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12 November days in Fiji - What should I do?

Asked by lilikoi (10084points) October 5th, 2010

Here is a list of things I’m interested in. I have 12 full days there in November and I get the sense I don’t have enough time to do everything (isn’t that always the case). Hoping to get some feedback on which are must-sees and which maybe aren’t as great as I think they are.

If there is anything else you’d like to recommend feel free to do so. I just pulled things for the LP Fiji book so I’m sure there are tons of other things to do.

Additional questions:

-Would it be a crime to skip the Mamanucas and Yasawa group? It’s not that I don’t want to go there – the list just seems too long without them.
-What beaches would you recommend to someone from Hawaii that has super high standards for beaches?
-Is it possible to sea kayak in November?
-Which hikes are not-to-be-missed?
-Recommended snorkel or dive sites considering geographic location of my other interests?
-Any advice or contacts for arranging tours of local farms?

Asterik indicates things I’m super interested in doing – pls warn me if I’m disillusioned.

Viti Levu
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Sabeto Hot Springs
Lautoka Sugar Mill
Koroyanitu National Park* (recommended hikes? how long to stay?)
Sigatoka sand dunes* (and would like to see some farms in this area)
Tavuni Hill Fort
Kula Eco Park
Namatakula village stay
Navua village stay
Fiji College of Agriculture*
Fiji Museum*
Suva Municipal Market
University of South Pacific*
Colo-I-Suva National Park*
Government Crafts Center
Korovou > Dama scenic road
Uru’s waterfall
Wailotua Snake God Cave
Navala village visit
Monasavu Dam
Ba River dams
Rafting the Navua river*

Colonial architecture
Pidgeon post
Levuka Public School*
Mission Hill
Royal Hotel*
Lovoni village, Bobo’s Farm*

Vanua Levu
Waisali Rainforest Reserve*
Nukubolu ruins*
Tunuloa Silktail Reserve
Kioa island – double hull canoe fishing* – is this something a tourist might be able to do?
Labasa sugar mill
Crested iguanas
Wainunu Bay

Paddle bilibili*
Bouma National Park*
Bird watching
Pearl farm tour*
Vatuwin Farm Resort
Waitavala waterslide
Tagimauca flower*
Des Voeux Peak
Qamea – When exactly in “late November” does the crab “migration” * happen?

Many many many thanks for just reading this whole thing, and many more for offering insight.

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4 Answers

syz's avatar

Do you dive? Is seems to be a mecca for scuba divers. If not, I highly recommend it – you’ve got time to take a course.

Do you need a suitcase carrier? A sock folder? A personal assistant? I’ll beg, I will!

CMaz's avatar

First thing…


lilikoi's avatar

@syz :P I wish I had enough money to have a sock folder, lol. There are resorts there that cost into the thousands per night YIKES! and then there are the budget dorms that are like $8 where I’ll be staying lol. I don’t dive, but I would love to. The PADI courses in Fiji are more expensive than in Hawaii so I was considering doing the cert here. But I have braces and my teeth are super sensitive right now and I’m not sure if it is a good idea because of this. I need to talk to my ortho….
@ChazMaz lol :)

Plucky's avatar

You could try doing all the things in asteriks. Then, if you have time left over, you can take that list and add asteriks again to what is remaining and go from there. Sorry, I can’t be much help for actual tour guides and such. I think you’ll be happy with whatever you end up experiencing.

Another thing you can do is ..take me ..I will gladly share the burden of that list to make your life easier ;)

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