Vatulele, Fiji

Situated half an hour south of Nadi, Vatulele Island is a secluded tropical oasis uniquely shaped like a footprint. An enduring culture and tradition still exists on the northern side of the island with 4 traditional villages still active.

The spectacular natural environment of Vatulele Island is as charming as the warm and friendly Fijian people whose livelihoods consist of fishing, farming and traditional tapa cloth making. This relaxed way of life is a sight to see and the native inhabitants of the island are more than welcoming towards their visitors.

Vatulele Island offers a truly rare experience, offering tourists the opportunity to witness this ancient culture first hand through the special Sunday church services, a fun game of football, the smiling children in their classrooms at school and the skilled tapa cloth makers at work. The Chief will even meet his visitors in an imperial bure and invite them to take part in the traditional Kava ceremony before allowing them to explore the traditional homes of his village.

Surrounded by the dazzling waters of the South Pacific, Vatulele Island invites every type of water-based activity and leisure pursuit including paddling, sailing, fishing, snorkelling and diving. Even swimming takes on a whole new meaning here.

Recognised as one of Fiji's premier dive destinations. Dive among eagle rays, turtles, tropical fish and colourful coral reefs at a fantastic range of dive sites. Vatulele Island offers a number of amazing holiday dive sites including Huka Levu/4 Sisters, Huka Lailai, Labyrinth, Robert's Folly, Coral Garden, Cathedral, Fish Tank, Turtle Mountain, Fortress, Aquarium, Magic Pinnacle, Bird Island Wall, Wahoowall and Devil's Ledge.