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Address: Waitabu Village, Taveuni Island 00000, Fiji
Phone Number: +679 820 1999
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Book in advance: phone number here

Snorkel visits to the park must be booked in advance. I have found at least 3 different numbers listed on their various web properties, in guidebooks, and at hotels. None of them... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 28, 2016
Paul B
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Canada
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Canada
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Snorkel visits to the park must be booked in advance. I have found at least 3 different numbers listed on their various web properties, in guidebooks, and at hotels. None of them are correct. I visited the park today to get to the bottom of things, and the latest numbers they provided were 957-9876 and 949-0792. You need to call... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This area of the world is beautiful. Water was calm . Diving was great. Rainbow reef the different was awesome.

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Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

wonderful experience led by true locals and for the benefit of the local community. Not for the faint hearted, and make sure you are a good swimmer as when we went the current was really strong

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Bell Ville, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

We went in a rainy day and we only could snorkell at the beach ( boat wasn`t available); even though we could watch many different and colour fishes.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

Visit the village and snorkel the protected reef. The villagers are so friendly and welcoming and the drive to the village is a wonderful experience in local life. This is an ongoing project that makes you feel involved and glad you came.

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Rixensart, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

Love this village and impressed by their efforts to manage their marine environment. You can snorkel in the marine protected area and the protection they have implemented really shows through. Lots and lots of good size fish with no fear of humans. Saw one white tip shark. Giant clams and oysters, sea snakes and an eel! Snorkelling in the Cut... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

We stayed in the a village, home stay, for two nights, and when we were leaving, we felt very attached to them. Waitabu does not get many tourists and the village is off the beaten tourist trail. This makes Waitabu all the more appealing. Genuine hospitality. They are curious about our country, our lifestyle and our home and the conversation... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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