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Waitabu Marine Park

Taveuni Island, Fiji
679-820-1999
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Loved the trip on the Bilibili and Ben's trip around the coral. A lot of great work going on with preserving the marine life.

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Orangeville, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This option is not publicized very well but it is possible to stay with a family in the village. we stayed for two nights and wish we had longer as we were just starting to feel the rhythm of the village. Several families contribute dishes to the meals which are eaten cross-legged on the floor of the host family traditional... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

just do it - it is wild and uninhabited and very beautiful along the coast of Taveuni after the road ends

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

An excellent example of a community project done well - the raft is fun and the people warm and proud of the coral they have protected.

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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We took a taxi (about FJ$75 return from Matei including waiting time) and paid for a 'cultural' tour. If you want to do this make sure you give them at least 24 hours notice as some of the men take time off farming to look after you. The tour included paddling a traditional style raft to the reef, a guided... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Thanks to an American woman/scientist from California I think and several locals the reefs have been brought back from practical extinction in this area. What a great setting and the villagers were so informative and sang some lovely songs over tea.

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Taveuni Island, Fiji
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

I first went on this trip back when they opened. It was good then. It is incredible now. This village goes out of their way to provide guests with a wonderful experience a big vinaka!~

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

As the corals are mostly destroyed by cyclone Thomas in February 2010, the snorkeling is now much better in Matei and in the south of Taveuni. Actually, snorkeling at Waitabu Marine Park was the worst I experienced in Fiji and definitely not worth the money.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2009

The Marine park offers a great place for visitors to Taveuni to snorkel a community protected coral reef. Waitabu is a community supported and operated Marine Protected Area. The 10+ year effort has set aside a specific "no-fishing area" along the community waterfront on Taveuni Island. Visitors pay a small fee to snorkel the protected coral reefs. The fees are... More

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Suva, Fiji
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2008

Thouroughly enjoyed my time at Waitabu. We arrived at 9am and spent a couple of hours snorkeling in the marine park at Waitabu with local guides who knew their stuff. We were poled up to the park in a handmade Fijian bamboo raft, a Bilibili. The local guides had a good knowledge of the area and were cool to relax... More

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