“We all Dream of Faraway; Fiji is the Answer.”
Fiji is a dream, a plan, and a goal, everything that takes you far away from the noise of the world; which a man has always dreamt of at some point of time. Contrary to popular beliefs; Fiji is not just meant for expensive honeymoons or rekindling romance between married couple. The Land of Mountains, Islands and Coral Reefs smiles wide and invites one and all to its land (and water?), including backpackers, friends, families and nonetheless couple.
If you’ve always wanted to run away from hustle-bustle of life, well, here’s the answer to your prayers; Fiji!
Home to 333 islands; small and big, round and shapeless, inhabited and uninhabited, volcanic and non-volcanic; they invite travelers from across the world. These sun-tanned islands lie east to Australia and north to New Zealand, and show the path to an exciting escapade into the wild for all sorts of travelers; budget, comfort and luxury seekers. You want surfing, hiking, sky diving, rafting, scuba diving, cruising, adventure, romance, comfort, relaxation; it has it all. As they say, “we all dream of faraway; Fiji is the answer.”
We present to you 7 experiences in Fiji, which you ought to take, borrow or snatch! Check them out here.
1) Jump Island to Island on Jet Skis, Mr. Bond
Fiji, or officially the Republic of Fiji invites you to take an island hopping tour on your own rented Jet Ski! We keep seeing Mr. Bond do the same on his own speed boat or Jet Ski; well, now it’s your time to do so. The Fijian waters will spellbind you with its pristine blueness and soak you completely with ‘wanderlust’ on this 3 hour expedition which shall cover 3 prime islands in Fiji. For Mr. Bond, it was a free-of-cost affair; however for you, prices start from as low as 229 USD.
2) There’s a Life Beneath Those waters. Come feel it!
Whilst there is a colorful life alive and breathing on the grounds of Fiji, the underwater life is no less. A myriad of colors and mystics bunch of corals welcome snorkelers to the underwater life of Fiji. Some of the best snorkeling playgrounds with lush turquoise waters are Bligh Passage, Beqa Island, Somosomo Strait, The Great Astrolabe Reef, the Namena Marine Reserve and Mantaray Island Resort.
Let the sharks’ company take care of your adrenaline at Beqa Island while you snorkel, whereas tunnels and canyons shall come across your way at the Great Astrolable Reef! A word of advice would be to avoid getting on the flight after 12-24 hours of your snorkeling session, in order to minimize the risk of residual nitrogen which might result in decompression.
3) What the Kava!
When we say that Fiji and Kava go hand-in-hand, we mean it. Imagine venturing into a local area, sitting with locals and drinking the locally made kava drinks with relaxes your entire sensatory powers, well that’s the Fijian kava culture for you. Kava (also known as yaqona or gorg) is indigenous to the Fijian islands, and you simply cannot leave the territory without shooting of kava bullets from locals of Fiji Islands, as a gesture for having ‘invaded’ their territory. Such is the Love of the Fijian clan!
4) The Ocean Beds Sharks and You!
Nicknamed as the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”, the Fijian underwater world is doorway to a lifestyle you would never want to leave, even if you had the fins! Some of the most amazing water-bodies for scuba diving are Taveuni, Beqa, Kadavu, Viti Levu and the Koro Sea, which leaves water babies completely drenched with amazement, curiosity and thrill!
Fiji offers a one-of-a-kind strikingly (read: sharkingly) thrilling experience where you could take a deep dive into the seas of Fiji at the Shark Reef Marine Reserve, near the Beqa islands. No, we are not kidding you. Head to the Shark Reef Marine Reserve for the thrill of your lifetime; a shark diving experience which lets you endanger your life (we’re kidding: it’s perfectly safe!) and move around in the company of up to 8 different species of sharks, viz., blacktip reef, whitetip reef, grey reef, silvertip, tawny nurse, sicklefin lemon, bull and occasionally tiger as well. Don’t believe us? Check out the picture below!
5) Spa it Up!
A destination always must revolve around adventure, nature, relaxation and exploration. Fiji understands this; and thus one must get on the Fiji relaxation ride before ending their Fiji-tic journey. You could either choose Senikai Spa to touch up your vacation with a piece of luxury; or the Spa Denarau if you’re in the mood for some traditional Fijian spa methodology (ingredients include raw sugarcane, cold pressed drift nut oils and leaf hydrosols)
Well, of course, if you’re in the muddy mood for some muddy mud, then Therapeutic Mudpools and Hotsprings is the place to be! Did we forget to tell you that this naturally-made relaxing spa was made by Gods themselves for their own free time? Here, check them out.