Award-winning resort with oceanfront rooms, lush surroundings, and fantastic scuba divingfrom $240 /night
- Stunning guest suites with panoramic views of the sea and gardens
- Access to renowned scuba diving sites and unlimited shore dives
- Exciting excursions to rainforests, thundering waterfalls, and authentic villages
- Character, warmth, and genuine hospitality in a cosy, intimate setting
Bula Vinaka, or a warm hello from the award-winning Garden Island Resort! This secluded retreat is renowned for its professional and friendly dive operation, oceanfront rooms with breathtaking views, wonderful staff, and gorgeous tropical surroundings. Located on Taveuni, Fiji’s garden island, this resort makes an ideal base of exploration for flourishing reefs, thundering waterfalls, and dense tropical jungles - not to mention, authentic Fijian culture and laid back island lifestyle. Take on as much adventure as you’d like in the surrounding sea and countryside, or stay on property to indulge yourself with delicious dining, soothing spa services, and warm personalised service.
About Garden Island Resort
Part of the prestigious CHI resort family, this tranquil hideaway sets itself apart from other resorts on Taveuni with a cosy, intimate setting and an attention to detail. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens on a spectacular stretch of Fijian coastline, Garden Island Resort provides the ideal setting for rest and relaxation, perfectly blended with unforgettable outdoor experiences on Fiji’s garden island. Swing in a hammock, treat yourself to soothing spa and wellness services, explore some of the region’s best reefs famous for their colourful coral gardens, or head to the surrounding countryside for above-water adventures.
When you aren’t out exploring, you’ll feel perfectly at peace in this tranquil retreat, with amenities sure to impress even the most distinguished of guests. Private oceanfront suites surrounded by lush foliage and crashing waves make it easy to relax and unwind, while comfortable common areas and an intimate setting with just a handful of guests on-site make this a fantastic place to meet new friends and dive buddies as well. Garden Island Resort also boasts unlimited access to a sprawling house reef, short boat rides to Taveuni’s most famous dive sites, and exciting outdoor pursuits to tempt you away from the resort.
Explore the resort
In addition to its incredible location set amid tropical gardens and sparkling turquoise sea, the Garden Island Resort offers fantastic facilities suitable for all guests. Float in the oceanfront pool, kick back in a hammock beneath swaying palms, or work on your tan from a sun lounger with world-class views. Travellers in need of rejuvenation can also head to the Nature Spa for soothing treatments set right on the water in a traditional Fijian bure. If you’re up for a bit of exploration, hit the house reef for fantastic snorkelling, scuba diving, and kayaking - or wander the resort’s gardens, home to tropical birds, lizards, and butterflies.
The resort’s restaurant serves an exotic blend of Fijian and Asian cuisine as well as Western favourites, surrounded by tropical foliage. Each day starts with a continental breakfast, followed by multi-course meals for lunch and dinner. The pool bar is a perfect spot for sipping ice-cold fresh coconuts, meeting your friends and fellow divers for a sundowner cocktail, or enjoying healthy snacks and smoothies with a picturesque ocean view. Fijian cultural evenings with live music and beach barbeques are held weekly, and trips to local villages and churches are easy to arrange with prior notice. If you prefer more active and adventurous outings, horseback riding, hiking and trekking, and waterfall tours are also available, and a 9-hole golf course is close by.
Diving from Garden Island Resort
Garden Island Resort’s PADI dive centre offers a full range of courses and daily leisure dives, plus support for all-inclusive unlimited dives on the house reef. Just minutes from dozens of Taveuni’s best sites, this highly professional shop makes a perfect base for exploring Fiji’s renowned soft coral gardens, current-swept channels, and reefs swarming with colourful fish. Guests can enjoy day after day of exceptional diving with modern dive boats, professional quality equipment for rent, and nitrox for qualified divers. And, all courses and day trips are led by highly-trained instructors and divemasters, while certified buddy teams are encouraged to explore the resort’s house reef independently.
The diving around Garden Island Resort is fantastic, with a short commute to world-famous sites including the Great White Wall, Fish Factory, and The Zoo, famous for their stunning soft coral and shark sightings. The resort’s house reef offers fantastic opportunities for laid-back reef exploration, with calm currents and easy access from the shore, plus expansive coral gardens packed with fish and macro critters. The snorkelling and kayaking here are fantastic as well, with outstanding conditions and plenty to see from the surface.
- If you’re planning to visit a local village, be sure to dress appropriately with trousers or a long sarong and covered shoulders.
- Don’t miss out on a dive at the Great White Wall - one of Taveuni’s very best sites!
- Plan at least one day for deep relaxation at the Nature Spa.
- Opt for a luxurious 10-night package if you’re hoping to experience the very best of Fiji’s “garden island” above and below water.
Diving in Taveuni, Vanua Levu and Bligh Water
Manta RaysNovember - May
Healthy coralsYear round
Soft coralsYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver