Fiji: Kadavu Island
Remote and uncrowded, Fiji’s fourth largest island in the group’s extreme south is the perfect tropical paradise to hide out in when you need to unplug from the world.
Next to the orderly, landscaped gardens of Fiji’s traditional tourist beat, Kadavu’s vine-tangled jungles, rocky headlands and isolated beaches feels wild and raw. The Great Astrolabe Reef - one of the largest barrier reefs in the world – hugs Kadavu’s southern border reaching up east to wrap around Ono and a cluster of other small islands in the archipelago. It’s heaven for snorkellers, divers and deep-sea fishermen; a watery Eden where you can swim alongside majestic manta rays, dive colourful coral gardens or explore remote bays on ocean-going kayaks.
More adventures await you on land along hiking trails that are swallowed up by dense rainforest and re-emerge at spring-fed waterfalls and secluded white-sand beaches. Despite being only a 50-min flight from Nadi, it feels far from the beaten path. But if you love the outdoors and seek out blissful isolation, then Kadavu might be place for you.
Escape to remote Kadavu to get your fill of rainforest treks, waterfall dips, fantastic diving, snorkelling and fishing on the Great Astrolabe Reef.