Fiji Oceania Travel

A Day Trip to Pacific Harbour

Pacific Harbour Fiji

Last weekend I took a day trip to Pacific Harbour, located about an hour from Suva. 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 Pac 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.
 

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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.

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Not sure if you can tell from the picture but Pac Harbour was crazy windy! I’ve heard from my colleagues that the beach at Pac 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 Pac Harbour took salty air to a whole new level.Β 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.

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Pac Harbour is also famous for scuba diving, especially shark diving – aΒ 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 pricy 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 Pac Harbour so I’ll most certainly return!

 

Have you been to Pacific Harbour? Do you have plans to visit in the near future? Let me know in the comment below!Β 

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67 Comments

  • Reply
    Stefan
    November 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Wow, Pacific Harbor looks like such a beautiful place! Looks like you got really lucky too with hardly anyone around. So peaceful! Great photos too! πŸ™‚

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      susie
      November 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

      It was beautiful but super windy, you should’ve seen my hair haha. But yes it was peaceful and quiet πŸ™‚ can’t wait to return and take more photos!

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    All blogroll
    November 14, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Wow, this is wonderful place. I want ti be there some time!

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      susie
      November 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      You should visit one day πŸ™‚ it’ll be windy but still beautiful!

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    Cynthia
    November 14, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    It’s such a beautiful place to unwind. Great shots Susie!

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      susie
      November 14, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      It was so peaceful and relaxing, definitely a good place to switch off πŸ™‚

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    Bushra
    November 18, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Beautiful place and amazing pictures… Really want to visit this place… <3

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      susie
      November 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks Bushra, I hope you get to visit one day πŸ™‚

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    Maria
    November 18, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I’m so jealous! This place looks literally like paradise meanwhile I’m freezing in europe’s cold weather πŸ™
    hope you’re enjoying and having the best time πŸ™‚

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      susie
      November 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Aw I actually miss the cold weather in Europe :/ never thought I’d say this! Can’t wait to share more posts on Fiji πŸ™‚

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    Rose
    November 18, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    It’s a shame it took you so long to get there. Obviously you enjoyed it. The beach is beautiful and you should get out there to enjoy it more often. It looks like a great place to visit and relax.

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      susie
      November 18, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      I know right? Work is consuming my soul but my goal is to get out and explore twice a month πŸ™‚

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    robin rue
    November 18, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    That sounds like such a great daytrip. It’s winter here in Boston, so I would give anything to be there right now.

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      susie
      November 18, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      It was a nice getaway πŸ™‚ I actually miss the snow and winter, it’s cyclone season here so we’re expecting a lot of rain.

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    Amber Myers
    November 18, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    What a stunning area. I want to be here! It looks so relaxing.

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      susie
      November 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks Amber πŸ™‚ It was nice and relaxing except I had to fight the wind messing up my hair πŸ˜€

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    November 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    We really enjoy taking day trips! This place looks breathtakingly beautiful! Such a beautiful beach and water.

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      susie
      November 18, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      I love taking day trips as well! But next time I think I’ll spend the night and see how I like it πŸ™‚

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    Milton Goh
    November 18, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Wow Pacific Harbour looks like a beautiful place for seaside and sea-based activities and games! I love scenic places like this. πŸ™‚

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      susie
      November 18, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks Milton! Pacific Harbour is actually famous for water sports such as shark diving and snorkeling. Can’t wait to return πŸ™‚

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    Rahul Khurana
    November 18, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    The place looks so beautiful and worth exploring. I am sure you had a good time and managed to do some other things as well apart from managing your hair. Don’t too many tourists visit this place?

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      susie
      November 18, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      I did have a good time despite the wind πŸ™‚ There were some tourists but they tend to stick to the west of the island, so not a lot of them actually make it to where I am!

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    Akamatra
    November 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Oh wow! I haven’t been to Fiji but I love your photos (wind and everything!). Maybe I should put this on my bucket list!

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      susie
      November 18, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks Akamatra! Highly recommend adding Fiji to your bucket list πŸ˜‰

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    Sarah Bailey
    November 19, 2017 at 5:02 am

    Wow what an absolutely beautiful looking place to go! The water looks so clear and inviting for a swim!

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      susie
      November 19, 2017 at 11:04 am

      It was beautiful πŸ™‚ Next time I go I’m definitely going for a dip!

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    Heidi
    November 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I think your pictures are beautiful despite the wind. What a gorgeous beach.

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      susie
      November 19, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks Heidi! I can’t wait to return for more beach time πŸ™‚

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    Claudia Krusch
    November 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Pacific Harbour looks like a great place for me. I love to relax at the beach on the weekends. I will have to check Pacific Harbour out the next time I am in the area.

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      susie
      November 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      It was nice and relaxing and not too many people were around! Definitely check it out πŸ™‚

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    Luna Reele
    November 19, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    great article, great photos. Definitely made me want to visit there.

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      susie
      November 19, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks Luna, hoping you’d visit one day!

