Visitors from all over the world travel to Fiji to experience the soft, warm sands and the aquamarine waters right outside the resorts. The Republic of Fiji has more than three hundred islands and is referred to as the “Pearl of the Pacific because of its dynamic underwater coral, clear turquoise waters and a huge space of tropical jungle.

Travelers who’ve been to this place before will tell you it is truly the friendliest place in the world. My good friend comes here every year. He loves it. He’s got a great towing business in southern Alabama. Apart from the idyllic landscapes and beaches, the people here make Fiji so enchanting. You can either scuba dive near Taveuni, snorkel in the Yasawas, or go partying in the Mamanucas. Explore the orchids at the Garden of the Sleeping Giant or the arts and portraits at a history museum. Here are some of the things you must do in Fiji:

  • Fiji Museum

If you want to understand the history of the archipelago you must then visit the Fiji Museum. The Museum showcases different kinds of artwork, shell jewelry, and cannibal forks and has artifacts spanning 3,700 years. The museum is located in the town of Suva on Viti Levu.

  • Mamanucas Islands

Mamanucas can be accessed using a ferry from Port Denarau. It is made up of about twenty islands which offer visitors everything from bumping bars on Mana islands to secluded resort on Navini Island. Travelers enjoy the beauty in this place and appreciate the water sports activities. You can do everything from diving to surfing to snorkeling.

  • Sigatoka River Safari

You can’t miss the jet-boat safaris that explore the Sigatoka River, the longest river on Viti Levu Island. Sigatoka is a freshwater river with clear waters with great visibility. You can, therefore, enjoy great views of the marine life swimming including mussels. Prawns, eels, and other fish. On the other end is the “salad bowl” or the Sigatoka valley where you can spend time with the native life enjoying traditional foods.

  • The Fire-walking Ceremony

Fire-walking shows are usually held at most of the resorts in Fiji. You’ll be amazed to see how men stroll across fire without getting burned. The origins of the practice is believed to have been from Beqa Island. According to the locals, a spirit god known as Tui Namoliwai allowed these people to have the ability of walking on scalding stones.

  • Bouma National Heritage Park

Explore the wide variety of Fiji’s natural beauty at the Bouma National Heritage Park. There is much to explore from mountain ridges to the topical vegetation to volcanic peaks to cliffs that overlook the sea. Hike through the paved and unpaved trails in the park as you enjoy great views of the Vidawa Rinforest, Tavoro waterfalls, and Lavena Coast.

  • South Sea Islands

The South Sea Islands feature sandy beaches lined up with palm trees, dynamic coral reefs, and crystalline waters that are a must see. Activities to expect here include sailing, scuba, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and even a massage.


There is no better place to smell and taste the spices in a salt fish pate or watch moko jumbie dancing at a carnival parade than the U.S Virgin Islands. The U.S Virgin Islands comprises of three Islands namely St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. So, the choice is all yours: either visit one of the three or better yet, divide your time on all of them. If you want to make the most of your vacation spending a little time on all the three islands would be the best option.

Each of the three islands has its own uniqueness and attractions. St. Thomas receives most visitors and is the most commercialized. It is a leading cruise-ship stops and is known for luxury-upmarket shops, high-end storefronts along Main Street, mega-yachts, and attractions such as the Coral World Ocean Park. Magens Bay is the best and busiest beach in St. Thomas.

If you live nature or planning to go for your honeymoon, St. John is the perfect destination. This island is dominated by a national park and features some of the most picturesque and well maintained beaches in the Caribbean region. Snorkeling lovers can head to the scenic Trunk Bay just off the beach. St. John has more to offer from hotels and villas to camping opportunities. St. Croix receives a very small number of visitors but it’s the most peaceful of them all. It has rum distilleries, sugarcane plantations, and ruins and houses that provide a historical background about the Virgin Islands.

Sailing to St. Thomas and St. John is best between November and May. The peak season in these islands is experienced during the winter months (December to March). That’s when a good friend of mine from Scottsdale Tow Truck Company usually makes his yearly trip down, since that’s also his slow season for towing in Arizona. However, the best time to travel to the U.S Virgin Islands is between April and June. Very little rainfall is experienced during this time and the weather is mild.

Some of the key events you don’t want to miss include St. Thomas International Tegatta in March, St. Thomas Carnival (April to May), St. John Carnival (Late June to July), St. Croix Carnival (Late December to January) and St. Croix Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival in July.