Vanua Levu, Fiji
Vanua Levu is the second largest island of Fiji, located 64 kilometres to the north of the larger Vitu Levu. The island's main population centres are the towns of Labasa, in the north, and Savusavu, located at the foot of the peninsula. Labasa, largely an Indian community, is a thriving business center tied to the sugar industry. Savusavu, a smaller less developed town, is gaining popularity as a dive destination and yachting community.
Vanua Levu island is rugged and the coast is surrounded by an extensive system of coral reefs. It offers the guest an ideal opportunity to observe local traditions and culture, relatively untarnished by tourism.
Things to see and do
* Snorkeling & diving
* Wai Tui Marina at Savusavu
* Treking & bird watching
* Village visits
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Fiji dollar (F$)
Language – Fijian & English
Land Area – 5,587.1 km²
Population – 130,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 679
Port Location – The port is located at Pacific Harbor on Viti Levu.
Transport Links – Nadi International Airport is Fiji's main international airport. Suva airport also has some international flights. Air New Zealand, and Air Pacific (Fiji majority owned) fly to Fiji directly from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the USA, and from Incheon International Airport in South Korea, as well as many other locations. Korean Air has three flights weekly between Nadi and Seoul. Continental Airlines also operates flights to Nadi from Guam and Honolulu.
South Sea Cruises operates daily inter-island ferry transfers throughout Fiji's Mamanuca Island resorts. Awesome Adventures Fiji provides daily ferry transfers out to the remote Yasawa Islands. Inter-island ferries are reasonably priced.