We were part of a group (24) who booked this dive resort a year in advance. In that time the management changed and while we had, for the most part, a very good time, it seemed that we were being nickled and dimed to death! The package was to be "all inclusive" yet, the night dive that was scheduled, suddendly was an extra $75. We decided to cancel that and then suggested a shore dive, which became an extra $35.we skipped that too. We were quoted several different prices when trying to book the resort van and driver for a trip to the triple water falls. First it was $168, then it went to $240. and finally $360. We decided to engage a local taxi which was $200. and there was no set hours. If you decide to go, use local taxi's.
In our original package we were offered a free 1/2 massage, however, when we tried to schedule the "free" massage, the new manager told us they only did full hour massages and they were $70. We had been told our breakfast would be served between 7-7;30 every morning, to give the divers time to get ready, yet the second day, we all waited over an hour (I personally waited 1hr and 40 minutes) because of demanding, obnoxious visiting "dentists" who told the staff they must be served by 8am? There were lot's of unhappy people that day! It would have been much more helpful if this resort had listed what they offered and the price, up front, so guests could have the information before arriving.
The staff was amazing, friendly, helpful and accommodating in every way. The food was excellent and service fantastic. When we were checking out, several members of our group were outraged at the over pricing of certain items. Can you imagine paying $100. for a birthday cake, or $450. for a listed $60. Village Tour? Whether it was the owners or the manager, we were not sure, but the pluses outweighed the minuses over all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wake up to beautiful panoramic views of the ocean and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves at award-wining Garden Island Resort on Taveuni, Fiji. With world class dive sites only moments away, and a coastal 9-hole golf course at your pleasure, there are a bevy of recreational pursuits to be enjoyed including coastal walks, bird watching, hiking, natural waterfalls and horse riding to name a few. Comprising of 15 Ocean front suites with a private patio, and 15 Ocean view rooms fully refurbished with private balconies, each room offers a private space for luxurious comfort and personalised service making Garden Island Resort your home away from home. Garden Island Resort is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort with a fully equipped dive centre on site with professional and friendly dive crew offering PADI courses, and nitrox for advanced divers. Only 15 minutes away from the Rainbow Reef and over 20 dive sites, you are only moments away from world class diving and amazing soft coral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garden Island Hotel Taveuni Island
- Garden Island Taveuni