Independent review of Garden Island Resort on Taveuni Island in Fiji

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Garden Island Resort Fiji is primarily a dive resort with the close access to the world renowned Rainbow Reef. Onsite scuba diving operator with full service PADI instruction courses, fast covered dive boats and all inclusive dive packages available. Also makes a convenient base for exploring Taveuni, notably the sliding rocks, blowholes and Lake Tagimaucia all accessible along the south west coast.

Recommended For:
  • Adventurous Couples
  • Scuba Diving Enthusiasts
  • Nature and Sightseeing
Quick Facts
  • 28 Rooms
  • Outer Island - Oceanfront Location
  • Restaurant & Bar, Swimming Pool

Garden Island Resort Room Details & Rates

Room Category
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Sleeps
(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Ocean View Room 3 F$ 620
Oceanfront Spa Room 2a+2c or 3a F$ 765

Get these Free Inclusions
Daily Continental Breakfast
Free use of Snorkel Gear and Kayaks

Garden Island Resort Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Ocean Front, facing Rainbow Reef on West Coast of Taveuni, North
  • Getting There:    1 hr 20 mins flight Nadi to Taveuni Airport+5 mins by road
  • Unique Qualities:    Closest resort to Rainbow Reef, excellent base for sightseeing
  • Ideal for:    Couples, Families, Groups, Scuba Diving Enthusiasts
  • Hotel Features:    28 air-con rooms in 2-storey hotel block, Swimming Pool
  • Dining:    Restaurant & Bar at the hotel - no independent restaurants nearby
  • Children Policy:    All ages welcome
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Scuba Diving, Hiking, Bird Watching, Waterfalls, Island Tours
  • The Beach:    No beach - sandy beach on small island 3 mins by boat
  • The Ocean:    Average for swimming - rocky, coral bottom
  • Snorkelling:    Good - offshore from beach, and around small island
  • Other Activities:    Scuba Diving Centre & Game Fishing across road

Hotel Amenities

Garden Island Resort offers 28 air-conditioned rooms. There's no beach and the lagoon offshore is shallow and rocky, but the views from the poolside overlooking the Somosomo Straights towards Vanua Levu are stunning, especially at sunset. Enjoy the afternoon on the white sandy beach of tiny Korolevu Island, ten minutes boat ride from the resort.

Scuba Diving

All dives are on the Rainbow Reef with the closest dive just 10-minutes by boat. Most diving is on shallow patch reefs, usually 10-22m with some challenging tidal currents. Dive sites are not suitable for snorkellers. Daily 2-tank dives depart at 8am and return at 1.00pm. Afternoon dives and night dives can be arranged with a minimum of 4 divers.