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10 Cool Things to See and Do in Fiji [Family Fun Guaranteed]

Add one of these awesome experiences to your Fiji bucket list

1. Visit a private island with Captain Cook Cruises in Fiji

Visit Tivua Island with Captain Cook Cruises Fiji
Visit Tivua Island with Captain Cook Cruises Fiji

Take a day trip to explore the beautiful private island, Tivua, with Captain Cook Cruises, being entertained by the friendly staff playing live Fijian tunes en route. Tours depart Denarau Marina aboard the tall ship Ra Marama or luxurious catamaran Fiji One at 10am, or the more leisurely 11.30am. Upon arrival, take part in a traditional welcoming kava ceremony and then spend the day embarking on a range of activities. Or simply relax in a beanbag or in a hammock on the white sandy beach while the kids play. Escorted by a marine biologist, view the colourful underwater world on a guided snorkelling trip over amazing reefs and clam gardens, or stay dry and see the sea life from a glass bottom boat. Go kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding around the island, play volleyball, or join a guided herbal medicine nature walk. 

A complimentary Captain Kids’ Club is available for 90 minutes during the day, with activities such as treasure hunts, sandcastle building and sports. Guests will enjoy a tropical buffet lunch including fish, chicken, sausages, salads and fruit before a coconut husking demonstration, basket weaving, afternoon tea and more music and entertainment on the return journey. 

Captain Cook also offers a range of three to 11-night cruises throughout the Fijian islands in which families can visit remote villages and schools, attend a church service and partake in a traditional sevusevu ceremony, meke and lovo feast. During the school holidays, the ship is often filled with families so kids find they have other children to play with.

Go ahead and book a 3 Night Mamanuca & South Yasawa Island Cruise by Captain Cook Cruises Fiji here!

2. Watch a firedancing extravaganza at at Robinson Crusoe Island Resort

See a firedancing performance at Robinson Crusoe Island
See a firedancing performance at Robinson Crusoe Island

Marvel at a spectacular firedancing performance at Robinson Crusoe Island Resort, off the Coral Coast. Shows are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, with evening performances every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Located on Likuri Island, Robinson Crusoe offers many other memorable cultural experiences in a laidback beachside setting, such as herbal medicine tours and coconut tree climbing demonstrations, as well as watersports like snorkelling and kayaking. Robinson Crusoe’s mainland jetty is located close to Natadola Beach, a 45-minute drive from Nadi. From there it’s a 30-minute cruise down the Tuva River to get to the resort. You can stay in one of 14  Fijian bungalows, known as bures.

Enjoy a Robinson Crusoe Sunset Cruise Tour with Dinner and Show – Book it here!

3. Enjoy a modern cultural performance at Fun Hub Fiji

Adorned in the long lost dance sticks of a village crying out for a hero at Fun Hub Fiji
Adorned in the long lost dance sticks of a village crying out for a hero at Fun Hub Fiji

Enjoy traditional stories being told in modern and innovative ways with Fun Hub Fiji’s evening show, Fiji Untold. Performed by the acclaimed VOU Dance Company, the circus-like spectacle takes place each evening in the 450-seat Big Top Arena, just minutes from Denarau Island in Nadi.  The experience begins with acrobatic displays in the trees as you are led into the foyer, before the story unfolds of a young girl, of chiefly Fijian heritage, who is plunged into a journey of self-discovery that takes her far from home. The brainchild of husband and wife duo Sachiko and Edward Soro, who also founded VOU, Big Top Fiji is the first of five unique arts venues the couple plans to create. Fiji Untold is staged at the Big Top Arena every week Wednesday to Sunday from 8pm to 10pm.

Get your Fiji Untold Show Tickets in Fiji here!

4. Ride the Rails at Ecotrax Fiji!

Ride the rails at Ecotrax Fiji
Ride the rails at Ecotrax Fiji

Jump on a modified electrical bicycle carriage and follow the old sugar railway line past the stunning scenery of the Coral Coast on a tour with Ecotrax Fiji. The guided journey begins with a safety briefing and history talk before taking you past beautiful beaches, rivers, rainforests, mangroves, fields and villages, with lots of animals and friendly locals along the way. The electric function means you can pedal or not, depending how much energy you want to use. Stop to swim in clear turquoise water, snack on fresh fruit and sip on coconut drinks while lying back on an inflatable couch, before the return trip.

