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“Peaceful stopover”
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Tambua Sands
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Sigatoka
Certificate of Excellence
Redcliffe, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Peaceful stopover”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We decided to stay at Tambua Sands for a night on our way to Suva for business.
This resort is just delightful. The staff were so lovely. The accommodation was great! The food and drinks were tasty.
But best of all we spent the most glorious afternoon floating around in the sea. So peaceful and rejuvenating - a little slice of heaven!
It is roughly half way between Suva & Nadi and if you don't have transport you are best to purchase any extras you may desire before you get there. But it's location is also one of its' benefits. It's away from the hustle & bustle. Just what we needed! Thankyou!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
Bula bellbirdy,

A big "BULA" from the Team at Tambua Sands Resort. Thank you for taking your time to provide positive comments on your recent stay with us. We're delighted to hear that you found us to be the peaceful and perfect place to relax and unwind for stopover. Thank you for highlighting our convenient location, accommodation, Food and beverage including your positive comments regarding our dedicated team.

I will definitely share your comments with all our staff and I am sure your feedback will serve as an encouragement to us all, as we strive to continuously improve the qualities of our service to all our guests at the resort. I hope your wonderful experience with us will bring you back for another memorable stay soon.

Warm Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Decided to book this resort for a hens party with the bride to be and 2 other bridesmaid, base on reviews on tripadvisor. I've always trusted reviews on tripadvisor, since it's never disappointed me before, but after staying here I'm not so sure anymore....

This is my first ever review and it's simply because the resort was such a horrible experience, I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I didn't warn others about it!!!!

Our first impression when arriving was actually nice with welcome drinks and smiles, but it was all downhill from there.... Apparently after asking if we could bring drinks back to our room after a long flight and taxi ride was NOT ok, unless we brought the cups back to the bar???? Really???anyways, no biggy, we just left the drinks with them. After being showed to our room I realised that it had not been what I booked and there was only 1 double bed and a single, not the double and 2 singles on my confirmation letter. I immediately questioned the guy who had taken us to the room and his response was for me to walk all the way back to reception, to ask them myself and grab the keys for him if it was the wrong room ..... I was annoyed, but walked to reception anyways, since all we wanted to do was shower after our flight and make it to our dinner reservation. After showing reception my printed confirmation and a new set of keys.... I repeated the journey 4 times.... Because ever room did not have enough bedding and apparently it was too much work for them to get the keys and the guest had to do it!!!!

Finally at the very very very end of the resort we found the room with the correct bedding, but wait , our luck didn't stop here.... The room smelt bad even after opening all windows, toilet and bathroom was disgusting, sheets dirty and dead cockroaches!!! Receptions response... Oh that room probably wasn't used for awhile, that's all....

To be honest after that experience we stayed at the resort only for sleeping and avoided eating, drinking or doing anything there!!!!
We ate at the other resorts and the staff was amazing!!! Even with minimal time spent at the resort, all 4 of us still experienced bad service and it ruined a special occasion for the bride to be.


I could continue to go on, but I don't think anyone would want to read such a long review since what I've mentioned was only the
first day!!! Please avoid at all cost, not worth it at all especially when you're there to get away!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
Dear Linandmik,

Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your recent experience with us.Our sincere apologies that your expectations were not met by our team during your stay with us.
We have noted all your views and constructive comments, but do note that we will address your concerns regarding the rooms and staff. Honestly, our rooms are not new, but they are kept spotlessly clean to a 4 or 5 star standard.

Please be rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address your concerns and prevent any future occurrences.We appreciate you sharing your concerns and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future.

Warm Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

we were two familes (4 adults 4 Kids) spend a total of 4nights in tambua sands from new years eve. the resort had a decent new years eve party going when we got there, and we didnt waste time in joining the party!, stayed in two beachfront chalets, rooms have good views, but are quite basic, had to follow up a few times for single beds for the kids, everything & everyone is on island time, though the staff are friendly & trying to help. re transportation, because you are a bit far from town, either use travel desk to hire taxi or wait at the main road for taxi/bus, food & drinks pricing were higher than expected, food is satisfactory, breakfast is included but is very ordinary consisting of papaya,banana,cereal,two pieces of toast each which arrives just when you are about to leave the table!,enough facilities to keep you busy though, such as swimming pool, snorkelling, kayak etc. highly recommend is a day trip to nearby Kula eco park (for kids) and Outrigger resort (for adults & kids), dont forget to pack sunscreen,insect repellant,sun hat & pick up water & provisions from any store on the way from the airport, have a great holiday

Room Tip: if you are not fond of walking ask & follow up for chalets closer to the main building
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank BMNz
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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Bula BMNz,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Tambua Sands Resort and we also appreciate your time taken to review your recent stay with us.

