Get Inspired / Fiji Fiji's North Highlights Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Fiji Fiji's North Highlights story by: Inspire Fiji The pace of life in Fiji is seldom hectic, but in the northern islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni, you’ll find that life becomes even more relaxed. These islands are just an hour’s flight from Nadi or Suva, but as you explore the shops and historic waterfront of Savusavu, you’ll feel as though you’ve taken a trip back in time. The region is also the home of Fiji’s eco-tourism movement, which means you’ll find small resorts that endeavour to combine tranquillity and luxury with ecological values. From the way the resorts are constructed to the educational nature of their kids clubs, the whole family will come away with a new appreciation for this amazing environment, and the marine sanctuaries that have been established ensure that the snorkelling and diving is just as fabulous as the fishing. Highlights • SAVUSAVU TOWN – Not too long ago Savusavu was a small and dusty peninsular town with fabulous views across the bay. The views haven’t changed but in recent years the population has grown & now the main street has good restaurants, lively bars and well stocked shops. Yachties continue to arrive with numbers outgrowing moorings. • DIVING – Fiji’s North is world renowned among divers and offers an endless variety of dive sites to suit all tastes and levels of experience. As a rule while you can dive year round, the best diving is from May through to October. Visability is not as good in January & February due to plankton blooms & northerly winds. With sites like the 32 km long Rainbow Reef, The Great White Wall, the Zoo and Vuna Reef it’s not hard to see why this area is a mecca for divers. • BIRD WATCHING – Taveuni is one of Fiji’s best locations for bird watching, with over 100 species of birds to be found here. Try Des Voeux Peak at dawn for a chance to see the rare orange dove and silktail. Along the Lavena Coastal Walk keep an eye peeled for parrots, flame doves, the Fiji goshawk and wattle honeyeater. • FISHING – Fiji’s North has some of the best fishing spots in the South Pacific. The water around Savusavu in particular have abundant marlin, wahoo, tuna and other game fish. Sports fishing is popular in the region with a number of good charter boat operators to take you out amongst the serious fish. • SAVUSAVU HOT SPRINGS – Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. The local women use these Hot Springs for cooking and if you visit during the afternoon you’ll see pots of root crops steaming away ready for the evening meal. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.