Paradise Taveuni is a Fijian island paradise. Surrounded by lush rainforest and warm waters brimming with sealife, Paradise Taveuni embodies the true meaning of the words “tropical island paradise”.
The island, and the natural beauty that surrounds, is paradise for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike. Offering some of Fiji’s best diving, the waters off the island are an under water wonderland brimming with coral and sea life. With a variety terrains and ideal temperature all year round, Paradise Taveuni is perfect for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.
There is nothing like a true tropical island escape to relieve the stress and tension of our busy 21st century lives. At Paradise Taveuni, natural beauty envelopes you – the perfect tonic for rest and relaxation. The resort offers a number of activities to guests on a daily basis. Explore virgin rainforests and waterfalls with some of the purest water in the world. Enjoy guided island tours. Learn frond weaving or learn to speak Fijian. The staff at Paradise Taveuni will ensure you have the best time possible in this magical place.
Paradise Taveuni is located north of Vuna village at the southern end of Taveuni, perched on an oceanfront cliff overlooking the one of the Somosomo Straight. Set on 5 acres of elevated oceanfront land, the resort offers impressive ocean and sunset views and many strategically placed hammocks and sun lounges from which to enjoy them. The resort doesn’t have a beach on the resort ground, however there are beaches within 10 minute walking distance from the resort. Guides will be delighted to escort you to these public beaches during your stay.
Domestic flights from Nadi and Suva run twice daily to Taveuni Island. Alterntively transfers via helicopter, seaplane and fixed wing places are also available. Access via launch, water taxi or speed boat is also available. By road, Paradise is a one hour scenic drive from the Taveuni Matei airport. The road to Paradise from the Taveuni airport is sealed for 30 minutes and unsealed for 30 minutes. The resort’s 4 wheel drive vehicles are used to this road and we of course try to ensure the comfort of our passengers at all times. You can bypass the unsealed section of the road by experiencing a Speedboat transfer. Fiji island transfers »
OCEANVIEW BURES : Idyllic for couples and families, the Oceanview Bures offer a private bedroom with a grand 4 poster king bed. The separate lounge room has a refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, as well as comfortable lounge furniture. The indoor bathroom is tropically designed with shower, toilet, bath products, hair dryer and an electronic safe. The outdoor shower in the private lush garden is a Fiji essential. All Bures have a sundeck with ocean views, Day Bed for relaxing and table and chair for reading or postcard writing. All Bures are conditioned. The Oceanview Bure can accommodate, 1, 2 or 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children
DELUXE OCEANFRONT BURES : Perfect for Honeymooners and couples searching for seclusion and romance, the Deluxe Oceanfront Bures are close to our oceanfront and set front row with panoramic views of the Somosomo Strait. The air conditioned accommodation features a private bedroom with grand 4 poster king bed that features stunning ocean views. The separate lounge room has a refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, as well as comfortable lounge furniture with more even ocean views. The indoor bathroom is tropically designed with shower, toilet, bath products, hair dryer and an electronic safe. The outdoor shower and Deluxe Tub in the private lush garden is a Fiji essential. All Bures have a sundeck with ocean views, Day Bed for relaxing and table and chair for reading or postcard writing. The Deluxe Oceanfront Bures can accommodate up to 2 adults or 3 adults + 2 adults + 2 children.
OCEANVIEW FAMILY BURES : Featuring 2 private bedrooms with a King bed in each, these bures are perfect for families and comfortably accommodate 2 adults + 2 children. The Bure has an indoor bathroom that is tropically designed with shower, toilet, bath products, hair dryer, tea & coffee making facilities, refrigerator and an electronic safe. The outdoor shower in the private lush garden is a Fiji essential. All Bures have a sundeck with ocean views, day bed for relaxing and table and chair for reading or postcard writing (or posting to Instagram #fijidreaming). All Bures are conditioned.
DELUXE OCEANFRONT VALE : Located on the northern side of the island, these are the best choice for our scuba divers as they are closer to the Paradise Dive Centre and the resort’s private Marina. The Deluxe Oceanfront Vales are similar in design as the Bures offering a large bedroom with grand 4 poster king bed, refrigerator, tea or coffee making facilities and comfortable lounge furniture. Vales have an indoor bathroom that is tropically designed with shower, bath products, hair dryer and electronic safe. The outdoor shower in the private lush garden is a Fiji essential. All Oceanfront Vales are air conditioned and accommodate 2 adults, 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children. An additional single bed or a double bunk bed can be added.
DELUXE OCEANFRONT FAMILY VALE : Family Vales feature 2 bedrooms and can accommodate 2 adults + 4 children or 3 adults + 2 children or 4 adults. Designed especially for families, accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms with grand 4 poster bed in each, 2 indoor bathrooms with shower, bath products, hairdryer and electronic safe. The 2 outdoor showers are in their own private tropical lush gardens. We are happy to add single beds, cribs/cots in the second bedroom on request, for families with more children.
