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6 eco-friendly destinations in Fiji

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Fiji is a country full of welcomes, happiness and experiences that will last a lifetime. Most importantly, several of its 333 islands in the Pacific comprise of destinations that are conscious of the environment and ecology. Fijians are incredibly environmentally conscious and take immense pride in protecting and giving something back to their environment. 

When looking for destinations that are conscious of the environment the town of Savusavu, on Fiji’s second largest island, is a great place to start. We've even added it to our Top 20 Destinations for 2018. Or, you can check out the Mamanuca Islands, which have an incredible list of eco-tourism destinations where visitors can not only enjoy the beautiful pristine environment, but also give something back to the local community of where they are staying.

Explore Savusavu

Visit the The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

Named after ocean explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, the resort is dedicated to the preservation of a pristine environment where physical, mental, and spiritual rejuvenation come naturally.  

Full of amazing attractions, such as its renowned Dive Centre and stunning Medicinal & Organic Gardens, alongside this, the resort runs its Giant Clam Project, a program which is dedicated to restocking and repopulating the coral reef dwellers.

The resort also partners with the Savusavu Community Foundation which is dedicated to the local Fijian community around Savusavu and focuses on health, medical and education needs of the community. The resort acts as a fundraiser and sources and coordinates projects on the ground for the foundation. 

It also works to protect the Namena Marine Reserve, participates in a mangrove reforestation program, and built Fiji's first-ever water reclamation plant.

Take a tour of the J. Hunter Pearls Fiji Farm

For those wishing to see nature at work and experience the journey of pearls, which start as tiny nucleuses and end up as fine jewellery in some of the world’s best showrooms, this is where you want to be Take a 45-minute cruise, visitors will be able to see pearl oysters at different stages of growth. Those who take part in the cruise will learn how the farm produces some of the world’s rarest pearls, which are coveted by pearl connoisseurs around the world.

Dive with Koro Sun Dive

Savusavu is also known as the soft coral capital of the world, offering the picture postcard seascapes that Fiji is known for. This could be an ideal opportunity to explore the reef and the company offer numerous different dive sites, such as the famous Namena Marine ReserveRainbow Reef and White Wall.

Or explore the Mamanuca Islands...

Visit the Kula Wild Adventure Park

For guests who want to get up close and personal with their wildlife, this park is an environmental showplace of the South Pacific. Situated near Sigatoka, it is home to endangered Fijian iguanas, baby snakes and hawksbill sea turtles. Working in cooperation with the National Trust for Fiji, the Endangered Species Recovery Council of San Diego and the Parks Board of New South Wales (PBNSW) Australia, the park is the only captive breeding facility in Fiji for endangered and indigenous species.

Have an adventure in Tavarua Island

This resort has also been working with the Fijian Department of Fisheries to care for and nurture the endangered giant clam species. The isle recently welcomed 500 baby clams to the island with hopes of improved reproduction in the wild among the local reef and Fiji as a whole. The fishing restrictions established recently by the Tavarua habitants and surrounding villages helped to rehabilitate the reef system surrounding the island.

Explore the Castaway Island

This resort is massively committed to ecological responsibility and protecting the island’s lavish tropical vegetation. The white sandy beaches and vibrant coral reefs ensure that guests get to relax and leave the island in a better condition than they found it, through eco-friendly activities.

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Now easier than ever to reach, Fiji Airways provides flights from Singapore and San Francisco to Fiji. Fiji Airways also connects with flights from Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Los Angeles, so holidaymakers from the UK will need to change at one of these destinations. Korean Air also offers some fantastic rates via Seoul.




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