I've never been into beach vacations, I'd much rather be active, whether in nature or exploring cities. But it made sense to stop for a couple days in Fiji on the way home from New Zealand. I have to say, it was a very nice stopover. I wouldn't want to stay much longer, but good food, fun activities, good snorkeling.
But unlike many people who visit Fiji and get transferred directly to & from their resort, we rented a car and saw a bit more. We went to a national park and hiked, even though it was ridiculously hot & humid. We ate at a local restaurant, which was dealing with a common power outage but was still able to make wood fired pizza. And we ate lunch with locals on the beach, a request which apparently is so rare that they were calling family members to figure out who would be where with food to sell.
Great resort experience, with friendly attentive staff, good reasonably priced food, and very family friendly activities
Points of interest
Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park
A great place to take a short hike, with a variety of biomes