When thinking about postcard scenery as ideal reflection of what you believed to be your dream vacation, you should know that South Pacific hosts your imagined slice of heaven and it’s called Fiji. Situated somewhere between Australia and North America, this island country embraces over 300 pleasing isles featuring year-round tropical weather, idyllic coral coasts laden with exotic palms and powdery white sands, and like that’s not stunning enough, Fiji is also home to the friendliest people in the world. These are some spots and experiences which are impossible to omit when speaking about how incredible Fiji is:
Impressive Hot Springs and Mud Baths
Nothing less pleasant from tropical beach retreats, Fiji’s secluded hot springs are authentic reflection of local indulgence wrapped into the legends about great healing powers. Those relaxing (and hopefully miraculous) hideouts feature pools packed with warm mood and irresistibly live natural surroundings, and as such, stand out as incomparably relishing mind & body treatments you can find in Fiji.
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Between touristic centrepiece of Nadi and sugar industry centre, Lautoka, lays serene floral kingdom known as Garden of the Sleeping Giant, available for everyone who wants to enjoy picturesque sceneries of blossomed orchids and other irresistibly fragrant flowers.
Those wishing to extend the stay can lodge in authentic Fiji orchid resort, secluded enough to offer the sense of unspoiled tranquillity for both individuals and families.
Astonishingly soft coral reefs populated with colourful marine life, turned Fiji archipelago into one of the most desirable South Pacific destinations for scuba diving, which, by the way, presents the most popular tourist activity here. Scuba diving is great on majority of jagged Fiji’s coasts, especially in Rainbow Reef and Somosomo Straits featuring fabulous Great White Wall.
Pearls cultivation is deeply rooted on Fiji, so visitors can explore magnificent bay plantations full of most unique pearl kinds. One of them is private pearl farm in Savusavu Bay, where you can observe recently harvested pearls, but also buy farm’s best pearl products.
Walking on fire festival
Those wanting to meet spiritual side of Fiji (which is very impressive) should betake to South Indian fire-walking festival at Mariamma Temple, usually held in July or August. The festival, actually part of worship ceremony to Mahadevi goddess, hosts dozens of devotes who, upon bathing in Suva Point and having their tongues pierced by Hindu priest, continue to dance 3km long way to Mariamma Temple, where surrounded by huge audience, finally perform fire-walking over glowing ashes. Apart from being fascinating spectacle to see, fire-walking festival is excellent way for you to witness, what’s believed to be painless performance.
Within the southern coral coast of main Fiji Island, Viti Levu, visitors can enjoy in natural spectacle created by 20m high Biausevu Waterfalls, one of the most impressive Fiji waterfalls. Consisted of two powerfully falling water streams which finally merge to crush over sharp rocks, Biausevu Waterfalls are more than worth a visit.
Stay in an overwater huts
Fiji doesn’t lack of indulging hideouts, and Likuliku Lagoon Resort laden with exotic overwater huts proves that radiant exotic stays are unavoidable here. Equipped with glass floors offering jaw-dropping views on colourful sea life and long terraces facing amazing panoramas, Fiji’s overwater huts are made for pleasure.
Couple Up on Turtle Island
Honeymooners and weeding birds can experience heavenly time on Turtle Island, which hosts 14 secluded beaches, romantic villas and pristine seaside nooks permeated with tropical scents – all this available to only 14 couples at the time.
Friendly Fijians who’ll make you feel like at home, cocktails above paradisical lagoons, private islands’ retreats and lying beneath coconut palms is nothing but “wildest dreams” scenery, but still, it’s real – it’s incredible Fiji!