Most resorts on Taveuni are found on the coast, close to Matei airport or overlooking the Somosomo Strait and Vanua Levu.
Accommodation caters to all tastes and budgets so you can choose to lap up the luxury of a hilltop villa or enjoy the rustic charm of a beach cottage. Romantic boutique resorts are also located on the nearby islands of Qamea, Matangi and Laucala.
The island is a nature lover’s boon.
The Bouma National Heritage Park – which accounts for nearly a third of the island – is crisscrossed with hiking trails where you can track rare birdlife, picnic on a crater lake or hunt the elusive ‘Tagimoucia’ (Flower of Love). If you'd rather relax, island tours run the gamut of village and farm visits, food tours and yoga retreats.
Diving the Somosomo Strait is unbeatable and the Rainbow Reef’s colourful corals will have you reaching for your underwater camera. Diving is easily arranged from most resorts and world-class dive sites like the Great White Wall are just short boat ride away.
DiningDining on the island is mostly confined to resort restaurants but Restaurant Tramonto and Gaiatree Sanctuary are worth venturing out for. Foodies will especially love the combined organic spice farm and feasting concept at Gaiatree.
Local transport is sporadic and can be expensive. The best way to see the sights is on an island tour which can easily be arranged at your resort.
Regular flights, ferries and air charters service the island each week from Viti Levu.
Matei airport at the North-Eastern tip of Taveuni welcomes sevaral daily Fiji Link and Northern Air flights from Nadi and Suva. If you’re looking to get there faster, helicopter or seaplane charters are also on hand to whisk you away.
If you’re not in a hurry, a Goundar's Shipping ferry departs Suva every Monday and Friday for an overnight cruise to the North.
Inter-island ferries also run between Savusavu on Vanua Levu and Waiyevo on Taveuni’s western coast. Smaller boats travel to outlying Qamea and Matagi islands from Taveuni’s eastern coast.