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 husband and myself we fortunate to chance upon this fabulous resort. We are looking forward to another trip next year. We stayed in a lovely bure which was so spacious with a large bedroom, bathroom with 2 sinks, I side shower as well as outside shower. Lovely inside sitting area and kitchenette, fab.Covered outside balcony with x2 lounges with direct sea view. The rooms were serviced twice a day, well cleaned on the morning and a turn down of the bed and closing the louvers etc in the evening. The magic fairies came when we went to eat at the restaurant, we found coffee and biscuits replenished every day. While there was a set brekie there was plenty of scope Inc.freshly baked muffins and local fresh fruit. Three courses for lunch and dinner were so great that I had to say no at times as were just too good. We had wine,cocktails and beers. Special requests were attended to with real hospitality. We had an issue with the hot water , we were offered a room change which we declined as we loved our room, the hot water was resolved the next day( we had use of another bure that night to have a hot shower.)WiFi was available in the restaurant/ bar area at no additional charge. Wonderful host Rick was around to check if we wanted anything and we saw his dog when he was around. Never saw any rubbish and would describe this slice of heaven as very environmentally friendly. Looking forward to our next stay.
This was meant to be our paradise resort for our honeymoon but it turned out to be quite the opposite. The room we were given was very dirty, with stains on walls and the netting round the bed. Lots of dead insects on top of it, under the bed, on the lights etc all piled up.
The bathroom floor mat was meant to be white but was more a creamy brown which led you to guess what the cleanliness on the linen was like.
A group of Australians were having a shouting match when we were having dinner because there was absolutely no service whatsoever. They just wanted drinks by the pool but couldn’t even get that for 1000 Aus dollars a night. They didn’t have working lights in one of their rooms either. No phones in the room didnt help. The owners son was very aggressive and rude. He just kept telling us he was just a farmer and that if we didn’t like the fact our room was dirty then we should leave. This was in between him swearing at the Aus group.
We were told the owners wife was the main manager and she was away on personal matters so we’d like to think this was a blip. But for the money you’re paying and from other people I have spoken to that have stayed there you can get far far far more elsewhere on the island. It’s not worth it whatsoever. They’re trying to sell the business and have just let it slip.
We left before the first night because they didn’t want to address our dirty room. They also said there were no other rooms available even though there were 3 groups of people many villas.
Don’t risk it.
Will upload pictures from my camera shortly.
We will remember this one forever! We travelled to Fiji from the US and took an extra flight to Taveuni, one of the outer islands. We wanted to see more of Fiji than the usual types of hotels (chains) we could stay in anywhere in the world but still have a little luxury. This place was the perfect blend of both! A local band performed in the restaurant on several nights. We met so many lovely Fijians and tasted kava for the first time and loved the whole experience. Truly unforgettable. We stayed in the stunning villa Seniuci looking out at the most gorgeous view of ocean, islands and changing skies. Morning coffee on our porch was a favourite. Our villa was clean and tended to daily. The staff are so friendly and warm I now understand the meaning of the word Bula which is used to say hello but also seems to be a celebration of life itself. We had everything we needed and more, even on an outer island without much infrastructure. We were truly impressed by what the owners Do and Ric have accomplished here. We enjoyed the food fresh from the family farm straight to our table, and beautiful animals on the property. There are not TVs in the rooms which we mostly liked as it made us do other things, but for a rainy day it is good to have a tablet with you so you can stream or download a movie and stay cozy in your beautiful villa. This is one of the trips that stands apart from other vacations...we will remember this one forever. Thank you Taveuni Island Resort...for everything!
We stayed here with friends after attending a wedding in Nadi.
We also own a business in tourism so the pros and cons about this property are fair, true and based on a lot of knowledge about servicing the customer.
