It should come as no surprise that Fiji has every kind of watersport on offer to its visitors. Snorkelling and scuba diving their 10,000 km2 of coral reef is an obvious one, but you can also kayak, paddleboard, water ski, jet ski, fish, windsurf, kitesurf, and parasail.
You can also take a boat trip to one of Fiji’s 333 islands, two-thirds of which are uninhabited.
For surfers, Fiji has world-class waves thanks to its epic reef breaks. For those in the family looking to push their surfing skills, Cloudbreak on Namotu Island is one of Fiji’s most famous surf spots. To suit a variety of surf skills, Natadola Beach and Sigatoka Sand Dunes cater to the entire family best.
While Denarau makes for an effortless flop and drop holiday, you can better understand Fiji when you add in travel off Nadi Island.
First up, we love the dramatic peaks and coral-fringed islands of the Yasawa Islands. Activities this way include swimming with manta rays, snorkelling, hiking and even scenic flights over the islands.
The Blue Lagoon is the most famous beach in the Yasawas, with water so clear that everyone can see the tropical fish, whether they can snorkel or not. There’s also the fascinating Sawa-I-Lau Cave here.
Savusavu, located on Fiji’s northern island, is a lush paradise filled with virgin rainforest and marine waters filled with colour, activity, and life.
Experience a slower pace and more traditional way of life on Savusavu, known as Fiji’s ‘hidden paradise’. Snorkel, dive, kayak, visit the pearl farm and wander the vibrant produce at the local markets.
Did you know that more than 55 per cent of Fiji is covered by forest. In fact, there are 17 forest reserves filled with hiking trails that take you past stunning scenery and diverse flora and fauna. To understand the deep Fijian connection to the land, consider hiking.
Across Fiji, there are a ton of great hikes to consider. For the ambitious family, summit Fiji’s highest peak, Mount Tomanivi. While it’s only 1,324 metres, it is steep in places and recommended for teens upwards. Allow 4-5 hours.
For a family-friendly walk, visit Biasevu waterfall. Tours can include an informative guide, plus a welcome kava ceremony, adding a cultural element to the day. Suva’s Colo-I-Suva Forest Park also has plenty of family friendly trails to refreshing rock pools and waterholes.