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Leleuvia Island Resort

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by Tina Maria (subscribe)
Freelance writer based in Helsinki, Finland.
Published October 8th 2012
Remote Island Relaxation
When in Fiji, people will naturally want to go Island hopping and with 333 different islands making up Fiji, it would be crazy not to see some of the other ones too! This however can sometimes prove to be too costly for some people or too noisy and touristy for others. So, instead of heading over to the usual popular island resort with every single other person from your hostel or hotel, why not go in search of your very own hidden paradise?

One small island which makes for a lovely alternative option but which isn't always at the top of people's island hopping lists is the island of Leleuvia. Situated a 40 minute boat ride away from the main island of Viti Levu it is a very reasonably priced island with a slightly more relaxed feel than some of the hard core party islands.

Leleuvia Island
Leleuvia Island

Getting to the designated pick up point is pretty straight forward. From Suva you need to take a local bus to Nausouri Town and then take another bus to Bau Landing. This will set you back around FJD$5.

Arriving at the pick up point can feel somewhat strange as it is essentially what looks like an abandoned bus stop shed on the edge of a river. Fear not though as the resort speed boat will come and collect you.

View from the boat
On the boat to Leleuvia Island

Clear, aqua coloured warm water, stunning sandy beaches and palm trees with traditional bure buildings scattered around is what will greet you once you approach the tiny island of Leleuvia.

Arriving at Leleuvia
Arriving at Leleuvia

Once you have arrived and signed in you will be able to drop your luggage off at your chosen accommodation, be it a traditional thatched roof bure on the beach, a dorm or a family lodge, and start to enjoy your paradise island get away.

Swimming and kayaking are just some of the many water related activities offered on the island. There are also the options of going diving and snorkeling meaning you can fully appreciate the beautiful coral reefs and clusters of tropical fish which surround the island.

Boats along the beach

If you're not as keen to go and play in the sea then you could always find yourself a hammock on the beach and read whilst topping up your tan. Or perhaps go and explore the island* and hunt for shells (there are some amazing ones scattered around). Make sure once it starts to get darker that you find a great place to watch the sun set and definitely take a camera with you!

Stunning Sunset

After dinner there is the option to sit around a relaxing beach bonfire, join in with a kava** drinking session which, when in Fiji, is a must or just do some star gazing and soak up the atmosphere. Alternatively you could stay in the outdoor restaurant/eating area and enjoy a few alcoholic beverages with other guests (this can become expensive though so perhaps consider bringing some of your own rations too in order to save on costs).

Prices for this island are very affordable compared to other more well trodden ones on the backpacker route.

Boat Transfers:

Bau Landing to Leleuvia - FJD$25 per person one way
Levuka to Leleuvia - FJD$25 per person one way


Traditional Bure - FJD$140 up to 3 guests, FJD$30 per extra person
Dormitory - FJD$65 per person
Family Lodge - FJD$155 up to 5 guests

To get more information about the resort or to have a look at some of the lovely photos then head over to their website here.

Beware of the sea snakes as they do slither about on occasions and although they are docile they are also poisonous so its best to stay away.

**Kava is a traditional Fijian drink made from ground up kava plant roots. It's not to everyone's tastes but I personally am a fan of it.

***Three meals per person are usually included in the price of the resort accommodation (subject to change).
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Why? Island Getaway
When: All year round
Phone: (679)8384365
Where: Leleuvia Island, Fiji
Cost: Various
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