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The Adults-Only Vacation Guide to Taveuni

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Adults-Only Holidays on Taveuni, Qamea and Matangi Islands

If you’re worried about a Fiji that’s packed with families and screaming children, then there’s no need to stress about that on Taveuni. With a wide range of resorts offering very private bures, even the family-friendly accommodations can be very peaceful. Nevertheless, with some of Taveuni’s off-shore islands boasting adult-exclusive retreats along with a choice of private resorts where you’ll be the only guests, there are ways to ensure a child-free getaway in Fiji. We’ll guide you through the adult-only resorts, activities and culinary experiences with this adults-only vacation guide to Taveuni.

10 Adult-Only Activities on Taveuni

  • Scuba dive at Rainbow Reef or around Qamea Island
  • Surf the epic reef breaks at Qamea Island
  • Practice wellness in a yoga class
  • Hike the less-crowded trails on Qamea, Matangi and Laucala
  • Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment
  • Learn to kiteboard at Vacala Bay
  • Be whisked away for a private beach picnic
  • Go on a self-guided kayaking, paddleboarding or sailing adventure
  • Catch some whoppers on a private fishing charter
  • Join in on a kava session.

For more information about each activity, see 10 Adult-Only Activities on Taveuni.

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How to Get to Taveuni

Located some 300km (186 miles) from Nadi International Airport, across the island of Viti Levu and the waters of the Koro Sea, Taveuni is best reached by plane.

While travelling via a domestic flight in a 16-seater plane is the most popular way to get to Taveuni, you can ensure a more intimate experience in a private charter flight. Once you arrive at your destination, the adult-only and private resort staff will be waiting for you, ready to whisk you off to your chosen accommodation.

Charter Flights to Taveuni

Make sure your travel is “adult only” by booking a charter flight. Seaplane and fixed-wing flights are available to selected resorts on Taveuni and its surrounding islands. Learn more about charter flights and other Taveuni transport in the 8 Ways to Get to Taveuni (& Get Around Taveuni).

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Adult-Only Activities on Taveuni

Unlike elsewhere in Fiji, Taveuni is a much-preferred destination for adult traveller compared to families. Nevertheless, if you want to ensure a real adult-only experience, then here are a few suggestions for adult-only activities on Taveuni and its surrounding islands.

Adult-Only Water Activities on Taveuni

From November to April, Taveuni becomes a hotspot for surfers or at least those in the know. Most of the surf breaks are found off the coast of Qamea and Matangi islands, making the adult-only resorts on the islands the perfect base. Needless to say, the breaks, best left to the intermediate to experienced surfers, are uncrowded and child-free. Check out the breaks with our 5 Surf Spots in Taveuni. Aside from the adults-only Matangi and Qamea resorts, surf trips can also be organised with Tides Reach Resort and Maqai Beach Eco Resort.

Let the watersports continue with private kiteboarding lessons at Vacala Bay Resort. There’s hardly a better place to learn the thrills of harnessing the elements than the warm crystal clear waters off Taveuni. Their KITE FIJI school offers lessons in a safe sandy bottom bay with a few fun wave kickers to tackle once you progress.

Adult-Only Land Activities on Taveuni

We can hardly think of a more relaxing tropical yoga destination than the island of Taveuni. The resorts here and on the surrounding islands know that too, with many offering yoga classes and having a dedicated yoga deck. The adults-only Qamea Resort & Spa is one example, featuring a beachfront yoga sala with mats, blocks and straps available to do self-guided practice. On the same island, Maqai Beach Eco Resort has a resident yoga and pilates instructor offering daily classes to guests. On the main island of Taveuni, Taveuni Island Resort & Spa also has an oceanview yoga deck just outside of their spa complex to further the relaxation.

On the theme of relaxation, the day spas on Taveuni are a sure-fire way to find complete tranquillity, no matter where you are staying. The luxury resorts on Taveuni boast fantastic spas where Fijian massages combined with natural local products is almost always on the table. In fact, the adult-only Qamea Resort & Spa boasts one of the best day spas in Fiji, with its elevated spa deck in the jungle. Find out more about getting pampered on Taveuni with our 7 Best Spas on Taveuni.

Taveuni is a hiking hotspot in Fiji, and normally, we would recommend walks as an excellent adult-only experience as most walks in Fiji are often secluded. However, in the height of the busy season, the popular walks in the Bouma National Heritage Park, apart from an early morning stroll to De Voeux Peak and Lake Tagimaucia, is not likely to feel secluded enough. For this reason, we recommend the islands of Qamea, Matangi and Laucala for secluded hiking in breathtaking environments. All of the islands have resorts, so just ask about local hiking trails and the best birdwatching spots and be on your way.

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Adult-Only Dining on Taveuni

While crowded restaurants are not really an issue here on Taveuni, you can still set the tone for a romantic meal or an adult-only get-together by dining at restaurants exclusively for adults.

Adult-Only Restaurants

Aside from private dining (see below), dining at one of Taveuni adult-only resorts is where you will experience dining free from tantrums and highchairs. Try real Fijian food artfully presented at the Matangi Private Island Resort where local ingredients such as tapioca, taro, breadfruit, coconut and fresh fish are incorporated into every dish. Plus, don’t miss their weekly “lovo” feast where food is traditionally slow-cooked in an underground oven. Those staying on Qamea Island can enjoy the adult-only dining of the Bure Kalau at the Qamea Resort & Spa where guests can enjoy sunset cocktails and afternoon tea every day before dinner.

Private Dining

The way to ensure an adult-only dining experience anywhere in the world is to indulge in private dining. With just the two of you, private dining really sets the scene whether it’s for a special occasion or to simply enjoy each other’s company. A special experience on the Taveuni islands is a private beach picnic. Qamea Resort offers trips to a secluded beach reserved just for you accompanied by a picnic hamper of gourmet food, wine or beer. On Matangi Island, you can enjoy a private candlelit dinner under the stars, while those staying at the private accommodation of Vacala Bay Resort can choose a number of dining locations, being the only guests at the resort.

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Weddings and Honeymoons on Taveuni

Adult-only resorts on Taveuni sure set the tone for romance, so it’s no wonder why they are such as sought-after locations for a special occasion. With that in mind, adult-only resorts and non-adult-only resorts alike offer wedding packages and breathtaking venues to make planning a wedding in paradise simply effortless. Or if a honeymoon is what you’re after, the privacy provided in the luxury villa resorts and adult-only resorts make the perfect setting to start the rest of your lives together. Find out more about planning your special occasion on Taveuni with The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Taveuni.

Explore More of Our Adults-Only Vacation Guide to Taveuni and Fiji

That’s it from the adults-only vacation guide to Taveuni. Discover even more tips in The Complete Adults-Only Vacation Guide to Fiji, as well as gorgeous places to stay across the Fiji islands in the 20 Best Adults-Only Resorts in Fiji.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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