Saturday, May 31

50% off specials extended till 14th June

Our 50% Off Specials are proving so popular that we are 
extending until 14th June. 

Our Reservations Manager, is standing by to arrange your vacation in Paradise.

The 50% OFF Specials offer an all-inclusive package - accommodation, meals, transfers and activities of choice - diving, action, spa treatments, romantic extras, WEDDINGS and of course family activities to enjoy together.

We can even Tailor-Make a package for you. Tell us what you are interested in doing and we'll give you a great package and only charge you 50% for it!

The Specials allow you to stay in Paradise now - 31 March 2015 excluding the Festive Season. 
Hurry! Contact us now !!!!

Friday, May 30

Night Diving


Paradise Taveuni is blessed with a vibrant house reef teaming with life both during the day and at night. Our house reef has a shallow sloping reef and a deeper wall. If you have never tried night diving then our house reef is perfect for you. It is easily accessible and offers the possibility to stay shallow for your entire dive while you search for critters such as octopus, mantas shrimp, blue ribbon eels, and much more. And for those night diving enthusiasts out there, our house reef awaits with deeper challenges and discovery.

Sunset Diving in Paradise
A sunset dive offers the chance to witness the reef transform with the waning sunlight. Not only is it a great chance to get acquainted with the reef before it becomes dark,  it's also fun and exciting to watch a gradual change in the reef's activity.

Crown of Thorns 
If you choose to dive a couple hours after sun down, you will be rewarded a startling array of nighttime reef creatures, many of which only come out at night. Feather stars will be out in vast array in every size and color imaginable, expanding and contracting in an almost eerie way.

Brown Feather Star Photographed on Paradise House Reef
Most species of Lionfish become most active at night. Here on our house reef, smaller Spotfin Lionfish can be found in shallow water while Common Lionfish can be found a bit deeper, swimming along and hunting for prey.

A Common Lionfish Out on the Hunt at Night
Keep your eyes peeled for octopus, eels, lobsters, hermit crabs, sea cucumbers and crabs, all of which can be spotted on our house reef.  Just the other day mating octopus where spotted right off our dock!

Hermit Crab spotted at Night on our Paradise House Reef
If you remember to look towards the surface you might spot squid, alone, or in small groups, get close enough and you might get inked!

Colorful Squid Out and About at Night
If you want to experience a little magic during you night dive, before you enter the water, look at the surface closely, you should be able to spot an endless sparkling of single celled organisms lighting up. Bioluminescence can be seen all throughout your dive. Swish your hand back and forth in front and witness the glowing blue and green bioluminescence. Turn your flashlight off for a few minutes during your dive watch a bioluminescent fireworks show right before your eyes, here in Paradise.

Soft Coral Illuminated at Night
Come join us here in Paradise and enjoy sunset and night dives on our reef, the show starts daily at 4pm!

Black Feather Star and Hard Coral

Sunday, May 25

Guest Photo Blog Highlighting the Anemonefish of Paradise

Pink Anemonefish and Host Anemone

There are 19 species of anemonefish that can be found throughout the South Pacific, several of which are highlighted here, photographed by Paradise Taveuni guests at both Rainbow Reef and Vuna Reef.
Fiji Anemonefish (Amphiprion barberi)
Anemonefish, also known as clownfish were certainly made famous in the film Finding Nemo. They are indeed as fun to admire underwater as they are on the big screen. Shy and sometimes difficult to photograph, anemonefish are a rewarding shot for the patient photographer.

Orange-Finned Anemonefish and Juvenile (Amphiprion chrysopterus)
Interesting facts about anemonefish: The majority are hermaphrodites, changing between male and female sexes at different times during their lives. In a colony of anemonefish, if the dominant female dies, the breeding male will change his sex to assume the role of dominant female.
 Orange-Finned Anemonefish
There are endless opportunities to see many different species of anemonefish here at Paradise Taveuni. If you are interested to spot their eggs, just have a look around the flat surfaces near their host anemone or on the underside of their anemone, but beware, some are rather feisty when it comes to protecting their eggs and their home! 
Close Up of Detail of Anemone Tentacles
Paradise Taveuni would like to thank our guests for these wonderful images. Come dive with us here in Paradise and see how many fish and reef creatures you can identify!
 

Friday, May 23

Meet Christine! Pro Dive Team Member & Dive Guide

Christine Riley, Pro Dive Team Member & Dive Guide

Christine is one of our Pro Dive team members and dive guide. She is a certified Divemaster with over 300 dives. We sat down with Christine after a wonderful day of diving out at Rainbow Reef to ask her a few questions about her love for diving.

Christine learned to dive after taking a Discover Scuba lesson and fell in love with the beauty beneath the sea. Her favorite marine creature is the turtle, however small critters are a close second she says! Her favorite dive site is Purple Wall at Rainbow Reef, where she relishes in the striking colors of the soft corals found there.


Soft Coral and Black Feather Star at Purple Wall

Christine's perfect day of diving would be three dives out at Rainbow Reef, starting with The Zoo, and then onto White Wall at full blossom. To round out a great day of diving she would do a third dive at Annie's Bommie, where she can admire large coral bommies booming with life and color.

In her free time Christine loves to spend time with her family. What she likes most about her native Fiji are its people and its beautiful terrain. If she had to leave her homeland for a dive trip, her dream destination would be Bonaire.

As a Pro Dive team member she enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and learning about their cultures, and of course diving with them!

Christine remembers a very funny moment when doing her Divemaster training here at Paradise with fellow teammate, Joeli. Joeli was paired with an English gentlemen and the duo needed to work out an air sharing strategy while taking off and exchanging their gear with eachother. Christine completed her task with flying colors however Joeli and his partner lost count of their breathing and both members had to shoot to the surface. Of course no one was injured, everyone learned from their mistake with a good laugh!

Come dive with Christine and our Pro Dive Team here in Paradise!

Unique White Wall
 

Awarded Certificate of Excellence 2014

TripAdvisor is delighted to award Paradise Taveuni with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence.

This prestigious award recognises businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travellers. 

Friday, May 16

Mother's Day Catch of the Day



The Walu we mean - not Terri  -  Allan caught her a long time ago !!!!!

Surfing in Paradise

The island north of Taveuni is Qamea (pr: ga-may-a) and it has one of the best hidden surf breaks in Fiji. Take a day trip to discover it or learn to surf it!  An early breakfast gets you stated at 5.30am (ouch) with a 6.00am departure from Paradise. A 1 hour drive up the island gets you to a smaller Taveuni Resort where you will choose your board. The island boat will meet you at the wharf at 7.00am and a small boat trip takes you across to the picturesque island of Qamea.
Your local guides will brief you and get you out to the break for a day of surfing. If you are a learner, the local guide will teach you the basics so you can get out there too. Enjoy lunch on the island, snorkelling, beach combing or more surfing. A short boat trip takes you back to Taveuni and our driver will be waiting to drive you back to Paradise.

Includes lunch, towels, board hire, road and water transfers. Ask our Manager if you would like to take a cooler of beverages and refreshments to be charged to your room.

Tuesday, May 13

Dave & Gaby's Underwater World

Our recent guests, Dave and Gabby, have sent us these amazing photos taken during their stay in Paradise.







Every day is a diving day in Paradise with a double dive departing every morning from the resort marina and night dives an ever-popular addition to the diving day. Sites are selected according to tidal conditions & Guest preference.

Stay tuned for more amazing photos