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From Snorkelling To Sunsets, Here’s How To Nail A Dreamy Fijian Escape

By Jaiden Bhaga
22nd Mar 2021

From Snorkelling To Sunsets, Here’s How To Nail A Dreamy Fijian Escape

With the cooler months on the horizon and the hope of opening borders keeping us going, you're not alone if you’ve found yourself daydreaming of a tropical vacation to Fiji.

Fiji can’t wait to share their Bula Spirit and we are here to help you plan the ultimate week-long escape. From snorkelling with manta rays to soaking up sunsets on a private island, here’s everything you need to tick off when the travel bubble drops.

Initiate Holiday Mode

A hop, skip and a ‘Bula’ from Nadi airport, Denarau Island is the perfect spot to kick-off the week ahead. Check into one of the nine stunning hotels and resorts in time for happy hour and settle into island time with a pamper at your nearest luxury spa. 

Relax and refreshed, enjoy happy hour at the adults only pool where you can savour the cotton candy sunset.

Poolside at McLennan Sofitel Fiji

Say ‘Bula’ To A Beach Club

Embark across crystal clear waters to Malamala Beach Club and secure your very own beachside cabana. Here, you can stretch out on a daybed with a cocktail in hand, courtesy of the boujee butler service. Dip into the infinity pool and jam to the resident DJ. Polish off the day with dinner under the stars to the beats from a live band back at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa’s nightclub Republik.

Malamala Beach Club

Lean Into Beats And Eats 

For endless good times look no further than Cloud 9. Living up to its reputation as a floating paradise, the two-level pontoon is complete with DJs on deck and a fully stocked bar. From here take off on a jet ski tour through the surrounding islands, visiting the untouched Monuriki Island.

For the avid foodie, embark on a food safari with Nanuku Auberge Resort, where you will spend the day at a local market and nearby farm  cooking alongside chef-warriors. Here you’ll learn traditional cooking techniques to create mouthwatering traditional Fijian dishes. 

Cloud 9 Strap On Your Snorkel 

Start the day right and rebalance with a session of sunrise yoga at Kama Yoga on your nearest beach before heading to the Yasawa Islands with Awesome Adventures to snorkel with majestic manta rays. This is one of the few places in the world where you can tick this off your bucket list, so be sure not to miss it.

But don’t stop there, have your cameras at the ready and visit the other-worldly Sawa-i-Lau caves. Utterly magical and totally ‘grammable, the two limestone caverns come alive when naturally illuminated putting on a dazzling display of turquoise hues.

A woman sitting on a platform in the middle of the Sawa-i-Lau Caves

Gear Up For Adventure

Often referred to as Viti Levu’s best-kept secret, the stunning Suncoast is well worth the drive. Dive deep into the Bligh Water sites to see a whole new underwater world of vibrant tropical fish, and soft corals. Or, book a guide for a trekking adventure with Talanoa Treks through native rainforests, past awe-inspiring waterfalls and up Mt. Tomanivi. 

A group trekking past a waterfall in Koroyanitu National Park

Sip On A Cup Of Culture

Head to the heart of Bula culture on a day tour to untouched Fiji with Sigatoka River Safaris. Hop aboard their jet boat captained by one of the locals as you zip through Fiji’s interior and learn first-hand about Fijian life, traditions and culture.

Visitors sitting in Navala Village

Smile Because It Happened 

Enriched, refreshed and relaxed, before your time in the heart of the South Pacific draws to a close, farewell your Fiji dream vacay in style and throw on your shades one last time for a picnic on a surrounding private island. They say Fiji is the place happiness finds you, and after this week, you’ll know just what they mean.

Couple enjoying a private picnic at Royal Davui

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Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Tourism Fiji and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

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