Leaving Savusavu, we cruised east along the southern edge of Vanua Levu. Motoring upwind (in an unexpected two meter swell, oy!), we spent one night in Fawn Harbor before arriving at Viani Bay, a common cruiser hangout from which to explore the Somosomo Strait and the neighboring island, Taveuni.
In Viani Bay we were surrounded by grassy hills, sloping jungle, and black sand beaches that made the shells shine brilliant white. We spent an easy week paddle boarding, relaxing, and enjoying the underwater delights.
Viani Bay's main attractions bloom below the surface—corals the color plums and limes, thriving and throbbing, endlessly, with fish.