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PARADISE COVE Yasawa Islands Fiji
Our Resort Report

OUR Thoughts on Paradise Cove Resort, Naukacuvu Island, Yasawa Islands, Fiji
Paradise Cove opened its doors on 1st July 2013 aspiring to a 5 Star standard which we think they have attained with the opening of their Day Spa, their well-equipped gym and the additional swimming pools in the adults-only “The Cove” sanctuary. In our experience, it is a major task to sustain a 5 Star product in a remote location, especially one spread over 2 different neighbouring islands. We are pleased to note that Paradise Cove is maintaining its high standards very well.

This place is full of delightful surprises; for example, guests in Beachfront Villa accommodation enjoy “personal” hammocks right out front of their Villas and guests in the Garden Villas and Bungalows are designated their own hammock space.  The daily complimentary escorted snorkelling and fishing activities are a welcome service and for those guests seeking a little more activity there is a very pleasant walking trail on the island. Another delightful surprise is the quality and range of breads, pastries and cakes baked fresh every day.

The food at Paradise Cove is a feature of any stay here.  Dinners especially, are a little bit like a degustation meal every night.

Being spread over two neighbouring islands 300 metres apart, would, at first glance, appear to make things a bit complicated for the management of the resort.  Not a bit of it!  Making the second island a child-free zone is a masterstroke.  The 4 self-contained 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Beach Houses on the second island provide a welcome addition to the Bungalows, Villas and The Paradise Suite on the main island.  Guests staying in the Beach Houses have the services of a “Bure Mama” to look after them and cook their breakfast each morning if guests require such a service.  Guests staying in the Beach Houses access the main resort at will, simply by picking up the phone and requesting a resort boat to come over and pick them up.  The three hundred metres between the 2 islands is navigated in around 2 minutes.  On the very odd occasion that stormy weather may make the crossing uncomfortable, meals are delivered direct to your Beach House.

Paradise Cove is located approximately one third of the way up the Yasawa chain of islands. The main way to access Paradise Cove is via the scheduled daily fast catamaran ferry service, and of course, a 20-minute scenic Seaplane or helicopter are also excellent options.

We believe Paradise Cove caters well to every every guest requirement.  Couples and honeymooners love this place, families are welcome year-round and the child-free zones, including the new "Cove Area" means that guests seeking a break from children will always find their requirements are met too.   

Prices of accommodation and meals are good value for the high standard and superb location of Paradise Cove.

Included in the room tariff at Paradise Cove, Fiji
● Fijian Welcome Drink & Cold Towel on arrival
● Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment
● Complimentary use of paddle boards and kayaks
● Free Wifi in rooms and at hotspots around the resort (400MB per day)
● Kids' Club 3 to 12 years
● Teens Tent 13 years plus
● Gym access
● Complimentary Activies:
      Snorkel fish feeding
      Cooking Class
      String Band Entertainment & Kava
      Voi voi weaving
      Basket weaving
      Local Craft Market
      Church Service
      Coconut Demonstration
      Discover & try snorkelling

Arrival Mini Bar
A complimentary stocked mini bar is included on arrival for guests staying in: 
● 2 Bedroom Villas
● 1 Bedroom Beach Front Villas
● Beach Houses
● Paradise Suites
● Cove Villas.
Items consumed from the original stock in the mini bar are free of charge.  Should guests require any items to be replenished, all replenished items incur a unit cost which will be charged to guest accounts. 

Included in mini bars on arrival for guests staying at least 3 nights:
  2 Fiji Water
  2 Sprite
  2 Coke
  2 Fiji Gold Beer
  2 Fiji Bitter Beer
  1 Diet coke
  1 Chips
  1 Peanuts
  1 Milk
For guests staying in designated accommodation types for at least 5 nights, the mini bars contain these extras:
  1 small bottle of red wine
  1 small bottle of white wine
●  2 Fruit Juice
●  An extra bottle of Fiji Water, an extra chips, an extra
     Fiji Gold and an extra Fiji Bitter.
For guests staying at least 7 nights in designated accommodation types, the mini bars include a further:
●  2 bottles of Fiji Water
●  An extra Sprite, Coke and Diet Coke
●  An extra small bottle of white wine
●  An extra small bottle of red wine
●  An extra Fruit Juice
●  2 Chocolate Bars

Compulsory Meal Plan
Paradise Cove’s Meal Plan covering every night booked is a compulsory addition for all guests.  The meal plan cost is prepaid through Our Specialists and included in package prices.

