May is recognized as Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month when the contributions and influences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are honored. In celebration of this month, we will feature the beauty, history and culture of Fiji.
This exotic country in the Pacific Ocean of more than 300 islands is undoubtedly captivating. Its undeniable beauty makes it one of the most desirable destinations in the world. Many travelers return time and time again. Experience the many things to see and do in Fiji:
Stroll through the Fiji Museum
With exhibits featuring artifacts that span over 3,700 years, this museum tells the history behind Fiji and the traditions of its people. You’ll see everything from artwork to shell jewelry throughout this vast look at Fijian culture.
Visit the Yasawas
There is so much to do on the Yasawas, a cluster of 20 islands. The 1980 film The Blue Lagoon was filmed on one of these tropical beaches. You could spend days exploring all there is to offer, including volcanoes, blue lagoons, wildlife, and abundant greenery. Enjoy your time hiking, meeting manta rays, relaxing on the vast beaches or taking a seaplane. After a day of exploration, return to your luxury hideaway, rustic eco-lodge or your family friendly resort.
Sunbathe on the Coral Coast
This magnificent coral coast is one of the most charming beaches you could visit while in Fiji. The beach has some of the softest, whitest sand and crystal blue waters. Aside from leisurely lying in the sun, you can enjoy walking along the coastline.
Dive into Mamanucas’ Water Activities
Snorkeling and surfing near the Mamanucas gives you an up close and personal look at the stunning underwater wildlife. With nearly 20 islands, the Mamanucas, the most popular Fijian destination, is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. The dazzling beaches and clear waters lures movie and television productions such as Castaway and Survivor to be filmed on the chain of islands.
Enjoy the Coral Reefs of Taveuni
As the country’s third-largest island, visitors flock here to see the most diverse coral reefs, including the Rainbow Reef. After snorkeling the reefs, hike the Vidawa Rainforest Trail and visit the National Heritage Park, where you can absorb the beauty around you.
Check Out a Firewalking Ceremony
Throughout Fiji, you will see native Beqa men partaking in traditional firewalking ceremonies. It’s fascinating to watch them walk across the scalding hot stones without getting burned!
As you can see, there are endless adventures to experience in the stunning country of Fiji. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to these gorgeous islands so that you can fill your itinerary with some exciting activities!