Garden of the Sleeping Giant

Nadi, Suva & Viti Levu

More than a garden, this must-see spot is an absolute botanic bonanza. Abloom with more than 2000 varieties of orchids, plus indigenous flora and other tropical beauties, the 20-hectare plantation makes for a gorgeous getaway. Peak flowering seasons are June to July and November to December, but expect a brilliant display year-round. Tours are included in the entrance fee, or go on a solo meander along the jungle boardwalk.

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1.85 MILES

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2. Lomolomo Guns

2.28 MILES

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3. Craft Market

3.92 MILES

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4. New Town Beach


Long stretch of sand dotted with budget accommodation and wealthy residential properties.

5. Wailoaloa Beach

5.76 MILES

Not very swimmable, but decent for sunbathing or a game of beach rugby, Wailoaloa is home to a cluster of budget resorts.

6. Sri Krishna Kaliya Temple


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7. Mosque

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8. Big Bula Inflatable Waterpark

7.78 MILES

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