Meal Arrangements
Breakfast:   7:30am to 10:00am

A la carte menu includes cooked and continental selections
Lunch:   12:30pm to 2:00pm
A la carte with daily Fijian specialities
Dinner:   6:30pm to 9:00pm
A multi-choice five course menu which changes every 2 days. Starting with an amuse bouche, followed with entree, sorbet, the main course and dessert.
Beachside private dinners can  be arranged for special occasions.

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What Paradise Cove Say About Themselves
"We can’t wait to share this beautiful slice of Paradise with you.

The resort is quite laid back, and we find that most guests prefer the daily ‘beach attire’ of sarongs and swimwear for the women, and ‘t shirt and swimming trunks’ for the men. More often than not, you will find that you forget all together about your shoes, and go barefoot everywhere. But along with what to wear, we find the below are the things that are important to know about: 

The resort has a swimming pool, and a beachside bar located in front of the restaurant. The beautiful white sand beach is all tide swimming. There are also plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas for guest use around the pool, and on the beach in front of the restaurant.

The Beachfront Villas have their own private sun loungers, and umbrellas located on the beach. There is also our PADI dive shop where you can arrange diving, game fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling equipment, and many of our exciting day trips and adventure activities. We also offer an "in your room" massage service and other spa treatments to pamper our guests. There are daytime and night time activities every day, so there is always something interesting to do, that is if you can make it out of your sun lounger.

The focus here at Paradise Cove is Food, Food, Food. The restaurant encompasses Pacific Island fare. We believe in utilizing all that the land has to offer, and do so by using local ingredients, bought directly from the local farmers, we then add mainland produce to present healthy, fresh meals served by our wonderful restaurant staff. Our talented team in the kitchen will showcase some of the best meals found in the islands. The resort grows much of its own fruits, with pawpaw, pineapple, bananas, mango, passionfruit, along with an extensive array of herbs and vegetables. The meal plans are separate to your accommodation costs, and are set as a 24-hour rate to include breakfast, lunch and dinner. We cater for vegetarians and can accommodate all types of food allergies and gluten intolerances.

The Resort has its very own PADI dive operation, not only can you experience some of the best virgin diving in the Yasawa Islands, but you can start and complete a PADI dive course (3 - 4 days) all before you head home! We have over 30 world class dive sites within a few minutes of the resort. Jodi our dive team leader and senior instructor has been diving with us in Fiji for over 7 years, she leads a team of highly skilled Dive Instructors & Dive Masters. The Dive Masters in our team consist of very experienced Fijian locals. Our Dive Instructors have completed literally thousands of dives all over Fiji, so whatever your level of experience, we have a dive expert on hand to ensure you have a truly awesome dive experience. We have a full range of equipment, wetsuits, fins, masks, B.C.Ds etc, all housed in our own dive shop. Bring your own gear, or use ours, and be guided through the Yasawa Island’s crystal clear tropical blue waters, or take the plunge for the first time and do a one-off resort dive and "Discover Scuba". The resort has been designed considering the natural beauty of the island, with “connected to nature” designs you would expect of a luxury tropical resort, Paradise Cove delivers an island experience to remember for years to come.

The swaying palm trees will guide you through the lush gardens, and invite you to relax in your sun lounger, or snooze in your luxury villa, listening to the sounds of the crystal-clear waters lapping the shore line. Come and visit us, and the real Fiji !”

Our Specials
Bullet Returning Guest Special
Guests who have previously stayed at Paradise Cove, Fiji receive either of these special bonuses with the compliments of the resort:
● Stay a minimum 5 nights and receive a F$250 Room Credit
● Stay a minimum 7 nights and receive a F$300 Room Credit
1. Returnee status to be established at time of making accommodation booking.
2. Valid for stays year-round in all accommodation types
3. Valid for stays up to 31 March 2021.

Your Accommodation Options
There are three distinct accommodation types offered at Paradise Cove Resort:
  Beach Houses.
All sleeping areas are air-conditioned and every accommodation type features the signature Paradise Cove bathroom with an internal vanity and separate toilet integrated with an open-to-the-sky private high-walled courtyard with rain-head shower.  
Each Room features a Smart TV, Internal Phones, Wifi, Personal Safe, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bathroom Amenities and Under-Counter Fridge Mini Bar
Bungalows are the lead-in priced accommodation type at Paradise Cove and are all located in the resort gardens behind the Garden Vilas and the Beachfront Villas.  A bungalow comprises one open space which is quite spacious although not as big as the villas.  Bungalows feature a slate floor and have a normal, flat ceiling and a pleasant small furnished veranda. 
One and Two Bedroom Beachfront and Garden Villas are a work of art with amazing high Fiji Bure-style cathedral ceilings with intricately woven beams and roof.  All Villas, whether they are one or two-bedroom configuration have the same style comprising a main room which is a large open-plan space with a slate floor lounge area (complete with round-the-corner day beds) which runs seamlessly out to a nice big, furnished veranda deck and up 2 steps behind the lounge the sleeping area complete with King Bed and natural wooden plank flooring.  The Two Bedroom Villas have one nice big separate bedroom which is capable of taking up to 4 Single Beds.  The separate bedroom in the Two Bedroom Villas has a private second toilet as well as private external access. Cove Villas are open-plan studio style.
Beach Houses are located 300 metres away from the main resort across the water on a neighbouring island and are beautifully appointed.  There are 4 Two Bedroom Houses and each one features a central room with a bedroom (each with ensuite bathroom) off each side.  All rooms have high, cathedral ceilings. The wonderful central space includes a full kitchen, dining table and large, comfortable lounge.  The three rooms all open onto a huge furnished veranda and deck and face across the straight to the resort.   In each House, the second bedroom may be locked-off thus becoming a One Bedroom House with guests enjoying the full lounge/kitchen/dining room and the full space of the original veranda.  The Houses are all designated as adults-only accommodation.

