Brimming with vibrant coral reefs and peaceful lagoons, Fiji is a dream destination for ocean lovers.  Whether you’re snorkelling with manta rays, surfing epic waves or setting off on a sea-kayaking safari, there’s heaps of fun things to do both on and below the water.


For an extra-special snorkelling experience, there’s swimming with reef sharks near Kuata island in the Yasawa Island or gliding beside majestic manta rays during the season (May to October) in Wakaya, Kadavu and the Yasawa Islands.

Scuba diving

If you’re eager to explore deeper, scuba diving is your ticket to adventure!  Many resorts boast on-site dive shops that offer discovery dives (ideal for newbies) and full dive courses for anyone 10 years and up – making it a fantastic family activity for older kids.  Along with the colourful coral, abundant sea life and great visibility, Fiji is the ultimate destination for scuba diving.

Fun girls surf trip.


With spots ranging from sheltered breaks for newbies through to world-class waves that pro surfers plan entire trips around, Fiji is a true surf paradise.  You’ll probably find seasoned surfers daydreaming about Cloudbreak – a fearsome left reef break that comes alive with a big swell.

If you’re just starting out or want to hone your skills, surf schools like Fiji Surf Co will get you gliding on beginner-friendly breaks in no time.

Waves at cloudbreak


There’s nothing quite like the thrill of reeling in a prize catch.  If you want to try your luck at hooking a big one, game fishing charters specialise in deep water fishing to find you fish like marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, giant trevally and mahimahi. Some fish are ‘catch and release’ only due to sustainable fishing regulations, and some you’ll be able to take back to your resort to have cooked for your lunch or dinner.  Start planning your dream fishing holiday with expert anglers like Immersion Fiji (Savusavu) and Hidden Gem Fiji (Nadi/Mamanuca Islands)

Couple kayaking towards deserted island

Sea kayaking

With 1129 kilometres of coastline, it’s no surprise that sea kayaking is a popular way to explore the country.  For a true off-grid adventure, consider signing up for a sea kayaking safari, where you’ll paddle between remote bays, visit authentic local villages and discover secluded bays and hidden beaches.  Check out Southern Sea Ventures in the Yasawas for self-contained camping sea kayak safaris or go with Tamarillo Active Travel in Kadavu for epic island-hopping itineraries with a mixture of small eco-resorts and village homestays.



Warning…with so many islands and options to explore, it might be hard just picking one.

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