Pacific Islands: In search of Adventure? The stunning islands of Fiji should not be left out. The Fiji islands offer a wide variety of exciting experiences. Okay, then, let’s find out.
Located in the South Pacific, the nation of Fiji consists of more than 330 islands. The area is well-known for its stunning natural features, including its rocky landscapes, palm-lined beaches, and coral reefs with crystal clear lagoons. The majority of its people live on the two largest islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. The capital city of Suva, located on Viti Levu, is a port city that features British colonial architecture. The Thurston Gardens of the Fiji Museum, which date back to the Victorian era, now house ethnographic displays.
The majority of Fiji’s islands were produced by volcanism approximately 150 million years ago. The islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni still experience some geothermal activity today.
Tivua Island All-Inclusive Cruise
Transportation, meals, beverages, and sightseeing are all a part of an all-inclusive cruise. Plan nothing. Reserve a spot, visit the island, and have fun. Acres of coral gardens, powdery white beaches, and balmy waters make Tivua island famous. Scuba diving, snorkeling, a glass-bottomed boat tour of the reef, kayaking, and paddle boarding are just some of the things you can do on the island.
This is a riverside town that locals sell their produce in the markets.
To experience the beauty of the Navua River, its farmlands, pristine tropical rainforest, and the quaint villages that dot its banks, you can take a cruise or a longboat water taxi.
A trip to a Fijian village is a must for anyone interested in the country’s rich cultural heritage. I appreciated the opportunity to leave behind all of my usual comforts and routines.
The Yasawa Islands are dotted with small, traditional villages that have changed little since the advent of tourism, in contrast to the rest of the main island of Viti Levu.
Because of the large, ostentatious, all-inclusive resorts that have existed on Viti Levu and the neighboring Mamanuca Islands for nearly 60 years, this is one of the main reasons why tourists flock to the area.
Twenty to twenty-five years ago, the Yasawa Island chain opened to tourists, but only on a small scale with a handful of small resorts, many of which have links to the local villages.
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple in Nadi, Fiji
The Pacific region’s largest Hindu temple. Located at the southernmost tip of Nadi, on the city’s main thoroughfare.
It is celebrated for its tranquility, ornate carvings, vibrant festivals, and distinctive Dravidian style. The Nadi City Temple is a beautiful landmark right on the banks of the Nadi River, and it welcomes visitors and worshipers.
The temple is a towering, multicolored structure decorated with intricate carvings that pay homage to a wide variety of Hindu deities.
People from all over the world flock to this Hindu temple to take part in the joyful festivals that are held there throughout the year.
Strange as it may seem to foreigners, Fiji has long been home to a sizable population of Indo-Fijians, many of whose ancestors came to the island in the late 1800s to work in the sugar cane fields. The original temple, which was built by eight skilled workers in 1926, has since been replaced by a larger one. There are numerous pyramid-shaped temples in the complex, each with its own unique stairways, carvings, and statues of warriors, kings, and gods.
The God of Rains, Lord Murugan, is honored at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. There is a massive statue of Lord Murugan in the main temple. Hindu religious scenes are depicted in vivid color murals that adorn the walls of the complex.
The mud and geothermal pools are perfect for a low-cost day of relaxation and pampering. A thick mud lather is the first step in the relaxing, all-natural spa treatment, followed by a dip in one of several thermal pools to wash away the mud. The pools are a standard stop for most visitors on sightseeing tours, but you can also get there on your own with a rental car.
Arts, culture & activities
Beautifully depicting a lesser-known Fijian legend through contemporary dance, “Fiji’ Untold” is a live, Broadway-style show performed in a big top tent just outside Denarau.
In “Fiji Untold,” a young noblewoman travels to the Fijian islands and meets fantastical giants, octopus gods, and shapeshifting iguanas, all of whom play a role in the development of the traditional stick dance of the island nation. Three times a week in the evening, between 8 and 10, there are performances that are just right for the time after dinner.
The price of your ticket covers resort transfers, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. When booking your tickets at the resort’s tour desk, be sure to inquire about the transfer time.
Visit the Garden of the Sleeping Giant
This stunning garden at the base of Sabeto’s “Sleeping Giant” mountain was inspired by the American actor Raymond Burr’s love of orchids.
The Garden is home to approximately thirty to forty species of magnificent Asian orchids and Cattleya hybrids, and was once the private collection of the late American actor Raymond Burr.
You can take a guided tour through the flower-filled rainforest, or you can explore the hillside trails on your own and discover the breathtaking vistas.
Now that it is open to the public, the garden is a great place to spend the day strolling along the canopies of trees, across beautifully landscaped lawns, and over still lily ponds with fountains and croaking frogs.
Although flowers are the main attraction, the garden is not restricted to flower-lovers. Kids of all ages will enjoy running around on the vast, carefully maintained lawns. The opportunity to stroll along the path cut through a tropical rainforest at the base of Sleeping Giant Mountain will be appreciated by both children and adults.