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Preparing your trip to Taveuni: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Taveuni 1. The temperature is quite comfortable all year round here. It is 28-35°C depending on the season. If you go to Taveuni during the rainy season from December to April, keep in mind that the humidity is high here. It is often cloudy during the day but warm at the same time. It rains mostly in the evening or at night.
2. You need to bring light clothing with sleeves, a headdress, and sunscreen. All this will help you protect yourself from the sun.
3. Many couples choose the island as their wedding destination. By the way, marriage registered in Fiji is recognized as official in almost all countries of the world.
4. Local people do not use cars on Taveuni. There are almost no highways here. But you can ride a horse or bike. You can use a boat or helicopter to move between the Islands.
5. As a rule, there is no special dress code on the territory of hotels. However, you should dress modestly when you visit villages. You should also avoid appearing in sports or beachwear on the streets. It is permissible to wear a hat only to the chief of a tribe or community. Copyright
6. The locals speak English but with an unusual accent. However, you can understand them. You should not have communicating problems.
7. The Fijian dollar is the local currency. You can easily pay with a card in hotels. However, you need to have a certain amount of cash for excursions, souvenirs, and purchases in small shops.
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8. Please note that all Bank branches and exchange offices are closed on weekends. The exchange office on the territory of the airport and several exchange offices that are opened on Saturday until 12 PM are exceptions.
9. Most likely, you will not be able to withdraw money from a foreign card through an ATM. Therefore, you should stock up on cash in advance.
10. You can leave a tip to the hotel's maid. It is not customary to tip in restaurants and cafes. This is perceived as a favor or disrespect by the locals.
11. It is recommended to use local phone cards for calls. You can buy them at the airport, post offices or telephone operators' offices. You can also buy a SIM card from a local operator.
12. Wi-Fi works well in almost all hotels. Therefore, Skype and e-mail will be available.
13. You should take off your shoes before entering the house of local residents.
14. You should not talk loudly or shout. Try to show respect and say compliments when you visit local communities. It is recommended to present small souvenirs to the chief or owners of the house where you are staying.
15. The schedule of the shops is quite chaotic. This is due to the fact that Fijians are not very punctual. If you find a souvenir or the right item, it will be better to buy it immediately. You should also ask the owner about the working hours of the shop.
16. Please note that almost everything will be closed at the weekend.
17. It is recommended to get vaccinated against cholera, typhoid, hepatitis B, and polio in advance. You should definitely take repellents with you if you plan to visit villages and make trips to the jungle. Mosquitoes are carriers of diseases such as tropical fever and dengue fever. They are not found everywhere. But it is recommended not to forget about mosquito nets.
18. The water is mostly chlorinated here. It is harmless in theory. But it is recommended to use bottled or boiled water for drinking and brushing your teeth so that there are no problems with acclimatization. Of course, you should not forget to wash your hands.
19. The sun is quite aggressive in the region. Therefore, you should wear a t-shirt even when swimming. You can get burned even in the water during daylight hours.
20. There are no dangerous animals on Taveuni. However, it is better to enter the water in special slippers. Sharp pieces of coral are often brought to the shore. Sea urchins are also found here. Sharks are also found in coastal waters. But mostly these are fairly small species that are not dangerous to humans.
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6. For drinking and hygiene procedures, use only boiled or bottled water.
7. Roads and cars are only available on Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Moving from one island to another is most convenient on a boat.
8. For security reasons, while traveling through the archipelago, you should not participate in political demonstrations or walk in the Indian quarters of Suva and Nadi late in the evening. To get to the hotel from a nightclub or bar, it is better to call a taxi.
9. Fijian banks are open from Mondays to Thursdays, from half past nine in the morning to three in the afternoon (up to four on Fridays). The bank at Nadi Airport is open twenty-four-hours-a-day. … Open
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