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A busy resort, filled with bustling nightlife and packed bars is a great relaxing option for many people.  Sometimes, a secluded spot with deserted beaches and clear blue water will a more suitable alternative for others.  No matter you want to eat wonderful food, enjoy a refreshing cocktail, read a humorous book, or be gently pampered in quiet luxury, you can readily explore the unlimited offers available at Taveuni Island in Fiji.  (Photo Credit: Don Mammoser)

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Sandy beach in Lavena village on Taveuni Island, Fiji. Taveuni is the third largest island in Fiji.

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Young woman in bikini lying on the beach on Taveuni Island, Fiji.

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Young woman in bikini standing in clear water on Taveuni Island, Fiji.

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Coral reef in Somosomo Strait off the coast of Taveuni Island, Fiji. Somosomo Strait is world famous for its corals and is a popular diving location.

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Local kids swinging on a rope swing in Lavena village, Taveuni Island, Fiji.

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Local kids swinging on a rope swing in Lavena village, Taveuni Island, Fiji.

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Typical fijian house in Lavena village on Taveuni Island, Fiji.

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Jungle myna (Acridotheres fuscus) sitting on a tree on Taveuni Island, Fiji

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View of Bouma National Heritage Park and Somosomo strait on Taveuni Island, Fiji.

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Young woman walking on suspension bridge over Wainibau stream, Lavena Coastal Walk, Taveuni Island, Fiji.

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Wainibau Waterfall at the end of Lavena Coastal Walk on Taveuni Island, Fiji.

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Lower Tavoro Waterfalls in Bouma National Heritage Park on Taveuni Island, Fiji.

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Young woman sitting at Wainibau Waterfall on Taveuni Island, Fiji.

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Sandy beach in Lavena village on Taveuni Island, Fiji.

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Sunset over Somosomo Strait seen from Taveuni Island, Fiji.

Useful Reference

Taveuni Island in Fiji – Enjoy A Beach Vacation in Paradise
By Tuppy Glossop

Some people relax by heading for a busy resort, filled with bustling nightlife and packed bars. Myself, I prefer to find a secluded spot with deserted beaches and clear blue water, where I can rest, think, and recharge. I want to eat wonderful food, enjoy a refreshing cocktail, read a book that makes me laugh out loud, and be gently pampered in quiet luxury. Aaah, paradise … and I found it, on Taveuni Island in Fiji.

Taveuni Island has been called Fiji’s mystery island, a volcanic outcrop 42 kilometers long and only 9 kilometers wide. The island is divided along its spine by a high ridge, and verdant rain forests spill down each side of the ridge towards the coast. Much of the southeastern coastline is accessible only by boat, while the northwest of the island has several beautiful small beaches. The island is a treasure trove of flowers and tropical plants including the rare tagimacuia flower, found next to its namesake, Lake Tagimacuia, the most popular tourist attraction on Taveuni.

Accommodation

Taveuni’s resorts are small and intimate; most have no more than 20 or 30 guests at any time. The Taveuni Palms Resort, arguably the most luxurious on the islands, has just two villas, each with their own private chef and staff. Other world-class resorts include the Maravu Plantation, the Taveuni Island Resort, and Susie’s Plantation Resort.

Activities

Taveuni Island offers many of the sports and recreational activities you’d expect from an island paradise — including hiking, swimming, and kayaking — but diving is the magnet that draws many visitors to Taveuni. There are three major dive areas on Taveuni’s coastline, including the Rainbow Reef, one of the world’s best soft coral reefs. The Great White Wall is an extraordinary attraction for divers, a luminescent tunnel of coral where you’ll see hundreds of beautiful fish while surrounded by the glow of white coral. There are several full-service dive operations on Taveuni Island, catering to every level of experience from the complete novice to certified divers.

Travel to Taveuni Island

Taveuni is in the South Pacific, with flights available to Fiji’s international airport in Nadi from Los Angeles, Sydney and Auckland. The hour-long flight from Nadi to Taveuni is a breathtaking sightseeing experience as you fly over the outer islands and clear blue ocean. Most resorts will arrange your ground transportation on Taveuni, with staff to greet you at the airport.

If a crowded and noisy vacation is your idea of paradise, Taveuni Island isn’t for you. But if, like me, you crave a serene and peaceful beauty in a tropical wonderland, Taveuni is paradise itself.

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