“Thank you Taveuni Palms for making our honeymoon such an unforgettable experience. Taveuni Palms is spectacular! We have travelled to many parts of the world and this is undoubtedly the most beautiful place we have ever been to. A special thanks to the Chefs for the unforgettable meals. Coconut banana flapjacks, mammoth lobster, eggs buladict, the amazing coconut crab and white chocolate mousse. We will be back!”
John and Sheryl, London UK
Pacific Muesli: Homemade muesli served with yoghurt and Fresh Island fruits.
Fresh Fruit Salad: Tropical island fresh fruits served with yoghurt and freshly grated coconut.
Island spiced porridge: A delicious blend of sweet spices, oats and coconut cream topped with tropical fruit.
Teila – cakes: Crepe style banana pancakes served with maple syrup
Coconut Banana Flapjacks: A hearty stack of thick traditional pancakes laced with fresh shavings of coconut, banana slices and maple syrup.
Panikeke: A Danish style pancake with a Fijian twist, served with papaya, cinnamon or sugar syrup.
Mango French Toast: French toast dipped in a mango, vanilla and egg. Topped with fresh mango slices (seasonal) and syrup.
Bula Wrap: Scrambled Eggs with diced tomato, onions and peppers and a secret blend of spice’s sautéed to perfection and wrapped in a roti. (Indian style flour tortilla).
3 Egg Omelet: Filled with cheese, tomato, basil, spinach, onions, chillies, bacon or sausage. Served with toast.
Eggs Bula-dict: Our own version of this classic piled high with bacon, egg and lime Hollandaise sauce.
Eggs any style: served with your choice of bacon, sausage, tomato and toast.
Homemade Toast: served with boiled egg, tomato and basil.
Homemade specialty breads: Chef’s selection of banana, papaya, coconut scones, muffins, or cinnamon rolls. Served with a fresh fruit platter.
Tea, coffee, juices, toast, jam and a fruit platter are all served with breakfast
5 private dining locations per villa…
The choice is all yours…
“Teila (the chef) made every meal an adventure in Fijian cuisine. The taste sensation was better than any restaurant around the globe.”
Chris and Sue Gibbs, NSW
Soup of the day: Please ask for today’s special served with homemade garlic bread
Wahoo Fish Tacos: White fish marinated in a secret sauce and then topped with lettuce, carrot, tomato, and cheese and wrapped into our freshly made tortillas. Served with papaya lime salsa. Let us know if you like a little spice!
Fresh Fish of the day Sandwich: Grilled catch of the day topped with our own homemade coconut basil pesto and served with our homemade bread rolls.
Chicken Wrap: Poached chicken and island salad all wrapped into a freshly made tortilla. Served with papaya lime salsa, pineapple chutney, or sweet chilli sauce.
Quesadilla-a-la-teila: Fresh homemade roti layered with a blend of cheeses, tomato, basil, bele(Fijian spinach), garlic and onion. Spiced to savory excellence.
Sesame Chicken Salad: Fresh greens topped with grilled chicken, toasted sesame seeds and our own sesame seed dressing.
Papaya and Prawn Salad: topped with homemade curry mayo
Grilled Fish Salad: Locally caught fish, fresh greens topped with a papaya seed dressing.
Bird of Paradise Salad: Chicken, tropical fruits and salad served in a half pineapple.
Garlic Chicken Pasta: Angel hair pasta tossed in a light herb sauce with spinach, tomato, garlic, onions, capsicum and marinated chicken.
Fish Burger: Locally caught fresh fish lightly seasoned and grilled to perfection, topped with blackened pineapple, cheese, tomato and lettuce. Served on a freshly baked bun with homemade fries and chutney dips.
Beef/Chicken Burger: Grilled to perfection, topped with cheese, tomato, lettuce, mayo and mustard. Served on a freshly baked bun with homemade fries and ketchup.
Island Curries: Your choice of chicken, fish, lamb, beef or vegetable curry made Fijian style with coconut cream or Indian style with spices. Served with roti, rice and chutneys.
Fijian Pizza: Homemade roti crust topped with tomato, basil and garlic sauce with your choice of toppings.
Let our Chefs awaken your tastebuds…
Our Chefs, the very best on the island, will take you on a South Pacific journey for dinner each evening. They will take into consideration your likes and dislikes and create personalized menus just for you.
