If you’re planning on taking one of the many Fiji cruises during your next vacation, you should consider stopping by one of the beautiful natural attractions scattered across all the islands. This unique set of islands is filled with unique natural places like caves, rivers and valleys that are perfect for observing the beautiful diversity of nature.
Visitors to Viti Levu will certainly enjoy taking a leisurely tour of the Sigakota river, the longest river on the island. Starting from the mountains in Navosa and meeting the ocean down at the Kulukulu sand dunes, the river has always been a major provider of seafood and freshwater fish for the local inhabitants. Many tour operators provide a nice cruise along the river, usually lasting about half a day. During your cruise, you will see the variety of landscapes in Viti Levu and visit the sparsely populated interior, still filled with wild jungle.
This famous ecological park and wildlife preserve in the heart of Viti Levu has won many international prizes and distinctions. It features a variety of Fiji wildlife such as unique reptiles, bats, birds and fish. You can also see live corals being slowly built and even help feed the sea turtles. The Kula Eco Park is a must for kids as it offers the opportunity to handle the reptiles, but it’s also great for adults!
The ancient caves around the Sigatoka Valley are a must for any visitor coming to the Nadi region. Not only are they beautiful natural formations, but they also served an important historical purpose: to house the Tonga warriors during an anti-colonial rebellion. The fortresses built right out of the stone are grandiose. This is truly one of the best things to see in Fiji!
Another Nadi attraction, the Garden of the Sleeping Giant is a wonderful stop for any budding botanist. Raymond Burr (of Perry Mason fame) started this unique orchid plantation in 1977, right in the heart of Viti Levu, and his legacy remains to this day. This garden houses some unique orchid species (there are more than 2000 today) and has some of the best views of the island!
The Sigakota Sand Dunes appear where the Sigakota river and the ocean meet. The dunes provide some of the most spectacular sceneries in Fiji, and they are also filled with history as this is where a lot of archeological finds were made. It was Fiji’s first national park and is still a major attraction for tourists and locals alike.
There is so much natural beauty in Fiji, but it’s easy to miss if you’re more interested in the beach. So when planning your next stop in a luxury hotel, consider visiting some of these beautiful natural spots for a taste of the natural beauty of the South Pacific.