Savai’I

Scenic Savai’i is Samoa’s largest island at 80 kilometres long and 40 kilometres wide. Less populated, it is renowned for its slower pace, natural beauty, and
lava fields.

Its size and lack of population make Savai’i the ideal place to get away from it all, immerse yourself in true Polynesian culture and explore incredible landscapes.

Savai’i is accessible by ferry from Upolu. The island’s main town and arrival point for ferries from Upolu is Salelologa in the southeast, accessible by the main road that encircles the island.

Savai’i has plenty of pristine beaches, caves, blowholes, great snorkelling, kayaking and diving. Near Salelologa, in the southeast, the Afu Aau Falls plunge down a rock face to a deep freshwater pool. Stroll across the dramatic Saleaula lava fields where molten lava from the Mt Matavanu eruption buried five villages over a
century ago.

In the interior, Mount Silisili is Samoa’s highest peak. In the west, the Falealupo Rainforest Preserve features the Canopy Walkway. Cape Mulinuu is Samoa’s westernmost point, according to legend, this is also the place where the dead pass into the underworld. There are several archeological sites of interest in this area including Devil’s Haden, Vaatausili’s Cave, Paepae o Apaula, Vai Sua Toto (Blood Well), Lualotooalii Pool, Spirits Meeting Ground, and Fusipotopoto Pool. Aganoa Beach, on the southeast coast, is
renowned for surfing.

A wide range of accommodation options are available in Savai’i along with some of the best local food experiences in Samoa.

Getting around is easy. Rental cars are available or can be brought over from Upolu by ferry. All visiting drivers in Samoa must have a temporary drivers’ licence. Riding one of Samoa’s brightly coloured buses is a must-do local experience. In Salelologa, buses depart from the wharf or market. There are no bus stops, simply wait on the side of the road and wave your bus down.

Bicycles are another popular way for visitors get around Savai’i, and you can hire a bike or join a guided bike tour of the island. Taxis are reasonably priced but don’t have meters so its it’s best to agree on a price at the start.

Outer Islands

With diverse terrains and a plethora of natural wonders, the islands of Vanuatu are small pockets of beauty and adventure.

An exploration of the outermost of the nation’s 83 islands will reveal famous volcanoes, magnificent coral reefs, historic shipwrecks and traditional villages. The southernmost inhabited island of Vanuatu is Aneityum Island. The northernmost islands of Vanuatu are the Banks and Torres Islands, volcanic in origin and home to active volcanoes on Gaua and Vanua Lava islands.

Tanna Island
Tanna Island is famous for its volcano, Mt Yasur, its wild horses, its custom villages and the cargo cults that have grown up there. It is possible to take a day trip to Tanna however there is plenty to see and do, so visitors who wish to truly experience.

this extraordinary island should arrange a stay of at least two nights in order to see the island’s many attractions. A night trip to the crater edge of mighty Yasur Volcano is a great experience. Also visit the White Grass Plains, home of the wild horses, and go to a custom village to experience the age-old village culture, where people still dress and live in the traditional ways.

Espiritu Santo
The largest and oldest island in the group, with a wide range of natural sights, Espiritu Santo is a truly romantic island and a great place for diving. You can visit the SS President Coolidge, the largest intact shipwreck accessible to scuba divers in the world, the destroyer USS Tucker lying outside the channel and Million Dollar Point, the place where war surplus equipment was dumped after WWII. See a large experimental plantation and farm, stay in Melanesian-style bungalows, refresh yourself in a natural pool, and go to famous Champagne Beach in the north.

Pentecost
Only on Pentecost Island can you see the mind-boggling land dives. There is minimal accommodation for visitors, so you can either do a weekend package or a day trip.

As many as 25 jumps may be performed in a day from one tower and as the height of the jumps increases, so does the tempo of the traditionally-dressed men and women dancing and chanting alongside. It’s an experience you’ll always remember. This annual event occurs during April, May and June on every Saturday and some other weekdays.

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Matava

Find your spirit of adventure as you experience the magnificent beauty of a remote, unspoiled tropical Fijian island.

Untouched paradise
Matava is the ultimate in romantic, environmentally friendly island getaways in the South Pacific, your own piece of Paradise in Fiji. Here, plunging volcanic rainforest slopes meet azure coral lagoons and the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef, a rare untouched slice of nature unfolds before your eyes. No roads, no noise, no stress. Traditionally crafted bures hug the jungle fringes. Private sun decks gaze over turquoise lagoons. Solar powered lighting, solar hot water and no carbon footprint.

