Savusavu is one of the fastest growing towns as well as a unique and distinctive tourism destination in Fiji. It is small and quaint with a heritage yet bustling small town quality. Savusavu Town is nestled on a peninsula, which divides Savusavu Bay from the Koro Sea and is the main tourist destination for Vanua Levu. Savusavu’s slogan is “the Hidden Paradise”. The landscape here is scenic with many bays, rainforests and coconut groves.Savusavu was once a caldera and the area still has lots of geothermal activity, with hot springs near wharf and vents of steam along the water’s edge. These hot springs have put Savusavu on the world’s tourist map.The main attraction for most travelers to Savusavu is its reefs. There are good dive sites at the entrance and within Savusavu Bay, and along the coast towards Taveuni.
The Hibiscus Highway is scenic, running from Savusavu town to the road’s end at Darigala, passing sprawling copra estates, colonial-style homesteads, villages and forests. Towards the end of the Hibiscus Highway is the Tunuloa or Natewa Peninsula.This area is renowned for bird-watching, hiking or for exploration by bus for 4WD. The silktail, a rare bird listed as one of the world’s endangered species is found only on this peninsula and on Taveuni.South of Buca Bay, at the south-eastern end of Vanua Levu, Dakuniba Village where petrogliphs on boulders can be found in a creek bed nearby. Similar alphabetic rock inscriptions are also found in the Sawa-i-lau Caves in the Yasawas. Nukubolu Forest and Archaeological Park and Waisali Forest Park are tourist attractions managed by the community.
Flights and Ferry
Savusavu airport services flights from Nadi, Suva and Taveuni. Labasa airport services flights from Nadi and Suva. Savusavu has two ‘marinas’ with small wharves and buoy moorings for yachts. There are also return ferry trips from Suva to Savusavu. There is 73km of sealed road between Savusasvu and Labasa, and the road between Savusavu to Nabouwalu is approximately 130km.