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Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat

Vanaira Bay Rainbow Reef, Taveuni Island Fiji
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#3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Taveuni Island
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!
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Vanaira Bay Rainbow Reef, Taveuni Island Fiji
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Matei Airport23835 miSee all flights
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Regine H wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My stay at dolphin bay resort was just perfect. The rainbow reef is just breathtaking for diving. So colourful! The bungalow was wonderful equipped with a beautiful view to the sea and jungle. You can even hike at the place to wonderful viewpoints. Everything is green and seems to be really unspoiled. The housereef is also quite good for snorkelling at the rights side. The food and service was just excellent! So healthy and special meals. And on top a wonderful massage. The staff is really nice and helpful. I enjoyed every second on that green island for nature lovers. Thanks for a perfect time :) Regine from Germany
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from dolphinbaydiversfiji, the team at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Bula Regine, Thank you for the wonderful review and for staying with us. We had a great time with you. Hopefully we will see you in our new place! the Dolphin Bay Divers Team :-)
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Tchool wrote a review Aug 2019
6 contributions4 helpful votes
This resort is fabulous with awesome staff and owners, always super available to help and organize transfers + very smooth communication with Zoé. Bungalows are a bit old and would need a refresh, therefore a bit expensive altough we slept very well. Food was delicious, home made and tasty. Localisation is amazing, private quiet beach, looks like paradise, and 5 minutes only by boat to stunning dive sites on the rainbow reef. However, diving prices are quite high and our main concerns went towards the equipment that was below average as well as seriousness on checks and safety. Our tanks have twice leaked just before entering the water, the guide's tank leaked as well the following day, wetsuits are in a bad shape. All in all it went well and we had a lovely time, this comment is mainly for improvement as diving sites are so beautiful.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Pyng wrote a review Mar 2019
Sunshine Coast, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed there for 5 nights and did the dives everyday.This is the best place to dive in world famous rainbow reef.It's only 10-15 minutes to every dive site and our instructor Alice is very passionate.We had a lot of fun together.The resort is located in a small island opposite of Taveuni where is quiet and cozy. We did 2 dives in the morning and chill out all afternoon during our stays. All the staff are very friendly and kind.I'm so glad we chose dolphin bay to dive in rainbow reef!
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Sophiehock wrote a review Feb 2019
3 contributions
My partner and I stayed over Christmas to complete our Open Water course and I couldn't recommend this place more. Alice was just incredible. A wonderful teacher and altogether lovely person - we went on to complete our Advanced, too. The dives were absolutely incredible. All the staff and animals were so friendly and the food was divine :-)
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat
Responded Feb 5, 2019
Bula vinaka Sophie, Thank you for the lovely review and welcome to the dive family!! You certainly chose a great hobby! We very much enjoyed having you with us and whish you many more great dives and hopefully see you back some time. Viola
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Danrodave K wrote a review Oct 2018
Whitianga, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
AWESOME place to stay! Went with my partner and her fam to DB, which they all had there open water license to dive. So I had previously done the theory at home so I was able to do my padi dives as soon as i got there. Rollen was my instructor and he took me through my padi and I was really happy with his teachings. He would make sure you wouldnt miss anyhing when diving, show the things you can touch and what not too. All up the diving was amazing! Food and service was also great! We stayed in taveuni for most of our holiday and DB was by far the better food of the places we went to. Our rooms were cleaned twice a day which I thought was quite generous. They would do the main clean in the morning whilst your diving for example then after lunch or diving you would usually go for a afternoon nap, and then go for a swim or a snorkel after your nap and 9/10 times your bed was re made and tent swept out again. The staff are really nice and welcoming. The staff new everyone by name. A nice group of workers who just got a long together, and they just made all the guest feel like family. Also we had asked the staff if we could get some carva so we could try it out, two days after we had asked they had sorted it out for us and all the other guest staying which was awsome because it was right on Fiji day, and everyone had a pretty cool time around the carva bowel. There are many other good things about this place but youll just have to see for yourself I guess. MARIE & DANRO. Vinaka
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat
Responded Oct 17, 2018
Bula vinaka guys, Thank you so much for your review. Welcome to the dive family! We are really happy you liked it and very much enjoyed having you with us! Viola
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Does Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.