Vakanananu Retreat is a new private luxury eco villa on the beautiful island of Taveuni. The villa is situated up in the hills, with ocean views in a very peaceful setting with complete privacy.
“I don’t think it’s possible to write a review that would do this place justice — this is (by far) the best Airbnb experience we have ever had. My husband and I traveled to Taveuni on our honeymoon and stayed at Sharon and Grant’s guest suite. After staying there, I cannot imagine staying at a hotel or resort. You have absolute privacy with a sweeping view of the ocean, which makes for an incredible getaway. Plus, Sharon and her team go above and beyond to make your trip as easy as possible. She kindly picks you up and drops you off at the airport, staff greet you when you arrive, there is daily cleaning, and they have the sweetest dog whom we already miss. Sharon even provides a phone with credit so that you can make local calls to taxis etc and you can bring the mobile with you which is 100% helpful when traveling in Fiji. Taveuni is also a tricky place to find common amenities — for example, you have to book any restaurants in advance and supermarkets close very early — so the daily breakfast the Vakanananu team provides and the kitchen in the suite are absolute life-savers. Also delicious! On our last evening we paid a small amount to have a private 3-course meal prepared and served to us on the suite’s porch and the staff went above and beyond to make it special for us. The Airbnb is also very environmentally conscious (yay compost!) which we very much appreciated. I cannot give enough praise to Sharon, Grant, Emily, and Peni for all their hospitality. We will surely come back! If you can, book this place as fast as you’re able!”
The Raintree Bure is conveniently located across from popular Audry's Beach. Shops and restaurants all within 10 minutes or less walk. Large covered porch to relax on and the expansive yard is great for kids. Feel free to roam around the garden for fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Explore Matei by bike or by kayak, both of which are free to enjoy during your stay but they are to be used at your own risk. We are happy to provide free round trip transportation to and from the airport.
“I had a fabulous stay at Raintree Bure. It was a great home base for what I wanted to do. Jay was very responsive to messages/questions beforehand. Robert and Vinna were always helpful and available when needed during my stay, without being intrusive. I definitely took advantage of harvesting fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden. In some cases, I had to use Google lens to find out what I had picked and how to prepare it, which was an adventure itself! It's worth doing a tour of the front and backyard gardens to see what's available before grocery shopping. Hot water is not always available, but this is easily remedied for kitchen purposes with the stove. It's a bit warm but the fans definitely help and all the windows are screened, so you can keep them open. The public beach across the street is convenient and quite popular with locals. The available sand shrinks quite a bit at high tide, but is great for lounging and looking for interesting shells/coral at low tide. Overall, this place is a really great value! ”
Plantation Huts are nestled under swaying coconut palms on the lush rolling hills of Maravu Lodge. This is a great choice for divers, nature-lovers, and adventure seekers, just a short walk from the colourful tropical reefs of the Somosomo Straights and the white sandy beaches of Taveuni's northern tip.
“Our place at Maravu was perfect! The island of Taveuni is a jungle wonderland and Maravu is fully immersed in it. We felt like we were in Tarzan waking up each morning. The hosts at the lodge are super helpful and there are plenty of scheduled activities to keep you busy and help you explore the island. It’s a great place to meet fellow travelers. Definitely recommend!”