The Fiji Islands are made up of over 300 islands. Of these 300 islands, only about 100 are inhabited by humans….the rest are left as nature reserves. Still, the majority of the population lives in the rural areas and the outer islands. Fiji enjoys an ideal South Seas tropical climate. It is thus a perfect holiday destination. The climate is ideally suited for the outdoors, surf, and sand. Fiji is also a place for mystery and romance.
Fiji’s 300 islands offer an unparalleled range of quality dive sites, and the sheer diversity of life on the Fijian reefs can be overwhelming. Fiji diving is available throughout many of the islands, although some areas are better than others. Taveuni, Kadavu, Vanua Levu, Viti Levu, and Loma Loma all offer fantastic diving with large pelagics, colorful soft corals, millions of fish, turtles, sharks, and giant clams.
Allow yourself enough time in each area if you decide to visit different islands. Each island can be a trip in itself, and trying to pack too much in will be doing yourself a disservice. All islands have their own character. Ask our travel professionals and we’ll help you make an informed choice. Fiji’s people, lush gardens, and spectacular diving will have you planning a return visit as soon as you’re back home.
Castaway Diving, located at private and pristine Castaway Island, is an award winning PADI Five Star Gold Palm dive center. Explore the warm, clear waters surrounding the island via the Sokia, a purpose built, 26ft aluminum monohull dive boat. The Sokia is powered by twin 200hp outboard engines, and is one of the fastest and most stable dive platforms in Fiji. She can comfortably accommodate up to 16 divers, as well as quickly transport them to a host of amazing dive sites within 20 minutes of the resort.
Three single tank dive trips depart the resort at 8:30am, 11am, and 2pm. Night dives are also available. Rental equipment is from the Mares Sea Lovers 2005 line, and is serviced regularly. A full range of PADI courses is offered, from Bubblemaker and Discover Scuba all the way through to Divemaster.
Dive Kadavu strives to make your diving experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. A fleet of purpose built dive boats transports you to the dive sites quickly and comfortably. A team of highly skilled dive guides and boat handlers will do their best to ensure your satisfaction. With over 80 dive sites to choose from, the final decision is based on weather, wind, tides, and diver preference. Kadavu’s reefs are known for their variety. Expect to see hard & soft corals, a full range of coral fish, mantas, jacks, tuna, sharks, grouper, sea snakes, nudibranchs, and more….
The dive boats leave the resort between 8:30 and 8:45am. Your morning will consist of two dives with a surface interval at a lovely beach. You’ll be back at the resort between 12:30 and 1pm. Afternoon and night dives are available, conditions permitting, for a minimum of four divers. Three tank dive trips to the Great Astrolabe Reef or King Kong Reef may also be arranged.
Additional amenities include:
Sherwood & Scubapro rental equipment
Gear locker in each room
Underwater cameras available for rent
Full range of PADI courses offered including Discover Scuba, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, and Open Water Referral
Garden Island Resort
Garden Island Resort’s PADI Gold Palm Dive Center offers daily excursions to the world renowned Rainbow Reef. This area includes the scattered reefs in the Somosomo Strait and the fringing reef south of Vanua Levu. The closest reefs are just 10 minutes away. Towels and refreshments are offered aboard our three custom-built dive vessels. Guests’ BC and regulators are assembled and loaded by the dive staff prior to guests’ arrival in the morning, and rinsed and stored upon return to the resort. There is a camera rinse bin ready back at the dive center. We have for hire a selection of BCD’s and regulators, wetsuits, masks and fins at reasonable rates.
The boats depart at 9:00am for our daily 2-tank dives and arrive back at the resort at approximately 1:15pm in time for a relaxing lunch. There are occasions when we will offer a 3-tank dive (additional cost for 3rd dive applies). In this case you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch on a beach followed by the 3rd dive. Afternoon and night dives are also available with a minimum of 4 divers. PADI Open Water certification is offered.
