Fiji, South Pacific – Aroha Taveuni Resort Special Dive Package

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Rates and Inclusions

Aroha Taveuni Special Dive Package

$1895 per diver, $1195 per vacationer double occupancy taxes included!

Singles add $650 to above rates

Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip private ground transfers Matei Airport/Aroha Resort
  • Beach Front Bure Accommodation at Aroha Taveuni Resort
  • Daily Tropical Breakfast, 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All Resort Taxes

Diver rate also includes:

  • 5 days x 2-tank Boat Dives
  • Tanks and weights
  • Refreshments

Valid for travel through March 31, 2022

Rates are based on currency fluctuations and are subject to change at any time.

Offer may end at any time

Other restrictions may apply

Package does not include beverages

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Aroha Taveuni Resort

Fiji, South Pacific

 

An Introduction to Fiji

 

‘Garden Island’ is what the locals affectionately call Taveuni, the name speaks volumes for itself. The resort is located in a paradise of lush tropical forest and beautiful gardens all around.

The Island boasts several beautiful waterfalls that cascade down steep cliff faces into the ocean, an amazing sight.

Not far from Aroha Taveuni, there is a ‘natural’ water slide which is a must to visit to watch the local children stand and ‘surf’ down barefooted-it takes your breath away.

Diving and snorkeling from Taveuni is rated as some of the best in the world. Somosomo Strait is known as the ‘Soft Coral Capital’ of the world. The resort works with Taveuni Dive for all of their guests diving needs. They are very professional and a well-run company. If the tide is right, they pick guests up directly from the beach in front of the resort, or if tide too low, vehicle pick up for a short drive to their dive boats.

The beautiful 10 meter infinity pool and sun deck adjoining the main house are available for guests to relax and use.

The restaurant Kai Time is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A short boat ride from Aroha Taveuni takes you to Koro Levu, an uninhabited small beautiful white sandy beach island which offers fantastic snorkeling. Take a picnic and spend the day lazing on the beach living your dream.

Further North, there are some beautiful long white sandy beaches. Take a walk along and find the beautiful shells on the shores, swim in the crystal clear waters, then head for the waterfall at Bouma on the way home to swim in the fresh water. Just fantastic way to end a great day out.

If you are a golfer, there is a beautiful nine hole, par three course on the island. It is very pretty as it hugs the coast heading south on Taveuni (green fees apply).

The resort can take you to a village very near for you to experience the cultural song and dance of Fiji and of course to sample ‘kava’ the local drink.

They can make bookings for diving, snorkeling, surfing, fishing, sightseeing, bird watching, coastal walks… or anything else you may choose to do while staying with the resort.

 

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Accommodation:

Aroha Taveuni Resort accommodations consist of two standalone bures, one with two separate rooms, and one with three rooms. Two of these rooms can be used as a family unit, or two separate rooms with a studio room in the middle. Each room has its own bathroom and outdoor shower with hot water.

The bures are only meters from the beach front and water’s edge, so you can lie in bed at night and listen to the gentle lapping of the water.

Each room has a king size bed, or two king singles if required. The rooms have both air conditioning and fan cooling with wooden louver windows with insect mesh covering to let the nice cool evening breeze flow through. The huge outdoor showers adjoining each room are a treat to take a long cool shower in and watch the coconut trees sway in the breeze, or simply sit on the shower seat and star gaze to your hearts content.

Taveuni Dive:

Taveuni Diving: Taveuni Dive is where the adventure in paradise begins. Carl Fox and his team of experienced divers can offer you world class dive sites, PADI Dive Courses, daily dive excursions and well maintained rental gear. All of this is only a short boat ride to the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”. Take in the famous dive sites of Rainbow Reef, The White Wall, The Cabbage Patch, and so much more

Carl is fully certified to teach PADI qualifications to new divers to discover the beautiful underwater world of Taveuni. Carl and his crew can offer to you:

  • Single Tank Dive
  • Two–Tank Dive
  • Night Diving
  • Private Boat for Diving

All dives include weights, belts, tanks, tank fills, boat, guide and refreshments.

