7-Day Adult-Only Itinerary for Vanua Levu and Taveuni, Fiji
Ah, paradise without children… For seven days! Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a holiday with a group of friends, or perhaps escaping your own kids, this Fiji Adult-Only Itinerary: 7 Days on Vanua Levu and Taveuni might just be the ideal itinerary for you. This Fiji itinerary provides a balance of seeing as much of Fiji’s less-visited islands as possible while giving you time in each location to relax. That’s mixed, of course, with exciting adventures that you just wouldn’t always be able to do with kids like scuba diving excursions, surf trips, and long treks through the rainforest! We’ll go through some amazing adult-only activities, as well as adult-only resorts and private villas to stay on Vanua Levu and Taveuni.
For a more relaxed itinerary with less travel, see How to Spend 7 Days on an Adult-Only Fiji Vacation TI060. If you’re more interested in the Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands, then check out our Fiji Adult-Only Itinerary: 7 Days (Island-Hopping).
How to Get Around Fiji in 7 Days
The 7-day itinerary below involves mostly overwater travel and some road travel. Here is a quick rundown of how to get around Fiji on an adult-only trip.
Road Transport in Fiji
Don’t worry, this 7-day itinerary has minimal road travel of only resort transfers between the airports on Vanua Levu and Taveuni and your chosen resorts. Alternatively, taxis are also based at the airports. If you choose to take the Taveuni Princess ferry between Vanua Levu and Taveuni then this will as include a bus transfer from Savusavu to Buca Bay. Find out more in 6 Ways to Get to Vanua Levu (& Get Around Vanua Levu) and 8 Ways to Get to Taveuni (& Get Around Taveuni).
Overwater Transport in Fiji
Fiji is all about the island-hopping, so two domestic flights are included in this 7-day itinerary, one from Nadi to Vanua Levu and the other from Taveuni to Nadi. In between the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni, you have a choice of either the Taveuni Princess ferry or a helicopter transfer. Find out more in 6 Ways to Get to Vanua Levu (& Get Around Vanua Levu) and 8 Ways to Get to Taveuni (& Get Around Taveuni).
Day 1 – Nadi to Vanua Levu
Travel time: 1h10mins
With only seven days and two beautiful islands to discover, we recommend getting out of Nadi straight away and catching a connecting flight to Vanua Levu. Vanua Levu is Fiji’s second-largest island with a mix of Fijian, Indo-Fijian and even Tuvaluan culture. The landscape is grand and volcanic, coated in forest, sugar cane and coconut plantations, and the waters hold some of the most impressive seascapes found across Fiji. You’ll have time to explore the island in the next coming days. First, enjoy your flight from Nadi International Airport to Savusavu Airport where your resort will provide an airport transfer service to their little piece of paradise.
Adult-Only Accommodation on Vanua Levu
Although there is only one adult-only resort on Vanua Levu, other resorts have adult-only areas or are boutique accommodation aimed at couples. Alternatively, booking a private holiday home is a sure-fire way to make sure you share your “Fiji time” with who you want.
- Namale Resort & Spa (adult-only resort)
- Koro Sun Resort (adult-only bures & pool)
- Nukubati Private Island (boutique resort for couples)
- Island Breeze Fiji (holiday home)
- Go Native Fiji Beach House (holiday home)
- Naveria Heights Lodge (boutique lodge for couples)
For more details on each resort, see our 6 Best Adult-Only Resorts on Vanua Levu.
Day 2 – Vanua Levu
Make the most of the tranquil surroundings of Vanua Levu matched with the soothing tropical weather in one of the rainforest spas or wellness retreats. There are romantic private experiences for couples, such as a sandbar picnic or destination dining. Alternatively, if you want to mingle with friends or the locals, check out the bars in Savusavu or Labasa.
Adult-Only Experiences on Vanua Levu
- Get the castaway experience on a sandbar with a Champagne picnic
- Unwind with a relaxing traditional Fijian Bobo massage
- Take part in a yoga retreat
- Indulge in a private dinner on the beach, in a candlelit cave, or by a waterfall
- Hit the bars and clubs of Savusavu and Labasa
For more information on all of these experiences and more, see our 10 Adult-Only Activities on Vanua Levu.
Day 3 – Vanua Levu
If you haven’t already, make your last day on Vanua Levu checking out some of the amazing underwater scenery of the Great Sea Reef, the Namena Marine Reserve or the Rainbow Reef with its majestic White Wall. Scuba diving is a kind of a big deal here, so arranging a trip with your resort is a breeze. The marine life can also be enjoyed on dolphin cruises in Natewa Bay or joining a dive trip for snorkelling instead. Get more ideas in The Adult Only Guide to Vanua Levu.
Day 4 – Vanua Levu to Taveuni
Travel time: 30 minutes by helicopter/1h10mins bus and ferry
Today, make your way to Fiji’s “Garden Island”, Taveuni! The island is awash in forest, volcanic peaks and waterfalls, surrounded by a couple of adult-only resorts on off-shore islands. Get there with Grace Shipping on the Taveuni Princess ferry. The latter involves a bus trip to Buca Bay then passage across the Somosomo Strait. From Taveuni, the adult-only resorts offer road and boat transfers, while the private luxury villas on Taveuni will provide transport to your villa.
Adult-Only Accommodation on Taveuni
- Matangi Private Island Resort (adult-only resort)
- Qamea Island & Spa (adult-only resort)
- Raiwasa Private Resort (villa)
- Vacala Bay Resort (villa)
- Lomalagi – Taveuni Rental Accommodations
Find out more about each adult-only accommodation in 5 Best Adult-Only Resorts on Taveuni.
Day 5 – Taveuni
While we all love a bit of R&R, we definitely recommend that you be more active on Taveuni. The island has an awesome offer of adventure activities, from the uncrowded surf breaks off Qamea Island to kiteboarding lessons at Vacala Bay. Taveuni is also an ideal base for scuba diving in the vibrant Rainbow Reef. The culture on the islands around Taveuni is also extremely accessible where Kava sessions are a regular occurrence with staff at the adult-only resorts.
Adult-Only Experiences in Taveuni
- Dive at Rainbow Reef or around Qamea Island
- Surf the amazing reef breaks at Qamea Island
- Get kiteboarding lessons at Vacala Bay
- Explore the waters and bay on your own kayaking, paddleboarding or sailing adventure
- Join in on a resort kava session.
For more details about each activity, see 10 Adult-Only Activities on Taveuni.
Day 6 – Taveuni
It’s your last full day in Fiji so get your body ready for your flight tomorrow making use of the yoga sala at the Qamea Resort & Spa, for example. Or simply wear yourself out with a scenic hike through the Bouma National Heritage Park to Wainibau Falls or De Voeux Peak. Quieter rainforest hikes can be found on the islands of Qamea, Matangi and Laucala. Then tonight is the perfect night to treat yourself to a private candlelit dinner either in your villa or with a romantic table-set-up on the beach.
For more inspiration for your last day on Taveuni, see The Adult Only Guide to Taveuni.
Day 7 – Taveuni to Nadi International Airport
Travel time: 1h25mins
Don’t get the holiday blues just yet as you enjoy one last scenic flight Viti Levu as you make your way between Matei Airport in Taveuni and Nadi International Airport. You’ll get tremendous views of the mainland’s rugged interior before landing at the airport to make your connecting flight to your next destination. It couldn’t be easier!