Natadola Beach
Natadola Beach
4.5
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Considered one of Fiji's best beaches, Natadola features pure white sand, many much-needed shade trees and horses for hire - both gentle rides for children and adult-level treks as well.
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  • Jordan D
    Ventura, California26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go But Be Prepared
    Beach is gorgeous. All the reviews about the people on the beach trying to get you to buy massages or hair braiding or boat rides or horse rides, are correct. HOWEVER, in our experience, if you say you are not interested they immediately say “okay, no worries” and walk away. We walked down to in front of the Intercontinental Hotel and posted up in front of the sand bar. Please note, you CANNOT go into the Intercontinental for anything unless you are staying there. We thought we could get lunch there but we were wrong. My husband ended up walking down to the other side of the beach and grabbed food at the restaurant there where you had to buy a voucher. Either way, that took awhile but he had a few drinks there so he was fine. Water was warm, views were nice.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
  • kiwitripper64
    Auckland Central, New Zealand757 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful beach with really lovely people.
    We drove here on a recommendation to see a lovely sandy beach. We were not disappointed. You have to take the road next to the Intercontinental driveway. This road has seen better days, but you come out to a tree lined path with locals on horses waving and saying hi. Bring some cash and get a massage at Ninas Beach massage. Be specific with what you want and how hard. I had a shoulder sports massage and it was intense, but well worth it after. A beautiful beach with really lovely people.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Tracy H
    367 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just be aware
    Truly a gorgeous beach and no doubt it lives up to all its reviews. The road down is relatively short but horribly rutted and in parts dangerous so take care. As per many reviews do be aware that locals have set up their cabanas and are quite pushy. No horses any more as the fijian health department seem to have banned them on the beach. Big sign up. We did have to say a polite but final no thanks timaybe 3 different people. After that they left us alone. Water was clear and warm loads of fish too.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Denise F
    216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous!
    This is the best beach in mainland fiji. I was supposed to do an island to truly compare but due to miscommunication with SSC it didn’t happen soo I can’t compare with the island beaches buut I have travelled to many countries and I chase beaches so to speak so when I say this is a beautiful beach with a landscape, I have never seen until coming here I mean it. Just do this beach right, do a day pass at intercontinental hotel or yatule. You pay but you’ll have a secured car park, towel service and the cost includes lunch and drinks so it’s completely worth it. You could avoid the day pass if you want but it’s in an isolated area.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 February 2024
  • Dennis C
    Roseville, California21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Snorkel experience!
    I rented an Airbnb in Korotogo and drove over (~45 min) to Natadola Beach. My wife had a massage at the Blue Cabanna with Kortni, while I walked east toward the large resort and snorkeled just a few yards out from shore. The snorkeling there was WONDERFUL! Lots of fish and some healthy coral.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 March 2024
  • Cat on m
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach
    An amazing, picture perfect beach. You can snorkel right off the shore, look for the dark-blue patches and come during high tide. There aren't many food options on the beach, so pack a lunch if you don't want to eat at one of the resorts. The intercontinental offers a day pass which includes $65 (or $32.50 for children) worth of dining credit for their restaurants and pool access, and costs $65 for adults or $35 for children. However, this isn't available during peak periods such as July. There are local people who will try to sell things like massages or coconuts, but we found that most of them will leave you alone once you make it clear you aren't interested. A taxi from outside Gecko's Resort cost us $20 after haggling it down from $30, and we were quoted $35 each way for transfers at the reception. You could also take the bus down to the junction between Queen's road and the turnoff to the beach and try to get a taxi to the beach from there, as we were told no buses go between the beach and Queen's highway. A taxi between the beach and Queen's road cost us $10.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2024
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DigDougLA
Los Angeles, CA49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It's a beautiful beach with horses you can rent for a reasonable price. The nicest parts of the beach are in front of the 2 resorts. We paid $35 Fiji Dollars to Yatule Resort to use their beach and they gave us a $35 Fiji Dollar credit that we could use at their restaurant. It was definitely worth it as we were able to use their parking lot and seating area on the sand. However, I didn't find the staff of Yatule Resort to be particularly nice, but we still felt like we got our money's worth. The road to get to this beach and this resort is in terrible condition but it we were still able to slowly drive on it with our 2-wheel drive rented car. Also, there are hardly any signs and your GPS will probably not get you directly there. You will probably need to ask locals, that you run in to, for directions.
Written 31 July 2022
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bst0002
Brisbane, Australia65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Had a long drive but it was worth it when we got there. The beach is clean, the water is turquoise, the sand is fine and white and the swimming is fantastic. It was the Fiji we saw in the brochures! We were told to take the Yatule resort exit but the road was pretty rough (dirt) and had to turn in via the intercontinental. You have to pay $FJD40 to get into the resort that you then reclaim by buying lunch or using the spa at the resort
Written 14 March 2020
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daniel f
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Amazing beach except for the locals pushing their services
When I first arrived I pulled up at the colorful tents and was directed where to park. Realizing that we were being lined up for a hard sell I reversed the car and continued down the road where I found another entry to the beach. We hoped out of the car and inspected the beach looking for the snorkelling spot. Deciding we had to go further down the beach to snorkel we headed back to the car when a local from the main pack appeared with two horses. He had chased us down the beach. He was at first trying to push horse rides for the children. He introduced himself and continued promoting his horse riding service, but after several no thankyous he accepted. We weren't riding the horses, he also tried to sell coconuts again many no thankyous, we informed him we were only here to snorkel with our own equipment. He told us it was dangerous and we needed a local guide. No thankyou again and we hoped in the car and drove further down the road, his final words do you remember my name yes. We found another parking spot and sat down on the beach, in less then 5 mins he was back carrying his snorkel, now trying to push his guided snorkel tour. Again many no thanks, we actually told him we were no longer snorkelling due to the current. That was the last we saw of him but not the end of the harassing. Thinking it was all clear me and my wife left the children 10+16 on the sand and went swimming. From the water we watched as two different males appeared out of the bushes on horses asking if the children if they wanted to ride the horses. By this stage I was over it. We had a quick family swim and then left. They had totally ruined our experience with the stalking and harassment to use their services
The beach is amazing and worthy of 5 stars
Everyone please do not support these locals who harass tourists, be strong with your no thankyous and they will eventually get the message.
You'll be doing the horses a favour as well.
If you want to ride horses go find a fiji certified business