Jewel Bubble Divers
L'Aventure at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi is centrally located to some of the most exceptional diving in Fiji. Within a 20-mile radius are countless dive sites including the famous Great White Wall in the Somo Somo Strait and Noel’s Wall at Motui Levu. Unlimited shore diving off the resort’s main beach-frontage is available to divers who prepay a minimum of three days of diving. Shore diving offers excellent macro photography opportunities.
Typical dive days consist of two tank morning dives. Additional day or night dives can be arranged. Day trips to the more remote sites are also available when there is a minimum of six divers, and when weather and tidal movement permits. A surcharge applies but includes the option of a third tank dive at no charge. The dive boat departs daily at 8:30am. Dive towels & refreshments are provided.
Dive gear is available for rent. Upon registration and orientation with our experienced dive crew, divers are provided with a personal catch bag for storing their equipment for the duration of their stay. Dive sites are selected according to the daily tidal movements and prevailing weather to ensure the best choice of sites. Our many dive sites offer both advanced and relaxed diving. Dive certification courses are available upon request.
Moody's Namena Resort
The waters within the Namena Barrier Reef were declared a marine reserve in June, 2004. The absence of commercial fishing has resulted in a fast recovery of the reef ecosystem, evident in the variety and numbers of marine species that can be found here. Guests of Moody’s Namena Resort will enjoy two excursions a day. The morning boat departs the dock at 9am and returns by about 11am. After a short hike, a leisurely lunch, or a nap on the beach, you’ll head out again between 1:30 and 2pm. Most dive sites are 10-15 minutes away. Tanks, air, weights, belts, divemaster, boat, & crew are supplied. Please advise in advance if rental equipment will be necessary.
The resort’s boats are Tofua (above), a 33 foot cabin cruiser, and the faster Salt Shaker (left), a 28 foot launch with a 200 H.P. engine. Snorkelers are welcome to join in the fun, as most dive sites are excellent for snorkeling as well. The boat never anchors, but will drift along nearby for a convenient pick up at any time. Come experience one of Fiji’s most diverse reef ecosystems!
Ra Divers is a certified PADI Gold Palm Dive Operation based at Volivoli Beach Resort. Established in the 1980’s, Ra Divers is one of Fiji’s longest running dive operations and has successfully maintained an outstanding reputation for safety, professionalism & local knowledge. Whether you are a novice diver or a seasoned professional, the friendly crew will ensure you enjoy your dive experience in safety and comfort. Fully qualified dive instructors also provide a range of courses from open water to dive master in a safe, fun and comfortable oudoor environment.
Get ready to dive the pristine reefs of the Bligh Waters, named after Captain Bligh and famous for incredible nutrient-rich waters and an amazing underwater display of colorful fish and impressive pelagic creatures…along with a huge variety of the most colorful soft corals you’ll likely ever see. Three high speed dive vessels will have you at one of over 50 superb dive sites within 20 minutes. Ra Divers also visits the Vatu-i-ra Passage, a 90 min boat ride away.
Vunibokoi Divers is owned by Taveuni & Somosomo Strait Dive Pioneer, Tyrone Valentine. Tyrone strives to provide the ultimate dive adventure for the experienced diver, as well as personalized experience for the novice. A maximum of 6 divers per boat ensures specialized dive itineraries and the undivided attention of the crew. Dive includes lunch, tea/coffee, and snacks. You’ll be assisted with moving, washing, and storing your equipment. Equipment rental and dive courses are available. Come dive with one of the most experienced and sought after Dive Operation Owners in Fiji!
A huge pinnacle rises from 3000 ft in the center of the narrowest part of the channel between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, as if perfectly placed to intercept the nutrients being funneled through…a photographer’s dream! Where the current runs, you’ll encounter big pelagics such as schooling barracuda, trevally, surgeonfish and occasional hammerheads and eagle rays. You’ll also enjoy a plethora of reef fish including anthius, fusiliers and leaf scorpionfish. Soft corals and fans decorate the protected, lee side of the pinnacle. The Cathedral, a large swim-through, is home to a variety of poison-bristle nudibranchs and crustaceans. This is also an amazing night dive with giant cuttlefish putting in an appearance and numerous flashlight fish lighting the way.
