Taveuni Island Honeymoon Travel Guide

Often referred to as the ‘Garden Island’ of Fiji, Taveuni is famous for its lush rainforest and idyllic sugar-white beaches that front a choice of beach resorts – the perfect location for couples wanting quiet time together away from the more crowded resort islands.


Taveuni Island Resort, Taveuni
Taveuni Island – Image courtesy of Taveuni Island Resort & Spa, Fiji

Introducing Taveuni Island

Renowned for its eco-tourism, the islands of Taveuni, Vanua Levu and several smaller islands including Matangi and Qamea are perfect for unhurried scenic walks among local bird life.

Spot exotic birds including orange doves and red-breasted musk parrots flittering through pristine tropical rainforests on a hike to Tavoro Falls through the dramatic jungle-clad mountain ranges of Bouma National Heritage Park.

Or head to the rocky shoreline and enjoy the scenic 5km-long Lavena Coastal Walk – perfect for active honeymoon couples.

Paddle a traditional bilibili bamboo raft, take a guided snorkel tour of Waitabu Marine Park, scuba dive the world-renowned Rainbow Reef, watch the famous Matamaiqi blowholes or explore secluded coves and beaches by kayak.

Close to Taveuni lie the idyllic privately owned offshore islands of Matangi Island and Qamea Island – both easily accessed from Taveuni by fast launch.

Where to stay…

Honeymoon couples have an excellent choice of accommodation options in Taveuni and nearby Matangi and Qamea islands, including the following…

Taveuni Palms ResortTaveuni Palms Resort
Location: Taveuni Island
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD2,486 per room
Description: Boasting a beautiful beachfront location, Taveuni Palms Resort offers luxurious self-contained villas each with a private swimming pool. Guests enjoy free daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a free 1-hour massage upon arrival. All air-conditioned villas boast a patio with stunning sea views. They offer free WiFi and use of an iPad. They have a fully equipped kitchen and indoor/outdoor dining areas. All villas feature 7 personal staff including a manager and 2 chefs. Your free meals include breakfast, lunch, 5-course dinner as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Housekeeping is twice daily. The property has a private beach where you can enjoy free snorkeling and kayaking. Diving, fishing and horse riding is available for an additional charge. There is also a spa and wellness centre. Taveuni Palms Resort is located on Taveuni Island. It is a 2-minute drive from Matei Airport, guests receive free return transfers.

Taveuni Island Resort & SpaTaveuni Island Resort & Spa
Location: Taveuni Island
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD734 per room
Description: The luxurious Taveuni Island Resort & Spa is set on 10 acres of tropical gardens, a 2-minute drive from Matei Airport on Taveuni Island. It features free airport transfers, private beach access and a restaurant with ocean views. The property enjoys a beautiful natural setting, surrounded by dense rainforests, waterfalls and streams. All villas enjoy views of the garden or the ocean. Each includes air conditioning, a spacious living area and a dining area. The en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries, bathrobes and a hairdryer. The property has an outdoor swimming pool with sun lounges. There is an on-site spa where guests can indulge in massages, facials and body scrubs. You also can enjoy the weekly Fijian Cultural Night, free use of kayaks, reef walks and free rental of snorkeling equipment. Your meals are provided at the on-site restaurant which has an al fresco deck. It features Fijian, Indian and continental dishes made from fresh local ingredients. An extensive wine list is available to complete your dining experience. Taveuni Island Resort & Spa is located at the northern end of Taveuni Island. It is a 90-minute flight from Nadi and a 45-minute flight from Suva.

Qamea Resort and SpaQamea Resort and Spa
Location: Qamea Island, off Taveuni Island
Rating: 4.5-star
Prices: from AUD717 per room
Description: This exclusive adults-only resort offers beachfront accommodation set amongst white sand beaches on the beautiful island of Qamea. Facilities include a PADI dive centre and a luxury day spa. Free activities include snorkelling, sea kayaking, volleyball, and visiting local villages. Guests can relax by the pool or at the Qamea Spa with a menu of Fijian body therapies and facial treatments. Accommodation options include luxurious traditional bures, and beachfront villas. All accommodation is air-conditioned and features spacious covered patio with outdoor furniture and a hammock. Some feature a private pool and a flat-screen TV. Qamea Restaurant serves local cuisine made from fresh seasonal produce. You can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere over a leisurely breakfast or a beachfront lunch.

Matangi Island ResortMatangi Island Resort
Location: Matangi Island, off Taveuni
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD781 per room
Description: Relax in one of Fiji’s best adults-only resorts facing a stunning blue bay. Honeymooner couples can choose from two romantic cliff-side bures and one set 6m-high in a shady Pacific almond tree. As well as scuba diving and snorkelling, this pristine private island offers hiking, kayaking, bird-watching, sailing, windsurfing and game fishing. Facilities incl.: Laundry service, massage, room service, spa, various water sports and wireless internet (near the office).

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Best time to honeymoon in Taveuni Island

The best time to visit Taveuni is during the winter dry season from May to October, when the weather is generally dry and sunny – temperatures average 28°C (82°F) but can range from a low of 22°C (72°F) to a high of 29°C (84°F).

Year-around temperatures average 28°C (82°F) in the coastal areas; humidity averages 80 per cent.

The wet season is characterised by brief but heavy showers from November to April with temperatures ranging from 22°C to 31°C.

For more climate info: Taveuni Island Weather Guide

Getting to Taveuni Island

Situated just 6.5km off the southeast coast of Vanua Levu, Taveuni is Fiji’s third largest island at just 40km long and less than 10km wide.

Taveuni Island is a 60-minute flight from Suva or 90 minutes from Nadi, on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu. Both Matangi Island and Qamea Island are serviced by pre-arranged fast launch from their respective resorts.

Fiji is located in the South Pacific, 3000km east of Australia.

Air Pacific and Virgin Australia Airlines operate daily flights from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to Nadi International Airport.

Read more about how to get to Fiji

Latest update Taveuni Island honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017

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