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Review of The Remote Resort - Fiji Islands

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The Remote Resort - Fiji Islands
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Vanua Levu
Certificate of Excellence
Redlands, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Aweseome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

The Remote was amazing! My 17 year old son and I LOVED staying here and I would recommend it to anyone. It is an exquisite experience, very restful, beautiful, great food,
great staff, and Natasha and Dan are exceptional. It really is a "WOW" experience. I read about
the bugs from one review, and that is Fiji - its an island and naturally there are some bugs, but we
just used a little natural Fiji insect repellant and they were not a problem. The stunning beauty
of the resort and island is captivating. The experience is world class. I have been to
about 40 countries and stayed many times at the Ritz, Hyatt, and lots of nice hotels. This is the best experience
I have ever had on a short 2 day vacation. You will be forever glad you stayed here!

Room Tip: There is no swimming pool or fitness center, but there is so much to do, you will love it!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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sydney
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50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

I think it is fare to say that the unique situation of this resort makes it both challenging and special. I don't want to repeat what has already been said so I take a slightly different slant. Dan and Natasha the owners and managers have created this place from their own imaginations,skills, insight and hard, hard graft. They have literally given up all safety nets to realise a dream for them and their family and now we get to take part in this dream.
I think my stay was enhanced by their courage, fortitude and refreshing can do attitude.
So many of us say we will do something unique and magical, but never do. these guys risked everything including their sanity (I imagine) to make this exist. I can do nothing but take my hat off and be humbled by their lead!!!
Dan perhaps should go for politics next!!!
Next I have to then say that this tiny piece of the South Pacific has still retained communal living. Villages and Islands which exist with no salaries or greed. Everyone shares the burden and the bounty.
The landscapes are stunning yes, but the people who remain so beautifully untouched by our inherent lust for more, are remarkable, warm and genuinely innocent.
I would really try and remove any thoughts of a vacation experience you may have had if you choose the remote resort. Yes people go here for honeymoons and weddings, but I don't see that eventually being the bread and butter for the place. You can do that anywhere!!
Choose here if you need your mind opening, your values testing, your mind de-cluttering and perhaps your focus calibrating away from yourself and back to where we all come from.
Another tip. If you like smothering over the top service, this is not for you. It is a grown up lace where the staff don't treat you like porcelain. I liked this and the earnestness that came with it.

In summary greatest bits.
1, the achievement
2, the people
3, the food and wine list.
4, the coconuts
5, freedom
6, air so clean you feel like you have new lungs.
7, the unbelievably reasonable price of extras and excursions.


Do not miss.
Swimming with Manta Rays
Fresh Seafood ( from the reef)
Star gazing
The virgin waterfall
Chatting to the team who all hail from Fiji. They are Sage and wise beyond our narrow Western minds.
The flora and Fauna right outside your door.

Could improve.
1, Because the rooms back on to forest and the bathroom is outdoor. Mosquitos and other insects are pretty much a 24 hour pest. There are coils to discourage them, but I struggled to combat their numbers. The presence of mosquitos, made it quite hard to use the deck off the room. I sprayed and sprayed my self, but still found that I was constantly trying to rid myself of the beasts. Also makes it interesting trying to shower quickly enough that you don't get bitten. I don't know what the solution to this is? But it did kind of spoil the whole outdoor bathing experience.

2, Change sheets more often. We didn't get a change in 8 nights.

3, A fridge in the room would be a god send.

4, A bit more of an induction at the beginning of the stay especially if you only have a few days.

Room Tip: All of them are equal. Perhaps room 4 would give a little more solace from the mosquitos???
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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TheRemoteResort, Manager at The Remote Resort - Fiji Islands, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind review. It was our pleasure to have you both stay with us and I am very happy to hear you took so much away from the experience. I was very sorry to hear though that you felt your linens we're not changed during your stay. It is our standard to change them every third day (after every two nights sleep). We would have also changed them on-demand with no trouble at all. I will review our housekeeping log book to identify in gaps in service during your stay and re-train our housekeeping team as necessary.

I was also disappointed to hear the mosquitos hindered your outdoor experience. As with most tropical places we can have mosquitos from time to time. Mosquitos also tend to be attracted to some of us, but not others, so when we hear that a guest is being bothered by mosquitos we add an additional 2-3 mosquito coils to each outdoor area (shower and deck) and housekeeping then refreshes these coils three times a day, instead of just lighting 1-2 coils during nightly turn-down. I apologize we weren't aware that this may have enhanced your experience and we will add this option to our orientation going forward so that guests know there are additional steps we can take for them should they need it.

Thanks also for the suggestions on fridges in the oceanfront villas (the two-bedroom villa has a full-size refrigerator) and for a deeper orientation for guests - we will work on both of these and sincerely appreciate your feedback.

