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10 Instagrammable spots in Fiji — and how to get there

Fiji is one of the most beautiful places in the world — its pristine beaches and endless greenery need no Instagram filters. So to help you get the most amazing photo-memories from your trip, we’ve listed the top 10 most Instagrammable spots in Fiji.

  1. Tagimoucia flower on Taveuni Island — Taveuni is every intrepid traveller’s dream. Hidden within the island lies Lake Tagimoucia, home of the legendary Tagimoucia flower known as one of the world’s most exotic flowers. The delicate red and white national flower of Fiji not only makes for a pretty picture, but also leaves travellers enchanted by the mysterious folklore of a princess forced to marry a man she did not love whose tears turned into the beautiful red flowers. 
  2. Monuriki Island (Mamanuca Islands) — “Wilson!” Search for Tom Hanks’ only friend in movie Castaway on Monuriki Island in the Mamanuca Group, an uninhabited island oasis where the movie was filmed. From its azure blue waters rich with colourful marine life, to its white sandy beach where you can draw your own SOS sign and pretend like you’re stranded on your very own island, the photo opportunities are truly endless! You can get to Monuriki by taking a day trip on a number of South Sea Cruises departing from Denarau Marina daily.
  3. Upper Navua River, Navua — Located in the remote highlands of Viti Levu, the Upper Navua River slices through the island offering travellers incredible views of towering volcanic walls fringed by tropical fauna. A picture of you meandering through the river is bound to give your friends Insta-envy. Fancy yourself an adventure sport enthusiast? Then indulge in some white water rafting in the majestic river, which some call the Garden of Eden.
  4. Sigatoka Sand Dunes — Explore the gruelling training ground of the Olympic Gold winning Fiji Rugby 7s team at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes. The dunes are a unique natural and cultural heritage site perfect for a slow trek through sheltered forests, or for the more fit of limbs, the challenge of scaling the dunes. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with a truly magnificent view of the picturesque surroundings. The dunes are also an archaeological site where ancient lapita pottery and artefacts were found. So who knows, you may also discover some lost artefacts on your excursion there!
  5. Beqa Lagoon — Boasting flourishing soft coral forests amidst colourful aquatic life, Beqa lagoon is one of Fiji’s most popular dive sites. The lagoon home to one of the world’s largest barrier reefs, and is the only dive spot to offer shark diving. So strap on your GoPro, and you may just get photobombed by a shark!
  6. Sawa- I Lau Caves, Yasawa Islands — Locals will tell you Sawa-i-Lau Island is the heart of Yasawa. The island, a distinctive, majestic limestone mass rising 1000 feet above sea level, is the object of Fijian mythology – shrouded in mysticism reportedly as old as time itself. Legends have it that a young chief once safely settled his lover in the cave after her family threatened to marry her off to a rival chief. Every day he would swim into the Sawa-i-Lau caves with food and water for the girl until they eventually escaped to another island to live happily ever after. When the tide is high, you must dive under a rocky curtain and swim through an underwater tunnel. The Sawa- I Lau Caves is the perfect destination for a romantic photo with your loved one.
  7. Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, Nadi — Many visitors to Fiji are surprised to learn that the country is home to the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere – even outstripping the temples found in India! The sprawling Sri Siva Subramaniya temple in Nadi boasts impressive Dravidian architecture and was hand-painted by talented artists who travelled from India to Fiji. While photos are not allowed in the temple’s inner sanctum, a picture of the rainbow-hued temple will make for vibrant memories.
  8. International date line — What if you could be in the past and present all at once? Fiji is located on the International Date Line which is the imaginary line in the Pacific Ocean that splits consecutive calendar days. There is a marker in the island of Taveuni where visitors can have one foot on today and the other on yesterday. Be sure to take a mandatory photo at the international date line – after all, wouldn’t you want to prove you time-travelled in Fiji?
  9. Navala Village — Today over 80 per cent of Fiji remains occupied by its indigenous people and many travellers are surprised to see that its landscape is filled with traditional villages. On the banks of the Ba River against the stunning backdrop of its highlands, Navala Village is one of Fiji’s most beautiful villages, where you will feel transported back in time. With its vibrant tropical greenery interspersed with traditional thatched roof ‘bures’, Navala Village is the ideal spot for a selfie.
  10. On-board Fiji Airways — As of April 2016, Fiji Airways began twice-weekly direct flights from Singapore to Fiji, enabling Singaporeans to reach this fascinating island nation in just 10 hours. All passengers enjoy complimentary food and beverage service, and you could even snap yourself with a beautiful Fijian rum-coconut cocktail to toast the beginning or end of your journey.

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    Fiji Airways and Jetstar, as partners, offer seamless, single ticket air travel from the Philippines to Fiji, and onwards in the South Pacific. The commercial agreement between the Fijian flag carrier and the Jetstar Group of branded airlines including Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific, will connect Fiji Airways’ newly launched Singapore to Nadi route, with more than 21 destinations on Jetstar’s network from Singapore, including the Philippines.

    Fiji Airways has twice-weekly direct flights to Singapore, creating the first ever direct flights between Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.

    Book a trip to Fiji now at FijiAirways.com.

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