The property is situated on a cliff, with beautiful gardens and views (especially the sunsets). The villas are spacious inside but outdated in regards to fixtures, furniture, towels (old and stained) curtains (stained) and bedding/sheets. A serious renovation (internally) is needed to bring them to the current market. It is important to note that there is no phone in the villa to contact reception, no tv, no sufficient wifi or a iPod dock to play music. The mini bar was stocked on arrival but was not restocked during our stay. They also don’t supply bottled water. You have to purchase from the bar or in town. They do not supply any toiletries apart from body and hand wash and S&C. The rooms are serviced daily.
Breakfast is the same selection everyday which became like ground hog day if your staying a while. Lunch involves getting one entree (one choice), 2 choices for main and desert is what the chef decides. The same applies for dinner. It is bad luck if a vegetable appears you do not like! The food is reasonable and fresh. The staff are lovely and efficient in waitressing however you have to ask constantly to order a drink. The resident dogs (Large dogs) and cats like to visit the restaurant and circle your feet and lick you whilst you are eating..... This is a rated 5 star resort, but was like a farmhouse B&B!
There is steps down to the beach but the beach is not the nicest I have seen in Fiji (see picture). There are kayaks to use but only had a couple of paddles supplied so we all couldn’t go out together. There is no beach furniture down at the beach. One couple went paddle boarding and it folded in half.
The wet edged pool is lovely over looking the ocean. However every afternoon the owners dogs would come down and join us in the pool (photo attached). They do not offer a service to collect drink orders by the pool and a lot of times the bar wasn’t manned so we bought our own. There are only 4 sunlounges by the pool and at times no cushions on two of them.
They offer a massage service. Our friends booked an afternoon appointment. We planned our day around it. When they went to attend they were told the Chef was busy and to rebook. The Chef is also the masseuse and can only do massages in the afternoon. Why advertise as a Spa but only have a set time to do it?
We booked the Island Hopping activity (in a little tinnie) with Percy and that was enjoyable.
The overall feeling of this resort was just abit off. It depends on your personal travelling expectations and standards.
If your a Honeymoon couple who want to be left alone and you love swimming and dining with dogs, it might suit. But if you desire 5 star luxury with great service, resort sophistication, a non restricted menu and value for money then I would look else where at Taveuni Island.
We booked this resort for some post-wedding RR for 6 of us. The property is lovely, however they entire 4 nights lacked the 1%er's to say this is a 5 STAR resort.
The staff are friendly and they are polite, and the meals were excellent. However you always felt that every request was an slight inconvenience. They rarely offered you a drink (so lost revenue) , they never came near you at the pool which was frequently used by the owners dogs and cloudy. Our Villas were nice (we were the only room with wifi), however they all had lights not working, or in our case hanging from the bathroom ceiling. Our shower did not work in the bathroom so we used the outside shower, the toilet was blocked when we arrived and after following this up 3 times we finally had it fixed. One of our air conditioners didn't work and when nobody came to look at it, we replaced the batteries in the controller and got it working.
One of our group ended up having a heated argument with the Rick's son because we bought beer and champagne to the pool area, however when there is no bar staff to purchase drinks from, I'm not sure how you get a drink otherwise? A young couple also staying at the resort were that upset with their room they left at 8pm that night.
If we left anything outside our rooms, i.e. chips they dogs ate them, they also left crap on our lawns.
We booked our massage for 3pm before leaving to see the falls, and when we arrived we were told "sorry we can't do this today, the chef is busy". So the kitchen staff do the massages and they are nice, however communication is not a strong point at this resort. They also like you organise all your activities through the resort so they can get their cut, However, even when we organised the trips ourselves, it ended up on our bill. They did remove it, however they were then $100 short in what they were going to charge us. I requested they add what was missing and we paid our bill.
You will need to follow up everything that is included in your package, as the staff will do nothing to make it happen. So, yes this is "Paradise on earth" because the property and location is stunning, however it's extremely expensive for what is a 4 star resort. I hope this helps with anyone booking this resort in the future?