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    Jen Walker
    November 19, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    I have never been to Fiji before, but with these views, I’m definitely going to have to visit sooner rather than later. I don’t SCUBA, but my husband does and would love to SCUBA with sharks!

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      susie
      November 19, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Oh if he’s a scuba diver then he’d love the shark diving here! It’s on every scuba diver’s bucket list including mine πŸ™‚ Hope you and your husband visit Fiji soon!

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    Denay DeGuzman
    November 19, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Wow! This location looks like Paradise. Thank you so much for sharing information and images – they’ve sparked my wanderlust spirit!

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      susie
      November 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks Denay, so happy to hear that πŸ™‚ hope you visit Fiji one day!

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    Bismah-Bonnie
    November 20, 2017 at 5:21 am

    I have never been to Pacific Harbor before. It looks like a great place to relax and try out scuba diving. I would love to spend a weekend there!

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      susie
      November 20, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      It was nice and relaxing, I can’t wait to go back for another weekend (and maybe try the shark diving I’ve been dying to!)

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    Angela Milnes
    November 20, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Those are some gorgeous beaches. I really need to check out the Pacific Harbour.

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      susie
      November 20, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Highly recommend πŸ˜‰

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    Acupofassamtea
    November 20, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Those photos are gorgeous. Pacific harbor looks like a cool place to visit.

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      susie
      November 20, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Thanks, it sure is!

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    Ruth I.
    November 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    You are so lucky to be able to take a day trip to Pacific Harbour! I would give anything to be able to do that! I bet it’s even more pretty in person!

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      susie
      November 23, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks Ruth! It was indeed even more beautiful in person πŸ™‚ can’t wait to share more pics of Fiji!

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    Laura
    November 21, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Looks like an amazing place! Have to go there!

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      susie
      November 23, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Highly recommend πŸ™‚

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    Shell
    November 21, 2017 at 1:50 am

    What an absolutely beautiful and wonderful place to visit!!! Your photographs are so gorgeous!!!!

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      susie
      November 23, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks Shell! Can’t wait to share more photos of Fiji πŸ™‚

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    Hannah Marie
    November 21, 2017 at 2:45 am

    I can only imagine how gorgeous the reefs are there at Pacific Harbour! I wouldn’t want to do the shark dives tho! Nope! That’s way too scary for me!

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      susie
      November 23, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      Haha it sounds a bit intimidating for me as well but I’ve heard so many good things about it so I’ll go one day πŸ™‚ Let’s see how it goes!

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    Jake Ferrer
    November 21, 2017 at 2:50 am

    Oh. This is a cool place. My cousins will love it. They are fond of scuba diving. Hope you had a great time.

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      susie
      November 23, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks Jake! And your cousins will love the shark diving!

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    Ching
    November 21, 2017 at 3:34 am

    No, I’ve never been there! I can totally tell from the photos how windy it was there! Glad you decided to take some time to get away! Much braver than I to even consider diving with sharks though!

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      susie
      November 23, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks Ching πŸ™‚ Haha I’m a bit scared to go shark diving but I’ve heard many good reviews so I’ll give it a try πŸ™‚ We’ll see how it goes!

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    Shannon Sawicki
    November 21, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Looks like a relaxing place, and the beach isn’t busy which is always nice.

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      susie
      November 23, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      I love me some quiet beach time πŸ™‚ it’s best when you have the beach all to yourself!

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    Luci
    November 21, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Pearl Harbor looks like a beautiful place, if I ever go to Hawaii I would go there just for the history.

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      susie
      November 23, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Luci, this place is Pacific Harbour in Fiji, not Pearl Harbor in Hawaii πŸ™‚

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    Khushboo
    November 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

    That’s a beautiful place to relax and have quality time..all pics are amazing..

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      susie
      November 23, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks Khushboo! It was so nice and relaxing, can’t wait to return and take more pics πŸ™‚

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    Preet
    November 21, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I haven’t been to Pacific Harbor beach, it looks so beautiful and at the same time so peaceful. I would love to add it to my travel list, you pictures alone are making me feel relaxed.

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      susie
      November 23, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks Preet, I really hope you get to visit Pacific Harbour one day πŸ™‚ it’s beautiful and perfect to switch off and relax!

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    angie
    November 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    to live a day trip away from so much beauty I can only imagine how that much feel

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      susie
      November 23, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      I’m very lucky to live so close to a beautiful beach πŸ™‚ I need to visit more often!

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    Leo T. Ly
    November 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    After seeing your pictures I definitely want to make plans to visit Pacific Harbour. The beach is so beautiful. I wouldn’t mind staying there for more than a weekend.

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    Elizabeth O
    November 25, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Pacific Harbour is still on my bucket list. Lol!! Such a beautiful and amazing place to visit. the peaceful and beautiful scenery is so fulfilling. and I really love it.

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    Elizabeth O
    November 25, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Pacific Harbour is still on my bucket list. Lol!! Such a beautiful and amazing place to visit. the peaceful and beautiful scenery is so fulfilling. and I really love seeing it.

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