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There is so much to do and see in Taveuni! You can choose from waterfall or volcano hikes, natural water slides and coastal walks, horseback riding, spectacular diving, snorkeling, kayaking, SUPping, kiting, sailing, deep sea fishing, to golf or a black pearl farm excursion. Nature lovers will enjoy guided treks through villages, or up to dense forest to spot some of the rare and mostly unique to Taveuni, species of plants and birds. You may enjoy being part of traditional Fijian cultural ceremonies with local music and dancing performances. Perhaps you will choose to just relax on the terrace while having a massage or sipping your cocktail by the pool. Each day will bring something very special.
Tours and activities - At sea
Taveuni is home to some of the world’s most famous dive sites and is consistently ranked one of the top ten best scuba sites in the world. Our warm tropical waters host approximately 390 species of corals and over 1500 species of fish – many unique to Fiji!
Diving the Rainbow Reef and Somosomo Straits is one of experiences of a lifetime that will remain with you forever. The massive up welling of plankton in combination with enormous tidal water movement through this narrow channel creates a feeding frenzy for all filter feeding invertebrates. Consistently rated as one of the world's top dive sites, Taveuni is one of the ticks all divers dream to mark off their bucket list. The shear density of life and biodiversity of our reefs are truly world class. The Great White Wall, The Purple Wall, The Zoo, The Fish Factory, and list goes on and on, are the names that legend are made of. We use Taveuni's best dive team and their professionalism and safety record are without equal. Needless to say whether it's an intro dive or your thousandth dive, Taveuni will truly amaze you!
Snorkeling on Rainbow reef
Don’t miss the unique world class snorkeling on shallow parts of the stunning Rainbow reef! The snorkeling is every bit as good as the diving and the bonus is you can see all the colors of the reef as they actually exist in shallow water sunlight. Scuba Divers below 10 meters need to use lights to expose the many colors of the reef, but snorkeling you can enjoy the rainbow of colors as they actually appear in sunlight. It really is a "don't miss" on Taveuni for everyone!
Enjoy an amazing day or half day at the beautiful uninhabited island; Koro Levu. Fill your day with sunbathing, beach combing, amazing snorkeling and relaxing on a deserted South Pacific island.
We are very fortunate to have our local black pearl farm located in the Wailoa Lagoon here on Taveuni Island. CIVA Pearl Farm is producing pearls in colors not traditionally harvested from the black-lipped pearl oyster, from gold, pink, champagne to blue, green, chocolate, cranberry as well as the traditional black. These colors are not being produced anywhere else in the world. You have a unique opportunity to peek behind the scenes and find out what pearl farming is all about. You will be taken through the entire operation and then enjoy a fantastic snorkel through the crystal clear waters of the farm.
Waitabu Marine Park
This area of Taveuni has been awarded the “International British Airways Eco-Tourism Award”. You will experience great snorkeling, bilibili rafts, Fijian village life and much more…
Deep Sea Fishing
Your captain John Llanes is a 3rd generation fisherman who started fishing over 30 years ago at a very young age. He has fished commercially and professionally and has held his 100-ton master license for 30 years in Kona. During his Hawaiian career he has won or placed in at least 50 tournaments. He is an all around fisherman for big game, light tackle, reef, and shoreline fishing. All of that aside, fishing is John’s lifetime passion and he is a great choice for the serious fisherman to enjoy a fun day of fishing.
Land tours and activities
Bouma National Heritage park and Waterfalls
Lavena Coastal Walk and Kayak
Without a doubt this is the "must do" trip while on Taveuni. Lavena is the furthest point you can travel to by car on the eastern side of the island, literally it is the very end of the road. You will hike a natural trail through stunning coastal scenery, cross the swinging bridge over a deep river canyon, listen to the songs of rare birds and enjoy beautiful unique flowers, swim through a cool deep ravine surrounded by high rock walls and lush rain forest and little further up the river, discover two stunning waterfalls cascading down above you. You can climb up onto them and slide or jump into the deep water below. On the way back you can kayak along the remote coastline or take a scenic boat trip and enjoy the many waterfalls cascading down into the sea.
Tavoro – Bouma falls
Three incredible waterfalls located in the pristine Bouma National Heritage Park are wonderful to discover. This fabulous challenging walk will lead you through rainforests, across rivers and up to gorgeous waterfalls. You will enjoy the sights and sounds of rare tropical birds, view many varieties of island plants and hear waterfalls cascading through lush rainforest. The first waterfall is easily accessible, climbing to the second and third waterfall requires a bit more effort, but is well worth the hike..
Taveuni introductory tour
This tour explores the middle west coast of Taveuni. You will enjoy a scenic drive down the island, stop at the 180-degree Meridian line (International date line) that runs through Taveuni, enjoy what passes for the hustle and bustle of our local township and visit the most architecturally interesting structure on the island, the Wairiki Mission Church, which is well known for its Sunday choir singing that will truly touch your heart (Sundays only, Mass at 7am, 9am, and 11am). You can't miss the natural rock water slide Waitavala! It is located in the midst of beautiful tropical bush and it is so much fun! If you have any doubts, local kids will show you their perfect sliding techniques.
Na Bogi Ono “Bobby’s” farm
Bobby is renowned for his knowledge of the traditional herbal medicines, local flora, and bird life. He has been practicing conservation on his farm for the past 35 years, and will soon be fully organic. The combination of lush tropical forest, unique birds, tropical fruits, Fijian Medicinal Plants, and the natural tropical aquarium of the marine reserve make Na Bogi Ono Farms a unique experience in Taveuni. Tour includes fish feeding, bird watching, snorkeling, fruit farm excursion, trekking in tropical rainforest and lunch.
The Blowhole is at the very Southern end of the island where the sea has eroded a passage at the edge of the shoreline. It is quite spectacular to watch when in action. Just a little further down the road, you will reach Navakawau Village, which translates as `end of the road’. To compliment this tour combine it with a half day tour of Bobby’s farm, to take in fish feeding, snorkeling and bird watching.
Des Voeux Peak
4WD to the top of Fiji’s third highest mountain and be amazed with the outstanding views. The drive to the peak is approximately one hour. To make this a truly memorable full day out, for serious hikers, tramp into the newly discovered Lake Aselemo, this beautiful lake is a 2 ½ hour hike each way through tropical rainforest with the most outstanding views of virgin bush, an amazing gorge that must be seen to be believed.This is one of Taveuni’s best-kept secrets. If you are fortunate enough to do this hike in October, November or December you will witness the blooming of the famous Tagimaucia flower, this flower is unique to Taveuni and exists no where else on earth.
Horse back riding
This is a truly amazing experience for all horse and nature lovers. You can decide between a half day trip or a full day trip option. The half day trek takes you up the mountain and explores extinct volcanic craters for outstanding views, or along the shoreline if you wish. The full day tour takes you right up into the mountainous forests of the volcanic craters. This trip is tailored to your level of experience, from beginners to experienced riders.
Soqulu Gold of Country Club offers to visitors a beautiful 9 hole, par three course hugging the coastline; very pretty. Club hire and green fees apply.
Cultural Village Tour - traditional meke and lovo night
This is a great opportunity to discover Fijian traditions, lifestyle and amazing hospitality. You will be taken through the village, meet their lovely people and be introduced to the chief of the village. You will find out about their traditional way of cooking in an underground oven and taste a wide variety of local delicacies. You will also take part in the welcoming kava ceremony and enjoy a singing and dancing performance - meke. Open your mind and enjoy!