Levu (Great Fiji) is the largest and most populated of Fiji's
333 islands. Viti Levu Fiji has a total land area of 6,518 square
miles. Almost 70% of all Fiji inhabitants and over half the land
mass of Fiji are located in Viti Levu. In addition to Fiji hotels
and resorts, Viti Levu has cities, villages, remote beaches, beautiful
inlands, tropical rainforests, sugarcane fields and much more. Here
you will find spectacular diving, fishing, hiking, camping and surfing.
Suva (150,000) is the capitol of Fiji and the largest city
in the South Pacific. It has a variety of restaurants and accommodations
and is home to the famous Suva Handicraft Markets. While Suva is
an urban city, Nadi is known as Nadi Town. Surrounded by
cane fields, Nadi has a kilometre of duty free tourist stores, a
colorful market and a number of good restaurants, coffee shops and
bars. 20 minutes drive south of Nadi is Denarau Island, a
man-made development of waterways and gardens. It's home to one
of the world's finest golf courses. Ten minutes further south is
Sonaisali Island, a stylish, laid-back resort on a private
island just 1000 feet off the mainland. The Coral Coast runs along
the southern shores and is home to the world's second largest single
reef. Snorkelling and scuba diving here is excellent. There are
a number of resorts that cater for families and couples. Sigatoka
Sigatoka is the main town in the area. There's a lively market
and is famous for pottery which can be found in nearby villages.
Upriver from Sigatoka is a wide valley known as 'The Salad Bowl'
because of the rich market gardens. For a driving experience, take
a 4WD from Sigatoka, over the mountains to Raki Raki on the
north coast. Allow half a day at least to take in the spectacular
scenery and traditional villages. It's a picturesque, tranquil area
still untouched by commercialism with some excellent diving.