Shopping in Fiji
From affordable souvenirs to luxury international labels and duty-free shopping, shopaholics will be spoilt for choice on their Fiji holiday.
Popular Fiji holiday souvenirs include carved tanoa bowls meant for serving kava, Fijian combs and replicas of cannibal dorks. You could also buy handicrafts like woven baskets, fabrics, and ceramics, or invest in the incredibly versatile sulu or sarong, which can be worn by both genders, all sizes and in multiple ways.
Shops and bazaars, especially in Cumming Street, Suva, are a haven for bargain hunters who get a rush from haggling over prices. Shops close at 5 pm on most days except Fridays and most are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Places to Visit In Fiji
Fiji’s beaches, especially those on Coral Coast and islands of Mamanuca and Yasawa, draw in flocks of tourists all year round, who pack up the Fiji beach resorts and hotels. These Edenic, otherworldly escapes of the South Seas have been featured in Hollywood movies like Cast Away and The Blue Lagoon. Natadola Beach on Viti Levu itself is also one Fiji’s prime beach offerings.
However, beaches are all but a fraction of the nation’s tourist offerings. Explore the Nakama thermal springs and Name blowholes on Vanua Levu and discover how Taveuni’s lush floral and fauna and breathtaking mountains have earned it the nickname “Garden Island”.
Immerse yourself in the Fijian way of life in Suva, the capital, and Lautoka, a port town that thrives on the cultivation of sugarcane. History buffs should not miss the unrivaled collection of anthropological and historical artifacts at the National Museum in the historical Thurston Gardens.
The historical journey continues at Orchid Island, a cultivated, realistic microcosm of Fiji. Trace the journey of the missionaries in 1840 along with a central highland bush track, tour a plantation and visit the Kula Bird Park and the Sigatoka Sand Dunes as you journey from Suva to Nadi in the western side of Viti Levu.
The Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, the largest Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere, boasts striking Dravidian architecture – a rare sight outside India.
Water Sports, Diving & Snorkeling in Fiji
Known as the soft coral capital of the world, Fiji dive spots are the Pacific’s finest and most. Divers and snorkelers will marvel at the jaw-dropping beauty of never-ending reefs, drop-offs, walls and channels. Surfers up for a challenge can also try navigating Fiji’s legendary waves of Cloudbreak, Swimming Pools, and Frigates.
Alternatively, take your pick from other water-based activities available, like windsurfing, cruising, sailing, yachting and game fishing. You could swim, jet or raft through the crystal clear rivers, and even go on sailing excursions to remote villages.