© Taveuni Dive Resort
© Taveuni Dive Resort

10 Best Resorts on Taveuni

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Where to Stay on Taveuni

A breathtaking island such as Taveuni deserves a breathtaking place to stay. This outer island of Fiji known as the “Garden Island” has a wide range of stunning resorts that appeal to all traveller types and blend superbly with the surrounding environment, most of which is right on the beachfront backed with lush tropical jungle. Whether you’re looking for luxury, a place to treat the family, or even somewhere to say your “I dos”, there’s bound to be a resort to suit on the Fiji island of Taveuni. See some of your best options with this list of resorts on Taveuni, Qamea and Matangi islands.

While you’re here, take a look at The Complete Guide to Taveuni.

1. Taveuni Island Resort & Spa

Space, luxury, relaxation and five-star scuba diving: that’s what the Taveuni Island Resort & Spa is all about. Each private villa covers more than 100m2 (1,000ft2) of open-plan living spilling out onto a private deck. Rooms have a king-size bed, outdoor and indoor showers, and even a large kitchen with an in-villa chef if staying in The Grande Matau Villa. As for activities, Taveuni Island Resort is best known for its scuba diving with one of the resort’s co-owners naming many of the dive sites in the Rainbow Reef himself. The spa with a yoga deck and restaurant serving Fijian-style food and places to relax on the resort and really transition into “Fiji time“. See more like this in 8 Best Luxury Resorts on Taveuni.

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-best resorts-on-taveuni© Taveuni Island Resort & Spa

2. Matangi Private Island Resort

This adult-only boutique resort on Matangi Island is a dreamy retreat for couples and adult groups. Set on its own private island, Matangi Private Island Resort boasts four types of bures (villas) including an innovative Treehouse Bure suspended in the jungle canopy. Each bure is tastefully decorated with Fijian-style decor and feature luxurious add-ons, such as private spa baths nestled in tropical plants and lava rock showers. The resort has a lively itinerary of complimentary activities to get guests immersed in the Fijian culture if they choose, as well as a range of romantic experiences, from a private picnic on a secluded beach to a couples massage in their Ocean Spa. Find out more about this accommodation and more in 5 Best Adult-Only Resorts on Taveuni.

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best-resort-taveuni© Matangi Private Island Resort

3. Maqai Eco Beach Resort

A mid-range resort on Qamea Island, Maqai Eco Beach Resort is a popular choice for surfers and eco-travellers. The resort has introduced a range of initiative to remain eco-friendly and sustainable, from coral reef protection to on-site wastewater treatment. While surfing and yoga are popular activities at Maqai, there is a wide range of activities both on-island and on Taveuni making it an excellent base to explore both islands. As for accommodation, each bure is freestanding yet compact and simple to reflect the price, with some more luxurious options such as the Superior Double Beachfront Bure. There are bures with double beds, twin beds and family set-ups.

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best resort taveuni© Maqai Eco Beach Resort

4. Tides Reach Resort

Offering an alternative style of accommodation on Taveuni, Tides Reach Resort offers contemporary yet stylish villas on the beachfront. Choose from a one-bedroom Standard Beachfront Villa or a two-room Deluxe Beachfront Villa which can be one bedroom and a living room or two bedrooms. Each villa has a private deck with furniture and is only five steps away from the beach. The activities list has something for everyone, whether you seek adventure on a fishing charter or a relaxing horseback ride through the forests and beaches of the island. The resorts also offer nannying services for families. See more like this in 10 Best Family Resorts on Taveuni.

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5. Aroha Taveuni Resort

Located on the west coast of Taveuni, Aroha Taveuni Resort is a boutique resort with only two standalone bures ideal for families, groups of friends and couples. Each room leads to a private outdoor shower, as well as a private deck nestled in gardens. The resort has a 10m (33ft) infinity pool and a very popular restaurant, Kai Time. With a location by some of Taveuni’s must-see attractions, such as Des Voeux Peak, Waitavala Waterslide and Bobby’s Farm, getting to these activities is easy.

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accommodation-on-taveuni© Aroha Taveuni Beach Front Bures

6. Taveuni Dive Resort

As the name suggests, Taveuni Dive Resort is an excellent base if scuba diving is the main purpose of your visit to Taveuni. The resort has a five-star PADI dive shop offering gear rental, boats and PADI training. The resort has eight freestanding modern bures with a lounge, king bed and a couch that converts into a bed. Making your way through the resort takes you through attractive gardens, whether you’re heading to the pool or The Salty Fox Restaurant popular with locals, expats and holidaymakers alike.

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-resorts-on-taveuni© Taveuni Dive Resort

7. Paradise Taveuni

There’s something for everyone at Paradise Taveuni, whether you’re a honeymooning couple or on a family getaway. The resort specialises in scuba diving, spa treatments at their Oceanfront Bamboo Spa, and unique weddings including an underwater wedding. Whatever your reason for visiting Taveuni, Paradise Taveuni will keep you comfortable in their Oceanview Bures to their premium Deluxe Oceanfront Bure with an outdoor tub and a four-poster bed. It’s also easy to immerse in the Fijian culture here with weekly “Lovo” nights and village visits available. See more like this in 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Taveuni.

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-resort accommodation-taveuni© Paradise Taveuni

8. Makaira Resort

Enjoy your own space with your loved one or family at the Makaira Resort. Featuring three unique villas, the resort is ideal for those looking for a more independent holiday, with the kitchenette to prepare some of your own simple meals in between the breakfast that’s included. Activities can be easily organised with the resort, from popular village visits for a “Lovo” night to helping marine conservation with coral gardening trips. The resort is not too far from the airport, so you can jump straight into Taveuni mode soon after landing.

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resort accommodation on taveuni© Makaira Resort Villas

9. Vacala Bay Resort

Make your holiday your own at this resort where you are the only guests. Vacala Bay Resort is an ultra-modern villa with a wraparound infinity pool and two bedrooms. While there’s a spacious fully-equipped kitchen for foodies, there’s not much reason to cook for yourself when you have your own personal chefs to take care of you. You’ll also be pampered with in-villa massages, sailing trips, horse riding and even some kiteboarding lessons if you choose. Find out more in 10 Best Accommodation on Taveuni for Foodies.

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best resorts-on-taveuni© Vacala Bay Resort

[CLOSED] Waruka Bay Resort

Another fantastic resort on Qamea Island, Waruka Bay Resort offer one- and two-bedroom bures. Bures feature rock outdoor showers, an undercover outdoor seating area with a hammock and daybeds and uninterrupted ocean views. The resort is wrapped in nature, from the lush forests to the pristine beach on its doorstep, of which you can enjoy through snorkelling, kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, birdwatching and more. The resort also offers trips to the Bouma National Park on Taveuni, fishing trips, surf trips and much more.

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best resorts on taveuni© Waruka Bay Resort

More About Resorts in Taveuni

That’s it for the best resorts on Taveuni. See how they compare to The Top 50 Resorts in Fiji. Plus, get even more tips in The Complete Travel Guide to Fiji.


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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