Viti Levu (Main Island)
Viti Levu (pronounced Vee-tee Lay-vu), the largest of the Fijian islands, sits in the middle of the islands it governs. It has sizable influence and is the central point for politics, commerce and industry. It is also where approximately three-quarters of the population lives.
From Nadi, Fiji’s sunny waterside gateway, the Queens Road clings to the Coral Coast. Opportunities to explore into the interior’s dramatic highlands and marvel at the elevated views abound. For the adventurous, it is possible to explore giant sand dunes and dive with truly massive tiger sharks.
Suva is the largest city in the South Pacific and the merging of island cultures and Indo-Fijian traditions has given the capital a rich heritage and the country’s best restaurants and nightlife.
The Kings Road completes Viti Levu’s northern loop. In theory the island could be circled in a day, but this would involve crazy driving and certainly would not be any fun. Take your time and do it in two, three or even four days, stopping along the way to see some interesting inland, coastal turn-offs and chatting with the local villagers.