After more than 2 weeks in Papageno Resort we have to make this review for all the people who want to relax and forget about the rest of the world.
Also the way to this paradise is an experience.
We flew from Nadi to Kadavu in a 8 passanger seat airplane in about 45 min. On the airport in Kadavu we were welcomed by a smiling and friendly man who took as by boat (30 to 40 min) to the resort.
At the resort all the staff stood on the beach and sung a fijian song for us.
We were welcomed very friendly and were directly brought to our Bure (Bure No. 1, the one which is nearest to the sea), where two fresh coconuts with straws waited for us.
The bure is spacious and lovely furnished. There is a fan on the ceiling, which we didn't use (although it had about 30-32 C), so in my mind an AC isn't missing. The Bure has a veranda, wich is, like the whole Bure, shielded by fly screens (the Mosquitos outside of the Bures can be very thirsty :) )
The highlights in the resort are the quietness, the nature and of course the excellent food (organic). All the meals are served in the "mainhouse". You will be called for dining with the Lali (Fijian drum) so you never need a watch in the resort.
Breakfast starts with a plate of fresh local fruits, cereals, homemade jam and bread and plenty of other tasty things. You will never get hungry, because after the lunch (salat and main course) you have teatime with homemade cake. For dinner you get local fish or meat with plenty of side dishes.
If you get thirsty, there is a fridge in the mainhouse, where you can take some lemon juice (homemade) or water, or make it like we did, take your water out of the tap (realy good fresh water).
What to do in the resort?
Stroll in the lovely garden, or walk (at low tide) up to an hour on the lonely beach (but don't forget to take the dogs along). By the way, the house dogs are very friendly.
Make a kayak tour around a small island, into the mangroves, or just out to the reef.
Play pool, dart or take a walk to the waterfall.
We will recoment the tour to the great waterfall and the manta ray tour - it was amazing.
We also see dolphins on the way to a snorkeling trip.
Just enjoy the quiet nature.
Swimming is limited on the resort beach at low tide.
We want to point out also the managment. They are always professional, helpful and friendly.
Don't forget to bring:
books and time to enjoy the paradise
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Papageno has 24 hour power. Large solar system keeps the resort very quiet. Eco friendly. We grow most of our vegetables and fruits in our organic garden. PADI dive center is available on site. Large sandy beach in front and side of the resort.Hiking trails on the Property. Great for Bird watching.Free use of snorkel equipment and kayaks. Day trips to the astrolabe reef for diving and Manta snorkel trips are available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Papageno Resort Fiji Hotel Kadavu Island
- Papageno Hotel Fiji
- Papageno Resort Fiji Kadavu Island