Head to northern Fiji for remote resorts with untouched beaches and spectacular coral reefs. The northern islands of Fiji have lakes hidden in rainforests, mountains and waterfalls; not only do you get a tip-top desert island holiday here, but it’s also perfect for lovers of nature.
Accessed by a short flight from Nadi, Vanua Levu is the second largest island in the Fiji island group. On this island you can visit Wasali Nature Reserve, an untouched rainforest with many hiking trails and incredible views in almost every direction.
Brilliant dive sites
On the tip of the peninsula at Savusavu sit sparkling waters with world-renowned dive sites. Fiji is famed in the diving world for its diversity of coral which grows on walls, caves and overhangs deep beneath the surface. Even seasoned divers have enough to see here that they come back time after time.
In the corals around Vanua Levu there is a number of renowned sites. Barracuda Point, as you may expect, will see you surrounded by silver barracudas, Dreamhouse is one of the best known spots to see pelagic fish and, while for more advanced divers, Nasonisoni Passage.
The Garden Island
To the east of Vanua Levu is Taveuni, a 90 minute flight from Nadi, and home to exotic beaches and a true Fijian experience. So-called the Garden Island because of its diversity of flora, including the Fijian national flower the tagimaucia, which only grows on the mountains of this island.
Taveuni is just 25 miles long but contains Fiji’s tallest peak, Des Voeux at 3,600 feet high. Take a four-wheel drive or a jeep safari to enjoy the sunrise or sunset and panoramic views of the island and ocean. On the eastern side of the island is Bouma National Park, which includes the tidal pool underneath the gorgeous Tavoro Falls.