Viti Levu is the largest of the Islands that comprise the republic of Fiji. Containing two thirds of the Fijian population, Viti Levu is an ideal island to experience the cultural splendor that Fiji has to offer. Holding such a large portion of the population, Viti Levu is never short of festivities and celebrations. As a result of its population, there's a great variety of hotels and hostels, and a delicious diversity of foods, from Fijian fine dining to local eating. A varied and exciting experience of culture can be enjoyed by all.
Viti Levu's landscape is as varied as its cultural composition. A volcanic island, Viti Levu's geography is comprised of tall rocky mountains and lush green rain forest, a haven for hikers. The mountainous terrain in the middle of the island has the effect of creating two distinct climates for the North and South parts of the Island. In the South, the climate is wetter, more humid and generally more tropical. In this area, the economy is supported by sugar cane farming. In the West, the climate is more dry and arid. In this area, the community is supported by the dairy farming industry.
Viti Levu has some of Fiji's best sand bottom breaks. Though, not as consistent as reef breaks, the beach breaks can generally cater for surfers of all levels. Reefs are still prevalent, however, and a small day trip can take you to some fantastic diving sports and surfing breaks. The infrastructure of the island also means that a variety of surf sports may be more easily accessible. Some resorts or small companies may offer transport to and from local surfing sports.