Legend has it that the first Fijians, led by the Chief Lutunasobasoba, landed at Vuda Point, north of Nadi, after traveling for months across the Pacific on large canoes. Whether this is just myth or truth, no one knows. But historians do agree that Fiji was first settled about 3,500 years ago by voyagers sailing from Melanesia.
The Fijian ancestors, who came ashore at Vuda, are believed to have set up a village at Viseisei, from which they dispersed to other parts of Fiji. Today, Vuda, which means “source” in Fijian, is home to Viseisei Village, two resorts including Anchorage Beach Resort, as well as a bustling marina.