Dining bures are dotted across the oceanfront where guests can enjoy panoramic ocean views.
Relaxation and Spa Treatments
The resort’s oceanfront Bamboo Spa is a please to release tension and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. The healing properties of touch combined with local Fijian techniques will ease stress and relax the body. The resort use local organic virgin coconut oils with essential oils added and Pure Fiji products to nourish and feed your skin. The Spa Therapists are trained in Swedish Massage and offer a selection of relaxation and remedial massage designed to suit everyone.
Things to do at Taveuni
Much of Taveuni’s coastline is rugged and set against some of Fiji’s highest peaks. Des Voeux Peak reaches up 1195m and the cloud shrouded Mt Uluiqalau, at 1241m, is country’s second highest summit, offering some of the best views in Fiji and making Taveuni a great hiking destination. Covered in coconut trees, Taveuni is known for being the Garden Island of Fiji because of the abundance of its flora. About 60 percent of the land is tropical rainforest, and the volcanic soil makes Taveuni one of Fiji’s most fertile areas. While the northeast of Taveuni is fringed by reefs, the southwest has deep water close to shore. Taveuni, free from poisonous snakes and spiders, is a bird watchers dream as well.
With Rainbow Reef and Vuna Reef just a short boat ride away, Paradise Taveuni offers you some of the best diving in the world. Fiji, known for being the soft coral capital of the world, will give you some of the most memorable dives of your life exploring astounding soft corals and diverse marine life, all on the world-famous Somosomo Strait. With over 40 sites on hand, Paradise offers divers like The Great White Wall, Orgasm, The Zoo and many more dive sites that you will reminisce on for the rest of your life.
The resort offers a number of activities to our guests on a daily basis. If you are looking at doing something besides diving and relaxing, the surrounding area is full of things to do :
VANUA LEVU BEACH TRIP : Escape the resort for a fun-filled trip to a white sandy beach on the Island of Vanua Levu, Fiji’s 2nd largest Island, located across the Somosomo Strait. Jump aboard the resort’s private boat bound for Rainbow Reef and you will soon arrive at turquoise waters of Vanua Levu to experience snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing and beachcombing. The resort can arrange a cooler of beverages and refreshments and a picnic lunch. Towels and snorkelling gear provided. Additional beach trips include Kioa Island Beach or take the 10 minute walk from the resort to Dolphin Bay where you will find two black sand beaches with crystal waters.
CANNIBAL CAVE TOUR AND GUIDED HIKE – A 60 minute hike from the resort & you will arrive at a hidden underground cave. This mysterious cannibal prison is made from lava rock and you will descend part of the way on your hands & knees, wonder at the ancient legends of the cave & look for old bones from days gone by, discover mud pools within the cave that were once used for their healing properties. This is an eerie journey into the lost culture of these remarkable islands, hike back to the resort and along the way enjoy your Guides will impart tales of days gone by and the local culture.
SOUTHERN BLOW HOLE TOUR AND GUIDED HIKE – The only one on Taveuni, this unique blowhole has been created by the forces of nature combining volcanic molten lava and the cooling powers of the ocean. Water on the incoming tide can shoot up to 50 metres into the sky.
SHOPPING TRIP : The resort’s driver will escort you through the main shopping area of Naqara (pr: Nung-gah-rah) which features handicraft shops, fruit and vegetable markets and local shops offering a variety of affordable items. Have fun haggling with the local stall and shop owners. Remember your Fijian dollars!
CULTURAL ADVENTURE AND CHURCH SERVICE : The Fijian people are very religious and there are many denominations on the small island of Taveuni including Methodist, Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Church of the Latter-day Saints as well as Hindu and Moslem Temples. The Holy Cross Church and Wairiki Catholic Mission was built in 1907 and overlook the school playing field and Somosomo Strait. An important canoe battle even took place on the beach in the mid-17th Century. At the time the Tongan Chief had gained much control of the rest of Fiji and Taveuni was in his sights. A great battle ensued, with many casualties. The Taveuni warriors from the southern most village of Taveuni called Navkawau, fought bravely and fearlessly to turn back the invading Tongans, who numbered in the thousands. The story goes that the slain enemies were cooked in the lovo (pit oven) and then eaten with uru (breadfruit). The Taveuni locals then built the Holy Cross Church to thank the French Missionaries who had helped the local warriors with their battle strategy against the Tongan Chief. The Mass each Sunday is in Fijian and the fantastic choir singing is certainly something to experience. The stained glass within the Church is said to have been imported from France, there is also a painting of the famous battle within the presbytery.
