Honeymoon Guide: Fiji
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WHAT TO DO
In Fiji, most activities and excursions are arranged through your resort. It's tempting to lie on the beach for your entire vacation, but there are some great experiences outside the resorts that are not to be missed. We have picked some of our favorites.
The Fiji Museum in Suva on Viti Levu provides a fascinating look at the country's diverse cultural history. Exhibits on ancient ways of life in Fiji, Fijian art, and cool archeological finds (including a cannibal fork) make a trip here worth the visit. Also on Viti Levu, in Nadi, is the Sri Siva Subramaniya temple-the largest Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere. Builders were sent from India to construct the temple in the Dravidian style rarely seen outside of India.
TAKE A BOAT
Whether you want to try your luck at fishing (Fiji's waters provide plenty of game), take a day to sail to other islands, or cruise the rivers for a look at inland villages, plan to spend some time on the water. Virtually all the resorts can arrange any kind of boating excursion for you.
VISIT A VILLAGE
Don't leave Fiji without getting insight into the traditional way of life. On Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island, the Nausori Highlands are home to several remote villages. It is not uncommon for visitors to be invited to join a traditional yaqona (kava-drinking) ceremony. Don't refuse the kava if offered, and don't be alarmed if it makes your mouth numb for a few minutes!
The islands are full of great places of natural beauty to explore. Colo-i-Suva Forest Park is a rainforest with hidden rope swings and natural swimming holes. For a distinctly non-Fijian-looking landscape, check out the Sigatoka Sand Dunes, a Sahara-like expanse where ancient archeological remains were discovered. In the northern Yasawa Islands, you can swim through the Sawa-i-Lau Caves, where The Blue Lagoon was filmed.