Welcome to Raintree Gardens

Get away from the crowds and the tourist traps in Fiji and explore the garden island of Taveuni.  This is the real gem of Fiji, featuring pristine rainforests, waterfalls, natural pools, empty beaches and exotic ocean life. Relax and unwind at Raintree Gardens, a beautiful one acre eco resort located in the heart of Matei, directly across from a beautiful white sand beach.  Enjoy the ocean view with your morning coffee or afternoon drink on our large spacious deck, it's the perfect spot to relax and unwind with beautiful sunset and sunrise views.  We offer options to rent either Raintree Gardens, a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom accommodations or for larger groups, both homes on the property, listed as Raintree Lodge.  The lodge is composed of two self-catering homes, each with two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and living space.  The kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs and you have your pick of all the fresh produce from the expansive gardens.  We provide coffee, tea and an array of spices as well.  To ensure guest's privacy and a peaceful secluded environment, we rent out the entire property to only one group at a time, you will have the whole place to yourself, whether you need one house or both.

Our Homes

We offer two self-catering homes fully equipped to meet all your needs.  Each home has an ocean view, two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living space and large front decks.  These unique accommodations make for the perfect vacation rental for couples, families or large groups. The vacation rentals are especially popular with families.  There are two grocery stores located nearby within walking distance, or enjoy a meal out at one of the restaurants around Matei.  There is a little organic ice cream shop right next door where you can also find other local organic products like soap, chocolate, tea, fruit, massage oil and more.  The beach across from the homes are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.  Paddle out to the nearby islands where you can explore some beautiful little reefs and picnic on a secluded little beach.  We are an eco resort and all hot water and electricity is provided via solar power.  Complimentary Wifi is also included.

About Us

Ever since my first trip to Fiji in 2013, I was instantly in love with the country, its rich culture and beautiful people! Backpacking around the islands with my buddy for a couple months, we went deep sea fishing, hiking through lush jungles, spearfishing, surfing and even got invited out to a remote village in the highlands where we feasted on local foods and drank kava until we nearly exploded. It wasn’t until we landed on Taveuni though that I really fell in love with this place. I had never seen anything like it, the ocean so many shades of blue, the jungle so green, and the landscape still so pristine. After exiting the plane and walking around looking for a place to stay we couldn’t believe how friendly the people here were and within hours we had already been invited in to houses and treated like family. This island was special, different from anywhere else we had been.

Long story short, we packed up and left Taveuni after two short weeks, but I knew I had to come back. I returned every year until finally purchasing this property in 2016 with the goal of setting up an affordable place for fellow travelers to stay.  In 2017 my wife and I made the big move from Hawaii to Taveuni and in 2018 we completed renovations on the property.  We finally were able to open our new vacation rentals in paradise!  We are now happily operating again and planning on building a new cottage in the upcoming months!