Planning Your Unforgettable Trip to Taveuni
The Taveuni Region includes Taveuni Island, Qamea, Matangi and Laucala Island in addition to Viani Bay and Sau Bay on the South East tip of Vanua Levu. These beautiful islands any bays are bound together by the Rainbow Reef and are accessible from Taveuni. As well as Vanua Levu, Kioa and Rabi are also our neighbouring islands. Getting to Taveuni and exploring our region is easier than you think.
Read our essential guide to know what to expect when planning your trip.
Getting to Taveuni
Travelling to Taveuni is just a quick hop from Nadi International Airport and is much easier than you might think. Several international airlines fly into Nadi and they may fly you direct to Taveuni as part of your ticket. If not there are two main domestic flight operators who can fly you to Taveuni. These are Fiji Airway’s Fiji Link and Northern Air.
For those looking to travel by boat within Fiji, there are options for reaching Taveuni from both Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. From Viti Levu, a cargo boat that also accepts passengers departs from Suva every Friday and Tuesday, providing a scenic 20-hour crossing. For more information about this service, you can contact Goundar Shipping at +679 330 1035.
If you’re coming from Vanua Levu, the Suncity Ferry and the Taveuni Princess offer reliable boat services. Both depart from Buca Bay at around 8 am, providing a convenient and picturesque journey to Taveuni. You can catch a bus from Savusavu at 6:30 am to reach Buca Bay. The Suncity Ferry operates daily, while the Taveuni Princess operates every day except Saturday.
Returning from Taveuni to Vanua Levu (Buca Bay) is equally hassle-free. The Taveuni Princess and the Suncity Ferry depart Taveuni at 7 am, with boarding starting at 6:30 am. For detailed schedules, fares, and any further information, you can contact the following numbers:
- Taveuni Princess: +679 995 9775
- Suncity Ferry: +679 935 1566
These boat services provide reliable and enjoyable transportation options to and from Taveuni. Feel free to reach out to them directly for any inquiries or clarifications regarding your travel arrangements. We eagerly await your arrival in Taveuni, where an unforgettable adventure awaits you!
Getting around Taveuni is both convenient and affordable, thanks to the availability of taxis and tour guides on the island. Whether you’re looking for transportation to explore the sights or need assistance with guided tours, you’ll find plenty of options at reasonable prices.
For those seeking a more adventurous experience, daily buses are available that travel from Vuna in the South, all the way around the North of the island, and onwards to Lavena. These bus rides not only provide an inexpensive mode of transportation but also offer a unique cultural experience. To find out the bus times and plan your journey, feel free to consult your resort or ask a local for assistance.
Whether you prefer taxis, tour guides, or the local bus, getting around Taveuni is a breeze, allowing you to explore the island’s beauty and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture.
What to Bring
While visiting Taveuni, it’s important to keep in mind that the island is remote, and as a result, the availability of shops and supplies is limited. We often advise our guests to bring along any essential items they can’t do without. Although there is a doctor and emergency services available, it’s worth noting that there is currently no pharmacy on the island. To ensure a hassle-free stay, we recommend stocking up on any necessary medications or personal care items before your travel to Taveuni.
Essential Travel Tips
There is one Bank (BSP) with an ATM in Naqara. If you need a small amount of local currency you can change it up whilst you are here. Most but not all shops take cards although there will almost certainly be a fee (anything up to 5%).
There are two main phone providers (Digicel and Vodafone) and you can purchase SIM cards on Taveuni or at Nadi airport en-route.
There are a few small supermarkets here but if you have dietary requirements then let your resort know in advance or bring any essential items with you.
If you are going around the shops and villages please adhere to the local dress code so as not to offend. Swimwear/beachwear and or revealing clothing etc is considered inappropriate when you’re not on the beach so please respect our locals. A sulu (sarong) and T-shirt over your beachwear would be acceptable and please remove any headwear or sunglasses when entering a local village. Please remove your shoes before entering a Fijian home or place of worship.
Check with your Tour Guide if you are unsure of the etiquette.
Tipping is not expected in Fiji but you won’t offend anyone if you do.
Taveuni Tourism Association (TTA)
This website is owned and maintained by the Taveuni Tourism Association (TTA). The TTA is a group of Resorts and Business owners on Taveuni and surrounding islands who are working together to promote our region as we strive for sustainable tourism.
The TTA’s mission is for Taveuni to become and remain the premier South Pacific destination for nature walking, scuba-diving, cultural experiences and other eco-tourism activities. We believe we can do this through working together and maintaining a balance with our local communities
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Special thanks to Tourism Fiji, Fiji Airways, Makaira Resort, Paradise Taveuni, Tides Reach, Dive Academy Fiji, Coconut Grove and Vakanananu Retreat for use of their resort and visitor photos for general use on this website.
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