Introducing Vanua Levu
The few who make it to Fiji’s second-biggest island smile smugly – they know they’re onto one of the tropic’s best-kept secrets. It’s another world over here from the bustle of Viti Levu. Many roads on the east and west sides are rutted dirt and Labasa, the island’s largest ‘city’, is a one-road strip of shops. Still, the island’s few settlements are hard-working places filled with folks farming sugar cane and copra. Outside the small pockets of relative hustle are remote villages, mountain passes streaming with waterfalls, endless swaths of forest and an ever-changing coastline forgotten by the world. Take it slow, keep a smile on your face and enjoy exploring rural Fiji on its grandest scale.