Stretching 194,000 kilometers, Fiji is an archipelago made up of 330 islands of unspoiled beaches, volcanic mountains and tropical rainforests. The island was formed out of volcanic activity approximately 150 million years ago.
The inspiration behind Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe or Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travel, the spiked mountains rising from the sea floor and the wild song birds are just some of Fiji’s natural wonders that is waiting to be explored. Here is a glimpse of some of the island’s natural beauty that would make a trip truly worthwhile.
Korovanitu National Heritage Park
This national park is a hiker’s paradise. A half hour drive from Nadi International Airport on Viti Levu, Korovanitu National Heritage Park boasts of a lush forest with grasslands, archaeological sites, and six self sufficient villages which is part of a current conservation project. There are several hiking spots in the park including a guided hike to Mount Batilamu which takes five hours to complete. A view of the sunrise from the mountain can be a breathtaking scene.
Bouma National Park
Hiking and bird watching is what you can look forward to at the Bouma National Park. It is also the site of the Waitabu Marine Protected Area which is an ideal place to visit for snorkelers and ocean lovers as well. From the Lavena Coastal Walk and Lodge, a three hour walk along the stunning white beach awaits guests. The long walk culminates in a stunning double waterfall and natural pool. The series of waterfalls emanates from a crater lake at the top of the island where the endemic Tagimoucia flower can be found.
Mamanuca Islands is where Tom Hanks shot his hit movie Castaway. Boasting of its natural scenery, guests can indulge in a plethora of water activities such as diving, boat snorkelling, surfing, sea kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing as well as island trekking, beach combing, and dolphin watching.
The Sawa-I-Lau Caves are a series of limestone caves that will surely captivate tourists. Located on the remote island of Yasawa in Fiji’s Blue Lagoon, a guide will take you to the first cavern which maybe enough for some. However, the adventurous ones can take a plunge into an underwater tunnel and will surface in the second cavern.
With its temperate tropical climate, the island of Fiji is a haven of natural wonders such as untouched reefs, mountain ranges, and sandy beaches that will surely captivate every tourist.