How to Spend 3 Days in Fiji
Must-see Fiji combines a unique blend of cultures with the reefs, beaches and jungle you’d expect of a South Seas paradise. Come discover the best the islands have to offer.
Day 1: Mix and Match There are so many different facets to Fiji. What will your perfect day look like? You could spend the morning in Lautoka, center of Fiji’s all-important sugar industry. Visit the largest sugar mill in the Southern Hemisphere and see the temples, mosques and markets of this vibrant melting pot. Or get your gift shopping out of the way with a trip to Sigatoka, Fiji’s premier pottery destination. Or if you’re impatient to experience Fiji’s natural splendor, head to Sabeto Valley where you can see stunning orchids in the Garden of the Sleeping Giant before admiring the view from Vuda Lookout. Wherever the day takes you, be sure to take the evening dinner cruise with authentic islander songs and dances for entertainment.
Day 2: Town or Country Depending on your taste and energy levels, today can go either way. You could set off for a day of sightseeing in Suva and discover the colonial heritage of Fiji’s capital in its stunning harbor setting. History, shopping and the islands’ best restaurants are all waiting for you. On the other hand, what’s to stop you pressing the fast forward button on your holiday adventure and going on a heart-pounding raft excursion down the mighty rapids of the Navua River? Don’t worry, even amateurs will be safe on this jungle excursion, which includes a Fijian barbecue lunch. Alternatively, combine nature and civilization in a Navua River expedition which takes you into Fiji’s mountainous interior and includes a Kava ceremony in a Fijian village.
Day 3: Off to the Islands Venture off Viti Levu with a romantic tall ship cruise to the spectacular coral reefs of Tivua Island, with snorkeling, a glass-bottomed boat tour and a kava ceremony. Or upgrade to a full day of luxury, beginning with a champagne breakfast and continuing with a cruise around picture-postcard tropical islands.