The best activities for non-golfers
Pamper Yourself PrettyThere’s no better way to pass the time then treating your body, mind and soul to one of Fiji’s many fine day spas. While your partner is out on the greens you can spend the day indulging in a decadent facial, soothing massage or moisture-laden body wrap. If you have kids, check them into the fun Kids' Club and get ready for some well-deserved ‘me’ time.
Pamper Yourself Pretty
Book An Inland AdventureStunning white sand beaches and vivid coral reefs might be the star of a holiday in Fiji, but you really shouldn’t overlook the island’s lush landscapes. Look inland for refreshing waterfall dips, rafting and tubing adventures on the river or an invigorating hike. If you’re in the Coral Coast, stop by the Sigatoka Sand Dune National Park just outside Sigatoka town. Besides the rewarding hike, you’ll be treated to some awesome views over the rolling dunes and windswept coast. It’s best scaled in the mornings or near sunset when the sun’s not too hot.
Visit an Inflatable Water Park
For an activity that the whole family can enjoy, take some time out at a local waterpark, especially those that are within walking distances of the local golf courses.
Big Bula Water park is adjacent to the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club and is the largest water park in Fiji. If you’re in the Coral Coast, there’s an inflatable water park just off the beach at the Shangri-La Fijian Resort who have their own fun 9 hole golf course. Plantation Island resort in the Mamanuca Islands are worth exploring too if you're looking for a little extra family fun on an island.
We cannot think of a more fun way to keep cool while taking a break from golf.
Go Snorkelling on the Reef
The Coral Coast’s extensive fringing reef is a treasure trove of intriguing marine life that’ll take your family days to explore. Sign up for a guided snorkel to the outer reef or take the kids snorkelling just off the beach. You’ll bask in the reef’s warm waters while keeping your eyes peeled for cute little clownfish, brightly coloured parrotfish and crabs hiding in the rock crevices.
If you’re anywhere near Denarau, it’s easy to hop aboard a day cruise to any of the mesmerising Mamanuca islands. It’s an excellent way to see the outer islands, snorkel some pristine reefs and get your dose of Vitamin C.
Go Snorkelling on the Reef
Ride the Coastal Railway
The ideal family activity, this quirky ride is a fun little adventure along a disused sugarcane railway in the scenic Coral Coast.
You won’t even need to peddle the bikes. Just sit back, enjoy the views and let the solar-powered motor do all the heavy lifting. You’ll pass through mangrove and coastal forests, past traditional Fijian villages and end up at sweet little picnic spot on a deserted beach. Not a bad way to spend the day.
Learn To Surf
Fiji’s warm waters and even warmer weather will have you out in the ocean all day. So it’s a perfect excuse to pick up a new watersport. An excellent activity that the whole family can get in on is learning to surf. You’ll find the most forgiving beach breaks for beginners off the Intercontinental Fiji Resort at Natadola Bay and the Shangri-La Fijian Resort on the Coral Coast. Check with the resorts or with the Fiji Surf Co to make a booking.