Dive gear available for hire includes BCD, regulator with computer, wetsuits, and tanks for shore diving. All of which are in excellent condition. Also available are picnic, fishing, and snorkeling trips.

Resort Amenities:

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Family room
  • Restaurant
  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle rental
  • Kayak rental
  • Coffee shop
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Tours
  • Babysitting
  • Safety deposit box
  • Free fast speed wi-fi throughout resort
  • Massage
  • Car park
  • Golf course within 5 kms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports – non motorized
  • Garden

Tours:

The Blowhole: The Blowhole at the Southern end of the island is quite spectacular to watch when in action. To complement this tour, combine it with a half day tour of Bobby’s farm, tour No 3, to take in fish feeding, snorkeling and bird watching.

Horse Trekking: Horse trekking offers you a half day or full day trek. The half day trek takes you into the mountain volcano craters for outstanding views, or along the shoreline if you wish.

The full day tour takes you right up into the mountain region of the volcanic craters, check out the local farmers cropping in the craters. From this area, you get views of both sides of the island, where people flocked to for the millennium to see the first sunrise in the world. Fresh local fruit picked for your enjoyment on the way.

Na Bogi Ono Farms (Bobby’s Farm): This is an educational tour of nature like nowhere else in the world. Bobby is renowned for his knowledge of the traditional herbal medicines, local flora, and bird life. He has been practicing conservation on his farm for the past 35 years and will soon be fully organic. The combination of lush tropical forest, unique birds, tropical fruits, Fijian Medicinal Plants, and the natural tropical aquarium of the marine reserve makes Na Bogi Ono Farms a unique experience in Taveuni.

Soqulu Golf and Country Club: Soqulu Gold of Country Club offers to visitors a beautiful 9 hole, par three course hugging the coastline,

Des Voux Peak: 4WD to the top of Fiji’s third highest mountain and be amazed with the outstanding views. The drive to the peak is approximately one hour. To make this a truly memorable full day out, for serious hikers, tramp into the newly discovered Lake Aselemo. This beautiful lake is a 2 and a half hour hike each way through tropical rainforest with the most outstanding views of virgin bush, an amazing gorge to be seen to be believed and abundant with birdlife.

This is one of Taveuni’s best kept secrets. If you are fortunate enough to do this hike in October, November or December you will witness the blooming of the famous Tagimaucia flower; this flower is unique to Taveuni.

Koro Levu Island: Snorkeling at the beautiful uninhabited Koro Levu is a must do. Pretend you are living your dream on this deserted island in paradise. Taveuni Dive company will pick you up from Aroha and drop you off when they take their divers out and will pick you up on returning with their divers, approximately 8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. A cell phone will be provided if you need to be picked up earlier.

Snorkel the Rainbow Reef: Snorkel the Rainbow Reef with Taveuni Dive. Boat pick up from the beach in front of the resort is available when the tide is right, otherwise there will be vehicle pick up for a short drive to the boats if tide too low.

Meridian Date Line: The only place in Fiji to have one foot in yesterday and one in today.

Taveuni’s Natural Waterslide: Taveuni’s Natural Waterslide is a short taxi ride past the Meridian Dateline. It is well worth going to watch the local children ‘surfing’ down the waterslide. Have a go yourself with caution, take insect repellent, the mosquitoes are hungry all day long.

Cultural Village Tour: Experience a Cultural Village tour, see how the Fijian people lead their daily lives, eat the food, drink the kava, listen to the singing, and watch the dancing. This is a very popular tour. One day’s notice is required by the village.

Civa Pearls: This is a great tour with beautiful snorkeling and a chance to see a pearl farm in operation. Fijian pearls are renowned for their beautiful color range. Pearl farmers Claude and Danielle have a beautiful boutique “CIVA” at Matei next door to Suncity Supermarket. Buy spectacular pearls direct from the grower – they will never be better priced than this.

Waitabu Marine Park: Waitabu Marine Park is within Bouma National Heritage Park. It was established in 1998, the first of its kind in Taveuni. Experience amazing snorkeling tours with guides, equipment provided. The coral re-growth and hundreds of fish species and marine life is a must see whilst on Taveuni. There are two tours to choose from.

