Taveuni is the third largest island in the Fijian archipelago and is located just off the eastern shore of Vanaua Levu. It is a volcanic island with a very rocky coastline, a sunken crater lake and two of the highest peaks in all the islands. The island is extremely tropical and has abundant rainforest and exotic flora and fauna and is a birder’s and diver’s paradise. The strong tidal current of the Somosomo Strait brings the rich nutrients that are ideal for soft coral growth and diverse fish. There are many wonderful coral formations such the Great White Wall, Rainbow Reef and Cabbage Patch.
The roads in Taveuni are not paved and the road goes around two-thirds around the island. The roads are very bumpy and we were told that the 4-wheel drive cars only last two years! Taveuni was featured in the “Return to the Blue Lagoon” shot in 1991.