I just got home from Mango Bay and I want to go right back! My day started off with Papaya, mini Bananas and Pineapple and an espresso coffee, staring out into a tropical oasis.
I arrived on my own and was kind of worried about meeting people and being able to go surfing-- I had heard that Fiji in general was difficult and expensive to get to the outer reef where the surf breaks are.
But instead I met some amazing people right away and the staff are soooo nice and sincere. I also found out I didn't even have to take a boat to get to surf, instead I could paddle and walk around two bays-- which only takes 35 minutes to be at a surf break. The walk over there is so beautiful and you meet the local people that live along the beach as they all wave and say "Bula". Because the break is on the reef you have to paddle out in a particular spot and I was a bit worried about myself- one girl venturing out there. But then there was Godfrey and Justin-- two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Godfrey is a surf instructor and life Guard and knows the area very well. Even though it was a small day and they were not planning on paddling out to the surf they decided to come out anyway and show me the way. After that they went out of their way to make sure I got to surf, we arranged a few times to go to other places but the wind was two strong and besides the break out front of the Beach House was working, so I spent five days out of seven surfing. You can just ask the staff at Mango Bay and they can put you in contact with Godfrey at "The Beach House" if you want to go surfing.
Matt the property manager would wake up at 6:30- even on his time off and drive me to go surfing! He definitely went a step above and beyond.
The food! The fish Curry is to Die for and the catch of the day- the Wahoo is sensational. If you love seafood, you will love dinner at Mango Bay.
The owners Danny and Clair work hard looking over all the details and sitting down with guest to see how their stay is going. They put alot of time and care into the resort.
When I go back I will have to go scuba diving as the stories of turtles and reef sharks and beautiful fish have captivated me and Marcel the instructor is very nice and very knowledgable.
If you have been travel, backpacking for sometime and want a place that is beyond a backpackers, then I definitely recommend this place--
Recommendations- Do bring everything you need for your time well you are there- because it is a way from town- but that is what makes it sooo beautiful.
Thank you to all the staff and people at Mango Bay for an amazing week!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lush… Balmy… Unspoiled…. These are just a few of the idyllic thoughts that will cross your mind the moment you arrive at Tadrawai ('Dreamwater') Valley, home to the beautiful Mango Bay Resort. Prepare yourself for blissful relaxation and rejuvenation of spirit while nestled among 12 lush acres adorned with a rainbow of tropical colours; where greens, blues, aquamarines and white (sands) blend into a tranquil cocktail of natural harmony. It's what you expected and exactly what you deserve, a Fiji experience you will both savour and treasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mango Bay Hotel Sigatoka
- Mango Bay Sigatoka
- Mango Bay Resort Fiji Sigatoka