Labasa, the largest town on Vanua Levu doesn't get much tourist traffic. That's why the prices are so great! Fancy shopping for Indian saris, or cheap local food in the market by the river? If you like avoiding the throngs of tourists and the inevitable heckling and "bargain-pushers" in the other main centres in Fiji, you might want to consider Labasa. The nearby sugar mill is the main reason for the bustle, noise and dust in Labasa, and there is some interesting scenery within a short trip.
The three Sisters is an interesting hill formation, and Korovatu private beach can be accessed for a few dollars. You may be the only ones there, surrounded by coconut palms and sand.
There are three hotels to choose from, all acceptable if you are not looking for luxury, and rental cars are available too. If you have the time you might want to take a trip over the island to Savusavu, where great diving is possible. Don't be put off by the air service into Labasa - it was more like a bus than an airplane, as we were told in flight we would be diverting to Savusavu to pick up some more people. And times were only loose guidelines. Overall, a very worthwhile and interesting experience.