Taveuni Island Adventures

Taveuni Island has so much to do and there is so much to see. Take a look at the various island excursions detailed below and let us know what you would like to do. We will arrange your tours and diving to suit the best times of day, tides and day of the week to ensure you get the most out of your island adventures.

All trips are quoted for 2 people however if more than 4 people are going on any excursion additional costs will be incurredPlease don’t hesitate to enquire the costs prior to planning your excursion.

We pride ourselves on using the very best guides on the island!

Taveuni Boating Excursions

One of the best ways to expose you to the magnificent Taveuni Coast line and the beautiful outer Island is by boat. We have handpicked below the very best outer Island excursions. The waterways around Taveuni are some of the most beautiful in the world. It is not uncommon to see pods of dolphins, whales and other marine life such as turtles, manta rays and flying fish during these trips. We definitely encourage you to take at least one of these trips during your stay.

Dream Time Fishing

For anyone that loves to fish just let us know and we will line you up with the best of them! Our fishing guides- Isoa and Duncan are known amongst the locals as the best fishermen on the island as they seem to have a sixth sense of where the fish are going to be. The  resort custom built fishing boat has fishing gears and will sweep you out into the South Pacific waters to catch Walu, Yellow Fin Tuna, and much more during an unforgettable day on the water. 

The excursion costs FJ$195 an hour for two people (on Dream Time II).

Lavena Coastal Boat and Walk

This is an excursion that everyone loves! This island excursion should not be missed during your visit on Taveuni. We recommend you boat one way and walk one way to get the most from this incredible experience.

Lavena is the furthest point you can travel to on the eastern side of the island. This spectacular walk will take you along a beautiful white sand beach, across rivers, through villages which all ultimately leads up to a stunning trip of cascading waterfalls. 

You can slide down or jump from the waterfalls into crystal clear rock pools. 

The walk is fun, easy and takes just an hour and a half one way. The boat ride is along the coast and you will be astonished to see so many waterfalls falling into the ocean. These waterfalls are only accessible by sea so definitely a memorable trip.

Lavena Boat Trip one way and walk one way (guided) FJ$295 per person includes round trip transfers, knowledgeable local guide, park fees, picnic lunch.

Waitabu Marine Park

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This area of Taveuni has just been awarded the “International British Airways Eco-Tourism Award” of the year. 

White sand beaches, great snorkeling, bilibili rafts, Fijian village life and much more…

You day half day excursion will begin with a beautifully scenic drive to the Eastern side of the island. Upon arrival at Waitabu Village you will be welcomed into village life over morning tea that has been prepared by the village women. 

You will take a most memorable raft trip up the river on a traditional bilibili raft. Extremely knowledgeable, trained guides will snorkel with you to point out and explain the amazing marine life that is found in this area. You will have time to enjoy the excellent snorkeling or just relax on the beach or spend time learning more about Fijian culture from your friendly village guide.

Afternoon tea and a kava drinking ceremony accompanied by local island music will be served before returning to Taveuni Palms. 

Please kindly note that this excursion is subject to weather and tides. It is also extremely popular so needs to be booked in advance. Please dress modestly for the village visit by wearing a T- shirt and Sulu. It is respectful to remove your hat and sunglasses while in the village. 

The excursion costs FJ$120 dollars per person which includes your experienced, friendly, knowledgeable local guide.

Excellent snorkeling with equipment provided.

Bilibili ride.

Morning or afternoon tea prepared by the village women.

Round trip transport to the Eastern side of the island.

Bird Watching at Nabogiono

Nabogiono Farm is a family owned heritage property located on Taveuni Island, and comprises a freehold property of just over 40 hectares. Initially used for coconut/copra farming until 1978 the farm has since been conserved by the owning family as a natural habitat for wildlife, while continuing to be run as a farm.

The Farm integrated farming management is used on the farm. The agriculture practiced here includes agro-forestry, traditional medicinal plant, tropical fruit trees and native forest trees and plants.

