Perched right in the middle of the Lomaiviti Archipelago, and just thirty miles off the Eastern coast of the Fijian mainland lies the small islet of Batiki.
Batiki’s four villages—Yavu, Mua, Manuku, and Naigani—are home to the three hundred islanders who make Bula Batiki coconut oil.
Located in the southwestern corner of Batiki just in front of the island’s interior lagoon—Wainiketei Bay—you’ll find Mua Village, the island’s second-largest settlement. Mua is home to the island’s herald chief, Toranibau.
If you’ve received a jar from the Tabakaucoro family, you will know that your jar has been sent straight from Mua Village.
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, Tunis, Wippy, Rasalasea, Tokala, Vakatale, and Mudu families.
Naigani Village is Batiki’s smallest, and northernmost community, and home to the Ravaga, and Selabuco families.
Set upon the beaches of Vatukaca Reef, Naigani was particularly affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston in February of 2016.
Nestled 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, Kalawa and Vaki families reside in Manuku Village.