Fiji, a country in the South Pacific, is an archipelago of more than 300 islands. It's famed for rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons. Its major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, contain most of the population. Viti Levu is home to the capital, Suva, a port city with British colonial architecture. The Fiji Museum, in the Victorian-era Thurston Gardens, has ethnographic exhibits.
Day 1: Royal Greeting
Fiji is a dreamscape, filled with lush, tropical rainforest rolling over the hillsides to the edges of secluded beaches and indigo waters. Rivers course through the trees trickling into waterfalls. Vivacious avifauna twitter in the soft sunlight, filtered through the canopy. When you arrive at Nadi International Airport, you find yourself on the largest island in the Fijian archipelago, Viti Levu. Mount Tomanivi watches over the island at 4,344 feet above sea level.
Your private transfer meets you at the airport ready to escort you to Pacific Harbour. You will catch your connecting boat ride to your private island resort, and begin this luxury travel vacation. The breeze is refreshing and carries the aroma of hibiscus and sugar cane across the island. Small plains of verdant grass open up the trees along the Coral Coast. You board the boat and cross the South Pacific on an easy, comfortable journey to your private island. Members of the resort meet you on the jetty.
The breeze continues to roll across the island rustling the emerald trees decorating the 10-acre tropical landscape. The staff greets you with a colorful lei. Your guide leads you to your room where you find a private, open space looking out to the pristine water. Two chairs sit on your private deck where you can sit and enjoy the immaculate view. You can look in every direction and find a spectacular panorama of the ocean, including from your room’s exclusive plunge pool.
Day 2: Morning Glory
The morning washes over the island with colorful allure. The sunrise imitates the colors of the wildflowers blossoming against the rainforest canopy. Some visitors have already ventured out into the water, silhouetted in the early light on stand up paddleboards, pushing themselves across the tranquil water calmed by the natural barrier reefs around the island. At breakfast, the tropical culinary world of the islands comes to life. Juicy watermelon shimmer with moisture, and creamy jackfruit can grow larger than a bowling ball in the tropical ecosystem.
Everyone smiles with sincerity, saying “Bula,” to anyone and everyone. The island sets a relaxed pace helping you settle into the beauty all around you. In the midmorning warmth you decide to grab a snorkel and some fins, eager to dip into the soft South Pacific to view the coral reefs near the beach. Once in the water, you let the current guide you away from the shore. The hard coral erupts with pink and green pigment. Vibrant fish swim in, out, and around the reef. There are over 1,200 types of hard and soft coral around the islands.
The soft coral looks like tiny trees caught in a shifting wind, moving elegantly in the water’s ebb and flow. The water embraces you with a cool touch. The island has created a marine reserve stretching from around the treasured shores of nearby Beqa Lagoon. You spot the iridescence of a parrotfish moving closer to the reef. The fish can grow up to 20 inches in length. Their teeth are positioned in a way reminiscent of a parrot’s beak. Their scales shimmer in the light, ranging from dark blue to neon pink.
Day 3: Exploring the Elegant Lagoon
The stunning colors of tropical fruit decorate the table at breakfast and fill your palate with luscious flavors. After your meal, you meet your guide and venture off Davui to the visible shores of Beqa Island, which stands less than five miles south of Viti Levu. The island’s rugged interior slopes abruptly into the cavernous shoreline. The hiking trails across Beqa have connected the villages around the island for centuries. You step underneath the jungle canopy and into the meandering foothills around Ulnkoro Mountain, the highest point on the island standing 1,500 feet above sea level. Patches of sweet potato, pineapple, and cassava speckle the pathway.
The perfumed aroma of tropical flowers emanates from the underbrush. The trail eventually leads you to a marvelous spring careening into a natural waterfall. The water beads down the cliff like a curtain rippling the turquoise pool below. The rocks have smoothed with time. The water is cold against your skin but refreshing underneath the afternoon sun. If you continue to the top of Ulnkoro Mountain, you find the spectacular view of Beqa Island’s coast, lined with a protective reef and the pure horizon in the distance.
Day 4: A Soothing Touch
Since arriving on the exclusive resort island, you have been immersed in sensory beauty. From the visual splendor of the landscape to the exquisite flavors of the food, and even the majestic sounds of the ocean lapping against the beach. Today you can indulge in the embracing visceral details of Fiji even more with a visit to your resort’s award-winning spa. When you enter the spa, the aroma of coconut oil and nut extract blends with a soft floral scent. You can hear the natural sound of the water sweeping against the sand. The breeze rustles the trees adding to the tranquil atmosphere encompassing your treatment.
