Sugar once drove the Lautoka economy, and processing sugarcane remains vital. The sugar mill was originally built in 1903, and it’s been making hummingbirds and couch potatoes very happy ever since. Cane is harvested, then crushed to extract the syrup; the syrup is then purified and dried into crystals. This is one of the last great mills remaining in the South Pacific. No tours are available, but it’s not hard to peek in and see all the activity as containers full of the sweet stuff leave Lautoka for export to the edges of the world.