The Must-Dos on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa
Fiji’s adventure capital is right here in the Pacific Harbour. Located on the southern coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island, and under an hour away from Suva, the Pacific Harbour and Beqa have a surprising array of varied and unique activities in Fiji. We’re talking shark dives, 4WD adventures, big game fishing, white water rafting, jet boat tours and countless other adventures! But don’t worry, you’ll still get your relaxing “Fiji time” in some of the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island resorts. So start adding items to the “must-do” list with these things to do in the Pacific Harbour and Beqa!
While you’re here, why not check out our Complete Guide to the Pacific Harbour, as well as our 10 Best Resorts in the Pacific Harbour.
1. Explore the Arts Village
Anyone staying on the Pacific Harbour or passing through can’t miss a quick trip to, well, the colonial times! After crossing a bridge over a lily pad pond, you’ll enter a shopping centre of more than 50 shops and 14 eateries all in colonial architecture. It’s worth having a look around for a bite to eat and to pick up some fun souvenirs. The Arts Village is also home to a cultural attraction with a mock-up traditional Fijian village and a show with Fijian meke dancing, fire-walking and more. See more activities like this in our 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour.
2. Scuba Dive in the Beqa Lagoon
With so many unique activities on the Pacific Harbour, it might seem weird that we are kicking off this list with an activity that you can do just about anywhere in Fiji. Nevertheless, scuba diving in the Beqa Lagoon is far too exciting to leave until last! The warm waters, incredibly visibility and breathtaking underwater scenery make the Beqa Lagoon well worth considering for your chosen dive location in Fiji. The lagoon is home to almost 100 dive sites where divers immerse themselves into an underwater environment home to colourful coral, fish and other fascinating marine life. The sheltered waters often make it for a smooth and calm experience. Book your dive with Aqua Trek on Viator or Tripadvisor.
3. Feel the Adrenaline with a Shark Diving Experience
Sure, you can go scuba diving just about anywhere in Fiji (and we’ll get to that later) but it’s not everywhere that you can go cageless shark diving! That’s right, the nearby Shark Reef Marine Reserve is a protected area for around seven different species of sharks, including huge bull sharks, and around 300 species of fish. Join the team from Aqua Trek for one of the daily shark feedings and watch a shark-feeding frenzy right before your eyes – no cage, no disturbance; just beautiful wildlife! Find out more about Aqua Trek on Viator and Tripadvisor. Plus, see more adrenaline experiences in the 10 Best Adventure Activities on the Pacific Harbour.
4. 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 designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The Pearl Golf & Country Club golf course is one of the most famous golf courses in Fiji and is ideally located in the centre of the Pacific Harbour – so you can’t miss it! Alternatively, for serious golfers, the Nanuku Auberge Resort offers helicopter flights to the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course on the Coral Coast. See more experiences like this in the 10 Luxury Activities on the Pacific Harbour.
5. Go River Tubing on the Navua River
Words can’t describe how ridiculously fun tubing down the Navua River is, so we’ll just let you know the details. Trips with River Tubing Fiji take you up the Pacific Harbour’s Navua River to encounter countless spectacular waterfalls, epic river gorge scenery and visit real Fijian villages. Somewhere in between, you’ll have the opportunity to jump into an inflatable rubber tube and raft on the gentle rapids down the river. The whole tour is guided and fun way to spend the day with the whole family. Lunch is also included. Find more about River Tubing Fiji on Viator and Tripadvisor. Plus, check out activities like this in our 10 Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour with Kids.