The Rainforest – preserving the pristine natural tropical rainforest is important for ecosystem stability and balance. the property maintains nature and wildlife by conserving the natural habitat and preventing further development75Choose from the following Tours:

Bird Watching – 2 hours trip guided bird-watching ($360 for 2 people-tour starts at 6am)

Half Day Tour – bird watching and guided forest hike includes vegan brunch ($295 per person) snorkelling is available on this tour also.

Vidawa Rain Forest Walk

Vidawa Forest Hike

This is an amazing trip but definitely requires some ambition and physical effort. We highly recommend that you are fit and enjoy walking to take part in this fabulous hike. The Vidawa forest walk is a full day trip. Your day will start with a scenic drive down the island to Vidawa Village. The hike will take you through one of the finest rainforests in Fiji. You will see an historic fortified village site, come across spectacular look outs with views over the coast and out islands and be told tales of the traditional use of forest plants. Your personal guide Aisake, is one of the most charming and knowledgeable people on the island when it comes to forest plants, birds and other wildlife. 

This excursion costs FJ$110 per person and includes round trip transfers, guide, and your picnic lunch and park entrance fees.

Horse Back Riding with Jale

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This excursion will take you to Wiwi Village where you will meet your experienced local guide.  You will see where the locals live and is a good introduction to island life. All of the horses are well trained and all of the equipment is well maintained. 

Your excursion will take you on a 2-3 hour ride up a beautiful rugged mountain side to an elevation of 1000 feet. You will also ride through areas where the guide will point out to you some of the crops grown such as taro and kava which are important for the island economy. From the elevated view point you can see the nearby Kocoma, Qamea and Laucala Islands, and the beautiful Taveuni countryside. Don’t forget your camera! There is no better spot for photo opportunities than up at this height. On the return trip you can ride along the beach and enjoy the beautiful scenery. 

This excursion is ideal for beginner and experienced riders alike. 

This excursion costs FJ$140 per person and includes round trip transfers, guide and horseback ride. You will also be served a refreshing drink after your ride.

Half Day Island Excursion

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Each new day begins on Taveuni Island. The 180 degree Meridian line or International Date Line is a famous land mark that runs through Taveuni. Your excursion will begin with a scenic drive down the island to this landmark. After you have taken your photographs from this elevated view point you will continue your drive to see the Wairiki Mission Church. This is the most architecturally interesting structure on the island. The Fijian singing is something you will never forget (Sundays only). Seeing the church and listening to the music is a great cultural experience.

If you wish your driver will stop in the local township and allow you to explore the small amount of island stores selling fruit, vegetables, clothing and groceries. You will see signs for chicken curry rotis. These little parcels are full of delicious hot curry and well worth a try. For the final part of your excursion you will be taken to the Waitavala Natural waterslide. This Natural rockslide is a natural wonder of Taveuni. It is located in the midst of beautiful tropical bush. It is best visited on the weekend and school holidays when the Fijian kids are there to show you how it’s done.

The cost of this excursion is FJ$250 for two people and includes 4 hours usage of private vehicle

Island Hopping (Qamea/ Matangi/ Laucala – Red Bull Island)

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These three outer islands are a short scenic journey out to a neighboring islands East of Taveuni. 

Jump onboard your own private boat and your boat captain will take you on a cruise to visit Horseshoe Bay, Long Beach and see the famous Laucala Island. The owner of Red Bull has built a private 7 star resort there where guests are by invitation only. During your cruise your boat captain will tell you stories of local legends and point out the marine life to you. After your tour the captain will stop at a great spot to hang out on the beach, picnic and snorkel on the surrounding reefs. 

This trip includes boat for 5 hours usage of resort boat, boat captain/guide, snacks, lunch, beach towels, and snorkeling gear.

The excursion costs FJ$1200 for two people

Koro Levu Beach Picnic

Jump aboard your private boat with one of our fabulous boat Captains and a guide and take a leisurely ride along the Taveuni coastline to the middle of the Somosomo Strait where you will arrive at Korolevu Island which sits in the middle of the Ocean with Taveuni in one side and Vanua Levu on the other.

Koro Levu Island has three small separate coves. Your boat captain will find a vacant cove and drop you there to enjoy your picnic, the beach and the snorkeling off shore. 

