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Port of Call - Savusavu

Regarded as Fiji´s best kept secret, Savusavu is a tropical paradise located in the Fijian province of Cakaudrove. It is most famous for its hot springs, which have in the past been known to turn into incredible geysers.

Although small, this bustling town has plenty to offer. Evergreen rainforests and tropical vegetation are strikingly contrasted with gorgeous blue waters and stunning reef systems. Dive beneath the surface and you will uncover an incredible underwater world of marine life and unique coral collections.

The possibilities in Savusavu are seemingly endless, with scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing, along with excellent photography opportunities just some of the many things to add to your "to do" list.

What to Explore

Dive Charter and Expedition

Discover the area´s most remote areas when you embark on a dive charter and expedition. Take part in activities like diving, surfing and snorkeling and uncover the hidden marine treasures that Savusavu has to offer. These chartered tours offer fantastic personal service and will make your time in this dream destination that touch more special.

J. Hunter Pearl Tours

Are you in search of jewelery that is both unique and natural? A visit to J. Hunter Pearls will open your eyes to the beauty and wonder of pearls. These unique black pearls are guaranteed to be unlike anything you have seen before and the story behind them will fascinate you even more.


Average Temperatures

  • January: 25°C
  • February: 26°C
  • March: 26°C
  • April: 25°C
  • May: 24°C
  • June: 23°C
  • July: 22°C
  • August: 23°C
  • September: 23°C
  • October: 24°C
  • November: 26°C
  • December: 25°C


Dining Suggestions

For a small island, Rarotonga offers a diverse range of culinary options for visitors. However, to really soak up what the island life is all about the best thing you can do is sample some of the local cuisine.

Particular favourites include eke (octopus), taro (tuber vegetable), rakau (spinach-like taro leaves), kumara (sweet potato) and poke (pawpaw pudding). The coconuts are also to die for!

Popular places to dine while on the island include The Blue Note, Banana Court Bar, Trader Jacks, Flame Tree, Portofino and Tumunu

Bring to Shore

What to bring to shore?

Comfortable shoes are a must if you plan on doing a lot of walking around. If you are staying outdoors, a hat and sunscreen are essential. If you plan on snorkelling, ensure you bring your gear and swimmers.

Don´t forget your passport, identification and cash/credit cards. Your camera is also a must.



Your cruise ship will anchor in Avatiu Harbour where you will be transferred to shore via the ship´s tender.

Taxis and public transport are limited on the island so keep this is mind if you have chosen not to book a shore tour.


General Information

Currency: NZ Dollar

Language: English and Cook Islands Maori

Population: 14, 153

Time Zone: (UTC+10)