Tavarua Island Resort
150 million years ago volcanic eruption conceived over 330 tropical islands in the heart of the South Pacific. tropical forests, rich culture, thriving reefs & white sand beaches forged the island nation now known as Fiji. In the west, a small heart shaped isle was hailed as one of the richest fishing grounds and an octopus outpost for the highest of chiefs. Since then explorers of a slightly different ambition have traveled to this pristine and thunderous reef system.
Dave Clark along with a few other determined adventurers set out to witness and ride the mysterious breaks surrounding the island. It was an experience that would set into motion one of the first true surf camps in history. focused on preservation, sustainability, and cohesion amongst the local villages, Tavarua Island Resort was born.
Relatives of the original chiefly lineage…
We’ve worked together with them for over 30 years. Tavarua is proud to have numerous descendants on staff, spanning over seven generations, our beloved and since passed, “Druku” became the first Fijian surfer and continues to be world renowned.
As one of the first resorts in the world compliant with stoke’s cultural sustainability criteria, we believe it is our responsibility to not only support local heritage by creating growth opportunities for the Fijian people, but to preserve the purity of environment we believe to be an overall birthright.
The Tavarua family has taken great pride in nurturing the endangered species…the Tridacna gigas giant clam is the largest bivalve mollusk in the world! Our Tavarua Tridacnas gigas arrived in June of 2017…starting off smaller then a fingernail our staff and volunteers have reared these special creatures in our on island nursery and now they are in the ocean.