A Travel Guide to the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island, Fiji
For the traveller who knows that Fiji is about more than just lazy days by the beach, check out this complete guide to the Pacific Harbour and Beqa.
Located on the southern coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island, just an hour away from the capital city, the Pacific Harbour is unlike anywhere else in Fiji with its polished landscaping, a colonial-themed shopping centre and an 18-hole golf course. The Pacific Harbour encapsulates the town of Navua and the Navua River – the base for adventures like white water rafting, river tubing and jet boating – partly the reason that the Pacific Harbour has been dubbed the “adventure capital”. What’s the other reason? The Beqa Lagoon – home to the Shark Reef Marine Reserve for cageless shark diving, as well as other incredible scuba diving adventures.
Finally, the Pacific Harbour also encapsulates many small off-shore islands, including Beqa Island. This island is where the Fijian ritual of firewalking originated and is home to many more rich cultural experiences.
So get ready for the perfect balance of adventure, relaxation and culture on the Pacific Harbour of Fiji.
Fast Facts About the Pacific Harbour
Location: South coast of Viti Levu (see map below)
Climate: Daily average temperature – 25°C/77°F, yearly average rainfall – 3,000mm/118″
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Time Zone: FJT / GMT+12/+13
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How to get to the Pacific Harbour: Direct international flights from the South Pacific islands, Australia, New Zealand and Korea land at Nadi International Airport, all of which have many connecting flights. The Pacific Harbour can be accessed along the Queens Road between Nadi and Suva. Beqa Island can be accessed by boat from the Pacific Harbour. See 7 Ways to Get to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa for more information.
Budget Holidays on the Pacific Harbour
The Pacific Harbour might be known for its white water rafting, jet boating and shark dives – all of which aren’t exactly cheap, but when you want to save a few cents on the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island, you’ll find a number of complimentary activities available around the town and in your resort. Check out our Guide to Beqa & the Pacific Harbour on a Budget for more tips.
Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour on a Budget
- Explore the Pacific Harbour’s Arts Village
- Listen to the singing at a Sunday church service
- Watch a game of rugby
- Explore the shores and Beqa Island by kayak
- Go snorkelling in the Beqa Lagoon.
For more inspiration, check out our 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour.
Where to Stay on the Pacific Harbour on a Budget
The Pacific Harbour has limited but varied budget accommodation in comparison to other regions in Fiji. Choose between homestays, budget resorts, holiday homes, a secluded river lodge and even a Christian camp. Find out more in our 5 Best Budget Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa, as well as our 5 Best Homestays on the Pacific Harbour.
Luxury Holidays on the Pacific Harbour
The manicured lawns lined with palms and idyllic tropical islands just off the shores make the Pacific Harbour one of the most luxurious-looking spots in Fiji and it has the resorts to match. On top of that, the area is known for its 18-hole golf course, a few fine dining establishments, and plenty of other ways to make your stay extra special. Get more inspiration from our Luxury Guide to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
5 Luxury Activities on the Pacific Harbour
- Play golf at the prestigious Pearl Golf & Country Club
- Enjoy a cruise to a “secret sandbar” or a private island
- Scuba dive in one of the world’s largest reefs
- Indulge in Pacific cuisine in a fine dining restaurant
- Jet ski around Beqa Island.
Like the sound of those? See more “spoil yourself” activities in our list of 10 Luxury Activities on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
Where to Stay in Luxury on the Pacific Harbour
Find five-star resorts on the shores on the Pacific Harbour and on a private off-shore island, as well as well-appointed four-star accommodation well worth considering in our 5 Best Luxury Resorts on the Pacific Harbour.
Family Holidays on the Pacific Harbour
The Pacific Harbour’s adventure-filled activity selection includes plenty of fun for the whole family, from ziplining to snorkelling to river tubing and more! If you’re an active family that wants to spend your “Fiji time” all together, then the Pacific Harbour is one of the best Fiji destinations to choose. Find out more in our Guide to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa for Families.
5 Family Activities on the Pacific Harbour
- Go river tubing on the Navua River
- Zipline through the jungle and river valley
- Check out the Arts Village‘s cultural attractions
- Try white water rafting on the Navua River (8 years+)
- Let the kids join a resort kids’ club.
And the list goes on! Check it out in our 10 Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour with Kids.
Where to Stay on the Pacific Harbour
Find resorts with family rooms, family-friendly activities and child services, such as kids’ clubs and babysitting, in our 8 Best Family Resorts on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
Adult-Only Holidays on the Pacific Harbour
We get it, not everyone wants to be surrounded by excitable kids when they are trying to unwind on holiday. The Pacific Harbour resorts get it too, with a couple of great options for an adult-only vacation. On top of that, there are some epic adrenaline activities, as well as adult-only wellness experiences that complement an adult getaway. Find out more in our The Adult Only Guide to Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
5 Adult-Only Activities on the Pacific Harbour
- Feel the adrenaline with a shark diving experience
- Surf on the famous Frigates Passage
- Try sports fishing, hand-line fishing or spearfishing
- Relax with a Fijian spa treatment
- Rejuvenate with a fitness and wellness program.
For more ideas and information on each activity, check out the 10 Adult-Only Activities on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
Where to Stay on the Pacific Harbour for an Adult-Only Holiday
There are a couple of adult-only resorts on the off-shore islands of the Pacific Harbour which are exclusively for guests over 12 or 16 years old. Additionally, holiday homes are another great way to get the private experience. Check out our suggestions in 5 Best Adult-Only Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa and 5 Best Holiday Homes on the Pacific Harbour.
Foodie Holidays on the Pacific Harbour
If the Pacific Harbour could be the capital of something else, it would definitely have to be food! With the Beqa Lagoon providing some of the most divine seafood in Fiji, restaurants on the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island use it showcase fine Fijian cuisine. You’ll also find plenty of affordable eateries across the Pacific Harbour town. Check out our Foodie Guide to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa for more advice.
5 Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour for Foodies
- Learn to cook local food in a Fijian cooking class
- Go on a Fijian food safari
- Try moonlight prawning, crab catching and beekeeping
- Learn about local herbs and spices in a Fijian medicine walk
- Experience a traditional kava ceremony.
And if that hasn’t made your mouth water enough, then check out our 10 Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour for Foodies.
Where to Stay on the Pacific Harbour for Foodies
Looking for a place to stay with exquisite food, plenty of food-orientated experiences or self-catering to make your own meals? Check out our 10 Best Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour for Foodies.
Weddings and Honeymoons on the Pacific Harbour
Finally, for a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or a romantic getaway away from the main tourist hubs of Fiji, check out our Wedding & Honeymoon Guide on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa for advice. The region has a fantastic range of creative wedding venues – more than just your normal Fiji beach wedding – as well as romantic activities for couples and luxury retreats to make the most of your time together.
5 Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour for Couples
- Enjoy a sunset cruise with canapes and drinks
- Indulge in one of the resorts’ romance packages
- Treat her to a private picnic on a secluded beach
- Share a sensual experience in a couples massage
- Learn how to scuba dive together in the Beqa Lagoon.
So make your special time away together truly special with these 10 Romantic Activities on the Pacific Harbour for Couples. Plus, check out the 8 Best Wedding Venues on the Pacific harbour & Beqa.
Where to Stay on the Pacific Harbour for Couples
Whether you’re seeking a base for a romantic getaway, renewing your vows or starting the rest of your lives together, we list your best options in our 8 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.