Rainbow Reef Resort is a small, idyllic, secluded resort with a private beach right on the Rainbow Reef itself. All major dive sites in the area are less than 10 minutes away. Bookings include three meals a day and use of non motorized watersports equipment. 
The Rainbow Reef Resort is situated in a beautiful, secluded old coconut plantation on a remote peninsular of Vanua Levu Island in Fiji. The Rainbow Reef is a spectacular area for snorkeling, diving and kayaking and comes within a hundred feet of our private beach. As colorful as it is, inhabited by hundreds of species of captivating fish, the name rainbow actually refers to the frequent rainbows that form across the bay in the late afternoon as the sun sets.
 
We are totally self-contained in one of the most picturesque spots in Fiji. The resort takes an environmentally sensitive approach to operation; our buildings are all naturally ventilated, our water comes from an on-site well and we make use of solar power and a battery bank to limit the use of our back-up generators. The entire site lies along the beach and offers amazing views of the ocean and across the bay to nearby Taveuni Island. Our ground staff meticulously maintain the property so that it feels like walking through an ornamental park.

Room types

Our four bures (traditional Fijian-style accommodation) offer four different floor plans but all have an ocean view and veranda and are situated just steps from the beach. Each bure has an individual sun deck with loungers, wonderful private outdoor shower, an in-room refrigerator and are all situated to capture the views of our typically spectacular sunrises.

Two of the bures (named Orchid and Tiare) are specifically designed for couples and are on the most secluded side of the property. They are ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons and anniversaries and have four post beds crafted from locally sourced timber.

The Frangipani bure is perfect for a family with small children that can sleep in their own special loft in the ceiling while the parents have a four post bed at ground level. There is a large family room looking out over the ocean which can also accommodate another single bed if needed for larger groups.

Our largest bure, Hibiscus, has a private room with a queen bed plus four single beds in a second room and can comfortably house a family of six or up to six adults. The main room has a dining area and a lounge area to relax in overlooking the ocean. 

Facilities

  • Baby sitter
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Electrical adapters
  • Fridge (in room)
  • Guest Laundry/Valet Service 
  • Internet
  • Non Smoking Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Tour Desk/Activities Office 
  • Wedding Facilities
  • Wi-fi

Our activities

Diving  Most dive sites in the area are minutes from our beach so this is the perfect location for divers planning a multi day diving trip. Have breakfast before you leave for a unique dive and return in time for a delicious lunch.

Snorkeling We have mesmerizing snorkeling right off our beach. Watch the reef come to life below you. Hundreds of species of brightly colored fish call the reef home and our resident family of squid.

Kayaking Use of our kayaks and paddleboards is included. The ocean is typically very calm, clear and warm. The brightly colored fish and coral you see looking down to the ocean floor will amaze you.
Fishing Enjoy the quiet waters and big game fishing with our local staff. They will guide you and show you the art of spear fishing. Our chefs can serve your catch as fresh sashimi for your dinner.

Hiking The resort has a network of beautifully maintained, moderate hiking trails around the property that feature stunning vistas from lookouts along the way. 

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Coconut husking
  • Crab racing
  • Cultural lessons
  • Guided walks/tours
  • Kava ceremony
  • Kayaks
  • Musical And Cultural Entertainment
  • Snorkelling
  • Table tennis

Dining

All bookings include three meals a day served in a lovely open air dining area just off the beach. Breakfast starts with fresh juice made from fruits grown right here at the resort, fresh baked muffins and a fruit platter followed by a cooked breakfast of your choice.

Lunch and dinner vary daily, but our Fijian chefs make always delicious, healthy Pacific Rim cuisine. Local fish, chicken and coconut are common, as are barbecues, salads, curries and a "Lovo". Sweet potato, cassava and other local vegetables are often used and our freshly made breads are heavenly.
 
For a romantic experience, meals can be brought to your room or served on our smaller beach, which would be yours exclusively for the evening.
 
All fruits, herbs and vegetables are organic and many are grown right here at the resort. Additives and preservatives are very uncommon in Fijian ingredients. We can happily cater to any dietary requirements.

Events

Our Fijian staff can put on a traditional kava ceremony with beautiful singing and guitar playing and a chance to fully understand this very important part of their culture.

Our lovo nights are always popular. The meat is prepared in an earth oven and you are welcome to take part in the preparations. The meat is served as part of a Fijian feast in the evening in our ocean view dining area.

Meke dancing is also an important part of Fijian culture and our staff can perform traditional dances with explanations of their signficance and give you a chance to join in! 

What's included?  

o   Three cooked meals a day with fresh juice.
o   Unlimited filtered water, available at all times.
o   Use of our kayaking, snorkeling and paddleboard equipment.
o   Daily room service and turn down service.
o   Use of our beach volleyball court, ping-pong table and collection of games.
o   Internet access (via WiFi in the Grand Bure).
o   Welcome foot massage.
o   Use of the resort's hiking trails and beaches.

Room rates 

The nightly rate for single occupancy in any of our bures is US$450 and double occupancy is US$600. This includes 3 wonderful cooked meals per day, access to all the resort’s kayaking and snorkeling equipment, full use of all resort hiking trails and private beaches, room maid, turndown service and 20% VAT and Hotel Tax.

Children aged 10 – 16 are US$75 extra per night and children under the age of 10 are FREE!

The resort currently offers an eighth night FREE for all bookings of seven nights as well as discounts for groups wishing to occupy all four bures and have use of the entire resort for the ultimate secluded vacation in paradise.

Off resort activities 

Bouma Falls – The Bouma Falls in Taveuni consist of three separate and beautiful waterfalls. The first is an easy walk, and has a small swimming lake with sandy access for swimming. The second and third entail some minor trekking, but each waterfall has its own intrinsic beauty. At the top, there are beautiful views across the foothills and out to the ocean.
 
Kioa Island – was bought by its people from Tuvalu in 1947 and they still have their very own traditions and language. An experience of a lifetime, watch a traditional Fatelle (dance) with drums and very powerful singing.

Korolevu - A small, uninhabited island in the Somosomo Strait with three beautiful secluded beaches. A great place for a picnic or snorkeling.
 
Waterslide – This natural waterslide in Taveuni, situated amongst the rainforest provides fun and thrills! The local children are often seen here and they will show you how the ‘professionals’ do it! 

Contact

Flights come in to Taveuni Matei airport where our representative will meet you for your transfer to the resort. This involves a short minbus ride to the dock where our resort boat will take you on the 20-30 minute ride across the Somosomo Strait to your vacation in paradise. 

We operate transfers at cost price and can also meet you from the ferry services into Taveuni island.
PO Box 95 Waiyevo Taveuni