Spent 7 nights here as a couple and had a wonderful time.
We stayed at an Oceanfront bure ten metres from the shore in total isolation from all other bures and escaped completely from mobile phones, internet and the other trappings of modern life for a blissful week. The room was lovely with fresh flowers daily, and screens on all windows.
The food was delicious and plentiful with an emphasis on fresh food from their garden, animal pens or the sea. One night we had tuna sushi 2 hours after it being caught - you can't get that kind of freshnesss many places!
The efforts of management to develop the resort as an ecoresort are to be commended with solar panels, and microhydro providing 24 hour power and only a couple of hours of generator use per day.
The garden was very pretty and peaceful. The beach allowed for long peaceful walks. Free use of kayaks, table tennos, volleyball and forest walks to a small gorgeous waterfall meant there was always enough to do if so desired. We chose not to do most of their optional activities which included village visits, and other exploratory activities which I'm sure would be fantastic.
Have done a fair bit of snorkelling and diving and snorkelling with Manta Rays on their organised trip will be in my Top 3 underwater experiences quite possibly for the rest of my life! Other diving was good, and varied. Snorkelling and swimming from the resort were best done at high tide. There were good interesting reefs to be found and explored.
Having never stayed at, and been a little reluctant to stay at a "resort", Papageno was perfect for me with attentive and friendly staff who only were seen when needed.
A perfect escape from the trappings of modern life!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Papageno Resort, on the untouched island of Kadavu in Fiji, blends world-class scuba diving, fishing, cultural activities and an array of other adventure experiences (snorkeling, free diving, spearfishing, waterfall hiking, kayaking, stand-up-paddle, surfing, etc.) all within a secluded, tranquil and unique oceanfront hideaway with a lush, tropical rainforest backyard setting. Papageno Resort is truly a one-of-a-kind getaway spot that caters to both those looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay or those looking for a bundle of adventure-level water and land experiences, whilst making Papageno feel like your home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Papageno Resort Fiji Hotel Kadavu Island
- Papageno Hotel Fiji
- Papageno Resort Fiji/Kadavu Island