This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Pacific Harbour.
Pacific Harbour is a must-stay spot if you are touring the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu. The town is ideally situated around forty minutes' drive from the capital Suva, and approximately three hours from Nadi, where the majority of the international flights arrive. Whilst it is a relatively small resort, it provides all the facilities the independent traveler requires, including a well-stocked supermarket, a post office, laundrette, a Fijian cultural centre which showcases aspects of traditional village life, and a number of bars/restaurants and better-than-average souvenir shops.
Pacific Harbour hostels, in keeping with much of the independent accommodation in Fiji, are "resort style" and offer a range of sleeping options from dorms to private bures with beachfront views. They are well located for the use of the local facilities and can be useful sources of information for the many activities available in the area.
Over the past few years Pacific Harbour has become best known as the "adventure capital" of Fiji. Activities that are available in the area include river rafting, diving (particularly the shark dives at the Beqa Lagoon, for experienced divers only), and jungle treks including waterfall swimming. There are also a zip wire and high ropes course for the adrenalin junkie, and, if you prefer a more sedate form of activity, there is even a golf course!
Whilst Pacific Harbour is a small town and caters predominantly to the tourist community, it provides a wider-than-average range of facilities and is well worth a visit for a few days of rest and relaxation on the beach or scaring yourself silly taking part in some of the more adventurous activities on offer here!
Written by local enthusiast for Pacific Harbour hostelsHowellsey