A vacation in Fiji is incomplete if you miss the underwater experience. Fiji Island is a agglomeration of over three hundred twenty tropical atolls and more than 500 isles and cays. The country flaunts some of the best snorkeling sites across the world. Whether is about the beauty of shallow coral reefs or the abundance of aquatic species, snorkeling is truly an experience that should not be missed when in Fiji.
The country is often even complimented with the tag of “Soft Coral Capital of the World” with a variety of more than 390 coral species. The healthy water with right warm temperature and rich nutritional coral of Fiji attracts more than 1500 tropical aquatic species. So, if you are in Fiji, Snorkeling is one experience that will add to the excitement and beauty of your vacation. Let’s explore some of the Best Spots in Fiji for Snorkeling.
Located to the south of Viti Levu, Beqa Lagoon is spread over 100 square miles of crystal clear turquoise water surrounded by around 30 km of barrier reef. The Lagoon has one of the largest barrier reefs in the world. You can find a wide variety of aquatic species and colorful corals here.
Snorkeling in Yasawa Islands is one of the best experiences that Fiji offers to divers and water lovers. Some of the popular snorkeling spots in Yasawa Islands Manta Ray Island, Waya Island, Blue Lagoon, Nacula Island and Naviti Island.
Snorkeling in the Yasawa Islands Chains is your perfect chance to catch the sight of spectacular aquatic species like Manta Rays and several more. Some islands from Yasawa Island chain features beautiful snorkeling sights right from the beach.
Viti Levu, Natadola Bay
Located at an hour’s drive from South of Nadi’s International Airport, Natadola Bay is yet another easily accessible and one of the best snorkeling destinations in Fiji.
Barrier Reef, Kadavu
Kadavu is considered as one of the largest barrier reefs in Fiji. Famous with the name, the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef that stretches to 60 miles along Kadavu is a popular snorkeling destination in Fiji Island.
The Rainbow Reef located on Vanua Levu south coast is a snorkeling spot that you can definitely ask for in Kadavu Island.
The Mamanuca Islands
Located in the west of Nadi, Denarau Marina is an easily accessible snorkeling spots where you can snorkel to site of one of the finest coral and aquatic species in Fiji.
The resort features surroundings of beautiful reef sanctuary and is a popular snorkeling spot in Fiji. If you are staying at the resort, you can get in touch with the staff to know more about it.
Generally, Fiji weather supports Snorkeling through out the year as water temperature stays around pleasant warm of 27°C (81°F) throughout, except for few months like November to March. The months of May, June, July , August , September and October are considered as the best months for snorkeling. These are the dry months in Fiji and offers clear visual site of underwater corals and reefs including some of the rare and uncommon species like Manta Rays, Sea Turtle, Dolphins, whales, several shark species, angel fish etc.