Matava offers the unique blend of eco lodges and a little bit of luxury. Carefully positioned for absolute privacy, all accommodation is set against the brilliantly contrasting backdrops of sun-soaked beaches and rocky shores, crystal clear water and untouched wilderness.

Relax in the splendour of your private en suite bure as you contemplate the stunning sunset and anticipate a dinner of fresh fish, fruits and organic vegetables, grown right before your very eyes and served by lantern light on the ocean terrace.

Dive the world renown Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef in style from the on-site award winning PADI five-star dive centre. Fish, snorkel marine reserves, explore jungle trails, kayak mangrove bays, experience the real Fijian culture, picnic deserted beaches or just pamper yourself at the spa.

Far from the maddening crowd, unplug and recharge at Matava, Fiji’s premier eco-adventure resort.

Power Snorkeling

Power through crystal blue waters and discover an underwater paradise with Power SnorkelingTM.

Power SnorkelingTM is a wonderful and exciting way to discover the wonders under the sea. This original trademarked watersport program, not just an activity or a catchy name, Power SnorkelingTM is the real deal that franchises operators to provide the best comprehensive snorkelling experience.

The ultimate snorkel experience that the whole family can enjoy, Power SnorkelingTM gets you the most out of your energy, time and dollar. Currently operating in Fiji from Whale’s Tale Cruises, the excursion will take you to a pristine, private island aboard a magnificent 100-foot schooner equipped with a dining area, fullystocked bar, and a sunset deck on top.

These all electric eco-powered handheld seascooters are top of the line and easy to use. The eco-friendly scooters effortlessly power you through the water, bringing you closer to the underwater action. Discover an underwater paradise like never before as you cruise along side colourful coral, fish, and other marine life.

Guests and their families are guided with care for two 40-minute sessions (one before lunch and one after lunch) by trained guides with rescue credentials and a keen sense of appreciation of the marine environment. Power Snorkeling guides are also qualified dive instructors or dive masters so you are in capable and safe hands.
Part of the equipment that you take out is a HD action camera that shoots video as well as still pictures and stores them on a SD card which you get to keep when your tour is done. Only the guest has the photos/videos they take. An 8GB Class 10 Micro SD Card with adapter is given as part of the program and each memory card is printed with www.powersnorkeling.com as a keepsake.

Reviews are testament to the popularity of this must-do experience.

“The trip was great from start to finish. The staff were so helpful and made the trip relaxing and fun. We did the power snorkeling and wow,
it was definatly worth it!” -Samantha P, September 2019 TripAdvisor

“Our highlight was the POWER SNORKELLING. Thank you VICTOR. Victor was our guide for the power snorkelling. I cannot be more grateful to him. He made this trip and the experience worth remembering.” -Dr Abhijit Das, August 2019 TripAdvisor

Come zoom the reefs and capture your memories with Power SnorkelingTM!

Power Snorkeling

P.O. Box 9582
Nadi Airport Post,
Nadi FIJI
Tel: +679 7897 0500
Email: [email protected]
http://www.powersnorkeling.com

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

Discover your own tropical paradise at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, known for being the only property on Fiji’s mainland to offer overwater villas, is nestled on the secluded Momi Bay on the western coast of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. The upscale resort is a smooth 45-minute drive from Nadi International Airport and is within easy reach of Nadi Town and Denarau Island.

Surrounded by tropical vegetation, the resort features a striking design centred around a man-made lagoon, offering every guest a water view. Guests can swim in the lagoon’s turquoise waters or enjoy direct access to a sandy, palm-fringed beach.

The resort was recently awarded Best New Over-Water Resort by Sydney Morning Herald and was featured in 52 places to go in 2018 by the New York Times. Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay has also earned the Vacations by Marriott 2018 Performance Award for Hotel of the Year – Asia Pacific.

The spectacular resort welcomes travellers with great accommodation options including 136 contemporary Deluxe Rooms,114 luxurious Bure Villas, and 22 unique Over-Water Bure Villas with direct lagoon access. All rooms and bure villas come with a private balcony or terrace and extensive views of the pool, lagoon or ocean.

