Day dreams of the South Pacific Ocean immediately conjure up idyllic visions of tropical islands, turquoise seas and palm trees. A trip to Fiji can turn those dreams into reality. It really is one of the best places in the world to escape, relax and rejuvenate. It goes without saying that an island holiday here is a must tick bucket list experience. Whether you’re seeking adventure, romance or simply want to unplug from the pressures of modern living you’re bound to find your slice of paradise.
The term ‘Fiji Time’ should probably replace the actual dictionary definition of ‘mellow’. The people and lifestyle here are very laid back. Like, find a hammock and stay there laid back. Like, take a post swim siesta and only rise for happy hour laid back. Fijian’s take the art of chilling to a whole new level. Everyone is smiling and genuinely enjoying their lives. Island style is swimsuits, sarongs, board shorts and thongs. Island life is fresh seafood, traditional banquet feasts and all the tropical fruit snacks in-between. So, if you’re seeking time out then have no doubt, Fiji is one of the best places to visit in the world for that.
Fiji’s Pacific Harbour region on the main island Vitu Levu is fast becoming the countries ‘adventure tourism’ zone. Offering a wide variety of activities to get your heart racing, from surfing and shark feeding to four-wheel-drive tours. There’s gentle hikes to beautiful waterfalls in the surrounding rainforest too. You can also take part in unique river and sea kayaking trips that are great for experienced veterans or first-time novices. Ziplining through the forest canopy is a highlight as is the adrenaline-charged jet-ski safaris around nearby Beqa Island (home of the original Fijian Firewalkers).
Tip; Add an eco-slant to your adventure trip and hop on a ‘Jet Boat & Village Safari’ full or half day tour. It’s an excellent way to explore the stunning Sigatoka River region.
Water temperatures in Fiji are always balmy and inviting. Ocean visibility within the Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups is ideal for a world class dive and/or snorkel adventure. There’s a multitude of marine reservations throughout the Fijian archipelago teeming with a myriad of sea life such as pelagic fish species, sea turtles, dolphins, reef sharks and Manta Ray to name but a few. Further north, the island of Tavenui is a popular destination for avid divers too. Fiji is renown as the soft coral capital of the world. Thus, you can expect to see a host of vibrant coral colours during your underwater explorations.
The surfing within the Mamanuca Island group is also a massive drawcard for international visitors to Fiji. With some of the planet’s premier waves such as Cloudbreak, Wilkes Pass and Restaurants being just a short, scenic boat ride away from your island home.
There’s plenty of ‘island hopping’ day tours on offer in Fiji and this is a terrific way to discover the many water wonderlands abound. Make sure you have your camera handy because you’ll want to capture the moment more than once before you reluctantly return home. No doubt armed with a full photo gallery of evidence that Fiji reigns supreme as the best place to travel in the world.
Home Away From Home
Looking for somewhere exotic, luxurious and full of Fijian charm to holiday? Well search no more. Your South-Pacific Ocean oasis awaits you here at Tropica Island Resort. Located within the pristine Mamanuca Islands is where you’ll find our secluded ‘adult’s only’ haven.
Tropica features boutique beachfront accommodation, calm seas and fantastic cuisine. Our location is easily accessible from the mainland via a boat transfer. Seaplane and helicopter arrivals are also suitable. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by Tropica’s wonderful staff, who truly are the heart and soul of this luxe establishment. Take time out at our indulgent day spa, scuba dive the surrounding marine park or simply unwind with your lover and discover the essence of ‘Fiji Time’.
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