Continent
Oceania
Country
Fiji Islands
Next Big City
Nadi (Nandi)
Next Town
Rakiraki, Nananu-i-Ra
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Intermediate
Features:
Rooms, School, Repair, Rescue, Shower, Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
High tide, Low tide

Flat water, shallow reefs, very clear. Support boats are recommended. Do not cross reef at low tide, use the gaps.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
Trees
Beach Users:
None

A lot of reef and the beaches are covered by palm trees, white sand.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts, Shorty

The water and air is warm all year round.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
SE
Main Direction:
SE

The 2 times I have been to this island I had 6 out 9 days and 11 out of 13 on a 12m kite. The wind comes in mid morning and stay until dusk. You can be on the water for 6 hours at a time. The winds blow sideshore from the launch area and onshore towards the bottom of the bay. If you do get in trouble, you will come in on land. Basically do not go too far out. The 3 times I have been amount to 45 days, of which 9 were non kitable, and 5 of those were on the first trip.



How to get there

Transport
Bus, Boat
Access
No walk

The Kings Road around the Northern Viti Levu, between Latoka and Suva has some beautiful scenery and is recommended for travel by bus, taxi or car, but if you choose the car option, beware. This main road is not a safe one as animals, people and some of the oldest cars known to mankind can be regularly seen sitting on the road. We took a taxi from Nadi which costs about F$80 - one way. It takes roughly 3 hours to get there, with a stop in Latoka for food and other basics. The Taxi driver will drop you at the Ellington Wharf which has a small cafe and waiting area. A great place to meet some locals. The boat trip is another F$20 return (this is arranged by the accommodation people). Most taxi drivers will offer to show you the sights along the way, do not stress, this is normal and part of the trip. Tipping is not required either.

Extra information

Rules
Other, None

Smile and treat the locals with respect, but don't leave valuables in tempting sight.

Nightlife

Tropical Island.