Nature has done most of the work to make Toberua Island like nowhere else on earth. She has been lavish in her gifts of unspoiled natural beauty, warm weather and a location which is easily reached yet set apart from the busy, tarnished tourist routes.
Stepping on to the white, sandy beach of Toberua (pronounced Tom-berua), you immediately find yourself in a totally new world. Just 4 acres when the tide is in, around 20 when it retires twice a day.
Getting to Toberua is very easy and many of our first-time guests say that "getting there is half the fun!" Once you’ve landed in Nadi, Fiji’s International Airport, it is recommended that you take a domestic connection to Nausori (though you may also travel to Suva by road).These connections have regular flights throughout the day. From Auckland it’s best to fly direct to Suva with Air Pacific. From Nausori (Suva) airport you will be collected by your friendly and smiling taxi driver for the short and interesting journey through Fijian countryside to Nakelo Landing; here the Toberua Island launch will be waiting to speed you down the Navaloa River, past Fijian villages and waving children, traditional and intriguing fish traps - then out to sea for the last leg of your journey and arrival at Toberua.
To maintain your privacy, the resort has built only 15 bures on the island. Extremely comfortable for two people; very comfortable indeed for a small family. Each bure is set right on the water’s edge. As you cross the patio and enter your ’island home’ you will be impressed by the height of the ceiling, soaring 28 feet above you. Paradoxically, in addition to offering you all modern conveniences including electricity, en- suite, refrigerator and round-the-clock hot water, your bure has been constructed in the traditional Fijian style.
Dining & Entertainment
Meals are usually eaten outside, especially in the evenings, when they are taken under the stars. You’ll hear the beating of the lali (Fijian drum) when the chef is ready to tempt you to the island cooking.
Complimentary morning and afternoon tea is also served outside the bar. Waitresses will bring you the menu wherever you are to take your lunch and dinner orders.
Nothing quite equals candles on snowy linen, stars above and gentle guitars accompanied by the murmur of the ocean to make mealtimes occasions to remember forever. The menus are international in flavour but there is also a choice of many intrinsically Fijian taste temptations, together with others drawn from Fiji’s Indian and Chinese communities. Nature has surrounded the island with a bounteous sea and they obtain their fresh sea foods from local fishermen who bring their catches right to the beach. Crayfish, prawns (in season), lobster and a myriad of unique crustacea provide irresistible attraction at the table - as do constant supplies of luscious tropical fruits.
Dining alone in your bure is no problem, just say so and your meals will be brought to you there. If you have young children the resort prefers they eat an early dinner.
SNORKELING (complimentary) - Snorkelling trips to the Toberua Passage are daily and snorkelling from the island is good at any time. Masks, flippers and snorkels are all available for no charge from the marina bure on the beach.
SAILING (complimentary) The Hobie Cat is available for your free use. One of their experienced boatmen are able to take you, usually at high tide.
FISHING (charges do apply) - Tackle and lines are available at the marina and an experienced fisherman will accompany you almost any time you feel like it. There are rods and reels available for your use.
PICNIC TRIPS - 1/2 DAY (charges do apply)- They arrange regular picnics to the uninhabited white sand cays Nasatabu where you can enjoy snorkelling, swimming and sun bathing with good company and beautiful food - normally Wednesday or Sunday.
The Toberua Passage, within minutes of Toberua Island, offers a wide variety of diving spots from coral heads to 60 foot walls and cracks suitable for both novice and experienced divers ... the diving here is recognized as some of the best in Fiji. Toberua has its own resident PADI Dive Instructor and a full range of courses are offered, from Introductory Resort dives through to Dive Master qualification. We can also arrange for the necessary equipment for currently certified divers. Two or three day diving cruises to explore surrounding reefs and islands are also available.
Toberua takes great pride in declaring a long-term commitment to preserving the unique and fragile heritage of the reefs, islands and mangrove estuaries in the close vicinity. NASAMILA MANGROVE FOREST - 1/2 day trip (charges do apply) - The tour takes you through the thickest forest where you can view the mangroves by open boat and learn the important role mangroves play in preserving coastal areas providing a breeding ground for many types of fish and crabs, stimagesing a food chain that provides a substance for living for many villages. The tour has two options enabling visitors to walk one way through rural farming countryside and boat one way through the mangroves or boat both ways. Duration of the tour is 2-3 hours and coincides with high tide. All tours are accompanied by a local knowledgeable guide. VILLAGE TRIPS - 1/2 DAY - This is normally on a Monday and you will visit either Dromuna or Vatani - the two neighbouring villages.
BIRD ISLAND TRIPS - 2-3 hrs (charges do apply). Visit Mubualau, a small uninhabited island 3km east of Toberua. Resting area for a large colony of Red footed Boobies. Other birds to be seen are Grey Crested Terns, Reef Herons, Fruit Bats or flying Fox, Swamp Barrier and Noddys. Also see several types of crabs and reptiles along with the black and white banded sea snakes. Tours to Mabualau from Toberua are accompanied by the resort’s own expert guide who will share detailed knowledge of the island’s plants, animals, local legends and ethnomedicine.
Toberua is ideal for your honeymoon or wedding ... Toberua offers an ideal location for a wedding. Privacy, no more than 30 guests. You can book the island. The setting - on the beach, by the pool, or among the gardens.