Journey just 30 minutes north of Nadi International Airport and arrive in Lautoka, a tropical oasis at the edge of Fiji’s beautiful Suncoast. Also known as the ‘Sugar City’, Lautoka is the second largest city in Fiji, making it a great place to immerse yourself in the local way of life. Plus, with a beautiful backdrop of Mount Koroyanitu, Lautoka is also filled with natural splendour to bask in. Holiday here to enjoy thick tropical foliage, sugar-cane fields (hence the nickname Sugar City) and sugary sand beaches.
Lautoka boasts a fascinating history, being the first place where the original Fijians set foot in Viti Levu. In fact, the name ‘Lautoka’ is believed to have come from this time – during a spear fight between two chiefs duelling for the land, the victor successfully landed his spear on the ‘Lau toka’ or ‘bullseye’, ending the fight and creating the lasting name of the city.
Less touristy than other regions of Fiji, a holiday in Lautoka offers plenty of authentic adventures. Mingle with locals at the Lautoka Market, hike to beautiful cascading waterfalls, visit the ancestor landing site of Viseisei Village, laze on the palm-fringed Saweni Beach or eat your way through Lautoka’s array of authentic and international restaurants.
If your idea of a Fiji holiday involves doing nothing at all, our Lautoka resorts offer endless opportunities to do just that. Bask in understated tropical luxury as you enjoy resort features like sprawling swimming pools, dreamy day spas and plenty of beachfront restaurants and bars. Lovely Lautoka is the perfect pick for an authentic Fiji holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of the island’s more well-trodden destinations.