Silversea Luxury Cruises To SAVUSAVU (Vanua Levu)

SAVUSAVU (Vanua Levu)

An island paradise of rich colours and verdant scenery, Savusavu is a staggeringly beautiful, and gloriously undeveloped South Pacific island. Fiji's more tourist-orientated Viti Levu island is close by, but the joy of Savusavu comes in venturing off the beaten track and delving into the heart of a tropical idyll, where hidden villages welcome you with open arms. Revelling in its nickname as Fiji's hidden paradise, the country's second-largest island is a place of adventure - and geothermically fuelled relaxation. View more

Mud baths burble and hot springs simmer across the island, adding to the sense that the land itself is alive and breathing. Trek the rainforests, with parrots chattering overhead, and see the colours splashed across the green landscapes and gardens by orchids and water lilies. Gardens overlook the gorgeous Savusavu Bay, and you can walk between hundreds of palm varieties and trees that droop, laden with exotic fruits. The sprawling rainforest opens up briefly to reveal Savusavu, the island’s compact main town. Thriving coral reeds add yet more colour and life to the surrounding seabeds, with spectacular snorkelling opportunities, and the chance to spot bottlenose and spinner dolphins skipping and skimming acrobatically across the tips of the waves. The fertile environment also encourages black lip pearl oysters to thrive here, leading to the development of one of the island’s treasured exports, beautiful black pearls. Visit the bay’s farm to find out more.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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SYDNEY To AUCKLAND
  • Departure
    Mar 05 2022
  • Duration
    15 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Shadow
From US$ 7,380
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Excursions in SAVUSAVU (Vanua Levu)

Black Pearl Farm Discovery

The exquisite treasures of Savusavu Bay are yours to discover during this scenic and informative sightseeing excursion to a black pearl farm.


Savusavu Bay, Boat-Ride, J. Hunter Pearls Pearl Farm

Depart the pier aboard a boat for the scenic ride along spectacular Savusavu Bay en route to the J. Hunter Pearls pearl farm. The bay provides the perfect environment for creating Fiji's natural gem, the J. Hunter Pearls, renowned for their beautiful hues of soft pastels and exceptionally bold tones, together with the rare 'Fiji Gold'. Thousands of black-lip pearls adorn the bay, and these pristine, nutrient-rich waters, along with dedicated farm management, produce some of the largest and most beautiful pearls in the world.


Black Pearl Development, Mature Oyster-Opening, Showroom, Pearls, Jewellery

Upon arrival at the farm, your guided tour begins with an opportunity to observe the different stages of black pearl development. Afterward, return to the Marina for a brief transfer by mini bus to the J Hunter Pearls HQ and witness the opening of a mature oyster to reveal its natural underwater treasure. J Hunter Pearls are unsurpassed in their lustre and orient, giving them a natural radiance that emanates from deep within. View the stunning array of pearls and jewellery in their showroom, and. if the mood strikes you, purchase your own precious memory of Savusavu. At the conclusion of your visit, board the mini bus for the short ride back to the pier.

Flora Tropica Gardens

Relax, unwind and rejuvenate yourself amidst beautiful tropical palms, flowers and shrubbery during this leisurely sightseeing excursion to the Flora Tropica Gardens.


Savusavu Bay, Flora Tropica Gardens

Depart the pier for the short drive along the picturesque bay en route to the Flora Tropica Gardens, a plant nursery comprising approximately five acres (about two hectares) of hillside and creek flats. Flora Tropica Gardens is a registered participant in the worldwide implementation of the International Agenda in support of plant conservation, environmental awareness and sustainable development as recognized by BGCI (Botanical Gardens Conservation International).


Guided Stroll, Timber Walkways, Stone Paths, Heliconias, Water Lilies, Tropical Fruit Trees

Upon arrival, you are greeted with a friendly 'bula' and provided with a 'walk-through' guide sheet detailing the plants and their origins. Afterward, begin your guided stroll along the elevated timber walkways and stone paths. View the many varieties of variegated and flowering shrubs including heliconias, water lilies and more than 40 different tropical fruit trees.


