Volivoli Beach is located on the northernmost tip of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island.
Getting here is easy – we’re just ten minutes drive from the town of Rakiraki or two hours scenic drive from Nadi International Airport and the same from Suva city.
Viti Levu is believed to be the oldest of Fiji’s islands, and while the north of the island is a little off the beaten track for many travellers, most people agree that the journey is well worth the effort.
We have a lower annual rainfall than many other parts of Fiji, a laid-back culture, and nearby there are spectacular mountains, traditional villages and thick tropical jungle.
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The word ‘Volivoli’ means sand in the local dialect, and the beach was named after the sand spit which stretches 80 metres out to sea, providing a wonderful sunbathing spot and marking the most northerly point of Viti Levu.
Historically this area is important, as it’s where the people from nearby Rakiraki village once used to grow crops and go fishing. Nearby Muanisasavu Bay is also a popular place for collecting nama, a type of local seaweed often prepared in a delicious coconut sauce..
Something interesting: Udre Udre
Udre Udre (pronounced [ˈooh-dreˈooh-dre]) was a Fijian Chief. He holds the Guinness World Record for “most prolific cannibal”.
During the 19th century, Udre Udre reportedly ate between 872 and 999 people.
He kept a stone for each body he ate; the stones were placed alongside his tomb in Rakiraki.
According to Udre Udre’s son, the chiefs of Rakiraki would go to the battlefield along with Udre Udre and they would each give him every body part of their victims, especially the head, preserving what he couldn’t eat in one sitting for consumption later.
It is believed that had he consumed his 1000th body, he would have become immortal.
Ratu Udre Udre. (2014, March 22). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ratu_Udre_Udre&oldid=600720119