Vanua Levu, the second largest island in Fiji, is split into two distinct halves. Sugar plantations and small Indian communities dominate the dry north-western side. The south-eastern side, with the increasingly popular eco-tourist region of Savusavu, is clothed in rainforest and old colonial coconut plantations. Vanua Levu is known as the friendly north and its people are warm and villages hospitable. The Bays of Savusavu and Natewa are great places to explore and several tour companies offer guided walks through the mountains and kayaking expeditions along the coastline. Most of the north and eastern parts of the island are rarely visited – accommodation is only available in Labasa and on a few of the offshore island resorts – although some great hiking can be found in the mountains south of Labasa. The southern coast of Vanua Levu from Savusavu to Buca Bay (where boats connect with Taveuni) is outstandingly beautiful and several small resorts and private villas for all budgets have opened along the coast.
J.M. Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
Set on the Island of Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island, Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is one of the most eco-friendly and culturally stimulating resorts you will find.
The resort is nestled in a once flourishing coconut plantation, surrounded by lush tropical rainforests and exotic gardens.
This is an environmentally friendly private island South Pacific getaway and offers scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing or honeymoon vacations with Fijian bure accommodation. The Resort is a secluded paradise with white sand beaches as well as hiking trails through tropical forest.
Namale Resort and Spa
Namale is unique…
Nestled on the edge of a rainforest rich with waterfalls, along palm-fringed private beaches, this exclusive resort has only 15 enchanting Fijian-style bures and deluxe houses sprinkled like jewels across 121 acres of tropical heaven.
Nukubati is a privately owned island situated in a coral bay one kilometer off the northern coast of Vanua Levu. This laid-back luxury retreat is in the style of colonial plantation living, nestled among palms on the western beach of the island.
The Koro Sun Resort was originally built by a local nature-lover who transformed the 150 acres of coconut plantation into a perfect hideaway from the busy world. Its location in the unspoiled native north, offers you the happy warmth of the Fijian people, beautiful lush tropical surroundings, and warm, calm water to play in.