Last weekend I took a day trip to Pacific Harbour, located about an hour from Suva. Pacific Harbour is a popular destination for the locals, tourists and expats due to its location from Suva. It’s perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway. It took me almost 6 months to finally get my tired, overworked ass to the nearest beach from the capital. This was my first trip outside of Suva so you can imagine I was pretty pumped for this little getaway. I took a bus from the Suva Bus Station, which passed through Pacific Harbour on its way to Nadi. It was about an hour bus ride and I hung out at the swimming pool and the beach in front of the Pearl Resort.
There were lots of tourists taking advantage of the beautiful sunny weather at the pool. Although I was tempted to jump into the pool and cool off from the Fiji heat, I decided to spend my time exploring the beach.
Not sure if you can tell from the picture but Pacific Harbour was crazy windy! I’ve heard from my colleagues that the beach at Pacific Harbour isn’t crystal clear and picture perfect, but I had no idea it would tip off my tripod every second. Also my hair was all over the place…the wind at Pacific Harbour took salty air to a whole new level. Regardless of my hair blowing in the wind (read: constantly covering half of my face), I still had a good time capturing the beach with my camera. Too bad the pictures didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped (I blame you, wind!). I also didn’t stay until the sunset but I know it would’ve been breathtaking.
Pacific Harbour is also famous for scuba diving, especially shark diving – a bucket list item for scuba divers! I haven’t had a chance to go yet but it’s on top of my list of things to do in Fiji. It’s a bit pricey and I don’t have an underwater action camera to document the moment of witnessing 40+ sharks at once, so I’m waiting until I’m fully equipped for the dive. There’re also jet ski tours and trips to Beqa Island, which I’m very excited to cover in my future posts. A day trip was obviously not enough to fully experience Pacific Harbour so I’ll most certainly return for a full weekend!
Have you been to Pacific Harbour? Do you have plans to visit in the near future? Let me know in the comment below!