Begin your morning in Fiji with an invigorating breakfast at Goji Kitchen before soaking up the sun on the Coral Coast. Nearby points of interest include Cloudbreak, Natadola Beach and world class diving.

Relax by one of three large swimming pools including an adults-only infinity pool with panoramic ocean views, main pool with swim-up bar, and kids pool. Rejuvenate with a wellness treatment at Quan Spa or enjoy the resort’s extensive watersport activities, while younger guests are well taken care of at the Turtles Kids’ Club offering fun filled supervised indoor and outdoor activities.

Choose from three restaurants and bars offering distinctive local and international cuisine. Complemented with Marriott’s thoughtful service, each venue provides a dynamic dining experience.

For destination weddings or business groups, Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay offers modern and flexible meeting and event spaces, integrated with state-of-the-art audio visual technology, supported by a team of culinary professionals.

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

Savusavu Road, Momi Bay,
Nadi FIJI Tel: +679 670 7000
Email: [email protected]
http://www.fijimarriott.com

Visit The World's Most Beautiful Lagoon

The Cook Islands lie in the centre of the Polynesian triangle and are now easily reached from Australia on Air New Zealand’s direct service from Sydney (6 hours) or via Auckland with Air New Zealand Pacific Blue (Virgin Australia) and Jetstar.

The group is made up of 15 islands, scattered over two million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. They fall into two distinct groups. The Southern Group comprises nine islands including the capital, Avarua in Rarotonga, where the majority of the population resides. Domestic travel to the outer islands is provided by Air Rarotonga and six of the nine islands are accessible by regular air services. The more remote Northern Group has six islands, three of which, Manihiki, Penrhyn and Pukupuka, are accessible by air.

Capital and major centres
Vibrant and lively, Rarotonga is a hive of activity and its circular shape is dominated by high mountain peaks from which lush rainforests cascade to the palm-fringed shore. All visitors are welcomed at the Rarotonga International Airport with the warm local greeting Kia Orana (Greetings, may you live on) and a fragrant flower garland or ei.

Avarua is the main town on Rarotonga and has a great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants located around the island. From Rarotonga you can visit the Sister Islands such as Aitutaki, famous for its spectacular white sand beaches and azure lagoons, only a 40-minute flight away on Air Rarotonga, with several flights daily.

Atiu, northeast of Rarotonga, offers untouched beaches and coral reefs riddled with caves. Mangaia is surrounded by a narrow fringing reef backed by the formidable cliffs of makatea (raised coral) that reach heights of up to 60 metres. Mauke has caves located in the cliffs of the coral reef and Mitiaro offers subterranean pools and freshwater lakes that are full of itiki (freshwater eels), a local delicacy.

The people
Cook Islanders are of Polynesian descent, and are called Cook Island Maori. They are culturally and linguistically similar to Tahitians and New Zealand Maori and are an open, friendly people, happy to share their lifestyle.

Nature
The Cook Islands host a diverse range of flora and fauna. Marine turtles can be found in some of the outer islands and humpback whales can be sighted from July through to October. A protective reef encircles the islands. The lagoons play host to a variety of vivid and interesting coral and marine life. The Cook Islands has an interesting range of geological structures, from the high volcanic peaks of Rarotonga (653 metres) to the raised coral structure of Mangaia and Atiu and the coral atoll structures of the Northern Group.

The sights
The six CICC Churches around Rarotonga are magnificent landmarks built of coral and lime and well worth a visit, particularly on Sunday. Most people attend church and the air is vibrant with their beautiful singing called imene tuki. The ruins of the old Sunday School, built by the missionaries, that have been renovated and are now the Beachcomber Pearl and Art Gallery. In the harbour, remnants of the wreck of the SS Maitai that was sunk in 1916 remain and its main engine still protrudes from the reef.

You can trek through the Takuvaine/Avatiu valleys to see tropical vegetation or visit the Marae ‘Arai te Tonga’, a stone structure forming the royal court of the reigning ariki (high chief).

Where to stay
Rarotonga has a wide and varied selection of accommodation from first-class hotels and resorts, luxury villas and self-catering individual bungalows to backpacker facilities.

Aitutaki has a varied selection of accommodation, similar in quality to Rarotonga. Atiu has a varied but smaller selection of backpacker to mid-range accommodation available. Only basic needs are met on the islands of Mauke, Mitiaro (which recently launched a new homestay operation) and Mangaia.

