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Published on February 19th, 2017 | by adventuremag

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FIJI –something for everyone

Fiji is known for its beaches, palm trees, pools and cocktails a place to relax take it easy and enjoy the sun. But it’s less known for its great adventure destination. Mountain biking, fishing, diving, rafting (yes rafting!) surfing.  Fiji is a great location for reef snorkelling, and windsurfing, or you can fish, swim with the sharks, or go kayaking in fact you can pretty much do whatever you want somewhere in Fiji someone will be catering for it.

If you’re keen to stay on dry land, Fiji offers breath-taking hikes through its lush, tropical forests. Fiji has a range of national parks, offering everything from rainforest-covered trails to sand dunes and waterfalls. In 2002 the international Eco-Challenge was held here, attracting athletes who raced through 500 kilometres of Fiji’s roughest but most impressive terrain.

A must do full day trip is the North Navua River trip, the opposite of what you expect on an island holiday, you go up into the inner mountains on the main island of Viti levu, places where even vehicles cannot go, and raft all the way down, stopping at waterfalls, villages, spectacular scenery.

Another must do is out to Cloud 9, a floating platform with a pizza oven and bar on the side of the reef.  By the famous Fiji surf break called Cloud Break .The best way to get there is by Jetskis safari but your time on the platform is very short. For a more leisurely day hire your own boat or board the Excitor boat that leaves at 10 am and comes back at 3 pm.  Fun, music, great snorkelling, gorgeous blue water.

Taste Fiji is by far a favourite to dine in when on the mainland, located at Namaka, Lee and Louise use the best of local produce and produce sensational meals.

Cafe O, located at The Palms in Denerau and on the main road in Martintar.  Best breakfast option is the Hot Pancakes with banana, they are so light, but they won’t tell you the secret.  Salads and savoury options are superb, my favourite being the salad selection.

Chantara at the Radison Blu serves a wonderful a la carte breakfast with quirky options to suit everyone even the most health conscious and at night this turns into the best Thai restaurant on Denerau.

Unlike a lot of the South Pacific Fiji has been catering for tourism for some time and their infrastructure to get you where you want and to do what you want is well developed from hikes not helicopter, from feeding sharks to rafting rivers if you seek it in Fiji the chances are you will find it .

 




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