  • Cultural Experience Tour: “Bilibili” Ride (traditional raft), guided snorkeling tour, tea and refreshments, local musicians, minimum 2 persons.
  • Backpackers Tour: Outboard boat transfer, Guided snorkeling tour, snorkeling equipment. Minimum 2 persons

Vidawa Rainforest Hike & Bird Watching: Vidawa Rainforest Hike & Bird Watching is also within Bouma National Heritage Park. This hike is all about learning ‘local history’ from the guides as taught to them by their forefathers. This is a full day trek and you will be taken deep into the old forests, past ancient village sites, stunning views of the island and it boasts some of the best bird watching areas in Taveuni. The full day hike includes knowledgeable guides, lunch, and a swim at Tavoro Falls.

Tavoro Waterfalls: Tavoro Waterfalls also within in the Bouma National Heritage Park, where the whole hike takes approximately 3 hours. The tracks are clearly defined so no guides are necessary. The first waterfall is an easy 10 minute flat walk and grannies can do this one easily. This is the most photographed and most famous of all the waterfalls in Taveuni. The second and third waterfalls are of an increasing difficulty, recommended for the able bodied. Once again, the panoramic views are well worth the extra effort.

Lavena Coastal Walk: This also is part of Bouma National Heritage park. Lavena is situated at the end of the road, literally. The coastal walk is mostly flat so everyone can walk it with relative ease. At the end, is the treat of swimming in the beautiful double waterfall. Approximately 1.5 hour walk each way.

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An Introduction to Fiji

Click here to download the Travel Tips PDF for Fiji!

The Fiji Islands, in the South Pacific, are an archipelago of over 330 islands packed with attractions that can be found no where else. They lie at the crossroads of the Pacific, between North America and Australia, and have an interesting blend of various cultures, Melanesian, Polynesian, Indian, European and Chinese. This blend is reflected in the food, the language, architecture and ambiance.

Colonial Levuka, the old European trader settlement and Fiji's former capital, has been officially designated a historic town. A number of buildings date from its boom period in the late 19th century and the main streetscape is surprisingly intact, giving the impression of a town that has stopped in time. Likewise, Suva’s British influence is reflected in its many colonial buildings, including Government House, the Suva City Library and the Grand Pacific Hotel.

Despite outside influences many traditions have remained intact  and today’s visitor can observe time-honored traditions, explore ancient relics, experience well-preserved cultures and share in past legends as they are retold around the kava bowl, Fiji’s traditional ceremonial and social drink.

A nature lover's delight, Fiji has an unspoiled, unique environment of extreme beauty and tranquility. Adrift for millennia in splendid isolation in the blue of the South Pacific it has escaped the evils of industrial progress, the incursions of dangerous animals, poisonous snakes, spiders and pestilent diseases such as malaria.

If variety is the spice of life, then Fiji is scuba diving's red hot chili pepper.

Trying to sum up the special appeal of these waters is like packing a bag for an epic journey through four seasons - or editing years of underwater video into just 30 minutes of tape!

Most people know Fiji as the soft coral capital of the world and that’s true!  But soft corals are only a symbol of Fiji’s complete story: the soft corals vibrant colors and giant size, the diversity of fish and invertebrates that live among their branches, the dramatic changes they undergo in an ancient rhythm of survival with the tides and currents, and the many types of underwater environments in which they thrive.

Fiji’s remarkable soft corals embody all the elements that make Fiji’s reefs so exceptional.  Drama and diversity, brilliant lavish panoramas, deep water rich with food and hiding places for the mysterious and rare Fiji’s marine realm is as dynamic and splendid as nature can be.

With 333 islands surrounded by reefs and the entire spectrum of  underwater terrain, from sharks, rays and 1000 species of fish to the vivid rainbow of  soft corals, sea stars and myriad shrimp, one word does describe Fiji’s extremely diverse diving: color.

Fiji is the color of your wildest dreams - surrender to it and enjoy the view.


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