cruise in the Mamanuca Islands with Oolala Cruises
Offering trips from either Denarau Island or the Coral Coast, Oolala Cruises takes beach-lovers on an amazing day cruise around the Mamanuca Islands. The 6-7-hour trip takes guests to Savala Island to enjoy a day at leisure whether it’s kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, snorkelling, lounging on the beach or something out. Find out more, read reviews and book tickets on Viator or Tripadvisor.
Location: Trips depart from Denarau and the Coral Coast, Viti Levu. See more cruises in the 10 Best Day Cruises in Fiji.
74. Kayak Among the Mushroom Rocks of Fulaga in the Lau Islands
Located in the distant southern reaches of the Lau Islands, Fulaga is an island with a flooded basin peppered with mushroom-shaped islands, making it a fun area to explore by kayak. The island is included on cruises with Captain Cook Cruises (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).
Location: Fulaga, Lau Islands.
75. Hit Kadavu’s Epic Surf Breaks
A must-do for keen surfers, Kadavu has some of the most uncrowded breaks in Fiji. Hit the famous King Kong Left, which reaches up to heights of 8ft/3m or Kadavu’s most consistent break, Typhoon Ally.
Location: Kadavu. Get specific locations from the 5 Best Surf Spots in Kadavu.
76. Learn How to Husk a Coconut
An essential skill for all islanders, husking a coconut is something you can try yourself or watch at a coconut demonstration as part of your resort’s activity agenda.
Location: All over Fiji! Some resorts with demonstrations include Navutu Stars Resort, Koro Sun Resort and The Remote Resort.
77. Visit Abaca Village and the Koroyanitu National Heritage Park
Koroyanitu National Heritage Park is a place of rugged inland natural beauty and cultural preservation in Viti Levu. Walking trails begin from Abaca Village where one of the locals will find you for you to guide you to the amazing walks.
Location: Abaca Village, near Lautoka, Viti Levu. See more walks like this in the 5 Best Walks in Nadi.
78. Kayak or Walk Around Nananu-I-Ra Island
An affordable island paradise, Nananu-I-Ra is a hilly 3.5km² (3.8ft²) island with white sand beaches and groves just off the Suncoast. The island is good for trekking, as well as kayaking all around the perimeter.
Location: Boat transfers depart from Ellington Wharf, near Rakiraki, Suncoast, Viti Levu. See some of the accommodations on the islands in the 8 Best Budget Accommodations on the Suncoast.
79. Visit the Vuadomo Village and Waterfall on Vanua Levu
With a rugged rainforest interior, there is no lack of beautiful waterfalls on Vanua Levu. One of the most accessible is the Vuadomo Waterfall. Pick up some kava from the market to gift as a “sevusevu” to the village chief, along with a FJ$10 donation for one of the villagers to take you on a tour to the impressive waterfall.
Location: Vuadomo, Vanua Levu. See more activities like this in the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Vanua Levu.
80. Cruise to Tivua Island
Sail the Mamanuca Islands in style on a tall ship cruise with Captain Cook Cruises. Their Tivua Island Day Cruise takes beach-lovers, scuba divers and sun-seekers to their private island for a day with a kava ceremony, snorkelling, kayaking, sunbathing and glass-bottom boat tour included. Read reviews and book tickets on Viator or Tripadvisor.
Location: Cruises depart from Denarau, Viti Levu. See more cruises like this in the 10 Best Island Day Trips in Fiji.
81. Visit the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands on a Small-Ship Cruise
A fantastic way to island-hop in Fiji is with Blue Lagoon Cruises. Their Four-Day Sightseeing Cruise includes accommodation and activities like swimming with reef sharks, Fijian cooking lessons, village visits, kava ceremonies and much more! Check out their cruises on Viator or Tripadvisor.
Location: Cruises depart from Port Denarau, Viti Levu. See more cruises in The Guide to Cruises Around Fiji.
82. Stargaze at Amazing Constellations
With remote islands comes dark skies away from artificial light pollution. Fiji certainly has plenty of spots where vivid displays of the Milky Way are not uncommon.
