Vanua Levu

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Head to Fiji’s second-largest island, Vanua Levu, and discover more palm trees than people! Nestled between lush green mountains and bright turquoise waters, Vanua Levu is located just 64 kilometres north of the main island. While there are plenty of beautiful accommodation options on Vanua Levu, the island remains relatively untouched by modern tourism and commercial development. As such, Vanua Levu is the ideal destination to immerse yourself in rural Fijian life and traditions. 

With unbelievably abundant coral reef systems just minutes from the island, it’s no surprise that diving and snorkelling are amongst the most popular activities in Vanua Levu. Discover colourful hard corals on a snorkel trip from Split Rock and Natewa Bay, while more serious scuba divers can jump into the waters of Namena Marine Reserve. Plus, just north of Vanua Levu you’ll find the Great Sea Reef, the third-longest continuous barrier reef system in the world. 

Of course, there are endless other things to do in Vanua Levu beyond just diving and snorkelling. Adventure lovers can take a tubing trip down the Sekawa River, hike to pounding waterfalls and soak in a hot mud spa in the middle of the jungle. For something a little different, you can also visit a working pearl farm or learn about the chocolate-making process on the Kokomana Chocolate Tour. 


If you choose to holiday in Vanua Levu, you’ll most likely stay in Savusavu. This quaint coastal town, built on the backs of Fiji’s sandalwood, copra and sea cucumber trades, is the island’s main tourism hub and is home to many beachfront resorts.