Visitors stand on the International Date Line on the Island of Taveuni, located in Fiji // (c) 2008 Tim O'Shea / Flickr.com

In what South Pacific country can a visitor stand on the international date line?

Visitors stand on the International Date Line on the Island of Taveuni, located in Fiji // (c) 2008 Tim O'Shea / Flickr.com
Visitors stand on the International Date Line on the Island of Taveuni, located in Fiji // (c) 2008 Tim O’Shea / Flickr.com

Taveuni Island, located in the popular South Pacific travel destination, Fiji, is bisected by the International Date Line. Although the island technically observes one standard timing convention, there is a marker and sign that observes the official location of the International Date Line, where visitors can straddle time by firmly setting one foot in today while the stands in the past.

Often called the Garden Island, Taveuni Island is Fiji’s third largest land mass and is a popular tropical destination for adventure travelers and honeymooners.

Taveuni Island provides a number of top-notch adventure activities both on land and in the water. It is best known for its world-class diving, with easy access to at least 40 dive sites along the Vuna and Rainbow reefs. As with much of the rest of Fiji, the island is home to tremendous snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and other marine buy valtrex online canada activities

Lesser known, but equally impressive are Taveuni Island’s land-based activities. There are more than 100 waterfalls and rivers located on the island, which is also home to the Bouma National Heritage Park. Visitors can enjoy a wealth of eco- and adventure activities, including meandering through nature preserves, coastal walks, rainforest hikes, bird watching and swimming in some of the world’s most beautiful waterfall pools.

Taveuni Island is also home to a number of award-winning hotels, all of which are small, independently owned establishments. Taveuni Palms has earned a number of leading designations, including Top Ten Boutique Hotels in the World, Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotel and Fiji’s Leading Resort. Other award-winning properties on the island include Paradise Taveuni and Taveuni Island Resort and Spa, which have both earned Travelers Choice Awards through Trip Advisor.

Taveuni has also earned a bit of a reputation as a honeymooner’s paradise, because of its scenic setting, its laid-back vibe, and because of the high-level of service offered by the Taveuni Island residents who work at the area resorts.

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