Location: All over Fiji! Check out the 5 Best Places for Stargazing in Fiji for specific locations.
83. Scuba Dive Among the Complex Coral Structures of the Bligh Water
Yes, more scuba diving, this time at the Bligh Water and the Vatu-i-Ra Passage. These dive sites between the Suncoast and the Yasawa Islands are relaxing enough for beginners. Experienced divers, on the other hand, will find deep dives exposing soft yellow coral and exciting channels around Nananu-i-Ra Island dubbed the “Amazing Maze”.
Location: Rakiraki and Volivoli, Suncoast, Viti Levu. See more like this in the 10 Luxury Activities on the Suncoast.
84. Indulge in a Fijian Sunset
Gazing across the Pacific Ocean while watching the sunset is always a mesmerising way to end a day in Fiji… Watching it with a cocktail in hand can always enhance the experience though.
Location: All over Fiji! Check out location recommendations in the 10 Beautiful Sunset Spots in Fiji.
85. Visit the Historical Tavuni Hill Fort
Set atop a hill in the Upper Sigatoka Valley, Tavuni Hill Fort is a national archaeological site. The fort has been partially restored and is well worth visiting for those seeking a better understanding of what Fijian life was before colonisation.
Location: Naroro, Coral Coast, Viti Levu. See more attractions like this in the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do on the Coral Coast.
86. Play on a Waterfall Slide at the Narara Village
Combine culture and adventure with this waterfall tour available from Wananavu Beach Resort and Dolphin Island. Travel to Narara Village where you will be welcomed with a traditional kava ceremony. Then, you will be guided by foot or horseback to a cascading waterfall slide.
Location: Narara, Suncoast, Viti Levu. See more experiences like this in the 10 Things to Do on the Suncoast with Kids.
87. Get a Photo of the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
This towering colourful structure in Nadi is an iconic symbol of the Indo-Fijian culture in Fiji. The Hindu temple is a popular photo spot at the southern end of Nadi town, where you can walk among the grounds for a small fee.
Location: Nadi, Viti Levu. Check out more of the 10 Most Iconic Locations in Fiji.
88. Kayak Through Mangroves, Over Coral Reefs or in an Outrigger Canoe in the Lomaiviti Islands
Explore the azure waters of the Lomaivitis by paddling out in a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. For a bit of structure, the kayak route through the mangroves from the Kauwai Guesthouse on Ovalau is a fun option. Or for something a little different, paddle out on one of Leleuvia Island Resort‘s outrigger canoes.
Location: Ovalau and Leleuvia Island, Lomaiviti Islands. See more of the 17 Best Things to Do in the Lomaiviti Islands.
89. Enjoy the Views from Mt Korobaba
Another one for the active traveller, a great adventure awaits at Suva’s highest peak, Mt Korobaba. The track might be rough but those who hike it are treated to a stunning walk through lush tropical forest to a viewpoint of the city, Pacific Ocean, Beqa Island and beyond!
Location: Lami, Suva, Viti Levu. For more walks like this, see the 5 Best Walks in Suva.
90. Wander Around Thurston Gardens and My Suva Park
Also, Suva is blessed with picturesque parks dotted around the city. If you only have time to visit a couple, make it the Thurston Gardens and My Suva Park for manicured lawns, botanical gardens of tropical trees and flowers and more.
Location: Suva, Viti Levu. See more like this in the 10 Things to Do in Suva With Kids.
91. Catch One of Fiji’s Festivals
Unsurprisingly, there is a festival in Fiji called the Bula Festival! It’s held every July in Nadi with extravagant floats, live music, dancing, a beauty pageant and much more in this tourist-friendly festival. Alternatively, the sister festival takes place in Suva a few weeks later called the Hibiscus Festival.
Location: Nadi and Suva, Viti Levu. See more festivals worth attending in the 10 Best Festivals in Fiji.
92. Hike to Lovoni Village in a Volcanic Crater on Ovalau Island
The village of Lovoni was once home to a feared tribe living in the centre of the impenetrable volcanic crater. The stories of this tribe are best told on a tour with Epi’s Midland Tour with a guide from the village, which can be organised through Lomaiviti’s resorts.
