Consisting of some 300 islands and 540 islets scattered over about a million square miles, it is not surprising that Fiji has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Fiji is the product of volcanic mountains and warm tropical waters, and its majestic coasts and diverse coral reefs attract tourists from all corners of the globe.
The Nadi Corridor
To the western side of Fiji’s main island Viti Levu, lies the Nadi Corridor, stretching from Vuda Point to Natadola. This area is known for its verdant countryside and the beaches, while the mountainous Nausori Highlands to the east forms an amazing contrast. Here, you will find spas, restaurants and lots of shops selling handicrafts. The beaches are relatively less crowded and offer an undisturbed and relaxing break.
This place has one of the largest coral reefs in the world and has many white, sandy beaches. The Coral Coast connects Natadola in the western part of Viti Levu to Waidroka Bay in the east. If you take a ride along Queens Highway you will be dazzled by the incredible landscape of local villages, fields of swaying sugarcane and hillsides green with lush vegetation. Lying on the beach, you can look at this stunning landscape; the coral reefs in the blue Pacific and the surrounding greenery.
A 350-hectare Island, Nananu-i-ra Island has lovely beaches, mangrove forests and towering hills. The place is ideal for some serious water sports. The island, though a bit isolated, can be easily accessed from the mainland by boat and provides a unique experience.
Lavena Coastal Walk
If snorkelling and swimming is your idea of bliss, then the Lavena Coastal Walk should definitely be a part of your Fijian itinerary. Lavena Village is located northeast of Taveuni, which is Fiji’s third largest island. The coastal walk is around the edge of the forest and ends at the beautiful Wainibau Falls. A fee is required to enter the park and to go on the 5 kilometer walk.
This island group is best known among Fiji’s many islands. The arc-shaped group of islands lies inside the lagoon formed by the Malolo Barrier Reef and Viti Levu and has ideal conditions for scuba diving, boating, swimming and snorkeling. Diving is an amazing experience among the colorful reefs, large fish and harmless sharks.
The Yasawa Islands lying around 35 kilometers off the west coast of Viti Levu are bright and sunny, with lovely beaches. A group of 16 islands, the Yasawas are a blend of shimmering beaches, rainforests and towering volcanic hills. The islands provide all the popular water sports, while for those who are less active, the sun and sand are enchanting enough to while away the hours. There are visits to nearby villages, with local cuisine to enjoy and traditional hospitality. A visit to the Yasawa Islands would give you a feel of the genuine Fijian experience, with the tranquillity, beauty and charm of the place, together with the warm friendliness of the local people.