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5 Reasons To Add Fiji To Your Travel Bucket List
1. Go Deep Sea Diving
Ever heard of the Great Astrolabe Reef? This historic underwater eco-landmark is the world’s fourth-largest barrier reef and spans across the sparsely populated southern Fijian island of Kadavu. Ideal for snorkeling, the reef’s coral gardens are populated with sea creatures of all shapes and sizes, such as manta rays and turtles. Another gem of a dive spot is the Great Sea Reef, also known as Cakaulevu. This reef is located off the northern island of Vanua Levu and is frequented by green turtles and spinner dolphins.
2. Explore River and Cave Safaris
Jump on a jet boat and cruise through the crystal clear ocean waves on a cultural adventure that is rich in marine treasures and unspoiled landscapes. A 15-kilometer journey up the Sigatoka Valley to visit one of 15 Fijian villages is a perfect way to learn of local customs and legends on the Sigatoka River safari. Once there visitors can partake in a local kava ceremony at the village chief’s bure, which is usually followed with a traditional Fijian lunch and entertainment from villagers.
Need a nanny to take care of the kids whilst you relax in your sea view surroundings? Fijian are renowned for their tender caring of kids and the majority of hotel chains and resorts will cater to them without costing an arm and a leg. Some of the best known kid-friendly hotels include Outrigger on the Lagoon, which staff approximately 30 mei-meis (nannies). Many visitors with young children spend time in the region of Yanuca Island, Coral Coast, and Plantation Island. shangri-la.com due to their facilities for all the family. Going away with kids no longer has to be a chore when you have help at hand.
4. Walk On Fire
Don’t be put off by the thought of fire walking, it’s not as dangerous as you may think. The Fijians have been mastering this traditional art for years which is a cornerstone of the many ceremonial rituals that take place in local villagers. Tourists are welcome to try walking over the hot stones and charcoal at shows taking place across the country or in selected temples.
5. Tropical spas
You have direct access to one of the few award-winning spa sanctuary’s in the South Pacific in Bebe Spa Sanctuary. This natural Lagoon is built high on a hilltop and overlooks the main island’s Coral Coast, a paradise landmark in itself. Enjoying a spa treatment can involve a warm sea massage, or skin exfoliation, which are common therapy techniques that are known to relax, revive, and rejuvenate the body. This comes in handy if you have been overworked or succumbed to the stresses of everyday life and are in need of some certain South Pacific pampering.
This article was supplied by Naisoso Island Resort Villas, a specialist in high-class accommodation within Naisoso in Fiji. For more information on all aspects of travelling to Fiji or booking a stay, or learning more about the local culture visit their website today.