GUIDED DAY TOUR TO BOUMA WATERFALLS : Take a guided, scenic coastal drive to the beautiful Bouma Waterfalls which have been featured in movies such as Blue Lagoon and most recently on The Bachelorette. Upon arrival, an easy 10 minute walk takes you to the first and most famous waterfall of Fiji. You may choose to hike to the picturesque second and third falls, or simply enjoy the cool waters and serenity of the first falls. On the return trip back to the resort you’ll stop at the Naqare main shopping area, the 180 Meridian Line that passes through Taveuni and visit the sign erected to mark the spot where today and tomorrow meet (here couples can take a photo of themselves kissing for 2 days!). Visit the Meridian Store to buy affordable and good quality material, snacks or ice cream! The Holy Cross church and Wairiki Catholic Mission was built in 1907 and overlooks the playing field and Somosomo Strait. The presbytery holds a painting of the famous battle won by our brave and fearless Southern Taveuni Warriors. The Waitavala Waterslide is a natural rock waterslide made from the erosion of water over rocks making the stones smooth to slide down.
GUIDED VILLAGE TOUR & CULTURAL EXPERIENCE : Visit first-hand day-to-day life in a Fijian Village. Duivosavosa (Do-ee-voh-sah voh-sah) Village is located 30 minutes drive north of the resort. This experience offers you a rare and genuine insight on the day to day happenings in a Fijian Village. On arrival you will be greeted and welcomed by the Village Chief (or one of his brothers if he is busy) who proudly escorts you through the village and demonstrates the various tasks they do daily. See the many uses of a coconut tree, traditional craft making, the fine art of fan, basket and mat weaving, fire making, earth oven or ‘Lovo’ demonstration and taste traditional Fijian food. Also witness the making of and try the traditional Fijian drink yaqona (yong-goner) ‘kava’ from root to drink. After the Kava Ceremony you will be invited to Taralala (dance) with the villagers. After the village tour you can choose to visit the nearby shopping area where you can purchase reasonably priced handicrafts.
Snorkeling and Diving
Taveuni is ‘The Soft Coral Capital of the World’ and Paradise Taveuni Resort is in the heart of it.
If you enjoy snorkeling and diving and are looking for the best soft corals in the world, then Paradise Taveuni should be your number 1 destination. Not only does Paradise offer more snorkeling sites than anywhere in Fiji, but it is also home to one of the top 5 soft coral dive sites in the world – the Legendary Rainbow Reef. The Somosomo Strait (Fijian for ‘good water’) has strong tidal currents, which provide a constant flow of nutrients, idyllic for soft coral growth and diverse fish life. The Pro Dive team at the resort will assist you in choosing snorkeling gear and point you in the right direction for an exciting adventure within the crystal clear waters of Paradise. Guests are offered complimentary use of mask, snorkel and fins.
Paradise Dive is owned and operated by the resort and is located within the grounds. The resort’s PADI team offer daily dive trips to Rainbow Reef, one of the most famous dive sites in the South Pacific, plus other reefs nearby where guest often see mantas rays and migrating pilot and humpback whales. The resort offers a selection of PADI Dive Courses where you can learn to dive or upgrade your current Certification with us.
The Rainbow Reef is a 32km reef in the Somosomo Strait between the islands of Taveuni and Vanua Levu and only a 20-30 minute boat trip from the resort. Recognised as one of the ‘Top 10 Dive Sites in the World’, the Great White Wall (named after the white coral inhabiting the areas) offers dive depths between between 15 and 65 metres (49 and 213 ft).
The resort’s fantastic dive boats offer a luxury diving experience including a full crew, galley, bathroom, shower and even an air conditioned camera room where dedicated underwater photographers can rinse, clean and recharge their cameras. The dive crew will take care of all your dive gear if you don’t want to lug it around yourself.
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An unforgettable slice of paradise for an unforgettable wedding.
Surrounded by tropical ocean views, gentle breezes and lush gardens, Paradise Taveuni is the perfect location for a private Fiji wedding that offers lots of unique options to say “I Do”.
If you’ve always dreamed of a specific theme or an tropical unusual wedding then our team of Fiji wedding planners can create something just for you. Whether it’s exchanging vows under a waterfall, atop a mountain or on a beach in a traditional Fiji wedding dress – we can make your dreams come true and Paradise Taveuni is just the location.
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- Coconut tree climbing
- Sulu tying demonstration
- Learn to speak Fijian
- Fond weaving
- Bury the lovo (30 minute demonstration)
- Guided Hike – Cannibal Tour
- Guided Tour – Southern Blow Hole Tour
- Garden Tour
- Fish feeding
- Local market shopping trip
- Lovo night
- Fijian village tour
- Historic Catholic Church
- Vanau Levu beach trip
- Kioa Island beach trip
- Local beaches and Dolphin Bay
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– 50% off accommodation special –
In February, Paradise Taveuni was one of the islands that suffered damage in Cyclone Winston. Since the resort has been remodeled with all accommodation and other facilities brand now. The images of the grounds and gardens you see below may be different as we are awaiting new photos to be supplied from the resort. The grounds and gardens are in the process of being reestablished and they are growing fast. To celebrate the resort’s re-opening and encourage tourists to visit Fiji and support these amazing people, we are pleased to extend a 50% discount.
HURRY, this offer expires 30th June 2016.
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