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Fun Things to Do in Fiji with Your Family

Article by Sarah Lustig

Sarah Lustig

Posted: March 23, 2023

Fiji is a beautiful tropical country renowned for its stunning beaches, pristine coral reefs, and an abundance of exciting activities for the whole family. From snorkelling and trekking through the rainforest to experiencing local culture and participating in fun festivals and events, Fiji is undoubtedly the perfect holiday destination for a family adventure. Here you will find a list of fun things to do in Fiji with your family.

Exploring the Beaches of Fiji

One of the top things to do on your Fiji family holiday should be to explore the beautiful beaches of the country. Whether it’s taking a leisurely stroll on the shore, building sandcastles on the beach, or swimming and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters, Fiji has some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world and is a great place to make amazing family memories.

Taking a Cultural Tour

Fiji is home to a rich and diverse culture that blends traditions from all around the world. A great way for your family to experience this culture is by taking a cultural tour which will allow you to tour traditional villages, discover sacred sites, take part in local dances and rituals, learn about the traditional artifacts and handicrafts, and try some of the local cuisine. A cultural tour is also a great way to connect with members of the local community and learn more about their way of life.

Scuba-Diving and Snorkeling

Fiji is renowned for its stunning coral reef ecosystems and abundant marine life, making it one of the best places in the world for aquatic adventures like scuba-diving and snorkelling. You and your family can explore the diverse marine life by snorkelling off the shore or take a boat trip out to some of the best diving sites in the region where you can witness magnificent coral gardens, sea turtles, tropical fish and other fascinating underwater creatures.

Island Hopping

Fiji’s gorgeous islands are scattered around the archipelagos and are perfect for a day of island hopping. Whether paddling out to explore the tiny islands around Tivua Island, sailing around the Mamanuca Islands, or soaking up the sun on Robinson Crusoe Island, a day spent island hopping is sure to be an adventure your family will never forget.

Sightseeing in Suva

No family holiday in Fiji would be complete without visiting the city of Suva, the country’s vibrant capital. Here families can explore the city’s colourful markets where you can find everything from exotic fruits and spices to handicrafts and trinkets. There are also plenty of interesting historical attractions like the former parliament house, shrines, temples and museums that are sure to keep everyone entertained.

Exploring the Local Markets

The local markets in Fiji are a vibrant and colorful aspect of Fijian culture. These markets offer a wide range of fresh produce, handicrafts, and other local products. Many of the markets are located in the major towns and cities, but some are situated in smaller villages and rural areas. The Suva Municipal Market, located in the heart of Suva, is one of the largest and most popular markets in Fiji, offering an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, and meat. The Nadi Market, located in the tourist hub of Nadi, is also a popular destination, with vendors selling everything from handmade jewellery to fresh coconuts.

Going on a Nature Walk

Fiji is a nature lover’s paradise and is home to some of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. Going on a nature walk with your family allows you to explore pristine rainforests teeming with unique birds, giant ferns, cascading waterfalls and other fascinating sights. You can also visit nature reserves like Colo-I-Suva Forest Park for special activities like swimming in natural pools and spotting rare animals like birdwing butterflies.

Whale Watching Tours

For a truly unforgettable experience, take your family whale watching! During the whale season from June to October, numerous humpback whales migrate from their icy Antarctic waters to the warm Fijian waters where they give birth to their calves. Taking a boat tour out into the ocean allows you to witness these graceful giants up close, an experience your family will cherish forever.

White-water Rafting on the Navua River

White-water rafting is one of the most popular adventure activities in Fiji which every member of your family can take part in. Take a thrilling ride through white-water rapids on the Navua River before reaching calmer waters and enjoying lunch at a river side picnic spot. This unique Fijian experience is sure to make your holiday an unforgettable one!

Visiting Waterfalls

Fiji is blessed with numerous spectacular waterfalls that can be visited during your holiday. Enjoy a refreshing walk through lush forests and marvel at thunderous cascades from a safe distance. If you are feeling adventurous, most waterfalls have natural swimming pools below where you can take a dip in the cool waters for a truly invigorating experience.

Bird Watching

Fiji is home to an abundance of native birds which makes the country an ideal destination for bird watching. Take a guided bird watching tour which will take you to some of the most exciting birding locations around Fiji where you can spot rare species like parrots, herons, kingfishers and more. Even better, take your binoculars and explore some secluded spots on your own!

Kayaking and Canoeing

Delve into Fiji’s mangrove-fringed waterways with a kayak or canoe! Glide through serene lagoons and witness wildlife up close as you explore Fijian islands that are not accessible by road. Kayaking and canoeing are both exhilarating yet peaceful activities that your whole family can enjoy together.

Whatever activity you choose, Fiji is an amazing destination with plenty of fun things for families to do. From water sports at picturesque beaches to learning about different cultures – there are endless possibilities for amazing family adventures. With lots of international flight connections available from most major cities, Fiji makes for an excellent holiday destination.

GVI offers various volunteer opportunities in Fiji for marine conservation, teaching, community development, and public health initiatives. Volunteers work with alongside community members and locally-led partner organisations to make a positive impact and gain valuable experience.

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