Before you start out on your Kadavu Island holiday, make a plan for this picturesque island. Flights arrive regularly at Vunisea Airport (KDV), or you can take one of the twice-weekly ferries from Suva, the capital of Fiji. Once you're on the ground, jump on your hotel shuttle to get to your resort, or book one of Wotif’s car hire options in Kadavu Island and get ready for your tropical adventure.
The scuba diving and snorkelling here is “fin-tastic,” and enthusiasts come to explore some of the world’s most beautiful underwater sights, like the Great Astrolabe Reef. As the world's fourth-largest barrier reef, it features manta rays, eels and cardinal fish. Other great diving opportunities include the Naigoro Passage (a marine reserve), the Manta Reef (delivering droves of the elegant, fan-shaped creatures) and the coral gardens of the Soso Passage (it’s more than so-so, we promise!).
If you prefer to keep everything above board, Kadavu Island holidays still have what you’re looking for. Embark on kayaking expeditions, or rent tackle and a boat to go after marlin, wahoo and tuna. Trek inland through lush rainforests to see rushing waterfalls and photograph musk parrots, collared lorikeets, blue-crested flycatchers and sooty terns.
Kadavu Island remains untouched by many modern features, and the seclusion is definitely part of its charm. You can find local food markets and pop-up cabanas throughout the island, and with a stop off in Nadi or an added-on Suva holiday, you’re sure to find that masi tapestry or shell basket you’ve been looking for.
Dining options are low-key on the island, too. For fancier fare, sample the cuisine at top resorts on the island, which serve Thai, Indian and Fijian cuisine. Try the kokoda, a local version of ceviche, with fish prepared in lemon juice and coconut milk. If you want to get off the resort, grab a bite at a small roadside restaurant near the airport in Vunisea.
Resorts also offer opportunities to grab a drink or two at night, but the truly adventuresome should share some kava tea at one of the local villages. Considering the mild sedative properties of this brew, if you weren’t on holiday already, you will be. Just remember to clap once to request a drink and then three times after you've swallowed it straight down, as a show of thanks.
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Wake up to the ocean at your door at this resort, which is located by the ocean and set on the beach.