Taveuni Villa 733
- Ocean Front
- Ocean View
- Air Conditioning
- Maid Service
- Personal Chef
- Daily Breakfast
- Car & Driver
NOTE: The introductory rate is for 2 guests only. Enquire for rates for more people please. We can do a max of 4 adults plus 2 kids/teenagers.
Welcome to a tropical paradise that truly lives up to all your island holiday dreams. This fantastic villa is undisputedly not only one of the most luxurious resorts in the whole of Fiji, but also one of the world’s most exclusive hideaways. A dream property in a dream location.
You’ll be entranced by the magical world in which you find yourself; pampered like royalty in an awe-inspiring tropical setting few people ever get to appreciate. You’ll marvel at the unique sights, sounds, and tastes of a pristine environment that blends five star comfort and lifestyle experiences you will never forget.
This villa is not only one of the most luxurious villas in the whole of Fiji, but also one of the world’s most exclusive and private hideaways. A dream home in a dream location. You’ll be entranced by the magical world in which you find yourself; pampered like royalty by a staff of ten in an awe-inspiring tropical setting few people ever get to appreciate. You’ll marvel at the unique sights, sounds, and tastes of a pristine environment that blends five star comfort and lifestyle experiences you will never forget. It’s perched high above the South Pacific, with an awesome 180-degree view overlooking the Somosomo Straight and surrounded by a lush tropical carpet of green rainforest and swaying palm trees.
The dramatic sunsets are equaled only by the brilliance of the stars at night. Sitting on three acres of land and superbly-manicured gardens, the villa offers the privacy and understated luxury of a world-class retreat. The three-sided infinity pool is ideally situated to give stunning views of the deep blue and green ocean waters. A series of steps take you down to the private beach or just wander through the collection of rare palm trees, and banana, papaya, pineapple, orange and lemon trees. Two exquisitely-decorated suites are connected by a central living and offset kitchen area, designed to maximize the stunning ocean and garden views. The master bedroom has large bi-fold doors that open onto the wraparound deck. Both bathrooms provide twin honeymoon showers and outdoor bathtubs. Just imagine soaking in the fresh open air with an unfettered view of the stars with the soothing sound of the ocean waves in the background. An environment acclaimed so much by seasoned world travelers that they begin to run out of superlatives.
Spectacular, superb, amazing, perfect, and speechless are just some of the words that have been used. When well-versed guests tell you the food is the best they’ve ever tasted and the service is second-to-none you know you’ve found your own little piece of paradise. Kick back and relax like you’ve never relaxed before, or experience emotionally connected activities like you never havebefore. The choice is always yours.
Accommodation, House, Garden, Pool & Decking
- The property is located on a private 3-acre retreat with a collection of rare palm trees, Banana, Papaya, Pineapple, Orange and Lemon trees.
- The property has two separate rooms, both have king beds with open ceiling design and a full bathroom. Once has a view on the ocean while the other on the garden.
- The Master Ocean view suite/bathroom is air-conditioned and has an ocean view.
- The Master garden view suite/bathroom is air-conditioned and has an garden view.
- Each Suite has a luxurious outdoor honeymoon Bath (270 ft2 or 25m2).
- Each Suite has a luxurious outdoor honeymoon showers (270 ft2 or 25m2).
- Common living room
- One of the six unique dining locations.
- Full kitchen with Stainless steel refrigerator.
- Large veranda / wrap around decking (463ft2 or 43m2).
- Your own private mirror edged pool with no vis a vis (30ft x 13 ft / 9m x 4m).
- Two covered bure’s (one overlooking the pool and ocean and the other at the beach level).
- Dining/observation deck.
- Large outdoor coach on the main house deck.
- Twin sky gazing recliners.
- Access to the ocean though a series of steps.
- A separate commercial kitchen and reception area is away from the main living areas and pool.
- The property is registered with Fiji Hotel authority and carries a hotel license, liquor license and our staff is trained in Fire safety and CPR.
