This is a fantastic place to stay - if you are a diver. For non-divers there is little to do - except enjoy the ambience - of which there is plenty. There is no beach in front of the resort - but a short kayak paddle away is a beautiful small island with a great beach. The resort staff was extremely friendly, very helpful, and seemed genuinely pleased we were visiting them - I would not hesitate to return. The atmosphere was relaxing and fun. The staff would spend time with us in the evenings around the kava bowl playing music and giving everyone a chance to experience a different culture. It is what a vacation should be.
The on-site dive facilities are very good - very accomodating - the dive staff was one of the best I have experienced. They were very knowledgable, very friendly, very helpful - they would do everything for us - or nothing for us - depending on what we as divers wanted.
The diving on the Rainbow Reef in the Somasoma Straight was probably the best warm water diving I have ever experienced. I will definitely return.
- 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