We'd love to welcome you both back to The Remote Resort one day and in the meantime wish you much love and happiness....
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

My husband and I went to the Remote Resort for his birthday and it was a special experience. The beauty of the island and the reefs, the walks and the daily snorkeling were all amazing. The resort is truly remote and provides a very relaxing setting while enjoying the greatest of comfort, drinks, and food. The meals were mostly made from local produce with wonderful fresh fish and fruits, all very skilfully prepared and accompanied with a good wine list. And the snorkeling is first rate for all levels of swimmers.

The best aspect of the resort is the very special people who provide such openness and welcome: Dan and Natasha and their staff (Nani, Api, and everyone else) were so friendly and accommodating. From the welcome ceremony to the final walk through the surf to the boat, we felt their main goal was to ensure that we see and feel the beauty of their land. They allow you to get a taste of the real Fiji in the greatest of comfort. By the end of our week, we felt we were leaving friends and we carry very fond memories of our stay with them.

If you want to visit a beautiful spot, be pampered, and have a glimpse into Fijian life, this is the place for you. It is not the usual resort and you may be surprised by the outdoor shower (with a beautiful forest setting), the walk through the surf on arrival, and the barefooted clamber over the rocks to the waterfall. For us, this was part of the charm and we came away with amazing memories and a very warm place in our hearts for the people we met. We hope to go back soon.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Anselmo, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This was the most perfect piece of paradise we have ever experienced. Dan and Natasha and the whole staff at Remote have created the perfect Fiji experience that feels authentic and unspoiled while feeling super-lux and au courant. With the outdoor bathroom you almost feel like you are camping, combined with Vogue interior design creates such a unique texture that heightens the experience. Attention to details, spectacular food, with the most stunning diving and snorkeling we've ever done. Perfection. Kudos.

Room Tip: All the bures are spectacular, with gorgeous views and outdoor bathrooms.
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Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheRemoteResort, Manager at The Remote Resort - Fiji Islands, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you so much both so much for choosing The Remote Resort as part of your exploration of Northern Fiji...it certainly was an adventurous week while you were here! We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your stay and will share your review with the whole team here...thanks again!
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Sydney
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47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We were lucky enough to spend 8 days at The Remote Resort over New Years this year. Even now, several months later we talk about our time there almost every day.
The setting is spectacular. Your own little private piece of Paradise, seemingly a million miles away from anything. There is so much to do - we enjoyed new adventures every single day. Snorkelling, picnics on private beaches, fishing (or attempting to do so rather unsuccessfully), a trip to the nearby waterfall and a day on gorgeous Taveuni.
The food is also fantastic - fresh, varied and locally sourced. We definitely came home a kilo or two heavier but it was absolutely worth it!
Even more wonderful than the location and the food are the people we met during our time at the resort. Dan, Natasha, Apasai, Nani and the rest of the staff are really what makes The Remote Resort so special. You will not find better service or warmer hospitality anywhere. We enjoyed every single minute we spent talking, exploring and laughing with each of them. It was an absolute privilege getting to know them and their part of the World. We came to feel like we were staying with friends and even shed a tear or two as we waved goodbye.
We will definitely be back one day to see the finished jetty and pool!
Our only concern is that that no holiday will ever live up to the time we had at The Remote Resort.
Nate and Amy.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Twin waters
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

From the moment you arrive until the time you reluctantly depart, the one feature that sets the The Remote Resort apart from comparable properties is the personalized attention guests receive. Whether it is the individual menus created for your own tastes or the care taken to assist with your daily activities, The Remote Resort focuses on giving its guests a unique experience. All staff treat you as a special member of their own small family beginning with the welcoming Kava ceremony and finishing with a beachside farewell. The resort is aptly named as it offers a special opportunity for those travelers wanting to get away from it all. However, if you are looking for a big pool with deck side bars, multiple restaurant choices and a range of accommodation options, then this is not for you. On the other hand, if want to stay in one of only four villas (three more are on the drawing board), enjoy superb food options, embrace nature and the benefits of an environment reached only by boat, then The Remote Resort is a worthy contender for your consideration. The resort owners are working hard to achieve and deliver a totally self sustainable property with use of solar power, home grown produce and the development of a desalinization plant among other things. The Remote Resort is a special experience.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Every part of our honeymoon here was fun and relaxing. Dan, Natasha and staff were very accommodating and tailored our experience exactly as we wanted. Perfect place to get away from the rest of the world.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: The Remote Resort - Fiji Islands
Address: Rainbow Reef | (Boat Access Only Via Savusavu Or Taveuni), Vanua Levu, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Vanua Levu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Vanua Levu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Remote Resort - Fiji Islands 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With the Rainbow Reef on its doorstep, The Remote Resort Fiji Islands is a haven for water-lovers offering spectacular snorkeling, diving and waterfalls. Offering just 16 guests a unique and personalized island experience designed for lovers of rustic luxury and remote adventure. Handcrafted wood villas feature large decks, private plunge pools, open-air bathrooms and ocean views from every angle to ensure the perfect balance of local immersion and pampering. ... more   less 
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