Wildlife to Watch for on your Fiji Luxury Vacation
A great Fiji luxury vacation will include a wide variety of activities. When you stay at our all-inclusive luxury resort, you’ll dine nightly on fine Fijian cuisine prepared by top chefs. You’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of spa treatments—massages, mud treatments, whatever you need to help you relax. You’ll take in the unforgettable scenery of Fiji, from its beautiful beaches to its sprawling rainforests. And you’ll enjoy local culture as you explore the islands and meet the people who live there.
We’ll also help you plan excursions into the unknown, whether snorkeling through Fiji’s magnificent coral reefs or hiking through the lush rainforests. Prepare for your trip by learning what kind of wildlife to look for as you go exploring.
Fijian Wildlife on the Reef
Grab your snorkel and dive in! The island of Taveuni has some of the best dive sites in the world. You’re in for some beautiful sights, the likes of which can’t be found anywhere else. Get ready to experience:
- Soft coral, which is distinguished from hard coral by its structure. Soft coral is beautiful to look at, and the conditions in the Somosomo Strait near Taveuni are perfect for its procduction.
- Manta rays, which are generally considered safe to swim with and beautiful to behold.
- Sea turtles
- A wide variety of tropical fish that will delight young and old with their bold colors.
- Hammerhead sharks
No need to be intimidated—your guide will help you successfully navigate the waters of the Somosomo Strait for an adventure of a lifetime.
Taveuni Rainforest Wildlife
Fiji’s rainforests are incredibly well preserved, since the islands are protected from the kind of expansionism that threatens mainland rainforests. Because of this, not only does Taveuni have a significantly large forest, it also boasts abundant and thriving wildlife. According to the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, the Fijian rainforest contains roughly 164 species of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. What’s more, 30% of these animals are found only in Fiji—they can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. Some of these native Fijian creatures include:
- Monkey faced bats
- Orange doves
- Snakes like the Fiji burrowing snake and the Pacific boa.
- The kacau, Fiji’s rarest bird, also found on the Fijian $50 bill.
Make the most of your trip to Fiji by taking advantage of everything your luxury resort can offer, including an excursion into the wild. Find out how we can help you set up an adventure on land or sea.