Lautoka

Mamanuca Islands
Yasawa Islands
Nakauvadra Range

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Lautoka

Beaches and Islands Straight Out of the Movies

The most beautiful islands in the world can be found in the Pacific Ocean, small paradises with a tropical climate that offer ideal destinations for relaxing or taking wonderful excursions into lush nature.

Without a doubt, one of these is Viti Levu, the largest island of Fiji, where Lautoka, the second largest city in the country can be found. During your vacation with MSC World Cruise, you will visit this charming city center, famous for its harbor and large sugar cane factories. For precisely this reason, Lautoka is also known by the name of Sugar City.
 
The city refines its typically urban look with avenues lined with palm trees; you can head off from the city center to visit the nearby Mamanuca Islands, where white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters provide superb opportunities for snorkeling and surfing. This archipelago is a collection of twenty islands with a large coral reef just offshore which protects it from the waves. Boasting sunny weather and immersion in a lagoon, the Mamanuca Islands are an absolute delight for the eyes and it is here that you can find Castaway, the island where the famous film starring Tom Hanks was produced.
 
Thanks to your MSC Cruise, you will also have the chance to visit the Yasawa Islands, the other group of islands near Viti Levu made famous as a result of the 1980 film "The Blue Lagoon". Needless to say, these wonderful places have been an inspiration for the world of cinema with their breathtaking scenery and white beaches as far as the eye can see.

Another must-see of your excursion with MSC Cruises will be the tiny island of Nananu-i-Ra, just 3.5 square kilometers. From these jagged coves and soft grassy hills, you can admire the Nakauvadra Range, a volcanic mountain range on Viti Levu. 

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Fiji Islands

Sun-drenched beaches and turquoise lagoons
Sun-drenched beaches and turquoise lagoons

A few facts and figures: 332 islands, of which 110 are inhabited, and 500 islets.

 
The Republic of Fiji is an archipelago that is considered part of the Melanesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and is around 2,000 kilometres from New Zealand. The two main islands, the beautiful Viti Levu and Vanua Levu with an abundance of beaches and unspoiled vegetation, are where nearly all of the population resides. 
 
Tourists are fascinated by the polite manners, smiling faces and hospitality of the inhabitants of these islands. The waters, which gradually become different shades of blue as they move away from the coast, are home to a colourful coral reef. Viti Levu is a must when you come to Fiji: the island's interior, thick with vegetation and brightly coloured flowers, hides a number of rivers and breathtaking waterfalls
 
The Kula Eco Park, on the Coral Coast, is a place of great interest, as you can see mammals, birds, amphibians and fish living freely in their natural habitat: from boa constrictors to iguanas, turtles and bats. Before leaving Viti Levu, a mud bath at the Sabeto Hot Springs between Nadi and Lautoka is a must.