Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat

Top choice guest house in North & East of Savusavu
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Tucked away in a jungly cove on Vanua Levu (but best accessed from Taveuni), this is a fantastically remote place with simple bure and permanent safari tents. Divers, aware of the excellent location and great reputation of the diving outfit here, make up most of the guests; there’s also good snorkelling from the stunning beach. The food is delicious (optional meal plan $105).

The resort is only accessible by boat, and transfers must be arranged in advance. Transfers from Taveuni Wharf are $40, and $65 from Buca Bay; in a pinch, staff will also pick you up from Savusavu (extra costs apply).

The resort is in the process of moving to Viani Bay (about 10 minutes south); dive operations are set to commence there in April 2016, with accommodation to open in December; the present location will remain fully operational until then. It also plans on building 20 yacht moorings.

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Quick description

Boasting a spa and wellness centre, Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat also offers WiFi in shared areas for an additional charge. Guests enjoy onsite diving and snorkeling, and the tour desk can arrange various activities. Dolphin Bay Retreat is located on the southeastern tip of Vanua Levu, it is a 20-minute boat and taxi trip from Taveuni. It is a 5-minute boat trip from Rainbow Reef. All bungalows have a seating area, tea, coffee, drinking water, a small fan and a terrace with a hammock. Some offer a mosquito net. The bathroom has free toiletries, a shower and a toilet. Guests can relax in the hammock or enjoy a massage in the beachside bure. Also on offer is an airport shuttle service and a laundry. A dive shop is located on-site. Meal plans including breakfast, lunch and candle-lit dinner are available, offering a range of Asian, European and Indian dishes. Meals can be enjoyed on the beach or the terrace. Tea, coffee, water and snacks are available all day.

Important information

Please inform Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Transfers are available to and from Matei Airport and to and from Buca Bar or Natuvu. These are charged FJD 65 per person, each way. Please inform Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat in advance if you want to use this service, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note that this property does not accept payments with American Express credit cards. To access Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat you can: 1) fly from Nadi to Taveuni, Savusavu or Labasa 2) fly from Suva every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 3) cruise from Suva for Taveuni every Monday and Friday evening arriving the following morning, leaving again every Sunday and Tuesday for Suva. 4) From Taveuni, Savusavu and Labasa the property can arrange for a taxi/boat combination to the resort. Please contact the property after booking to arrange the transfers using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation.


  • Full body massage
  • Family rooms
  • Movie nights
  • Wine/champagne
  • Key access
  • Body treatments
  • On-site coffee house
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Foot massage
  • Evening entertainment
  • Beauty services
  • Walking tours
  • Bike tours
  • Hiking
  • Library
  • Fruits
  • Bottle of water
  • Kid meals
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Body scrub
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Ticket service
  • Neck massage
  • Beachfront
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Facial treatments
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Back massage
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Diving
  • Body wrap
  • Terrace
  • Foot bath
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Packed lunches
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Bbq facilities
  • Picnic area
  • Massage chair
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Happy hour
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Spa facilities
  • Couples massage
  • Beach
  • Tickets to attractions or shows
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Snorkelling
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fitness classes
  • Pedicure
  • Garden
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Make up services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shuttle service
  • Breakfast options
  • Internet services
  • Lockers
  • Wifi
  • Fitness
  • Head massage
  • Snack bar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Hand massage
  • Aerobics
  • Horse riding
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Water slide
  • Live music/performance
  • Designated smoking area
  • Sun terrace
  • Tour desk
  • Cooking class
  • Currency exchange
  • Manicure
  • Gift shop
  • Public transport tickets
  • Paid wifi


  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant


  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness centre


  • Concierge service
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out