NORTH SAVE A TACK 15-90 ft
A wall plateauing at about 75 ft is home to giant schools of big-eye trevally and barracuda. A careful search of the plateau may reveal black pygmy seahorses. Grey reef sharks patrol the wall while white tips lie along the bottom. Nearby, a line of coral bommies covered in gorgonia fans, crinoids, black coral, soft coral, and reef fish await your exploration. Look for shrimp, squat lobster, several varieties of nudibranch, moon wrasses, anemones with clownfish, and unicornfish.
BLUE RIDGE 30-90 ft
A sloping coral wall covered in vibrant hard and soft corals hides leaf scorpionfish, ribbon eels, fire gobies, and dartfish. Although you can easily get caught up in the search, don’t forget to also scan the waters around you. Schools of barracuda, white tip reef sharks, and even hammerheads are possibilities here.
Coral bommies covered in a rainbow of soft corals, sea fans, and crinoids house harlequin ghost pipefish, anemones and clownfish, numerous lion and scorpionfish, and unusual crabs and shrimp. The deeper ridge is frequently a hang out for schools of big eye trevally, rainbow runner, barracuda and surgeonfish. Also possible are white tip, silver tip, and grey reef sharks, bumphead maori wrasse, hawksbill and green turtles, and eagle rays.
KEENAN’S 15-90 ft
A narrow pinnacle blooms with sponges and soft corals galore. Nudibranchs, shrimp, damselfish, moon wrasses, anemones and clownfish, and blue streak fusiliers abound, while mantas regularly glide by.
CHIMNEYS 15-105 ft
3 bommies covered in hard and soft corals, anemones and crinoids of black, orange, yellow and green offer plenty of opportunity for exploration. Search the nooks and crannies for hawkfish, nudibranchs, black saddle coral groupers, scribbled filefish, and brown-banded pipefish while tons of anthias add color and movement. In the open water, you’re bound to see humpback snapper, big-eyed bream, barracuda, tuna, and a variety of sharks.
Somosomo Strait / Taveuni Island / Matangi Island / Qamea Island
1. Great White Wall
2. Mini White Wall
3. Annie’s Bommies
5. Pot Luck
6. Jack’s Place
7. Jerry’s Jelly
8. Blue Ribbon Eel
9. Sam’s Point
10. Barracuda Reef
11. Rainbow’s End
12. Three Bommies
13. Noel’s Wall
14. Yellow Wall
16. Coral Garden
17. Elia’s Corner
19. Still Waters
20. Seven Peaks
21. Purple Wall
23. Devil’s Wall
24. Main Wall
25. Yanuca Passage
26. Ra Ra Ni Tinga
27. Miller 1
28. Miller 2
29. Motua Lai Lai 1
30. Motua Lai Lai 2
GREAT WHITE WALL
The entrance to the wall is a swim-through covered in colorful hard and soft corals, sponges, and crinoids. Lionfish and morays can frequently be spotted here. Once you’ve made your way through the tunnel, the sight of this dramatically plunging wall blanketed in pristine white coral will hold your attention. Anthias, gobies, soldierfish, squirrelfish, and fairy basslets are present, but overshadowed by the stunning terrain.
Several large bommies featuring gorgeous soft coral bouquets of seemingly every color available. Weave in and out, exploring as you go. Nudibranchs, gobies, pipefish, and morays may come into view. Leopard sharks and blue-spotted rays may be resting nearby.
This dive site, located on the edge of Rainbow Reef, features table corals and boulder corals and plays host to clams, Christmas tree worms, parrotfish, wrasses, angelfish, butterflyfish, moorish idols, redtooth triggerfish, blue ribbon eels, gobies, shrimps, and more.
