Things to do
Cruise by schooner or yacht to the different islands or zoom along the mangrove-lined tidal corridors in a jet-boat. Alternatively, bamboo-raft along the streams and rivers - a uniquely Fijian experience.
Fiji has a number of soft coral reefs, such as the Beqa Lagoon, Rainbow Reef or the Somosomo Straits with the famous Great White Wall, which make for fantastic scuba-diving and snorkelling.
Sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking and parasailing are all popular activities across the islands. You can also swim in numerous waterfalls found in the forest, coastal parks and reserves.
| Fijian dancing
Take part in a meke, traditional Fijian dancing. The locals dress entirely in the national costume of flower leis, grass skirts and tapa cloth. The men perform warrior dances while the women sing.
Watch for fruit bats, parrots and marine turtles. You should also check out the acres of orchids and flowering plants in the Garden of the Sleeping Giant at the foot of the Sabeto Mountains, and the Sigatoka Sand Dunes off the main Queens Highway on Viti Levu.
The famous Cloudbreak' (6m/18ft wave) is found offshore at Tavarua. Fiji's waves typically break on coral reefs. Most of the well-known spots are off Viti Levu and can often only be reached by boat.