I am delighted to read that overall you had a pleasant stay with us. We have noted your constructive comments as we continue to review and improve on the quality of our services for the comfort of all our future guests.

Our sincere apologies on areas that you have highlighted due to the high occupancy experienced during your stay.

Thank you for recommending us to other reviewers and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future.

Warm Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Lautoka Fiji
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We enjoyed our time at Tambua Sands. Had a very quiet and restful time which was what we needed. Beautiful singing of Carols woke us on Christmas Day and the added bonus of Father Christmas arriving on a horse was fun. Lovely grounds and swimming pool. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Garden rooms have more road noise, still had a view of the sea the beach front ones had uninterrupte...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ethelrich
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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Ethelrich,

Bula Vinaka from the team at Tambua Sands Resort. We would like to thank you for taking your time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable Christmas with us and we also appreciate your remarkable and positive feedback regarding the staff and our resort.

Thank you for recommending our resort to other reviewers and we look forward to welcome you again on your next Christmas holiday.

Tropical Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

I've stayed at Tambua Sands twice -- most recently in September -- and both times found it to be a perfect getaway from the crowds that make large resorts feel like cruise ships. If falling asleep on remarkably comfortable beds to the sounds of waves crashing on the reef and waking to a Coral Coast sunrise sounds good to you, then Tambua Sands is for you. The pool is kept immaculately clean, the staff are locals who love their jobs, and the rooms are plush and cozy. The restaurant remains underutilised, especially in the mornings, when sometimes it would be nice to be able to order more than complimentary toast, fruit and cereal. I agree with other reviewers -- the best way to enjoy Tambua Sands is to have a car, as it's a wonderful place to return to after exploring Viti Levu.

Room Tip: Bures along the beach are extraordinary.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joe W
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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Bula Joe W,

Sunny greetings from Tambua Sands Resort and thank you for taking your time to write such a wonderful review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and I would like to thank you for recommending us to other reviewers online.

I look forward to welcome you again at the resort soon.

Warm Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Lexington, Missouri
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

We stayed there 2 nights in october 2013. Very comfortable cabin. Pretty beach. Restaurant ok. No other food services near unless you have a car. Breakfast included. The price of accomodations were quite reasonable. For some reason cheaper through booking agent than when reserve direct. I would go back again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Bula Ken T,

Sunny greetings from Tambua Sands Resort. I am delighted to hear that you have spent an enjoyable holiday with us.

Thank you for recommending us to other reviewers and I look forward to your next holiday with us.

Warm Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Probably the worst place i ve stayed in the fiji!The beach is straight on the reef,so swimming is impossible,hotel located in the middle of nowhere,no facilities and bar menu consist in exotic cans more or less freshly open

  • Stayed November 2013
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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Bula JWMarvel,

Thank you for taking your time to write your review. Our sincere apologies that your experience did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide a quality service and guest stay experience for all our guests. Be rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address your concerns and prevent any future occurrences.
We appreciate you sharing your concerns and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future.

Warm Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Additional Information about Tambua Sands

Property: Tambua Sands
Address: Queen's Highway | Coral Coast, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast > Sigatoka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sigatoka
#5 Family Hotel in Sigatoka
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sigatoka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tambua Sands 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on 17 pristine acres on the breathtaking Coral Coast of Fiji, Tambua Sands Beach Resort is a South Pacific escape for the soul. Bathe in the warm South Pacific waters, relax on a white sand beach, and articlee in to our blue lagoon and fresh water pool. Discover a romantic vacation getaway, where you are free to relax, indulge, play, eat, celebrate and fall in love at our spectacular Fiji luxury resort ... more   less 
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