Palm Collection, Rest Areas, Garden and Bay Views, Fresh Tea

The highlight of the garden is the Palm Collection, with more than 250 species from around the world, including many that are classified as rare and endangered species. Take a break in the rest areas along the walkway, and enjoy splendid views over the gardens and across Savusavu Bay. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach for the short ride back to the pier.

Lighthouse Snorkelling

Experience one of the best underwater coral sites in Savusavu during this panoramic snorkelling excursion at the Lighthouse reef.


Savusavu Bay, Boat-Ride, Guided Snorkelling Session

Depart the pier for the short walk to the dive-boat jetty. Upon arrival, receive your safety and snorkelling instructions, then embark your awaiting boat for the fast, scenic ride along the crystal-clear waters of Savusavu Bay en route to the Lighthouse snorkelling site. Upon arrival at your snorkelling spot, don your gear and safety vest, and begin your guided snorkelling session.


Vibrant, Colourful, and Diverse Coral, Tropical Fish and Marine Life

The Lighthouse Reef is home to some of the most vibrant and colourful coral in Fiji, including numerous plate corals and soft spaghetti corals. In addition, this area is home to a myriad of tropical fish of many sizes and colours, including black-and-white sergeant fish, clownfish, orange and purple anthias, trumpet fish, pale green damsel fish, humpbacked wrasse, maori wrasse, and many more.


Giant Clams, Grouper and Parrotfish, Sea Turtles, Sharks

The scene takes on the appearance of a tropical aquarium as abundant small fish dart in-and-out of the striking coral. Giant clams, groupers and parrotfish are also commonly seen in-and-around the coral formations. Sea turtles frequent the Lighthouse, so it is always a treat to see one or two. Occasionally, a curious, friendly, white-tipped reef shark can be seen cruising the deeper waters below. At the conclusion of your snorkelling tour, return to the dive-boat jetty. Upon arrival, disembark the boat and take the short walk back to the pier.

Nakawaqa Rainforest & Waterfall

Explore the Nakawaqa Rainforest, its waterfall and people during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Savusavu Town, Nakawaqa Rainforest, Wainiliku Creek

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 40-minute drive across the island en route to the Nakawaqa Rainforest, which is located in the north-eastern part of Savusavu Town. Upon arrival at the Nakawaqa Base, you are welcomed by the villagers and escorted to Wainiliku Creek, which is surrounded by approximately 200 acres (about 81 hectares) of virgin tropical rainforest with huge native trees and other species.


Nature Walk, Nakawaqa Waterfall, Freshwater Pools, Swimming

Whilst under the shade of the forest canopy, take an energetic hike up a slight incline to the approximately 50-foot (about 15-metre) Nakawaqa Waterfall, which cascades down a zig-zag path into the deep blue freshwater pools below. Upon arrival, choose from either of the two pools for a dip or refreshing swim.


Refreshment Stop, Local Handicrafts, Shopping

Following your swim, return on-foot to the waiting area for a refreshment stop and an opportunity to browse the local handicrafts available for sale. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 40-minute drive back to the pier.

Nukubalavu Village & Kava Ceremony

Discover the Fijian people, traditions and culture of one of the oldest villages on the Island during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Savusavu, Vanua Levu's Coastal Road, Nukubalavu Village, Kava Ceremony

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive along Vanua Levu's breath-taking coastal road en route to Nukubalavu (pronounced Nookoo-m-bar-lar-voo), Savusavu's chiefly village. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the village elders, and invited to witness and participate in a yaqona (kava) ceremony in which powdered kava is mixed with water and presented in a 'bilo' (coconut cup) to those who wish to taste this ceremonial drink. Kava ceremonies take place at all important Fijian occasions.


Guided Village Walking Tour, Dancing, Singing, Meet the Villagers and Children, Culture, and Crafts

After the ceremony, take a guided walking tour of the village. Along the way, experience the warmth of the Fijian people. Enjoy entertainment that includes dancing and singing, visit the home of the Tui Nasavusavu, High Chief of Savusavu, mingle with the villagers and their children, learn about their culture, and see them work at their traditional crafts.


Refreshments, Handicrafts

Following your walking tour, enjoy a refreshing drink of 'bu' (green coconut juice) and an opportunity to browse the local handicrafts available for sale. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 40-minute drive back to the pier.

