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Tivua Island

Take a day trip to this small atoll to enjoy watersports and spot turtles, take leisurely walks or experience a traditional Fijian ceremony.

Set sail for Tivua Island to relax on a white-sand beach, enjoy watersports and be part of a traditional Fijian ceremony. Tivua Island is a small tropical atoll surrounded by 500 acres (202 hectares) of colorful coral reefs. You can walk around the entire island in less than 20 minutes, and there is a limit on the number of daily visitors, making it an idyllic tropical island destination.

Grab a mask, snorkel and fins, and dive in the clear tropical water to admire Fiji’s spectacular coral reef, or paddle around the island in a rented kayak. Keep an eye out for starfish, clown fish and sea cucumbers, as well as other aquatic animals. Between October and April the island becomes a sanctuary for nesting turtles. Join a glass-bottom boat tour for a more leisurely way to spot the abundant ocean life.

Back on the island you can take the easy walk around its perimeter, play volleyball or simply relax in a hammock while listening to the sounds of the ocean. Watch the locals husk a coconut, or give it a go yourself, too.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of a Kava (or Yaqona) ceremony. It involves sitting in a circle and drinking from a coconut shell after saying “bula” and clapping. Your hosts will explain all the rituals involved. The unusual concoction is made from water and the pounded root of a local pepper plant. The drink isn’t alcoholic but can have a numbing effect on people.

If you book ahead, you can stay in one of the two beach cabins and be taken on a lantern-lit walk before dinner for the ultimate romantic island experience.

Tivua Island is part of the Mamanuca Islands group and lies northwest of Nadi. Day trips depart from Nadi’s Port Denarau, and transfers to and from your Viti Levu accommodation are often included. Usually, the trip includes a buffet lunch, drinks, and the use of snorkeling and kayaking gear.


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The Fiji Orchid ¥16,787
The Fiji Orchid

The Fiji Orchid

Saweni Beach Road, Lautoka
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this romantic villa is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Saweni Beach and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Vuda Point Marina. Churchill Park and Garden of the Sleeping Giant are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    First Landing Beach Resort and Villas ¥11,272
    First Landing Beach Resort and Villas

    First Landing Beach Resort and Villas

    Vuda Point, Lautoka
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Offering direct access to the beach, this Lautoka resort is in the historical district, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Vuda Point Marina, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Saweni Beach and Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and Churchill Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).

      Serenity Island Resort ¥20,189
      Serenity Island Resort

      Serenity Island Resort

      Serenity Island, Bounty Island, Western Division
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Bounty Island, this spa hotel is in the same area as Tivua Island, Vuda Point Marina, and Saweni Beach. Regional attractions also include Port Denarau and Port Denarau Marina.

        Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa ¥12,973
        Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa

        Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa

        Denarau Island, Nadi
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Nadi, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Denarau Beach, Port Denarau, and Port Denarau Marina. Denarau Golf and Racquet Club is 1 mi (1.5 km) away.

          Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa - Vuda ¥13,250
          Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa - Vuda

          Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa - Vuda

          Vuda Beach, Lautoka, Western Division
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This Lautoka hotel is on the beach, 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Vuda Point Marina, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Saweni Beach and Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and Churchill Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).

            Treasure Island Resort ¥20,277
            Treasure Island Resort

            Treasure Island Resort

            Mamanuca Islands, Treasure Island
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              On its own private white sand beach, this resort is in Treasure Island, within the vicinity of Tivua Island. Regional attractions also include Denarau Golf and Racquet Club and Port Denarau.

              Anchorage Beach Resort ¥5,858
              Anchorage Beach Resort

              Anchorage Beach Resort

              Vuda Point, Lautoka
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Lautoka resort is located on the waterfront, 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Vuda Point Marina, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Saweni Beach and Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and Churchill Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).

                Sapphire Bay Fiji ¥54,275
                Sapphire Bay Fiji

                Sapphire Bay Fiji

                Sapphire Bay, Vuda Point, Lautoka
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Lautoka villa is located near the airport, 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Vuda Point Marina, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Saweni Beach and Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and Churchill Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).