We stayed at Geckos for five nights in June as we were guests at a wedding at the Shangrila. All of the guests who did stay at the Shangrila told us they regretted their choice. Geckos is comfortable hotel style accommodation and the staff are fantastic and actually get to know you - when friends came over looking for us, the staff would always be able to point them in the right direction. Whilst you are there, you actually feel like you are in Fiji, whereas Shangrila makes you feel like you're holidaying in Queensland.
Geckos organised a driver to meet us at the airport, the driver was friendly and we ended up using him a lot during our stay - at his suggestion we went to Natadola Bay and it was fantastic. When we arrived we were able to book a couple of great day trips through the front desk - the cave tour and the natasume highlands - both of which were very enjoyable.
The cocktails were great (Junior the barman is a wizard) although the food was a bit of a let down. However breakfast was good - a selection of five dishes (I fondly remember the pancakes). We also enjoyed going into Sigatoka and eating from markets and at the True Blue though.
If you want to see the Polynesian dance show on Friday nights, be warned, it gets absolutely packed so bookings are a must.
Geckos is literally across the road from the Shangrila - the Shangrila grounds are huge though so getting there is a 10 minute walk uphill from the causeway. However, it is true you can use all their facilities as a visitor at no cost (if its your thing), although their shop and dining is very expensive so you are better off going into town.
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- Also Known As:
- Gecko`s Hotel Sigatoka
- Gecko's Resort Fiji/Sigatoka