Tovu Tovu Resort overall is not bad for its price range but my stay was totally destroyed after the following experience:
I had booked to stay there for three nights, however the second day I decided to leave Taveuni and I told the owner that I will be staying only two nights. Because I had to check out very early in the morning I paid my bill the previous night and I got a receipt.
The next day I moved to another island but apparenltly the people of Tovu Tovu saw the van of the other resort that came to pick me up. So later in the day when I was already at the other island I received a call from some policeman in Taveuni blaming me that I had not paid Tovu Tovu and asking me to go back and settle my bill immediatelly (in a very bad tone). I told him that I paid and I had a receipt but he said that the receipt means nothing that I am a criminal and that if I will not pay he will come the day of my departure at the airport to arrest me!!!
I found the contact number of the head of the police in Taveuni and explained to him what happened and he said that he will take care of it. However I kept receiving calls from the other policeman (apparenlty a friend with the Tovu Tovu people) saying that they will come at the airport and arrest me.
On my departure day I went to the airport but thankfully nobody was there so eventually nothing happened. However these were my last days in Fiji and this incident destroyed my other than that beautiful experience.
So please be careful at this place.
- 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