Luxurious Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island
Sure, the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island might be famous for its white water rafting, jet boat tours, shark diving and waterfall hikes as the “adventure capital of Fiji”, but what if you’re looking for that special activity with “luxury” written all over it? Something to really celebrate a special occasion? Here are some of our top suggestions in this is of luxury activities on the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island.
1. Play Golf at the Prestigious The Pearl Golf & Country Club
The Pacific Harbour is home to one of Fiji’s most prestigious and popular golf courses, The Pearl Golf & Country Club. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, this 18-hole par-72 course keeps on theme with the “adventure capital” offering an adventurous course of tropical treelined fairways, river and lily pond obstacles and more surprises. At the end of your game, sit down to gourmet cuisine at the Clubhouse or cool off in the outdoor swimming pool. Learn more in The Complete Guide to Golf in Fiji.
2. Enjoy a Cruise to a “Secret Sandbar” or a Private Island
Enjoy a “Secret Island Trip” with Beqa Lagoon Resort where you’ll cruise to a beautiful atoll surrounded by vibrant blue waters full of fish for excellent snorkelling. The island itself only appears for a few hours each day at low tide. Alternatively, the five-star Nanuku Auberge Resort offers private island trips during the day for guided snorkelling, paddleboarding and fishing, or at sunset complete with a barbecue dinner and sleeping under the stars in a safari tent.
3. Jet Ski Around Beqa Island
Those staying on the shores of the Pacific Harbour can still experience the magic of Beqa Island on the self-drive jet ski safari. Jump on one of the Yamaha VX700 jet skis with Jet Ski Safari and follow your guide across the Beqa Lagoon to your first landing on Beqa Island. From there, you’ll continue around Beqa Island to a stunning snorkelling spot on a coral reef before stopping off for a picnic lunch on the island. See more experiences like this in the 10 Best Adventure Activities on the Pacific Harbour.
4. Scuba Dive in One of the World’s Largest Reefs
Just off the shores of Beqa Island and the Pacific Harbour is one of the world’s largest barrier reefs containing the famous Beqa Lagoon. See the coral gardens and their abundance of tropical marine life for yourself on a snorkelling or scuba diving tour – something on the agenda of most luxury resorts in the area. Otherwise, organise a snorkelling trip with Sea Fiji Reefs with snorkel gear, transport and refreshments included (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). Or kick it up a notch with a two-tank soft coral reef dive or a cageless shark dive with Aqua Trek (on Viator and Tripadvisor).
5. Escape to an Adult-Only Retreat
Those seeking peace and tranquillity during their Fiji escape will find it in the private experiences offered by the Pacific Harbour’s luxury resorts. In fact, the Royal Davui Island Resort is an adult-only resort exclusively for guests over the age of 16. The Nanuku Auberge Resort offers a wealth of private activities, from fishing charters to private island cruises, as well as several private dining options. Or how about the Lalati Resort & Spa on Beqa Island with their private dinners for couples and a private lagoon cruise? Get more inspiration in our The Adult Only Guide to Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
6. Treat the Kids (and Yourselves) to a Fun and Educational Kids’ Club
Compared to the Pacific Harbour’s neighbour, the Coral Coast, the number of resorts offering kids’ clubs is limited. However, the Nanuku Auberge Resort has an action-packed agenda at the Lailai Children’s Club where kids get to engage in exciting cultural and educational activities like warrior drumming and sandcastle-building competitions. The resort also offers nanny services, so either way, mum and dad will get some time to reconnect. See our Guide to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa for Families for more information.
7. Indulge in a Fijian Spa Treatment
While the adventure activities usually get all the attention on the Pacific Harbour, it’s worth putting some time aside to unwind in one of the coast’s divine spas. Enjoy a treetop treatment on a suspended platform at the Nanuku Auberge Resort, feel the balmy island breeze in the open-air treatment bure of the Beqa Lagoon Resort, or indulge in a Fijian body wrap at the secluded spa of The Pearl Resort. And check out more recommendations in our 6 Best Day Spas on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
8. Catch Dinner on a Fishing Charter
Keen anglers will find their next challenge on the waters of Beqa with a wealth of game fish to target. Spanish mackerel, wahoo and yellowfin and skipjack tuna can all be caught on game fishing charters available at all the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island luxury resorts. Take it one step further with a spearfishing charter at the Nanuku Auberge Resort or try a more relaxed fishing technique with native handline fishing at the Beqa Lagoon Resort?
9. Indulge in Pacific Cuisine in a Fine Dining Restaurant
Fiji might be more know for its casual island-style dining, but you can still find that luxury experience at one of the Pacific Harbour’s fine dining restaurants. Seduce at The Pearl Resort serves up Fijian-influenced cuisine on the waterfront in a contemporary-meets-classic venue decorated with an illuminated bar and chandeliers. Alternatively, try the elegant and romantic Kanavata Restaurant & Lounge at the Nanuku Auberge Resort specialising in Pacific Rim cuisine with freshly-caught seafood straight from the Beqa Lagoon.
10. Treat Your Loved One to a “Destination Dining” Experience
For a special occasion or “just because” treat your loved one to a private dining experience. The Nanuku Auberge Resort spoils you with choice when it comes to private dining: dining on a cliffside perch, dining on a white-sand beach, in-residence dining, treetop dining, private island dining and more! Alternatively, escape the world with a private beach picnic only accessible by boat with the Lalati Resort & Spa or have dinner with a view on one of the private decks of the Royal Davui Island Resort.