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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My daughter (age 21) and I spent 8 nights at Taveuni Island Resort in late September, 2017.It's a 5 minute trip from the airport. We enjoyed every minute of our time spent there and on the island, through 26 - 28 degree days and just one full day of torrential downpour. Otherwise, very light showers came and went within minutes, not disrupting our plans at all. The Fijians here were all happy, smiling and accommodating - very humble, beautiful people. The interior of the island is lush, green, low jungle vegetation. We experienced it via walking, taking the Lavena Coastal Walk (Do it!), and horse riding. We took a snorkelling trip to Rainbow Reef (worth it) and a snorkelling trip to Honeymoon Island, so we also captured much of the off-island views and this helped us to orient ourselves better. We also took a ride to the International Dateline sign. All of these reported trips by me can be found on separate sites on TripAdvisor.

We were fortunate to stay in the Lomalagi Bure with its widespread porch overlooking 180 degree views of the Somasoma Straits, across to the distant mountains and shores of Fiji's second largest island. The manicured and colourful gardens and lawns at our doorstep and beyond were a lovely sight each moment we sat there, by a hammock swing, at the outdoor setting or on lounge chairs. Perfect. Very, very private. And so close to the restaurant, office and amenities.The honeymoon suite (Veidomoni) was perched at the edge of the cliff - magnificent views and extremely private. All other bures were a little more set back, but all with views.

The private beach was large for the island, but very small by my previous island experiences. Snorkeling offshore was fine, but not inspirational. Trips to the reef are for serious snorkelers. Last year, a cyclone destroyed many parts of the reef, but locals are well aware of where to take you, to enjoy what is left. It takes 3 years, apparently, for regrowth in those affected areas.

Full day excursions taken were accompanied by a picnic hamper of mixed sandwiches or chicken salad, provided by the resort. Nice. I loved the way that we could rock up at breakfast (fresh fruits, muffins, toasts, cooked eggs etc) to nominate our lunch and dinner options (choice of two each time) and book in our excursions, after seeing what the weather was like. Great, peaceful, scenic view from the meals area, and gorgeous waiters/waitresses. Drinks are pricey, of course, so BYO as much as possible! I brought one bottle of wine, but should have brought more. There's a convenience store near the airport which we stopped by enroute to an excursion, where wine can be purchased much cheaper. Lovely meals. I ate WAY too much!

Do and her husband Ric (Kiwis) - owners - were laid back, very chatty and forthcoming, and generous in their assistance. There are 2 cats, 2 doberman dogs and 2 parrots on the premises, which my daughter loved. Do and Ric filled us in on the interesting history of their adventure in setting up the resort.

8 nights may have been one night too many, but we didn't regret it! We loved our time spent there.

Free WiFi! (a bit up and down, but mostly up)

Room Tip: Go for Lomalagi bure, if you can get it
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Jenniemaxwell
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We could not have asked for (or even imagined) a more incredible experience. The views from our room, the pool, the restaurant... all unbelievably beautiful. Not to mention the wonderful staff and food!!! Is it possible to give 10 out of 5 stars???

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Alisa M
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TIREmployee, Receptionist at Taveuni Island Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Bula Alisa & Casey,

Thank you for your awesome review !!

We look forward to having you stay with us again

Lolomas from
Ric,Do,Matt,Amy and the staff at TIR

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at this lovely destination. Being small and for couples only were key draw cards

We stayed in an Ocean View Bure called Balabala. It overlooks a small beach. It's very private- we couldn't see any other bures. The Bure is luxurious and spacious. The front covered balcony has two day beds. Perfect for reading, snoozing or just staring at the crystal clear ocean.

The King Size bed was very comfortable and had an insect net. The Bure has an indoor and outdoor shower. Unfortunately, the hot water supply to the shower was very unreliable. We reported it but it never worked properly during our stay

It's nice to have all meals provided. Lots of fresh produce was used. Breakfast was our favourite meal especially the wonderful platter of fresh fruit every morning. The view from the restaurant deck is stunning. We thought the lunch and dinners were decent although they weren't 5 star dining.

The staff are lovely and so helpful. We did a couple of excursions. One was the Lavena Coastal Walk and Falls. Fantastic!! Also did the Vidawa Forest Trail. This is a terrific cultural experience

The owners are selling after 43 years. I wish them well in the next part of their life adventure. It was great to share their little piece of paradise for a few days.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Geoff K
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

It is a delightful resort with huge rooms with beautiful views over Somosomo Strait.The staff remembered your name and it was small enough to easily mix with your fellow guests. Rick and Do were wonderful hosts and often joined the guests. We are not snorklers but our fellow guests said it was great . We did local tours but most of all totally relaxed

Room Tip: Ocean front rooms appeared larger
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mary B
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TIREmployee, Front Office Manager at Taveuni Island Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Bula Mary,

It was such a pleasure to meet you both.
We're so thrilled you had a lovely time with us.

Thank you for your awesome review

Warm Wishes
Ric,Do and Team at TIR

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The best resort I have ever stayed at by far. Plenty of personal attention. The entire staff greets you when you arrive and sings a farewell song when you leave. I cried. Every staff member greets you by name every day. We felt like family. Food was superb. Rooms were air conditioned and beautiful. Everything convenient and accessible. Great snorkeling off the resort and a dive boat every day. Special group activities for all the guests like a sail to a private beach with lunch and remote island village with kava ceremony included. Awesome excursions available. Trip to 3 waterfalls, and epic rock waterslide adventure were highlights. The owners, Teri and Allan were wonderful hosts. We will definitely have to return.

Room Tip: Request oceanfront bure
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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