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Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Vanaira Bay | Rainbow Reef, Taveuni Island, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My stay at there was definitely the highlight of my Fiji trip (late Feb). I took flight to Taveuni and the boat to the bay, the whole transportation went extremely smoothly and so did my following stay. I was lucky enough to be the only guest in the retreat at that time and the hospitality there was beyond my expectation.... More

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

I told you that you would love the diving! Glad you also enjoyed your stay at the resort! I am sorry I did not get to meet you, but may be next time we can go for a dive! Stay with it! Viola More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Myself and my partner have just returned from a 3 day stay with Dolphin Bay Divers and I must say - 'it does exactly what it says on the tin' with extra's. The bay itself is beautiful - we had flat calm seas in the morning for diving and a great sea breeze in the evenings for dinner - it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

For me, this fiji trip was all about the scuba diving. I had heard great things about Somosomo Straight from very experienced divers, so it had a lot to live up to. I have been fortunate to have logged over 4000 dives throughout Indonesia, so I guess by now I can dive a little bit. Hope that adds some credence... More

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Denver, Colorado
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13 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

There are much better options than Dolphin Bay (DB). I'll tell you how I wish I had done it at the end. First I'll tell you what was good and bad. DB is located on Vanua Levu, across the straits from Taveuni, only accessible by boat. Because it is closer to Taveuni than most Vanua Levu tourist points, it is... More

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

Bula Scott. Even though I did address all of this already personally with you, I needed to reply. This might be my longest reply ever but please bear with me 1. In general, it helps if you know where you are going. We are NOT a resort which is why we are not called Dolphin Bay Divers Resort. Yes, we... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

.....was well worth the long trip. We arrived a week after the December typhoon but the staff had already started cleaning up from the storm. The resort is very basic, no frills but clean and in a lovely setting. The cook, bar and housekeeping staff were immediately attentive to any need or request. After stepping off the lovely beach into... More

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Seaside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I have travelled over 100 countries and stayed in many places /This is Number One.being vegetation , no problem,upon arrival dal &roit ,reminded of mine grandmother.dive ,explaintion about sea ,fish was great. Hope to come back soon and be with this friendly plp again/ and thanks for letting me be part of the employee Christmas party And kava ,fijis trational... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Written in July 2013 during visit; submitted November 2013. A stay at Dolphin Bay Divers allows you easy access to some of the best diving in Fiji, on the Rainbow Reef. This is a small, low-key 'retreat' that has a laid-back atmosphere but that pays considerable attention to detail. We enjoyed our stay immensely and recommend it highly to other... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was our 24th trip to Fiji and Dolphin Bay would have to rate as one of the most relaxing and tranquil places we have had the pleasure of visiting The staff are an amazing group of people who welcome and make you feel like part of their family. The meals were excellent value, delicious and ample and we were... More

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

Bula Heather and Mark. Everyone says hello and we hope you all made it back safely. We had a great time with you and hope to see you back soon. It is not that far from you:-) More

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Address: Vanaira Bay | Rainbow Reef, Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat 2.5*
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Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat is a small family style dive resort on the Rainbow Reef in Fiji. Accessible by boat only it nestles in a horseshoe bay, surrounded by Rainforest, White Sandy Beach and Palm trees. Minutes to all the dives sites including the world famous white wall, famous for Softcorals, 20+ dive sites to choose from this is the ideal dive spot. Dolphins, Reef Sharks, tropical fish, it's all there, including a PADI dive shop where you can take courses in English or German. Accommodations range from bure with private bathrooms to Jungle Tents with shared bathrooms, all with comfortable beds and mattresses and very close to the beach. Let the soft lull of the waves put you to sleep, sip a glass of wine in your hammock and let the fish go by! ... more   less 
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