What Services are Available on Taveuni?
Fiji’s third-largest island might be a pick for many travellers for its remoteness and the Bouma National Park offering untouched wilderness, but you’ll still find some essential services on Taveuni. A bank, internet access, supermarkets, a police station, a hospital, a fuel station and even a bus service can be found on the island. Prepare yourself for your visit using this guide to the information, shops and services on Taveuni.
For more planning tips, head over to The Complete Travel Guide to Taveuni.
Useful Services for Tourists
- Public transport – See the Taveuni Transport Guide
- Car rental – Car rental is not available on Taveuni
- Accommodation – See the 10 Best Resorts on Taveuni and the 7 Best Budget Accommodation in Taveuni
- Things to do – See the 10 Must-Dos in Taveuni
- Visitor information centres – There isn’t a formal visitor information centre on Taveuni. However, you can use the concierge service of your resort.
Food and Groceries
Although accommodations can often sort you out for meals and dining, self-catering is also very doable. It’s best to stock up on groceries in Matei or Wairiki before heading to your self-catering accommodation, as many accommodations are far from food supplies.
Supermarkets on Taveuni
The main supermarkets of Taveuni can be found in Matei near the airport, as well as in Wairiki. Otherwise, you’ll find small convenience stores in the occasional village.
- Suncity Supermarket, Matei
- Satish Kumars Foodmart, Matei
- Suncity Supermarket, Wairiki
- Meridian Store, Wairiki
- Hakim’s Shopping Centre, Qarawalu
Learn more about grocery shopping in the Guide to Food Shopping in Fiji.
Markets on Taveuni
For fresh fruit and vegetables, head to the produce markets. Markets on Taveuni can be found in Matei and Naqara.
Restaurants on Taveuni
For restaurant recommendations, head over to The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Taveuni.
Hospital and Police
It’s best to bring any medication you may need to Taveuni. Although there is a hospital and basic medical supplies in Taveuni’s supermarkets, there is no pharmacy. Taveuni also has a police station.
Health Care on Taveuni
Light medications (like painkillers), baby products and toiletries are often sold in supermarkets on Taveuni. For more serious medical conditions, prescriptions or doctor consultations, visit Taveuni’s only hospital, Waiyevo Hospital. Find it on the uphill inland road from Waiyevo, near the Garden Island Resort.
Police Stations on Taveuni
The Taveuni Police Station can also be found in Waiyevo on the road toward the hospital, inland from the Garden Island Resort. The fire station is also nearby.
Fuel Stations, Banks and Communication
While Taveuni doesn’t have a wide selection of fuel stations, banks, post offices, etc., you can still find each basic service in various villages across the island.
Fuel Station on Taveuni
If you need to fuel up, there’s the TotalEnergies Taveuni Service Station in Waiyevo.
Post Office on Taveuni
For postal services, money transfers, printing services or even to buy collectable stamps, there’s a post office in Waiyevo on the main island road. They are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and 8am to 12pm on Saturday. Note that they can close for lunch between 1pm and 2pm.
Phone, WiFi and Internet
Phone service is available in and near the coastal villages of Taveuni but may be patchy in some areas. Find out more in the What are the Fiji Phone Networks?
Internet access is available at Lani’s Digital Services in Naqara, offering internet access for a fee per 10 minutes, printing, laminating, computer repairs and more. They are open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 7pm.
Alternatively, many accommodations in Taveuni offer WiFi to guests, usually in selected areas of their resort and for a fee. Accommodations with WiFi include Taveuni Island Resort & Spa, Taveuni Palms Resort and Tides Reach Resort.
Bank on Taveuni
The one bank on Taveuni is the BSP (Bank of the South Pacific) Bank, located in the Garden State Price Point Building in Somosomo. They have an ATM. Opening hours are typically Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.