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Garden Island Resort

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As the number 1 dedicated Taveuni resort to scuba dive Fiji, the Garden Island Resort is comfortable dealing with the unique demands of divers. Diving is the primary topic of conversation around the swimming pool and in the restaurant bar, making a pleasant change from some of the nearby honeymoon resorts.

Rooms: 30
Diving in: Taveuni
Dive type: Boat dives
Divers: Max. 60
Enriched air nitrox is available hereInternet is available here
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The Garden Island Resort, Taveuni, Fiji

The popularity of the resort was evidenced when it won first place in the prestigious 2003 Readers Choice Award as Best Value as a Resort in the World by Rodale's Scuba Diving magazine. Value is the key word with great week-long packages, family deals and dorm rooms for those whose purse strings may not otherwise stretch to diving off The Somosomo Strait's world-famous sites. All rooms have TV and internet access.

The resort is the closest to the world famous Rainbow Reef in Taveuni, an easy 15 minute boat ride. Night dives are also taken on this giant reef complex and, being such a dedicated dive resort, there are few places better to take a PADI dive course than under the watchful, professional eyes of the dive operation at Garden Island Resort.

Garden Island Resort is suited to everyone including serious divers, those who prefer shorter boat trips and those with a smaller budget in mind.

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Resort diving packages...
  Prices valid until 31 March 2015

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All Year Round 14/15 - 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015
Days Nights Price per diver Price per non-diver Single supplement
US$US$US$
65984480120
761,176576144
871,506672462
981,722768486
1091,938864510


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More Trip Details....
Special offers: To secure your reservation with us for Garden Island Resort, simply pay us a 20% deposit. The balance due can be settled on arrival.

Destinations:  Taveuni, including the Rainbow Reef and the Somosomo Strait. No diving on day of arrival and from the day before departure.

Resort diving includes:  Dives (as detailed in the packages above), boat rides to dive sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 6 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, diving tax.
Diving excludes (mandatory):  Extra dives, night dives, full set scuba equipment (approx. US$ 24 per day), dive computer, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Resort accommodation includes:  Bed, breakfast, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, return resort transfers from airport (included from 7 nights dive package onwards), nightly entertainment, complimentary use of snorkelling equipment and kayaks, Sunday Church visits, day visits to Historical Catholic mission, International Dateline and breathtaking waters pools, taxes.
Accommodation excludes (mandatory):  Lunch, dinner, alcoholic drinks, return resort transfers from airport (approx. US$ 24 per person, payable in advance) for all non diving packages and dive packages of less than 7 nights stay, internet access. If you are a single person it is compulsory to pay for a single supplement. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there:  The resort is a 30 minute drive away from Taveuni Airport. You can take one of the short daily flights to Taveuni from either Suva or Nadi Airport on Viti Levu or from Savusavu Airport in Vanua Levu. For more information see our Taveuni travel information section.

Dive clubs and group discounts:  Please contact us for more details.

Add-on package:  If this is your only planned visit to Fiji then we strongly recommend that you consider a 2 night add-on stay at the Uprising Beach Resort, Pacific Harbour on Viti Levu, to allow you to witness the not-to-be-missed shark feed diving. This option is also convenient as it is located close to both the international gateway airports in Fiji - Nadi and Suva.

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Rooms, Beds, Bathrooms, Views...
There are 15 modern and well appointed Ocean View rooms with private balconies. There are also 15 luxurious Ocean Front Spa rooms which are larger with private outdoor patios and feature plunge pools.

The room building runs along the waterfront and all the rooms have a balcony or deck area with spectacular sunset views over the Somosomo Strait. There is room service and the rooms are just a few steps away from 1 of the 2 resort swimming pools.

Garden Island Resort Ocean View room interior All the rooms have:
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower, towels and toiletries
  • Seaview sun terrace and outdoor furniture
  • Flat screen TV and DVD player
  • French press coffee and tea making facilities
  • Internet access
  • Minifridge, minibar and kiosk
  • International telephone
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Mosquito nets
  • Room service - 07:00-21:00 hrs

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Diving Details...
Garden Island Resort is closest to the famous Rainbow Reefs, which is practically on their doorstep, about a 15 minute boat ride away. This PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Resort runs 2 morning dives each day starting at 08:45 am on Rainbow Reef, with the possibility of an afternoon or night dive depending on demand and weather conditions.

The Taveuni Diver boat Corals only bloom on the correct tide so your dive site selections are dependent on prevailing tides.

The dive centre has an 9.5 metre twin-engine dive boat taking up to 12 divers. Fresh water showers and rinse tanks (including seperate camera tank) are available at the centre.

Dive trips include divemaster, drinking water, tanks, weights and weightbelts. The staff provide a kit transfer and rinsing service.

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Facilities, Location, Recreation...
The Taveuni Garden Island Resort's swimming pool The Garden Island Resort provides a quiet and relaxing lifestyle in tropical surroundings with pleasant, attentive staff and fine international cuisine.

Spend your time sunning by the pool or diving the Rainbow Reef; sit back on your ocean-front balcony and enjoy a magnificent sunset over the Somosomo Strait and the island of Vanua Levu; or take off and explore the beauty of the island, it's up to you!

Facilities: Restaurant and bar - 2 Swimming pools with kids pool - Massage - Gift shop - International telephone and fax - Internet - Foreign exchange - Laundry - Babysitting and cots - Tour desk - Specialist activity staff

Location: Waiyevo, Tavenui Island, north coast Fiji

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Menu, Cuisine Type, Specialities...
The Drodrolagi Restaurant features fine local and international cuisine with meats, poultry and seafood. The menu also has at least 1 vegetarian entree each meal.

The Garden Island Resort resturant Meals available:
  • Fijian and Indian specialities
  • Seafood and barbeques
  • Soups and salads
  • Most dietary requirements can be catered for - please send notice
Complimentary continental breakfast is tea, coffee, juice toast, jams, cereals, muffins and fresh fruits.

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Dive Safety, Resort Security...
The Garden Island Resort swimming pool and seafront, Taveuni, Fiji Islands The 2 hyperbaric chambers of Fiji are both situated in Suva, Viti Levu, 300 km or a 90 minute flight away. Therefore, to cover your-self for the risk of a dive emergency, we advise you to have your own dive insurance.

The dive boat carries a first aid kit, as does the resort. There is a good emergency evacuation procedures in place. 1 divemaster is provided for every 6 divers. The operator has not confirmed the presence, or quantity of, oxygen on their dive boats or at their dive resort.

For non-diving accidents there is a hospital 2 km from the resort.

The Garden Island Resort provides a safety box in reception. There is 24 hour security at the resort and the nearest police station is 10 km away.

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Customer reviews: 

"Staff were amazing, I would recommend diving with Aquatrec always, what a safe, friendly organization. The staff at our accomodation were always happy and could remember all of our names in the first meeting. A great group of people to spend time with and an experience that we will remember forever." - Russell Spehr, Australia ...

"Attentive and experienced staff with a good sense of humour. All friendly and plenty of dive equipment for hire." - Rob Payne, United Kingdom ...

"Aquatrek are a well organised dive operation. Dives were great ... was a struggle sometimes for beginner divers." - Kelvin Parkin, New Zealand ...

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