Pacific Harbour is the epicentre of dive tourism on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu. If your Fiji diving experience does not include venturing to the outer islands then we strongly recommend spending some time in Pacific Harbour.
Those adrenalin-charged shark diving videos you may have seen are from Shark Reef, the spot that has made Pacific Harbour world-famous. There can be as many as 8 different species of shark in the water with you, including BIG ones like tiger sharks and bull sharks.
It is also worth noting that Pacific Harbour is not just about scuba diving; it is also the adventure capital of Fiji. Activities include white-water rafting, rainforest zip-lining, horse riding, golf and surfing. Fun for all the family!
Select from a broad range of recommendations, including deluxe beach resorts, hotels, youthful party resorts, guesthouses and village homestays to suit all budgets. hotelscombined.com, our affiliated hotel reservation agents, have a wonderful choice of accommodation in Pacific Harbour to suit all divers' tastes.
Whichever option you choose, stays of 1 week are ideal. Packages normally include scuba diving, drinks and lunch.
It's also possible to visit Fiji on a diving cruise, if you prefer.
As with all of Fiji, the climate is tropical, so it remains warm year-round with little temperature variation. The warmest months are January to March when the mercury rises to 29-30°C. It normally only cools by about 3°C during the winter period of July to September. Summer rain can reduce visibility a little although the water temperatures are in the warmer range of 28-29°C rather than winter’s 25-26°C. Bull sharks will disappear from November to January for mating purposes, and June to August represents the best chance for you to see tiger sharks. The remaining species are present more or less all year through.
See our Viti Levu tourist information section for details on how to get there.
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In addition to the excellent diving opportunities around Pacific Harbour and Beqa Lagoon, there is no shortage of opportunities to keep you busy. There are golf courses, an arts village, Kila Eco Adventure Park, cultural village visits. There are watersports galore such as jetski safaris, fishing trips, surfing daytrips and river rafting tours. There are waterfalls to visit, forest trails to hike and zip-lines to whizz through the tree-tops on. The list goes on…
Visit our Viti Levu tourist activities page for a more comprehensive list of fun tourist activities.
There is a reasonably wide choice of dining establishments in Pacific Harbour, from simple cafes to beautiful restaurants. The food tends to be more international than Fijian, with an emphasis on seafood.
Check out the great coffee and tasty grub at the Skinny Bean Café. The tantalisingly named Seduce is considered by some to be the best (and most romantic) eatery in Pacific Harbour with views of Beqa Island. They have a good reputation for steaks. There is a good children’s menu at The Pearl South Pacific. Head to the simple Kumaran Restaurant or Rik’s Harbour Restaurant for a memorable Fijian-style curry.
The Arts Village in Pacific Harbour is a nice place for shopping with a range of small local boutiques selling clothes, jewellery, handicrafts, carvings and food. You can happily spend a couple of hours pottering around here. There is little else in the way of shopping in Pacific Harbour except for boutiques in the better hotels.
Many hotels and resorts will transport their guests about the area, but there are also unmetered local taxis around so agree a price before you get in. Buses snake around the island of Viti Levu so it is always possible to hop on a bus between towns.