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3 Days Weekend Culinary Vacation at Taveuni Palms, Fiji

  • Taveuni Palms Resort, Matei, Taveuni Island, P.O. Box 51, Fiji

3 Days Weekend Culinary Vacation at Taveuni Palms, Fiji

  • Taveuni Palms Resort, Matei, Taveuni Island, P.O. Box 51, Fiji

Cooking Holiday in Fiji

Taveuni Palms provides a unique Fiji dining experience unlike any other. During your stay you will be taken on a culinary journey through the South Pacific. All of our recipes have been created right here in our kitchen by our extraordinary staff. Taveuni Island produces a bounty of exotic fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood and from the rainforest, harvests of wild aromatics such as ginger and chillis. Our staff has a rich culinary heritage drawn from India and the entire Pacific Rim. Through the combination of fresh organic produce, imagination and love of traditional cooking our chefs have produced a dining experience full of vibrant Pacific flavors.

Highlights

  • 2 cooking classes, recipes
  • Grand Fijian welcome with salu-salu & bula-drinks
  • 2 nights luxury accommodation at the Grand Villa
  • Relaxing one hour massage on arrival
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Champagne upon arrival
  • Meals with beverages
  • 2 days with instruction
  • Fijian, English
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Taveuni Palms Resort, Taveuni Islands, Fiji

Set amongst swaying coconut trees, on the edge of a golden sandy beach in the turquoise waters of the Fiji islands is a private honeymoon hideaway like no where else on earth. Taveuni Palms is one of the worlds most exquisite luxury accommodation estates. It is the perfect honeymoon, wedding or vacation of a lifetime resort.

The luxury accommodation offered at Taveuni Palms is like your own private luxury beach house with five star food and service. Adjoining each air-conditioned bedroom with super king beds is a luxurious bathroom complemented by a spacious outdoor shower. Large daybed sofas, hammocks, lofted ceilings with fans and water hyacinth furniture create an ambiance of luxury and comfort.

The color palette is deliberately muted with elegant use of soft cream and white hues for the walls, hand polished wooden floors and Italian tiles throughout. This all contributes to an ambiance of calm restful relaxation within the villa. The entire retreat is furbished generously with unique pieces chosen for their comfort, beauty and history.

The expansive living areas of the villas boasts an entertainment center, including flat screen TV, DVD, CD player and iPod loaded with 1000 songs with indoor/outdoor speakers. The living area is surrounded by a large decks and outdoor furniture. The villa doors open the entire frontage of the villa to enhance the magnificent views and sea breezes from the deck.

The Grand Villa

Each luxury villa at Taveuni Palms sits on its own private acre of absolute beachfront and boasts its own private pool, beach and personal staff of seven. Your personal staff is on call to provide you with exquisite food and wine, and indulge you in unsurpassed service and amenities whilst still affording you ultimate privacy throughout your stay.

The Grand Villa at Taveuni Palms is one of the worlds most exclusive hideaways and Fiji's newest and most luxurious villa. Your days will begin by watching the dolphins swim past through the clear warm waters and your days will end with spectacular sunsets all captured from the decks and pool surrounding your private Fiji villa at Taveuni Palms.

The villa offers guests their own private 3 acres, manicured gardens, a private 3 sided wet edge horizon infinity pool, private beach area with beach bure, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, entertainment room, kitchen and decks that wrap around the entire villa to take advantage of the 270 degree view over the island.

The Grand Villa at Taveuni Palms sits on an elevated site above the spectacular South Pacific Ocean. The master bedroom has large bi fold doors that open onto the ocean view and the deck. The guest suite has magnificent garden views.

Both bathrooms offer twin honeymoon showers and outdoor bathtubs so guests can soak under the moon and the stars listening to the sound of the waves on the ocean.The two superbly decorated guest suites are anchored by a central living room that faces the sea and the sand delivering magnificent views, exclusive privacy and understated luxury.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • All day free room service
  • Bar staff
  • Bathrobes
  • Bicycles
  • DVD, CD, board games
  • Free WiFi
  • Full entertainment center
  • Hair dryer
  • Hammock
  • Housemaid
  • Kayaks
  • Laptop computer
  • Library
  • Luxurious outdoor honeymoon showers
  • Private swimming pool (40,000L)
  • Pure Fiji toiletries
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Spa therapist
  • Super king beds
  • Waiter/waitress

Flexible cooking classes

Your own personal staff of seven including personal villa manager and two chefs with separate staff cooking facility will be delighted to offer you complimentary cooking lessons during your stay. You can take daily cooking classes at your own flexible schedule. Perhaps you want to take away a recipe of the most delicious meal you eat here. Just ask your personal chef and they will be glad to assist you.

