North Coast Viti Levu, Fiji

On the very north coast of the island of Viti Levu is a picturesque, tranquil area still untouched by commercialism with excellent diving and is one of the best places on the island to watch the sun rise and set.

The scenery is stunning along the Kings Road, winding past Viti Levu Bay and into the beautiful region of Rakiraki, Viti Levu’s northernmost tip. The best way to experience this gorgeous expanse of coastline is a leisurely self-drive. All you need is a valid home country driver’s licence to hire a rental from any of the companies operating out of the International Airport. Alternatively you could have your resort arrange an airport pickup and just sit back and enjoy the ride.

With its abundant sunshine, majestic mountain backdrop and deep water channel, the Ra Peninsula and offshore islands, the area is full of things to do. Explore the mangrove-fringed coastline by kayak and paddleboard or hike to a hidden waterfall. There are some great beaches and the area is best known for gamefishing, windsurfing, kite boarding and diving in world-class reefs.

Ra Divers, a fully certified SSI & PADI Dive operation, offers great value dive packages for beginners and experienced divers. Divers will find a variety of marine life and fascinating shipwrecks nearby, just waiting to be explored.

There are a cluster of resorts on northernmost peninsula and offshore islands. Volivoli, is the most northerly point of Viti Levu. The word ‘Volivoli’ means sand in the local dialect, and the beach was named after the sand spit which stretches 80 metres out to sea, providing a wonderful sunbathing spot.

Nananu-I-Ra is about three kilometres off the north coast. There are no roads on the island and the mode of transportation is by foot. Neighboring islands are Dolphin Island and Nananu-I-Cake. During low tides it is possible to walk across to Dolphin Island from Nananu-I-Ra as both are very close to each other. Oni Beach on the northern most side of the island is known as being one of the best in Fiji.

Rakiraki town has a supermarket, taxi rank, bus stop, several ATMs (including Westpac) and several restaurants.