This area includes the north eastern coastal areas of Viti Levu starting from Lautoka through to Ba, Rakiraki, Nananu-i-ra and Takalana. The region commences from Vatia Point in the midst of Ba and Tavua through to Takalana in the Northern Tailevu Province. This area covers three major provinces. The region includes 30 districts and 160 villages.
The rugged north coast is known as the Sun Coast for its relatively dry climate. The scenery is stunning along Kings Road winding down from the mountains from Dama past Viti Levu Bay and to the beautiful Rakiraki. The climate on the Northern side of the Nakauvadra range is similar to that of western Viti Levu, drier and suited for growing sugar cane. Some 30 minutes to the north of Nadi International Airport is Lautoka, the second largest city in Fiji. This mountainous region around Rakiraki is home to the world renowned 'Fiji Water'. Visits to the Fiji Water Plan can be arranged beforehand.
The Sun Coast region boasts magnificent mountain ranges, rolling countryside, tropical forests, rivers and waterfalls; coral reef gardens, Skeleton-filled caves, white sandy beaches, and picturesque islands of Macuata, Tovu, Nanuyakoto, Malake, Dolphin, Nananu-i-ra and Nananu-I-Cake. This region is particularly rich in culture and tradition, the arts of storytelling and traditional dancing.
- Highlights of the region Udreudre's tomb, adventure water sports, Naiserelagi Catholic Mission known as the church of the Black Christ, and of course, the home of Fiji Water.
Nananu-i-ra Island is a 350 hectare Island with steep hills, white sandy beaches and mangroves. The island is well catered for in terms of diving and other water sporting activities. Nananu-i-ra's position is unique in that it is untouched enough to offer the ultimate Fiji Island experience, but it is convenient in that it is only a ten minute boat ride from the mainland. It enjoys deep water access for the medium and large launches and yachts.
The portion between Rakiraki and Suva is sealed and approximately 152 kilometres, while the other direction to Nadi is approximate length of 132 kilometres. The Northern Viti Levu Coast from Lautoka to Takalana has beautiful scenery with relatively accessible attractions. The Kings Road, the main thoroughfare, winds through hills and along the Wainibuka River, past many small villages. There are 7 bus departures from Suva to Lautoka and 5 bus departures from Lautoka to Suva via Kings Road per day.
The Ellington Wharf is 10 metres wide and can cater for vessels of not more than 50 metres in length. This is a major departure point to Vanua Levu and Nananu-i-ra. It is currently serviced by Patterson Brothers Shipping Company and is an accessible getaway to the Friendly North. The wharf service routes to Nabouwalu 3 times a week
Some 30 minutes to the north of Nadi International Airport is Lautoka, the second largest city in Fiji. This mountainous region around Rakiraki is home to the world renowned 'Fiji Water'. Visits to the Fiji Water Plan can be arranged beforehand.