Vanua Levu Travel Guide
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Fodor's In Focus Fiji, 1st Edition
Plan Your Vanua Levu Vacation
The heart of the "friendly North" is Fiji's second-largest island (8,992-square km [3,472-square mi]), home to roughly a fifth of the country's population. Characterized by a lack of development relative to other parts of the country, hilly Vanua Levu comprises mainly dense rain forest, small coastal villages, and two disparate coastal towns on its north and south sides. Labasa is a major sugar producer set amid sugarcane fields, while Savusavu is a modest hub of tourism and foreign investment on the coast. Between the two lies one of Fiji's most diverse rain-forest reserves, Waisali. From Savusavu, the fantastically scenic (and jolting) Hibiscus Highway rolls east past resorts and then quiet but welcoming villages.
The boutique resorts of Vanua Levu carry colossal reputations. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort caters to families with its excellent, engaging children's program...read more
There are few good dining options in Savusavu and even less elsewhere on the island. Fortunately, those that are worthwhile offer great value. You'll find...read more
Things To Do in Vanua Levu
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