STILL WATERS 15-100 ft
A sunken reef off the coast of Qamea provides arches and overhangs for soft coral to thrive on. Damsels, anthias, fusiliers, anemone fish, squirrelfish, dottybacks, and big-eye bream abound. Boxfish, nudibranchs, and schools of barracuda are also possible.
A collection of bommies blanketed in pink, red, and orange soft corals is the focus here. The bommies provide interesting swim-throughs, channels, and caverns. Giant gorgonians conceal hawkfish and trumpetfish, while nudibranchs and blennies prefer the many cracks and crevices. Schools of tuna are also frequently sighted here.
Seven pinnacles provide the namesake for this section of the reef, which is covered with fans, soft corals, and crinoids in a variety of vivid colors. A discerning eye will spot octopus, flatworms, shrimps, morays, anemones, basslets, and anthias. White-tip and black-tip sharks are frequent visitors.
CARPET COVE 18-90 ft
A carpet of anemones in the shallows precedes a reef that houses scorpion leaffish of varying colors. A wall is covered in hard corals, soft corals, and fans and provides a colorful backdrop for blue ribbon eels, anemonefish, dartfish, pygmy wrasses, and batfish. The nearby wreck of an 80ft Chinese trawler is encrusted with sponges and soft corals and attracts many lionfish.
FANTASEA 15-75 ft
A coral ridge teeming with crinoids, whip corals, bubble corals, and giant gorgonian fans. Look for shrimps, orangutan crabs, lionfish, snapper, nudibranchs, flatworms, damselfish, tang, dartfish, anthias, fairy basslets, anemones and clownfish. Fields of garden eels can be found along the sandy floor nearby.
E.T. 45-63 ft
This dive site features an enormous tunnel that houses two separate chambers. The walls of the tunnel are decorated with soft corals, sea fans, and cup corals. Use a torch to search for nurse sharks, nudibranchs, sea slugs, lionfish, morays, crabs, and a variety of shrimp. A mysterious maze of smaller tunnels, at times stacked or parallel, truly lends an “out of this world” feel to the experience.
Nestled in the heart of the South Pacific lies the secluded Fiji island paradise of Beqa (pronounced Benga). This is where you’ll find the intimate Beqa Lagoon Resort, featuring 25 deluxe, private, air-conditioned bures spread out amid the lush tropical landscape. 12 Beachfront Bures (right) grace the shoreline. Each of these boasts a private courtyard, a large sundeck and a cool plunge pool. 6 more bures surround a koi pond (below) and 3 more very private bures are tucked away in the garden. The last 4 spacious bures feature two bedrooms and a large living and dining room area.
Warm, turquoise waters, swaying palms, sunny days, balmy nights, relaxation, fine dining, romance, adventure and the wonderful hospitality and culture of the local Fijians…….come see why Beqa Island is included in “1000 Places to See Before You Die” by Patricia Schultz.
Resort amenities include:
a PADI dive operation
a large infinity pool
a myriad of activities…snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, hiking to waterfalls, volleyball, deep sea fishing, surfing, bird watching, massage & (one of our favorites) relaxing in a hammock!
This pristine 174 acre island is covered in tropical rainforest and surrounded by white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and the welcoming waters of the South Pacific. Located about 20 miles due east of the Nadi International Airport, the private island is serviced by South Sea Cruises which operates two modern, air-conditioned catamarans. Cruising time is approximately an hour and a half. Once you experience the magic that is “Castaway”, you’ll know why it is Fiji’s most popular four star island resort.
Choose a Beach Front, Ocean View or Island bure. Most of the sixty-six Fijian style bungalows offer separate sleeping & living space and a king bed plus two singles. All feature high vaulted “tapa” lined ceilings with overhead fans, island style furnishings, fabrics and linens, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and Fijian toiletries.
