Tuesday, July 19

Food for Divers

Hungry Fiji Divers in Paradise require plenty of great quality food and they get nothing less in Paradise Taveuni.

Allan Gortan is the owner of Paradise and just happens to be an award winning international Chef with over 30 years experience as a chef.

Allan's passion is using the local, mostly organic Taveuni produce combined with his knowledge of traditional European fare.

One of the most popular dishes on the Paradise Taveuni Lunch menu is Fish in Lolo' (Fish in a Coconut Soup).

Try it at home.....

Fish in Lolo Ingredients: 
Fish pieces – best to use white, fleshy fish such as Wahoo or Mahi Mahi 
100 gms Plain Flour
Pinch salt
Virgin Coconut Oil

Dust fish in flour and salt and shallow pan fry in virgin Coconut oil
Place to one side and prepare Lolo Sauce

Lolo Sauce Ingredients: 
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 Birds Eye Chilli, chopped
500 ml Coconut Milk – freshly squeezed is best
Dash of oil for cooking
Optional – chopped fresh Indian Coriander

Sautee in a little oil - onion, tomato and chilli until onion is translucent
Add coconut to the boil
Add pre cooked Fish
Reduce heat to a slow simmer
Cook for 15-20 minutes

Serve with small bowl with a sprinkle of fresh Indian Coriander and Jasmine or Basmati Rice on the side.

Enjoy poolside with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

Thursday, July 7

Paradise Taveuni recently received a write up in Time Magazine, featuring the legendary Rainbow Reef….
“Consistently rated as one of the world’s best dive sites, the wall is reached via a tubular swim-through and starts at a depth of 20 m. Between a tangle of flexible, treelike soft coral are explosions of the harder stuff, home to millions of beautifully colored anthias and other pelagic fish. Larger species of marine life lurk there too, including manta rays, barracuda and harmless reef sharks.”
Rainbow Reef is only a 20 minute scenic boat ride from Paradise Taveuni and our divers visit this spectacular reef every second day, or on request according to water conditions.
With our own Dive Shop at the Resort, Paradise divers experience ‘Luxury Diving’ with full service from our Dive Team who are ready to assist and introduce our Guests to some of the BEST diving in Fiji.
Click here to read the full Time Magazine article.
Experience awe inspiring dive sites! Experience Paradise!

Saturday, July 2


Love to dive? Well, you are going to love the 
in Paradise

5 nights in Paradise in a Tropical Bure with outdoor shower and Jacuzzi 
All meals
 10 boat dives + 1 night dive + FREE shore dives 
Return airport road transfers
Just FJ$2285 pp

(based on 2 adults in couple / twin share Bure)

The diving in Paradise is spectacular. Here's what one of our Guests say...

The dive staff were very knowledgeable, polite and accommodating. We loved the variety of coral and fish life. We found sharks and 1 manta ray on our first dive (!). Most of our diving has been in the Caribbean, so diving in Fiji was very different and we really enjoyed it. On the days that we dove Rainbow Reef, they took us to a private beach for our surface intervals where we had fresh fruit and homemade cookies and bread.  We really felt spoiled. Another highlight was the pilot whales and dolphins we saw on the boat rides out to Rainbow Reef!  Some folks even got out and snorkeled with the whales one morning!

The resort has a house reef that is very nice. It is great for a check out dive or just another opportunity to get in the water. We did a night dive (my first) on the house reef and it was very easy.  

Dana Weller - USA