Savusavu Sightseeing & Environs

Experience the idyllic tropical beauty, sights and sounds of Savusavu during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Savusavu Town, Copra Millers of Fiji Factory, Guided Tour, Coconut Oil Processing

Depart the pier for the short transfer just outside town to the Copra Millers of Fiji factory, the leading manufacturer of coconut oil in Fiji. During a guided tour, observe the processing of virgin coconut oil, which is extracted from the flesh with a minimal amount of processing (i.e. no high heat or pressure, and no harsh chemical solvents, bleaching agents, etc.). Guests will be given a free sample of the final product at the Mill.


Coastal Drive, Hibiscus Highway, Namale Resort, Oneva Estate, Refreshments, Entertainment

Following your visit, re-board your coach and enjoy a scenic drive along the coastal, picturesque Hibiscus Highway. Pass by the renowned Namale Resort (owned by motivational guru Anthony Robbins), Oneva Estate, once a prosperous copra plantation, and other points of interests to Vatudamu Settlement to enjoy entertainment from the locals.


Hot Springs, Local Market, Copra Shed Marina, Ship's Tender, Marina Yacht Club

Next, retrace your journey and return to Savusavu Town. Upon arrival, visit the bubbling hot springs, where locals cook their food wrapped in little cloth bundles or sacks. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach, return to the Copra Shed Marina and board the tender back to the ship, or relax with a cold Fiji Beer and enjoy the local live band at the Marina Yacht Club, then return to the ship on your own.

Urata Rainforest & Waterfall Experience

Discover the abundant natural wonders of Urata Village on-foot during this panoramic, half-day hiking excursion.


Savusavu Bay, Balaga Bay, Urata Village, Fijian Welcome Ceremony and Entertainment

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Urata (pronounced 'oo rartar') Village. En route, drive along Savasavu Bay, and pass by the industrial area and Balaga Bay, proposed site for the new wharf. Your arrival at Urata Village is greeted by a Fijian welcome ceremony and entertainment.


Guided Trek, Plantation, Rainforests, Root Crops, Herbal Medicinal Plants, Waterfalls, Natural Pools

Afterward, begin your picturesque, 30-45-minute guided trek through the village, plantations and small rainforest to the waterfall and natural pools. En route, your guides point out the different types of root crops and traditional herbal medicinal plants. At the end of your trek, relax in the shade of the rainforest and cool off with an optional dip in the cold, freshwater pools beneath the falls.


Refreshments, Singing and Dancing by the Villagers, Handicrafts

Following your rest-stop, take a leisurely stroll back to the village. Upon arrival, enjoy some fresh fruit refreshments and be entertained with singing and dancing by the villagers or browse the local handicrafts for sale. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach and commence the drive back to the pier.

Waisali Rainforest Reserve Trek

Experience the stunning natural beauty, flora and fauna of the Waisali Rainforest Reserve during this invigorating, half-day trekking excursion.


Savusavu, Waisali Rainforest Reserve, Fijian Hardwood Trees

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to the Waisali Rainforest Reserve. The Waisali Reserve is one of the few remaining unexploited forests in Fiji, and the natural habitat for the native Fijian hardwood; some of these trees are over 100 years old.


Nature Hike, Exotic Flora, Fauna, and Endangered Wildlife and Bird Species

Upon arrival, take a guided invigorating nature hike through this mystical rainforest, which is home to exotic flora and endangered wildlife. During your two-hour trek, your guide points out the highlights whilst trekking through the diverse, lush ferns and dense, sun-dappled dakua forest that surrounds you. You may also be fortunate to see or hear the red-breasted musk parrot or beautiful orange dove; both of these rare species are endemic to Fiji.


Freshwater Rock Pool with Fish Species, Eels and Prawns

The quiet serene is disturbed only by the occasional sound of bird species and rushing stream water. Along the forest trek, there are rest benches for brief rest-stops if needed prior to reaching the rock pool which is home to finfish species, eel, prawn and freshwater snails. The reserve freshwater fauna are unique, so the pool is kept undisturbed and is not suitable for swimming. Following a brief rest, begin the hike back to the rainforest entrance to re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.