- Free Wi-Fi.
Food & Dining
- Choice of one of six dining locations.
- Breakfast, lunch and 5 course dinners.
- Complimentary all day room service.
- Ritchie and Rosie will be your dedicated chefs, they have a combined 20 years of experience in prestigious 5 star resorts, restaurants and hotels in both Fiji and the Cook Islands such as the renowned Grand Pacific Hotel, Taveuni Palms and Nautilus Resort.
- Their menus will champion and showcase Fijian influenced dishes with their own flair of perfected gastronomy, which comes from cooking for just a few guests.
- Considering your culinary preferences, you will encounter exciting taste combinations inspired by the many different cultures throughout the Pacific Region – embracing the use of locally grown, fresh, and mostly organic ingredients.
- Endless cookie jar.
- Soft drinks.
- Chose our Platinum VIP package and Alcoholic beverages, mixed drinks, wine and beer on the platinum list are included .
- Under the supervision of Richie, our staff of 10 (which you will rarely see) will cater to all your needs.
- 24 hour staffing at the front desk and security on the premises.
- Return pickup service from Matei airport.
- Daily house keeping.
- Nightly turn down service.
- Pure Fiji toiletries.
- Laundry services.
- Nanny services.
Fun And Games
- Complimentary resort activities including kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, snorkeling gear.
- Complimentary adult lifestyle bikes that can handle pavement and dirt roads.
- Mini office / TV room upstairs with couches (323 ft2 or 30m2) with its own shower and bathroom.
- TRX Home Gym - Suspension Cables
- 38” flat screen TV, DVD/bleu ray player and DVD’s.
- Board Games, cards and more.
- Bose portable sound system to play your favorite music.
- Free Cooking Class with our chefs.
Dining at Taveuni Paradise is a gastronomic journey of discovery.
Let your taste buds be tantalized by the culinary skills of executive chef Richie and his team. Choose gourmet meals personalized to suit your mood of the day—cuisine influenced by the diverse cultures of the Pacific Rim and especially Fiji itself.
Enjoy the freshest of ingredients grown just steps away from the magnificence of Taveuni Paradise….exotic, mouth-watering fruits and vegetables. Savor the locally-caught island fish and spices from the nearby rainforest.
And all of this served at whichever of your five private dining areas matches your mood.
Dining experiences that will become treasured memories.
I see the act of dining as more than nourishing your body. I invite you to be partners in a culinary adventure. Use your time to connect with your significant other, family or friends around the table. Let me, as your chef, provide you with the ritual of delicate intense pleasures in a five course dinner experience, in one of our five unique dining locations. My team and I will cater to any of your dietary requirements and food preferences. And if your desire is to be adventurous let us explore some of the more unusual fare available to the local Fijians and not readily available in the other resorts.
Richie, Executive Chef
As a Frenchman, gastronome and amateur chef who has experienced some of the world’s best restaurants I feel that a great dining experience should be a harmonious symphony of scents, textures and flavors that simultaneously challenge but soothe your senses. It should leave you satisfied but longing for more. Because of Richie’s passion for cooking I often find my senses startled in such a way forcing me to pay undivided attention to his culinary creations.
The resort has a brand new air conditioned, 4 wheel drive Ford Ranger that seats 4 guests and is used to take you to your island tour excursions.
Getting To Fiji
Look at Fiji’s location on a world map and you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s a remote hard-to-get-to destination. But it’s not. Fiji’s national airline, Fiji Airways, has regular flights from major international cities in the Unites States, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. Other airlines such as Air New Zealand, Korean Air, Virgin Australia, Air Niugini, Air Vanuatu and Jetstar all have flights into Nadi International Airport, the main gateway into the country. You can board a flight in the evening in L.A. and wake up in the morning to start a new day in Fiji.
