A series of picture perfect coral atolls and small volcanic islands sprinkled like pearls through the large lagoons. The sea surrounding these Fiji Islands is sublime: turquoise coloured and beautifully warm, excellent for snorkelling and diving. The small Fiji Islands are encircled by soft, white sand.
Discover the castaway magic of the South Pacific within surroundings of incredible natural beauty. The intoxicating combination of a tropical Islands, sandy beaches, blue lagoons and Fijian charm.
Viti Levu is the largest of Fiji’s 333 islands referred to as ‘the mainland’. It is the hub of the Fiji Islands with travellers arriving at Nadi International Airport for their first encounter with the enormous friendliness of the Fijian people. The warm hearted native Fijians will welcome you with sunny smiles, an easygoing manner and their spontaneous good humour.
Three-quarters of the population reside on Viti Levu, mostly in the three largest cities of Suva, Lautoka and Nadi. Nadi has a colourful market and a number of good restaurants and bars. Twenty minutes drive south of Nadi is Denarau Island, a man-made island of waterways, gardens and golf courses and the preferred locale for larger resorts.
The island’s interior’s dramatic highlands and cooler temperatures offer national parks, waterfalls, local village, breathtaking views and a history of hill forts. The Coral Coast, running along the southern shores is home to the world’s second largest single reef so snorkelling and scuba diving here is excellent. The rainier season usually occurs between December and March so May to October is the ideal time to visit.
Getting Around Viti Levu
Elegant Resorts & Villas will arrange applicable transfers from Nadi Airport to your resort. Whilst the major roads are sealed some interior roads can be bumpy which adds to the adventure.
“Palm-draped beaches and stunning blue lagoons”
A series of picture perfect coral atolls and small volcanic islands sprinkled like pearls through the large lagoons of the Malolo Barrier Reef and Viti Levu. The sea surrounding these islands is sublime: turquoise coloured and beautifully warm, excellent for snorkelling and diving and full of sea life. The small islands are encircled by soft, white sand and the evening sunsets are to die for.
The twenty plus islands usually host just one resort. Most have facilities for the water enthusiast, including PADI dive masters, sea kayaks, and deep sea fishing and parasailing. The Mamanuca Islands are in the driest and warmest area of Fiji, which means sun and fun most of the year.
Their location, clearly visible and beckoning from just a few kilometres off the west coast of Fiji’s main island makes for a popular resort destination. The furthest of the islands, Tokoriki, is less than 32 kilometres from Nadi Airport.
The reefs around this area drop off to abyssal depths and the Mamanuca island group has become famous for dive sites such as The Salamander shipwreck, Sherwood Forest and Plantation Pinnacles. Expect crystal clear wall dives with lots of hard corals, large schools of pelagic fish and plentiful reef sharks
Getting To The Mamanucas
The islands are easily accessible from Nadi by regular ferry services from Denarau Island or by privately chartered helicopter and float plane.
“A Hidden Paradise”
Vanua Levu is known for its extraordinary scenery and natural beauty. The rainforests, reefs and waterfalls are numerous and attract those that love sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling and hiking on an island less visited than its sister island Taveuni.
The main towns are Labasa, a sugarcane town on the dry north coast and Savusavu in the south. The quaint little town of Savusavu is situated on the shores of a protected deep water harbour nestled on a peninsula which divides Savusavu Bay from the Koro Sea. Savusavu’s excellent harbour makes it a favourite anchorage for yachtsmen from around the world and during the sailing season, from May to October, the town’s restaurants and waterside bars are at their liveliest.
The main attraction for visitors is the region from Savusavu east towards Buca Bay, the closest spot to the colourful corals of the world famous Rainbow Reef. Don’t expect extensive beaches around the island however further out of Savusavu are some better beaches, such as at Namale Resort & Spa and also along the Hibiscus Highway coast. The climate is tropical year round with the mild dry season being May through November.
The warm pristine water of Fiji’s “hidden paradise” is home to the famous “J. Hunter Pearls of Fiji” Farm at Savusavu. Pearl farm tours are available as are sales!
Diving Vanua Levu
Vanua Levu is home to the diving for which Fiji is famous: fabulous wall, caves and overhangs festooned with all manner of hard and soft corals, a great variety of reef fish as well as jaw-dropping encounters with mighty pelagics. Savusavu provides a range to suit all levels, from easy to the more exposed and challenging dive spots. Diving Season: You can dive all year round but the main Savusavu scuba season is from April to October. Visibility is best during Fiji’s winter months of July to September
Nadi on the Island of Viti Levu is the gateway for international arrivals and departures. Domestic flights to the Islands depart Nadi in daylight hours.
Upon arrival in Nadi, Elegant Resorts & Villas will arrange for you to be met and seamlessly transferred to your hotel.
Daily scheduled flight to the main islands:
Nadi to Suva: Flight 30 mins
Nadi to Savusavu: Flight 60 mins
Nadi to Taveuni: Flight 90 mins
The rainy season usually occurs between December and March so May to October is the ideal time to visit. The Mamanuca Islands are in the driest and warmest area of Fiji, which means sun and fun most of the year.
High Season is May to October.