Endless sunshine on the Suncoast make it the perfect escape for off-the-beaten path adventures like hiking, diving, fishing and kiteboarding.
Dive the Bligh Waters
Take the plunge and explore the underwater highlights of the Bligh Water’s world-class dive sites. With up to 50 sensational sites off the Suncoast, you’ll definitely get your fill of Fiji’s famous soft corals, vivid tropical fish life and mysterious reef critters. There are also large pelagics passing through and encounters with sharks, mantas, dolphins and whales that will delight divers of all levels.
When the tradewinds blow from April to January, kite season picks up on the Suncoast. If you’re a keen kiteboarder or windsurfer, then this remote peninsula in northern Viti Levu is the place to be. Learners can launch their sails from sheltered Kite Point on Nananu-i-Ra Island while old hands take advantage of the steady 15 – 30kt winds to fly across the water and test out new tricks.
Trade your flip flops for sturdy trail boots on an unforgettable trekking adventure across Viti Levu’s sunkissed Suncoast. Talanoa Treks guides you along the well-worn paths that weave their way through golden grassland and native forests, to spectacular waterfalls and up mountains like Mt. Tomanivi – Fiji’s highest mountain. And at the end of a long day, you’ll bunk down in remote highland villages with a unique history.
The unusual mural at the Church of St Francis Xavier near Rakiraki is the perfect excuse for a pitstop on a self-drive of the Suncoast. Better known as the ‘Church of the Black Christ’, the large wall painting above the altar expertly blends Christian beliefs with local Fijian elements like a masi-clad Christ, woven mat and whale’s tooth offerings by devoted Fijians and a forest of breadfruit and banana trees. The mural was created by French artist Jean Charlot and small contributions are welcomed for the upkeep of this intriguing fresco.
Visit the 'Church of the Black Christ'
Step Back In Time At Navala Village
Navala – possibly Fiji’s most picturesque village - is tucked away in the rugged, grassy mountains of the Suncoast. On a guided tour of the village, you’ll be welcomed in a kava ceremony before you meet the locals and learn about their subsistent way of life. Unlike other places in Fiji, Navala has largely kept their traditional style houses. Getting to see these distinctive traditional thatched-roof bures up close is what makes this place so special. Against the dramatic landscape, this ancient village is picture-postcard worthy. Don’t forget your camera!