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Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat

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Vanaira Bay | Rainbow Reef, Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Beijing, China
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

with remote environment and limited electricity supply, dolphin bay divers retreat gave us a experience that far away from modern society. we really love here, warm staff, great food, and especially the decoration of dinning table is so beautiful that we cant not stop take picture of it. diving is good, equipment is quite new, dive master is attentive. when... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't possibly write everthing I want to about this place! So I will try to keep it relevant. This place is one of if not the best places I have ever stayed at (40th country travelled to). This is not a resort, more an informal retreat to get away from the main tourist drag, but more importantly to sit... More 

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

Thank you for the great reviews!!!! We already MISS YOU!!!!!! I got back safe and sound but too much civilization in Savusavu:-) No MORE ice cream...:-) you cannot stop diving....so let us know when you are ready for the next step! Lilly, the turtle is waiting for you:-)miss you! Viola More 

La Rochelle, France
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is just heaven on earth for divers. You are next to Rainbow Reef which isgreat diving and the place is just like if you were home. The staff is friendly and efficient. The food is great. The beach nice. The atmosphere so chilled... I can't imagine coming back to Fiji without coming again in this place. Loved it... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow is all I can say! This place is great. Very secluded and private. The staff is all very super nice and they wait on your every need. There are no roads and no electric (solar powered lights. A generator runs several times each day so that you can charge phones, cameras ect). If you want to get away from... More 

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

Bula you 2, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We loved to have you with us and everyone here is proud of your praise, it made that big Fijian Smile come out:-). Hopefully we shall see you back one day! Viola More 

Waiyevo, Fiji
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I visited Dolphin Bay many years ago for one night with my boyfriend at the time who was working for Viola & Roland. The boat ride over was an enjoyable smooth one, heads up to Apex the captain with his cheery disposition and who was very informative of the surrounding islands whilst driving the boat he would point out landscapes... More 

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

Bula Geraldine, it has been a long time! Thanks for the lovely review. May be we will see you and Markus here one day:-) and you will even try a dive:-) Viola More 

Moree, Australia
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

My wife and I visited mid April after the the cyclone so there was still a lot of fallen trees and coconut palms without fronds. The food was good and the staff wonderful. This is a fairly remote retreat and best if you are a diver or considering learning to dive. Roland has been diving the rainbow reef for over... More 

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

Bula Sam and James, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really did enjoy having you with us! The sun came out right after you left:-) so it was a good thing we packed the rain into your suitcases:-). The leaves, fruits and veggies are slowly coming back, so all is good. Hope to see you back... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This was our first vacation to Fiji. We were at Dolphin Bay Divers from April 11 to April 18. There is not enough space to tell all of the great attributes of this place. The entire staff was friendly, professional, helpful, accommodating and welcoming. My wife and I were sad the moment we had to leave. We both said immediately... More 

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

Bula vinaka Joe and Kellie, thank you VERY MUCH for your review. We had a great time with you even if I did not get to dive with you:-( and only saw you for a view days. The sun is finally back here and it is a gorgeous morning. Everyone says hello even Apex:-).... Have a wonderful week end and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Stayed here for a few days in July 2016. Tranquil setting, reachable only by boat. We kayaked around the bay, paddleboarded, snorkelled and walked along the beach Also went for 2 sets of dives - really recommend diving the White Wall. All meals were provided, which basically made it easy to relax as there was nothing much to think about!... More 

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

Bula from all the staff and us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed having you with us and are glad you liked it. Sending you lots of sunshine on this beautiful morning here:-) Viola More 

Beijing, China
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

点评有点晚了,到那里时是1月27日。 新西兰之前在斐济停留了八天,除了交通所用时间外其余六天都住在这家名叫海豚湾闭关潜水店,因为它改变了自己最初还要去斐济其他地方的想法,它的纯净、美丽、友好让我第一天就喜欢上,简单的享受美好生活是那里的主题,每天去潜水,去看海底美丽得像个大花园般世界,之后带着满心的欢喜回到岛上,享受丰富美味花样繁多的食物,尤其是晚餐,在岸边,烛光下,和新结识的朋友们开心交谈。。。那样的时光让人不舍离开,那样的生活让人陶醉其中。。。特别负责人的潜水教练,和非常友善的店员,让自己不仅在技术上得到经验积累,还在心里感到愉悦。。。临走前大家集中在岸边合唱着送别歌曲,那一幕在那一刻让自己感动不已,更会永远温暖着自己的心!我会再去的! The review come later, I arrived there at 29 JAN. It is so nature/purely/pretty and friendy, made me love it in the first day, so that changed my plan that went to the other places in FIJI. I have stayed at there six days spending all the time in FIJI except transfer timer! Simply is it`s style, everyday... More 

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

Bula vinaka, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We were very happy to have you with us and share our little magic place with you. Hopefully we will see you back here one day for some more great diving! Roland More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We stayed in the resort in December for 10 days and enjoyed every day. The staff was always helpful, the food was delicious and freshly prepared and the dive sites spectacular. Will go there again - hopefully soon!

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

Bula vinaka and thank you for your review! We are glad that you stayed with us and would love to have you back. May be next time you bring some rain:-) Roland and all the staff More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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Address: Vanaira Bay | Rainbow Reef, Taveuni Island, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Taveuni Island
Price Range: $28 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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