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Reviewed 21 April 2022

We just returned from 10 amazing nights and 8 days of incredible diving in Paradise - literally! From the moment we arrived, we received a big BULA welcome from the staff there. Everyone was so friendly and made an effort to call us by name when they saw us around the property. The setting is just gorgeous and we witnessed the BEST sunsets we've seen in all our travels - and we have been all over the world!

The Honeymoon Bure was such a lovely accommodation. I can imagine now that things are starting to return to more normalcy, it will be tough to snag that one!

Litty and the the dining/bar staff (Soni, Olly, Ame, Becky, Nia) were always ready to get us going with breakfast or coffee before dives or lunch when we returned late from diving. The food was delicious and fresh - fun fact: They grow a lot of their veggies and do farm tours during the week!

The evening ambience at Paradise with live music and "happy hour" (which is proclaimed each evening by the beat of drums and the announcement), only enhanced our enjoyment of every single sunset! I swear I took more sunset pictures here than anywhere we've traveled!

Paradise's dive team was awesome and so much fun. We had Helen, Papa and Soni during the course of our 8 days of 3 tank dives. Captains Mike and Kim as well as crew Sio and Jack took great care of us throughout the week. We had heard the diving was great in Fiji - Fiji has the most amazing soft corals, and Rainbow Reef did not disappoint. We were lucky enough to see manta rays, which are not common during this time of year, among many other cool critters!

Don't miss getting a massage during your down time in Paradise. Olly and Seteri gave excellent massages - we actually had TWO during our stay.

Thank you Terri and Allan for having such a fantastic dive retreat! We will be recommending Paradise to ALL of our diving friends.

Room tip: Definitely try to get a room with the outdoor shower and ocean view!
Date of stay: April 2022
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Terri Gortan, Owner at Paradise Taveuni, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2022

Bula and thanks so much for your wonderful comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and will tell your friends about our piece of Paradise. We hope to welcome you back soon

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Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

I couldn’t rate this property highly enough !The management and staff were simply superb . While it’s a great location for scuba diving all we wanted to do was chill and relax and the staff picked up our vibe .

Nice food , great sunsets and massages and very good value .

Thank you Terri and her great team .

Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Terri Gortan, Owner at Paradise Taveuni, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2022

So glad you enjoyed our piece of Paradise and got to relax and chill out. Hope to see you again sometime

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Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

This resort is really a SCUBA resort. If you are not heavily into diving then I would not recommend it.
We really saw some amazing sea life during our stay. Swam with dolphins multiple times, enormous jelly fish, sea turtles, sea snakes etc. probably the best diving I’ve ever done. I did my advanced dive course. Christine from the dive centre was fantastic guide. So was Soni and the boat captain.
The rooms are comfortable and spacious. The all look quite different from the outside so will vary. I love the outdoor shower.
Most of the meals I really enjoyed. It’s 3 large meals per day plus snakes on the boats. The restaurant/ hospitality staff were all lovely but sometimes ordering drinks took longer than expected.
Unfortunately at the end of the trip our room got robbed.
Please be cautious and always lock your room. Fiji is very safe and the police ended up catching the thief but it was very unfortunate end to trip. I don’t blame the resort for what happened.

Room tip: Make sure you get to white wall dive site. Also. Waterfall tour was amazing and recommended
Date of stay: February 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Terri Gortan, Owner at Paradise Taveuni, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2022

Bula Tom and thanks for staying with us in Paradise recently. Great advice to always lock your room and use the in-room safe. Following safety procedures is important when travelling.

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Reviewed 29 January 2022

In short: Paradise Taveuni is a fantastic place to visit to see the natural wonders of Fiji, eat delicious food, make friends and laugh with the very kind/attentive staff, and dive some of the most unique and beautiful reefs in the world. The resort was recently rebuilt, so the Oceanfront Bures you stay in are downright magical. Truly something for everyone: from the adventurer who wants to scuba dive with reef sharks and hike in jungles, to those looking for lazy days of fruity drinks, massages and relaxation in the pool (while watching insane sunsets over the ocean.) You won't be disappointed in Paradise. We never wanted to leave.

