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Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat

2.5 of 5 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time @ DBDR. As we are divers we have chosen DBDR, because of its proximity to the Rainbow Reef. And yes, diving was superb. The variety of fauna and flora has clearly exceeded our expectations. On our day of departure we even got the chance to snorkel with six mantas. Roland (owners & dive guide) shared... More

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

Bula guys, Thanks for the great review! We all actually had a great time that week. Kathy and Zoe did the rain dance every night and it did pay off, we had rain!!!! It is amazing how fast nature recovers. The Mantas took off for the week end but are back now. Everyone here says hello and we do hope... More

Vevey, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There si some place that you live with a tear in his eye. Dolphin bay si one of them. Thank for this fantastic week. Food were famous, staff very friendly, dives with the mantas unforgettable, the Schätzli cocktail perfect and my birthday's cake delicious! Thank you Marisa & Raphael

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

You guys are so welcome! Schaetzli has been on the drink list ever since and is rapidly becoming the favourite drink! We will have one for you tonight! From all of us, it was a pleasure having you here! Viola More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reference Trip Advisor for all of my travels. This place had superb reviews, so I booked it. There were a few key things were unexpected, which leads me to my first Trip Advisor review. 1. No running water. This bay has had limited rains since last November. Even the few rain showers during my stay was not enough to... More

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

We are sorry you were not totally comfortable during your stay with us and appreciate your feed back. I also use Tripadvisor when I travel, it is a great tool when you combine it with research on the area you are going to and what your needs and budgets are, especially when traveling with family. Sometimes places are not made... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have been to Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat in August 2014 during our Honeymoon. Dolphin Bay was the first stop of our four weeks journey to Fiji and Tonga, the other Resorts we visited were Matava Eco Resort (Kadavu, Fiji), Sandy Beach Resort (Ha’apai, Tonga) and Fafa Island (Tongatapu, Tonga), we have also reviewed those resorts here on TripAdvisor. Dolphin... More

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

Bula you two. Thanks for the nice review, staff enjoyed it!. I know you missed them here here, but hope you had some great whale encounters in Toga! Lolomas from everyone! Viola More

Suva
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What can I say ? Amazing is the world. Mazing place, amazing people, amazing dives etc etc I would like to rate them as 7 stars ;-) rather than 5. From the first minute to the last one, it was just magic ! One regret, no dive the last day due to the flight. The airport pickup and transfer to... More

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

Bula vinaka! Wow, thank you so much for staying with us. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay! I am sorry I could not spend any time with you, may be next time! My favourite site is Jerry's Jelly, but Sam's place comes close! Looking forward to having you back with us! Viola and all the staff More

2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We spent seven nights at this resort and had a really great time! The atmosphere was very familiar, the staff always friendly and attentive, the food simply fantastic (including its diversity) and the service first class. Our bure, just 10 meters away from the beach, was easy, but spacious and very clean with a (for us most important) comfortable bed!... More

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

Bula you 2, Thank you for the wonderful review and for staying with us. We had fun having you here. We still have not had any rain here, just little drops, but I guess that is good for the guests;-). Also, you will be jealous, we saw our first Mantas yesterday! So, you just have to come back! Wishing you... More

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Hubby and I stayed there a few years ago, and I can't wait to go back! It's secluded, quite remote, but a very unique experience! There's not much around, so only go if you want tranquility and the best dive sites you could wish for! We went for a few days exclusively to dive. And they were the best dives... More

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

Bula vinaka guys. Very nice to hear from you and to know that you are still thinking of us! We now have a resident turtle right off the beach and of course the corals are also still there;-) We added solar lamps to the jungle tents, so you can find you way home;-) Would love to have you come back!... More

Edmonton, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Up front this is one of the longest reviews I've done but I feel it is only justified. We booked this place an hour before our ferry left Suva for Taveuni because we wanted to dive the rainbow reef and this placed seemed to be well reviewed. We had no idea that it would end up being our favourite place... More

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

Bula you two! We are glad you enjoyed it and really miss you doing Pilates with us! We are slacking a bit without you:-). Hope to see you back soon!!! From all of us, Viola More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Thought I should review Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat even though I did not stay I used their dive services on a recent visit to Fiji. The retreat itself looks like great value for money and the staff were a joy to be around and talk to during our rest breaks. Whilst staying next door the group of four I was... More

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

Bula guys, so glad you enjoyed the diving! I specifically ordered all those goodies for you, including the turtle:-). Will pass the comments on to staff as we all enjoyed having you with us. Thanks again for the lovely dinner! Viola & Roland More

Orangeville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We ended up staying for 10 days having planned for 7 and could hardly bear to leave then. We had booked for the open water certification and weren't sure if we up for it but Mirjam made it seem easy and fun and interesting and challenging all at the same time. My husband is not a natural in the water... More

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

Bula Wendy, Sorry I did not get to meet you! BUT I am glad you had a good time and WELCOME to the DIVERS! I bet you are hooked! I agree, our staff is wonderful thank you. Just to be clear, Leka is security and Keishi guest relations, but now I am wondering if they both are guarding the bure... More

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Address: Vanaira Bay | Rainbow Reef, Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Taveuni Island
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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