February 10, 2020
As a tropical island nestled in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji invokes images of beautiful white sand beaches, corals and a wide range of flora and fauna, making it a perfect beach destination for a quiet break. But the 300 island nation is much more than that. Apart from the beaches, corals and wildlife, Fiji is quickly making a name for itself as an emerging destination for adventure sports. From snorkelling with sharks to island hopping in a super-fast jet ski, Fiji has a lot to offer for the adrenaline junkie, both on and off the beaches. Here is a list of 5 adventure led activities every adrenaline junkie must try:
1. Snorkel With Majestic Manta Rays
Fiji is one of the few places in the world where people can snorkel with Manta Rays. These graceful creatures of the deep blue sea can reach up to a 6 metre wingspan. Expect to see large numbers of these gentle beauties on your dedicated Manta Ray snorkel journey. The beautiful Yasawa Islands are lucky enough to have plenty of Manta Rays annually visit between May and October. Guests on guided snorkel tours have a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the schools of manta ray that frequent this exotic island chain.
2. Underwater Diving For Corals
Fiji is known as the soft coral capital of the world and it is the biggest attraction for tourists. The tidal currents and consistently warm waters make Fiji the perfect place for soft corals to thrive and there are a lot of options to see from coral gardens, walls, pinnacles, wrecks and caves. Some of the world’s longest barrier reefs can be found here; the Great Sea Reef, Great Astrolabe Reef and multiple world class dive sites like Grand Central Station, Nigali Passage and the Great White Wall. These amazing reef structures provide fantastic habitat to diverse marine life making it easy to have an amazing experience for both family and friends.
3. Zip Lining
Fiji’s latest attraction, zip lining, is an unprecedented adventure of 5km of zip lines woven into truly spectacular wildness settings of caves, canyons and mountaintops. Soaring higher, faster and longer than ever before, these 16 giant zip lines offer jaw-dropping speeds. A sure hit with all adventure seekers.
4. High Speed Island Hopping
A huge hit among thrill seekers in Fiji is to take a high speed jet ski ride through the Mamanuca Islands. Visitors can take a short trip or a long four hour jet ski safari where they can witness the diversity Fiji has to offer. The presence of guides and supervisors make this adventure a safe yet immensely memorable experience for anyone – be it an amateur or a seasoned jet ski driver.
5. River Tubing
River tubing is a must-have experience that is bound to give an adrenaline rush. People ride rubber tubes according to the current of the river. Just like all other activities, river tubing is heavily monitored by guides who use all kinds of precautionary measures and this makes it completely safe for children and adult alike. Visitors are made to get an inner tube and embark on a wild adventure down the Navua river. With the current at their back, there’s barely any paddling involved so one can sit back and enjoy the bumpy bits while they float past some spectacular waterfalls and pristine rainforest. To give a break from the exhilaration, there’s a brief stopover at a riverside village, waterfall swim and a delicious picnic to look forward to.
These are some of the few activities one can enjoy. Fiji is full of diversity both in its wildlife and the activities for its visitors. The adventures one can have will surely leave a long lasting impression in their minds.