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

It has 30 comfortable and well appointed rooms with modern amenities. Facilities include two swimming pools, a spa, tennis court, nine hole golf course, restaurant, bar and WiFi internet access.

Dive Centre

Diving is mainly on the shallow patch reefs of Rainbow Reef and the deeper fringing reefs on the south east corner of Vanua Levu. The conditions allow for soft coral growth and an incredible diversity and density of tropical fish life.The PADI Gold Palm resort offers daily two tank boat dives to a variety of sites within 30 minutes of the resort. Water temperature ranges from 25C in winter (May-Oct) to 30C in summer (Nov-Apr).

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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 £4,285 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Tropical Tavenui, 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