One great land activity that is also a wonderful way to explore Fiji is horseback riding. There is nothing like the relaxed and serene feeling you get from exploring the gorgeous Fijian nature on the back of a horse. No matter what your level of experience, a guide will be able to pick out the right horse for you.
There are a number of resorts and tours in Fiji that offer horseback riding. However, you should check with your resort or tour to see if there are any age limits, height, or weight restrictions. It is also recommended that you wear long pants and close-toed shoes when riding.
The Turtle Island resort on beautiful Turtle Island located in the Yasawa group and near Nadi, offers excellent horseback riding, which is actually included with your stay. You can choose from a variety of saddles to ensure that you have a comfortable ride. A horseman will show you the trails and numerous tropical beaches, as well as other areas of the island. Usually rides on the island will begin just before dawn, when you can take in the lovely tropical sunrise.
The main island of Viti Levu has some great horse-riding treks. The Wellesley Resort at the Coral Coast offers horseback riding trips that will take you within the beauty of Fiji’s hidden interiors. On horseback, you will visit remote mountain areas, as well as Indian cane farms and Fijian villages.
There are also horse-riding trails near the Taunovo Bay Resort at Pacific Harbour, and you can even ride on the Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi.
One great resort on this island for your horseback riding adventures is Maravu Plantation. Besides the lush tropical scenery and other various activities, horseback riding is available anytime at this beach resort from sunrise to sunset. Maravu’s staff will guide you as you explore plantation trails, rainforest and jungle trails and the various forms of nature and wildlife, especially the amazing diversity of birds.
There are many scenic areas to see in Savusavu while on horseback, including the beautiful Koro Sea, white-sand beaches and other tropical surroundings. The private Namale Resort, which has ocean bures that overlook the Koro Sea, offers horse-riding trips, as well as many other activities, so you can explore everything the island has to offer in a fun and unique way.
The Jean Michel Cousteau Resort also offers horseback riding as part of its list of various recreational activities.