If you're looking for paradise on a budget, Uoleva is the place to come for it. With some of the finest, most peaceful white-sand beaches imaginable and little to do other than swim, snorkel and fish, those that can withstand the lack of creature comforts reap the natural rewards. A few people cross over from Lifuka to tend their livestock, but the island is basically uninhabited except for the penned pigs and the 'resort' (a loose term!) owners and guests. Yachts moor off the sandy cove.
There's some superb snorkelling around the reefs at the western end of Uoleva the broad bays on the island's sheltered northern shore and the protected Community Clam Circle. The 16th-century burial mounds at the centre are difficult to find without a guide.