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Garden Island is a boutique resort in Taveuni, located on the waterfront with far reaching views over the Somosomo Strait.

Located on the waterfront overlooking the Somosomo Strait the resort features 30 comfortable and well appointed rooms with modern amenities. The 15 oceanview rooms are located upstairs and the suites, downstairs; both with spectacular views, especially at sunset. All rooms feature a king or twin bed, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom, TV and DVD player, mini fridge, tea and coffee facilities and a hairdryer. WiFi internet access is available.

Facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and bar and a Nature Spa located in its own private bure offering local treatments and massages. Local eco-tours and adventures can be arranged from resort and honeymoon and wedding packages are available to to book. The resort features a dive centre offering daily boat dives to nearby sites in the Somosomo Strait.

The resort is a 15 minute road transfer from the domestic airport on Taveuni Island.

Dive Centre

The on-site PADI 5-star Resort offers a range of courses and operates daily boat dives to  a variety of sites including Rainbow Reef and the deeper fringing reefs of Vanua Levu in the Somosomo Strait, all within a maximum 30 minute boat ride away. The daily tidal currents help move the nutrient rich waters through the Strait providing ideal conditions for soft coral growth as well as sustaining a great density and diversity of marine life.

Diving highlights are plenty and it’s the Great White Wall that entices most visitors. In addition to this unique site expect to encounter white-tip, bull and grey sharks, turtles, rays, schools of barracuda, big eye jacks and tuna as well as an amazing array of colourful soft corals, nudibranch, giant clams and garden eels. You will want to add Pot Luck, Fish Factory, Jerry’s Jellies and Barracuda Hole to your log book.

Water temperature ranges from and average of 26C (May-Oct) to 28C (Nov-Apr) and Nitrox is available.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Dive Rainbow & Great Astrolabe Reefs

A great itinerary for divers who enjoy a mix of colourful reefs and pelagic encounters. Discover one of the world’s greatest displays of soft coral at Taveuni’s Rainbow Reef, then encounter critters and manta rays at Kadavu.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,845 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Tropical Taveuni, with its volcanic mountains and lush rainforests, deserves every accolade and has earned rave reviews from even the most jaded divers. Spectacular soft corals fill world famous sites such as White Wall and Rainbow Reef in the Somosomo Strait.

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, white-tip reef shark, spotted eagle ray, black-tip reef shark, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Reef diving