The second largest city in Fiji, Lautoka never feels too far from nature thanks to Koroyanitu (Mt Evans), which looms (in a friendly way) over the grid-like streets of downtown. It has a busy waterfront, with shuttles bringing in day trippers from the cruise ships and yachts taking tourists out to the nearby islands and villages.
Ways you can help in Lautoka
On the west coast of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, you can build a home in a model village that was created to meet the problem of displaced peasant farmers who were evicted from their land when their 100-year leases expired. This is an inspiring place where you can leave a legacy for a family.
Accommodation in Lautoka
Named after a local legend telling of the first Fijian settlers, white sand beaches surround this small, independently run, boutique beach resort. You can expect friendliness and very personal attention amid the tropical gardens and giant palms. There’s a large freshwater swimming pool and a weekly show of fire dancing and traditional Fijian singing.