Photos courtesy of Todranisiga Tanoa (kava bowl)

Dolphin Bay Diver's Retreat-

Vanua Levu (near Buca Bay)

"Traditonal Bure" locally built from bamboo and hardwood

"Bure" Bedroom

"Bure" Bathroom Facilities

Jungle Tent Inside Jungle Tent Taveuni Guesthouse


1. Rates

2. How to Get there

3. Diving

No road, no disco, - no stress. Leave it all behind. No air con or 24 hour power only pure bliss! Hidden in a small bay, surrounded by a white sandy beach, coconut palms and rain forest, Dolphin Bay Diver's Retreat is just a 20 minute boat ride away from Taveuni. 

Choose from more than 20 dive sites on one of the top ten dive spots in the world - the famous Rainbow Reef; snorkel, trek up the mountain, swim with the turtles and let our amazing Fijian crew take care of you.

Accessible by boat only, Dolphin Bay Diver's Retreat is the ideal place for diving and getting away from it all.

All accommodation is close to the beach. Choose between 4 bure (traditional Fijian Style bungalows) with private facilities or Jungle Tents with shared facilities.

Tickle your taste buds with delicious food made from scratch, sip a glass of wine in your hammock and watch the fish go by; enjoy dinner on the beach or get pampered in our beach side Massage bure.

Power is a mixture of solar and generator; leave your hairdryer and heels at home

Traditional Bures

Our bures are locally built from bamboo and hard wood. They are not fancy, but comfortable, with double beds, inner spring mattresses, mosquito screens and nets as well as solar lights.  For rain water collection, the roof is not made from reeds or natural materials.

The Turtle & Manta Bures are about 15 meters from the beach. Both have Queen beds, mosquito nets, settee and en suite with hot water showers, veranda, hammock, solar lights, coffee & tea making facility.

The Octopus & Seahorse Bures are about 20 meters from the beach. Both have Queen bed, single bed, mosquito nets, settee and en suite with hot water showers, veranda, hammock, solar lights, coffee & tea making facility

Jungle Tents

Be adventurous and stay in a Jungle Tent (large room with standing head space and mosquito screens) double or single beds with inner spring mattresses make you sleep like a baby. Sorry no solar power, but you will get a solar lantern. The Jungle Tents share 2 showers and 2 toilets.

Taveuni Guesthouse

A nice way to end your diving holiday, or a trip on its own - our Taveuni Guesthouse is a different experience. It overlooks the ocean on the southern side of Taveuni close to Vuna; in walking distance of a black sandy beach and great snorkeling right in front of the house, you are almost back to civilization.

You can share the house with Simmi and Kamal and enjoy Simmi's fantastic Indian cooking or you can rent the house for your family and cook for yourself (or still enjoy Simmi's cooking). The rooms are not fancy but very comfortable and clean.  Most meals are taken on the veranda overlooking the Somosomo Strait. The inside of the house is non smoking and you have to bring your own alcohol, however soft drinks and kava are readily available. Power comes from a generator and during off power times you have solar lights.

2016/17 Rates

  Rate per night per bure (FJ$)
(including 25% Government Taxes)
Accommodation Rates
Currency Converter
(with private bathroom)
Triple *

* Octopus & Seahorse Bure only
  Jungle Tents
(with shared facilities)
Taveuni Guest House Room- Shared facilities
(3 rooms)
Double Room $90 per room
Twin Room $55 per person
8 guests $280 per night
Meal Plans
(please specifiy dietary needs when booking)
Full Meal Plan
Light meal Plan

per person
Full Breakfast, 2 course Lunch, 3 course dinner
Tropical Breakfast, 1 course lunch, 1 course dinner,
A la Carte Menu also available  
How to Get There
(Map of Buca Bay)
There is no road leading to Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, even though your map might say otherwise. So renting an SUV is only going to get you to Buca Bay on Vanua Levu.

The easiest and fastest way from Suva or Nadi is to fly to Taveuni. Fiji Airways has several daily flights.

From Savusavu, take the bus to Natuvu (along Hibiscus Highway), and connect to one of the daily small ferries to Taveuni or we can pick you up from in Natuvu (about 50 minutes) by boat.

(one way)


Taveuni Airport or Natuvu to Resort FJ$65 one way/person

Taveuni Wharf to Resort $FJ40 one way/person

Please inquiry for other destinations or origins



(No fuel surcharges)



All Dives include guide, tanks and weights

(including 25% Government Taxes)

1 tank dive FJ$ 175
2 tank dive FJ$ 275
3 tank dive FJ$405
Shore dive (guided) FJ$70
Shore dive unguided FJ$40

  Dive Specials

(including 25% Government Taxes)

3x2 tank dives incl. 1 free shore dive (unguided) FJ$ 790
4x2 tank dives incl. 2 free shore dive, (unguided) FJ$ 1060
5x2 tank dives, incl. 3 free shore dives, (unguided) FJ$ 1310
6x2 tank dives, incl 4 free shore dives, (unguided) FJ$ 1555
7x2 tank dives, incl 5 free shore dives, (unguided) FJ$ 1790

  Equipment Rental Full dive gear (w/o computer) FJ$45 per day
Snorkelling gear FJ$25 per day
Equipment FJ$10 per piece per day
Underwater camera (incl. CD) FJ$60 per day

Separate dedicate snorkel boat (2 people min) FJ$90 pp

Off the beach or walking distance invisiblefree


PADI Courses
(incl. all materials, equipment and certification fees)

Courses taught in English and German from Discover Scuba to Dive Master. Group Rates on request.

(including 25% Government Taxes)

Discover Scuba Diving
Tune Up
Re Activate
Scuba Diver
Open Water Certification
Open Water Referral
Adventure Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Emergency First Response
Rescue Diver

Dive Master FJ$2,585 (please inquire about details 4-6 weeks and own equipment required)


  PADI Specialty Courses

(including 25% Government Taxes)

Deep Dive


Drift Dive


Night Dive


Peak Performance Buoyancy


Digital Underwater Photography


Please note: 2 tank dives and dive packages can not be split or shared. Booked dives are not refundable but transferrable.


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