Although Fiji is best known for its white sandy beaches, there are plenty of activities on the land and on the water to keep you busy on your holidays. Whether it's enjoying a round of golf with an ocean background, or diving amongst bull sharks that ticks the box for you, Fiji is a wonderful destination for both getting active and sightseeing.

Things to See & Do in the Fiji Islands

Fiji Islands
Watersports

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From amazing coral reefs for scuba diving and snorkelling to gnarly surfing breaks and kayaking through mangrove forests, Fiji is a water lovers paradise.

  • Scuba Diving
    Soft corals, shark dives and live aborads
  • Surfing
    gnarly reef breaks and dedicated surf resorts

Fiji Islands
Land Activities

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If hiking to a waterfall or a round of golf beside the sea doesn't tire you, then go shopping in the local produce markets or drink yaqona in a traditional Fijian village.

  • Golf Courses
    championship courses with seavies to golf on the beach
  • Village Visits
    organised village trips, protocols and yaqona drinking tips

Fiji Islands
Tours & Cruises

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With over 300 islands Fiji is a fantastic cruise destination. Take a day cruise to an uninhabited sand bar with snorkelling or an overnight cruise exploring more remote regions of Fiji.

Popular Sightseeing Regions

If your're looking to enjoy day tours in Fiji then Nadi and the Coral Coast on the main island of Viti Levu make the best bases for sightseeing. Here, the mounatinous interiors and tropical rainforests beckon with trails to waterfalls, zip-lining and white water rafting. Viti Levu also has a handful of picturesque championship golf courses.On the outer islands, day tours are organised by the resorts as long as they can get enough guests to participate, which normally is the case. Of the outer islands, Taveuni is great for sightseeing tours with beautiful coastal scenery. If you're into history, then head over to Levuka Town, the old capital of Fiji - this historical Fiji tour can be organised from the small island resorts in the Lomaiviti Group (i.e. Toberua or Caqalai) or you can fly to Ovalau for the day from either Nadi or Suva.

The Mamanuca Islands off Nadi are a stunning collection of small islands enclosed in a turquise lagoon with plenty of day cruises from sail boats to snorkelling trips. Overnight cruises venture further north along the Yasawa Islands and are an excellent way to experience traditional Fijian life and soak in the natural beauty of the islands.

Most resorts organise Fijian village visits where you can explore the Fijian way of life, purchase souvenirs from local markets, participate in yaqona ceremonies or watch traditional dance performances. Generally the smaller the resort (hence fewer tourists) and the more remote you are, the more authentic the village experience will be.

Top Regions to Visit

Coral Coast

Nadi Region

Taveuni & Ovalau

Mamanuca Islands

Yasawa Islands

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Our Seven Favourite Day Tours in Fiji

Most of the day tour operations are based on the main island of Viti Levu serving tourists staying between Nadi and the Coral Coast. Most of the island resorts offer guided bush walks and local village visits, all of which are fantastic day tours in Fiji and could easily appear in the list below. Our selection lists only those day tours where you can join on an organised day tour independent on way you are staying.

Seaspray Sailing Cruise, Mamanuca Islands

Head to the outer Mamanuca Islands on board a sailing vessel to visit the island where the movie "Castaway" was filmed, featuring Tom Hanks

Stay at Mana Island Resort

Day Cruise to the Yasawa Islands

Take a scenic journey on board the Yasawa Flyer passenger ferry past twenty islands to Waya or Naviti for snorkelling and hill walks and beachcombing

Stay at Hilton Denarau Island

Navala Village Tour, Viti Levu Interior

Full day tour from Nadi to visit the remote thatch village of Navala with rural sightseeing along the way

Stay at Smugglers Beach Resort

Sigatoka River Valley Tour, Coral Coast

Rich farmland, Indian settlements and Fijian villages - visit the ancient archaeological sight of Tavuni Hill Fort just outside the town of Sigatoka with good walks and lookouts

Stay at Bedarra Inn

Biasevu Waterfall and Caves, Coral Coast

Walk through tropical forests inland from the Coral Coast and visit waterfalls and ancient sites in this beautiful coastal region

Stay at Hideaway Fiji Resort

Navua River Tours, Pacific Harbour

Long boat rides, bamboo rafting, zip-lining through the rainforest and waterfall hikes in the remote highlands of inland from Pacific Harbour.

Stay at Uprising Beach Resort

Pacific Harbour Cultural Centre and Suva City Tour

Theatrical display of Fijian customs including fire-walking, then head to Suva City, the picturesque capital of Fiji set around harbour with a quirky museum and huge local produce market

Stay at The Warwick Resort & Spa

Other Islands:

  • Lavena Guided Hike, Taveuni
  • Take a local bus ride into the Labasa countryside

Fiji Tour Companies

The best base for a sightseeing holiday is from either Nadi or the Coral Coast with plenty of bus tours visiting the major sites, and smaller private vans and river tours taking tourists further into the real Fiji where large vehicles and can't go. There are a couple of large tour operators based in Nadi but we find that the smaller tour operators tend to have a more flexible approach and visit more interesting and less commercial sites. Our preferred providers are Tourist Transfer Fiji (TTF) or you could try the smaller company Pehicle Tours. Another option is the Feejee Experience, a 4-night coach tour circumnavigating Viti Levu and visiting some great sights along the way including river tubing, jungle hikes and visiting a remote Fijian village.