Lonely Planet Fiji 2012 recommends Tuvununu as 'Backpackers bliss'.
Beware - it is very beautiful here. The lagoon out front is incredibly blue, the land glows with lush colours of pristine jungles, traditional Fijian farms and vibrant flower beds. It's photographer's dream come true. We're surrounded by amazing waterfalls, incredible hiking, world-class diving and remote surf breaks. Tuvununu is all about eco-tourism adventures, village styles, and having lots of fun.
Tuvununu is the budget adventure hostel for Taveuni and its beautiful surrounding islands. With a location close to the Taveuni Airport and just outside of the Matei Village, we're the closest accommodation option to the famous Bouma Waterfalls and East Taveuni's eco-attractions. Qamea Island has some of Fiji's loveliest white sand beaches and our sister hostel, Maqai Beach, is always available for day trips or combo stays. Transfers between our two spots go everyday.
The famous reefs of the Taveuni area make Tuvununu a diver's paradise. Dive trips and courses are available every day!
What makes Tuvununu so special is the wonderful, happy, friendly local staff and the amazing food made with locally sourced fish and veg, as well as the interaction with traditional Fijian arts and crafts.
The staff really love to share their local area and their lifestyle with all the guests. The scene is set for interaction with traditional island life and culture and adventure. Make friends with the staff and you may experience Fiji beyond the tourism facade - the real story!
The food is most often cooked with all local fruits, veg and seafood. Our cooks have a unique style and flavour that could be found in some of Fiji's 5-star resorts, but at backpacker prices. Guests are often welcome to learn and/or be involved with the meal preparation and local cooking styles.
We also have a stunning little white sandy private island in the dolphin lagoon with exclusive access to the Tuvununu guests. Simply, naturally, beautifully Fiji style!
Option 1- quick and easy
Flights to Taveuni Island go 2-3 times daily, direct from Nadi. Check www.pacificsun.com.fj
Option 2- cheap and adventurous
Make your way to Suva to catch the Lomaiviti Princess or the Spirit of Fiji Island (SOFI) ferry. These big locals ferries leave from Walu Bay in Suva and are an overnight journey. Economy tickets are F$65-68 and sleeper cabins are also available. Book tickets direct at either of the Ferry Offices when reaching Walu Bay. Departs from Suva are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and return departures from Taveuni go on on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
Tuvununu can arrange pick up from the Airport of Ferry Wharf.
For those making their own way, Tuvununu is 20 min walk from Taveuni Airport. As you are leaving the Airport, turn right and follow the Main Coast Road until it turns into a dirt road. Tuvununu is the first property on your left after that point.