My boyfriend and I stayed at Karin's Garden and really enjoyed the location, the meals provided and the accommodations. When we arrived at the Matei airport, Peter was there to pick up bright and early. We arrived at Karin’s Garden, a few minutes down the road, and were walked through our place. It was a beautiful wooden building easily accommodating a family of 4-5. With two spacious bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and shower, and a central kitchen / dining area connecting the two. The windows were big letting in a bunch of light but with curtains to keep it out if you wanted to sleep in late. The kitchen was fully equipped with a refrigerator and stove, cooking supplies and dishware, so you could manage your own meals if you wanted.
We had a couple breakfasts and lunches out in the area in Matei, but had all our dinners prepared by Karin. My boyfriend and I were really impressed by the meals Karin prepared. Everything we had at every meal was really great. We live in the Los Angeles / Orange County areas of California and have ample opportunity to have great food at many famous and highly ranked restaurant, but we agreed that Karin’s meals were as good as anything we had in LA. The presentations were also exceptional.
Since Karin and Peter only have one set of guests at a time, they can provide a wonderfully personal and meaningful experience for their guests. When we weren’t exploring the island, and stayed relaxing at the location, we had some great talks with Karin and Peter as we enjoyed the view from the porch overlooking the ocean. We also got to take their dog Koda down the beach with us and play with him in the water. When we left, we were sad to go and hope we can keep in touch with the great couple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Karin's Garden is an oceanfront paradise nestled in the lush green Garden of Fiji, Taveuni. The spotless and cozy bungalow-style cottage is perfectly designed for a couple, family or four. There is a fully equipped kitchen and two bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom, one with a Queen-size bed and the other with two singles and a large veranda for enjoying outside living. In addition, both bedrooms features ceiling fans and all windows are fully screened. ... more less