Kadavu Island, the fourth-largest island in Fiji, has a craggy, rugged coast, framed by coral reefs and mangrove forests. Due to its uneven terrain and lack of roads, the main form of transport is water taxis. Kadavu is considered one of Fiji’s most rustic and beautiful islands, brimming with rainforests, precipitous jungles, and plunging waterfalls, making forest walks a popular tourist activity. Volcanic in origin, it is divided by a central mountain ridge, dominated by Nabukelevu (Mount Washington). To the south are pristine crescent-shaped beaches, perfect for quiet days under the sun. Though it is the least developed of Fiji’s islands, Kadavu is well-known to divers for the incredible diverse marine life in the surrounding Astrolabe Reef. Bird-lovers have ample opportunities to spot tropical bird species including the Kadavu fantail, Kadavu honeyeater, velvet fruit dove and Kadavu musk parrot.