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Taveuni Island Information




The island of TAVEUNI is the third largest island in the Fiji archipelago. The International Dateline [180th Meridian] crosses the island just a few miles down the road from all three of these wonderful rental homes. For convenience however, the Dateline has been moved so that all of the Fiji Islands are under one time zone.


Taveuni Waterfall

The island is approximately 28 miles long and 10 miles wide. Taveuni's population of 12,000 [mostly native Fijians] resides in villages with the largest being that of Somosomo. Taveuni is known as "The Garden Island of Fiji" because of its magnificently lush green jungle vegetation.

There are more truly and exotic and culturally interesting excursions you can make on Taveuni than on any other island. Here you will find the true Fiji...Un-spoiled, Un-commercial, Un-complicated, Un-crowded, Un-forgettable, and Un-surpassed. Taveuni has much to offer and the following are some of the activities available.


ACTIVITIES

Please click here for details of excursions and hikes on Taveuni Island.

HORSEBACK RIDING:
There is a really nice trip available with a local guide down in Vuna. Riding is done through the tropical rainforest up the side of the volcano.

KAYAKING:
Included in all our homes are the free use of kayaks. Paddling or snorkeling around sunset is a favorite for all our guests.

kayaking on Taveuni

One of the many beaches on Taveuni Island
DEEP SEA FISHING: Locally there are two highly experienced operators. Fish caught are yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi, dogtooth tuna, trevelle, walu, Spanish mackerel, and sailfish.
DIVING: If you did not pre-book diving reservations prior to your departure, then very possibly there may not be space available with the local three operators. So not to be disappointed, we highly recommend you have us confirm all diving arrangements ASAP.


Taveuni dive operators offer a full range of diving services including PADI certifications and intro courses. Dive boats take a maximum of 6 divers for the utmost in personalized service.

EATING AND EVENING ENTERTAINMENT ON TAVEUNI ISLAND
MEKE [Fijian singing & dancing] and LOVO [a traditional Fijian feast]: The nearby village of Naselesele features a weekly meke/lovo as a fund raising effort for their school.

Fijiian Meke


If staying at any of our homes, the staff will be glad to make arrangements and coordinate the food and activities for a lovo to be prepared and held on the property. Invite the locals you've already met. The staff can help send out the word. The more the merrier. Real traditional and a great way to experience the true warmth of the Fijian people.


NEARBY PLACES TO EAT: Coconut Grove --- a beautiful beachfront setting; delicious American, Indian and Fijian cuisine; serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; cost is moderate; local island boys' music on Saturday evenings.Tramonto [sunset] Bar & Grill is not to be missed for a magnificent sunset delicious foods, and Wednesday night BBQ. Taveuni Island Resort --- a beautiful setting and eating environment; certainly one of the islands best;the perfect place for that special evening.Tovutovu --- nice setting facing the sea; a big buffet served every Friday evening with local 'island boys' music. Matei Bakery---great sandwiches,a variety of Indian,Fijian and Chinese foods,and of course fresh breads and cakes throughout the day.

OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT TAVEUNI

TAXIS: Good quality taxis and an air-conditioned 7-seater van are available. Most short runs cost only $2-3. Rates everywhere are quite inexpensive.
RENTAL CARS: Not readily available on Taveuni,however much cheaper to hire a taxi for the day than to rent a car, and the taxi drivers know where they are going. In other words rental cars are not necessary and taxis will save you money.
INTERNET: Free Wi-Fi is provided at all homes.
PHOTOGRAPHY; Fijians love to have their pictures taken as it is considered an honor. Lucky for us, Fijian's are also among the most smiling and friendly people in the world.
STARS: The ones in the sky...the incredible stars of the Southern Hemisphere sky. The best way to see them is on your back.
SUNRISE: Open your curtains at dawn and enjoy the fantastic sunrises.
BIRDS: Kulas are our small bright red, emerald, green and purple birds, which closely resemble parrots. Every afternoon, late in the day you can see them flitting from tree to coconut tree in front of all the homes along the beach. In addition, during this time of day numerous mynah birds often appear throughout the gardens
MASSAGE: We have a staff member that offers the island's best traditional Fijian Massage. Rate for house guests are approximate USD$18/hour.A truly wonderful way to begin or end each day.
GIFTS: Yaqona (kava) for the village chiefs. Hard candies and gum for the children. In addition, t-shirts are always appreciated.
SHOPPING FOR HANDICRAFTS: Several villages and shops on the island have a nice selection of reasonably priced handicrafts.
ROTARY CLUB MEMBERS: Are you a member of Rotary? If so, then please attend our weekly local Rotary Club meeting. It is held Monday evenings, just a short walk away at Tovutovu Restaurant.


VILLAGE VISITS: IT IS ALWAYS PROPER TO FIRST ASK ONE OF THE VILLAGE CHIEFS PERMISSION TO TOUR HIS VILLAGE. HE WILL NORMALLY THEN REQUEST ONE OF THE VILLAGE MEMBERS TO ESCORT YOU AROUND THE VILLAGE AND EXPLAIN THINGS TO YOU. PLEASE REMEMBER THE DRESS CODE WHEN PARTAKING IN ACTIVITIES. NO HATS OR SUNGLASSES SHOULD BE WORN IN THE VILLAGE. WOMEN MUST BE COVERED TO THE KNEE AND NO BARE SHOULDERS IN THE VILLAGE. WHILE VISITING A VILLAGE NEVER POINT AT ANOTHER PERSON AND NEVER TOUCH THEM ON THE HEAD. CAMERAS ARE MOST WELCOME AS FIJIANS FEEL IT AN HONOR TO HAVE THEIR PICTURES TAKEN. MAYBE BRING SOME HARD CANDIES FOR THE CHILDREN AND ABOUT ONE-KILO OF YAGONA AS A GIFT TO THE CHIEF. IF VISITING QELENI OR VATUSOGOSOGO IT WOULD BE A NICE GESTURE TO CONTRIBUTE ABOUT $5 PERSON TO THEIR SCHOOL OR CHURCH FUND.

 
     
   

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