Visiting more than Rarotonga
All major inhabited islands are accessible by air. There are more than three daily flights from Rarotonga to Aitutaki. Flights to Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke and Mitiaro are scheduled many times a week. Atiu is recognised as the third island to visit in the Cook Islands behind Aitutaki and three times a week there is a convenient triangle air route around the three islands of Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Atiu. Air Rarotonga and Air New Zealand also have a code share agreement that allows you to book an international flight direct to and from Aitutaki that can be combined with the triangle route to reduce even more travel time.

In Mauke, you can explore the jungle-covered limestone rocks to find the famous Maire plant and organic tropical garden lush with fruit. Discover Mitiaro and its village home-stay and live with a local family in a traditional thatched roof hut. Mitiaro is ringed with beach coves and underground swimming caves with natural healing properties. Mangaia is dominated with raised limestone coral and has numerous caves that stretch into giant underground caverns. At 18 million plus years it is believed to be one of the oldest in the Pacific.

Getting around
Rarotonga is only 32 kilometres in circumference and one main road encircles the entire island, making it fairly easy to get around. Cook’s Buses, the local bus service, offers great public transport operating around Rarotonga in both directions, on regular day and evening schedules. The clockwise or anti-clockwise bus will pick you up and set you down anywhere on request.

Vehicles are driven on the left hand side of the road. By law Safety helmets must be worn by all visitors for both drivers and passengers. Drivers of all types of vehicles are required to have either a current international license or a Cook Islands driver’s license which can be obtained from the Police station in downtown Avarua.

Food and entertainment
Nightspots and bars will, on occasion, have live entertainment. A highlight of the Cook Islands is the Polynesian feast, umukai, prepared in the traditional style with foods such as ika mata (marinated fish with coconut sauce), eke (octopus), taro (tuba vegetable), rukau (cooked taro leaves similar to spinach), and kumara (sweet potato). An umukai is usually part of an island night show featured at major hotels. The delectable buffet and traditional dancing is all part of the culture of the Cook Islands and you can also experience this at the Highland Paradise and Te Vara Nui cultural attractions.

Wining and dining in Rarotonga is a treat with many excellent restaurants offering local and international cuisine in some very romantic locations.

Activities and shopping guide
There are a variety of activities on offer to suit any traveller. Relaxing lagoon cruises are available on two of the world’s most beautiful lagoons, Muri Lagoon on Rarotonga and the world famous Aitutaki Lagoon. Popular pastimes include sailing, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling and scuba diving. Boats are available for charter for deep-sea and game fishing. Shops are open 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to noon on Saturdays. On Saturday mornings the popular local market place, Punanga Nui, in downtown Avarua offers a range of tropical delicacies and local craft items.

Climate and clothing
Warm and sunny all year round. Rainy season is December to March. Average summer temperature is 26oC. Casual brief swimwear should be kept for beaches or poolside. Nude and topless sunbathing is unacceptable.

Currency
The NZ dollar, supplemented by local coinage (not negotiable outside the Cook Islands). The dollar coin bearing the symbol of the traditional god, Tangaroa, is popular with coin collectors, as is the $3 note. There are ATMs located on Rarotonga and Aitutaki. EFTPOS is available. Tipping is not customary but is appreciated.

Paradise Taveuni

Paradise Taveuni is a remote and secluded boutique oceanfront resort on a panoramic five-acre property nestled amongst lush tropical gardens with rainforest mountain as a backdrop.

Catering to discerning travellers looking for their own piece of paradise, its unique deep water frontage allows guests to dive, snorkel and swim from the lava flow edge into pristine warm tropical waters at any time of the day.

Situated on the southern tip of Taveuni, this secluded getaway is a one hour domestic flight from Nadi International Airport followed by a scenic one-hour drive from Taveuni’s Matei Airport.

Full service activities include kayaking, hiking, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, guided tours, spa services and more.

With only 16 luxury Fijian Bures and Oceanfront Vales on-site, Paradise offers a personalised and friendly Fijian experience.

Paradise is the perfect Fiji wedding and honeymoon destination with a selection of wedding packages including a free sunset wedding with a minimum seven night stay. Honeymoon couples enjoy intimate dinners for two each evening in the various private dining bures scattered around the resort. Enjoy a romantic beach drop-off with picnic hamper and Champagne, indulgent lobster dinner for two in a secluded dining bure, romantic honeymoon spa treatments in the Oceanfront Serenity Spa and so much more.

