Fiji is a bucket list destination for most, what with postcard-worthy scenes of crystal blue waters and white sand beaches at every turn. Whether you go for romance or culture, adventure or for a family trip, Fiji has got more than enough for every kind of trip with abundant snorkel and diving opportunities, fantastic food, and beautiful local arts. Here are the Fiji’s perfect four destinations that you would love to visit:
FOR ROMANCE: ROYAL DAVUI ISLANDWith 333 islands to choose from, there are ample hideaways fit for a secluded experience with the one you love. And that must have been the idea behind Royal Davui Island Resort, a private, adults-only island retreat off the southwestern coast of Viti Levu. Each of Royal Davui’s 16 vales or villas (vale is Fijian for “home”) feature thatched roofs, beds facing floor-to-ceiling glass doors overlooking the South Pacific, a sunbathing deck, and an infinity-edge private plunge pool.
If you happen to make it out of the vale, a must-do off-site adventure is a romantic picnic on the Sand Quay, a tidal islet just a short boat ride from the island. Resort boats transport guests to this remote getaway, which is reserved for one couple at a time. A sunshade is provided, as well as picnic mats and a hearty lunch spread.
FOR CULTURE: SIGATOKA AND PACIFIC HARBOUR
Today’s Fiji is a highly multicultural society with native Fijians making up 57% of the population, and Indo-Fijians which make up 37%. This dynamic mix is reflected in everything from cuisine to religion, but in rural Fiji, traditional village life is still common. For a look at the island nations’ past life, head to the Arts Village in Pacific Harbour, a complex that features shopping, a re-created ancient Fijian village and beach bunkhouse for budget travelers. The highlight of Arts Village is undoubtedly the cultural show where performers re-enact Fijian legends, perform traditional Fijian Meke dances and battle scenes, sing and firewalk before an entranced crowd.
FOR ADVENTURE: SAVUSAVU
The “Soft Coral Capital of the World” is home to a network of brilliant coral reefs, around 1,000 species of fish, several hundred types of coral and sponges, Manta Ray’s, and turtles. For the real adrenaline junkie, shark diving (without a cage!) is also extremely popular, allowing you to come face to face with Grey Reef sharks, Silvertips, Hammerheads, and White Tips. Feed them if you dare.
FOR FAMILIES: DENARAU ISLAND
Family life is an important aspect of Fijian culture and it’s reflected in many activities and resort options throughout the islands. Sheraton Denarau Villas are ideal for families looking for multi-room accommodations in a five star setting. All villas include a lounge and dining area, fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, and private balconies or patios overlooking the lush gardens or ocean. Children under 12 are part of the Kids Stay, Play and Dine program where they stay for free, have free access to the Lai Lai Kids Club, and receive a lunch and dinner discount. While kids will love lagoon pool at the Sheraton Denarau Villas, parents will love having access to Sheraton Fiji Resort, The Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa, and Denarau Golf & Racquet Club. As Fiji’s only integrated resort complex, this translates to a choice of 17 restaurants and bars, 6 swimming pools and miles of coastline.