BUS services to the southern and northern tips of Taveuni have been suspended until road conditions improve, says Pacific Transport manager Prakash Sami.
He said the condition of the road at both ends of the island was pathetic and no bus company would think of letting their buses operate on such roads.
"When Blacktop was operating on the island, it was a bit good but their work was really slow," he said.
"Now that they have stopped working the situation has deteriorated.
"The condition of the roads in Navakawau, Vuna, Qarawalu and Qeleni including Lavena and Bouma in the north end have never been this bad."
Mr Sami said they've had to fork out money to repair their buses.
"We know that this will affect people on the island but we cannot help it as we have to save our buses too," he said.
Vuna farmer Viliame Ratakele said they've had hiccups with bus service because of the condition of the roads.
"We have to spend at least $70 to get to the shopping centre in Naqara and the government services in Waiyevo," he said.
"The road conditions have really affected our livelihood and we're pleading with the authorities to step in and take necessary action," he said.
Fiji Roads Authority CEO Neil Cook said he had visited the southern tip of Taveuni and was aware of the villagers' concerns.
"It's clear they've suffered years of under-investment — FRA will put this right as our work program rolls out over the coming months and years," he said.
"Not only do we have issues with roads but we also have a major challenge with bridges, so we need to address that backlog of replacement and maintenance over the next few years to ensure Fiji's roads network delivers for the people.
"Work is already underway on Taveuni and there has been a lot of work done over recent months."