Taveuni is the third largest island in Fiji after the Vanue Levu and Viti Levu. The cigar shaped island is a product of the volcanic activity which rises from the Pacific Ocean. This island is known as the Garden Island and it is a dream place for those who like eco environment. Nearly all the plants and animals of Fiji can be found in this island. Hot air and rainforest is a home for colorful birds. Visitors can reach Taveuni island by plane from Nadi or Susasuva to Matei airport or by boat from Taveuni to Suva via Koro, and Savusavu. There are some resorts in Taveuni and limited accommodation options for backpackers. However, there are several campsites and holiday cottages that offer accommodation for low budget travelers. It is recommended for travelers to visit Vatuwiri Plantation and Baudua village.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT - TAVEUNI ISLAND
BEST THINGS TO DO - TAVEUNI ISLAND
On Taveuni Island you can enjoy a horseback riding adventure ate the Maravu Plantation Resort throughout the day. Ride through the Maravu Plantation with beautiful tropical scenery, rainforest, jungle trails and loads of wildlife and nature.
Taveuni Ocean Sports at Nakia Resort offers the best scuba diving and training in Fiji. As scuba divers, freedivers, fishermen and surfers, their goal is to share the passion for the ocean with every guest.
BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK - TAVEUNI ISLAND
The Salty Fox Bar & Grill
The Salty Fox Bar & Grill is the open air restaurant at Taveuni Dive Resort. It is right next to an incredible pool with a nice view over the Somosomo Strait. The restaurant offers a mix between modern, local, and Fijian dishes.
They have a comfortable bar menu filled with western favorites like pizzas, burgers, fish, and sandwiches. Their signature burger is made from the best beef flown in every week from Suva, cooked to perfection on the grill and topped with a choice of crispy bacon, tasty cheese, or even a local organic fried egg. Served with fries and garden salad.
Restaurant Tramonto is mostly known for their huge, delicious and mightly topped pizza. Book in advance for buffets on Wednesday or roasts on Sunday.
Vunibokoi Restaurant serves incredibly good food full of Fijian flavors: coconut cream, think crabs and chillis. The place is located near Tovu Tovu resort and everyone is welcome.
One of the best places to eat in Taveuni. The restaurant serves fresh fish and seafood, organically grown vegetables and homemade pastas. The place offers travelers delicious curries, Fijian food and beautiful ocean view.
NIGHTLIFE - TAVEUNI ISLAND
Night clubs are on the mainly in Nadi, Pacific Harbour area and many more in Suva. They are open till early hours in the morning and usually crowded. Every individual resort has one or more bars, depending on the size of the resort. They usually close around 10-11pm. Be aware that it is recommended that you do not wander the street alone after dark. Keep to well lit areas.