Resort amenities include:
PADI Five Star Gold Palm dive facility
Garden Island Resort
Taveuni has a unique quality that is hard to find in today’s world: it is unspoiled. Here exists an ecosystem of incredible diversity … rugged mountains, verdant rainforest, exotic flora and fauna, plus the surrounding sea with its colorful reefs and multitudes of tropical fish. A visitor to Taveuni will soon appreciate that the “Garden Island” applies not only to the landscape, but also to the underwater coral gardens. Together with the island’s unmatched beauty lies the beauty of Fiji’s people who are some of the most delightful in the world.
Garden Island Resort is an intimate oceanside property with 30 well appointed, recently renovated rooms, each with a commanding view of the Somosomo Strait and the island of Vanua Levu. Fifteen Ocean View Rooms are situated on the upstairs level and fifteen larger Ocean View Garden Rooms with outdoor private spas are on the ground level.
All rooms are oceanfront and feature a private patio or balcony, a/c, private ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, internet access, mini refrigerator, telephone, and coffee & tea making facilities.
The resort provides a quiet and relaxing island lifestyle in tropical surroundings with pleasant, attentive staff and fine international cuisine. Spend your time sunning by the pool or diving the Rainbow Reef; sit back on your oceanfront balcony and enjoy a magnificent sunset; or take off and explore the beauty of the island, it’s up to you!
Resort amenities include:
Restaurant & Bar
A variety of activities including sea kayaking, visits to waterfalls, village and cultural tours, horseback riding, golfing, bird watching, rainforest treks, and snorkeling
Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
This gorgeous 17-acre, five-star resort is located on the island of Vanua Levu, overlooking peaceful Savusavu Bay. Twenty-five spacious bures feature rattan furnishings, king size beds, custom-made mattresses, day beds, small sitting areas with desks, wooden louvered windows, overhead fans, private decks, Italian tile bathrooms, hairdryers, minibars, French press coffee makers, plush robes, and tropical flowers.
Choose from a GardenviewBure, an Oceanfront Bure (pictured to the left), an Oceanfront Suite Bure with an additional king size bed off the main room, an Oceanfront 2-Bedroom Bure with two twin beds in the second bedroom, or a secluded, ocean view, split-level Point Reef Bure with a king bed on the upper level and two daybeds on the lower level. Also available is a Honeymoon Point Reef Bure with a spa tub on a deck overlooking the sea, and a luxurious Villa, featuring a bathroom with sunken jacuzzi, double vanities, double shower, sitting room with ensuite pool, day bed pavilion, outdoor shower, and walled garden.
The exquisite cuisine that is served in the open-air dining room is a blend of contemporary Fijian, South Pacific, and international flavors. The dining room overlooks the pool and ocean beyond. Exotic drinks, beer, and an extensive collection of wines are also offered. Weekly events include a Lovo, or traditional Fijian feast, and a Mongolian barbeque/stir fry.
Resort amenities include:
L’Aventure, a PADI dive operation
Resident marine biologist
Oceanfront infinity “Serenity” pool
Family pool with waterslide
“Lai Lai” pool for young children
“Bula Club” for kids
Private dining options
Hobie Cats, kayaks, a glass bottom boat, and much more!
Koro Sun Resort
Lalati Resort & Spa
Perched on 10 beautiful acres of tropical gardens on Beqa Island, Lalati Resort & Spa sits on the edge of a turquoise lagoon, backed by thick, verdant rainforests. The resort is a convergence of Fijian warmth and luxurious Western appointments. With only 10 secluded villas and cottages, you are ensured of finding escape within your escape.
3 Seaview Cottages offer guests dramatic ocean views in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Bright and airy, the cottage interiors invite the outside in, with tropical tradewinds blowing through the breezy curtains. The fan-cooled Seaview Cottages have private bedrooms, kitchenettes and large sitting areas. Large outdoor lanais add to the living area, with comfortable furniture and inviting hammocks.
Exquisite and spacious, 5 private Oceanfront Villas sit just steps back from the sea. Each fan-cooled villa has towering ceilings, two separate bedrooms with private entrances, polished hardwood floors and oversized lanais that make the most of the temperate tropical climate. Bedrooms are separated by a large double door, which can be open or closed for privacy. The comfortable sitting area is complete with couch, chairs and tables.
