Things To Do
Water lovers can spend more time in the blue stuff than out of it at Pacific Harbour. Strap on a scuba tank to look into the steely eyes of the inhabitants of the aptly-named Shark Reef, or snorkel through the kaleidoscopic colours of Bequ Lagoon’s soft coral. Tube – or float on a traditional bilibili raft – down Navua River through rainforest-filled gorges. And for adrenalin pumping fun, join a whitewater rafting tour and hit the rapids.
The Pearl Golf and Country Club – one of Fiji’s most famous – lies at the heart of Pacific Harbour, offering 18 challenging holes dotted through rainforest and rivers. Soar over the forest floor on a zip line, or chase down wahoo, blue marlin, and yellow-fin tuna with a spot of fishing in the Pacific’s deep waters. Most resorts have their own specialised boats and experts who’ll help you land your catch.
Get a taste of Fijian flavours and learn to make the local dish of kokoda in a cooking class. Try a herbs and spices tour, foraging for the plants used in traditional medicines and dishes. Or turn up the heat and prepare to be wowed by fire-walking warriors in a ceremony said to have originated on nearby Beqa Island. For a little more hustle and bustle, Fiji’s capital, Suva, is just a short hop up the coast.