Room Categories (In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Bungalows:

The 30m2 Bungalows are laid out in the resort gardens.  Of all the accommodation types, they are furthest away from the beach, (but still, hardly any distance from the beach at all) and handy to the resort's main facilities.
Daily complimentary bottled water is provided in the bungalow fridge.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 guests. 
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds.
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed or baby cot may be added.

Bullet Paradise Bungalows:
At 30m2 Paradise Bungalows are also located in the tropical gardens but have slightly higher specifications than the standard Bungalows.
Daily complimentary bottled water is provided in the bungalow fridge.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children.  
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds.
Additional Bedding: A set of bunks or cot may be added.

Bullet Cove Villas:
The newest accommodation type in the adults-only sanctuary “The Cove”. These 10 beautiful open-plan villas feature a King Bed on a level up 2 steps from the living area and are excellent value for the space and facilities on offer. Cove Villas also feature Paradise Cove’s open-air tropical ensuite and are serviced daily.
The Cove is a separate garden area comprising 2 swimming pools, bar area and extensive public decking.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests (minimum age 18 years)
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated

Bullet Beachfront Villas:

For adults-only. Superb, big, open-plan 75m2 villas with a four-poster bed on a level up 2 steps from the living area. Beachfront Villas offer guests grandstand views over the beach and the water to the neighbouring island.
Complimentary arrival mini-bar. (See “Arrival Mini Bar” item above for details)
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests (minimum age 18 years)
Existing Bedding: 1 King Four-poster Bed.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated

Bullet Two Bedroom Garden Villas:
Bullet Two Bedroom Beachfront Villas:

The 130m2 Two Bedroom Garden Villas are located one row back from the Beachfront Villas and may have a peep of the sea between the villas out front. The Two Bedroom Beachfront Villas are in a fabulous location right on the beach frontage.
Separated by 2 steps, the main bedroom shares an open-plan space with the lounge – the second bedroom is in a sizeable second room. 1½ bathrooms.
Maximum Occupancy: 6 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Four-poster Bed in the main area and 1 King Bed which may be split into 2 Single Beds in the separate bedroom.
Additional Bedding: 1 additional Single Bed or cot may be added to the separate bedroom.

Bullet Paradise Suites:
Paradise Suites (75m2) are Villas with a difference. Child-free accommodation, Paradise Suites are located in a superb location at the main resort – where they differ is in their personal plunge pool and swinging double Day Bed under a thatched bure on the deck.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults (minimum age 18 years)
Existing Bedding: 1 King Four-Poster Bed.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Private Beach Houses:
Two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. The Private Beach Houses are located on the neighbouring Nanuya Balavu Island and accessible by resort boat (driven by your personal boatman) beween 7:00am and 11:00pm.  A personal “Breakfast Butler” will cook your breakfast if required.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests (5 guests if children are included)
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed off the lounge area and 1 King Bed in the separate bedroom (may split into 2 Single Beds).
Additional Bedding: A Rollaway Bed for a child may be added on request.

