Savusavu, known as "the hidden paradise of Fiji”, is a town on the northern island of Vanua Levu. Originally founded as a tradeship port, it is a now a popular stopover for its incredible diving and yachting opportunities.

There are the famous hot springs that are worth a dip – at the end of the 20th Century they turned in to 12-18m high geysers for a couple of months. (Don’t worry, things are much calmer these days!). Originally built in the 19th Century and recently renovated, the Copra Shed Marina is a major landmark and home to the Savusavu Yacht Club. Here you will find moorings, showers, toilets and a chandlery. Much of the land is owned by locals, much of it originally used for coconut plantations. Today there is a small community of Antipodeans, Americans and Europeans that is having a positive effect on the island’s development. Make sure to visit the Waisali Rainforest Reserve, one of the last unexploited rainforests in Vanua Levu. The 130 hectares are protected by the Waisali community, in partnership with the National Trust of Fiji, and lies just half an hour away from Savusavu.

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  • Another significant landmark is the Savarekareka Mission, 10 kilometres north of Savusavu. The chapel, the first Roman Catholic mission on Vanua Levu, built around 1870, still operates today.
  • Visit the daily covered market with its fantastic selection of fresh fish and spices, dry goods and kava.
  • Take a tour through Waisali Rainforest Reserve and forest and uncover Fijian trees, parrots and orange doves.


A flavour of Savusavu


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