The most obvious reason for coming to Fiji is swimming. Fiji has hundreds of first class beaches and dive sites for an unforgettable swimming experience. Travelers from all over the world (but mostly from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and the US) come for swimming and other water sports in Fiji.
Part of the attraction comes from the communion with nature that Fiji water sports offer. Nothing is more enjoyable and unique than swimming with dolphins in this place. Clearly, dolphins are the friendliest and cleverest marine animals. They know how to interact with people and seem to enjoy doing it. Bottlenose dolphins and spinner dolphins abound in Fijian waters. It is easy booking a Fiji dolphin tour from any major Fiji hotel. Lomalagi Resort, specifically, is home to a number of spinner dolphins who seem to be enjoying the human interaction and would not leave the area. They are here by their own decision. These are clearly the friendliest dolphins in all of Fiji.
Another resort that is known for its dolphin tour is the Takalana Resort. Guests, however, do not actually swim with the dolphins. They are taken to the middle of the ocean, tied safely on the boat with harnesses and dragged to swim next to the dolphins. One can get to see the dolphins up close, as they too seem to enjoy seeing humans up close and tied to a speeding boat. Other resorts are the Koro Sun Resort and Plantation Island. Although dolphins are generally very friendly marine creatures, some wild dolphins may not like human interaction, and so it is still best for swimmers to take caution and be guided by trained professionals.
Other than dolphin encounters, whitewater rafting and scuba diving also draw hordes of tourists, water enthusiasts and adventure seekers to Fiji. The most popular dive sites in Fiji are the Great White Wall, Jerry’s Jelly, and Annie’s Bommie in the island of Taveuni; Black Forest, Amazing Maze, and Garden of Eden in the island of Wananavu; Side Streets, Caesar’s Rocks, and Carpet Cove in Beqa Lagoon; Naiqoro Passage in the island of Kadavu; and wreck sites in Sonaisali Island. The resorts and islands offer dive instructions, professional dive guides and rentals for scuba equipments.
Meanwhile, whitewater rafting is enjoyed on the Upper Navua River in Viti Levu, the largest and most important Fijian island. This magnificent river takes adventurous tourists to a one-of-a-kind ride through the island’s tropical interior, lush tropical wilderness and rainforest, and spectacular waterfalls. Upper Navua River promises challenging rapids that are most unique in the South Pacific. The many-kilometer-long river runs through a deep and narrow canyon, volcanic walls, abundant rainforest, and 70 waterfalls! That’s simply amazing and utterly unique.
Simply put, Fiji is the best summer destination in the world. It is an archipelago made up of 322 islands and only 110 are inhabited. It also has more than 500 tiny islets. There are tons of tiny uninhabited coral islands that offer the best beaches, bays and reefs in the world, specifically the islands around Mamanuca group of islands. Tourists have plenty of expensive, luxury and budget resorts to choose from, offering diving, snorkeling, swimming and other water sports in Fiji.