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10 Most Iconic Locations in Fiji

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Recognisable Places in Fiji

Seen a photo of Fiji and want to know where it is from? Chances are, it appears on this list of the most iconic locations in Fiji. We’ve put together a list of Fiji’s recognisable places, whether they’re popular landmarks, natural wonders or resorts. Take a look and start making your bucket list for visiting some of Fiji’s most iconic places.

1. Sawa-i-Lau Caves

Tucked away in the Blue Lagoon of the Yasawa Islands, the Sawa-i-Lau Caves are as iconic in photos of Fiji as they are in Fijian legend. It is said that these stunning limestone caves are the resting place of a 10-headed Fijian god called Ulutini. From resorts around the Blue Lagoon, such as the Blue Lagoon Beach Resort and Coconut Beach Resort, you can take boat trips to the caves to swim inside. Alternatively, take a day trip to the caves on a seaplane tour with Turtle Airways (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

Location: Sawa-i-Lau Island, Yasawa Islands

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2. Wainibau Falls

Despite being quite off the beaten track, Wainibu Falls is an example of one of the many stunning waterfalls found in Fiji. You’ll have to venture to the natural paradise of Taveuni Island and hike the 5km (3 miles) Lavena Coastal Track to enjoy this beauty tucked in the coast of the Bouma National Park. Find out how to get there exactly with our 9 Best Walks on Taveuni.

Location: Bouma National Heritage Park, Taveuni

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3. The Garden of the Sleeping Giant

Tropical forest, orchids, boardwalks and butterflies in Fiji… Chances are the photos you’re seeing are of The Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Being close to the arrival city of Nadi, it’s a stop for many when first arriving in Fiji. We list it in the 10 Must-Dos in Nadi.

Location: Sabeto Valley, Nadi, Viti Levu

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4. Cloudbreak

Keen surfers will have heard of Cloudbreak, the most iconic surf break in Fiji. Although indistinguishable from other surf waves in Fiji if looking at just the picture, the location itself is renowned as a world-class left reef pass. Learn more about it in The Complete Guide to Surfing in Fiji.

Location: 5km (3 miles) south of Namutu Island, Mamanuca Islands

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5. Navua River

When most people see photos of the Navua River, they would never guess that it is in Fiji. In fact, the river on the Pacific Harbour sees a lot of action between jet boat tours, river tubing tours, white water rafting and bilibili rafting. Learn more about the river and the surrounding area in the 10 Must-Dos on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.

Location: Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu

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6. Cloud 9

Fiji’s famous floating pizza bar is two levels of fun in the sun, whether it’s eating wood-fired pizzas, drinking from their internationally-stocked bar or snorkelling in the surrounding reef. Boats to Cloud 9 are available from Denarau and with most Mamanuca Island resorts. Find out more on Viator and Tripadvisor.

Location: Vanua Malolo, Roro Reef, Mamanuca Islands

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7. Bouma Falls

Another iconic waterfall in Fiji, Bouma Falls is also located in Taveuni’s Bouma National Heritage Park. It’s the easiest waterfall to get to in the park, taking only 10 minutes to walk to from the closest village. The waterfall has various sections to it, which you can walk a further 40 minutes to an hour to discover. Check out more waterfalls in the 10 Wonderful Waterfalls in Fiji.

Location: Bouma National Heritage Park, Taveuni

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8. Beqa Lagoon

One of the world’s largest reefs at 305km (190 miles) long, the Beqa Lagoon is an iconic place not only for snorkelling and scuba diving but for also diving with sharks. The lagoon sits between Beqa Island and the Pacific Harbour in Viti Levu, with plenty of resorts and activity operators to give you various ways to enjoy its thriving waters. Check out more snorkelling and diving hotspots in 10 Best Places to Snorkel in Fiji.

Location: Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu

10 Most Iconic Locations of Fiji© Beqa Lagoon Island Resort

9. Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

This towering colourful structure in Nadi is a 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

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10. Fiji Marriott Momi Bay Resort

It could be argued that Fiji is the capital of attractive resorts in the South Pacific, but one resort that crops up in photos time and time again is the Fiji Marriott Momi Bay Resort. It could be due to its winding overwater bures in an azure lagoon or it could be for its proximity to Nadi, making it a paradise that’s all too easy to get to.

Location: Momi Bay, Nadi, Viti Levu

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