“What a magical honeymoon. The staff is so kind, caring and attentive. The villa is incredible and has the most amazing view. The meals, the cocktails and the staff’s ability to respond to our every desire made our stay here fantastic. The attention to detail first class. Thank you for giving us the time of our lives.”
Darren and Molly, San Francisco, USA.
Fresh fruit smoothies, juices, milkshakes, sodas, Fiji coffee, herbal teas, an extensive wine list, local and imported beer, top shelf and local spirits, and fabulous cocktails are all available anytime.
All fresh fruits are organically grown and available seasonally.
Taveuni Palms Paradiso: A mixture of fresh tropical island fruits and homemade ice-cream.
Banana and Honey Smoothie: Sweet island banana, yoghurt, honey and crushed ice.
Mango Smoothie: Fresh island mango, yoghurt, honey and ice.
Papaya Smoothie: Papaya, banana, yoghurt, lime and crushed ice.
Island Chill: Mango juice and strawberry with lots of crushed ice.
Taveuni Chill: Banana, pineapple and passion fruit juice with lots of crushed ice.
Tropical Chill: Pineapple and Mango juice with lots of crushed ice.
Chocolate Colada: Coconut Milk, chocolate ice cream and vanilla.
Island Shake: Banana, Chocolate or vanilla made with lots of homemade ice cream.
Chocolate Chill: Peanut butter, chocolate and more chocolate blended with ice cream.
Bula Float: Coke, sprite or pineapple soda loaded with ice cream.
Alcoholic beverages are not included in the room rate.
Vonu Pure Lager
Margaritas: Served Classic style or frozen made strong and tasty.
Taveuni Mai Tai: Dark Rum, Triple Sec and fresh lime juice
Cosmopolitan: Bacardi, Triple Sec, cranberry juice and lime.
Bloody Mary: Vodka, tomato juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce and celery.
Island Cooler: Stolichnaya Vodka, guava juice, and lemonade.
Pina Colada: Freshly squeezed coconut milk with pineapple and rum.
Banana Daiquiri: Sweet island bananas, loads of ice and local rum blend.
Fijian Dream: Malibu rum, bananas, coconut cream and crushed ice.
Island Glow: Malibu rum, vodka, pineapple and a splash of orange.
Love Potion: Vodka, peach, orange, pineapple and lemonade.
Taveuni Sunset: Malibu rum, pineapple, cranberry with a splash of coconut cream.
Island Lemonade: Vodka, fresh lemon juice and lemonade finished with a sprig of mint.
French Blue: Malibu: coconut liqueur, banana and curacao.
Lemon Drop: Stolichnaya Vodka, Cointreau and lemon juice.
Manhattan: Whiskey, sweet vermouth shaken with lots of ice.
Mojito: White rum, fresh mint leaves, sugar syrup, fresh lime juice and soda.
Espresso Martini: Vodka, Kahlua, sugar syrup and a shot of espresso coffee.
Bombay Sapphire Gin
Bacardi White Rum
Johnny Walker Red label
Jim Beam Bourbon
Mount Gay Rum
Jose Cuervo gold Tequila
Martell V.S.O.P Medaillon Cognac
Grey Goose vodka
Glenfiditch, 12year old, single malt.
Johnny Walker Black label
Montecristo Havana Cigars are FJ$60
To your own private paradise...
Our Food and Beverage manager Robert Madden has prepared an extensive wine list featuring French champagne and the very best of New Zealand and Australian wines.
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2014
Disputably New Zealand’s most popular wine. This powerful Marlborough wine has an interesting concentration of savory and lemony flavours. The grapes are sourced from nine estate vineyards and growers’ vineyards in the Wairau and Brancott valleys. The wine is a light medium yellow-green with impressive intensity and elegance. Weighty, citrusy, and tight, with a hint of butterscotch, it’s a finely structured, tightly mineraled wine with lovely harmony and flow.
Craggy Range, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand 2014
This wine was made using traditional winemaking techniques including fermentation and maturation in French oak barriques for eleven months. The result is a finely flavoured, softly textured and complex wine that finishes with a lovely dry hint of lemony acidity. Enjoy wherever and whenever within five years of vintage.
Nautilus Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2013
This stylish wine typically offers fresh, strong, citrus flavours and finely integrated oak. This is a richly fragrant wine with loads of ripe, peachy, toasty, slightly buttery flavour, a suggestion of butterscotch and fresh, crisp acidity enlivening the finish.
