My wife and I stayed at Taveuni Palms for a week in April 2016 for our honeymoon. To provide a little context for the review, we usually holiday in 5-star accommodation around the USD 300-500 per night range. Taveuni Palms was a luxury splurge for us and we are so glad we did it. Everything was perfect for our entire trip (maybe minus the weather). Even for Fiji's renowned friendly culture, the staff at Taveuni Palms were something else. Never before have I felt completely waited on hand-and-foot without also feeling like an imposition to the staff. The staff at Taveuni Palms went above and beyond in every way to see to our every need. The location could not be better. The view from the Grand Villa is something you'd expect to hike for hours to see and while the Horizon Villa does not have as grand a vista it is still breathtaking. In both the Grand Villa and Horizon villa we ate all our meals on our private deck to enjoy the spectacular views. The food is divine. While Taveuni Palms do allow you to plan/request your meals each day, we simply told them the time and asked for it to be a surprise. Each night of our trip the chefs provided a varied and spectacular array of food. We could not be happier with the food on our trip. The Fijian style curry was literally the best I have ever had, by a long margin. We had some rain and wind while we were there, but the breaks in the weather were still enough for us to get out and snorkel in front of the resort. The reef right at your doorstep is huge and has a plethora of different corral and sea life. The dolphins indeed come past most days and we were lucky enough to be out there on the boat on one of those occasions. The Bouma waterfalls and Lavena coastal walk are both amazing hikes with some spectacular scenery and swimming. I cannot recommend those trips enough. We had a great day of weather to take the boat out and it truly was something else. I've been to the Great Barrier Reef a couple of times and the snorkeling trip we went on at Taveuni was in a whole different league of awesome. The snorkeling guides have great knowledge of the area and are good fun to hang out with for the day. Our trip to Taveuni Palms was flawless and we absolutely do not hesitate to recommend it. If you're planning a special trip, you will be blown away by Taveuni Palms.
Lyn N Australia
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This is a very special place to stay for a romantic getaway, anniversary etc. It has best views and the food is fresh. It has great cocktails from the bar watching the sunset. If you love diving, this is the resort for you. It's a quiet place to relax.
Jo United Kingdom
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This is the first feedback I have ever done but couldn't keep my feelings about our stay to myself we truly found paradise! Fiji itself and in particular Taveuni is so beautiful, friendly and unspoilt, where waterfalls, flowers and palms bathe the eye and the people seem genuinely selfless and natural. So to stay at Taveuni Palms where our expectations were exceeded even further felt too good to be true! Space and privacy, beautifully landscaped gardens and uninterrupted views of the sea and sunset together with an infinity pool and access to our own beachneed I go on? Huge comfy beds and a shower and bath outside under a canopy of palms and wildlife mean you feel refreshed and well rested each day. The staff seem to gracefully glide in unnoticed in the morning, dressing the table for breakfast with wonderous floral displays (unique each day and throughout your villa!) before serving our choice of breakfast; adjusted to meet all sorts of dietary requirements and always with a warm smile and Bula! Any drink and diverse menu choices: lots of local and homemade or handpicked delights available on request too . This was a luxury, long awaited holiday and the value added is tangible to all senses. From personally recommended or arranged trips out for a range of capabilities to spa treatments to suit your needs upon your return and help you relax that little bit more. If youre planning a trip to totally unwind or a honeymoon destination I dont think youll find better it made me want to get married all over again, so romantic! Thanks Tony and Kelly from the bottom of our hearts, please keep going for many years to come so that we can come back again and again.
Taz Malik Canada
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When deciding on a honeymoon destination, I must admit, my wife and I were very picky. After months of careful deliberation, we decided on Taveuni Palms... and I now know that we made the perfect choice!! All the reviews tell you what you are in for, but you can never truly imagine what's in store for you until you arrive!First of all, the Villa's are amazing. Simply out of this world. Gorgeous views of the ocean, a private beach, and every detail in the book. Like most of the other reviews, I must agree that the Service is what sets this place apart... The staff at Taveuni Palms made us feel like royalty!! Nothing was ever too much trouble for them. They truly cared about making our stay special. They also gave us total privacy which was great, especially since we were on our honeymoon.I'm a total foodie, and have very high standards when it comes to my meals. I must say that I was blown away by the food at Taveuni Palms. The seafood was delectable. I also loved the beautiful settings they did for every meal. To Taveuni Palms, breakfast, lunch and dinner are all equally important!! Anything you want, need, or desire is yours. And as much of it as you want!! Sometimes I was overwhelmed by how full I was before I even started my main course at dinner - because the soups and appetizers were so amazing that I asked for second servings lol. Since the main courses were so amazing I always found a way to finish them though.Kelly and her team are an amazing bunch! The staff love their guests. I know how that sounds, but some of the service staff literally told us they loved us, and that they loved all their guests. We had no problems reciprocating that love, as the staff of Taveuni Palms are now our Fijian family!! We were so sad to leave this amazing place, and we will definitely be returning and of course recommending Taveuni Palms to all of our friends and family. Book this place... you will not regret the decision!
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We stayed for seven nights and when asked to complete a feedback form at the end giving suggestions for improvements, we were hard pressed to think of a single thing. The resort is faultless - location, amenities, service, food, the whole package. Upper villa is stunning, and no doubt the others are too. All of the staff were an absolute delight, bending over backwards to do whatever they could - from the drivers on our excursions, to Sia the room attendant who also hosted us in her village for the lovo night, to the gardeners, cooks and massage staff, and the nanny who delighted our six month old daughter and cared for her wonderfully. It was the small touches that made this a standout - the nappies and wipes waiting when we got there, our favourite drinks in the fridge, the coconut that was delivered every day when we mentioned how much we liked it, the resort driver stopping to show us his own veggie patch when we expressed interest in it. I can't imagine even the pickiest guest regretting their decision to stay here.
Stephanie H. United Arab Emirates
December 2015. Trip Advisor website
We stayed for three nights after a very long journey to get there, and we were not disappointed. The staffs were excellent and the food was very tasty; the setting on the beach is surrounded by palm trees. The dinner on your private balcony is exceptional. Be sure to do the Laverna coastal walk and the Bouma falls. Both were excellent. We also enjoyed the snorkeling and private beach boat trip. The love feast at Sia's home was not to be missed. The family, local food, dancing, kava drinking really gave us a taste of village life. We had an excellent time in Fiji; all thanks to the staff at Taveuni Palms.
Jordan New Zealand
December 2015. Trip Advisor website
From the moment you step off the plane at Matei, you will not be disappointed by your experience at Taveuni Palms. The resort and surrounding gardens are absolutely breathtaking; the location of the resort is unbeatable. From the moment we arrived, we felt right at home. Nothing is too much at Taveuni Palms (whatever it is you are wanting, Barry and Colleen will go out of their way to ensure it is done). The villa we stayed in was incredible. The pool and lounging area was perfect for enjoying the Fiji sun, and the staffs were always willing to accommodate any area that you wanted to dine in. The villa was also kept immaculate by the staff, and all the amenities provided were of the highest quality. The staffs are also incredible there: nothing was ever too much for them. In my opinion, the kindness and warmth of the staff was one of the things that also made this holiday so special.
This was an amazing holiday, and I could not speak highly enough of the resort and the service provided by Barry and Colleen. The staff, food, location, activities and villa were absolutely world class. You will not be disappointed by your experience here. This is an amazing holiday where you will not only be able to relax and unwind, but also have an authentic Fiji experience. I look forward to returning to Taveuni Palms!
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