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Address: Waitabu Village, Taveuni Island 00000, Fiji
Phone Number: +679 820 1999
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Arrive in the tree-adorned island of Taveuni to discover a tropical...
Arrive in the tree-adorned island of Taveuni to discover a tropical paradise you've only dreamed about. Slip on your fins and mask and slide into the warm waters of Fiji. Let all the stress of everyday life fall away as you make your way along the magical reef of Waitabu. The communities of Waitubu and Bouma came to protect their native fishing grounds in 1998. Their foresight and diligence has allowed visitors, like yourself, the opportunity to share in the beauty of the Waitabu Marine Park. These crystal-clear waters are home to the most amazing marine species you may ever see. Don't be too surprised when you pass a sea turtle or find yourself following a gentle ray. You know you're in paradise when you've landed in the Waitabu Marine Park.
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The Real Fiji Experience

We stayed in the village for 5 nights and I can honestly say it was the best 5 nights of my life. Waitabu residents are the kindest, happiest, and most accommodating people you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
KyleK272015
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Michigan
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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stayed in the village for 5 nights and I can honestly say it was the best 5 nights of my life. Waitabu residents are the kindest, happiest, and most accommodating people you will ever meet. Surrounded by lush forests and a magnificently clean beach, it is hard to choose which is more beautiful the people or the scenery. The... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was the best trip I have done in my life. I was in Fiji for a study abroad through my university and our first stay was in Waitabu Village. Everyone was so welcoming and would literally give you their shirt off their back. If you can make it to Fiji and want to experience the real Fiji, stay here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

I went their with my husband and stayed at the village overnight and had an amazing time. They were so friendly with walks to the waterfall and the next morning Ba took us on an underwater adventure in the marine park. I would highly recommend it if you want to see the real fiji and experience the customs and traditions.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I took a most memorable raft trip up the river on a traditional bilibili raft. Extremely knowledgeable, trained guides will snorkel with you to point out and explain the amazing marine life that is found in this area. You will have time to enjoy the excellent snorkeling or just relax on the beach or spend time learning more about Fijian... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Already 2 years ago (February, 2013) I visited the Waitabu Marine Park. It was truly a great experience being shown around by the guides from Waitabu village to all the magnificent underwater flora and fauna. They showed the beautiful giant clams, sea urchins, and pointed out various nice hard and soft corals and (schools of) colorful fish. A boat took... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I'm not new to Fiji (have made several trips -- some brief, and some for extended periods, esp. for academic cultural/social research). Waitabu village is, by far, the most wonderful place (with the most wonderful people!) I've been -- and I can't emphasize that enough! The reef is really beautiful and I love snorkeling there, but the people of this... More 

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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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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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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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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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