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When you think of Taveuni – Fiji's third-largest island – you should picture snorkeling and scuba diving. The coral reefs are unbelievably gorgeous and diverse. The world-famous Rainbow Reef sits off this island, which plays host to a colorful array of corals and the stunning Great White Wall. But you can be shocked and awed on dry land, too.

Several hikes like the Lavena Coastal Walk (which terminates at a waterfall pool) and the Vidawa Rainforest Trail will afford you beautiful vistas. Both of these hikes are in or near Bouma National Heritage Park. You'll pay a small fee to access the park, but visitors say it is worth the price of admission. You can hitch a ride to Taveuni by plane or boat from Viti Levu or Vanua Levu (to learn more, check out our guide to Getting Around Fiji). If you choose to fly, be sure to book a few extra days on either end of your stay, as planes are sometimes cancelled or delayed for weather. Getting to Taveuni from Vanua Levu by boat will take about two hours. For more information, visit the tourism website.

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If you're looking for a beautiful, central place to stay and enjoy the beach, the Coral Coast is a good bet. You'll find it on the southwest side of Viti Levu. Along its pearly white sands, you'll spot resorts and hotels galore. But even if you're not staying at one of these, you can access the shoreline from Queens Road, which runs between Nadi and Suva. Be sure to bring water, snacks and sunscreen with you, especially if you're not staying in one of the adjacent properties.

Energetic travelers will love the Coral Coast for its athletic offerings, such as Ecotrax, which offers rail-mounted push carriages that take visitors through lush Fijian landscapes. Visitors can also immerse themselves in Fijian culture for a day with the Fiji Heritage and Culture tour which takes visitors to places such as a pottery village and Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park. For more information, visit the website.

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