After flying into Nadi on Viti Levu (‘The Big Island’), the flight to Taveuni is a picturesque 1 hour flight.  Sometimes the plane will fly direct to Taveuni whilst others times it will stop first at Savusavu on Vanua Levu (Fiji’s second biggest island), only 15 minutes from Taveuni.

The flight is an experience in itself demonstrating the beauty and wonders of the South Pacific.

Upon arrival at Taveuni airport you will be greeted by Tukana (our caretaker) who will drive you to Lomani (about 5kms from the airport).  Tukana will introduce you to Lomani and answer any questions you might have.  He can make recommendations on attractions and sights, transport, restaurants and shopping.  You may choose for total privacy and not wish to see Kutana until he picks you up and returns you to the airport. Alternatively you may ask Kutana to make arrangements for you to visit sights and attractions, shopping and restaurants etc.

Kelera is our housekeeper at Lomani.  Kelera will ensure Lomani is ready for your arrival.  In the spirit of privacy and seclusion, you will not be disturbed during your stay for housekeeping unless you request otherwise. 

Kelera is available to provide housekeeping services as required at a rate of FJD$5 per hour (paid directly to Kelera in cash).

Kelera’s husband, Inoki, assists Tukana in maintaining the property including the gardens, pool and solar equipment. 

Tukana, Kelera and Inoki will be able to assist you with valuable local knowledge and recommendations as you require.

In terms of dining options, there are many local restaurants and also the option of utilising Lomani’s fully self-contained to cook yourself should you choose.  Arrangements have also been made with two of the leading local restaurants to deliver meals to you at Lomani offering a range of Western and Fijian choices with information provided at Lomani.  We can also offer you a very romantic traditional Fijian dinner served under the moonlight at Lomani along with the local drink kava.

On a typical day at Lomani we awake not long after dawn, woken by the rays of morning sunlight and the sound of singing birds and swaying palms.  We look out over the clear blue water from our four poster king size bed and consider our plans for the day ahead.

The first decision to be made is who tours the gardens to pick fruit for a morning juice and fruit platter for breakfast. 

Eventually the excitement of the day ahead tempts us from our bed but only as far as the pool for a refreshing swim.  We look over the infinity edges of the pool out across the Somosomo Straits hoping to sight dolphins frolicking or schools of fish as we consider the day ahead.

On this particular day we have chosen to visit Bouma Falls and Lavena Walk.  Bouma Falls offers a series of breathtaking waterfalls to swim in and hike between and scenic picnic spots.  Lavena Walk also has much to offer including an adventurous hike and river crossing, a surfbreak all to yourself and a visit to a local traditional Fijian village.

We attempt to fit in as much as we can in this uniquely adventurous and breathtaking paradise before succumbing to the desire to indulge ourselves on the deck overlooking the pool and the clear blue water with a cocktail in hand.

With these indulgences in mind, and our sense of adventure satisfied, we retreat to the privacy of our Lomani paradise.

The afternoon is spent taking cooling swims, sipping cocktails sitting in a hammock and attempting to read whilst being distracted by the views and emerging sunset to the west of Lomani.

As the most beautiful sunset one could ever hope to see sets in over the water to the west, we consider our dinner options.  Do we dine at a local restaurant, seek take away or prepare our own BBQ or even more adventurous local curry? Maybe we indulge ourselves in a traditional Fijian dinner served beside the pool under candlelight.  We could complement our local curry with some local kava (a local Fijian drink made from Kava plant roots) using the kava bowls at Lomani.

We ultimately finish our day with a refreshing dip followed by a romantic outdoor shower under the palms and stars above before retiring to bed to fall asleep to the sounds of water washing up on the shore and thoughts of our dreams for tomorrow and beyond.