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Taveuni Island Resort, Fiji

Taveuni Island Resort

Set on a hillside on Fiji's third largest island, Taveuni Island Resort is poised between the forested mountains of Bouma National Heritage Park inland and some of the world's finest diving just offshore in the Somosomo Strait.

It’s a small and intimate lodge with rooms that are hand-crafted from local woods and materials. Each room has cool tiled floors, air conditioning, private outdoor courtyard showers, small kitchenettes and ocean views.You can easily reach the beach by walking for two minutes down the hill.

From the resort, you can participate in a range of watersports. The whole resort has the feel of a retreat but is also a popular destination for divers.

Our rating: Deluxe

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Rooms

You can choose from three different villa types: a luxury ocean-view villa, a luxury oceanfront villa, and the Grande Matalau Villa.

All the villas have floor-to-ceiling windows with views over the Somosomo Strait and the resort’s tropical gardens, air conditioning, an in-room safe, indoor and outdoor showers and Wi-Fi. They also come with their own kitchenette in which you can prepare your own snacks and drinks.

The Grande Matalau Villa also has its own private plunge pool, chef and butler service.

Location

Taveuni Island Resort sits on the northern tip of Fiji’s third largest island, Taveuni, also known as the ‘Garden Island.’ From the resort, you’re only a short boat ride from world-renowned dive sites such as Eel Reef and the Great White Wall. You’re also a short car ride from Bouma National Heritage Park, home to hiking trails and over 100 bird species.

Food and drink

The property has one restaurant where all your meals are served. It often serves up local meats sourced from the resort’s organic farm. The dining room is situated on a large, open-air covered patio which overlooks the Somosomo Strait. Meals range from rack of lamb to freshly filleted fish, but all dietary requirements can be accommodated.

Families

Please note that children under the age of 15 are not permitted at the resort.

Facilities and activities

From the resort you can take part in activities such as diving and game fishing along with a variety of non-motor-powered water sports like kayaking and paddle boarding. The resort has a large outdoor plunge pool with views over the Somosomo Strait. You can also take a short car journey to Bouma National Heritage Park to walk its various hiking trails.

Our opinion

This property has a hideaway feel, and its greatest asset is its panoramic views over the Somosomo Strait. It’s a good fit if you’re interested in diving the strait and relaxing in an intimate resort.

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