Lalati’s Oceanview Honeymoon Villafeatures blooming tropical gardens, ocean views, a large lanai, luxury Fijian-style amenities, an oversized interior with several sitting areas, beautiful polished hardwood floors, and a palm wood 4-poster bed on a raised platform. The second room is the villa’s “wet room” with tiled floors and a beautiful, hand crafted bar area. Outside is a large lanai that wraps around to a private courtyard with large Jacuzzi hot tub, daybed, outdoor shower and private water feature.
Lalati’s Beachfront Honeymoon Villa is separated from the Oceanview Honeymoon Villa, Oceanfront Villas and Seaview Cottages by its own garden of tropical flowers & orchids. The luxury villa offers unobstructed views of the sea or gardens in all directions. It truly is one of the most romantic settings in all of Fiji. It features a huge room with four poster bed, 3 sitting areas, a private lanai overlooking the sea and a private courtyard with hot tub, daybed, outdoor rock shower, waterfall and doors that can be open for a sea view, or closed for complete outdoor privacy.
Meals are served in a lofty open air bure with breathtaking views of the bay, sea and outlying islands. Lalati’s Pacific Rim cuisine features gourmet island fare using only the freshest ingredients available. Newly picked artisan vegetables, tropical fruits of the season, fine imported meats and seafood caught from the pure seas of Fiji all feature on an ever changing daily menu.
Kadavu Island is located approximately 60 miles south of Suva, and is serviced from both Nadi and Suva airports on a daily basis. Upon arrival, you will be met by Dive Kadavu staff and transported across the coral lagoon to the resort, which is set within lush tropical gardens along the beach.
The resort offers 10 bures and can accommodate a maximum of only 26 guests at one time. Two of the bures have two bedrooms for up to 5 guests each, while the other eight bures can accommodate up to 3 guests each. All feature private bathrooms with hot water, ceiling fans, bed lamps, queen size beds or 2 singles, private verandas, and external rinse showers.
Additional amenities include:
On-site dive operation
Dining room with deck
Complimentary day kayaking from the resort beach
Activities such as guided kayak tours, snorkeling, rainforest walks, village visits, birdwatching, waterfall treks, beach picnics, and more
Matangi Private Island Resort
At Matangi Private Island Resort, you are treated to the real essence of Fiji. You’ll uncover the tranquility of an intimate hideaway on this exclusive, privately owned, 240-acre, horseshoe-shaped Fiji island paradise. Boasting virgin tropical rainforest, white sand beaches and fringing coral reefs where a great diversity of marine life abounds, Matangi strikes a beautiful balance of elegance with nature.
7 Beachfront Bures (left) & 2 Island Bures boast private verandas, king sized beds, ceiling fans, mini bar, French press coffee and tea making facilities, daily supply of freshly baked cookies, bath robes & slippers, luxe toiletries, hair dryer, beach towels, beach hammock, complimentary laundry service, and in-room safe. The Beachfront Bures feature outdoor lava rock showers.
Surrounded by lush tropical foliage, offering ultimate privacy and yet only steps from the beach, 3 split-level Tree Houses (below) are unique to Matangi Island. Featured on the Travel Channel’s “Tremendous Tree Houses” segment, they are popular with honeymooners and couples escaping for romance. Amenities include a private sun deck, king-sized bed plus a romantic king-sized day bed, outdoor jetted jacuzzi tub, outdoor lava rock shower, ceiling fans, mini bar, French press coffee & tea making facilities, daily supply of freshly baked cookies, bath robes & slippers, luxe toiletries, hair dryer, complimentary laundry service, in-room safe, beach towels and beach hammock. Villa Matangi sits on its own private point just steps from the ocean and features 2 bedrooms, each with a king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom and outdoor rock shower. It also offers all the amenities of a Beachfront Bure.
