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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 May 2014

From the time we were greeted at the airport to the fresh coconut and rum shot welcome drink, we knew we came to the right place! Papageno is truly a hidden paradise in Fiji. My wife and I travelled to Papageno for our open water scuba diving course. With some of the best diving in Fiji, we were very luck... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

From the moment my wife & I and two friends were picked up from Kadavu's Airport and taken by boat to Papageno, we knew were were in for a magical 3 nights. Elizabeth & Lydia met us on the Beach and after a very welcome Rum & Fresh Coconut Water drink we were introduced to our magnificent Bure which was... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I stayed there in August with a friend and we both enjoyed it very much. To get out of everyday´s life and find a place where you can relax and enjoy nature this is a really great place. You feel really welcome and are taken care for everything you need. Long walks along the beautiful coast or into the jungle... More 

1 Thank Susanne T
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The entire staff of Papagenos greeted us on our arrival. In the off season, we were the only guests at the resort, so we were just treated like family. It was an amazing experience! Personal tour of the resort, gardens, clinic and buildings, dinner with the staff, diving and fishing and attendance of the school pageant. What an amazing resort... More 

1 Thank MeganEileen
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Our family (2 adults and 2 children ages 3 and 6) spent a week at Papageno this August. We had a fantastic time in this tropical paradise. Let's start with the great stuff: amazingly friendly service, beautiful location, immaculate bure (we had an Oceanfront Bure which has a double and two singles with an enclosed porch where we read and... More 

2 Thank David P
Sonyo, Manager at Papageno Resort, responded to this review

Papageno resort has a table tennis room, Volley ball area, soccer balls, kayaks and boogie boards for out side fun. We also offer baby sitting service with very well trained staff members for a small fee. The children can use our children's play room. There are books, board games and art supplies for hours of entertainment. We offered this service... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 June 2013

I spent 5 nights at the papageno Resort in Kadavu (Fiji). It was the paradise! I had a bure next to the beach, it's wonderful to wake up with the sound of the ocean and to see the sunrise in the background. I was travelling alone, and could just relax. I was reading books in the hammock, listen to the... More 

Thank KatrinK8
Cayucos, California
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I had a wonderful visit to Papagano several years ago, and I was so happy to find that time had stopped and it was just as I had remembered it. The gardens are beautiful, the food was so good, and the beaches are pristine. The warm clear water provided beautiful snorkeling. Swimming with the giant manta rays was the high... More 

Thank Grace C
Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

To describe it in one word: picture- perfect. Waking up in a wonderful bure with nothing but the sound of the ocean wonderful. And so is the staff. Caring, considerate and always happy to help you. Not to mention the food: traditional Fijian-style food cooked with loads of love. Even plentiful breakfast with fresh cut fruits such as coconut and... More 

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Suva, Fiji
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

As Fiji residents we've seen our share of resorts, and were excited to try out Papageno for the Christmas holiday. Because of Cyclone Evan the resort stayed closed until Dec. 26, so our visit ended up being over New Years instead. What we loved: The location is wonderful for its scenery and remote feel. There are at least six kayaks... More 

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Sonyo, Manager at Papageno Resort, responded to this review

Papageno Resort was closed due to tropical cyclone Evan and reopened on the 26. Dec. for the local" guests. Not all of our staff was back from their "unwanted break", so the check in was not as efficient as usual. All our Managers had quite a bit of stress in the previous week and definitely a lack of sleep. The... More 

Raleigh, NC
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

Apologies for the late review as our stay was back in June. This place is exactly my idea of paradise, a true 'get-away-from-it-all' experience. The setting is gorgeous: a very pretty (and isolated) beach, tall palms, attractive bures, beautiful gardens, and a small uninhabited island a short kayak trip away. There is a small, beautiful waterfall a short hike from... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Papageno Resort, on the untouched island of Kadavu in Fiji, blends world-class scuba diving, fishing, cultural activities and an array of other adventure experiences (snorkeling, free diving, spearfishing, waterfall hiking, kayaking, stand-up-paddle, surfing, etc.) all within a secluded, tranquil and unique oceanfront hideaway with a lush, tropical rainforest backyard setting. Papageno Resort is truly a one-of-a-kind getaway spot that caters to both those looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay or those looking for a bundle of adventure-level water and land experiences, whilst making Papageno feel like your home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Papageno Resort

Address: Malawai Bay, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Kadavu Archipelago > Kadavu Island
Price Range: €188 - €314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Papageno Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Papageno Resort Fiji Hotel Kadavu Island
Papageno Hotel Fiji
Papageno Resort Fiji/Kadavu Island
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“Go for the ocean bure.”
 of 5 bubbles douglasmT6254JH, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go for the beach front bures to make the most of your location”
  • garden then ocean room outlook
  • Screened verandah with coconut juice for lazing about
 of 5 bubbles ElspethM877, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Oceanfront bure is awesome”
 of 5 bubbles Jpeachman, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The ocean front bures are the best!”
 of 5 bubbles cmbast, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms vary from economy double rooms to whole houses with multiple bedrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Lyn622, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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