We stayed at Tiliva on Kandavu in November of 2010.We visited Taveuni on this trip also.
I am the diver half. I found the diving to be absolutely spectacular on the Astrolab!!!
Tiliva resort staff picked us up by boat from the airport and it was an hour boat ride to the resort.
We were welcomed by Barbara and Kemu and treated like family. I would actually describe our visit there as a home stay. We loved the freshly grown veggies and home style cooking. Kemu made a pepper soup that was heavenly! We loved the isolation and back to nature type of stay-
peace and tranquility-except for the bats at night that raided the mango tree. Way cool!!
I enjoyed the usual land crabs and bird watching.There were lots to look at snorkeling just off shore. Our bure was comfortable-king size bed,sitting area,running hot and cold water and safe to drink.
One thing I cannot stress enough BRING DEET!! and if you think you have packed enough
PACK MORE! We ran out 2 days after arriving and my husband was almost eaten alive.
The diving was not princess diving like I'm used to and the boat captain found himself pulling the "fat lady" into the small boat like a fish he had caught. I saw some really old growth coral, huge sea fans,leopard shark,large schools of potato cod,turtles,pipefish,a scallop that was probably about 2 feet from top to bottom,pufferfish the size of basketballs...There was SO MUCH to see.
We also took school supplies to the neighboring village and the teachers were very grateful.
the whole village seemed to come out and say hello to us. We also bought some Kava from the the villagers-brought it home and our Fijian friends in Canada said it was excellent quality.
Tiliva is a special off the grid type of place. It takes a "different type" of traveler to appreciate
the isolation and serenity. Or perhaps just a dive nut like I am?
- Also Known As:
- Tiliva Hotel Kadavu Island
- Tiliva Resort Fiji/Kadavu Island