Bula! á(Fijian for Hello)
It is hard for me to put into works what an amazing place Tavarua is.
My wife and I were lucky enough to be invited by Tom Holbrook of Quiksilver to attend Jeff Booth’s “week”.
Jeff Booth is an ex ASP pro surfer and books a week on Tavarua and then invites friends and in our case – friends of friends.
We flew to Los Angeles – and then flew direct on Air Pacific to the main island of Viti Levu.
We were then taken to a hotel for some breakfast and some time to lounge by the pool.
After our brief rest we loaded a small bus and had a 45 minute drive to where the small boats would take us to the island of Tavarua.
It was a little cloudy / windy / and rainy and “only” 31 degrees celsius.
Upon our arrival we were assigned our bure and our bags and my board were delivered to it.
From there it was a week of paddling / surfing / snorkeling / walking on the beach collecting shells / surfing / eating / fishing / hanging by the pool / surfing / seeing amazing wildlife / meeting and getting to know the other 32 guests on the island / oh and more surfing.
I could go on and on about the trip – but I will let the photos I took do the talking.
The only things to add is that the people on Tavarua (and Fiji in general) are the absolute nicest, most friendly people I have ever met.
The island / surf / food / friends / sea life / etc. all made it an amazing trip – but the people of Tavarua made it a once in a life time experience.
I will be going back many times to come – and you should go too!
Vinaka (Thank you) – to Tom Holbrook / Jeff Booth and all of the staff of Tavarua.