• Treetop sleep out in a tree house
  • Twilight Poolside
  • White sands crystal clear water

Guest Reviews

Dolphin Island anniversary escape

We went to Dolphin Island for our 30 th wedding anniversary. 6 nights of luxury and we cannot recommend the resort enough. Dawn, Maxine, Bunny and the crew looked after us so well, attentive to our needs but not overly so.

The food was truly excellent, the only problem being we ate too much of Dawn’s cooking, and probably put on a number of kilograms. The accommodation and combined areas are lovely, sunsets, snorkeling and the serenity cannot be matched.

We loved it so much we’re going back next year.

Stewart H, March 2024

New Zealand

Our summer stay at Dolphin Island was one of the most magical holiday experiences we've ever had

"Our summer stay at Dolphin Island was one of the most magical holiday experiences we've ever had. From the moment you arrive - the island feels like your own personal sanctuary. From the gorgeous gardens, the golden beach, the reef teaming with sea life, and the stunning sunsets - you are surrounded by natural beauty. Dawn and her team could not have looked after us better. The food was delicious - fresh and varied, and beautifully presented. The attention to detail and the care the entire staff took of us was exceptional. We cannot wait to return. Vinaka!"

Philippa and family , January 2024

New Zealand

The food was out of this world - it really was

Firstly the staff were more than wonderful from Susan to Dawn and absolutely all the others. We were moved by the efforts they went to to make our stay so fantastic. 

Crab catching with Neena and Bunny. Crab racing with Max. Coconut preparation with Billy. Tombe's kindness guiding to the hill top shelter and concern for me when he thought I had fallen out of the canoe. Pauly and all his work on the beach and watersports. Asari's laughter and fishing with Henry. William baking with Dawn. The amazing visit from the Fijian village. The fijian cooking on the fire, the bbq on the beach. The fireworks. It was all so amazing. What struck me was that none of the staff had to do any of this but they all did and with such enthusiasm. 

The house reef was exquisite and the best coral I have seen. The family all loved the boating, sailing and canoeing and snorkelling.

It was so special to spend time with just our family reconnecting with each other. Life these days seems so different to how it used to be and for children growing up the internet, I think spoils their lives. Nature and time with one another takes a back seat in everyday life but on Dolphin Island we were able to embrace these special things again. 

Dawn was so brilliantly cheerful and a delight to chat to as were all the team. Everyone was so genuine i was very taken by the Fijian people and there kindness. 

The food was out of this world it really was. We have never tasted food like it and we have been to some very special michelin starred restaurants in the passed such as le manoir in Oxford, The fat Duck in Bray (Blumenthal), Le petite Ferme Francschoek and I can say with out reservation that Dawns meals were way better.

The decor, location and homestead were beautiful and reminded us very much of Grande Provence. I think Dawn mentioned our stay there and my brother works at Journeys end vineyard.

It is a very special place, I am so glad I stumbled upon it and spent that bit extra for memories that we will never forget it was a real treat for us. We thankyou all from the bottom of our hearts. Hopefully one day we will meet again.



Jamie and Family , January 2024


Uncompromised, attentive and exemplary service

The staff at Dolphin managed by "the exceptional" Dawn are all super stars. Fijians are well known for their warm, hospitable and friendly service, but the Dolphin staff took this reputation to another level.

Dawn, Max and Paul particularly were stand out performers supported by all the other Dolphin family members.

During our eleven night stay we received uncompromised, attentive and exemplary service. It was a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Dawn and Bunny's cooking was amazing, complimented by Max's skill in the bar.



Tom and family - September 2023


Best family holiday ever

Thank you so much for the best family holiday ever, so much to do and nothing to do whatever worked for us each day.

Island hopping, snorkelling, visiting a local market and eating what we purchased with Dawn was an authentic experience and lots of photo ops for the social media posts - very important to some.


Family from Germany April 2023


Perfect Honeymoon

After the craziness of planning a big wedding this was the perfect spot to share the island with no one else - but each other

United States of America

Dolphin Island Fiji Awarded Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award 2023

ATLANTA — (February 15, 2023) — Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises, today announced its 2023 Star Awards. Dolphin Island Fiji earned a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award and is showcased with other honourees on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

Forbes Travel Guide 2023

You all made a special event simply amazing

A very big thanks you to Dawn, her team and off island team (reservation/guest services) ,you all made a special event simply amazing, we will certainly be spending more time with you in the future 

New Zealand 2023

New Zealand

LUX 2020 Travel and Tourism Awards

Dolphin Island has been chosen as the Best Luxury Private Retreat in Fiji, by the judges of the UK’s annual LUX 2020 Travel and Tourism Awards. We are very proud for Dolphin Island to be honoured in this way, with such prestigious recognition.

LUX 2020 Travel and Tourism Awards


If you’re looking for seclusion, privacy, time with family, this is the spot

Made it to @dolphinislandfiji. Quite a trek to get here but the beauty and nature of this island speck erases the travel pain. A generous staff, warm and doting, welcomes guests “home” when they arrive. I asked if they’d adopt me. A hearty but understanding laugh erupted from the property manager/house mum Dawn. If you’re looking for seclusion, privacy, time with family, this is the spot. With capacity for only 8 guests, this sweet resort features a sliver of beach equipped with kayaks, snorkel gear, and SUP, and a perfect pool surrounded by lush vegetation, and the most wonderful cook, Nina who indulges my devotion to spicy food by finding the hottest peppers she can for dishes like coconut milk ceviche and grilled mackerel. She makes excellent cocktails, too. I have already finished one book. I only brought 3! 

Lauren Forbes Magazine November 2022


A home away from home

Spectacular location and very nice acommodation! We absolutely agree that the star of the place is Down, with the help of Andie, Te and La. we loved every minute despite the rain! We felt so cozy here we didn't pay attention to alything else. A home away from home! The food was fantastic - fresh, and I mean really fresh fish with locally grown vegetables, lovingly prepared. We couldn't wish for more!


The perfect choice

Many thanks for your assistance with our loyal clients  – Dolphin Island was the perfect place for their retreat and reintroduction to this brave new world of travel! They had a lovely time and said it was the perfect choice.

Michele - Travel Agent New Zealand

New Zealand

No words but strong feelings

No words but strong feelings
Starting with the booking process, the service was great. They organized memories that no one can ever take away from us. The Nabelasere Waterfall, the diving and especially Dolphin Island. All very special. If you want a first class vacation where you will be pampered and cared for, this is a great place to do that. However. that description does not do the Dolphin Island experience justice. It is authentic. There are so many places in this world that you can just throw money to get great service surrounded in a bubble. The experiences at Dolphin Island embrace not only the beauty of Fiji but also the inner beauty of its people. Dawn and her team are amazing and real people. They made my daughter feel like the smartest and most beautiful young woman on this planet. If you want real and not just a place to throw your wallet, this is the place. If you treat the people with kindness and respect, you may he amazed at what you get back-something that money cannot buy. Thank you Dawn, Susan and the team.

Darren and Emily