That dream of sailing to Tavarua and surfing Cloudbreak on a classic, double-overhead day? Forget it. Tube time comes with a price at Tavarua, where the owners of a surf camp strictly control who's in the lineup on the island's reef breaks - even when the reef is more than a mile offshore. If you're not a guest, don't expect to ride. There are other fine breaks in the chain, from the neighboring island of Namotu (also private) to beach and reef breaks on the nearby Coral Coast. Peak season is March through October, but there are good waves - if you have time to search for them - throughout the calendar.