Suva, on the island’s eastern side, is the capital and one of the largest cities in the South Pacific, with a lively expat community.
If you’re looking for some posh digs near the airport, Denarau Island is an exclusive resort enclave with a cluster of large hotels and an 18-hole golf course, about six kilometers from Nadi. Most tourists who are staying on Viti Levu base themselves here or on the Coral Coast, about a two-hour drive from Nadi, where white-sand beaches and large resorts rim the coast.
But Viti Levu also has a wild side. If you venture away from the tourist hubs, you can explore traditional mountain villages; zipline through the jungle, and raft or kayak down the Navua River through pristine rainforests.
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