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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed Jan 1st to Jan 8th 2017, their summer time/wet season. It was very humid sometimes, then it would rain and become comfortable again. It was booked through a travel agent and I only checked out the reviews after they booked it. The USD was strong against the Fiji Dollar, about one USD for two Fiji Dollars. I stayed...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1) Location: this place is remote. It is hard to get to and a hire car is a must. This has the potential to be a positive, however sadly was most definitely not because... 2) The Food: ranged from almost inedible to ok, but never actually good. It was also very very expensive- around $30 FJD per person. Drinks were...

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

My family was there as part of a company end of the year party , we returned home yesterday 11/12/16. We stayed at the seaview bure 11 . Honestly , my family had the time of our lives , swimming , snorkelling , kayaking and mingling with the staffs . I always thought that locals will be treated as secondary...

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Parkes, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were in a Seaview Bure, beautiful views up on the hill: but no air conditioning, internet or TV!!! We had a week at Crusoe 22 Nov 2016; humidity horrific, as were the sand flies!!! Meals of an evening were awful, cold, no vegetables but you got a salad each night consisting of lettuce, carrot curls, with 2 slithers of...

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Carol & David and thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Crusoe's Retreat. We are glad that you had a relaxing stay at Crusoe's. You stayed in our entry-level Bure - the SeaView Bure, which is located on the hillside with stunning views of the gardens, beach and ocean. These...

Bowral, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Came back to Crusoe's Retreat (formerly Man Friday) after staying at the Sheraton Denerau which could be anywhere in the world. The atmosphere was great with simple daily activities organised by the staff and locals which included lessons in sarong tying, yoga on the beach and weaving. Met up with Mess Waka whose father had taken me out fishing many...

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka and thank you so much for your great review of your stay with us at Crusoe's Retreat. We are thrilled when guests return to visit Crusoe's! We are very happy that you were able to take advantage of so many Fijian cultural activities, as well as visit our friendly neighboring village. We do our absolute best to create...

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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to Fiji many many times and this resort needs personality. Accommodation is fine, rooms are clean and comfortable however food is so over priced & not up to standard. You must have a car to enjoy what's around for meals. There is a lovely village next door which is only to happy to treat you to Fijian...

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula and thank for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed traditional-style Fijian bures, and that you had a chance to experience our friendly neighboring village. We are sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. We really appreciate your feedback, and will do our...

Belfast, Maine
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We spent a wonderful week in Crusoe's Retreat. The seaside bure we had was very nice and had a beautiful ocean view and gardens. We had the meal plan, and the food was very good The staff makes your stay the best. Everyone is so kind and concerned about you. Even the manager walks up to your bure to talk...

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula and thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay with us at Crusoe's Retreat. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and that you had the time to experience our friendly neighboring village. This is makes Crusoes such a special place - the ability to experience traditional Fijian village like firsthand. Like you, all...

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The resort was beautiful staff were awesome the only let down was the food, lunch was the same menu everyday dinner was ala,cart two items to choose from ,had a curry night ,which was not very nice and desserts were only ice cream never saw a mango anywhere which was funny cause people were selling them on the road side...

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka and thank you so much for your review of your stay at Crusoe's Retreat. We are so very proud of our local and friendly Fijian staff, and we thank you for your lovely comments about them. A stay at Crusoe's is really incomplete if you do not take advantage of spending some time with our lovely staff, as...

Woody Point, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This retreat is 3.5 stars but the facilities deserve more, beautiful cabins, beautiful gardens, heavenly views. The staff are amazingly friendly and efficient - and great entertainment. Food was great and happy hour (2 really) was great with fantastic cocktails. Nothing was too much trouble. The most relaxing time

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Trish and thank you so much for your lovely review of Crusoe's Retreat. We are thrilled to read that you so enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your very kind words about our friendly local Fijian staff, of whom we are so proud. We are happy you enjoyed the food (and our fun Happy Hours!). We like...

Reviewed 31 October 2016

Overall I enjoyed my stay, the Fijian staff were friendly, warm people, it felt a bit isolated at times, you need to break the monotony after day 4 by seeing other places or visit the nearby town (40min drive) through reception arrange a drop off /pick up service (we were charged $100 Fiji money per car for a return trip)...

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Carol and thank you so much for your review of Crusoe's Retreat. We are so glad that you enjoyed your spacious bure, and that you loved the natural surroundings and our amazing views. We also want to thank you for your very ind words about our friendly local Fijian staff. Crusoe's Retreat is very much an off-the-beaten-path resort. We...

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled amongst lush tropical gardens and fronting a palm-fringed sandy beach and stunning lagoon, Crusoe’s Retreat is a friendly, intimate, traditional Fijian resort. Featuring only 29 Fijian-inspired Bures, Crusoe’s truly embodies all that is wonderful about the Fiji Islands: world-famous hospitality, an unhurried pace, fresh island cuisine, lots of complimentary activities, and a dedication to local culture and traditions. Crusoe’s Retreat truly is Fiji. ... more   less 

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Address: nr Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast
Price Range: £52 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crusoe's Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Crusoe`s Retreat Hotel Coral Coast
Crusoes Retreat Coral Coast
Crusoes Retreat Hotel
Crusoe's Retreat Fiji/Coral Coast
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#9 Top resorts Hotel in Coral Coast
#13 Spa Hotel in Coral Coast
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Coral Coast
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“No air conditioning unless you book into a Delux Bure!!”
 of 5 bubbles carolanddavidramsay, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own wine if you want more than the local beer which is also good.”
 of 5 bubbles Coldvine, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The seaside bures require no climbing.”
 of 5 bubbles blackguineapig, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Poolside room unless you like climbing steps to get to other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles leonzwilson59, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms overlook the beach”
 of 5 bubbles Trishsue60, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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