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Better Together: Gather the Gang for Island Adventures in Fiji

Looking for ways to have a ton of group fun while visiting some of the most beautiful islands on Earth? Fiji’s an ideal place for groups to gather for a special incentive trip or event to remember.

And while the white sand beaches and pristine seas surrounding the islands are reward enough for making the journey to this Pacific paradise, you’ll be glad to know there are all kinds of ways for groups to make memories for a lifetime in the warm Fijian sun.

Day Cruise to the Mamanuca Islands

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Find paradise in the Mamanuca Islands. (Photo: Getty Images)

The concierges at the Sheraton Fiji Resort and The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji can arrange day-trip cruises that depart near the hotels at Port Denarau Marina and bring your group to visit nearby islands.

A favorite group outing is the full-day cruise to visit Castaway Island Resort with South Sea Cruises. Your group will board a high-speed catamaran to reach this pristine paradise in the Mamanuca Islands where you can spend the day snorkeling over coral reefs right off the sugary beach or enjoying the resort’s kayaks, catamarans and windsurfing boards.

Since only 20 day-trippers are allowed here each day, you can count on a true private-island experience complete with lunch in a beachside restaurant and warm Fijian hospitality.

Sigatoka River Safari

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Sate your need for speed on a speedy boat tour. (Photo: Getty Images)

Challenge your entourage to the thrill of a group jet-boat ride and authentic cultural tour during half-day adventures with Sigatoka River Safari. It’s a group bonding experience, to be sure, as you speed along in a jet boat, covering 10 miles of the Sigatoka River — the longest river on the island of Viti Levu — while visiting authentic Fijian villages and seeing how local people live.

Your group will even be invited into the bure (home) of a local village chief to take part in a kava ceremony, the most Fijian of welcome rituals. Watch as the villagers grind and strain the kava root through a cloth into a large, wooden, communal bowl. It will then be shared with the group. You’ll learn the etiquette for clapping before and after you drink it and why the ritual is so important in Fijian culture.

Kula Eco Park

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Embrace the islands’ natural wonders. (Photo: Getty Images)

Part adventure park and part eco-facility and natural forest, this top-rated Fiji attraction makes for a fun day out when you’re looking for a break from the beach.

There’s truly something for every member of your party to enjoy here, whether it’s riding the park’s watersides and roller-coaster zip rail, strolling nature trails through the natural forest or visiting captive breeding facilities to see how Fiji’s endangered species are being protected.

Coral Cats Private Sailing Charters

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Unwind over water on a catamaran excursion. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pleasing a group is a cinch when you can offer various ways to enjoy your destination all together. And during private day trips with Coral Cats catamarans, you can chart a course that includes sailing, fishing and even surfing during exciting day trips.

Stop for a Fijian barbecue lunch and ice-cold beers on a beautiful island. And when the sailing conditions allow, the captain will even let people in your party try their hands at steering the ship and trimming the sails.

Flavours of Fiji Cooking School

You hardly need a ropes course for a fun team-building experience. Split into groups and challenge your gang to cook up an authentic Fijian feast during cooking classes at the Flavours of Fiji Cooking School in Nadi.

The school offers a fun “Mastercook Challenge” private event designed specifically for groups that will have everyone working together while learning Fijian and Indo-Fijian cooking techniques. At the end, sit down with your crew to enjoy the fruits of your labor in the form of a decadent feast.