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Octopus Resort
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Glenbrook, Australia
2 reviews
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“Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

This place exceeded all my expectations. Food was excellent. Facilities great. Do as little or as much as you want. The array of nationalities was like a melting pot. People from all over the world. It really was like a piece of heaven. Wouldn't waste time stopping in Nadi next time, going straight over to the resort. Had the beachfront bure and it was worth every cent waking up to the view of the rolling surf. I am so glad I picked this resort - thank you trip advisor.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southport, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

From the boat trip out, everthing ran smoothly, and was relaxed and welcoming. I loved everything about this paradise island, from the welcome from Ravi and his staff, to the wave off at the end of my stay. The food was delicious and plentiful, the room was clean and airy. I couldnt fault a thing! Even the daily housekeeping staff knew my name! It really is paradise with the white sandy beach, hammocks in the trees, and excellent snorkelling on the reef straight off the beech. You can be as active or relaxed as you like with some organised activities, and diving everyday from the onsite PADI centre if you like. Kuki and his staff at the PADI centre were professional and helpful and the hire gear was wll maintained.

Room Tip: I found the private bungalow was a good choice for a mature solo traveller - budget expense with sha...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I loved everything about Octopus! The people working there are amazing. All Fijian people are incredibly friendly, but Octopus staff even more!
The food was great and various. Fresh fish and home-baked bread were delicious!
Needless to say, the resort is located in a place so stunning that you feel just lucky to be there.
Excellent spa.
Beautiful and quiet beach.
Fantastic snorkelling very close to the shore.
Funny quiz night!
Great cocktails!
Incredible atmosphere!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank TatyKri
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We stayed at the Octopus Resort for 10 days and my wife and I and our 3 teenage boys had an amazing family vacation. The management and staff where truly wonderful and the accommodations where very nice. Being able to get away from it all and spend time as a family in paradise is a true blessing. The Octopus experience really gave all of us a rustic tropical experience while still providing luxury amenities.

Room Tip: The privacy and beauty of the two bedroom units where them best. We also had Poppy's 3 bedroom u...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

All of the top reviews written about Octopus resort reflect our experience here so I'll try to avoid repetition. It really is a slice of paradise with a beautiful expanse of beach, washed clean by the sea everyday, and the most amazing reef - underwater telly at its best! I stayed here with my elderly father in February 2014. The staff could not do enough to facilitate our stay and basically "made" our holiday. They were always on hand to assist my Dad (he uses a "walker"), from cutting him a walking stick from the bush when we arrived to escorting us to our bure at the end of each evening. Peter and JoJo (General Managers) were incredibly supportive and Ravi (Manager) was always on hand to assist with his boundless energy and ability to make us laugh. However the "star" of our five day stay was undoubtedly Mosese (Porter) who, from the minute we arrived, was at my Dad's side helping him down the beach and into the sea each day. He even took my Dad snorkelling, helping him put his fins on and guiding him round the reef. Without Mosese he would have been unable to swim in the sea because the steeply shelving beach. To sum it up we had an amazing holiday in a fabulous resort on a beautiful island but it was the warmth and friendliness of the Fijiian staff that really made it for us. Thank you Octopus - we will be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

All aspects of this resort are excellent. We had a very reasonable bure (not en suite), that was perfect. Not too far to the bathrooms. And plenty of facilities available. The grounds and beach are great. Cool bars, especially the Coconut bar. Massages were fabulous. But best of all is the food! From breakfast (best omelettes ever!) through lunch and the dinners the food was just out of this world. I don't usually expect too much when the food is an "all inclusive package" that you have no choice but to choose... But this time it was different. Also the format of big communal dining tables introduces you to other people, and you make new friends. The evening entertainment was good too. Loved both the Hermit crab racing and the outdoor cinema under the stars. Free WiFi.
Only flaw in otherwise perfect stay was I gave in washing for the laundry. I specified that my skirt (deep blue) needed to be washed separate as the colour would run. I found it strange that on the day we were leaving I did not get the washing back until shortly before we left. (From one of the assistant managers) I checked that the items were there, but had no time to look at them closely. I only realized later that one of my light colored dresses was ruined. Blue stains from the skirt had blotched the dress. On checking the details of our bill from the resort, we realized that we had not been charged for the washing. Covering their backs in case a complaint was made? The dress was brand new and cost $60. A shame because it marred an otherwise perfect stay at this idyllic resort...

Room Tip: Would not recommend the Poppy suites. They are more expensive, and yes they are on the beach, but th...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Bulli, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

A one and a half hour speedboat ride from Vuda Marina in Nadi lands you in a tropcial paradise, far away. Gorgeous location and resort, catering to all budgets, great value for money. The resort has a relaxed, friendly and social atmosphere. Great place to make new friends.

We had chosen a Premium Garden Bure, built the traditional way. It was very spacious and had very comfy beds. The bathroom and shower was outdoor and had a large decking with flower beds and hibiscus hanging over the walls. Ceiling fans made us sleep comfortably without the need to use mosquito net. The beach was no more than 20 meters away.

A short walk took us to the common dining area and the Coconut Bar on the beach. Fantastic sunsets, Happy Hour and fantastic food. You never left the diningroom hungry. The pool area is great, and has ample sunlounges. Plenty of activities with something on every night. The hermit crab race was the best ! You can bring your own crab.

Recomended activities: night snorkel, cooking class and a massage.

The beaches is prestine, protected by the reef and perfect for a swim in the moonlight.

The housereef is excellent, huge and in prestine condition. We spent most days scuba diving and never has a boring dive. The underwater typography is varied, and life plentiful with turtle and shark sightings. The swimthroughs on the Pinnacle soon became a favourite. Our 11 year old daughter did Discover Scuba Diving, and was in very safe hands.

The best about the whole place: The Staff, Happy and friendly, and nothing was ever a problem.
Thanks to everyone, especially the Kooki and the Dive team !

The Bulger Family

Room Tip: You are never far from the beach, regardless of bure. As a family of 3, the premium garden bure was...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Octopus Resort
Address: Likuliku Bay, Fiji
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Region: Fiji > Yasawa Islands > Waya Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Waya Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Octopus Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The minute you step onto the beautiful mile long, golden sand beach at Likuliku Bay, you will be on ‘Fiji Time’. You will find some of the best snorkeling and diving in Fiji, just step outside your front door. Our beautiful reef is only a few meters from the shore, and is a protected marine reserve. Octopus boasts some of the warmest, friendliest smiling faces anywhere in the world, come and meet the “real Fiji”. ... more   less 
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