On the way to and from Koro Levu, if you wish to fish the boat captain will be happy to drop the lines.

This trip includes 4 hours usage of the boat, a picnic lunch and snorkeling gear.

FJ$790 for two people

Pls kindly note as Koro Levu is not a private island we cannot stop other people from using the island. It is a very quiet island so it is unlikely that anyone else will arrive at your cove but we do wish to make you aware that we cannot absolutely guarantee privacy.

Rabi Island Picnic and Snorkeling

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Hop onboard your private boat for 45 45-minute scenic journey to Rabi Island.  Your boat captain will take you to a beautiful beach and drop you off for lunch.  Relax, sunbathe, and enjoy your picnic lunch and the great snorkelling.

This trip includes 4 hours usage of a private boat. Boat captain, guide, picnic lunch, beach towels and snorkelling gears.

This excursion costs FJ$890

Price based on two people

Viani Bay

Girl standing on beach wearing long sleeved cover up and sun hat.

This tour is simply magnificent and a must-do for couples and groups alike who enjoy snorkeling. The boat captain and snorkel guide will take you on the short 9 mile hop across the Somosomo straight to the beautiful Viani Bay which is situated at the south-eastern end of Vanua Levu. En-route you will stop off to snorkel the stunning sites around the world’s top-rated Rainbow Reef. Upon arrival you will be dropped on the lovely beach to enjoy your time on the Bay whether it be relaxing with a picnic for two or indulging in further snorkeling in the crystal waters.   Please kindly note Viani Bay is not a private beach so there may be other guests enjoying the snorkeling and beach during your time at the bay.  On the way back you will have the opportunity to stop off at further incredible sites, or why not ask our boat captain to pop the rods in to try to catch a Mahi Mahi or a Wahoo in the abundant waters on your way home? This trip includes boat for 4 hours usage of a private boat, captain/guide, snacks, lunch, beach towels, and snorkeling gear.

The excursion costs FJ$875 for two people

Please kindly note all boating excursions are weather dependent and can be canceled for safety reasons at the discretion of Management or the boat captain. 

Bouma Falls Hike

These three incredible waterfalls are located in a pristine Heritage park just a half hour drive from Taveuni Palms. The scenic drive to the falls will take you to the eastern side of the island through Bouma village.

Upon arrival at the heritage park you driver will point out to you the entrance trail and from there you can easily follow the signs. 

This fabulous walk will lead you through rainforests, across rivers and up to the gorgeous waterfalls. You will enjoy the sights and sounds of rare tropical birds, view many varieties of island plants and hear waterfalls cascading through the lush rainforest.

The walk to the first fall is a short 10 minute flat walk and requires little physical effort. The second fall requires you to step it up a notch and takes a little more energy and effort but is well worthwhile as the views are fabulous! You can picnic here; swim in the waterfall or for the adventurous hike to the third waterfall. The upper fall takes about another 40-50 minutes but it is agreed by everyone that it is well worth the climb.

The cost of this excursion is FJ$275 for two people and includes park entrance fees, packed lunch and round trip transfer.

Trip to the Ringolds

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This day trip to the Ringolds is our newest excursion and one of the very best things to do while you are here on Taveuni. It is not uncommon to see pods of dolphins or whales during this excursion.

The full day trip including lunch onboard is just FJ$2400 for 2 people.

Aside from the excursions detailed in this booklet, there are many great things to do right here around Taveuni Palms. Kayak down the coast or out to the four honeymoon islands. The very best snorkeling is right off the beach here on the reef in front of your villa. There is an abundance of beautiful soft coral, hundreds of beautifully colored reef fish, and if you are lucky you’ll encounter a turtle, sting ray or the pod of friendly dolphins that like to hang out in front. 

Your villa is provided with swim floats so you can take your book out and float in the pool. Please ask the service staff to bring you a float.

If you are interested in learning how to make some of our amazing signature dishes such as Papaya Soup and our Cassava Chips with Coconut Pesto Dip, we can arrange for a complimentary cooking lesson with your personal chef right in the privacy of your villa kitchen.

