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Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here direct on the Rainbow reef. We can only agree to all the rave reviews of the super friendly and helpful staff - both before and during your stay. The food is great and the bures are equiped with what you need, though a bit dated. Having dinner at the beach together with other guests...

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Front Office Manager at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Erik for taking the time to write a review we very much appreciate it. I hear you about the extra charges and just wanted to mention that we quoted all the charges in advance. Also we are NOT anywhere near a road or shopping facility everything basically has to be brought in by boat in advance which increases...

New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Dolphin Bay is the place to be, if you ask me. Once you make your way there (most commonly by big plane, then little plane, then car, then little boat), you will never want to leave. Dolphin Bay is a diver's paradise and most people go there to do at least a little bit of diving, but if that's not...

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Janet and thank you so much for the review. I speak for all the staff if I say we miss you! Wherever you are right now, I hope you are having a great time and hopefully we will see you back here some day:-) Viola

Beijing, China
Reviewed 14 July 2016

with remote environment and limited electricity supply, dolphin bay divers retreat gave us a experience that far away from modern society. we really love here, warm staff, great food, and especially the decoration of dinning table is so beautiful that we cant not stop take picture of it. diving is good, equipment is quite new, dive master is attentive. when...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I can't possibly write everthing I want to about this place! So I will try to keep it relevant. This place is one of if not the best places I have ever stayed at (40th country travelled to). This is not a resort, more an informal retreat to get away from the main tourist drag, but more importantly to sit...

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for the great reviews!!!! We already MISS YOU!!!!!! I got back safe and sound but too much civilization in Savusavu:-) No MORE ice cream...:-) you cannot stop diving....so let us know when you are ready for the next step! Lilly, the turtle is waiting for you:-)miss you! Viola

La Rochelle, France
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This place is just heaven on earth for divers. You are next to Rainbow Reef which isgreat diving and the place is just like if you were home. The staff is friendly and efficient. The food is great. The beach nice. The atmosphere so chilled... I can't imagine coming back to Fiji without coming again in this place. Loved it...

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Marco Island, Florida
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Wow is all I can say! This place is great. Very secluded and private. The staff is all very super nice and they wait on your every need. There are no roads and no electric (solar powered lights. A generator runs several times each day so that you can charge phones, cameras ect). If you want to get away from...

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula you 2, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We loved to have you with us and everyone here is proud of your praise, it made that big Fijian Smile come out:-). Hopefully we shall see you back one day! Viola

Waiyevo, Fiji
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I visited Dolphin Bay many years ago for one night with my boyfriend at the time who was working for Viola & Roland. The boat ride over was an enjoyable smooth one, heads up to Apex the captain with his cheery disposition and who was very informative of the surrounding islands whilst driving the boat he would point out landscapes...

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Geraldine, it has been a long time! Thanks for the lovely review. May be we will see you and Markus here one day:-) and you will even try a dive:-) Viola

Moree, Australia
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My wife and I visited mid April after the the cyclone so there was still a lot of fallen trees and coconut palms without fronds. The food was good and the staff wonderful. This is a fairly remote retreat and best if you are a diver or considering learning to dive. Roland has been diving the rainbow reef for over...

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Sam and James, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really did enjoy having you with us! The sun came out right after you left:-) so it was a good thing we packed the rain into your suitcases:-). The leaves, fruits and veggies are slowly coming back, so all is good. Hope to see you back...

Reviewed 27 April 2016

This was our first vacation to Fiji. We were at Dolphin Bay Divers from April 11 to April 18. There is not enough space to tell all of the great attributes of this place. The entire staff was friendly, professional, helpful, accommodating and welcoming. My wife and I were sad the moment we had to leave. We both said immediately...

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula vinaka Joe and Kellie, thank you VERY MUCH for your review. We had a great time with you even if I did not get to dive with you:-( and only saw you for a view days. The sun is finally back here and it is a gorgeous morning. Everyone says hello even Apex:-).... Have a wonderful week end and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Stayed here for a few days in July 2016. Tranquil setting, reachable only by boat. We kayaked around the bay, paddleboarded, snorkelled and walked along the beach Also went for 2 sets of dives - really recommend diving the White Wall. All meals were provided, which basically made it easy to relax as there was nothing much to think about!...

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dolphinbaydiversfiji, Owner at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, responded to this review

Bula from all the staff and us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed having you with us and are glad you liked it. Sending you lots of sunshine on this beautiful morning here:-) Viola

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat is a small family style dive resort on the Rainbow Reef in Fiji. Accessible by boat only it nestles in a horseshoe bay, surrounded by Rainforest, White Sandy Beach and Palm trees. Minutes to all the dives sites including the world famous white wall, famous for Softcorals, 20+ dive sites to choose from this is the ideal dive spot. Dolphins, Reef Sharks, tropical fish, it's all there, including a PADI dive shop where you can take courses in English or German. Accommodations range from bure with private bathrooms to Jungle Tents with shared bathrooms, all with comfortable beds and mattresses and very close to the beach. Let the soft lull of the waves put you to sleep, sip a glass of wine in your hammock and let the fish go by! ... more   less 

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Address: Vanaira Bay | Rainbow Reef, Taveuni Island, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Taveuni Island
Price Range: €22 - €103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Bures have their own toilet and shower, tents have access to shared toilet and showering blocks.”
 of 5 bubbles Waratah17, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a massage on the beach. Heavenly!”
 of 5 bubbles LadyViolet1986, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“While the tents are very comfortable, if a private bathroom and hot showers are important to you, definitely get a bure.”
 of 5 bubbles snapjanet, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I suppose trust in traveller photos and reviews”
 of 5 bubbles geraldineo211, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“We would recommend the bures”
 of 5 bubbles TheAusieVons, 8 May 2016 | Read review
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