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Los Angeles
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

I have just returned from the Garden Island Resort after spending 9 days at this unique property. My small group and I visited this island and this resort for the purpose of scuba diving the Rainbow Reef of the Somosomo Straight. We dove the reef for 6 days, primarily three dives per day. This review discusses the Resort and the... More 

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

Thank you for taking your time to write such a detailed and thorough review. Garden Island truly is a picturesque place both on land and in the water, and we're glad you could enjoy the warm Fijian hospitality and comforts of our resort and dive operation. We hope we can welcome you back soon with song and smiles, and in... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This was our 4th stay at Garden Island Resort (GIR). We had a great time as usual. The property has been remodeled since our last trip. It is nice, although we miss the old place some. The downstairs rooms have been extended and have a patio with jacuzzi tub. Privacy is provided by a canvas curtain that zips up. The... More 

2 Thank Dora B
CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at Garden Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Dora for sharing your encouraging review, and we're glad we are able to welcome you back with familiar faces and some new ones. We wish you a very happy birthday and hope you have lots of memorable moments from this trip. Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you and your husband again in the future. More 

Parker, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Our group of six divers were met at the Matei airport by Phil (the owner) in a well air conditioned minibus. We traveled the winding oceanside road thru small Fijian villages and towns and arrived at the GIR. The hotel staff was waiting in the lobby and greeted us with Fijian songs and warm friendly smiles. The staff cheerfully helped... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and thorough review of your experience with us at Garden Island Resort - great photos too! We're glad that you enjoyed our warm Fijian hospitality throughout your stay, and discovered the wonderful underwater world of the Rainbow Reef. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Monte Vista, CO
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Had a great stay, the staff was very friendly , rooms were clean, food was excellent and the diving was great . We had to stay longer because of weather and the hotel took excellent care of us. Would go back again.

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

Thank you Vickie for taking the time write your feedback. We're glad you had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you back soon. More 

Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Garden Island during the the last week in March. Overall, we were pleased with the hotel, the room (#109), the dinner dining, and fellow hotel guest -- as well as the staff (more about the staff below). Diving: During our stay, we did two days of diving (amounting to 4 dives). The diving... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write up such a detailed review. Our team are always ready to help whenever you need something and we do hope you had a safe trip back. Thank you for staying with us and we do hope to see you again soon. More 

Castalia, Ohio
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Absolutely wonderful staff who did everything to insure we were comfortable. The food was good and plentiful although not what you would call gourmet. Several times we asked for something not on the menu and they happily accommodated us. The weather during the 10 days we were there was not great as Cyclone Jasmine was circling the islands. Domestic flights... More 

1 Thank Steve H
CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at Garden Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Steve and kind words about the team. We appreciate your understanding regarding the cyclone and weather conditions, and we hope you will be back soon to enjoy the amazing diving in the Rainbow Reef. Thanks again. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2012

This was our second destination and second week in Fiji. We arrived, via Nadi in a small plane, in the afternoon and were picked-up in a resort van. It was a little tight, but comfortable enough. After a 20 minute drive from the airport and a quick beer stop at the local grocery store, we were welcomed with song by... More 

2 Thank Tom C
CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at Garden Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Tom for your great feedback. We're glad that you got to experience the amazing diving the Rainbow Reef has to offer as well as enjoy a taste of the local culture. Just let us know in advance of any special dietary requirements and our chef will be happy to cater for you. We look forward to having you... More 

San Clemente, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2012

I loved getting away at the Garden Island Resort in Taveuni. The Garden Island Resort shuttle was there waiting for me when I deplaned and were friendly and helpful. Once I arrived at the hotel, I was welcomed with the warmth and care of the staff. They went out of their way with special and welcoming greetings, but I will... More 

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

Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Whenever you need a place to 'getaway', we will always be your tropical home away from home so you're welcome to come back anytime. More 

Hong Kong
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2012

From the get go I was very impressed with the resort, especially the staff. They all knew me by name from the first time they greeted me. When you first arrive to the resort you are welcomed by all the staff with a traditional Fijian song. The resort has a full kitchen, so you never have to worry about food... More 

Thank chanculture
CHI_Intl, Manager at Garden Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Taveuni does have some amazing diving sites and we hope you and your family had an unforgettable experience. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

San Diego, California
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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2012

The dive sites are basically right off the water from Garden Island Resort. The experience is ABSOLUTELY amazing. It blew me away! A must for divers to visit some day. I even took my PADI course here with my brother, husband and a family friend. The instructor Tawake was amazing. He took great care of us and made the experience... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Garden Island Resort

Address: Waiyevo | Waiyevo, Taveuni Island, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Taveuni Island
Price Range: $193 - $295 (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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