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Top things to do in Beachcomber Island
Travelers flock to this small, sun-drenched outcrop for activity-filled days and party-filled nights. Beachcomber Island is part of the Mamanuca island chain, just a short boat ride northwest of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. The island is one of the smallest in the group and features just one resort. The Beachcomber Island Resort is aimed at young travelers who are looking for minimal fuss and maximum fun. Three meals are served daily, and the rest of what you do is up to you.
Snorkeling off any part of the island is a great way to start the day. Wade into the water to discover a colorful garden of corals and fish. Join a dive boat tour to the outer reefs for the chance to swim with reef sharks and rays. The resort has qualified instructors on hand to share their knowledge and favorite spots.
Adrenalin junkies can Jet-Ski, wakeboard or parasail high above this tiny island. For a more mellow experience, grab a sea kayak and a friend and head off into the shimmering blue waters. The resort has plenty of equipment and staff to help you with whatever activities you choose.
One thing’s for certain: you won’t be bored here.Try your hand at coconut tree climbing or join a traditional Fijian cooking class. The resort also offers volleyball, mini-golf and turtle feeding and, most importantly for some, cold beer on tap.
The island is small enough to walk around comfortably, which is nice way to wind up the day. Once the sun goes down, the beach is the stage for nightly shows that range from live music and dancing to traditional fire twirlers. A barefoot beach bar keeps the drinks flowing into the evening.
Beachcomber Island is a perfect party oasis for the budget traveler. The resort crowd is generally young and the island gets very busy during peak season around June to October. Accommodation ranges from oceanfront bures (wood and straw hut) to dorms. Beachcomber Island is one of the easiest Fijian islands to access and is only a short ferry ride from Port Denarau.