Vanua Levu feels a long way from the more developed main Fijian
island of Viti Levu. It is much more rustic and remote but with
some stunning hotels and even more stunning diving.
The best diving is to be found in the south of the island around
Savusavu and this is also where you find the best hotels. The
biggest draw is the Namena Marine Reserve which lies about 40
minutes by speedboat offshore. This is one of few protected marine
areas in Fiji (something we hope will change!) and the diving is
world-class. There are several excellent sites here ranging from
pinnacles covered in pristine soft corals in explosive colours, to
reef walls teeming with big fish.
Closer to shore there are a large number of local sites with
healthy coral and excellent marine life. These sites used to be
pristine but have been damaged of late. They remain very good by
To the north of the island lies the Great Sea Reef, a 200km long
reef system so remote that they are still discovering many sites.
There is only one private island resort in this area which is the
real charm of the place. The diving doesn't reach the dizzying
heights of Namena but the overall experience is something
Add to the world-class diving a couple of top quality hotels
whether for individuals, couples or families and you have the
makings of a wonderful holiday.