Location: Ovalau, Lomaiviti Islands. Check out more activities here in the 7 Romantic Activities in the Lomaiviti Islands for Couples.
93. Walk to One of Kadavu’s Exciting Waterfalls
Yes, we’ll throw some more waterfalls at you before this list of the best things to do in Fiji is over – this time on Kadavu. Some resorts have at least one waterfall only a short walk away, such as Papageno Resort’s Malawai Falls, while Oneta Resort offers an amazing boat trip to a hidden waterfall.
Location: Kadavu. See more experiences nearby in the 10 Free & Cheap Things To Do in Kadavu.
94. Surf on the Famous Frigates Passage
Just off the coast of the Pacific Harbour is one of Fiji’s most famous surf breaks, Frigates Pass. Trips to Frigates Pass and the other surf breaks on the Pacific Harbour can be organised with most resorts in the Beqa Island and Pacific Harbour.
Location: Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu. See more activities like this in our 10 Adults-Only Activities on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
95. Place Your Bets for Crab Racing!
One of the more ridiculous activities in Fiji, particularly in the Yasawa Islands’ resorts, is crab racing. After dark, join the staff in collecting hermit crabs to compete in a race. It’s a crazy fun social activity, but don’t worry, no crabs are harmed!
Location: Yasawa Islands. Check out some of the resorts that offer crab racing in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in the Yasawa Islands.
96. Play Golf at the Prestigious Pearl Golf & Country Club
Enjoy the long fairways lined with tropical plants and featuring plenty of exciting water challenges on this 18-hole par-72 golf course of the Pearl Golf & Country Club golf course.
Location: Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu.
97. Try Out Glass Blowing
For creative spirits, head to Hot Glass Fiji where you can watch the master glassblowers at work making all kinds of impressive creations. What’s more, try glassblowing yourself with one of their glassblowing lessons!
Location: Korotogo, Coral Coast, Viti Levu. See more experiences nearby in our 10 Luxury Activities on the Coral Coast.
98. Find the Various Movie and TV Filming Locations
That’s right, Fiji has been on the big screen, most famously in Cast Away. Check out the island it was filmed on, Monuriki Island, from the Mamanuca Island resorts. Survivor fans will also find filming locations in the Mamanuca Islands.
Location: All over Fiji! See locations in the 10 Movies Filmed in Fiji and 6 Survivor Locations in Fiji You Can’t Miss!
99. Cruise the Mamanuca Islands with South Sea Cruises
See the highlights of the Mamanuca Islands on a full-day tour with South Sea Cruises. The Seaspray Day Adventure takes beach-lovers on a yacht to visit uninhabited islands, experience a traditional kava ceremony, and make use of the onboard snorkelling equipment. See more details and book tickets on Viator and Tripadvisor.
Location: Tours depart from Port Denarau, Viti Levu.
100. Lounge by the Pool
Yes, resorts in Fiji often do feature attractive swimming pools, with some of the best being the lagoon-style pools found around Denarau. Check out some dreamy pools in our Top 50 Resorts in Fiji.
Location: All over Fiji!
101. Embrace Fiji Time
After all of the snorkelling, cultural handicrafts and cooking lessons, kayaking, browsing local markets, listening to the singing at churches, visiting historical sites or the museum, watching cultural shows, hiking to waterfalls and many more things mentioned on this whopping list of 101 things to do in Fiji, make sure your trip to Fiji involves some R&R time. In fact, Fijians have their own ideology that they proudly call “Fiji time”. Learn more in What Does Fiji Time Mean?
Location: All over Fiji!
More About the Best Things to Do in Fiji
And there you have it: 101 things to do in Fiji. Plan more of your trip to this tropical paradise using the lists of more things to do in Fiji:
- 10 Unique Things to Do in Fiji
- 10 Best Luxury Experiences in Fiji
- 10 Things to Do in Fiji with Kids
- 20 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Fiji
- 10 Most Romantic Things to Do in Fiji for Couples
- 10 Adults-Only Activities in Fiji
Finally, plan your complete trip to Fiji using The Complete Travel Guide to Fiji or The Complete Travel Guide to Viti Levu.