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Garden Island Resort

Waiyevo, Taveuni Island Fiji
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#8 of 9 hotels in Taveuni Island
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Bar / lounge
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Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Water park
Water sport equipment rentals
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Car hire
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
On-demand films
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Hair dryer
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KiheiRay wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
This is our second dive trip to Fiji. We have just finished a ten day stay at the Garden Island Resort. The manager, Leba, runs a tight ship. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The views from our room were stunning. The staff was so friendly. The Chef was inspired -such good food. We did twenty one dives. All were spectacular. The dive shop is top notch. I blew a dump valve on my BC and had to use a rental BC. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the quality and maintenance of their dive gear. Our boat captain Sam was a jewel. The absolute best were the dive guides, Leo, Annie, and Lie. If you had a particular creature or coral species in mind, the would usually find it.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from colonialhk, Owner at Garden Island Resort
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Dear KeheiRay, Thank you very much for the positive feedback. We're so happy that you had a great time with us. Our staff are one of the prides of our resort. We look forward to your return to dive your third trip in Fiji. Regards, Phil.
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Bardy65 wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions
Bula Bula...Just got back from a 1 week stay at Garden Island Resort,Taveuni, Fiji Staff was unbelievable. From the time we arrived, they knew us by name, and were attentive to all our needs. Special call out to the dive staff, Lii, for his special treatment of a few of our less experienced divers, Anna, Leo and their team for great boating/diving experience. Mary, Shady, Diva and the rest of the restaurant/bar staff were over the top. On the 1st day, my wife mentioned she couldn’t have bread due to gluten intolerance; and every meal thereafter they had special gluten free baked goods for her ... without being asked, or the baskets of tappa every afternoon. Fiji was a beautiful experience we will never forget, and we will go back to the Garden Island Resort again someday. Vinaka vaka levu !!! 😎
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jet59858496007, receptionist at Garden Island Resort
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Thank you so staying with us and so very happy that you have enjoyed your stay. Hope to see again in the near future!
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Scubasheryl wrote a review Oct 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
From the time we arrived in Taveuni Fiji until we left, we have nothing but positive things to say. The people and staff are extremely happy and friendly and felt like family by the end of the week. The rooms were perfect-Very roomy and modern. We had a lovely oceanfront room with a patio. There were fresh flowers in the room every day adding to the ambience of the Fijian way. The food was excellent with a nice variety of choices freshly prepared. I personally never had a bad meal. Our main purpose of the trip was diving. The dive shop was right on site which took care of all of our gear. Our gear was on the boat loaded for us every day and was rinsed for us by the staff as well. The captain and dive masters really took into account the tides and currents to give us the best dive sites for the day and allowed us to dive the maximum amount of time. Nitrox is on site! 5 star dive operation! We will definitely go back to this resort!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from colonialhk, Owner at Garden Island Resort
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Dear Scubasheryl, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're very happy that you had a good time with us. We look forward to your return. Regards, Phil.
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Steve R wrote a review Oct 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada22 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I truly had a fantastic time, and adventure while staying at this Resort! The property is beautifully kept and thoughtfully designed with a typical South Pacific feel dipped in luxury. Our room was nicely appointed and had a spacious balconies, from where we could enjoy breathtaking sunsets. There is a peaceful and tranquil feel to this property, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The food at this resort was absolutely delicious, with a fun and exciting local culinary influence. The bar was welcoming and had a plethora of drink choices. If you love to scuba dive or snorkel then this is a brilliant choice! The dive team is helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, and excited to indulge you in some outstanding water adventures. Highly Recommend
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Jet59858496007, Receptionist at Garden Island Resort
Responded 19 Oct 2019
Thank you so very much that you have enjoyed your stay with us,hope to see you again in the near future
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Melissa wrote a review Oct 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the place to stay on the island. Owner worked at 5Star hotels in major cities and knows top quality service. I bought diving package with food and would suggest to buy the food packages. Each morning they have a new menu to chose your lunch and dinner from. This way they don’t waste food, and you get the best quality each time. Rooms... wow! So much space, so clean, so relaxing, and love the huge shower to come to after my diving. Location is the best for diving. They have their own dive shop, and so close to all the reefs. Because we were so close, my group was the first to dive site Great White Wall (top wall dive in the world) and got to enjoy it peaceful before all the other divers got there. All other sites perfect and so much life everywhere. Garden Island divemasters have the most experience on the whole island! And last dive of the trip, I even had two manta rays swim by to say hope you enjoyed your stay...Amazing! The staff were amazing, so kind and helpful. The greeting when you arrive and leave was something I still smile about. Thank you Phil and Garden Island Resort for a perfect holiday, and can’t wait to be back again.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from colonialhk, Owner at Garden Island Resort
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Dear Melissashanghai, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a reply. It was a pleasure to meet you and it was nice having a dive with you as well. I hope you're able to return. Regards, Phil.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden Island Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Garden Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Garden Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Garden Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Garden Island Resort?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Garden Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Garden Island Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Garden Island Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Garden Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Garden Island Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.