Oyster Bay Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2013
This wine sets out to showcase Marlborough’s pure, incisive fruit flavours. Only 50 percent of the blend is barrel fermented, but all of the wine spends six months in casks. This superb wine has ripe grapefruit flavours, slightly buttery and crisp, with creamy, toasty elements adding complexity.
Oxford landing Chardonnay, Clare Valley, Australia, 2013
Dry, crisp Australian Chardonnay with delicious tropical fruit aroma and taste.
Ata Rangi Petrie Chardonnay, Wairarapa, New Zealand, 2014
The Petrie Vineyard lies 30km NE of Martinborough. With the chardonnay plantings now over 20 years of age, it is producing wines that are a very distinctive expression of this excellent site. The cooling effect of clay fines between the gravels leads to long, slow ripening, giving striking aromatics, concentrated intensity of fruit and a long driven finish.
Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2013
The wine is pale and green tinged in colour with aromatics of grapefruit, bay leaf, fresh herbs and nectarine. The palate has interplay of citrus and herb flavours, cool natural acidity and a fine slightly waxy texture, perfect with shell fish, fresh fish and salads.
Ata Rangi, Martinborough, New Zealand, 2014
This is a distinctively elegant Sauvignon Blanc. A third of the juice was fermented in neutral oak barrels and a small portion in large barrels on skins. Aromas of elderflower, passion fruit and zesty lemonade are offset with hints of green apple and freshly squeezed lemon scents. These portions give texture to the palate and phenolics which offer both a uniquely floral aspect on the nose and a textural, mineral feel.
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2014
Handled entirely in stainless steel tanks, this wine is typically zesty and flavour packed, with strong melon and capsicum characters. This is a well-balanced, fully dry wine, fresh and zingy, with ripely herbaceous flavours that are punchy and lingering.
Soho Stella Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2014
Award winning winemaker David Clouston has created the stylishly tailored Stella Sauvignon Blanc. Inspired by eco conscious fashionistas this Marlborough wine collaborates pureness & sensuality. Passion fruit verve infused with lavish condiments of fresh lime, lemon & capsicum. Natural confidence & sexy femininity… this natural pedigree will give you more than a whiff of romance.
Akarua Pinot Gris, Central Otago, New Zealand 2014
The 2014 Akarua Pinot Gris has lifted pear and white peach aromas that precede a palate rich in stonefruit, honeysuckle and citrus flavours. Just slight off-dry in style, the wine has a fine acid structure and balance that ensures it will match well with many types of food.
Villa Maria Pinot Gris, East Coast, New Zealand 2015
This wine is approachable and food friendly with spicy aromas and ripe pear flavours. Enjoy this off-dry style with seafood and white meats.
Soho Jagger Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand 2014
Award winning wine maker, David Clouston has created the unadulterated Jagger Pinot Gris. A smooth rhapsody of subtle sweetness, baked apples, silky ripe pear & flaunted spice. The palate is rich, racy & shows optimal concentration. Expressive aromatic character & a distinctive vibe…Jagger is designed to move your body & deepen your soul.
Esk Valley,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, 2013
A strikingly bold wine with a bottomless depth, featuring black current, plum and a strong spicy flavour. The Malbec added to the blend gives perfume, spice, tannin and a brilliant color to the wine. Sturdy and deeply coloured, it is ripe, savory and spicy, with excellent complexity.
Oxford Landing Merlot, South Australia, 2012
A firm wine. Deep ruby red in colour with an aroma of berries, mint and hints of toasty
Vanilla Oak. A medium bodied wine with soft fleshy tannins, typical of a Merlot, makes this wine extremely drinkable at a young age. Oak flavours add a complexity and a mid-palate sweetness.
Oyster Bay Merlot, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand 2014
Oyster Bay captures the special character of New Zealand’s cool climate viticulture… elegant, assertive wines with glorious fruit flowers.
Oxford Landing Vintage Shiraz, South Australia, 2009
Deep purple red in color with hints of ruby.Lifted notes of red berry fruits and plums on the nose with hints of white pepper and anise. Layers of raspberry and cherry fruit lead to a generous mid -palate. Soft tannins complement the length of fruit flavour and the mid palate fruit sweetness.
