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“Blissful indulgence” 5 of 5 stars
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Taveuni Palms Resort
P.O. Box 51 | Matei, Taveuni Island, Fiji   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Taveuni Island
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“Blissful indulgence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

What a week! Incredible in every way. From the moment we arrived we were greeted not only by a breathtaking view but with the infectious energy and laughter of the wonderful staff. This energy continued all week. Kelly and Tony have managed to create a home from home where everything is thought of and no request is met with anything but 'Sega na lega' ('No worries'). Our two little ones loved every minute of the activities, excitement and laughter with Ma and Margarita. Threaded through our days were more fun and endless smiles with Biu and Sia. The setting would still be incredible if it had to be shared with anyone - it was all ours. The food would still be outstanding if it had been part of a restaurant menu - it was all bespoke. Our cooking lessons from the amazing Teila will stand us in good stead around the world. The island is something special - breathtakingly beautiful - quiet - yet bursting with energy and activities to suit all types of people. We loved Claude and his unique pearls, the waterfalls, the marine park and Waitabu, but why would you want to leave the villa, garden, private beach every day (apart from Babu's fantastic chaperoning)? We will be back!

Room Tip: All great but for kids we loved having the beach right on our doorstep
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

This 3 villa island 'resort' enjoys the most amazing setting and is made perfect by the most remarkable, perfectly judged service I have ever encountered. The (Grand) Villa was superb but I suspect all 3 are equally amazing. The standard and appropriateness of food and service would serve as a lesson to many a fine international hotel. It will take something very special to better the experience we enjoyed here.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

What an amazing stay we had. This is truly a magnificent accommodation. Excellent staff at your beckon call. Incredible bed, pillows and sheets. Exquisite food. Great bath and shower with lots of hot water and pressure. Air conditioned with overhead fans to accommodate your on temperature desires. The horizon pool was wonderful as we looked over at the beautiful views off Taveuni. Fully stocked large refrigerator loaded with beers from around the world with wine and Champaign. The villa also included massages for whenever you felt the urge for more pampering. Great privacy as the staff would only come when you paged them by intercom. The villa was equipped with TV, IPod music, Internet, a library and your own kitchen for cooking lessons if you so desired. I just have to say Tony and Kelly have done an incredible job with this resort as everything is all in place and the decorating is of the highest quality and taste. The Villa we stayed in had a wonderful beach access where we could swim or have the staff bring us breakfast; in fact there are many places to enjoy your meals, your choice. Over all I rate this a 6 star resort and more. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Room Tip: They are all great
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

we are about to leave this amazing location, everything about Taveuni Palms is special, the location, views, Food OMG, service , we stayed in the Grand Villa, for 4 days, amazing service, our daily service with Silivia and Robert, Silvivia was awesome, very friendly always smiling nothing was too much. we saw dolphins every morning, spent time, snorkelling and saw a huge variety of fish and colourful coral. we renewed our wedding vows during our stay, everything was beautiful and well organized, it made our day very special. we did the Lavena falls trip, incredible, we felt like we went back in time, swam in the falls and did the hike back along the beach. we travel a lot and everything about Taveuni Palms was first class, there is nothing we would change, we are already planning our return visit again later this year.

Room Tip: grand Villa , amazing views
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Taveuni Palms is an absolutely perfect place for a honeymoon. My husband and I spent 10 days here, and it was so wonderful, relaxing and beautiful. The staff is great and you really get to know them. The food is so delicious and fresh. The scuba outings were incredible! This place is great for any couple looking to totally relax and enjoy amazing food, views, and Fijian hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We spent seven nights at Taveuni Palms from November 28th 2013 to December 5th 2013. It was our honeymoon. It was absolutely sensational. The location, the views, the service and the food were all perfect. We stayed for three nights in the Horizon Spa Villa and for four nights in the Beach Villa. Both are gorgeous with differing features, depending on what you are after. The Beach Villa is much larger, offering more space, a larger pool, and better beach access, and the bathrooms are stunning. The Horizon Spa Villa is set higher on the hill offering a slightly greater view, and although it is slightly less spacious the pool continues directly from the deck which we found to be amazing and really allowed you to make the most of the villa, the deck, the view and the pool all at once. Personally, if travelling in a couple again I would select the Horizon Spa Villa, however, if travelling with children or with a second couple, I would most likely select the Beach Villa. Whichever you choose, you will not be disappointed.
We also got out to see some of the island, which was completely fabulous. The tours are quite well priced and very well ran. I strongly recommend trying to experience what the island has to offer, particularly the scuba-diving which is the best we'd ever experienced.
We will definitely endeavour to return to Taveuni again, hopefully sooner rather than later!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taveuni P, Owner at Taveuni Palms Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Bula Kathryn,
Thank you so much for your review of Taveuni Palms. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have just sent you the recipes you requested. Enjoy!
Best,
Kelly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I had just proposed to my (now) fiancé in the days before we arrived at Taveuni Palms and what a perfect place to go and celebrate. From the moment we stepped off the plane we were made to feel like royalty and then at every moment of our stay our every wish was met without any fuss and delivered beyond our expectations. Our personal chef made our daily meals to our requirements and the staff served us with total care and professionalism. If you want privacy this is your place. The staff are happy to leave you to your own devices or if you want to be fussed over they are more than willing. We cannot recommend this place enough and will be recommending it to all of our friends.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taveuni P, Owner at Taveuni Palms Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Bula Jonathan,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay.
From all of the team here at Taveuni Palms "congratulations" on your engagement.
Best,
Kelly
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Address: P.O. Box 51 | Matei, Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Taveuni Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Taveuni Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your ultimate private, luxury Fiji resort awaits. The perfect honeymoon, wedding or vacation of a lifetime in your South Pacific Paradise. Voted as the "Best Boutique Honeymoon Resort in the World" Taveuni Palms Resort combines an unparalleled luxury resort with the lush oasis of Fiji's Taveuni Island. Unspoiled white sand beaches, warm turquoise ocean, world class diving and snorkeling - welcome to paradise. Each villa sits on its own private acre and offers its own private pool, beach, 5 private dining locations and a personal staff of seven. Taveuni Palms resort has been voted by the World Travel Awards as "Australasia's Leading Boutique Resort", "Australasia's Leading Villa's" and "Fiji's Leading Resort" and won the "Luxury Villa Resort" category for Fiji at the World Luxury Hotel Awards. Taveuni Palms also won "Best Honeymoon Resort in the World" at the Boutique Hotel Awards and has been listed by FORBES as one of the most luxurious honeymoon destinations in the world. ... more   less 
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Taveuni Palms Hotel Taveuni Island
Taveuni Island Palms Hotel
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