I have a stressful job, and the two weeks we spent at Garden Island Resort were pure heaven. Don't let the slightly bumpy ride to the resort fool you. You couldn't ask for a more idyllic location -- literally walk out the sliding door of our room and stare at clear blue ocean water. Perhaps sit in the hammock under the coconut trees and read a book. Or swim in the pool. Or walk out to the pier w/ a tasty beverage to watch the sunset. Utter relaxation, no other way to put it.
The diving is phenomenal -- world class -- and just a ten minute boat ride from the resort. And the dive shop is just a couple hundred yards from the rooms. Super easy, and super helpful dive staff.
The food is delicious (I dream about the roasted/toasted coconut), and the sangria dangerously tasty. You have to order your dinner that morning when you have breakfast, which means thinking ahead when you're in vacation slow mode. But I ended up liking the process b/c at dinner, you just sit down and have your food brought to you. It's pretty efficient.
All of the staff are friendly and helpful, and in particular the owner of the resort, Phil, knows hospitality like nobody else.
I had a couple of massages while I was at the resort -- outside overlooking over the ocean. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, but the masseuse really knew how to work out those knots (did I mention I have a stressful job). Awesome.
I can't wait to come back to Garden Island Resort on Taveuni. A winner of a resort, and a winner of a vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wake up to beautiful panoramic views of the ocean and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves at award-wining Garden Island Resort on Taveuni, Fiji. With world class dive sites only moments away, and a coastal 9-hole golf course at your pleasure, there are a bevy of recreational pursuits to be enjoyed including coastal walks, bird watching, hiking, natural waterfalls and horse riding to name a few. Comprising of 15 Ocean front suites with a private patio, and 15 Ocean view rooms fully refurbished with private balconies, each room offers a private space for luxurious comfort and personalised service making Garden Island Resort your home away from home. Garden Island Resort is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort with a fully equipped dive centre on site with professional and friendly dive crew offering PADI courses, and nitrox for advanced divers. Only 15 minutes away from the Rainbow Reef and over 20 dive sites, you are only moments away from world class diving and amazing soft coral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garden Island Hotel Taveuni Island
- Garden Island Taveuni