A vacation to the South Pacific Paradise of the Fiji Islands is a dream holiday in itself to most people. However, spending your whole trip at one or two resorts limits you as to how much of the beautiful Fijian landscape you can enjoy. Check out these 4 ideas of things you do away from the resort to make your trip to Fiji more magical.

A Trip to Sawa-i-lau Caves

No holiday in Fiji is complete without a trip to the Sawa-i-lau caves in the Yasawa island chain. Known locally as the Heart of Yasawa, these magnificent limestone caves are said to be the resting place of a Fijian god. If you are going to the Sawa-i-lau caves, don’t forget to bring some swim wear because you can’t just walk into these caves. The entrance to the caves is in the water, and you have to swim into them.

Going Swimming in The Blue Lagoon

make your Fiji vacation betterIn 1980, the motion picture “The Blue Lagoon” starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins was released. This teenage coming of age film about a couple “freed from society’s restraints and allowed to find true love on an island paradise” has brewed in the subconscious of many a young romantic in the years since it was released.

You will be happy to learn that the island that the films hero’s were stranded on is none other the Turtle Island in Fiji’s Yasawa Island Chain. Turtle Island is home to a luxury resort, and sits on the actual Blue Lagoon. If you or your loved one has ever wondered what it would have been like to have been stranded on that island like the films castaways, then you need to make a stop at Turtle Island, and go for a swim in the real Blue Lagoon.

Spending the Afternoon on a Desert Island

Of course, the Turtle Island is no longer an uninhabited island. But when only 110 islands of Fijis 330 islands and over 500 islets are actually inhabited year round, finding a desert island to spend the afternoon on isn’t as hard as it may seem.

What could be romantic then spending the afternoon with the person you love on an island in the south pacific with absolutely no one else on it. I am sure the two of you can think of plenty to do together.

Take a Shopping Trip to Nadi

The resorts in Fiji’s islands truly are the ultimate paradise. A vacation destination like no other. However, most of them are not equipped with the type of shopping experiences most people expect while on vacation. When you return from your vacation to Fiji, We are sure your friends and family will all be wondering “what did you bring me from Fiji?”. Unless you think sea shells and photos will satisfy them, you might want to spend a day back on the main island of Viti Levu at one of the tourist friendly shopping districts in Nadi.

Getting Around in Fiji

how-to make your Fiji vacation betterFiji’s best resorts are all on island that aren’t exactly walking distance to each other. You can’t rent a car and drive there either. So what is someone to do if they want to get away from their resort for a day or two? Turtle Airways offers Day Trips, Scenic Flights and resort transfers between the big island of Viti Levu (where the international airport is located) and any of the islands in the Mamanuca and Yasawa island chains. If you are staying at one of those resorts, contact Turtle Airways to set up a remarkable excursion that will take your Fiji vacation to the next level.