Taveuni Island Resort And Spa
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Located in Matei, Taveuni Island Resort And Spa is by the ocean and within the region of Bouma Falls Park and Matangi Dock. This 4.5-star resort is within the region of Wairiki Catholic Mission Church.
Make yourself at home in one of the 12 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature hair dryers and bathrobes.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this resort include concierge services, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the resort’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
How to Get There
My wife and myself purchased a package on Luxury Escapes and we thought it is a truly wonderful place, extremely good if you want to relax and get away from hectic locations. The views are fantastic, as the water and peacefulness of this location.
We enjoyed the peace and quite, did some excursions but we were there to do very little and we did.
It is a place where though the details of the rooms and some part of the service should be better than what they are given the 5 star ratings.
Having travelled quite a bit around the world, and also before the advent of TripAdvisor, I have seen the different ends of types of accommodation and I believe that the resort has not been maintained as it should have been, and shows loss of bits and pieces that should have been fixed and adjusted for the price is being paid.
Having said that, it is a place both of us kept in our hearts and we would consider re-visiting, but after double-checking some facts.
In terms of food, my wife is highly gluten intolerant and has not had a single issue during our stay, which was great.
We hope that this resort will do the things that needs to be done to be at top level, because it is a great place in a great location.
Its true what everyone says, yes this is paradise. But its not as good as it should be. Ok, yes we just happened to be unlucky to have a cyclone cause really awful weather, and it forced us to relax, which we did. But for the price this place costs to stay in there is quite a lot that is missing. Now i can deal with no tv and poor wifi, i knew that before we came, but when you are stuck in your room and have a minibar that is never restocked, the coffee in the room is off and the “ daily complimentary biscuits” are a week old, it kind of wears thin the whole value for money thing.
This is a 4.5 star resort! With no information on check in, given the wrong wifi codes, the food is lovely but the only choices you get is breakfast, the lunch and dinner you have a choice of two things as your mains and entree and dessert is a surprise.
I have an allergy to capsicum which i informed them on checkin, however my lunch on the second day was full of it so i had no lunch, i got a sorry the chef forgot- but i didnt get anything else for lunch!
I am still waiting for kava night that is included, and no mention of it as yet, with only two days left it seems the only entertainment provided is not going to happen.
Though i did get to see the owners dog take a dump in front of us during breakfast the other day which was delightful, i suppose that is entertainment.
If i hadnt been a seasoned traveller and seen all spectrums of accomodation and service i would likely not have any issues. Though the brass light fitting that fell from the high point of the ceiling onto my husbands chest was also entertaining, with the owner suggesting we just put it back, and it still is sitting on the sofa here, he was just lucky it didnt fall on his head, it bruised his chest.
Now yes they do have family issues with a sick relative, we heard about him vomiting ( whilst we were eating dinner) and they do have the place for sale, noble realty has it listed, so i assume times may be tougher. But that doesnt excuse the service and facilities when at package deal prices we pay $650 a night to stay here!
The staff are lovely, but you only see them at meal times, which is when they should be lovely. They cant help how things are run.
The “boutique” only had a few things in to buy, and i was told it would be restocked when family went back to new zealand soon- which means they dont even stock local items! I would have loved to be helping the local villages with buying their things rather than overseas stuff.
I may get a massage, its included so i see on my list of inclusions, though i dont know where i will go for it or even if they are open as its a public holiday. I guess we shall see......anyway, i do love the place for the fact that it is so vert pretty and it truly is relaxing, but i really do think there is likely a better resort nearby that offers the same for less- maybe i should buy the place, there is so much lost potential here just begging for someone to improve!
I will be back, but not to here, and especially at high season prices of over $1000a night, they really are dreaming if they think it’s worth that!
When looking for remote getaway places with Quality accommodation and outstanding Location , excellent cuisine and staff that personalise your vacation we will definitely be back ....!! Such outstanding peace in this location and sunsets you will never forget......
We stayed for 6 days as part of a longer visit to the Fiji islands, and had a relaxing, recharging stay thanks to the folks at Taveuni Island Resort.
We’d chosen this resort based on the views and access to the sites, and we were not disappointed! Our bure had a wonderful view of the ocean and we enjoyed watching storms roll in on the wetter days of our stay. In fact, pretty much every part of the resort had a beautiful view; it can be enjoyed over breakfast, and any time you’re in the infinity pool. We also had several secluded meals down at the private beach, which had many low-hanging trees available for shade.
Service & people:
The owners and staff are the resort’s other best elements, and from them came great service. We were picked up without wait at Matei airport by one of the owners, and driven the short distance to the resort where we were greeted by Anne and many of the friendly staff. Our bure was available without delay. Our biggest touchpoint with the staff during the rest of our stay was during meals; they were always ready with a table and menu for us at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No request seemed too hard; we’d often decide spur of the moment to get a picnic lunch to take to the private beach, or need laundry done on short notice. They were always quick to fix any small issues we ran into in our bure or to restock something.
Room and Facilities:
Our bure was spacious and had a rustic feel about it, with high ceilings and big glass windows and a glossy, tiled floor. The AC was a big bonus for us. The wet bar area was stocked with cutlery, glasses, a tea maker and a fridge (plus coffee-making facilities). There’s a cool little hammock hanging outside and the yard's landscaping helps obscure the view into your yard from other bures. Some parts of the bure were a bit worn down and could stand to be updated/deep cleaned; the curtains and mosquito nets, for example, had dead bugs and splotches on them, and at one point a bulb dangled loose from the ceiling.
For those who are sensitive to mosquito bites: When we were there, mosquitoes were pretty terrible, so we often stayed indoors with windows shut (another bonus of having the AC :)). Unfortunately it’s a bit hard to avoid bugs from getting in, so pack repellent and anti-itch lotion accordingly.
Do note that the Wi-Fi here is slow and occasionally may not be available for long stretches, so plan on filling your days with enjoyment of Taveuni's natural wonders instead of Netflix streaming.
The rest of the resort is beautifully landscaped with a few additional features. There is a small but well-designed infinity pool with some lawn chairs; a small spa; and the restaurant. They also have a private lagoon bure where you can be served dinner at sunset (this was lovely!). The owners and their family also live onsite, so you might see one of their gentle doberman dogs or cats strolling around or sneaking a dip in the pool :)
Food and the like:
The daily menu for lunch and dinner is simple, with a choice between a fish and other meat dish (they’ll always make an option if you’re vegetarian, though). Breakfast is more extensive. I enjoyed the easy meal selection and there was enough variety to keep me happy throughout the stay, though my partner wanted a bit more choice.
One bummer is that alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are not included in the all-inclusive price (including those in the minibar, though the bubbly upon arrival is complimentary). Ideally non-alcoholic drinks would be included.
No matter the small caveats, I’d recommend this to anyone looking to recharge, experience the best of authentic Taveuni, and get away from the big-box, more hectic resort vibes of the main island.
Wonderful place to stay, private, stunning views, luxurious elegant rooms that lift the senses to a memorable experience, make you feel special.
friendly and helpful staff, relaxed and quiet environment with beautifully cared for gardens