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Less developed and frequented by tourists, Vanua Levu is Fiji’s second largest island. Divers enjoy easy access to one of the best areas in the country, plus picturesque beaches and unspoiled nature.

The main town of Savusavu is a short flight from Nadi yet a world away. The island is renowned for its sugar cane fields, amazing beaches, hot springs, pearl farm, yachting community and access to the Namena Marine Reserve which was established in 1997 and stretches between here and Viti Levu, the main island.

Savusavu is a one kilometre stretch along a main road located in a protected bay. The rustic town has transport links to Labasa in the north, but the majority of the population live in remote villages. Natewa Bay, to the east, is home to a community of spinner and bottlenose dolphins.

Vanua Levu offers the visitor an ideal opportunity to observe local traditions and culture, relatively untarnished by tourism.

The Namena Marine Protected Area is home to pristine reefs, huge schools of barracuda, jacks and snappers as well as being a migratory pathway for humpback whales, nesting beaches for turtles and protected bird species. Underwater highlights include colourful soft coral reefs, hawksbill and green turtles and scalloped hammerhead shark sightings.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: scalloped hammerhead shark, white-tip reef shark, grey reef shark, hawksbill turtle
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Koro Sun Resort

Located on the island of Vanua Levu, this family friendly resort is surrounded by lush rainforest, built amongst a coconut plantation and sitting on the shores of the Koro Sea in a private lagoon.