© Makaira Resort Villas
© Makaira Resort Villas

10 Best Accommodation on Taveuni for Foodies

© Makaira Resort Villas

Resorts with Great Restaurants and Self-Catering Accommodation on Taveuni

Those who travel for food have certainly found a goldmine of cuisine on Taveuni, Qamea and Matangi islands. Also known as the “Garden Island”, Taveuni is packed with resorts that often grow their own produce or buy by from local communities ensuring the cuisine is always fresh and sustainable. What’s more, there’s plenty of opportunities to try cooking with these ingredients yourself with much self-catering accommodation on Taveuni. Otherwise, indulge in the wealth of restaurants and private dining experiences available at the resorts. Find out more in this list of accommodation on Taveuni for foodies.

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out The Foodie Guide to Taveuni.

1. Paradise Taveuni

Those who love food will find a wealth of cultural foodie experiences available at Paradise Taveuni. See coconut tree climbing demonstrations, shopping trips at the local markets, Lovo burying demonstrations – a traditional method of food cooked underground, and enjoy their Lovo feast held once a week. In between, stay at one of five accommodation types with something for all travellers, whether you’re a couple on a romantic getaway or a family on holiday.

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-foodie accommodation-taveuni© Paradise Taveuni


2. Coconut Grove Beachfront Cottages

A boutique accommodation of just three quaint cottages on the Matei beachfront, Coconut Grove Beachfront Cottages is an ideal base for couples who love food. The cottages boast one of the most popular restaurants on Taveuni that’s open to casual diners, where guests can either choose to dine in the intimate oceanview restaurant or have a private table set-up on the beach. Those staying at the cottages for at least five days are offered a complimentary cooking lesson.

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foodie resorts taveuni© Coconut Grove Beach Cottages


3. Makaira Resort Villas

For those looking for the option to cook up some of their own meals, perhaps from purchases made at the local markets and fruit stalls, Makaira Resort Villas is a great option. Each of their three villas has a simple kitchenette and dining area to enjoy some home-cooked meals. There’s a villa for couples, families or groups of friends, with the Ocean View Villa featuring a private plunge pool. During your stay, the resort can organise fishing trips and a village visit to take part in a traditional kava ceremony and Lovo feast.

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foodie accommodation on taveuni© Makaira Resort Villas


4. Vuna Lagoon Lodge

Travelling on a budget? Then don’t miss this simple lodge accommodation on the outskirts of Vuna Village in south Taveuni. Run by locals, Vuna Lodge provides an authentic experience where you have the option to make use of their kitchen facilities or take them up on the offer for affordable but genuine Fijian meals. The lodge features two single rooms, one double room and a four-bed dorm, ideal for budgeting backpackers, couples and families. It’s truly a place to unplug and immerse in the island, especially as electricity is only available from 6pm to 9pm. See more accommodation like this in 7 Best Budget Accommodation on Taveuni.

-accommodation-on-taveuni-for-foodies© Vuna Lagoon Lodge


5. Matangi Private Island Resort

A luxurious adult-only resort on its own private island, Matangi Private Island Resort is the destination to truly treat yourself. The resort is utterly romantic with innovatively designed bures on the beachfront to suspended in the jungle. Indulge in gourmet dining at the resort, where private candlelit dinners are an option, as well as the week Lovo night and a private beach picnic at Horseshoe Bay. As for foodie activities, see a coconut demonstration, watch the chefs work their magic in a cooking demonstration, learn about medician plants at their weekly Medicine Talk and more. Many of their activities feature in 10 Things to Do on Taveuni for Foodies.

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-resorts restaurants taveuni© Matangi Private Island Resort


6. Taveuni Palms Resort

It’s no surprise that the cuisine of this five-star resort is to die for. Indulge in impeccably presented Pacific Rim dishes at your private villa’s five different dining locations. Each villa, suitable for honeymooning couples wanting complete privacy to families wanting a luxury family getaway, have seven staff to tend to your every need whether you want to catch your own dinner on a fishing trip or get a private cooking lesson from your own personal chef. See more like this in 8 Best Luxury Resorts on Taveuni.

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-best-accommodation for foodies taveuni© Taveuni Palms Resort


7. Vacala Bay Resort

Guests staying exclusively at this private resort will have the best of both worlds: their own spacious kitchen and in-villa chefs to spruce up gourmet cuisine. Vacala Bay Resort consists of one contemporary villa made from natural materials from around Taveuni. All menus are designed according to your mood, dietary needs and seasonal availability, where food can be enjoyed at several private locations around the property. In between, you have a range of activities to choose from or simply enjoy doing nothing at all besides your own infinity pool and outdoor entertaining terrace. See more villas with self-catering facilities in 5 Best Villas on Taveuni.

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-foodie resort on taveuni© Vacala Bay Resort


8. Aroha Taveuni

Situated on the west coast of Taveuni, Aroha Taveuni consists of two villas, one with three rooms and the other with two rooms – making it great for families or groups travelling together. The villas have a few luxurious features, such as outdoor and indoor showers, as well as a resort infinity pool. While the villas have simple kitchenettes, their restaurant Kai Time is a popular foodie stop on the west coast for expats, locals and holidaymakers. The resort can also organise trips to Bobby’s Farm and village visits.

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-accommodation-on-taveuni-for-foodies© Aroha Taveuni Beach Front Bures


9. Raiwasa Private Resort

Another luxury private villa with all the services of a resort, Raiwasa is a special place perhaps to celebrate a special occasion. The villa has two bedrooms, each with a romantic outdoor bath and shower room, as well as ample outdoor spaces to watch the sunset and dine on fine food prepared by the resort’s five chefs. Plus, you have your own fully-equipped and spacious kitchen. While there are activities available around the resort and Taveuni, there’s not much reason for foodies to leave when the resort itself is one big luxurious gastronomic experience.

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-foodie accommodation-taveuni© Raiwasa Grand Villa


10. Qamea Resort & Spa

Finally, another luxurious option for couples looking for adult-only holidays, take a look at Qamea Resort & Spa. Fijian and South Pacific cuisine is enjoyed in the centre of the resort at the Bure Kalau where guests enjoy sundowners, afternoon tea and meals together. Otherwise, private dining under a beachfront gazebo is available, as well as in-room dining at one of the luxurious bures or large villas. See more like this in 5 Best Adult-Only Resorts on Taveuni.

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-foodie-resort-taveuni© Qamea Resort & Spa


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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