We've been to Papageno resort twice now, it's a 20 minute boat ride from Kadavu airport and Kadavu is about a one hour flight from Nadi. Papageno is remote, and pristine. It is staffed by the locals so when we visit the village, to listen to gospel singing or other cultural activities we are visiting the same people who cook, garden, clean and generally take care of us while we are holidaying. There is a real sense of community and friendship.
It's a marine park outside the resort and I can kayak to the edge of the reef and snorkel serenely above the coral and fishes, its so beautiful looking at the reef that it's a surprise to look up and about at the beauty of the land, the lush vegetation and the volcanic formation of the island. The food is fresh, huge vegetable gardens and fresh coconut oil, which is pressed at Papageno, make this a health retreat without us realising, and lolling about in hammocks above the white sandy beach is the only way to watch the sunset. Love it at Papageno, we will be back. And the accommodation is quite luxurious, sigh.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Papageno Resort, on the untouched island of Kadavu in Fiji, blends world-class scuba diving, fishing, cultural activities and an array of other adventure experiences (snorkeling, free diving, spearfishing, waterfall hiking, kayaking, stand-up-paddle, surfing, etc.) all within a secluded, tranquil and unique oceanfront hideaway with a lush, tropical rainforest backyard setting. Papageno Resort is truly a one-of-a-kind getaway spot that caters to both those looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay or those looking for a bundle of adventure-level water and land experiences, whilst making Papageno feel like your home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Papageno Resort Fiji Hotel Kadavu Island
- Papageno Hotel Fiji
- Papageno Resort Fiji/Kadavu Island