Regional Viti Levu
Fiji's main island of Viti Levu is renowned for popular toursit resort areas, but if you're looking to escape the crowds, there are some intriguing and delightful smaller resort towns to experience further around the Island.
Pacific Harbour is the adventure capital of Fiji. A 2.5 hour drive from Nadi and originally developed in the 1970s as a residential canal subdivision catering to both expats and locals, today Pacific Harbour is a destination for tourists who like to get their adrenaline pumping.
Dive and feed the sharks just off the coast at Beqa Island, jump on a jet ski or head inland for a white-water rafting adventure. For something a little more laid back, you can enjoy a round of golf on the Pearl South Pacific Championship Golf Course, try your luck on a fishing charter or explore the Pacific Harbour Arts Village, which features local food and crafts.
Two and a half-hours' easy drive north from Nadi International Airport, along the spectacular coastal King’s Highway, Rakiraki (Viti Levu’s northernmost tip) is your gateway to the northern outer island resorts. The climate on the northern side of the Nakauvadra Range is similar to that of western Viti Levu – but far windier. According to local legend, the imposing mountains are the home of the great snake-god Degei, creator of all the islands. The opening and closing of his eyes prompt night and day, and thunder is said to be Degei turning in his sleep.
Rakiraki is an area that most tourists never see, but it is well worth a visit to see the 50+ dive sites only 20 minutes boat ride from land.
Fiji's captial city, attracts buisness traveller more than holiday makers, but don't let that deter you With everything you’d expect from a capital city – shopping malls and farmers markets, restaurants and entertainment – Suva is a tropical metropolis. With this mix of history, combined with the amenities of a modern city – parks, museums and a vibrant nightlife – you’ll find plenty of things to do.
In Suva, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation. From historic hotels boasting grand architecture to modern apartments; affordable motels to luxurious private villas, Suva has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets.
Whether you’re into sport, culture, shopping or outdoor pursuits, Suva is the place to go. Experience local history at the Fiji Museum or parliament buildings; wander through the city’s beautiful gardens or explore the markets which have a huge range of jewellery, handicrafts, art and fresh food. For serious shoppers, Suva has modern shopping centres and chain stores, or if you fancy getting more active, there are many treks and walking tours in and around the city.
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