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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 24 August 2012

This is a great story of how we ended up at Garden Island Resort. My husband and I went on our honeymoon and stayed at The Koro Sun Resort on SavuSavu for 2 weeks. By the end of the second week, we had about 4 days left and had to get out of that place. The Koro Sun was terrible...

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

Bula Mandy, Congratulations to you and your husband on your recent wedding and thank you for taking the time to share the story of your honeymoon with us. All of us here at Garden Island are so pleased that after days of disappointment and heartache you were able to find comfort, relaxation and the honeymoon you deserved, if only for...

San Mateo, California
Reviewed 10 August 2012

The hotel and nearby (50') away dive store/daily dive boat provider are an excellent matched pair. The end result is a relaxing exciting dive vacation. The staff at both enterprises are dedicated to your satisfaction. This is the real deal, a package that is well thought out and executed. Luxury accommodations and on site provider of all the things you'll...

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

Bula! Don, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Garden Island and that our friendly staff, luxury accommodations and our world class diving enabled you to have a memorable vacation. Thanks again, we hope to have you back with us at Garden Island soon.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2012

We stayed at the Garden Island Resort early June 2012 for some 9 days and did not cease to be impressed with the resort, its staff, the kitchen, the diving facilities and the overall experience. The lack of big numbers of other guests at the time of our stay, belies the resort's facilities and service provided but certainly did not...

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Parker, Colorado
Reviewed 31 May 2012

On March 24, we left from Colorado to travel to the island of Fiji for a week long dive trip. We were meet at the airport on Taveuni by the owner of the Garden Island Resort, Phil. Phil packed the air conditioned van with all of our luggage and drove us to the resort where we were greeted by the...

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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 our hospitality and the world class diving we provide. I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Phil, Mark and all the rest of the Garden Island staff. Again thanks for the great review, we hope to...

Perth
Reviewed 29 May 2012

My wife and I came to the Garden Island Resort for 5 days and dove for 4 days at the end of May. First off the fact that upon arriving to the Resort the entire staff and management were there to greet us and sang the "Bula" song was incredible. As we checked in the staff brought our bags to...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We're glad you were able to enjoy the world class diving and our hospitality. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Mark, Sean and all the other staff at Garden Island and are glad they were able to take care of you and...

Chamonix, France
Reviewed 27 May 2012

My husband and I stayed at Garden Island for 11 days in May and had a terrific time. The diving was spectacular and we were lucky enough to have the right conditions to dive Great White Wall, Annie's Bombing, Cabbage Patch, The Zoo, Fish Factory, The Corner, The Ledge, Rainbow's End and the Yello Tunel. We saw sharks, manta rays...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive and encouraging review. We're glad you got to enjoy some of the world class dive sites around the resort and that you were comforted by our hospitality. I'll be sure to pass along your kind words of encouragement to Tracy, Eta and the rest of the staff, and I...

Reviewed 21 May 2012 via mobile

We were staying at another hotel and they rang on behalf of us and asked if we could come and use the pool and buy some lunch as ours was out of action. They were very happy for us to do this over the phone. When we arrived we ordered $200 worth of food and more in drinks. We told...

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

We're sorry you had such an unfortunate experience at Garden Island. We have discussed your situation with management and are deeply sorry for the misunderstanding.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Brilliant location, rooms were clean and they had magnificent showers. The staff is amazing and as are the diving trips. Nothing can describe the incredible diving experiences you have here. one note though: the food is not great - very average breakfasts/lunches and dinners. Then again you dont usually come here for the food..:)

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fort collins
Reviewed 5 May 2012

We returned from Taveuni, Fiji just over a month ago and I can highly recommend this resort. The food, staff, and facilities are just great and I have no complaints. During our stay, there were some tropical depressions hampering return flights back to the US, Australia, and New Zealand but we found the management, Phil & Mark, more than helpful...

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Thank you for sharing your review on your stay with us at Garden Island Resort. We are glad that you enjoyed your time despite the weather and flight delays, and we hope to have you back with us soon.

Willits, California
Reviewed 3 May 2012

While I have traveled extensively, this was my first dive trip and I couldn't have more pleased. My husband and I were traveling with a group of varied dive skills and the dive masters took great care of all of us. Being a newly certified diver I had originally been somewhat nervous about diving in strong currents and also the...

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Thank you Kate for taking the time to share your wonderful Garden Island experience. Our dive team are indeed very knowledgable and safety is our priority, so we're glad you were comfortable throughout the dives and experienced the amazing sites of the Rainbow Reef. Thanks again, and we look forward to diving with you again in the near future.

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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: $192 - $293 (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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Also Known As:
Garden Island Hotel Taveuni Island
Garden Island Taveuni
Garden Island Resort Fiji/Taveuni Island
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