Getting to and from Paradise Cove Resort
Paradise Cove is located 27 nautical miles (50 kilometres) from the Fijian mainland.
Scheduled High-Speed Catamaran Ferry:
“Yasawa Flyer” operates a daily schedule between Port Denarau and Naukacuvu Island on the following schedule:
Depart Port Denarau 8:45am
Arrive Naukacuvu Island approximately 11:45am
The return journey
Departs Paradise Cove at 3:00pm
Arrives back at Port Denarau at 6:00pm.
Guests may also depart on the morning boat and cruise the Yasawa Islands calling at a whole range of resorts on the way, it's a long but interesting and enjoyable day if you do this!
The Yasawa Flyer stops at several resorts on the direct route between Port Denarau and Paradise Cove to drop-off and pick-up passengers.
We recommend taking at least one transfer by seaplane or helicopter to enjoy the incredible view of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands as you cross.
Seaplane Transfers:
Seaplane transfers operate between Nadi Airport and Paradise Cove, taking just over 20 minutes via a very scenic flight. Seaplanes land and take off from the bay at Paradise Cove and put in alongside the resort’s jetty for the comfort of passengers. 
Times of operation are:
 - September to February: 
   Between 8:30am and 4:00pm
 - March to August
   Between 9:00am and 2:00pm
Helicopter Transfers
(Not as expensive as you might think)
Crossing time is approximately 20 minutes
Times of operation are:
 - September to February: 
   Between 8:30am and 4:00pm
 - March to August
   Between 9:00am and 3:00pm

Kids Policy
Bullet Little Kids Stay and Eat Free
Infants aged up to 4 years of age stay and eat free when sharing accommodation with parents/carers.
Extra Services Available for Babies
 Complimentary use of High Chairs
 Cots on request
Baby Baths
Baby Monitors

Bullet Children aged 5 years and over:
Meal Plan
For children aged 5 to 12 years, the compulsory Meal Plan rates are approximately 60% of the adult cost.  Adult meal plan rates apply once children are aged 13 years.

Bullet Kids Club

The complimentary Kids’ Club is available year-round for children aged up to 12 years.  Children aged under 3 years are welcome if accompanied bay a parent or nanny. from 3 years old.
Hours of operation:
     10:00am to 12.30pm
     2:00pm to 5:00pm.
     6:00pm to 9:00pm
At 6:00pm there is a supervised "kid’s dinner" where children dine together.
During the day, there are lots of supervised fun activities, such as cooking lessons, face painting, crab and treasure hunts and a whole lot more. In the evening fun games and movies in the Kids Club Hut. Kids can spend the whole time at the club or pick and choose the activities they would like to participate in. For several activities parents are welcome to join in.

Bullet Teen Activities
An exclusive Teen Tent is set up for teens (13 plus) to enjoy a separate area away from both adults and children. Activities include foosball (table soccer), Playstation, movies, etc.

Bullet Exclusively For Adults
The following accommodation types are restricted to adult guests aged 18 years and over.
  The Paradise Suite
  Beachfront Villas
●  Cove Villas.
The Cove
The Cove is a haven of tranquillity in the main part of the resort. The 10 Cove Villas are cocooned in the tropical garden setting featuring 2 Swimming Pools, a quiet garden setting with plenty of day beds, Cabanas and personalised pool service from the 'Boat Bar'. The extensive decking around the pools includes a sunken “lounge” area and fire pit with built-in seating, occasional tables etc.

Check-in/Check Out
The hotel will make every effort to ensure your rooms are available at your time of check-in; however, availability of rooms always depends on hotel occupancy around guests’ arrival and departure times and dates.  The Hotel standard check-in and check-out times are as follows:
Check In Time: 2:00pm
Check Out Time: 10:00am

Bullet Resort Booking/Cancellation/Amendment Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made 30 days plus from scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to the cost of staying 1 night at the accommodation rate booked.
Bullet Cancellations made up to 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the total cost of accommodation booked.
Bullet Guests failing to arrive on schedule and guests departing earlier than planned will be charged 100% of all accommodation, meals & services booked but not utilised

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Travel Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

The information on this page is correct as at 10 September 2020 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2021.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities:
Bullet A la Carte Restaurant
Bullet Extensive Menu and Bar List
Bullet Bar
Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet Kids Club
Bullet Padi Dive Centre
Bullet Complimentary Wifi
Bullet Snorkelling Reef at Beach Front
Bullet Daily Yoga
Bullet Massages
Bullet Ideal for Small Wedding Groups
Bullet Child Free Accommodation Zones
Bullet Cultural Activities
Bullet Day Spa (coming 2015)
Bullet Local Excursions
Bullet Village Visits
Bullet Boat and Snorkel Excursions
Bullet In-house Laundry
Bullet Meet and Greet at Nadi International Airport

Accommodation Facilities:

Bullet Ceiling Fan
Bullet Smart TV – pre-loaded movies
Bullet Internal Phones
Bullet Room Service
Bullet Wifi Access in Rooms
Bullet Personal in-room Safe
Bullet Tea and Coffee Facility
Bullet Under-Counter Fridge
Bullet Bathroom Amenities
Bullet Towelling Robes
Bullet Mini Bar
Bullet Furnished Veranda
Bullet Open-Aired Tropical Bathrooms
Bullet Honeymoon Suite has private Plunge Pool