COVID: The owners and staff are very on-top of COVID safety-- the staff is fully vaccinated and guests are Rapid Antigen tested (per the Fijian Health Ministry's rules) after 48 hours of arrival. Everything is very clean and sanitized, and they even worked out our COVID tests for us at a local hospital (to meet US re-entry rules) on the way to the airport when we left. Rest assured, you can travel safe with this team :)

More detailed info: Paradise Taveuni was a wonderful surprise. We had planned a dive trip to celebrate our anniversary in Indonesia, but with Covid, the borders weren't yet open to US citizens. PADI recommended Paradise to us, and raved about their 5-star dive shop.

The owners Allan & Terri have created a picturesque paradise on the coast of The Garden Island. They get to know you, and help create exactly the vacation you are looking for. Allan went out of his way to make sure we were able to dive The White Wall at the perfect time, and we even got to dive with manta rays (our dream!) Terri was also able to work out a day trip to the natural rock waterslides for us one day.

The resort does a great job of creating a sense of community, We made friends with other guests and the staff. There were themed nights under the stars and a Fijian night with dancing and a Kava Ceremony. The Ceremony had us enjoying the the tradition of drinking Kava side-by-side with the local staff and even the local Chief (an honor!)

Our package included a 30 minute massage, which was wonderful and done alongside the ocean, to the sound of the waves. --insert relaxed sigh--

We also had 2-3 boat dives a day, which took us to the world-famous Rainbow Reef, a truly massive, colorful marvel of undersea life. We rented our gear from Paradise's dive shop-- it was all in good shape and the dive team were very helpful and knowledgeable.

Allan is a chef, so the food at Paradise is top-notch. Each day there is a selection of local fresh-caught seafood of the day, a variety curries, some Italian dishes, grilled meats, and of course lots of fresh tropical fruits and local Fijian fare. The resort is committed to operating in a sustainable manner that respects the land and it's resources, so you order your next meal ahead of time (you order your lunch at breakfast, and your dinner at lunch.) This keeps from wasting food on the island -- a huge problem many resorts are guilty of. We were thrilled to see Paradise's commitment to making only the freshest meals and not creating waste.

The drink menu is also top-notch (Try the Fiji Time!) They have a full bar, beer and wine, as well as tropical drinks made with local fruits.

And again, we can't stop raving about how kind and wonderful the staff was. The kindest people -- and they all knew our names from day one. So in kind, I wanted to mention their names as well. At the resort Flo, Becky, Navi, Nia, Liti, and Soni all went above and beyond-- we already miss them all! :)

The dive team was wonderfully helpful, knowledgeable, and hilarious. Big thanks to our captains Sean & Kim, as well as the rest of the dive team Salote, Sonny, Christine, & Oscar. And extra thanks to Daniel, our driver, who went down the natural waterslides with us, and even showed us where to avoid the sharper rocks! haha

Basically, don't hesitate. Go to Paradise. And... take me with you? haha

Date of stay: January 2022
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Terri Gortan, Owner at Paradise Taveuni, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2022

WOW! We are so happy to receive this wonderful review, but more delighted that we made your Paradise Vacation one that you will always remember with fond memories. We hope to welcome you back to Paradise someday soon.

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Reviewed 2 July 2020

Today is the first anniversary of our honeymoon.
We were there in July 2019 and it was fantastic, unforgettable.
Staff very very friendly and helpful.
A special place, quite and in a wonderful corner in Taveuni, near the magnificent Rainbow Reef.
We did our PADI open water certification and I must say that a better place to do it would have been difficult (or impossible) to find.
We both remember the stay there with great joy.
A wonderful place strongly recommended.
We miss that place, that team and that underwater world !
A big thank you and hug to the staff there for make our stay unforgettable.

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Terri Gortan, Owner at Paradise Taveuni, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2022

Bula all the way to Switzerland and thanks for remembering your Paradise Taveuni stay with love an happiness. We are so glad that you have fond memories of your Paradise Honeymoon

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