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FROM THE RAINFOREST TO THE REEF
What to do and where to go
Savusavu offers a full range of things to do – Fiji’s best scuba diving, spectacular snorkeling, active sports, watching the local boys play rugby, waterfalls, hiking, real Fijian culture…..and just soaking up the sun and reading.
Here’s a quick glimpse of what we have to offer. There’s so much to tell you….
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Savusavu is home to Namena Marine Reserve, a world famous dive spot with an abundance of soft and hard corals, reef fish, invertebrates and pelagic fish. You can dive with hammerhead sharks at Dreamhouse, or enjoy a number of beautiful spots around the bay and the reef down the coast. Check out the dive page for any special offers.
With calm clear waters and an abundance of marine life, the snorkeling in Savusavu is a fabulous experience. There are a number of places where you can snorkel straight off the beach, or your hosts can organise a boat trip out to any number of places on the outer reef.
Rivers and waterfalls
Savusavu is surrounded by mountains, rivers and waterfalls. Take a tubing trip down the Sekawa river, plunge into the cool waters of Vuadomo waterfall or the pounding cascade of Nakawaqa, or hike through the rainforest to the Waisele waterfall. That’s just a few of them – everyone has their favourites and there are endless hidden spots in our spectacular corner of Fiji.
Kayaking and SUPs
Take out a kayak and explore the coastline – make sure you have your snorkel gear with you in case you want to look at the world beneath. Or try your skills on an SUP and, if you’ve never done it before, take a lesson in the calm waters of the bay.
Hot springs and thermal mud pools
Savusavu sits on an ancient seam in the earth’s surface and the hot springs in town and thermal mud pools scattered nearby are testament to the activity deep within the earth. Visit the hot springs where the locals often cook their fish or dalo in the boiling water, or bathe in the glorious warm mud of the gentler pools nearby.
Hike through rainforests, over mountains, through valleys. You’re best to find a guide as a lot of the trails are not too obvious – or, if you just want to wander gently out of town, there’s a trail along the sea shore heading out of town towards Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, or along the beach at Devodara. Ask just about anyone.
Natewa Bay is a 40 minute drive down the coast, and is home to a couple of large pods of spinner dolphins. It’s a wonderful day out, and even if you don’t catch the dolphins, there are some spectacular reefs to snorkel.
The practice of yoga in Fiji is blissful: the warmth frees up your body, the hospitality relaxes your mind – and environment in which you find yourself is truly wondrous. There are retreats offered by some resorts, and regular morning sessions at others.
J Hunter Pearls produce some of the world’s finest pearls in a superb palette of unique colours – gold, black, chocolate, cobalt, pistachio. Visit their shop or take a tour around their pearl farm and see how these beautiful objects are grown.
The Flora Tropica Botanical Gardens offer an extensive range of plants, principally palm tree but with many other species. It’s a stunning collection beautifully set out on the hillside with a wide boardwalk running throughout.