Here you’ll also find the best diving in Fiji and the on-site Paradise Dive Centre offers an extensive selection of courses, dive gear and a professional PADI dive team led by Allan Gortan, Paradise Taveuni’s owner. With a team of expatriate and local PADI divers, Pro Dive Taveuni also has a fleet of custom made dive boats. Paradise is perfect for first time diver or advanced divers to discover the best diving in the South Pacific. The legendary Rainbow Reef and world famous ‘White Wall’ is right on the doorstep as well as exclusive diving on Vuna Reef, the pristine southern reefs of Taveuni.

Take advantage of free unlimited shore dives from the private marina during your stay with a Pro Dive package. There are over 40 spectacular dive sites to choose from at Paradise Taveuni.

Paradise offers something for everyone and all who visit this unique and secluded paradise leave with a very real sense of Fiji in their hearts.

Paradise Taveuni

PO Box 69 Waiyevo,
Taveuni FIJI
Tel: +679 778 0123 / +679 999 0125
Email: [email protected]
www.paradiseinfiji.com

Nukubati Private Island

A natural extension of gracious and simple South Pacific living, Nukubati is a private all-inclusive island resort situated on the Great Sea Reef, off the north coast of the island of Vanua Levu.

Nukubati is locally owned, preserving its incomparable Fijian-style in an atmosphere of total seclusion, a wonderful all Fijian eco-resort for the getaway of your dreams.

With only seven bures and suites, Nukubati Private Island is a very private and exclusive escape. The bures and suites are sited along the western shoreline, just metres from the beach, affording you a full view of Nukubati’s spectacular sunsets.

Traditionally designed, the rooms are louvred, light and airy, and are decorated in an elegant island-style focusing on the simple creature comforts of a comfortable bed, cotton linen, soft bath towels and a spacious bathroom. The rooms are situated to take advantage of the cool sea breezes and, in keeping with Nukubati’s carbon negative manifesto, are not air-conditioned.

With no telephones or TVs to distract you, your attention turns to the surrounding pristine environment where you can relax, free of the noise and hectic pace of modern life.

A range of complimentary activities on the beach include stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and catamaran sailing. There are a couple of lovely short bush walks around the island and up to the lookout for breathtaking views, and also a full size tennis court for those who wish to keep active.

Nearby is Fiji’s best scuba diving on the Great Sea Reef, reputed to be the third largest barrier reef in the world. Nukubati Private Island is the only resort in all of Fiji with access to this vast underwater treasure, where manta rays, dolphins, turtles, whales and innumerable fish species parade around the corals.

With one of the largest solar power plants in Fiji producing all its electricity, Nukubati is an environmentally conscious resort. Its gardens produce organically grown fruits and vegetables which, combined with freshly caught seafood, creates the unique cuisine that Nukubati has become famous for.

Nukubati Private Island is one of only 16 hotels worldwide and the only hotel in Fiji, the Pacific and Australasia to be inducted into the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame.

Nukubati Private Island

Nukubati Island, FIJI
Tel: +679 603 0919
Email: [email protected]
www.nukubati.com

Qamea Resort & Spa

Indulge in the pleasure of disconnecting at Fiji’s luxejungle retreat, Qamea Resort & Spa.

Located in the pristine islands of Fiji’s north, Qamea is a tropical oasis skirted by two kilometres of pristine white sand and tranquil waters with breathtaking coral gardens and world-class surf.

With just 15 bures scattered throughout 100 acres of swaying coconut palms and verdant gardens, the award-winning boutique resort is an intimate escape. Designed in traditional Fijian-style, all bures feature soaring ceilings, thatched roofs, hand polished mahogany hardwood floors, and local Fijian art as well as outdoor showers, ceiling fans and air-conditioning, and many with private swimming pools or jacuzzi spas.

Whether it’s uninterrupted relaxation or action and adventure you seek, staff will make sure you are as busy as you want to be. Lounge the day away on the beach or by the pool, explore the island from the water by kayak or stand-up paddleboard, or indulge at the award-winning Jungle Spa, a sanctuary where you can relax in blissful reverie.

