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Rakiraki & Nananu-i-Ra

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The Kings Rd, the route along the northerly coast of Viti Levu, is less often seen by visitors. This is primarily because the road is poorer, the area is less developed for tourism, and the distance to Suva is longer. However, the scenery is beautiful, and there are attractions, so the more adventurous visitor may want to rent a car and drive it. The three main settlements along the way, Ba, Tavua, and Rakiraki are primarily agricultural communities but do have small hotels. The main tourist attraction is Nananu-i-ra, an island off of Rakiki.

There are a few things to know about the road whether you decide to drive yourself or take a bus or hired taxi. The first is that it is much more hazardous than the southern route. The section of Queens Rd from Nadi to Lautoka and the section of Kings Rd from Nausori to Suva are the busiest in the country. These two stretches are paved and well monitored by police, but the accident toll along these roads is staggering, so extra caution is needed.

Definitely Do Not Miss
Stay overnight at the colonial era Rakiraki Hotel and jump on a boat to Nananu-i-Ra, a resort island with good snorkeling and amenable to the most modest of budgets.

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