Matangi is undoubtedly one of the finest romantic beach resorts in Fiji, offering fine dining, spa services, superb snorkeling and premier scuba diving. The resort also boasts a pool, additional watersports, organized excursions and hiking trails. Discover unique Horseshoe Bay, listed in “1000 Places to See before You Die” by Patricia Schultz. Embark upon a romantic getaway that is equal parts Fijian tropical private island paradise and contemporary elegance. Matangi Private Island Resort is a place of unsurpassed natural beauty, privacy, personality and pleasure.
Moody's Namena Resort
This environmentally-friendly, private island resort is a secluded paradise located on Namenalala island. The island features white sand beaches and hiking trails, and is surrounded by the pristine Namena Barrier Reef. Six bures, situated on a clifftop to catch the trade winds and take advantage of the panoramic views, are spaced hundreds of yards apart to provide the utmost privacy.
All six bures are hexagonally-shaped and built of native woods, bamboo, and cane. Each features a king-size canopy bed with mosquito netting, his & her toilets and sinks joined by an oversized shower, balconies with breathtaking views, floor-to ceiling sliding doors, hot water, coffee & tea making facilities, solar lamps as well as romantic gas lamps, and a fan to supplement the trade winds.
The ‘Vale Ni Kana’, or Clubhouse, houses the dining room, a self-serve bar, a lounge area, and a large paperback library. The cuisine is a blend of local and international fare and features resort-grown tropical fruits & vegetables and freshly baked breads, pastries, and cakes.
Lounging in a beach hammock
A genuine Fijian experience is extended to all who visit this remote and secluded paradise. Paradise Taveuni is an oceanfront boutique resort nestled among lush green gardens with a mountainous rainforest as a backdrop. This unique resort is a 1 hr, 10 min flight from Nadi International Airport followed by a 1 hr scenic, rainforest drive from Taveuni’s Matei Airport. Situated on the Southern tip of Taveuni, the resort boasts a deep water frontage that allows guests to dive, snorkel and swim from the lava flow edge into warm tropical waters day or night.
Each of 6 Oceanfront and 4 Tropical traditionally thatched bures features a king bed, separate lounge area, spacious deck complete with Fiji daybed, ceiling fans, mini bar, refrigerator, coffee & tea facilities, Fiji Sulus, luxe toiletries, hairdryer and an outdoor shower within a private garden. Oceanfront bures also boast jacuzzis within the private garden.
Resort amenities include:
Full service dive shop
Restaurant & Bar
Myriad activities including horse riding, kayaking, snorkelling, swimming, hiking, waterfall trips, rainforest tours and relaxing spa services
The Pearl South Pacific
Sau Bay Fiji Retreat
Taveuni Island Resort & Spa
This intimate and luxurious resort consistently ranks as one of the top resorts in Fiji. Situated on 10 acres of manicured gardens, the resort features 12 bures and an exclusive villa, each positioned for privacy and to take advantage of the incredible views.
Six Luxury Oceanfront Bures (left) feature spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding islands, king size canopy beds, his & hers vanities, imported fine white linen, dressing gowns & slippers, hair dryers, comfortable indoor & outdoor furniture, a/c, fans, a private outdoor shower, coffee & tea making facilities, fresh cookies, and a minibar. Six Luxury Oceanview Bures feature beautiful views of the ocean and surrounding gardens, as well as all the amenities above, with the bedroom on a split-level.
Also available is the Matalau Luxury Oceanfront Villawhich comes with its own personal chef & staff, a plunge pool, and a private white sand beach, as well as a kitchen wing, a large lounge area, and 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and outdoor showers.
Resort amenities include:
Diving with Vunibokoi Divers
Beautiful white sand beaches
Gorgeous infinity pool
Innovative, fresh, & healthy cuisine
Private dining options
A myriad of activities including deep sea fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, island hopping, and boat excursions
The Uprising Beach Resort
Volivoli Beach Resort
Volivoli Beach Resort is located in Rakiraki, a 2 hour scenic drive from Nadi. ‘Volivoli’, or “white sand” in the local dialect, was named after the stunning sand bar that stretches more than 260 feet out to sea, providing a unique sunbathing spot and marking the most northerly point of Viti Levu. Set among 20 acres of tropical gardens, Volivoli is the ultimate vacation experience. A Padi 5-star resort, Volivoli offers amazing diving within a short distance, plenty of space to relax, stunning scenery, great food and a touch of luxury…all at an affordable price.
