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Vanua Balavu Island
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Vanua Balavu Island

Vanua Balavu Island is located in the Lau Islands of Fiji, about 60 miles east of the main island of Viti Levu. It is the third largest of the Lau Islands and has an area of approximately 40 square miles. The island is surrounded by a number of smaller islands and islets, including the nearby island of Nukulau.

Vanua Balavu has a rugged landscape, with a ridge of mountains along the eastern coast and dense tropical rainforest in the interior. The highest point on the island is Mount Yalobi, which rises to a height of 1,100 feet. The island is home to a number of small villages, and the main town is Nukulau.

Vanua Balavu has a rich history, going back to the ancient times when the island was first settled by the Lapita people. Later, the island was part of the Tui Lau kingdom, which was founded by the Tongan chief Ma'afu in the early 1800s. During this period, the island was an important trading and cultural center, and the Tongan language was widely spoken.

In the late 19th century, the island was ceded to the British and became part of the Colony of Fiji. During World War II, the island was occupied by the Japanese, and a significant number of Fijians were killed during the occupation. After the war, the island returned to British control, and in 1970 it became part of the independent nation of Fiji.

Today, Vanua Balavu is a popular tourist destination, with a number of resorts and activities to enjoy. The island is also known for its beautiful beaches, diverse wildlife, and traditional Fijian culture.

Excursion tips for a day in Vanua Balavu Island

As a tourist in Vanua Balavu Island in Fiji, there are many activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the activities you can do on the island:

1. Snorkel or dive in the crystal-clear waters to explore the vibrant coral reef and its marine life.

2. Go island hopping and explore the other nearby islands.

3. Take a tour of the local village and learn about the culture and customs of the locals.

4. Visit the nearby waterfalls and enjoy a refreshing swim.

5. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

6. Go fishing and catch some of the local delicacies.

7. Take a boat tour and explore the nearby coves and lagoons.

8. Trek through the lush jungle and discover its hidden wonders.

9. Visit the local markets and pick up some souvenirs.

10. Enjoy a traditional Fijian feast at a local restaurant.

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The climate in Vanua Balavu Island

Vanua Balavu Island in Fiji has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from a low of 22°C (71°F) to a high of 30°C (86°F) throughout the year. In the summer months (November to April), the island is hot and humid with average temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 32°C (90°F). During the winter months (May to October), temperatures are cooler and the humidity is lower, with average temperatures ranging from 22°C (71°F) to 28°C (82°F). The island's location on the equator means that the seasons are not pronounced, and the weather is generally warm and humid all year round.

Cruise weather for Vanua Balavu Island

Our weather forecast for Vanua Balavu Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 25.5 °C
33.8 m/s
35.3 m/s
52.8 %
24.1 m
84.6 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 25.3 °C
27.4 m/s
31.0 m/s
48.8 %
23.9 m
83.7 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 25.1 °C
28.1 m/s
30.2 m/s
19.2 %
24.1 m
76.1 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 25 °C
29.9 m/s
34.9 m/s
80.6 %
24.1 m
77.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 25.9 °C
24.8 m/s
30.2 m/s
36.5 %
24.1 m
77.3 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 25.6 °C
21.2 m/s
24.5 m/s
4.6 %
24.1 m
77.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 25.7 °C
22.3 m/s
24.8 m/s
27.5 %
24.1 m
78.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 25.5 °C
27.4 m/s
33.5 m/s
3.5 %
24.1 m
78.5 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 25.5 °C
31.3 m/s
37.8 m/s
91.9 %
24.1 m
74.1 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 24 °C
32.4 m/s
37.8 m/s
94.4 %
16.8 m
84.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 23.9 °C
45.7 m/s
46.8 m/s
99.2 %
16.5 m
86.1 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 23.8 °C
40.0 m/s
40.3 m/s
77.4 %
24.1 m
68.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 24.2 °C
min: 23.5 °C
37.4 m/s
38.2 m/s
76.1 %
24.1 m
65.5 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 23.8 °C
36.4 m/s
37.8 m/s
89.0 %
24.1 m
67.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 24.1 °C
28.4 m/s
27.0 m/s
59.1 %
24.1 m
71.8 %
1,014 hPa

Cruises to Vanua Balavu Island

Would you like to travel to Vanua Balavu Island on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Vanua Balavu Island.

Scheduled ship calls in Vanua Balavu Island, Fiji
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 4th 2024 Friday, 4th of Oct. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 08:30 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Apr. 2025 Seabourn Pursuit 07:00 am 05:00 pm

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