If you’re wanting to escape the main tourist hubs of the Coral Coast or Denarau, take the road less travelled and head to one of the lesser known areas on the main island of Vitu Levu. The areas are within easy access of Nadi airport, check out some stunning scenery while you make your way to your resort. There’s a good range of accommodation types, from budget offerings to some of Fiji’s finest hotels, and plenty of dining options.
Just 20 minutes from Nadi lies Vuda Point, the start of the Sun Coast, it was the landing site of the canoes and the first settlers to the Fiji. There are only a handful of resorts and retreats still keeping to a sleepy village. Its close enough to all the major attractions in Nadi including watersports and island-hopping daytrips to the Mamanuca and Yasawa island group. Vuda Marina provides excellent choices for food and entertainment with great restaurants and relaxed vibe, it’s also perfect for sunset cocktails.
Then there’s the Sun Coast, which you could almost claim us undiscovered a beautiful stretch of countryside on the west coast with a contrast of rolling hills and sandy beaches and some of the best underwater scenery in Fiji – perfect for snorkelling and diving. Being a little less travelled there’s plenty of places where you can lie on a white sand beach with not another person in sight.
If a little more action is what you crave, head to Fiji’s adventure capital, the Pacific Harbour less than an hour’s drive from Suva. The area lives up to its reputation as a spot for adrenaline junkies, offering a wide variety of activities to get your heart racing, from surfing and shark feeding to four-wheel-drive tours. For a more laid-back experience try a round of golf on the championship course, or enjoy a spot of fishing.