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10 Must Visit Places In The Hidden Paradise

“Savusavu locals are exceptionally friendly and its easy to meet people and strike up a conversation.”
20 Jan 2021 15:36
10 Must Visit Places In The Hidden Paradise
An aerial view of the Copra Shed and parts of Savusavu Town.

Why should locals visit Savusavu?

Well the hidden paradise has so much to offer from accommodation to activities and sites to visit.

Speaking to SunBiz, Savusavu Tourism Association chairperson Delia Rothnie-Jones says a lot of locals have been visiting Savusavu during the past year and the thing they all exclaim about is how beautiful the area is.

The island of Vanua Levu has a series of steep mountains covered in rich foliage, coming down to the ocean and surrounding Savusavu Bay, she adds.

Ms Rothnie-Jones said: “There’s a sense of being truly away from it all, following a slower pace of life and enjoying time to sit back and relax.

“Savusavu locals are exceptionally friendly and its easy to meet people and strike up a conversation.”

Accommodations

Are the accommodations at Savusavu affordable? The answer is Yes!

There are a whole range of offers – have a look at them all on the Savusavu Tourism Association website https://fiji-savusavu.com/

Ms Rothnie-Jones says there’s a range of options in and near Savusavu town.

Vuadomo waterfall in Savusavu

Vuadomo waterfall in Savusavu

“There’s the Hot Springs Hotel, Daku Resort, Bula Vista cottages and the Copra Shed apartments; then a little further along the road there’s Tavola Villa.

“On the other side of the peninsula there’s Island Breeze villa.

“Along the Hibiscus Highway, Savasi Island Resort offers luxury accommodation, Wasawasa Lodge has just opened its doors to its newly re-furbished rooms, Koro Sun Resort offers occasional specials at certain times of year, and and Sigsiga Sands budget cottages have beachfront accommodation.

“Salt Lake Lodge is, as the name suggests, on the river leading to Salt Lake, about 25 minutes from town, and La Dolce Vita (which is about 35 minutes from town) offers lovely villas overlooking the Koro Sea.”
10 MUST VISIT PLACES IN SAVUSAVU HIGHLIGHTED BY MS ROTHNIE-JONES :

  • Visit Vuadomo Waterfall and enjoy an invigorating swim beneath the torrent of water
  • Go snorkelling or Scuba diving – either locally at Split Rock / out in the bay or take a trip to Natewa Bay (and you might even see the dolphins there) or Namena Marine Reserve – or try out Freediving, a rapidly growing sport that teaches you to swim underwater without SCUBA gear.
  • Visit the Savusavu Yacht Club at the Copra Shed Marina for a drink at sunset. Also Have a look at the bubbling natural hot springs (behind the MaxValue out of town and in front of Khamendra School).
  • Trek through the Rainforest at Waisali National Trust Reserve – it’s closed at present but should be open again before long.
  • Take a tour of KokoMana Farm and Chocolate Factory tours
  • Wander round the Flora Tropica Gardens – a wonderful collection of exotic palms
  • Get a guide to take you to the thermal mud pools near Nabalabale for an exfoliating scrub
  • Take a kayak out on Savusavu Bay.
  • Visit the J. Hunter Pearls farm and admire their beautiful jewellery
  • Enjoy a picnic at Devodara beach and swim in the Blue Lagoon (best at low tide)

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj


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