Hotels on Kadavu Island
Kadavu Island offers a glimpse of Fiji in all its natural splendour. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as Kadavu is actually the fourth largest island in the country, and it’s easy to find accommodation to suit your budget and taste. Stay in an eco-resort only reachable by boat on the island’s southeast coast or get cosy in a traditional thatched bure by Kavala Bay, near the biodiverse beauty of the Great Astrolabe Reef. Neighbouring Ono Island feels equally untouched by human influence and offers accommodation right next to world-famous diving sites.
Kadavu Island’s Scuba Diving
One of the best reasons to visit Kadavu Island is to experience the Great Astrolabe Reef, one of the largest reefs in the world. Beautifully preserved and unspoiled by tourists, the reef stretches for about 60 miles, and its slopes are carpeted in brightly coloured coral around which schools of kaleidoscopic fish swim. Ask at your hotel on Kadavu about diving opportunities nearby. Book a trip to Eagle Rock, one of the reef’s diving highlights, which blooms with multi-coloured hard coral.
Hike into Kadavu’s Forests
Inland Kadavu is vast, green and brimming with wildlife. Put on some sturdy boots and stride out into the forests. Trek through the tree-filled landscape and look out for birds in the branches overhead, and pause to swim in natural pools at the foot of hidden waterfalls. Join any of the paths leading away from your resort and it won’t be long before you reach one of the many waterfalls. Make your way to Kavala Bay Waterfall if you’re looking for a prime spot to dive in and cool off.
Adding to its island-escape charm, some sections of Kadavu have no roads and the only way to get around is on foot. Take a guided walking trip to visit one of the island’s Fijian villages and to explore the plantations.
Staying at a hotel in Kadavu puts on your doorstep some of the most impressive natural beauty of all of Fiji’s islands and some of its richest culture. Explore the island to experience Fiji without hordes of tourists for the ultimate South Pacific escape.