6. Catch Some Whoppers!
Big game fishing is a must for any angler exploring the Pacific Harbour. Local fishing tours will be more than happy to take you out to the best spots to catch wahoo, Spanish mackerel, blue marlin, yellowfin tuna and much more that you can see on our What Types of Fish Can You Fish For in Fiji. Every resort will have their resident fishing guy so inquire for an awesome day out on the water. See more activities like this in the 10 Adult-Only Activities on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
7. Catch Some Surf at Frigate Passage
Fiji is known for its competition-level waves on outer reefs, but not many reef breaks in Fiji have views like Frigate Passage. The backdrop of the Pacific Harbour’s inner mountains is just as awesome as the waves at Frigates with its consistent surf and powerful left-hand breaks. This surf spot is only a 20-minute boat ride from the Pacific Harbour resorts. 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 area. See more activities like this in our 10 Adult-Only Activities on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
8. Go Ziplining!
The adventure continues on the Pacific Harbour with ziplining! Whoosh down eight giant ziplines while you take in the amazing views of the Wainadoi Valley. This tour with Zip Fiji is an awesome mix of adrenaline and nature as you zipline over forest canopies. What’s more, it’s suitable for both the young and the young at heart! Find out more about ziplining on the Pacific Harbour on Viator or Tripadvisor.
9. Go White Water Rafting on the Navua River
An epic inland adventure awaits with Rivers Fiji. Jump on a white water rafting raft and discover the thrill of white water rafting mixed with unmatched scenery! The towering gorge walls and tropical rainforest surrounding the Navua River is a sight not many people are lucky enough to see. Waterfalls are around every corner, as are fun grade 2-3 rapids making this an ideal trip for ages 8-years and above. Find out more about the trip in The Best Places to Do White Water Rafting in Fiji.
10. Take a Self-Drive Dune Buggy Tour
Getting to Fiji’s hard-to-reach places just got more epic with Terratrek! Drive yourself on this guided adventure to waterfalls, mountainous terrain and enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Don’t forget to take your camera for all the breathtaking scenic stops along the way. Many of the tours are catered to what you want to do so don’t be shy! Check out more about this tour in the 5 Best Off-Road Tours in Fiji.
11. Visit a Local Village
Fiji’s culture is extremely accessible, especially by visiting local villages. One of the best places to do a village visit is from the Beqa Lagoon Resort, which lies between Raviravi and Rukua villages. The resort takes guests on guided tours to observe the daily life of villagers and watch traditions being played out the same as they have been done for hundreds of years. Villagers are super friendly and often jump at the chance to talk with guests!
12. Take a Trip to Suva
Fiji’s capital city is only 45 minutes away, so it would be a shame to miss the excitement of this bustling city. See iconic historic buildings, learn more about Fiji at the Fiji Museum, check out the markets, and so much more! Get more inspiration in our 10 Things to Do in Suva article and see more trips in The Best Day Trips from the Pacific Harbour.
13. Jet Boat on the Navua River
Experience the exhilarating speed of jet boating on one of the most stunning rivers in the South Pacific! Discover Fiji Tours takes you down the Navua River to a majestic waterfall for a swim and inflatable fun down some rapids before stopping for lunch at a local village. Taste the local flavours and learn more about Fijian traditions during this cultural portion of the tour then hop back in the boat to conclude this awesome tour. Learn more about this jet boating tour on Viator or Tripadvisor.
14. Learn to Cook Local Food in a Fijian Cooking Class
Foodies on the Pacific Harbour are seriously spoiled for choice when it comes to experiencing the local culture through food – just take a look at our 10 Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour for Foodies. But one of the most immersive foodie experiences is a Fijian cooking lesson. Guests at the Beqa Lagoon Resort have the chance to learn how to make kokoda – a traditional dish of fish marinated in coconut milk. Learn how to cook kokoda using prawns traditionally, over an open fire at the Nanuku Auberge Resort. For more resorts offering cooking lessons, check out the Royal Davui Resort and the Lalati Resort & Spa. See more activities like this in the 10 Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour for Foodies.
15. Treat Your Loved One to a Private Picnic on a Secluded Beach
Enjoy romance, gourmet food and privacy with one of the Pacific Harbour’s private dining experiences. The Royal Davui Resort, Nanuku Auberge Resort and Lalati Resort & Spa all offer private tables, whether it’s overlooking the ocean on a private deck or on your own private pier. Nanuku, Kulu Bay Resort and Lalati Resort also do private beach picnic excursions to secluded sand bars and beaches complete with a gourmet picnic. See more trips like this in the 10 Romantic Activities on the Pacific Harbour for Couples.
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