For many people, a vacation to the tropical island paradise of Fiji is a time of relaxing. Laying out on the beach, or in a hammock, drinking tropical drinks, and relaxing to the sounds of nature in a pure and untouched environment. But Fiji can be so much more. If you know what to plan for, you can have a truly experience driven vacation in Fiji.

visit the Sawa-i-lau caves on your adventure driven vacationDive the Sawa-i-lau Caves

There are few places in the world as majestic as the Sawa-i-lau caves. Known locally as “The Heart of Yasawa”, this cave system, said to be the resting place of the Fijian god Ulutini, is only accessible by water. But trust us, the swim is worth it. These ancient limestone caverns were formed are filled with mystery and legend. One legend says that an Fijian Chief once hid his betrothed here and swam in bringing her food every day until the two could escape to another island together where they lived happily ever after.

Swim with Mantarays or Sharks

Scuba diving and snorkeling are both incredible ways to enjoy the lagoons and waters around Fiji. The plethora of sea life inhabiting the soft coral reefs paints a picture in front of you that seems to come from a story book or nature documentary. But if you are looking for a real experience driven vacation in Fiji, you should look into  a specialty dive with Mantarays or sharks. Between May and October, Mantarays can be found in the waters off the coast of Naviti Island in the Yasawa island chain. Shark dives take place in different areas in Fiji, and you can see Bulls, Silvertips, Sicklefin Lemons, Grey Reefs, Blacktip Reefs, Whitetip Reefs, Tawny Nurses and the even Tiger sharks (depending on where you go and what time of year)..

Take Part in an Authentic Kava Ceremony

The Yasawa island chain in Fiji’s western area is dotted with traditional Fijian villages. Many of the resorts in Yasawa will help you set up a village visit so you can see how the Fijian people live first hand. A highlight for many people on these village visits is taking part in a traditional Fijian Kava ceremony. There are etiquette rules to follow when visiting a village and taking part in a Kava ceremony, but don’t worry: The Fijian people are very helpful and friendly. They will happily let you know how to do things respectfully. But just in case, ready this helpful write up on the Kava ceremony.

See Fiji From the Air

If you wish to have a truly unforgettable experience driven vacation in Fiji, you must take to the skies. Seeing the magnificent volcanic islands, forests, and stunning blue lagoons from above is something not to be missed. Turtle Airways offers low flying scenic tours that will take your breath away. Be sure to bring your camera, because these are views you won’t find anywhere else!

Take to the Water

We have already mentioned the amazing opportunities to swim with sharks and mantrays in Fiji, but there is also plenty to do just above the waters surface. Whether you prefer sailing, paddle boarding, or kayaking, spending an afternoon on the calm waters of Fiji’s many lagoons is an amazing way to relax.

So plan your experience driven vacation to Fiji today, and let Turtle Airways take you where you want to go. We offer resort transfers, low flying scenic tours, day trips and custom charters that will let you have the experiences that you will cherish for a lifetime.