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Indiana
Reviewed 13 November 2012

We stayed at Garden Island Resort oct/Nov 2012 and had a wonderful time. There were 5 of us that came for a scuba diving vacation. The dive staff was wonderful and took very good care of us and took specail care for some of the novice divers. The reefs were full of life with lots of critters to see. The...

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3Thank Janie1976
Melbourne
Reviewed 10 November 2012

First of all...who is CHI International? Do not be fooled they are not part of the acclaimed CHI Hotels & Resorts. This is a poorly managed family business an I have no idea how they have achieved a 4 and a half star rating on tripadvisor. Whilst Fiji is a great destination and the diving was spectacular, it was unfortunately...

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9Thank V79
CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at Garden Island Resort, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear of your unfortunate experience at Garden Island and we appreciate your feedback. We have discussed your situation with management and will be addressing issues that need to be improved. We're glad you were able to remain objective and appreciate the beauty and splendor of the resort. We hope we will be able to dive with you...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Food poisoning, Poor Dive Shop (bump & smash your dive gear) & new owners that never went to "hotel school." I was there during the 2d week of October, when the owners' relatives were visiting. I can't explain the whole, awful experience in 200 words or less so: Honestly, stay-away from this place. The"new" design is straight out of an...

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6Thank jules V
Perth
Reviewed 20 October 2012

I came to the Garden Island Resort back in August of 2012 and I just wanted to say that this place is awesome. I came on this trip on my own and I made friends fast. The resort wasn't that busy at the time a large group checked out the day I arrived but there were still plenty of guests...

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2Thank Ben F
Wash, DC
Reviewed 16 October 2012

We spent almost two weeks in Fiji, at both Garden Island (Taveuni) and Wananavu Resort(Raki Raki on Viti Levu, Bligh Waters). Diving at both locations was excellent, quality of dive operations was dramatically different with Garden Island rating poorly. We chose Garden Island on Taveuni primarily because it is the closest hotel to Rainbow Reef in the Somosomo Strait. The...

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5Thank dcJ34
CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at Garden Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write such a detailed review, and we are glad to know you enjoyed our hotel services and facilities. We sincerely apologise for your unfortunate experience with our dive operation. There have been some recent changes, but safety remains high on our priority list, and we will ensure that this is clearly communicated and...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 11 October 2012

We were quite disappointed after reading the many positive reviews. Our main reason for visiting Fiji was to dive and relax. While Garden Island has nice rooms and beach loungers overlooking the ocean, my praise for this place stops there. In a place where fresh water is in limited supply, this resort has large soaker tubs on each patio (however,...

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5Thank scubagirl302
CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at Garden Island Resort, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear of your unfortunate experience at Garden Island and we appreciate your feedback. We have discussed your situation with management and will be addressing issues that need to be improved. We hope you will give us the opportunity to extend our hospitality to you again.

Carl Junction, MO
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Lead a trip to Garden Island Resort last week. What a great operation! I take large and small groups to dive destination vacations, and this one was a no-brainer for me. They took crazy-good care of everyone, by the end of the first day, the staff knew everyone's name and made us all feel at home. The dive operation is...

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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at Garden Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouraging review and we're glad you and your group enjoyed your stay and the dives. We look forward to welcoming you back when we have our new and improved operations running.

Kuranda, Australia
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Lovely recently renovated hotel on the beach, a superb dive spot by all accounts but we were a birding trip and thus of not so much interest to the dive-centric management. Lovely rooms, very nice staff, pleasant restaurant but trying too hard to be trendy with the menu- the fish soup was a disaster! Sad to see the new American...

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1Thank Phil G
CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at Garden Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to write such an encouraging review. We're glad you were able to enjoy all the beauties of Taveuni Island and our amenities to compliment it. In regards to the fruit bats, it is Garden Islands' policy to treat all wildlife as part of the beautiful landscape of the island and definitely an...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 September 2012

We can't say enough good things about Garden Island Resort. Fiji is a world-class destination for diving. If the diving is excellent, we are not very picky about the accommodations, just needing a good bed, a good shower, and good food. However, GIR surpasses this by a LOT. The most wonderful thing is the staff, and in fact all the...

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San Clemente, California, United States
Reviewed 13 September 2012

I miss everyone at the Garden Island so much! My new husband and I were married this past August 18th 2012 at the Garden Island Resort villa, which is their second location: a beautiful 4 bedroom home just above the sand overlooking the ocean (see the picture of our magical gazebo!) And please just imagine two whales breaching in the...

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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at Garden Island Resort, responded to this review

On behalf of everyone at Garden Island congratulations again, and thank you for your kind review. We're happy to have made your special day extra memorable and hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay with us. Thanks again, and we look forward to welcoming you both back to your tropical island home.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: Waiyevo | Waiyevo, Taveuni Island, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Taveuni Island
Price Range: $189 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Garden Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Garden Island Hotel Taveuni Island
Garden Island Taveuni
Garden Island Resort Fiji/Taveuni Island
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