Fiji has consistently been one of the most dreamt about locales in the world and is still a thriving tourism destination. The archipelago consists of around three hundred islands with just over a hundred of them being permanently inhabited. There are many Fiji luxury resorts for visitors to choose from, such as the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa.
One of the most notable islands is Tavenui, which is affectionately referred to as Fiji’s ‘Garden Island’. The island’s rich volcanic soil made it an agricultural hotspot and boasts a vast selection of botanical species, which is how the island got its name. It is one of Fiji’s most popular tourism destinations and contains many attractions such as diving, bush-walking, and bird-watching.
The island’s waterfalls are iconic to the point that a visit to Taveuni would be in vain if one weren’t able to visit the waterfalls at the Bouma National Heritage Park. There are three waterfalls in total, and the first one has the highest drop, of 24m. It is also the most popular of the waterfalls since it visitors are allowed to swim at the base. The waterfall situated at the middle has a drop of 15m, and the highest one ironically has the lowest drop of just 10m.
The national park is situated on the eastern side of the island is accessible by car, although some would say it is more convenient to use a shuttle service. The park itself is quite easy to reach since it is massive and covers about a third of the entire island. Some of the nation’s finest flora and fauna are found within the park, such as the Fiji Fruit Bat and several species of palm that are endemic to the country.
If you are ever considering taking a trip to Fiji, be sure to experience the incredible Garden Island and its national park.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+