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Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat

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Vanaira Bay | Rainbow Reef, Taveuni Island, Fiji
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights (4 days) in early August. You have to take a boat to get there from Taveuni. The people that work there are great as is the close by diving. The meals are also excellent. You can also snorkel in Dolphin Bay and hike around the area. We stayed in a bure which was very... More 

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Jamie, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us and that you enjoyed your stay since we enjoyed having you with us! Everyone says thank you especially the kitchen:-) It was great to have you! Viola More 

Weslaco, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best diving in the Sauvsauv,Taveuni area of Fiji. The property is remote but you can arrange for Dolphin Bay to pick you up in Taveuni or at the end of a bus ride from Sauvsauv. For 7.00 dollars Fiji you can get a bus from Sauvsauv to the remote town where the ferry transports villagers to Taveuni. This can... More 

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula guys, It was great to have you with us even if it was just for a short time:-). May be you will be back sometime when the weather is a bit better. We usually do 2 dives before lunch and another one in the afternoon if guests want, but the wind just did not want us to:-). We all... More 

Savusavu, Fiji
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very simple, chilled out, friendly, remote, quiet, no traffic or village, like stepping back in time, powered by generator. You can snorkel off the beach and see turtles and fish. Only a few guests who are mainly diving. Staff are very helpful and friendly.

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Caz, It was nice to meet you and I am glad you enjoyed it and made it back ok. It was nice to meet you, sorry I had to leave during your stay. Viola More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our best time in Fiji at dolphins bay. Awesome diving at the rainbow reef. We stayed in the tent which we quite enjoyed, more comfortable than it may sound. The food was superb and the staff extremely friendly and attentive. We really felt at home and the 7 days went by way too fast. The time spent here... More 

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Sometimes time just flies when you are having too much fun:-)We enjoyed having you with us! Viola More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed for 4 nights in one of the fare and loved the place. Rainbow reef is just fantastic place to dive and Roland really knows the reefs and is an excellent dive leader. All of the staff are incredibly friendly and it is genuinely just a lovely place to be. Staying in a remote place the food is pretty... More 

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula vinaka and thank you for the lovely review! I have passed it on to our staff and especially Maritina and Aqela in the kitchen were happy you enjoyed their food. It was nice having you with us even though it was a bit cold:-), the weather is warming up a little at the moment though. Vinaka! Viola More 

Mount Angel, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I just had to respond to the negative review from Scott. You sound really frustrated, get some help. To start with I have done over 100 dives in that area over half of them with Dolphin Bay. They have always done a good job. All the dives I have been on have lasted between 50 and 60 minutes. I have... More 

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Ron! Our staff will surely appreciate the kind words as they are the atmosphere and the experience and work very hard to make every stay a good one ! We are looking forward to having you back soon. Viola More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

After my first stay here, I went back hoping this place had improved some serious deficiencies--they have not. This place is located in paradise, also near great diving. Hence the fab reviews. But they are super low quality, in every regard. Not worth their price. Much better is available for a little more on this side of the strait, or... More 

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Fortunately, Scott actually did not come back to visit us. We are VERY happy that he only stayed with us once which was in January of 2014. I already replied to his review then and do not see any reason to repeat myself. I was not aware that Tripadvisor lets guests write fictional stories, but I contacted them 4 times... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This review is on the bungalow Yanuyanu, we had stayed here in 1992 when it was called Matei Point it had 3 bungalows back then. There is wifi which worked less then it did a bit annoying but it was supplied free of charge. The property is run on generator a few hours in the morning and a few hours... More 

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Manager at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Louise and Harry, I am sooo glad you enjoyed your stay. I was a bit worried as things changed quite a bit since your last visit to Taveuni:-). I hope you also got your fishing trip in. Sorry about the internet, Vodafone can be temperamental sometimes:-) Just a small remark to everyone: This is Dolphin Bay Divers MATEI, Yanuyanu... More 

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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We spent a month diving in Fiji (including the Naia live aboard) and found Dolphin Bay to have the best dives (most amount of fish and beautiful) and best resort all around. Roland(owner) has been around Taveuni for 20 years and knows his stuff. The dive team is funny, laid back and are really great people. All the sites are... More 

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Lilian, Thanks for staying with us, we enjoyed your company! Glad you liked the diving and everyone was happy! Sorry about the sea lice next door;-(. Roland More 

Berchtesgaden, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My fiance and I wanted to spend 1 week at this amazing place and ended up staying 2. If you are looking for pure nature, affordable vacation, charging your batteries and superb diving, this is the place to go. Accommodations are basic but have everything you need, we stayed in a bure with private bathroom which even had coffee and... More 

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula und Guten Tag, Thank you! It was great having you with us, especially snorkeling with the Mantas;-). It was nice seeing you again at the BOOT as well;-). Hopefully we will have you back next year at our new place in Viani Bay! Vinaka Viola More 

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