Thirty miles off the Eastern coast of Fiji’s largest island ‘Viti Levu’ and surrounded by the Koro Sea is our home — the island of Batiki!
Batiki Island is nestled in the centre of the Lomaiviti Archipelago, surrounded by its tropical neighbours: Ovalau, Wakaya, Gau, Koro, Nairai and many other islands and islets!
Batiki’s is comprised of four villages—Mua, Yavu, Manuku, and Naigani—that are home to the 300 islanders who make up Bula Batiki and who make our Bula Batiki coconut oil.
Nestled in the southwestern corner of the island to the east of Batiki’s interior lagoon, Wainiketei Bay, you’ll find the village of Mua.
Mua is the second largest settlement on the Batiki and is home of the island’s herald chief, Toranibau.
Other families who live Mua are the Tabakaucoro, Vukidonu, Dinadina, Tinivata, Vunivtiko, Tuilaucala, Colati, Marama, Sigaruarua, Loloma, Rasalasea, Tubuanakoro, Lomani, and Sukanatabua families.
Sat at the foot of Vatumatai hill, and overlooking the Nasalisali Reef lies Batiki’s biggest village: Yavu.
Yavu is the home of many families, including the Tokalaulevu, Radelanimati, Suraki, Lewakili, Tuni, Lutu, Tutako, Waqa, Vuturogo, Seavy, Rasalasea, Naitukubaka, Bolabasaga, Digeli, Waqa, Mudu, Soqosoqolevu, Vakatale, Daulevu, Gakula, and Whippy families.
Set upon the beaches of Vatukaca Reef, Naigani Village is Batiki’s smallest community, and home to the Ravaga, Delai, Bogi, Sigaruarua, Matanakibau, and Selabuco families.
As the island’s northernmost settlement, Naigani was particularly affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston in February of 2016.
Settled between Ucuinivatu Point and Cakolau Beach is Batiki’s easternmost village, Manuku. The village is famed for its nearby reefs and the variety of sea life that resides there.
The Tabaki, Vaka, Rakalavo, Tubuna, Rasekaseka, Dayal, Qio, and Tavodi families reside in Manuku Village.