My Wife and I decided to travel to Fiji for our honeymoon, primarily for the diving on the Rainbow Reef. After several internet searches we decided on Lomani, primarily based on the reviews that the owner, Saskia, was very easy to book with and the breadth of information that was provided about the rental on Lomani's website. All the booking went very smooth and Saskia was very helpful in providing information and answering any questions that we had. Upon arrival to Taveuni, we were greeted by Nox (the caretaker's brother) and taken to Lomani. Our first impression was fantastic! The grounds were very lush with flowers, green grass, coconut palm trees, and other assorted fruit trees. The cottage and kitchen were very clean and ready for our use. The view from Lomani on the bluff overlooking the Somosomo Strait is gorgeous every evening. The water in the Somosomo Strait is also gorgeous and you can see parts of a small reef from Lomani looking down to the ocean. From an aesthetics view, you will not be disappointed with Lomani. If you do decide to stay at Lomani, be prepared to cook all meals for yourself, with the exception of some frendly offers by Jon Brown (Garden Caretaker), who will graciously offer to cook some Fijian meals for you to taste. Jon also provided a private Kava ceremony for just my wife and I on the deck one evening. Preparing all your meals is not difficult, you just have to plan for it. A large grocery store is a 3-4 minute drive to the south or a 10-15 minute bike ride with the mountain bikes provided at Lomani. The greatest contribution to our lovely experience at Lomani was the staff. They are all so kind and willing to show you how they live their life on Taveuni. They are always willing to help with rides into town or to Matei. Jon Brown even spent an entire afternoon with us showing us his farm and the local village. When trying to think of a reason why I would not recommend Lomani, I can't find one. To summarize, if you are looking for a very private, secluded place with amazing views Lomani is the place for you. Did I mentioned you get your own private pool? We spent several sunny afternoons after diving just relaxing in the pool. If you plan to dive, Taveuni Ocean Sports (highly recommended for their service) is a 5-minute walk down the road. We were very pleased with our stay at Lomani and would definitely recommend it for future travelers.
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