Upon arrival you’ll find that you will probably be automatically given a four-month visa. No special application is required—you just need a passport that is valid for at least six months before your planned departure date from the country.
Getting To The Island
From the international airport of Nadi to the island of Taveuni is just a one hour flight that’s an experience in itself with its bird’s eye view of scenic outer islands and the sparkling waters of the South Pacific. Fiji Link and Air Fiji operate daily flights in both directions to and from Taveuni.
For a truly memorable transfer treat yourself and make the final leg of your journey by private plane or helicopter.
Taveuni Paradise is but a short drive from Taveuni’s Matei airport. Guests are welcomed upon arrival and driven direct to the villa.
Once you settle in to the Raiwasa Villa, you won’t want to leave. You’ll find that you effortlessly and quickly shrug off the stress and strains of modern life and ease into the warm embrace of a tropical paradise.
Your toughest decision will be where to relax and unwind. The main deck? At the edge of the infinity pool? The beach bure? The pool bure? The overlook deck?
Whether you’re stretched out with a page-turner of a novel…sipping an exotic cocktail as you watch the glorious sun make its descent…or just closing your eyes and listening enthralled to the trilling of the birds…you’ll experience true peace.
Breakfast on the deck may be accompanied by a light ocean breeze and the sight of a school of dolphins or even, at the right time of year, a passing Humpback or pilot whale.
Need more help to relax? Spoil yourself with an indoor or outdoor massage at the villa. Let one of our highly-skilled masseuses soothe away your aching limbs. A great and affordable way to recover from jet lag.
Take advantage of our two, two-person Kayaks to venture around the tip of Matei or to several bommies a few hundred yards from shore where you can encounter rays and turtles and hundreds of species of coral and fish.
If you are an avid snorkeler we can organize a top-notch excursion to the Rainbow Reef or the Waitabu Marine Park, where you can see 298 species of hard coral, 1198 species of reef fish and the famous giant clams.
Yes, you can paddleboard, too. We have two complimentary paddleboards at your disposal.
Did we mention the stars? The night sky here is unbelievable. Just imagine…you’re on the 180th parallel in the southern Pacific Ocean. Far from so-called civilization. There is no city light pollution. Just you, serenely staring upwards marveling at the brightness of the twinkling stars…relaxing in our special built-in stargazing recliners and counting the shooting stars. It’s just heaven!
Many visitors are drawn to Taveuni Island simply because it is home to some of the best diving spots on the planet and is known as “the soft coral capital of the world.”
Each of Taveuni’s numerous dive sites delivers a unique experience exploring multicolored reefs and stunning varieties of marine life. Choose from Rainbow Reef, The Great White Wall, Annie’s Bommie, The Ledge, Yellow Grotto, The Purple Wall, The Zoo, The Fish Factory—and more—for an unforgettable encounter of a lifetime.
Get up close to manta rays, barracudas, white tip sharks, large groupers, sea turtles, moray eels, long nose hawk fish, leopard sharks—and more.
Choose a challenging dive or a more relaxing dive. Our partner, the premier dive operator in Taveuni, caters to all levels of experience and only uses the latest dive equipment and the services of friendly and highly-trained PADI instructors.
Take a trip to the Bouma National Heritage Park, just a 30-minute drive from the villa. This important nature reserve in the northeast of the island offers a beautiful rainforest where you can walk to the three incredible waterfalls of Bouma Falls.
Thrill to the sights and sounds of rare tropical birds as you make your way through the exotic plant life. It’s just a ten minute walk that doesn’t require much effort to reach the first waterfall. Reaching the second waterfall is a little demanding, but is rewarded with fabulous views and the opportunity to swim and picnic along the way. The upper waterfall necessitates a further thirty to forty minutes hike, but leaves no-one disappointed.
The Lavena Coastal Walk (And Kayak)
You can’t leave Taveuni without making your way to Lavena, the furthest point you can venture on the eastern side of the island. You can walk in and out or take our advice and kayak (or take a boat) there and walk back for a truly memorable day out.
