Independent review for Papageno Resort on Kadavu Island in Fiji

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Papageno Resort Fiji is a small intimate beach resort in Malawai Bay on the north coast of Kadavu. Access is by boat only adding to the intimacy of this resort. The resort is aimed primarily at cultural travellers and scuba divers and prides itself on its organic gardens and home style atmosphere. Non motorised water activities are free of charge and daily diving trips to the Astrolabe Reef can be arranged.

Recommended For:
  • Adventurous Couples & Families
  • Scuba Diving Enthusiasts
  • Nature Lovers with Hiking Trails
Quick Facts
  • 10 Bures
  • Outer Island - Beachfront Location
  • Restaurant & Bar - Dive Centre

Papageno Resort Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Beach Front, in secluded bay, on North Coast of Kadavu, Southern Fiji
  • Getting There:    40 mins flight Nadi to Kadavu Airport + 30 mins by boat
  • Unique Qualities:    Eco resort, surrounded by rainforest, in secluded bay - great diving
  • Ideal for:    Couples, Singles, Diving Enthusiasts
  • Hotel Features:    10 Plantation style Bungalows, Games Room
  • Dining:    Restaurant & Bar at the hotel - no independent restaurants nearby
  • Children Policy:    All ages welcome
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Hiking, Bird Watching, Boat Trips, Village Visits
  • The Beach:    Good - medium fine sand, backed by tropical forest and palm trees
  • The Ocean:    Average for swimming - too shallow at low tide
  • Snorkelling:    Good - offshore from beach and on outer reef
  • Other Activities:    Scuba Diving, Game Fishing, Kayaking

Room Information

The four rooms are located in a lodge style room at the back of the property facing a small stream and backed by tropical rain forest. Each room has private access from the front. All rooms are fully serviced and have ceiling fans and screen windows

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. garden room - bath
. garden room - in
. deck

Garden Bures and Ocean Front Bures are located in amongst a coconut plantation with landscaped gardens and are set back about 15 metres from the Beach Front. Ocean bures are well spaced apart and offer several different configurations from couples to groups or families.

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. ocean bure
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. bathroom

Hotel Amenities

Papageno has a picturesque beach although the lagoon is shallow at low tide. The resort offers excellent diving with some excellent dive sites offshore as well as access to the world acclaimed soft corals of the Astrolabe Reef. Diving is offered on one of four boats including a new 28ft specialist dive boat; the resort has new Scuba-pro BCDS, REGs and gear. Apart from diving, game fishing is excellent, there are lots of soft adventure activities and cultural appreciation is encouraged - Kadavu is home to several endemic species and the rare Kadavu Shining Parrots are commonly seen in the gardens.