Sigatoka is a town located in the southernmost part of the Fijian Island, Viti Levu. Holiday makers visit this part of Fiji to explore its culture, history and nature. A holiday rental here is just perfect for exploring and relaxing.
You should not miss one extremely important thing while in Sigatoka, and that is to visit the Sigatoka Sand Dunes. The place is one of the main tourist attractions of Fiji. These dunes were designated as the first National Park of Fiji in the year 1989. They have an amazingly rich blend of ecological, geographical and cultural features. Fruit Bats, Fiji Goshawks and the Fiji Bush Warbler are a few rare sightings of this place. Visitors would be surprised to spot shards of Lapita pottery, stone tools and sometimes even human remains, around the dunes and on the beachfront. These remains and ancient tools have been left uncovered by the natural processes. Previous archaeological excavations have brought some amazing remains into light signaling further discoveries with time.
Sigatoka nurtures some of the best beaches on the whole of Viti Levu. These beaches offer tourists a perfect place for relaxation and having fun. One can choose to spend a lazy afternoon here or try out some sports such as fishing, sailing, water skiing, surfing, swimming and windsurfing. Some of the other activities that you can enjoy here include horse riding , cycling, walking, bird watching and mountain biking.
A day trip to Nadi is an absolute must if you are willing to leave the comforts of your holiday rental. Nadi is the third largest city on the Fiji Islands and is a magnificent place bustling with a number of tourist attractions. The first place that ought to be on your itinerary is the Garden of The Sleeping Giant. This garden was designed at the first place to house a collection of Raymond Burr’s orchids. Visitors now flock this place to see a variety of colorful orchids (almost 2000 of them) including rare Fijian orchids. One must also visit the holy Sri Suva Subramaniya Swami Temple, a shrine of Hindu deity, Lord Murugan.
The climate in Sigatoka is same all throughout the year and the good thing is that it usually remains at 27 degree Celsius during the day with the mercury dipping down by a few degrees at night. Humidity at the place depends on the time of the year. It is best to visit the place in the months of May and November when humidity is at its least. With such lovely weather, Sigatoka is a great place to rent holiday accommodation all year round.
For reaching Sigatoka one can fly to Nadi International Airport (NAN), a place located merely 100 kilometers north of the town. In Australia you can fly direct to NAN from Sydney, Mebourne and Perth. Direct flights from New Zealand to NAN depart from Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch.