Accommodation on Taveuni
Awkwardly enough, there isn’t a single accommodation on the island of Taveuni that calls itself a “hotel”. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for characterful accommodation on Fiji’s “Garden Island”, then you’ll find plenty with resorts, private villas, cottage, lodges and guesthouses peppered across the island. Check out some of our top recommendations with this list of hotels on Taveuni. For more resort-style options, see our 10 Best Resorts on Taveuni.
Plus, don’t miss our The Complete Guide to Taveuni.
1. Coconut Grove Beachfront Cottages
Three quaint and utterly romantic cottages line the beachfront of Matei at the Coconut Grove Beachfront Cottages. Each cottage features a double four-poster bed, its own garden space and one even comes with a romantic outdoor shower. The beachfront is mere steps away, where you can enjoy private dinner set-ups or enjoy meals at the ever-popular Coconut Grove Restaurant, also open to casual diners. A range of activities, from scuba diving to massages are available to book, while there is a range of complimentary activities available for those staying at least five days, including cooking classes, a village visit and a basket weaving demonstration. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Accommodation on Taveuni for Foodies.
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2. Maravu Lodge
Offering rooms for all budgets, Maravu Lodge in Matei is a safe bet. From the spacious family villas to the backpacker dorm rooms, the rooms at the lodge are a comfortable addition to the attractive gardens the beg to be wandered. The lodge has an on-site cafe with some of the most affordable resort food on the island, as well as an outdoor swimming pool and a travel desk to book adventures in the Bouma National Heritage Park. See more like this in 7 Best Budget Accommodation on Taveuni.
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3. Garden Island Resort
One fabulous resort out of many on Taveuni and its surrounding islands, the Garden Island Resort is well worth considering for your Fiji getaway. Located on the west coast of the island in proximity to the Waitavala Waterslide and the epic Rainbow Reef dive site, the location makes Garden Island a fantastic base for getting out and about on Taveuni. They offer a range of tours to make exploring easier, but only if you’re willing to pay a premium (otherwise, you can get to a selection of these sites much cheaper if hiring a taxi, walking to the nearby ones or even taking the bus – see 8 Ways to Get to Taveuni (& Get Around Taveuni). The resort features modern well-appointed Oceanview Suites and Oceanfront Suites each sleeping up to three guests.
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4. Raiwasa Private Resort
Enjoy your own private space at the luxury villa of the Raiwasa Private Resort. Set on a hillside overlooking the ocean, Raiwasa Private Villa features many outdoor spaces to soak in the views and enjoy private dining prepared by the villas five chefs. Swim in your private infinity pool, indulge in an in-villa massage, make use of the kayaks and paddleboards or book an extra adventure to make your stay on Taveuni your own. See more accommodation like this in 8 Best Luxury Resorts on Taveuni.
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5. Qamea Resort & Spa
This adult-only resort on Qamea Island is an idyllic retreat for couples and groups of friends. Qamea Resort & Spa features four types of villas, including the utterly romantic Honeymoon Bure and the spacious Royal Villa. There are 17 bures (villas) to choose from, wrapped in luxury from the heavens beds to the hand-polished mahogany wooden floors. Surfing, yoga and culture are all addressed on the extensive list of activities, as well as special occasions like weddings and honeymoon packages. The resort also boasts one of the best spas in Fiji at their Jungle Spa nestled among the rainforest. See more like this in 5 Best Adult-Only Resorts on Taveuni.
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6. Bibi’s Hideaway
An irresistibly affordable place to stay on the coastal road of Matei, Bibi’s Hideaway is run by locals providing real Fijian hospitality. Choose either the Honeymoon Bure for couples, the Family Bure or a homestay with the family at this unique accommodation on Taveuni. Each bure is nestled in tropical gardens where guests are free to help themselves to an array of tropical fruit growing here, as well as make use of the kitchen facilities available. See more like this in 10 Best Accommodation on Taveuni for Foodies.
7. Chottu’s Motel
The only motel on the island is located in Naqara and features extremely affordable accommodation. While Chottu’s Motel has been around for a while, it makes up for its old-timey-ness with cleanliness. Choose between private rooms with shared bathroom facilities or upgrade to the self-contained units with basic kitchen facilities for just a fraction more.
8. Nakia Resort
If scuba diving or nature is the main reason for your visit to Taveuni then consider Nakia Resort. The PADI-accredited dive shop offers lessons and trips to the famed Rainbow Reef amongst others in the Somosomo Strait, home to more than 390 species of corals and 1,500 of fish. During your time at the resort, you’ll stay in one of the four bures, three of which are suitable for up to three people while large groups can make use of the Somosomo Bure for up to eight people. Although the resort is a little out of town, it’s not something that the complimentary mountain bikes can’t handle.
9. Taveuni Palms Resort
For five-star luxury, set your sights on Taveuni Palms Resort – a boutique resort with private villas and a set of seven staff for each. Whether you’re on a couples getaway wanting the intimacy and privacy of a beachfront villa with an infinity pool or on a family holiday with the option of hiring a nanny, Taveuni Palms can provide in one way or the other. The resort organises pretty much any activity you might want to do on the island, where your villa and private deck will be waiting for you on your return, likely set up with a gourmet Fijian meal. See more like this in 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Taveuni.
10. Beverly’s Campground
Finally, save a whole lot of money by staying at Beverly’s Campground in Matei. Featuring affordable private rooms, dorms and tent sites with the option to hire tent, Beverly’s campground is the ideal base for backpackers. There are kitchen facilities including a pizza oven and the chance to experience warm Fijian hospitality from the locals who run the campground. Activities are also available from the campground including horse trekking and coral planting. Scuba diving is also an option with a dive shop nearby.