Snorkel the world’s best house reef right off the beach in front of your bure or take a short boat ride and be transported to a kaleidoscopic underwater biosphere teeming with aquatic life. The resort is home to a PADI-accredited five-star dive operation and offers chartered dives to some of Northern Fiji’s most spectacular sites.

For a dose of romance, the resort’s ‘Night of Decadence’ begins with a Fijian warrior escort for you and your loved one from your bure to Jungle Spa, where Guinot Paris trained therapists will greet you with Champagne and a tropical fruit platter. Your bodies will then be polished with a tropical sugar glow, followed by a sensual candlelit outdoor shower, signature massage and specialised facial. Further relaxation awaits you back at your bure, where you’ll enjoy a candlelit dinner and another bottle of Champagne on the privacy of your veranda while being serenaded by the in-house Qamea band.

Qamea offers a number of activities centred around the local Fijian way of life including a traditional kava ceremony, meke (a traditional style of dance) and visits to local villages. The resort further showcases local tradition through its mouth-watering culinary offerings. The skilled team of chefs takes pride in using the finest local and international ingredients to create an irresistible fusion of Pacific Rim dining at its best with fresh cuisine, local specialties, superb wines, great service and a relaxed ambience.

This is true, authentic paradise.

Qamea Resort & Spa

PA Matei,
Tavenui FIJI
Tel: +679 972 9732
Fax: +679 888 0092
Email: [email protected]
www.qamea.com

Northern Islands

Vanua Levu and Taveuni, respectively Fiji’s second and third largest islands, along with dozens of smaller outer islands are another world from the bustle of Viti Levu and the more-touristic islands.

Here discover a hidden paradise of verdant rainforests with hidden lakes, spectacular coral reefs, waterfalls and tall mountain ranges that are an adventurers’ playground.

Vanua Levu is located 64 kilometres to the north of the larger Viti Levu and is accessible by air with regular flights to Labasa and Savusavu. The dry north coast is scattered with sugarcane farms, while the hillier south is dominated by tropical rainforest and huge coastal coconut plantations. Labasa is the island’s largest city, and is predominantly occupied by Indo-Fijians. To the south, Savusavu is a quaint coastal town backdropped by verdant emerald hills. Its large protected harbour is a stop for yachts cruising the Pacific. There is a growing number of restaurants and cafés on the idyllic waterfront and a number of luxurious hotels nearby.

The Waisali Rainforest Reserve is a spectacular 300-acre stretch of rainforest that blankets Vanua Levu’s hills and valleys and is home to a diverse range of exotic flora and fauna as well as picturesque waterfalls and natural pools. Spectacular reefs can be found minutes from the mainland. Discover pristine dive sites at Namena Marine Reserve, or head to the island’s northern coast for one of it’s best kept secrets, the Great Sea Reef. Nearly 200 kilometres long, it’s one of the largest reefs in the world.

Taveuni, the Garden Island, is Fiji’s third largest island just eight kilometres across the Somosomo Strait from Natewa Peninsula, Vanua Levu’s southeast tip. This long, lush, coconut palm-covered has, in recent years been rediscovered by those who want a more ‘natural’ vacation.

The Bouma National Heritage Park protects approximately 80% of Taveuni’s land, sheltering scenic waterfalls, rivers, creeks, and canyons, which offer numerous opportunities to swim, climb, and hike. The Lavena Coastal Walk commences on a secluded beachfront sprinkled with rock-pools and small lagoons, its serene pathways navigate an unusual black-sanded volcanic beach, lush rainforest and passes through a charming Fijian settlement, finishing at the spectacular Wainibau Waterfalls where you can cool off. High in the interior mountains is beautiful Lake Tagimaucia, a 900-metre–high crater lake. A beautiful wild flowering plant named tagimaucia grows only on the shores of the lake from which it takes its name. Taveuni is a mecca for deep-sea fishing enthusiasts and experienced divers have access to some of the world’s best dive sites on Rainbow Reef that stretches for 31 kilometres.

Somosomo is the port for inter-island ships and there is an airport in the north, making Taveuni easily accessible by air from the main island, Viti Levu.

The small islets just off the east coast of Taveuni are home to some of the worlds most luxurious resorts. Among them, Qamea boasts wide bays lined with gorgeous white sand, palm-fringed beache backdropped by emerald-green peaks.