With over 300 islands in the Fijian archipelago, there’s plenty of barefoot luxury to go around in this South Pacific paradise. Away from the two major islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, there are hundreds of smaller islands and over 500 islets, covered in lush tropical jungle and palm-fringed shores. Discover islands still uninhabited by humans, snorkel a rainbow of soft corals, laze on white sand beaches, catch a wave at a top surf break, or try an eco-tourism activity.
Fiji is known for its exclusive resorts and luxurious private islands, but what makes for a memorable holiday here is the exhilarating activities just outside your beach villa. Adrenaline junkies will adore the diving, snorkelling, surfing and kayaking. Inland, there’s white water rafting, skydiving from a light aircraft or bouncing through rugged jungle terrain in a buggy. Nature lovers can explore rainforests, mangrove forests, river gorges, waterfalls and cool swimming holes, and spot birdlife, reptiles and rare endemic species.
Over 200 marine parks are home to a huge array of marine life, including five of the world’s seven sea turtles and pods of spinner dolphins. From June to October, majestic humpback whales frolic through these waters creating a true natural spectacle.
Visit local villages to learn about the blend of Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, Indian, Chinese and European influences that make up the Fijian culture. Or experience sustainable eco-tourism at Laucala Island, where flawless service, unlimited personal attention and pure luxury make for an unforgettable stay.