The island of Kadavu offers some of world's most spectacular scuba diving with The Great Astrolabe Reef stretching its mighty coral formations along the entire eastern side of the island.
The Great Astrolabe Reef is the world's third largest fringing reef and Fiji's largest living organism.
It is rated as one of the world's premier diving locations offering a great diversity and spectacle in coral structures (both soft and hard) and marine life.
The reef got its name in 1827 following the French explorer Dumont d'Urvilles collision with the reef in his vessel "The Astrolabe".
Many smaller reefs along the western side of the island offer a variety of dive sites to please all divers.
The scenery of massive waves crashing against the barrier reef in an explosion of crystal clear blue water and dazzling white foam is a breathtaking sight for many international travellers as they journey out just a few minutes to the nearby dive sites.
The underwater realm greets you with incredible visibility - blooming gardens of hard and soft corals and exquisitely decorated fish of every species are the highlight of divers' journey to this unspoilt, isolated island of Kadavu.
A number of resorts are scattered around the island, offering a variety of standards from backpacker and family budget resorts to the middle range and more lavishly appointed ones - all offering their own brand of Fijian hospitality.
Each resort has its own distinctive character and offers a good standard of accommodation as well as fresh island food.
Eco-tourism is very important for all the resorts to maintain a holiday destination of unique beauty for guests to enjoy.
Surfing resorts with world class and beginner breaks are also found on the island for an exciting Fiji style surfing safari.
The wilderness of rainforests, mountain ranges and the many trails and waterfalls are a delight for hikers to explore with local guides to show you rare birdlife found only on this island and indigenous plants.
Kayaking the clear waters with deserted beach camp outs and stories told around the kava bowl before sleeping under the star filled sky must be experienced to truly feel the Kadavu Island paradise.
The Kadavu Group (pronounced Kan-da-vu) is comprised of Kadavu, (Fiji's fourth largest island), Ono, Galoa and a number of smaller islands.
The group is located approx 100km south of Viti Levu, Fiji's main island. Kadavu island is 411 sq km in area, approx 60 km long, 14 km wide and the shape is irregular.
The coastline is so deeply indented that it is almost cut in three by...