Five Ways to Take the Road Less Travelled in Fiji

By Astral Sligo

Think of Fiji and you may think of lazing on a poolside sun lounger or on a white sand beach. Fiji’s 333 islands are the epitome of a South Pacific paradise, with sunshine, palm-lined beaches and sparkling lagoons fringed with coral reefs. But there is more to explore in Fiji than just the resort life. Here’s our top five suggestions of how to get the most of your Fiji experience.

1. Firewalking – now there’s a path less travelled! And for good reason! But if you want to witness a demonstration as well as an extravaganza of performance stunts, singing, music, dancing, costumes, storytelling and legends, then visit The Arts Village. Make sure you find out the story behind the ‘power over fire’ that enables the firewalkers to perform this feat.

2. Go off-road on a 4-WD safari and discover the only traditional thatched roof bure village remaining in Fiji.

3. Get an eyeful – or a sky-full – of perspective
in seventy seconds freefall above Fiji. The photos of your skydive over beautiful Plantation Island will be like none other. In the six minutes it takes your parachute to drift down, you can check out the lay of the land before your vertical journey gently ends on a white sand beach.

4. Take the river road upstream with Fiji's multiple award-winning Sigatoka River Safari is a half-day eco/cultural adventure into the heart and soul of Fiji. Eat authentic Fijian food, participate in a sevusevu (Kava ceremony) and really get to see the lush Fijian flora and fauna.

5. Get a glimpse of the underwater highways and byways by getting in some world-class diving, or hitch a ride on some surfable waves.

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