Garden Island

Island At A Glance

No of Rooms: 
30
Meal Plan: 
Full Board
Sports: 
Diving, Kayaking
Star Rating: 

Garden Island Resort, at Waiyevo on the main island of Taveuni, is a small hotel complex rather than a traditional Fijian Bure resort. Few hotels have such an excellent position to access the best diving in this area.

The resort's strength, to the diver, is that it is on the doorstep of the famous "Rainbow Reef" in the middle of the Somosomo Straits and just 15 minutes from the resort is the famous "White Wall" dive site and also "Purple Wall" famous for their amazing colourful soft corals.

Surrounded by tropical gardens, the 30 rooms at the Garden Island resort are ocean facing, with stunning views and have private patios or balconies.

Taveuni, the third largest of Fiji`s islands, is known as "the garden island" on account of its luscious tropical rain forests, waterfalls, mountains and gorgeous scenic coastline.

Whether you like land based or water based activities, there is plenty to do on this beautiful and interesting island.

Your Accommodation Options

Ocean View Suites

The 15 simple Ocean View suites are located right on the water`s edge, giving stunning views over the Straits and the nearby islands. Each room has a private patio or balcony and four of the rooms are interconnecting for groups of friends and families.

All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with TV, DVD, internet access, mini refrigerator and coffee/tea making facilities.

Ocean Front Spa Suite

The 15 Spa rooms are more spacious, with a separate seating area leading on to the private terrace and outdoor spa.

The beds are king size and these rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans, DVD players with flat screen TV, mini refrigerator, coffee and tea making facilities and hair dryers.

Restaurants & Bars

The Drodrolagi Restaurant serves a mix of local and international cuisine with fresh local seafood and imported produce. Fruit and vegetables usually come from the resort garden and the menu offers at least one vegetarian option.

The dining room is located on the ocean side of the resort so guests can enjoy the beautiful ocean view and sounds of the sea while they eat.

The Tagimoucia Bar is open from midday until later and offers the usual range of drinks and cocktails.

Activities

Snorkelling and scuba diving are excellent, whether from the beach or on the surrounding dive sites.

There is a freshwater swimming pool by the dining area with stunning views over the Somosomo Straits and a spa offering a variety of treatments. Set off on one of the resort`s kayaks to explore the beaches of Korolevu and local fijian villages.

Guests at the resort are welcome to enjoy the use of facilities at Taveuni country Club, which include nine hole golf course, clay and grass tennis courts, lawn bowls and swimming pool. In addition, horse riding and hiking in the lush tropical environs of the resort can be arranged and is a wonderful way to pass the time.

Diving

The nutrient rich waters flowing through the Somosomo Straits provide the ideal environment for a proliferation of colourful soft corals. Fiji`s famous Rainbow Reef is only fifteen minutes boat ride from the resort and just one of many great dives easily accessed from the dive centre. Currents can be very strong in the Somosomo Straits and it is important to dive the sites like Rainbow Reef at the right times of the tidal cycle to maximise the diving experience.

The Dive Centre of Garden Island Resort, being on the doorstep of these soft coral sites, carefully plan their dive schedule to take advantage of these currents. Diving in the Somosomo Straits is not just about soft corals though, with the strong currents the fish life is superb and many pelagic species are seen here including hammerheads, grey reef sharks, eagle rays and turtles to name just a few.

Garden Island Resort is a PADI Gold Palm five star centre, offering a full range of PADI courses.

Nitrox is available and there are three ten meter dive vessels to take you to the dive sites. Night dives are also offered.

Travel Information

For a holiday at Garden Island Resort you will need to fly to Nadi in Fiji and then onwards by domestic flight to the island of Taveuni. The main gateways for Fiji are Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Australia and we can arrange flights with a variety of airlines including Emirates, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific at very competitive fares.

The flight time from Nadi to Taveuni is approximately one hour and 25 minutes. Garden Island Resort is a 30 minute transfer from the airport.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

Afternoon departure from the UK for international flight to Los Angeles, connecting with onward flight to Nadi.

Day 3 - 9

Morning arrival into Nadi connecting with onward flight to Taveuni, arriving afternoon.

Transfer to Garden Island Resort for 7 nights with 5 days diving.

Day 10 - 12

Depart Garden Island Resort and transfer back to Taveuni airport for domestic flight to Suva.

Transfer to Uprising Resort for 3 nights with 1 day diving and 1 day enjoying the zip wire experience!

Day 13

Depart Uprising Resort and transfer back to Nadi airport to check-in for your return international flight via Los Angeles.

Day 14

Morning Arrival to the UK.

Guide Prices

7 nights Garden Island Resort & 3 nights Uprising Resort from £2660 per person plus £582departure taxes

Price includes return international flights to Fiji from the UK.

For Garden Island Resort it includes transfers and 7 nights accommodation staying in a twin/double Ocean View Room, on a full board meal plan, 5 days of 2 tank dive with tanks/weights, all local taxes and services.

For Uprising Resort it includes transfers and 3 nights accommodation staying in a twin/double Beachfront Bure, on a bed and breakfast meal plan, 1 day/2 tank Ultimate Shark Encounter dive and 1 day enjoying the famous Rainforest Canopy Zip Line tour, all local taxes and services.

Fiji is an ideal destination for a two centre holiday. Please ask our experienced sales team for recommendations and prices for your ideal point of departure

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Innovation House
Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BS
UK

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