On the edge of Savusavu Bay, there is exceptional snorkeling at Jean-Michael Cousteau Resort on Vanualevu Island. The snorkeling off the beach at Jean-Michael Cousteau Resort is popular, especially right off the little pier. The resort has a snorkeling dive boat that provides access to several locations including one of the best, lighthouse reef. You will also want to check out nearby Namena reef. Overall, when snorkeling at Vanualevu Island, you can expect to find clownfish, coral covered reefs and giant tridacna clams. The onsite marine biologist at Jean-Michael Cousteau Resort can be a big help.
To reach the Vanua Levu Island snorkeling, you'll need to fly into the only international airport in Fiji, Nadi International Airport (NAN), which is served by Fiji Airways, Qantas, and Air New Zealand. Many of the flights arrive very late at night, so plan accordingly. When arriving in Fiji from the US, keep in mind that most flights arrive very early in the morning and Fiji is just across the international date line, so you’ll effectively land two days after departing the US.
TIP: When reading about snorkeling dive sites throughout Fiji, make sure you are reading descriptions since 2012. In 2012, the Cyclone Evan caused damage to many reefs surrounding the Fijian islands.
Overall, Vanua Levu Island is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 19 snorkeling dives in Fiji.