OT Travel Itinerary: How To Spend 7 Days In Fiji Like Actress Rakul Preet

With our ultimate 7-day Fiji itinerary, take after Rakul Preet's adventure on the island country and explore tropical gardens, relax in hot springs, and experience local culture through village visits
A shot of Preet in Bali
A shot of Preet in BaliInstagram/Rakul Preet

In a recent post, Rakul Preet Singh shared a series of pictures from her vacation in Fiji on social media. The actress, along with husband and actor Jackky Bhagnani, were seen enjoying a fun-filled vacation in Fiji. Despite their busy schedules, the couple took some much-needed time off to relax and rejuvenate in the beautiful island nation.

Rakul Preet with actor Jakky Bhagnani in Fiji
Rakul Preet with actor Jakky Bhagnani in Fijirakulpreet/instagram

If you are also motivated to travel to Fiji like Preet and immerse yourself in Fijian culture in villages like Navala and unwind in the hot springs, here's a 7-day itinerary for you.

Day 1

Morning: Nadi and the Garden of the Sleeping Giant

inside the Garden of the Sleeping Giant
inside the Garden of the Sleeping GiantShutterstock

Start your Fijian adventure in Nadi, where you can kick off your day with a visit to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Situated in the foothills of the Sabeto Mountains, this lush garden was established by actor Raymond Burr and boasts over 2,000 varieties of orchids and other native plants. Take a leisurely stroll along the serene pathways, admire the vibrant colours of the flowers, and revel in the tranquillity of this hidden gem.

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Address: Fiji Islands, Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Wailoko Road, Nadi, Fiji

Entry Fees: INR 915 (FJD 25)

Afternoon: Explore Nadi Town and Lunch at Tu’s Place

A view of the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
A view of the Sri Siva Subramaniya TempleShutterstock

After a peaceful morning in the garden, head to Nadi Town to experience the local culture. Visit the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere, where you can admire the stunning Dravidian architecture and colourful frescoes. For lunch, stop by a local spot popular for its homestyle Fijian and Polynesian cuisine. Try the Kokoda (Fijian ceviche) or the Lovo (traditional Fijian earth oven-cooked dishes) for a true taste of Fiji.

Timings: 6 am to 7 pm

Address: Queens Rd, Nadi, Fiji

Entry Fees: INR 183 (FJD 5)

Evening: Relax at Wailoaloa Beach

In the evening, make your way to Wailoaloa Beach, a long stretch of sand perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration. Enjoy the sunset as you walk along the beach, or settle into one of the beachfront bars like Bamboo Bar for a cocktail while listening to live music. The laid-back atmosphere is perfect for ending your first day in Fiji.

Day 2

Morning: Snorkeling and Beach Time on Denarau Island

Boats in the port of Denarau, Nadi
Boats in the port of Denarau, NadiShutterstock

Begin your second day with a trip to Denarau Island, just a short drive from Nadi. Join a morning snorkelling tour to discover the vibrant coral reefs and marine life that Fiji is renowned for. Numerous tours depart from Port Denarau and provide all the necessary equipment, making it convenient to jump right in.

Afternoon: Lunch at Bonefish Seafood and Explore Port Denarau

After your underwater adventure, head to the Bonefish Seafood Restaurant at Port Denarau for a hearty lunch. Enjoy classic American dishes with a Fijian twist while surrounded by rock 'n' roll memorabilia. Spend the afternoon exploring the shops and boutiques at Port Denarau, where you can find everything from local handicrafts to high-end fashion.

Timings: 11 am to 10 pm

Address: Port Denarau, Denarau Island, Fiji

Evening: Sunset Cruise

As the day comes to an end, you can board a sunset cruise to witness the stunning Fijian sunset over the Pacific Ocean. While on the cruise, you can enjoy refreshments and light snacks as you glide across the water, taking in the breathtaking views of the islands and coastline. Many cruises also offer live entertainment, which adds to the magical atmosphere.

Day 3

Morning: Visit the Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

Start your day with a relaxing visit to the Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool. Situated in the Sabeto Valley, these natural thermal pools are ideal for a soothing soak. Begin by indulging in a mud bath, covering yourself in mineral-rich mud, and then cleanse yourself in the warm springs. This therapeutic experience is both rejuvenating and enjoyable.

Timings: 7 am to 5 pm

Address: 7FJM+MQP Naboutini, Nadi, Fiji

Afternoon: Lunch at a Floating Restaurant

Head back to Nadi for lunch and savour a meal at a local restaurant. There are unique dining experiences that take place on a boat docked at the Nadi River. The menu showcases fresh seafood and local Fijian dishes, promising a delightful culinary journey with picturesque views of the river.

Evening: Cultural Show and Dinner at Fiji Culture Village

In the evening, you can immerse yourself in Fijian culture at the Fiji Culture Village. You can enjoy a traditional Lovo feast cooked in an earth oven and watch a cultural show featuring traditional Fijian dance, music, and storytelling. This experience provides a deep insight into the rich heritage of Fiji and is a memorable way to end the day.

Day 4

Morning: Island Hopping to the Mamanuca Islands

A view of the Mamanuca Islands
A view of the Mamanuca IslandsShutterstock

Start your day early for a day of island hopping in the Mamanuca Islands. Take a boat from Port Denarau and explore these beautiful islands' pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs. Popular stops include Malolo Island, Mana Island, and Beachcomber Island, each offering unique experiences and stunning scenery.

