Garden Island Resort

Come experience Fiji’s rich culture, breathtaking eco-adventures and legendary soft coral diving at this popular dive resort on the beautiful island of Taveuni.

Located on the doorstep of the world-famous Rainbow Reef, award winning Garden Island Resort is well known for its great value, excellent dive staff, and convenient diving location just 15 minutes from the White Wall and 25 other world-class dive sites. Recently renovated, this oceanfront boutique resort offers excellent personalized service, fabulous gourmet cuisine, rich Fijian culture, and luxurious comfort in each of their 30 rooms – all with amazing ocean views that provide spectacular sunsets of the Somosomo Strait. For non divers, there is a great spa as well as many wonderful land-based activities

All rooms feature King-size beds (or 2 twins) air-conditioning, ceiling fans, flat screen DVD players, wireless internet, mini-fridge, tea and French press coffee making facilities, and modern en-suites with hairdryers. Rate includes buffet continental breakfast daily, afternoon tea with freshly baked cookies, nightly entertainment from ‘Past Timers’ (local band), complimentary use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks, Sunday Church visits, and day visits to Historical Catholic mission, International Dateline and breathtaking water pools.

Ocean-view Room – 15 well-appointed rooms are upstairs with private balconies. Sleeps up to 3 (additional charge for 3rd guest).

Oceanfront Room with Outdoor Spa- 15 larger rooms on the ground floor with a private outdoor patio featuring a Jacuzzi spa. Sleeps up to 3 (additional charge for 3rd guest).

Award winning Garden Island Resort is well known for its excellent dive staff and world class diving location just 15 minutes from the White Wall and 25 exciting dive sites. Come dive with Garden Island Resort, located on the doorstep of Taveuni’s legendary Rainbow Reef! Famously known for having the finest soft coral diving in all of Fiji, this area includes patch reefs in Somosomo Strait and the fringing reef on the southeast corner of Vanua Levu. On the patch reefs diving is fairly shallow (30 to 70 feet), but there can be challenging tidal currents. At the fringing reef section diving is wall diving with deeper profiles (50 to 100 feet). A typical dive involves mooring, briefing, descent down a line, and a guided tour. Drift dives are done when site and tide conditions are favorable.

Diving in the legendary Rainbow Reef is a unique experience, like nowhere else in the world. Beneath the surface of the sea lies an incredible eco-system that rivals the rich bio-diversity found on land. The daily tidal currents in Somosomo Strait produce a constant flow of nutrients that provides ideal conditions for soft coral growth, as well as sustains an incredible diversity and density of tropical fish life. The fringing reef area provides opportunities to experience larger fish and drop-offs.

If there is one trademark or signature species in the area, it is the multi-hued soft coral, which billows and undulates in the currents. Soft coral comes in dramatic, often electric hues of orange, red, pink, and white-fringed by purple. There are a number of world class dive sites located throughout the area and new attractions are found all the time. It is estimated that divers have explored only 3% of the entire reef system in the Taveuni area.

The currents can be challenging in the Somosomo Strait. Depending on the state of the tide there can either be strong incoming or outgoing flows. Also, due to the unique topography of the strait, the current actually flows over as well as around the reef. The upshot is that the stronger currents are in the shallower sections of the reef. Once down on the reef there is considerably less current. The best advice is to listen to the dive crew as they are the experts and know the sites intimately.

Garden Island Resort is the first Gold Palm Resort to be awarded by PADI Australia in the region. This award recognizes PADI International Resort Association members that present a professional image, and demonstrate excellence in customer satisfaction, dive experiences, educaiton, safety and environmental awareness.

The dive shop offers daily dive excursions to the Rainbow Reef and a full range of PADI dive courses.

All dive sites are nearby (between 10-20 minutes from our dive shop), We have two 30-foot dive vessels will whisk you away to the famous dive sites such as:

• Great White Wall
• The Ledge
• Annie's Bommie
• Blue Ribbon Eel Reef
• and much more

Garden Island Resort offers the following dive options:

• 2 TANKS (1 DAY)
• 4 TANKS (2 DAYS)
• 6 TANKS (3 DAYS)
• 8 TANKS (4 DAYS)
• 10 TANKS (5 DAYS)

NITROX is available. Great Dive Packages are also available!


DEMA Dive Deals
Special Dive Packages:
7 nts/diving/meals/tax/transfers - $1795
10 nights - $2300

Group Freebies:
10 Paying + 2 Free on entire package!

Book by Jan 2020 and valid for travel to Mar 31, 2021. Prices are based on double occupancy. Upgrades & single rates available, just ask. New bookings only. Cannot be combined with other offers.