Top things to do

Top Choice Modern American in Matei

Restaurant Tramonto

If you’re in the market for a pizza the size of a small child, Tramonto won’t disappoint – they’re huge, delicious and mightily topped. The gasp-inducing sunset views are equally scrumptious; get there early to secu…
Waterfall in Bouma National Heritage Park

Tavoro Waterfalls

Framed by thick, ridiculously green jungle, these three waterfalls (also known as the Bouma Falls) epitomise the 'Garden Island' epithet Taveuni is famous for. The first waterfall (24m) has a change area, picnic tab…
Waterfall in Waiyevo, Somosomo & Around

Waitavala Water Slide

Wahooo! This awesome natural slide is a ton of fun. Slide down on your bum or attempt it standing up, like the local kids. Either way, you’ll end up in a small pool at the bottom. Don't start your slide from the ver…
National Park in Bouma National Heritage Park

Bouma National Heritage Park

This national park protects over 80% of Taveuni's total area, covering about 150 sq km (57 sq mi) of rainforest and coastal forest. The park includes the three Tavoro Waterfalls near the falls' visitor centre, each …
Lake in Waiyevo, Somosomo & Around

Lake Tagimaucia

Lake Tagimaucia is in an old volcanic crater in the mountains above Somosomo. Masses of vegetation float on the lake (823m above sea level), and the national flower, the rare tagimaucia (an epiphytic plant), grows o…
Farm in Taveuni

Civa Pearl Farm

Founded by two Canadian expats, Civa produces black – as well as unusual blue, green and pink – pearls from their 55-hectare farm. Ninety-minute boat tours explore the farm hut and nursery; afterwards, guests are we…
Mountain in Waiyevo, Somosomo & Around

Des Voeux Peak

At 1195m, this is the island’s second-highest mountain. On a clear day the views from the peak are fantastic: it’s possible to see Lake Tagimaucia and the Lau Group. Birdwatching is great every day. Allow three to f…
Landmark in Waiyevo, Somosomo & Around

International Dateline

Though Fiji adheres to the single time convention, the International Dateline cuts straight through Taveuni, offering visitors a great photo-op and the chance to jump from one day to the next. Take the road uphill f…
International in Matei

Coconut Grove Restaurant

Enjoy the sea views from the deck of this popular restaurant. The menu includes fresh vegetarian dishes, homemade pasta, soups, salads and fish. You can just turn up for breakfast or lunch, but you’ll have to let th…
Fijian in Matei

Vunibokoi Restaurant

This downhome restaurant serves incredibly good, wholesome meals with a strong emphasis on Fijian flavours: think crabs, coconut cream and chillis. It's attached to the Tovu Tovu Resort, but everyone is welcome. Com…