Ono Island is part of the Kadavu Archipelago and lies just northeast of the long island of Kadavu. It’s the outer island of the outer islands and getting there is a fun adventure in itself.
Most guests arrive at the international airport in Nadi and then fly straight on to Vunisea, Kadavu with Fiji Link. These are small aircraft and there can be availability issues on certain days. Make sure that there are seats on the Fiji Link airplane before you proceed with any bookings. If you find that all the flights are booked on the days that you need to travel. Please let us know and we’ll try to figure out the best alternatives for you.
Kadavu to Oneta
Once you land in Kadavu we will be at the airport to greet you and will take you by boat to the resort. It is about an hour boat ride from the Kadavu airport to Oneta depending upon weather. It is a beautiful trip down the length of the island of Kadavu, across the Kadavu passage, and then around to the west side of Ono Island.
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind for the trip: Use the restroom at the Kadavu airport before getting on the boat. You will have to take off your shoes, roll up your pants, and wade out to the boat. Also have your sunscreen available for sun protection and your camera at the ready to take some pictures. At your request (and at the boat captain’s discretion) we can stop along the way on one of the beautiful beaches for a swim, a snack, and some fresh coconut water.
Should the Fiji Link flights be sold out you have a couple of other options to consider. Call us for help. It is possible to charter a plane or helicopter through ISLAND HOPPERS. It is more expensive than Fiji Link but if you are coming with a large group, a plane charter might just be worth it. PACIFIC ISLAND AIR has seaplanes for charter that will take you directly to our beach. While the expense is significant it is certainly the fastest way to arrive at the resort.
Travel by Ferry
There is a weekly ferry that sails from Suva to Kavala Bay to Vunisea, then back to Suva. Kavala Bay is the closest stop to Ono Island. The ferry is actually the way that we get most of our supplies to Oneta Resort because it not only transports people but also food staples, building materials, livestock, and anything else that might need to be shipped to the outer islands. This method of travel is the most economical as well as providing the most exposure to local culture. It leaves Suva around 10pm and arrives at Kavala Bay around 6am.
We strongly recommend if you attempt to travel with the ferry that you get the first class tickets to secure a seat. The alternative is to grab a spot on the floor. Traveling by ferry is one of the more interesting ways to travel around Fiji but it takes a special kind of traveler to appreciate it. The website for the ferry is www.goundarshipping.com.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about traveling to Oneta Resort and will be happy to answer them all. Contact Us >