Don’t miss these 5 attractions in Fiji
It’s not a secret that Fiji, an island country in the South Pacific is a destination that every ardent tourist longs to visit. Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean, famed for its crystal-clear waters, incredible tropical greenery, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons. Fiji is popular as one of the most popular destinations for honeymooners, offering privacy, beautiful landscapes, immaculate food, and adventures like never before. Here are only a few attractions in Fiji.
1) Bouma National Heritage Park
One of the most important things to do in Fiji is to visit Bouma National Heritage Park which is a spectacular series of three waterfalls and also protects an enormous tract of virgin rainforest on the island of Taveuni, one of the northern-most islands of the Fijian archipelago. Bouma National Heritage Park has a variety of eco-friendly attractions starting with camping and snorkeling in the protected Waitabu Marine Park. Hikers can explore Vidawa Rain Forest where there are some ancient ruins or set off to explore the Tavoro Waterfall Trail, which takes you past three sets of cascades. The park offers outstanding bird watching as well as fantastic wildlife viewing. Bouma National Heritage Park is also known as the Garden Island because it does receive frequent rainfall and is quite green.
2) Lavena Coastal Walk
The Lavena Coastal Walk is situated on the Coastal Boundary of Bourma National Park and gives the chance to see a mixture of remote beaches, rainforests, and traditional gardens. The Lavena Coastal Walk is a delightful walking/hiking trail on Taveuni’s southeastern coastline passing along the picturesque beaches and rock pools to a hidden waterfall. You can do kayaking or walking which is the main attraction. It is easy to follow the trail on your own; but you should consider taking a local guide to learn more about the trail. The cascading waterfalls are gentle enough for visitors to slide down its rocks and jump into a crystal clear rocky pool.
3) Coral Coast
The extensive bank of offshore coral known as Coral Coast is located along the Queen’s Road between Pacific Harbor and Korotogo. Popular sites and activities on Coral Coast are exploring Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, visiting Tavuni Hill Fort, diving in Beqa Lagoon, Sigatoka Valley near Pacific Harbour, or going on a river cruise in the rugged and beautiful Namosi Highlands. The Coral Coast is also home to Pacific Harbour, which is the adventure capital of Fiji.
4) Fiji Museum
The Fiji Museum is a museum in Suva, located in the capital city’s botanical gardens, Thurston Gardens. Fiji Museum provides an in-depth look at the fascinating history of Fiji islands. The museum presents an extensive archaeological collection dating back more than 3,700 years as well as cultural objects that trace the origins of indigenous islanders for more than 200 years. The museum has several permanent galleries to explore as well as a temporary exhibition space and an art gallery, both of which feature rotating exhibitions of the museum’s large collection and artwork by local artists. Fiji museum provides a rich textual and pictorial proof of how life was in the early years on the islands, and historic items such as broken jewelry, photos etc.
5) Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
Fiji is well known for its cultural and architectural diversity. While getting around in Fiji to witness this diversity, you must visit Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple in Nadi. It is the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere and is composed of three sections dedicated to the deities Murugan, Ganesh, Meenakshi, and Shiva respectively. Visit the temple to admire its traditional Dravidian architecture and intricate carvings of Hindu gods, relax amid its peaceful confines and also you can take part in colorful festivals. In the temple there are lovely wooden statues of the deities, which were brought from India, and the impressive ceiling frescoes, which were created by Indian artisans.
& there are so many more! I am sure, reading about these attractions has evoked a strong urge in you to visit the fantastic Fiji. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bag and start!