The Lau Group, made up of a few small islands in Fiji’s far east, offer a glimpse of Fiji often not seen by tourists. Life here is simple and somewhat wild – there are no restaurants and only three islands have have accommodation for outsiders.
If you’re prepared to venture off the beaten track you’ll get to experience Lau’s unique culture. If you want to see a place that’s utterly unspoiled, while still offering traditional Fijian hospitality, then visiting the Lau Group is your chance.
AccommodationAccommodation options are limited to two budget guesthouses on Vanua Balavu and Lakeba islands and a luxurious resort on Vatuvara island in the northern part of the group.
It's still possible to see the islands on a Captain Cook 11-night 'Discovery' cruise which visits the Lauan group three times a year.
The Lau Group has some spectacular sites for swimming, snorkelling and diving such as the Bay of Islands in the northwest pocket. On land, hiking trips are a great way to experience the incredible natural landscape.
Lau has two small airstrips, and boats connect people between islands. There is no public transport.