The beach itself truly is one of the best on the coral coast. To snorkel keep driving down road past the tents. The reef goes all the way to the end of the beach so you can keep driving for a while. The carparks are little roads off to the left
Written 10 July 2023
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Ralph V
Virginia Beach, VA111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This was a lovely beach with a good coral reef and many fish to see within snorkeling distance from the shore. The beach had a lot of tidal wood debris at the high tide line that you had to carefully walk around to access the water. Also, recent storms had reduced the normally very clear water to slightly less visibility. The downside of this beach is that there are really NO amenities unless you are staying at one of the two adjacent resorts, or pay their "visitor" fee. One of the resorts would not even let us use the bathroom or bar even if we purchase something at the bar. The local people were selling various products on the beach and offering massages for the beachgoers.
Written 22 February 2022
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Macy C
Taipei, Taiwan40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Very beautiful beach. I see wonderful corals and colourful fishes here that I don't see in the resort or sailing day tours.

Be prepared for going through the "hustle and bustle" of the local vendors for massages and horse riding (but they are really cheap compared to those in AU).
Written 29 September 2022
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Cat on m
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
An amazing, picture perfect beach. You can snorkel right off the shore, look for the dark-blue patches and come during high tide. There aren't many food options on the beach, so pack a lunch if you don't want to eat at one of the resorts. The intercontinental offers a day pass which includes $65 (or $32.50 for children) worth of dining credit for their restaurants and pool access, and costs $65 for adults or $35 for children. However, this isn't available during peak periods such as July. There are local people who will try to sell things like massages or coconuts, but we found that most of them will leave you alone once you make it clear you aren't interested. A taxi from outside Gecko's Resort cost us $20 after haggling it down from $30, and we were quoted $35 each way for transfers at the reception. You could also take the bus down to the junction between Queen's road and the turnoff to the beach and try to get a taxi to the beach from there, as we were told no buses go between the beach and Queen's highway. A taxi between the beach and Queen's road cost us $10.
Written 11 July 2024
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Michael L
22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The road to get to this beach is hardly a road and we were temporarily blocked on this road by a herd of pigs.

Also the pin for this beach on Google Maps is slightly off so you may have to ask locals how to find this beach.

When we got to the beach parking lot, we saw 2 beautiful high end resorts. In between the resorts there were a large number of tents there that were put up by local women who were selling massage services. These women were local and appeared to be strictly only selling massage services trying to make ends meet.

The beach access in between the 2 resorts was beautiful but it was hard to enjoy it for any length of time without someone coming up to us and asking if we wanted a massage.

We did enjoy this beach and the beautiful sunset but it is surprising that these 2 resorts have to deal with massage services right next to them.
Written 5 January 2024
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Jordan D
Ventura, CA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Beach is gorgeous.

All the reviews about the people on the beach trying to get you to buy massages or hair braiding or boat rides or horse rides, are correct. HOWEVER, in our experience, if you say you are not interested they immediately say “okay, no worries” and walk away.

We walked down to in front of the Intercontinental Hotel and posted up in front of the sand bar.

Please note, you CANNOT go into the Intercontinental for anything unless you are staying there. We thought we could get lunch there but we were wrong.

My husband ended up walking down to the other side of the beach and grabbed food at the restaurant there where you had to buy a voucher. Either way, that took awhile but he had a few drinks there so he was fine.

Water was warm, views were nice.
Written 12 August 2023
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Denise F
216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is the best beach in mainland fiji. I was supposed to do an island to truly compare but due to miscommunication with SSC it didn’t happen soo I can’t compare with the island beaches buut I have travelled to many countries and I chase beaches so to speak so when I say this is a beautiful beach with a landscape, I have never seen until coming here I mean it. Just do this beach right, do a day pass at intercontinental hotel or yatule. You pay but you’ll have a secured car park, towel service and the cost includes lunch and drinks so it’s completely worth it. You could avoid the day pass if you want but it’s in an isolated area.
Written 29 February 2024
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Sharlsandco
Melbourne, Australia164 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
the beach is beautiful but completely spoiled by the constant hassle of vendors, whether it is for a massage, or horse ride, or a boat ride. Extremely annoying and ruins the experience of being able to appreciate a simple walk along the beach. It did not help that there was a massive argument to the point of physicality between a female vendor, and her male relative regarding some business issue right in the tent where my friend as getting a massage. Seriously, this area needs proper policing, and I feel sorry for the patrons who stay at the resort on this beach.
Written 2 November 2023
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