My sister and I were recommended this accommodation while looking for an affordable, available place to stay while we stayed on Taveuni for a few days. We ended up extending our stay another week, not too unhappy that other travel plans had fallen through. Weather was great, and Taveuni has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Tovutovu resort is a charming place across from the water. I spent many mornings watching the sunrise either from the bure patio or the beach access across the road. It is located away from the businesses in Matei, but within easy walking distance of most of them...some small stores and a bakery. A bit of a longer walk, or a short taxi ride will bring you to Prince Charles beach which is a nice beach, though at high tide swimming in the bay in front of the resort is fine.
The bures were reasonably clean and well kept, though the screens have a few gaps if you are uncomfortable about mosquitos (we did not have a problem at the time we visited, but a mosquito net is handy to travel with). We did not have any ants or other critters. Our bure had a hotplate if we wanted to make coffee or tea, or heat up some soup, make breakfast, etc, and a small fridge. There are warm showers, and the water is of good quality. Wifi is pretty dependable. Staff was very pleasant, food was good and the Friday night buffet the highlight of the week. Alan and his family have a very good thing going on here, hope it stays the same because I am looking forward to returning and spending a longer period of time here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- TovuTovu is a family owned and managed property, our family has owned the property since the 1800's. We are one of the few locally owned properties on Taveuni, and we will ensure that our guests are treated to genuine local hospitality, as well as being served some of the best food on the island, our style being more laid back and casual. Vinka see you soon ... more less