Fiji is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean that consists of 333 islands and 540 islets scattered over about 1,000,000 square miles. Of the 300+ islands, only about 110 are inhabited. Suva is the capital and is on the largest island of Viti Levu which is known as the “Great Fiji”.

Fiji is famed for rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons. With 333 unique islands across the heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is all about have tropical experiences. Hike to secluded waterfalls, relax at a resort on picture perfect beaches, snorkel or dive on beautiful coral reefs with colorful fish everywhere you look and watch the sunset with palm trees waving in the breeze.

Must See Attractions

Virtually all of the must see attractions in Fiji are focused on nature and outdoor activities but what else would you want to do when traveling to a South Pacific island country. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy in Fiji but most people come to Fiji for the water activities. The top attractions in Fiji have to do with the sea and the sand. Water sports of almost every kind are available in Fiji and include kayaking, swimming, surfing, fishing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, diving and taking a slow walk on the beach while watching the sunset.

Two activities that I enjoyed the most in Fiji were spending time on the beach and seeing the beautiful coral and fish while snorkeling just a short distance off the beach.

Spending time on the beaches in Fiji are the main activity for most visitors. Looking out across the multiple shades of emerald and turquoise water while walking on the soft white sand will make you think about not going home. When you finish you walk, the next activity should be to relax in a hammock under the shade of the palm trees while the gentle tropical breeze rocks the hammock back and forth.

At the end of the day, setting on the beach and watching the sunset is actually an activity in Fiji. Watching the sun set as the sky changes from orange to pink then purple just before it goes completely dark is an event that you will undoubtedly remember for the rest of your life.

When you are not on the beach then you will probably be in the water just off the beach and there is no better way to spend your time than to be snorkeling. Snorkeling is a mandatory activity when visiting Fiji!

My experiences of snorkeling in the South Pacific have always exceeded my expectations and my snorkeling experience in Fiji was amazing! There was so much to see that I just wanted to look in all directions at the same time. The coral and plant life were very colorful and the fish that would emerge from the coral and then disappear back into the coral were every color imaginable. Some fish were strange shaped and others were so colorful with unusual patterns that it is hard to believe that they are natural.

Snorkeling in Fiji was an experience that I didn’t want to end. Ultimately, the only reason that I came out of the water was because I was too tired to continue. My snorkeling experience may have ended but my fond memory of the experience will last forever.

The Fiji islands are what you expect form them, tropical beaches with transparent turquoise water, coral reefs teaming with fish of all colors, white sand beaches shaded by palm trees full of coconuts and spectacular sunsets.

If you ever go to Fiji, you will always think about having a chance to return!

Places to See

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I will be making more posts on things to do in Fiji, so check back later to see my future posts on Fiji.