All of the Taveuni Palms staff are very talented at making local island crafts and would love to give you a lesson in lei making, floral head arrangements and other crafts.

The Taveuni Palms grounds men will gladly climb a coconut tree for you to retrieve a fresh coconut for you to enjoy by the pool. This makes for a great photo to take home. 

We have a book, DVD and game selection if you would like to just hang out and relax. Please ask the service staff for assistance.  Monopoly, Scrabble and Chess are available on request.

If you have any questions at all about any of the excursions please do not hesitate to ask one of the staff. We will be more than happy to pass onto you our local knowledge and tips to make sure you see the very best that Taveuni and her surrounding islands have to offer.

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An all inclusive private island resort unlike any other.

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An all inclusive private island resort unlike any other.

Taveuni Palms Resort Reservation/Payment Policy:

We require a 25% deposit (non-refundable) due within 7 days of booking. Balance must be received 60 days prior to arrival.

A booking is not recognized nor the space reserved, unless a deposit is received. Reservations made within 60 days of arrival require payment in full at the time of booking. We accept most major credit cards.

*All bookings must be paid in full prior to arrival.

Taveuni Palms Resort Cancellation Policy:

Deposit – No refund
Less than 60 days notice – Cancellation fee will be 100% of rate for every night cancelled

In the event of a cancellation, notice must be received by the Taveuni resort in writing. No refund will be given for no-shows, unused days, or unused portions of pre-paid packages. Refunds are subject to bank fee/credit card fee adjustments. We strongly recommend appropriate insurance protection.

Taveuni Palms will not accept any responsibility for any personal injury, loss or damage to personal equipment or property while staying on the property or during participation in any activity. Taveuni Palms will not accept responsibility for any bodily harm or injury, which may occur while staying on the property or during participation in any activity off the property. Taveuni Palms will not accept any delay, additional expense or inconvenience which may be caused directly or indirectly by events within or outside their control. Taveuni Palms will not be held responsible for refunding unused nights due to flight delay or cancellations. Taveuni Palms will not be held liable for any failure to carry out arrangements agreed to for clients, if such failure is due to fire or other casualties, acts of God, National Emergencies, strikes or shortage of labor or materials or any other causes beyond its control. Please ensure you purchase appropriate insurance protection.

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Don't just take our word for it, see what previous guests have to say about our 5-star Fiji Resort!

“We could not have had a more perfect wedding day. The effort that went into preparing the villa, grounds and arch was beyond all of our expectations. Watching all the preparations and the beautiful result was the perfect lead up to the wedding. We have enjoyed every minute of our stay. From the ultimate privacy, to the relaxation, to the amazing food and wonderful service – everything was been first class. Thank you to everyone. You will all be in our hearts forever.”

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Jason and Suzee, Southby

" WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW
We have been blown away, way beyond our expectations and truly appreciate all of the love & care that you have put into creating such an amazing vacation spot. The local, laid back genuineness was the perfect place for our honeymoon and all that we had hoped for.
It was great to experience the authenticity of the Fijian food! We were so spoiled here, it is so hard to say goodbye but we definitely will be back soon! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

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Currie & Prosser, North Carolina, USA

“It was so stressful everyday to decide what to eat for breakfast and lunch and where to eat – the bula deck, the house deck or the pool deck and what bula drinks to have – “decisions, decisions” – and where and when to snorkel amongst the beautiful coral – whether or not to take out the kayak – or should we swim, take a nap or read –“decisions, decisions” – whether to scuba dive or to enjoy the beautiful ocean view or the gardens – “decisions, decisions”… You made us feel so welcome and cared for. This vacation exceeded ALL of our expectations."

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Carol and Stew Harvey, Santa Ana, California

“Mike and I are very sad to leave such a beautiful place and such wonderful people. You have all made our honeymoon so much better than I could ever have imagined. It was perfect! You have all touched us with your kindness and I hope you know how much it is appreciated. Thank you so much and we wish you all many more years of creating wonderful honeymoons. You think about everything, even the tiniest of details and that is what makes this experience so wonderful and why it stands out from the rest. Warmest regards,”

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Mike and Lea Seals, Indiana USA