About a 10 minute drive north of Nadi there is a turn off near the Mountain of the Sleeping Giant. There you will find the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. if you love flowers you will be amazed at all the lovely orchids on display here. There are also many tall trees and if you are lucky you will see some pretty Collared Lory's here. The Lory's are active little parrott's that are green, dark blue, and brilliant red in color.
If you have planned your stay, or will be planning your stay to be a liveaboard diving trip, try to see if your boat has any agreements with the local islands. If you are privileged enough, your boat might have permissions to beach on the local islands were other civilians are not allowed. You can walk among the small villages. The school kids will rush to your side eager to meet and greet you and be your tour guide for some pocket change. You could even be invited in to see a local dance and sip some cava.