Our local lagoon is a good couple of square kilometers of flat shallow water, vehicles are parked on the beach amid coconut trees while the village kids love to come and play in the shallows while we kite (5 minutes from our resort, for beginners to experts alike). An hour or so drive down the coast and you come to the end of the road at Lavena Village, this place is untouched inside the National Park & offers a lot waves as well as flat water for intermediate / advanced riders We can cater for every level from medium beginners to advanced & those that prefer flat water and waves. Every trip has an IKO instructor available for support and coaching. We do require at a very minimum that you have completed your lessons and have your own equipment. Equipment: 2 x kites 12/9 or similar, twin tip, surfboard, rash vest/top, booties are recommended.
This Luxury Kiteboarding package is for 2 guests for 10 nights, kiting and exploring the island of Taveuni, IKO instructor support on our butter flat sandy bottom lagoon or inside the outer reef over aqua waters.
- 3 nights on board the resort's 45’ fast sailing catamaran LOOPING, to kite and discover deserted atolls or world class surf breaks
- 7 nights of accommodation in VBR’s luxury private villa for 2 people
- all meals - breakfast, lunch, 4 course dinner
- our selection of house wines and local beer
- kite lesson package with KITE FIJI - equipment included or bring your own (valued at $495 USD)
- Taveuni introductory tour
- daily maid service
- complimentary laundry service
- bath products, robes, in-room safe
- complimentary wi-fi internet
- return airport transport
Non-wind and family activities
Taveuni is home to some of the most beautiful natural wonders and people you can find anywhere in the world. With famous dive sights like the Great White Wall in the Somo Somo Straights rated in the top 5 soft coral dives of the world, game fishing to get you hooked, over 600 waterfalls and inland rivers to discover with water so clean you can drink from the stream. Lavena Coastal tour is a must and leaves everyone blown away with waterfalls emerging from pristine rainforest, out over sheer cliffs and into the blue waters of the South Pacific Ocean.
Village tours and special dinner invitations with traditional cooking and dancing is a favorite, walk the out door markets or discover the locals wet n wild natural rock waterslide park.
What to bring
Kite and boards, bring your own or enquire about kites available. A two kite quiver (e.g. 12 & 9) and twin tip does the trick. The key is to pack light and leave unnecessary weight at home. But don't forget your rash vest/top, and booties are recommended as well. There is no kite shop on the island so a basic spares kit is essential.
Clothes - For the most part shorts, singlet’s and going out thongs is all you will need. We're not trying to impress anyone, unless you suffer from a serious bout of coldism you will only need one jumper and one pair of pants.
Flights Generally speaking this time of year you can get flights Melbourne - Nadi (main island) return between AUD800 - 1000 keeping in mind an additional internal flight to Taveuni Island. This internal flight is partner airline to Fiji Airways, formally Air Pacific. It is important to note that if you fly Fiji Airways, also a QANTAS partner, that your international luggage allowance carries on. If you fly Virgin for example for the main leg you can expect to get be charged fairly heavily for excess luggage on the internal flight. It's important to book early as the internal flight often books out quickly. Melbourne - Nadi - Taveuni return with Fiji Airways is approximately $1100- $1200 expect to pay more during school holidays.
Luggage allowance It's important to check with your carrier. As a general rule the 23kg checked & 7Kg carry on rule applies, so a total 30kg. Most of the airlines are happy to spread the weight if you check in as a group or will allow the kite bag to be more than 23kg (no more than 32kg) if the carry on weighs less than 7kg. Expect to pay some excess for over size luggage even if you are within the 30kg limit.
Your Host: Trent
Trent is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.