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Recent Mana Reviews

It is disturbing to read the most recent reviews (now wish I hadn't) I understand the TA reviewer who posted about stolen money would be very angry but the response from Mana was particularly good.

Wouldn't it be good if TA would consider a like/dislike button (like Facebook)

OK now I need to be reinforced with all the good things on why we have chose Mana for 6 nights. I look forward to posting my honest review in about 5 weeks time.

Cheers

Tea Gardens...
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1. Re: Recent Mana Reviews

Don't be put off by the occasional adverse posting.People have different expectations. I have been going to Mana every year for the last 20 years and yes,there is an occasional hiccup but this is only to be expected. Golto Mana and enjoy it-it's a fabulous place.

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Mana is a truly magical place, well fell in love with the island almost instantly, the moment you arrive you will be blown away by its beauty!

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We love Mana, and I hate reading negative reviews about the resort.

I find it hard to believe it is the same place that we visit sometimes when reading some of the reviews!!

We love the beautiful beaches, the friendly staff, the postcard views, the great snorkeling, the relaxing hammocks, the good food, the yummy cocktails.... I could go on and on.

Counting down, 13 days to go. Can you tell I'm excited??

If you don't expect 5 star luxury, and relax into Fiji time, I'm sure you'll love your stay.

Safe travels,

Cindy

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we have only been to Mana twice and we would go again in a heart-beat. I really wish it was ME heading there in 5 weeks!

The island is lovely, the people are gorgeous, the scenery, beaches and snorkelling are fantastic and I totally love the island bures!!

You will have an amazing time....HONEST!

Maree :D

PS my profile picture - looks like a boring old palm tree. BUT it isnt just any old palm tree....it was taken at Mana :D :D

Edited: 10 March 2012, 04:26
Bellingen, Australia
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It doesn't matter where you go even at home you can be unlucky enough to have a bad experience. I guess on holidays it seems worse as you are in unfamiliar surroundings and feel helpless. Resorts attract all sorts of people so it is essential to take precautions with your valuables. Can't blame the resort.

Have a wonderful holiday.

Edited: 11 March 2012, 00:09
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I have just returned from Mana and posted a review.The review posted "pls don't waste your money" before mine has me completely baffled because the poster was obviously there at the same time last week.as we were.

Yes it rained very heavily on the Wednesday and yet we were able to keep ourselves (6 adults and 6 children aged from 10yrs down to threeyrs) amused and entertained without having to be led by the nose by the staff.The reviewer appears to be quite incapable of thinking for themselves.

Yes the workmen worked late that night also, on the building next door and I found it enlightening that they were trying to make up for lost time.They did stop work at 9pm and were not really a distraction, my wife and I were seated quite close to that particular corner.

I would suggest the reviewer go on a fully escorted tour so the ability to think and make decisions do not come into play.

Frank

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I agree - I went to Mana in January and it was one of the best holidays my family has had. The staff were beautiful, the accomodation clean, and the food plentiful. And the beaches .....alll I can say is WOW. My boys are 11 & 13, they managed to find plenty to do, and didn't even miss their PS3, internet etc (which at home they are on just about everyday!). Some people really don't know what to expect from an island holiday - imaging complaining that there is no TV, free Wifi, kitchens etc. In this internet age there is really no excuse to be so ill informed and then blame the resort!

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We went to Mana last week for 5 nights - and it was absolutely DIVINE! We are now official life-long fans of Mana - and we will definately be back!!! I have written a rather long review ... but wanted to also express my sadness and upset at the various negative reviews. I think its such an insult to the beautiful staff who do such an amazing job - to have (unjustified & unfair) negative feedback made so public! Especially perplexing, was that one negative reviewer was there AT THE SAME TIME AS US - how could they get it so wrong??!!! I truly feel the negative reviewers fall into 2 categories - those who LOVE to whinge and find faults; and those who are never pleased. I too, think there should definately be a DISLIKE button!!!

Another piece of irony with the whingers, is their bellowing about Mana needing upgrading - yet they whinge when it is being undertaken whilst they are there! Go figure!

...aaaaand don't get me started on the TV's - seriously who wants a TV on a tropical island??!!!

I am new to TA - but its good to find a Mana-loving community !!! xxx

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It's great to hear you enjoyed yourself and I agree with your sentiments re negative reviews. Sometimes I think that the negative reviewers have gone to a different island to the one that I know so well. Don't forget to join the Returnees Club on your next visit.

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10. Re: Recent Mana Reviews

Hi ManaRegular! I actually travelled with extended family - my parents-in-law are Mana Returnees; my Sister-in-law and her family - Returnees also; and my husband is also officially a Returnee - having been there 25 years ago as a teenager. And yes - I will be most proud to be an official Mana Returnee next trip (so will our children) !!!

I read with envy that you have been holidaying at Mana every year for the last 20 years (and counting)! We can only hope!

Kind regards, Nicki xxx

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