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5. Enjoy a half day tour with Sigatoka River Safari

A family on a Sigatoka River Safari
A family on a Sigatoka River Safari

Take a thrilling jetboat ride and visit a traditional Fijian village to get an authentic taste of local life on an award-winning half day tour with Sigatoka River Safari. The tour includes a super fun ride aboard a custom-built safari jet boat down the river, which runs from the hills of the Navosa Province down to the sand dunes in Kulukulu, on the Coral Coast. After donning life jackets and a safety briefing you will board the boat and hear about the history of the region, including its cannibal past! Children from villages that line the river wave as you cruise past. After a warm welcome at the village you will visit the chief’s bure, or community hall, and take part in a kava ceremony, before a tour of the village and a traditional lunch, including fresh tropical fruit, followed by Fijian singing and dancing. Sigatoka River Safari visits a different village every day in an attempt to minimise the impact of tourism on the lifestyle in this remote part of the world.

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6. Visit Kula Wild Adventure Park

Children with a Fijian crested iguana at Kula WILD Adventure Park
Children with a Fijian crested iguana at Kula WILD Adventure Park

Meet beautiful bright green Fijian crested iguanas and other cute critters, including parrots and turtles, at Kula WILD Adventure Park. You can also frolic on waterslides and soar above the rainforest on the zipline, plus there’s a splash pool for kiddies with water shooting from different directions and spilling from a dump bucket.

Purchase your Kula Wild Adventure Park Admission tickets today!

7. Enjoy an amazing guided snorkelling tour from the Coral Coast to the Yasawa Islands

Meet the marine life snorkelling in Fiji
Meet the marine life snorkelling in Fiji

Explore Fiji’s incredible underwater world on a tour with Reef Safari, which operates throughout the west of Fiji, from the Coral Coast to the Mamanuca Islands, all the way up to the Yasawas. Learn how the reef was formed and how coral feeds, grows and breeds and see a range of tropical fish going about their daily business. If you’re new to snorkelling, then a snorkel safari is also a terrific way to ease a few of those first-time nerves, with guides happy to hold first-timers’ hands.

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8. Visit a cultural village in Fiji and watch a fire-walking performance

See firewalkers in action
See fire walkers in action

See fire walkers from Beqa Island scramble over hot stones at the Pacific Harbour Arts Village, near Suva. The cultural village also gives visitors the chance to interact with locals in a friendly environment and learn about their arts and customs, with traditional Fijian dances called meke and  re-enactments of ancient Fijian legends. Fire walking performances are held from Wednesday to Saturday.

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9. Go ziplining near Nadi

Go ziplining
Go ziplining

Soar through the air and explore rainforests, canyons and caves with Zip Fiji’s newest zipline. Located just 35 minutes’ from Nadi, 16 ziplines take thrillseekers on a 5km adventure covering three eco-systems. The upper part of the mountain is abundant with old growth vesi trees, which are used to make the bowls for kava ceremonies. Then transition to the lower section of the mountain, which is filled with raintrees, before enjoying lunch in a limestone cave. The company has a second location at Pacific Harbour where you can experience a 2km ride on eight ziplines above the canopy and the Wainadoi River Valley. Each platform has a unique Fijian name inspired by the view.

Book your Zipline and Cave Tour in Nadi, Fiji

10. Get covered in mud at Sabeto Hot Springs

Get yourself covered in mud as much as you can at Sabeto Mud Pools
Get yourself covered in mud as much as you can at Sabeto Mud Pools

Forget the resort pool – cake yourself in mud before soaking in the three hot springs, which range from comfortably warm to so hot you can boil an egg in them, at Sabeto Mud Pools. Located halfway between Nadi and Lautoka, the rustic attraction in the lush Sabeto Valley is administered by residents of a nearby village. It will make a great family holiday snap for Facebook or Instagram!

Book now the amazing Therapeutic Mud Pools and Garden Tour in Fiji

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