Afternoon: Lunch at Cloud 9 Floating Bar

During your island-hopping adventure, be sure to visit Cloud 9, a floating bar and pizzeria located in the middle of the ocean. You can indulge in wood-fired pizzas and refreshing drinks while lounging on sunbeds and soaking up the sun. The vibrant atmosphere and stunning views make it the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch.

Address: Roro Reef (off Malolo Island), Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Evening: Return to Denarau and Relax

After a day of exploring the islands, return to Denarau Island and relax. You can take a stroll along the marina, enjoy a casual dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants, and unwind with a drink at the Denarau Yacht Club. Reflect on the day's adventures as you watch the boats come and go.

Day 5

Morning: Cultural Tour in Lautoka

A view of the Lautoka Market
A view of the Lautoka MarketShutterstock

Travel to Lautoka, known as the “Sugar City” due to its large sugarcane industry. Begin your morning with a visit to the Lautoka Sugar Mill and learn about the history and process of sugar production in Fiji. Then, explore the lively Lautoka Market, where you can find fresh produce, local crafts, and a variety of food stalls.

Afternoon: Lunch at Blue Ginger Cafe and Explore the City

A view of the Fiji Museum
A view of the Fiji MuseumShutterstock

Start your afternoon by visiting Blue Ginger Cafe for lunch, a popular spot that serves a variety of international and local dishes. After your meal, stroll through Lautoka's botanical gardens and stop at the Churchill Park Stadium. If you're interested in history, be sure to visit the Fiji Museum for a deeper understanding of the country's past.

Blue Ginger Cafe Address: Elizabeth Square (opposite Post Office/ANZ bank), Lautoka, Fiji

Fiji Museum Address: VC2G+48R, Cakobau Road, Suva, Fiji

Timings: 9 am to 4:30 pm from Saturday to Wednesday and 9 am to 7 pm on Thursdays and Fridays

Entry Fees: INR 183 (FJD 5)

Evening: Sunset at Vuda Point Marina

Finish your day with a visit to Vuda Point Marina, a picturesque spot popular with locals and tourists. Enjoy a drink at the Boatshed Restaurant and Bar while watching the sunset over the marina. The relaxed vibe and beautiful views make it the perfect place to unwind.

Vuda Point Marina Address: Viseisei, Fiji

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm

The Boatshed Restaurant Address: 899P+4FX, Viseisei, Fiji

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm

Day 6

Morning: Day Trip to the Yasawa Islands

Beautiful views of the Yasawa Islands
Beautiful views of the Yasawa IslandsShutterstock

Set off early for a day trip to the Yasawa Islands, known for their stunning beauty and tranquillity. Join a tour that takes you to some of the most beautiful spots in the Yasawas, such as the Blue Lagoon and the Sawa-i-Lau Caves. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, and exploring these idyllic islands.

Afternoon: Lunch on a Private Island

Many tours include a stop at a private island for lunch. You can enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch on the beach, including freshly caught fish, salads, and tropical fruits. After lunch, you can relax on the beach, swim in the clear waters, or explore the island at your leisure.

Evening: Return to Your Resort and Enjoy a Quiet Evening

Once you return to your resort in the evening, take it easy and unwind. Enjoy a peaceful dinner at your hotel's restaurant, and consider trying some local Fijian dishes that you haven't experienced yet. Reflect on the day's adventures and prepare for your final Fiji day.

Day 7

Morning: Visit to Navala Village

Panoramic landscape view of Fijian bures in Navala village
Panoramic landscape view of Fijian bures in Navala villageShutterstock

On your final day, make sure to visit Navala Village, one of the few remaining traditional Fijian villages with thatched bures (huts). You can take part in a kava ceremony, discover more about village life, and enjoy the friendly welcome of the villagers. This experience provides a profound understanding of Fijian culture and traditions.

Afternoon: Lunch at a Local Eatery and Final Shopping in Nadi

Head back to Nadi for a late lunch at a local eatery such as Mama’s Pizza, known for its delicious and hearty meals. Spend the afternoon shopping for last-minute souvenirs and gifts. Visit the local markets or the more modern Tappoo City for various options.

Address: 5CX8+XMF, Sagayam Road, Nadi, Fiji

Timings: 10 am to 11 pm

Evening: Farewell Dinner and Departure

Wrap up your Fijian adventure with a farewell dinner at one of Nadi’s upscale restaurants. Indulge in a gourmet meal and reflect on your trip as you get ready to leave. Then, make your way to Nadi International Airport for your flight home, carrying unforgettable memories of your time in Fiji with you.

Visa Requirements

Indian citizens do not require a pre-entry visa to enter Fiji. Instead, they can obtain a visitor permit or visa upon arrival. To obtain a visa on arrival, travellers must present a valid passport with at least six months of validity beyond their intended stay, a confirmed return or onward air ticket, a hotel booking, and original bank statements from the last three months showing sufficient funds.

Getting There

Nadi International Airport is the main airport connecting all the countries around. The fastest way to get from India to Fiji is to fly, which takes 21h 10m and costs INR 45,829.58 (USD 550)—INR 1,16,657.10 (USD 1,400). The distance between India and Fiji is 10,688 km.

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