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Somosomo lies on the north west coast of Taveuni. The Somosomo Strait, which runs between Taveuni Island and Vanua Levu, is one of Fiji's best known dive destinations.

As the third largest island in Fiji, Taveuni is know as the Garden Island and has nature reserves harbouring an abundance of native plants and wildlife.

Position 16°46.23'S, 179°58.24'W (anchorage)

Clearance

This is NOT a Port of Entry.

When coming from abroad, the closest port of entry is in Savusavu on Vanua Levu. See Noonsite/Fiji/Clearance.

If coming from another Fijian port, only a cruising permit is needed.

Only in Somosomo is it expected to do 'sevusevu' because the paramount chief of Taveuni resides there.

Last updated August 2015.

Docking

The anchorage in Somosomo is suitable in prevailing Easterlies. During Northerlies a better anchorage can be found behind the barrier reef with the small islets just North of Matei.

There is a rough concrete pier used by inter-island ferries in Waiyevo.

Last updated August 2015.

maunie
maunie says:
Aug 20, 2015 11:50 PM

The provisioning in Somosomo is so-so; usually good fresh veg from roadside stalls, some hardware stores, an (unreliable) ATM and a pretty poor MH 'supermarket' a mile or so north of the village centre. The Indian 'Sun City Supermarket' at Matei has better offerings of branded foods as it caters to the needs of the small tourist resorts there. The Matei anchorage is usually well-sheltered from swell but is windy.

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