Volivoli Beach Resort is designed for just about any budget. Beautifully appointed, spacious, air-conditioned Vale Balavu Rooms feature private oceanview terraces, two queen beds, ensuite baths with dual sinks, Wi-Fi internet, & small refrigerator/freezers. These deluxe rooms are located in a new “hotel wing” building.
Private, stand-alone Studio Valesoffer uninterrupted ocean views, a/c, 1 queen bed, 2 sofa beds, an ensuite bathroom, a kitchen and a washing machine. Volivoli also offers budget and backpacker accommodations.
Resort amenities include:
Ra Divers on-site
Swim-up Pool Bar
Myriad activities including kayaking, snorkeling, beach volleyball, fishing, cultural tours & demonstrations, and sunset cruises
Waidroka Bay Resort
Wananavu Beach Resort
Located on the beach at Viti Levu’s most Northern point, Wananavu Beach Resort places you directly opposite Nananu-I-Ra Island. 26 Deluxe Bures, 3 two-bedroom Beachfront Villas, a Deluxe Honeymoon Bure and an Oceanfront Honeymoon Bure are situated along the palm-fringed ocean or amongst the lush tropical gardens. All offer stunning views, a tranquil atmosphere and close proximity to the amazing dive sites of the Sun Coast & Bligh Waters.
Each of the 26 Deluxe Bures features a queen bed, private bathroom & balcony, air conditioning, ceiling fans, screens, refrigerator, minibar and tea & coffee-making facilities. Choose from Beachfront, Oceanview or Gardenview. One of the Gardenview Bures also features an additional bedroom with 2 single beds.
The beachfront Deluxe Honeymoon Bure features a king size bed, private deck with outdoor furniture and a stone wall outdoor private shower. The large Oceanview Honeymoon Bure (right) is landscaped for privacy and features a four poster king size bed, bathroom with inside/outside shower, living area and private sun deck with outdoor furniture and plunge pool. The 3 Beachfront Villasfeature 2 bedrooms, a living/dining area, kitchen, outdoor BBQ area, laundry facilities and a large private balcony.
Non stop flights from Los Angeles to Fiji take approximately 10 and a half hours. Nadi International Airport, located on the western coast of Viti Levu, is Fiji’s main international gateway. Nausori International Airport is located on the eastern coast, 30 minutes away from the capital city of Suva. Access to outer islands requires additional but short transfers by air or sea. Daily flight service to Taveuni Island takes 90 minutes from Nadi or 60 minutes from Suva. Domestic flights are a great way to view the majestic islands and coral reefs from an aerial perspective.
A passport valid for at least three months beyond the intended date of departure from Fiji, proof of sufficient funds and an onward/return ticket are required for entry. A visa is not required for tourist stays of up to four months.
The U.S. Embassy is located at 31 Loftus Street in Fiji’s capital city of Suva. The telephone number is (679) 331-4466; the fax number is (679) 330-2267.
It depends on the hotel/resort that you choose to stay at. However, when it comes to your diving, the dive centers usually provide roundtrip hotel/dive center transfers. Please check with the dive shop that will be handling your tours.
Fiji is known as the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”. Dive the famous Rainbow Reef and Great White Wall, listed as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. Enjoy lagoon diving, drift and current diving, shark feeding dives, underwater photography, large pelagics, reef sharks, manta rays and cleaning stations.
Departure is usually between 8:00 and 8:30am. If you do 2 dives in the morning, you will be back at the resort by 1:30pm. Some dive operators choose to head back to the resort after the first dive, have lunch and then depart again by 12:30pm.