Fiji sevens men’s rugby team took gold in the Tokyo Olympics, and they defended their 2016 Rio title making them back-to-back champions! In 2021, Fiji beat new Zealand 27-12 in the gold medal match at Tokyo stadium. To continue this theme we have started to create a collection of the top 7 – venues, attractions, and places to eat across Fiji. These venues have gained international recognition and breathtaking reviews within the industry.
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.
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The environment and staff of Papageno Resort have a genuine knack for creating the feeling that you’re staying in your home away from home. Fijians are known to be some of the most warm-hearted people in the world and Kadavu Island is especially true to that claim with the tagline of Fiji’s ‘Traditional Isle’.
Papageno Resort is settled oceanfront on its vast and intriguing 320+ acre freehold property on the calm and protected Malawai Bay. The land and sea surrounding Papageno offer so much to explore, and, at the same time, so many places to relax in a tranquil paradise around the South Pacific Ocean. Our property hosts an extensive organic farm and so much more.Royal Oceanfront Bure | Deluxe Oceanfront Bure | Oceanfront Bure | Oceanfront 2-Bedroom Suite | Garden Villa | Garden Room
Meals at Papageno are inclusive of your stay and all meals are social events with all our guests dining together family (matavuvale) style. As we hope our guests adopt “Fiji Time” while at Papageno, all meal times and tea time are announced by the sound of the traditional Fijian drum, the Lali.
There is a beat pattern for guest meal times that will become familiar in the first few meal times and also a pattern for our staff breaks. The Lali pattern for staff breaks is played at 10 am and noon, so no need to stop what you’re doing when you hear the staff Lali pattern.
Papageno Resort sits on a vast 320+ acres of property where all accommodations are immersed in unspoiled Fijian nature and culture. Our location on Kadavu Island is the perfect hosting grounds for yoga retreats, dive groups, adventure groups, weddings, company retreats, and more!
On the Kadavu Island Archipelago, fishing is a way of life. There are so many types of fish to pull up from the waters surrounding Papageno. Our guides are always enthusiastic to get out on the water to catch lunch or dinner with our guests. We offer trolling or bottom fishing. When you make your catch, be prepared to have it served to you that night for our Sea-To-Table experience.
Papageno Resort is so lucky in the dive world in that there are over a dozen world-class dive sites within a 20-minute boat ride from our shores. We invite you to take advantage of this location feat and jump in the water for a few tanks with our local dive masters. Our dive masters were born and raised in the villages surrounding these dive sites and know them extremely well.
The home reef for Papageno Resort which is also a Marine Protected Area is called Rooper Reef. It hosts dive spots like Chambers, Crossroads, Group Tube, and the one and only wreck dive on Kadavu Island: The Pacific Voyager. Sunk by some of our staff in 1994, a 63-meter long tanker, The Pacific Voyager, lays over 30 meters below the ocean’s surface. Over our local dives, sites are host to a wide variety of fish, invertebrates, and nudibranchs.