Everything we serve is homemade and most of our ingredients are organically grown right here on the property. Your personal Chef will take into consideration your likes and dislikes from a guest special request form that is sent to you prior to arrival and in turn will design a menu especially for you. The Chefs at Taveuni Palms specialize in catering to dietary requirements. We delight in catering to Vegan, Kosher and Vegetarian guests.

Private luxury dining experience

Dining at Taveuni Palms Resort Fiji is an experience in itself. Your dining experience is never the same as each villa at Taveuni Palms boasts five special private dining locations. Guests can choose to dine by the beach, on the villa main deck, under the thatched daybed by the pool, on the sunset bula deck or there is a formal inside dining option.

The private swimming pool is perfectly positioned to allow the best views of the turquoise ocean and Taveuni Island. The large daybed overlooking the pool provides the perfect setting for total relaxation during your luxury Fiji vacation.

The most beautiful and diverse of Fiji's 333 islands, known as Fiji's Garden Isle for its lush vegetation, Taveuni Island will envelope you in its splendor, embrace you with its culture, and excite you with its passion. Whether you long to relax, or you live to discover, your desires will be fulfilled.

The waterways around Taveuni are some of the most beautiful in the world. It is not uncommon to see pods of dolphins, whales and other marine life such as turtles and flying fish during these trips. Whilst the waterways are truly spectacular, the unspoilt tropical beauty of our virgin rainforest with its incredible diversity will stay with you for life. It's not uncommon to see red parrots flying through the trees and if you're lucky enough you may spot a rare orange dove.

Nature lovers will enjoy guided treks through villages, or up to amazing waterfalls and natural water slides. You may enjoy being part of traditional Fijian cultural ceremonies such as drinking kava, dancing and local music performances. Perhaps you will choose to just relax on the deck while having a massage.

27 foot boat with boat captain for charters

Bike Riding

Bird Watching

Black Pearl Farm

Bouma Waterfalls

Cooking Lessons

Deep Sea Fishing

Fijian LOVO night

Golf nearby

Half Day Island Excursion

Horseback Riding

Island Hopping

Kayaking

Koro Levu

Lavena Coastal Walk/Kayak

Nanuku Atoll

Paddle Boarding

Scuba Diving

Snorkeling

Surfing

Tennis nearby

Vidawa Rainforest Hike

Waitabu Marine Park

Taveuni Palms, Pure Fiji, and our on-site massage therapists are proud to offer you a variety of relaxing spa treatments designed to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. Throughout all of our treatments, we use only the finest Pure Fiji products made from pure coconut oil, macadamia nut oil and vitamin E oil. Each infused with tropical fruit and coconut essence. Enjoy one complimentary after flight recovery massage upon arrival.

Arrival by airplane

Travel to Fiji can be an enjoyable start to your vacation. Fiji's remote and unspoiled beauty is a reached via flights from Los Angeles, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch, Honolulu, Seoul and Hong Kong. All flights to Fiji first touch down in Nadi on the main island.

Getting to Taveuni is an incredibly beautiful and scenic 1-hour flight over the many remote outer islands and crystal clear waters of the South Pacific. Flights depart from Nadi to Taveuni and return from Taveuni to Nadi in the morning and afternoon daily.

Located in an exclusive area of the island called Matei, Taveuni Palms will be your island retreat. Our staff will greet you at the airport in the traditional Fijian manner, and in less than five minutes you will arrive at the spectacular and breathtaking setting of Taveuni Palms.

Testimonials

  • Review by Josh from Australia

    "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."

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  • Review by Lyn N from Australia

    "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."

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  • Review by Jo from United Kingdom

    "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."

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  • Review by Taz Malik from Canada

    "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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  • Review by Swan from Australia

    "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."

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  • Review by Stephanie H. from United Arab Emirates

    "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."

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  • Review by Jordan from New Zealand

    "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. "

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    "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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