Fiji is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its tropical climate, pristine beaches, and exotic location make it a destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Anyone can have a tropical vacation in places all over the world, but here is where you can find unusual attractions in Fiji to make yours truly unforgettable.
Aqua Trek Shark Encounter
What can get the heart rate up more than scuba diving down 80 feet to an un-caged platform with eight species of sharks and over 300 species of fish swimming around you? The entire excursion lasts around 50 minutes with approximately 20 minutes of bottom time. Dives take place every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Cost is USD $135 per person. Keep in mind that in order to participate in this dive you need to be PADI Deep Water certified. Diving certification classes are available however for an additional fee.
Whitewater Rafting on the Upper Navua River
While whitewater rafting can occur on just about every river in the world how often can you ride a level III surrounded by the rainforest? For USD $220 per person a 17 mile all day excursion is available. Trips run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting at 6:45am and returning between 5 to 6pm.
Rainforest Canopy Zip-Line Tour
In addition to the Shark Encounter, another ultimate experience in Fiji is the rainforest canopy zip-line tour. At USD $80 it is an experience that is extremely affordable. Included in the package are 8 runs ranging from 25 feet to 150 feet in height. The runs are as long as 220 yards with maximum speeds reaching up to 40 miles per hour. There are some restrictions however. Participants must be at least 6 years old. Weight restrictions apply as well as participants must be at least 50 pounds but no more than 300 pounds. Zip-line tours run daily.
Suva Municipal Market
The Suva Municipal Market located on Usher Street at Rodwell Road is the place to experience the true culture of Fiji. Market hours run Monday through Friday from 5am-6pm and Saturday from 5am-1pm. The market is closed on Sunday. An assortment of tropical produce and other delicacies are abundant in the market. Feel free to heckle at the market stalls run by ethnic Indians but avoid the tactic at stalls run by native Fijians.
Tiko’s Floating Restaurant
For an authentic meal at a unique place try Tiko’s Floating Restaurant. Located at Stinson Parade, the restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 12-2pm and 6-10pm. Saturday hours are from 6-10pm. Be sure to check the blackboard for daily specials that are sure to not disappoint.