When you close your eyes, you feel the comfortable body oil easing your muscles. The combination of coconut milk and oil condition your skin. Any tension in your body suddenly dissipates. Your masseuse drapes your upper body in wet palm leaves before pressing hot stones over the outer layer of leaves. You hear the steam and feel the leaf warm over your back. You have never felt more luxurious; your body has never felt more rejuvenated.
Day 5: Enjoying the Reef
In the morning, you can see the sunlight layer the horizon, slowly taking away the darkness of dusk. Your guide meets you early, and you are eager to get started in your opulent discovery of the coral reefs surrounding Beqa Island. After your briefing, you make your way onto the boat heading out around the 100 square miles of clear water encompassed by 18 miles of barrier reef. You dive into the gentle current and follow your guide to the dive site known as E.T. An enormous tunnel has two separate chambers dotted with soft corals and Sea Fans flowing with the movement of the water.
The tunnels stack against one another and glow under the bright torch light you brought with you. Nudibranch, which look like a subaquatic caterpillar, are known for their exquisite colors and unearthly shapes; they can grow to over 23 inches in length but average of 12 inches. The coral glosses as brilliantly as the marine life, showing their true colors underneath the shine of your flashlight. When your return to shore, you can’t help but recall the sensational life thriving in the temperate waters so close to your luxurious private resort.
Day 6: The Flavors of Fiji
In the calm rush of the water against the shore, and the bristling of the leaves against one another in the breeze, the aroma of breakfast drifts across the open restaurant. Few things are more luxurious than the flavors of a traditional dish prepared by someone with a deep connection to what they have created. Today, you meet your guide in the kitchen where the succulent aroma of coconut oil fills the room. You will learn about the fresh ingredients and preparation needed to create a number of island delicacies. Although you can’t take the dishes home with you, you can take the recipes.
An abundance of produce decorates the counter in a rainbow of natural colors. The chef pulls out a large mahimahi caught fresh that morning. You follow along after the chef instructs you, dicing onions and mincing red chilies, chopping tomatoes, and stemming coriander. You develop rich flavors with a coconut milk based sauce known as lolo. The chef is friendly, always speaking with a smile, eager to make sure you understand each ingredient before continuing with the demonstration. After all the ingredients are mixed, you can dig into the Kokoda, a traditional Fijian ceviche, and taste the layers of citrus, earthiness, brininess, and richness with every bite.
Day 7: Soothing Days
Today, the island and its surrounding grandeur are yours to indulge in at your whim and pleasure. Dig your toes into the warm, white powdery sand and let the water lap at your feet. You can journey around the azure water on a kayak to enjoy a panorama of the islands on your own time. Spend some time in your private plunge pool relaxing with a cold drink underneath the shading palm trees.
With so many options to explore you are sure to find something enticing. For a touch of adventure, you can return to Viti Levu for the day to understand how it feels to fly in the jungle canopy. Your guide meets you at Pacific Harbour and takes you up into the highlands of the island. The aroma of rich earth fades, replaced by the scent of tropical wildflowers blossoming in the upper reaches of the trees.
You step aboard a sturdy wooden platform facing the first of 10 lines spanning almost a mile long. Some lines can take you as far as 512 feet long, flying over fast, flowing rivers and past vivacious tropical birds. You can feel your heart thumping in your chest before jumping from the platform and zooming across the canopy. The view of the surrounding greenery rushes by, and the wind bristles your cheeks. You can’t help but cry out in excitement enjoying every inch the zipline takes you.
Day 8: The Royal Treatment
You can hear the collared lorries singing in the small island jungle. The exquisite azure water reminds you of the E.T. dive site when you witnessed the variety of aquatic life and the ineffable effect it had on you.
At breakfast, you bask in the island flavors of pineapple and papaya, savoring the tropical fruits of your private paradise. Soon you will return to Viti Levu where your private transfer will escort you from Pacific Harbour to Nadi International Airport. But for now, you can relax in the comforts of your resort, delighting in the simple pleasures of the morning and remembering the indelible luxuries all around you.
1) 7 Nights hotel in Fiji with Breakfast
2) Return Airport Transfers
3) Land Transport
4) Sightseeing as per Itinerary
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