Many are attracted to holidays on the South Pacific islands of Fiji because of their beautiful sunkissed beaches. Fiji also has possibly the best soft coral in the world, so is a great place to go snorkeling. For trips out you can take a train along the Coral Coast or go on a river boat safari. Those who want to explore the local cultural heritage can visit a renowned Hindu temple or an ancient fort.
The Coral Coast stretches for 80 kilometres along the south west of Viti Levu, the largest island of Fiji. As well as enjoying the beaches and snorkeling to see the tropical fish on the off-shore reef, tourists can visit and even stay overnight in traditional Fijian villages. Travel slowly on the picturesque Coral Coast Railway through lush vegetation to Sigatoka, where you can buy fresh mangoes and pineapples in the vibrant market.
Not far inland from Sigatoka is Tavuni Hill Fort and also the Kula Eco Park, a great family attraction with its diverse birds and iguanas. A jet boat safari trip up the Sigatoka River is a holiday highlight for many tourists, combining natural sights with a Fijian village welcome, complete with a kava ceremony at which you have the chance to taste the iconic drink of the Pacific Ocean cultures. The more adventurous can go river rafting on the Upper Navua River in the remote rainforest interior of Viti Levu, where there are spectacular waterfalls and challenging rapids.
Places to visit in the Nadi region
Nadi, on the western side of Viti Lev, has many attractions for the visitor to Fiji. Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple is the largest Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere. This is a modern building, but built in a traditional style. In this region you can also visit The Garden of the Sleeping Giant with its huge collection of orchids, and relax in a mud bath at Sabeto Hot Springs. If you want to be more active, sign up on a fishing charter from Denarau. The list of Fijian attractions just goes on and on!
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