To marvel at the fine views over Savusavu Bay, take a walk around Savusavu Hills. The best route starts from the eastern end of town, turning right up Buca Bay Road towards the airport. After a steep fifteen-minute walk, turn right again up the imaginatively named “Access Road” and follow the ridge westwards for nice views overlooking the town and Nawi Island.
There are three routes back into town. The shortest trail, which takes around thirty minutes, diverts off the road to the telecoms tower perched on the hilltop. From the far end of the clearing above the tower, a small grassy track leads down to a dirt road within five minutes. Follow this road and take the second turning on the left, heading uphill again on Nawi Street. From here, the ridge walk has views over the southern end of the bay and winds its way through light forest, past corrugated iron lean-tos back into town.
The other two options continue along Access Road for thirty minutes south towards the airport. From here you can either catch a bus or taxi back into town or continue for thirty minutes along the south coast via Nukubalavu Village to Lesiaceva Point. Near the point, on the north side of the Cousteau Resort, is a public beach with excellent snorkelling at Split Rock, 500m offshore. It’s a 7km walk along the coastline back into town, or you can catch a bus or taxi.