Your walk begins on a white sandy beach with rock pools. You ford rivers, cross a suspension bridge, marvel at the rushing waterfalls and pass Naba village, still inhabited by descendents of “blackbirded” Solomon Islanders. The walk is about ninety minutes each way.
The International Date Line
There are few land masses in the world that are crossed by the International Date Line—the 180 degree Meridian Line—and Taveuni is one of them. So it’s safe to say that each new day starts here. Mark the occasion by a visit to this famous landmark at an elevated viewpoint at Waiyevo. Photo opportunity!
Wairiki Mission Church
Just a kilometer away is the picturesque Catholic mission—a large stone church with stained glass and acclaimed sculptures making it the most architecturally interesting building on the island. You won’t see any pews, though. The congregation sits on the floor Fijian-style. Visit on a Sunday to hear singing that will live in your mind forever.
Waitavala Natural Waterslide
Another of the island’s striking natural beauties and a lot of fun especially after heavy rains. Set in the midst of beautiful tropical foliage. Try to visit on the weekends or during school holidays when the local kids can show you how it’s done.
Vidawa Forest Walk
If you’re feeling fit and up for a full-day excursion put the Vidawa Forest Walk on your ‘must-do’ list. Taking an experienced and knowledgeable guide you’ll start with a scenic drive to Vidawa village before embarking on a rigorous hike that’s suitable for regular walkers and not the faint of heart. Along the trail you’ll see the sites of historic fortified villages, enjoy spectacular views of the coast and outer islands, and get an education about the abundant flora and fauna. Your reward at the end is a refreshing swim in the waters of the Bouma Falls.
Within five minutes of setting out into the Somosomo Straights your exciting day of fishing begins. Under the expert guidance of “Captain John” you’ll experience an action-packed day. Depending on the time of year and your preference you may well catch Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi-mahi, and Yellow Fin Tuna.
Reef fisherman can cast for Giant Trevally, Blue Fin Trevally, Barracuda, Walu, Dogtooth Tuna and more.
You couldn’t be in better hands than those of Captain John Llanes—a third generation fisherman who has held his 100 ton master license for more than 35 years. He has placed or won at least 50 tournaments and has been much featured on TV fishing shows including ESPN as well as in the pages of various books and magazines. Captain John’s know-how and passion make him the perfect choice for the serious fisherman.
Pearl Farm Tour
Recognized all over the world for their specific natural colors, Fijian pearls are the most sought after pearls in the world. You want black pearls? We’ve got them on Taveuni. But, also, there are pearls in amazing colors of gold, blue, green, pink, champagne, blue, chocolate and cranberry that are unique to the CIVA Pearl Farm in the Wailoa Lagoon.
Let us organize a visit to the pearl farm where you’ll see the nursery where the mature oysters are harvested and a guide will explain the whole process.
Rainbow Reef Snorkeling
The Rainbow reef is the soft coral capital of the world. We can organize a first class snorkeling excursion to the reef which is a short 20 min boat ride from the shore. Its a must see experience.
Waitabu Marine Park
Awarded the “International British Airways Eco-Tourism Award”—for good reason. The Waitabu Villagers provide an extremely warm welcome beginning with morning tea and a fascinating cultural experience of Fijian village life.
Your visit includes a trip up the river on a traditional bamboo “Bilibili” raft, snorkeling in the marine reserve, kava ceremony, local island dance and song. The villagers are rightly proud of the heritage they have worked so hard to preserve and share, and you are asked to participate by dressing modestly and covering your legs. While in the village it is also a sign of respect to remove your hat and sunglasses.
There’s not much traffic on Taveuni so you’re not fighting for the road with automobiles. But there’s not much paved road either—except for the Matei to Somosomo road. The coastal road is hillier than you might think. As you pass by you can expect the friendly locals to call out “bula” in greeting. A great place to bike.