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Fiji Resort Review: Tides Reach Resort, Taveuni

June 14, 2021 No Comments

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Good things come in small packages. Or, at least they do on the lush garden island of Taveuni. Tides Reach Resort is an all-inclusive luxury resort with a tiny, white sand beach in front of its four rooms.

After spending four days at the resort, we can confidently say it’s one of our favorite luxury properties in Fiji thanks to the food, friendly staff, spacious rooms, and access to so many outdoor adventures. In this guide, we’ll review Tides Reach Resort in depth with tips on what to expect, what room to pick, and when to go.

Essential Information

Best for: Couples, small families, travelers who hate crowds.

Category: All-inclusive luxury.

Beach: A small white sand beach fronts the resort, one of the only beaches on the island of Taveuni.

Location: Tides Reach Resort is just a few minute drive from Taveuni’s domestic airport. There is not much around in terms of villages/towns/shopping.

How to book: Hotels.com

ProsCons
Small resort means each stay is highly personalized.Close proximity to other guests can mean their presence might influence your stay.
Relaxing home base to return to after a full day of activity. Pool is sub-par compared to similar resorts.
Food and staff service above average compared to similar resorts.Unreliable Wi-Fi.

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Resort Amenities and Activities

Pool: There’s a small pool with a handful of lounge chairs next to the restaurant, overlooking the ocean.

Spa: Spa treatments are available in-room.

Kids club: Kids are entertained via day trip excursions and activities at the resort. There’s no organized kid’s club with a set schedule per se, so activities are tailored to the interests and ages of the kids at the resort.

Included activities: All meals, sea kayaking, snorkeling, a kava ceremony, live entertainment, hiking trips, village visits, standup paddling,

Paid activities: Surfing, scuba diving, snorkel excursions off the boat, spa treatments.

Rooms

There are just four rooms total at Tides Reach Resort. Two of the rooms are two-bedroom beachfront bures with large, spacious bedrooms, an outdoor shower, a stone bathtub with rainwater style shower, a front deck, and lounge chairs.

There are also two single room options, each with a front deck, lounge chairs, spacious bathroom, and outdoor shower.

The room you pick definitely depends on how large your group is. Couples will love the single room option while families and groups should go for the two-bedroom pick. The property itself is very quiet, and all four rooms have views of the sea. Of the four, the room furthest from the restaurant area is the most private.

Restaurant and Bar

All meals take place at the beachside restaurant and bar, a beachy, spacious, and chic space with an additional hangout area. Meals are served at set times of the day, and it’s possible to cater for special dietary requirements (if chefs are notified in advance).

Tides reach also owns a small public cafe next door called The Dive Cafe. It has a quaint lounge deck with tables, couches, and serves a mix of pastries, pizzas, and quick bites to eat. It’s a great place to be come sunset, especially.

How to Get to Tides Reach on Taveuni

There are regular flights from Suva and Nadi to Matei Airport, Taveuni. The plane ride lasts around 30-45 minutes. From there, Tides Reach picks up their guests directly from Matei Airport.

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Similar Resorts to Tides Reach

If you’re looking for…

A boutique experience: Matanaivusi
Spacious luxury: Likuliku Lagoon Resort

More Fiji Resort Reviews and Resources

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay Review
Koro Sun Resort Review, Savusavu
The Best Fiji Surf Resorts for Your Next Surf Trip

What questions do you have about visiting Tides Reach Resort? Leave your questions and comments below.

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Chantae Reden

Chantae is the Coconut in Chief at Tropical Go. She is the author of Moon Bali & Lombok and lives in Suva, Fiji. She is a freediver, scuba diver, and surfer who is scared of big waves. Her drink of choice is a mojito--mostly because it's fun to say.

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