Though I stayed at Dolphin Bay for only three nights but I knew that this is the place where my future holiday will be. First night we stayed in the tent, it's not a small camping one as I thought. The tent is pretty big (fits a double bed and a single bed). The bedsheets pillows are clean, drinking water / cups are provided. Second night we moved in one of the Bures, Love the idea of mosquito net, love the Coconut products in the bathroom. Beach mat, towel, hammock are provided, pity that we didn't even have a chance to use them, too many activities to do during our stay.
Facility: outdoor dining was beautiful, dinner with the candle light under the stars spoiled us. Chitchatting with the company who loves traveling and nature like us was good fun. The electricity is on only during certain times. And at night only the lamp and solar light are used. We prefer to go to bed early / get up early to see the sunrise and enjoy the day anyway so that's perfect.
The staffs are absolutely fantastic and very helpful, I love their smiles and friendliness. The cat and dog (what's his name, Lecker?) :-) ,, they are way too smart and funny. Love the way everyone sings goodbye, that was still on my mind.
Activities: snorkeling where we met mr. turtle who has two fish underneath him. He always stays close to the shore. We walked to the next bay, went snorkeling there, highly recommend to swim to the floating board awesome underwater view there, then walked back along the rocks (low tide of course). Diving was stunning, four whitetip sharks were swimming along. I was amazed by the abundance of the marine life in this area.
What I love the most is ... listening to the waves until I fall asleep, no air cond no heater just the wind, a chance to see how beautiful the sky is after dark (never seen that much star before).
Place that I will definitely come back ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat is a small family style dive resort on the Rainbow Reef in Fiji. Accessible by boat only it nestles in a horseshoe bay, surrounded by Rainforest, White Sandy Beach and Palm trees. Minutes to all the dives sites including the world famous white wall, famous for Softcorals, 20+ dive sites to choose from this is the ideal dive spot. Dolphins, Reef Sharks, tropical fish, it's all there, including a PADI dive shop where you can take courses in English or German. Accommodations range from bure with private bathrooms to Jungle Tents with shared bathrooms, all with comfortable beds and mattresses and very close to the beach. Let the soft lull of the waves put you to sleep, sip a glass of wine in your hammock and let the fish go by! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat Hotel Taveuni Island