Traditional Fiji Cuisine

A luxury culinary experience like no other…

Fine Dining at Taveuni Palms Resort

Taveuni Island produces a bounty of exotic fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood and from the rainforest, harvests of wild aromatics such as ginger and chillies. All of these, combined with imagination, love for traditional cooking and our staff’s rich culinary history drawn from India and the entire Pacific Rim – our chefs have produced a dining experience full of vibrant Pacific flavours.

An experience in itself, each of our villas comes with its own personal chef who will take you on a culinary journey. Everything we serve is homemade and most of our ingredients are organically grown right here on the property. Taking into consideration your likes and dislikes and dietary requirements, your chef will design a menu especially for you.

Breakfast Menu

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.

Corn Fritters: Tasty fritters served with bacon, sour cream and tomato chutney with a rainbow salad.

Waffles: Homemade waffles like mum used to make served with fruit and whipped cream.

Panikeke: A Danish style pancake with a Fijian twist, served with papaya, cinnamon or sugar syrup.

Traditional Pancakes: with icing sugar and served with our homemade berry compote.

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, chilies, bacon or sausage. Served with toast.

Eggs Bula-dict: Our own version of this classic piled high with bacon, egg and lime Hollandaise sauce.

Fijian style Eggs bula-dict: Our own version of this classic – island potato topped with grilled fresh fish, sautéed local spinach, eggs and lime hollandaise sauce.

Eggs any style: served with your choice of bacon, sausage, hash brown or grilled tomato and toast.

Boiled egg, tomato and basil from the garden served with homemade toast.

Smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers served with a toasted bagel.

Island style fried rice: served with local island vegetables and egg.

Homemade specialty breads: Chef’s selection of banana, papaya, coconut scones, muffins, or cinnamon rolls. Served with a fresh fruit platter. (Please order the night before).

Lunch Menu

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 ciabatta.

Taveuni Palms Fish and Chips: Fresh local catch served with French fries and island salad.

Chicken Wrap: Poached chicken and island salad all wrapped into a freshly made tortilla. Served with papaya lime salsa, pineapple chutney, or sweet chili sauce.

Open Steak Sandwich: Steak cooked to perfection in a ciabatta sandwich with fresh tomato, lettuce, cheese and onion chutney served with French fries.

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.

Island Beef Salad: Local beef seared and served with local island greens and topped with a sweet and sour Asian inspired dressing and sesame seeds.

Garlic Chicken or Prawn Pasta: Angel hair pasta tossed in a light herb sauce with spinach, tomato, garlic, onions, capsicum and marinated chicken or fresh water prawns.

Beef/Chicken Burger: Grilled to perfection, topped with cheese, tomato, lettuce, mayo and mustard. Served on a freshly baked bun with fries and ketchup.

Fish Burger: Locally caught fresh fish lightly seasoned and grilled to perfection, topped with blackened pineapple, tomato and lettuce. Served on a freshly baked bun with fries and chutney dips.

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, cardamom and coconut rice and chutneys.

Fijian Pizza: Homemade crust topped with tomato, basil and garlic sauce with your choice of toppings. Selection of topping from spicy chicken, salami, bacon, ham, prawns, cheese, olives and pineapple.

Quesadilla: Fresh homemade roti layered with a blend of cheeses, tomato, basil, bele(Fijian spinach), garlic and onion. Spiced to savory excellence.

Soup of the day: Please ask for today’s special served with homemade garlic bread.


Dinner Menu

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.


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.*

* New items are continually added to our drinks menu so please ask your server for the current selections. Please contact us for the current wine list as we want to provide you with an up to date selection of fine wines and spirits.

We offer you a large selection of tropical Bula Drinks, Spirits and Smoothies, just ask your server for a list of currently available items.

Alcoholic beverages are not included in the room rate.

Taveuni Palms Resort Beer Selection:

Local Beers

  • Vonu Pure Lager
  • Fiji Bitter
  • Fiji Gold
  • Fiji Premium

Imported Beers

  • DB Export
  • Corona

5 private dining locations per villa…

The choice is all yours…

Happy visitors

Don't just take our word for it, see what previous guests have to say about our 5-star Fiji Resort!

“We could not have had a more perfect wedding day. The effort that went into preparing the villa, grounds and arch was beyond all of our expectations. Watching all the preparations and the beautiful result was the perfect lead up to the wedding. We have enjoyed every minute of our stay. From the ultimate privacy, to the relaxation, to the amazing food and wonderful service – everything was been first class. Thank you to everyone. You will all be in our hearts forever.”


Jason and Suzee, Southby

We have been blown away, way beyond our expectations and truly appreciate all of the love & care that you have put into creating such an amazing vacation spot. The local, laid back genuineness was the perfect place for our honeymoon and all that we had hoped for.
It was great to experience the authenticity of the Fijian food! We were so spoiled here, it is so hard to say goodbye but we definitely will be back soon! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”


Currie & Prosser, North Carolina, USA

“It was so stressful everyday to decide what to eat for breakfast and lunch and where to eat – the bula deck, the house deck or the pool deck and what bula drinks to have – “decisions, decisions” – and where and when to snorkel amongst the beautiful coral – whether or not to take out the kayak – or should we swim, take a nap or read –“decisions, decisions” – whether to scuba dive or to enjoy the beautiful ocean view or the gardens – “decisions, decisions”… You made us feel so welcome and cared for. This vacation exceeded ALL of our expectations."


Carol and Stew Harvey, Santa Ana, California

“Mike and I are very sad to leave such a beautiful place and such wonderful people. You have all made our honeymoon so much better than I could ever have imagined. It was perfect! You have all touched us with your kindness and I hope you know how much it is appreciated. Thank you so much and we wish you all many more years of creating wonderful honeymoons. You think about everything, even the tiniest of details and that is what makes this experience so wonderful and why it stands out from the rest. Warmest regards,”


Mike and Lea Seals, Indiana USA