Yalumba Barossa, Shiraz, Viognier, Victoria, Australia, 2011
Rich, generous shiraz is co fermented with 5% viognier which is a subtle, aromatic and exotic grape variety that enhances the color and adds elegance and finesse. Bright and youthful, this is a deliciously spicy, silky and savory wine.
Nautilus Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010
Hand harvested from six vineyard sites and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques, it has a fragrant, floral bouquet. It’s a very harmonious wine; sweet fruited, complex and supple, ripe and softly textured.
Akarua Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand, 2014
Juicy, fresh, lush and fragrant bouquet with lots of fresh berry suggestions, obvious, but not invasive oak tones and a youthful mineral wild red flower suggestion. On the palate – vibrant, lush and packed with red fruit flavours, medium + tannins and acidity snuggle up to the fruit adding lots of texture and promise.
Ha Ha Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2014
A deep ruby red Pinot Noir, with stand-out dark cherry, plum, and spice aromas. Black fruit flavours combine with rich savour notes, and silky smooth texture with excellent weight, all lead to a very satisfying finish.
Anakena Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley, Chile, 2013
Ruby red in color, this Pinot Noir presents intense and complex aromas of strawberries, black pepper, and a hint of roses. It is ample and balanced on the palate, with silky tannins. Ideal with white meats, risotto and pork.
Akarua Rose, Central Otago, New Zealand 2014
This off-dry Rose is lifted with hints of strawberry and passionfruit. The Rose is vibrant with juicy red fruits and a lovely creamy texture across the pallet and has a long finish.
Esk Valley Estate Rose, Hawkes Bay, 2015
Deep, clear, light ruby. There's an earthiness to the aroma and malbecflorals add to the spicy, winey perfume. A full-bodied style of rosé with a slightly oily texture, a delicate hint of tannin, strawberry and blackberry fruit and the earthiness detected on the nose emerging again on the bright fruit finish. With complexity and depth, this well-made, well-balanced rosé follows the quality this label has instilled.
Soho Westwood Rose, Waiheke Island, New Zealand 2015
Award winning winemaker James Rowan has created the cutting edge Westwood Rose. This Waiheke wine personifies legendary style icons of punk. Assertive acidity, juicy raspberries and a sweetness that can only be described as suggestive. Mouth candy with mojo... this flaming Dame recruits the coolest of admirers.
Luis Felipe Edwards, Valle Central, Chile 2013
This Rose has a bright pink colour and an aroma of fresh berries. Ideal with a range of light dishes and salads, grilled seafood or spicy Asian dishes.
Nautilus Curvee Brut, Marlborough, New Zealand
A beautiful sparkling wine that is rich in intensity and refinement. A blend of Pinot Noir (75%) and Chardonnay (25%), this sparkling wine is blended with reserve stocks held in oak barrels and disgorged after a minimum of three years aging on its yeast lees. Lean and crisp, piercing and long, it’s a beautifully tight, vivacious and refined wine with typical Marlborough fruits characters enriched with intense, bready aromas and flavours.
Taittinger Brut Réserve is blend of Chardonnay (40%) and Pinot Noir and Pinot
Meunier (60%) wines from over 35 different vineyards and vintages matured to perfection. This high proportion of Chardonnay, unique among fi ne non-vintage champagnes, and a minimum ageing of three years in the cellars, where it reaches the peak of aromatic maturity, make Taittinger Brut Réserve delicately balanced champagne, known for its consistently excellent quality the world over. Taittinger considers it an honour to produce a Brut champagne every year without exception.
Taittinger Prestige Rose
A vibrant pink colour. The bubbles are fine, and the foam persistant. The full nose, wonderfully expressive, is fresh and young. It delivers aromas of red fruits (freshly crushed wild raspberries, cherries, blackcurrants). On the palate, this wine strikes a fine balance and is both velcety and full – bodied. The flavours are reminiscent of fresh, crisp red fruits. The palate can be summed up in three words, lively, fruity and fresh, as only a fine rose blend should be.
Cloudy Bay Pelorus
Pelorus NV is produced using traditional vinification techniques, and only the free-run juice is used to ensure maximum softness and elegance. The final blend of Pelorus NV is aged on its lees for two years prior to disgorging. This is a fresh, aperitif style of sparkling wine. Crisp apple flavours are backed up by a nutty, yeasty complexity from its time on lees. Well chilled this is a cracking partner to crab pasta.