Pacific Harbour is the adventure capital of Fiji.
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.
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For the ultimate adrenalin rush, experience the thrill of getting up close with a huge range of sharks in a cage-less shark diving experience. With a team of dive masters there to ensure your safety, you’ll descend up to 100 feet to view anywhere from 10 to 100 sharks feeding so closely, you might even feel the wake from their tails. Experience the breathtaking sight of up to eight species of sharks including Blacktip Reef Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Silvertip Sharks, Tawny Nurse Sharks, Sicklefin Lemon Sharks, Bull Sharks and even the occasional Tiger Shark.
In addition, you can also encounter Giant Groupers, Maori Wrasse, Rainbow Runners, Giant Trevally, Java Morays, Eagle Rays and more than 400 species of tropical reef fish, plus a mesmerising underwater world of soft corals. For diving enthusiasts, it really doesn’t get any better than this!
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.
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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.
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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.
A “glamping” experience unlike any other
At Nanuku Auberge Resort you can set up a tent in the “backyard” (i.e. the beachfront) of your Beachfront Residence and experience camping that rekindles your inner child. Whether you’re holidaying with or without kids, this experience is for the young at heart. Share stories under starlight with your iTokani* and toast marshmallows over your personal beach bonfire while listening to the soft sound of crashing waves.
* iTokani : Your personal concierge and “buddy” for the children supplied by the resort.
Catch your own freshwater prawns and cook up a feast
From Nanuku Auberge Resort, your iTokani can take you upriver to cast fishing nets to catch freshwater prawns alongside locals. Then join a local family in their kitchen to learn traditional cooking preparations including coconut steamed prawns smoked over an open flame. Enjoy the fruits of your labour in a memorable feast with your hosts.
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.
Resorts in the Pacific Harbour region
From the moment you arrive at Beqa Lagoon Resort, you’ll know you’ve found paradise among the tropical flowers and turquoise waters of this enchanting island resort. World-class diving, spectacular cuisine, relaxing spa treatments, and the unrivalled Fijian hospitality are yours to savour and enjoy throughout your stay.
Note: Royal Davui is an adults only Fiji resort.
Prepare for an exclusive and exceptional experience from the moment your arrive at the luxury Royal Davui Island, an adults only Fiji resort. Just a few guests can be accommodated at Royal Davui, so be prepared for an exclusive and exceptional experience from the moment of your arrival. Here the world-renowned warmth and hospitality of the Fijian people awaits you. Royal Davui Island Resort is an adults only resort
Adorned by a ribbon of sand that glides across three kilometers of pristine beachfront, Nanuku is a place where gracious luxury, authentic culture, and exotic adventure converge in a single, amenity-rich destination. This is Fiji at its majestic best – breathtaking, timeless and uncluttered. The resort offers a range of accommodation to even the most discerning luxury traveller. The four cliff top suites and expansive beachfront residences are steps from the soft white sand beach. Nanuku sets a new benchmark in luxury South Pacific holiday – think luxury Balinese Villa meet Fijian hospitality and service.
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