Things to do in the Pacific Harbour region.
The Pacific Harbour, located on the south coast of Viti Levu about 50km west of Suva, is a long stretch of uninterrupted beach that overlooks Beqa Passage with Beqa Island and Lagoon in the distance.
Resorts on this coastline are not as prolific as the Coral Coast further west and that’s part of the attraction.
Known as “the adventure capital of Fiji”, Pacific Harbour is where you can experience mild excitements to full-blown adrenaline rushes through activities suitable for all ages.
Fiji boasts some of the world’s best dive spots and Beqa Lagoon is one of it’s most exceptional. Warm water, great visibility and a myriad of beautiful coral and colourful fish – it doesn’t get much better for the dive enthusiast! The large natural lagoon has nearly 100 different dive sites full of colourful reefs and alive with tropical fish, multi-hued soft coral and other marine life. The water is generally calm, clear and warm.
Shark Reef Marine Reserve Diving, Pacific Harbour
This hard coral reef just off Vitu Levu’s south coast is where guided shark encounters take place. More than 8 shark species frequent this reef including bull sharks, tawny grey nurse sharks, white-tip, black-tip and grey reef sharks, sicklefin lemon sharks, silvertips and the occasional tiger shark.
Enjoy the warmth of the Fijian community and explore local villages, witness ceremonies that have been passed through generations as you take part in the famous yaqona (kava) ceremony, using the tanoa bowl and drinking from the coconut cup, ‘bilo’. Watch stories of old told through dance at the meke night. Learn about traditional herbal medicine, how to weave coconut leaves and the tree of life from our passionate local staff as they walk you through the resort’s gardens.
Sitting protected in a small bay, Beqa Lagoon Resort is located between the villages of Raviravi and Rukua. Connected by shady pathways guests are invited to take a guided village tour where can observe daily life in Fiji, something which still follows cultural traditions hundreds of years old. During your visit you may be invited into the home of the village Chief, if he is around, where you will learn more about the history of his community.
Anglers simply must experience the adrenaline rush of deep-sea fishing. Chase down a Wahoo, fight a Spanish Mackerel, hook a Blue Marlin, or find that elusive Yellow-fin Tuna. Whether you are a blue water fisherman, or a sport fisherman the resort’s custom boats and the best equipment virtually guarantee your success.
Fiji is home to some competition level World-renowned surfing breaks, and none are more beautiful than Frigates. Located only a short boat ride from most Pacific Harbour resorts, and with the magical backdrop of the mountains of Viti Levu, there is no better way to spend your day than connecting with the ocean as you ride her powerful waves.
Frigate Passage Fiji
Frigate Passage, or Frigates as it’s affectionately called, fringes a pass on the barrier reef surrounding Beqa Island. It is one of the most consistent surf spots not only in Fiji, but the entire South Pacific. This powerful left-hander breaks over a relatively smooth coral reef. One of the world’s premier surf breaks, Frigates is conveniently located a 20 minute boat ride from Pacific Harbour on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu.
MORE PACIFIC HARBOUR EXPERIENCES
Resorts in the Pacific Harbour region convenient location offers guests a smorgasbord of opportunities for exploration and adventure:
- Take a quick boat ride to the resort’s private island for a day trip or camp overnight;
- Hire a jet ski and explore the stunning waters surrounding the resort.
- Catch some waves at Frigates surf break.;
- Go down to Sigatoka Sand Dunes and see where the Fijian Olympic winning rugby team trained;
- Try white water rafting in the Namosi Highlands;
- Join a food safari where you can catch local mud crabs and cook them up;
- Go boar hunting in the jungle – a unique experience you can’t do anywhere else; or
- Choose to do nothing at all in the beautiful surrounds of the resort.
The region is a great base from which to explore the mountainous hinterland of Viti Levu with the capital Suva a leisurely day trip away. It’s easy enough to hire a car and drive yourself or you could arrange a car with your own driver from one of the resorts. Public buses also service the coastal Queens Road if you want to travel like the locals do.
FROM OUR FIJI TRAVEL SPECIALISTS
Best Luxury Resort in Pacific Harbour Fiji
Nanuku Resort Fiji is a five star beachfront resort set among lush tropical gardens that melds contemporary luxury with traditional Fijian design. Nanuku features personal butlers, private nannies and tailored holiday experience.
Nanuku has a range of accommodation to suit even the most discerning luxury traveller. This is barefoot luxury at it’s best. Choose from one of the pool suites either on the beachfront or in the treetops, the spacious and well-appointed pool villas, or the luxurious residences offering all the conveniences of home – and more.
With a range of dining venues dotted throughout the resort, at Nanuka you can indulge in internationally-inspired Pacific Rim cuisine using the freshest of ingredients, most of which is sourced locally (often from village fisherman).
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