Ovalau is situated approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Suva, the national capital, and approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Fiji.
From big-ticket tourist hotspots to still-undiscovered gems, the area around Ovalau is brimming with things to do and see. Korovou, is 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast, while Toberua Island sits 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north.
To learn a little about the the local culture, make a beeline for Fiji's craft workshops and art galleries. If you ask residents what they recommend seeing around Ovalau, they'll often point you in the direction of the region's ever-popular open-air markets.
Availing yourself of local expertise can be an extremely rewarding way for travelers to get familiar with a new place. So consider singing up for one of the fascinating guided nature walks. If you're not the kind to go on holiday just to put your feet up, the Ovalau area offers a number of high-energy activities such as horse riding and hiking.
Be sure to treat your tastebuds for a tour of Fiji's eating establishments. Sweet potato as well as coconut are commonly used in food in this area. Why don't you try kokodo (marinated raw fish) or palusami (steamed meat with coconut and taro leaves)? Both dishes are a common fare in this area. And no meal is complete until you have tried mixed rootcrops dessert, a popular dessert here. You'll notice local residents enjoying Fiji Taki Beer; it's among the best-loved drinks in Fiji. Bounty White Rum is a common spirit in the region. If you fancy something non-alcoholic, fresh tropical fruit juice is a good option.
As your vacation comes to close, bid Fiji a teary "Ni sa moce"