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Daku Resort
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Savusavu
Certificate of Excellence
Succasunna, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great Stay With Friendly People”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Had a fantastic time here. Very relaxing environment with two really nice owners and a friendly staff. It was great to take a quick swim in the pool when it got really hot. Additionally, the meals that they served for lunch and dinner were delicious (definitely better than any that I had in town). Highly recommend staying here if you get the chance!

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Enjoyed our stay at Daku resort...the Fijian staff was wonderful! so warm and welcoming and helpful, sharing their knowledge of language, flora, fauna, history and local venues. Good transportation or walk to town ($4 fiji taxi). Resort in need of repairs, eventually some done at our request for safety issues. Owner does not seem to take much pride in his resort, but staff work hard to keep it clean and presentable, always dropping fresh flowers in our rooms. Fiji time means you will need patience if you live at a fast pace, Do not expect culture to change at your demand, and you will learn to enjoy the slower pace. Concerns about the way the owners treat their staff, dismiss clients concerns, and behaviour style is aloof which could be taken as disinterested. This aloof attitude shows in the landscaping on the property, not much maintenance. Highly recommend the resort, and the Fijian people. Would recommend booking during times when the owners are not on site floating in the pool, dining with guests, and taking food from a customer's plate on the server's delivery to the table.

Room Tip: spray doorways before retiring each night
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

JJ and the rest of the staff were so welcoming and hospitable. A truly relaxing place to stay. There is a communal feel around the resort which makes meeting other guests really easy. Alternatively if you wish to be left to yourself it is an easy place to chill.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

We had such a good time at Daku. It is a place where you can relax and also enjoy the company of the other guests. The staff is very friendly as well as the owner of the place who always makes sure you are enjoying your time and will find you all the information that you need. The bures are confortable and very charming. I recommend it to everyone!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

I recently spent 5 days at Daku Resort, and after 3 weeks of travelling what a blessing it was to be able to relax in such beautiful surroundings. The villas were comfortable, clean and every convenience was considered. The staff were very friendly and informative and I highly recommend the in house dinners. Yoga in the specially crafted yoga platform overlooking the spectacular views of SavuSavu was a highlight. I entirely enjoyed my stay at Daku Daku.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Gosford, Australia
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Diving at JMC and staying at Daku left us spending very little time at the resort, which was perfectly fine as we weren't looking for luxury or opulence offered by more expensive resorts. Daku was comfortable, clean and the staff very obliging. Transfers to JMC and/or Savusavu were readily organised by the forever helpful Kenny, George, Carlo, Raj and last but not least JJ. The familiar atmosphere during meals meant a set menu at a large table with all the other resort guests. If this is not your go, a taxi fare into Savusavu is only FJ$ 4 and there are various dining options in town. This was our first time in Fiji and we loved it. Remember to switch to Fiji time and forget - if you can - to wear a watch ;)
Diving was fabulous, coral and fish life very healthy and abundant - the JMC dive staff knowledgeable and as helpful as all other people we met.
We will certainly consider Daku again as it suited our needs perfectly.

Room Tip: We stayed in Bure 3, overlooking a beautifully tended garden and seaview beyond. A double bed and a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington State
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

This trip was arranged through Road Scholar formerly Elder Hostel. We enjoyed the friendly staff and family atmosphere. All residents can get to know each other and eat together if they wish. There is some one always available to ask questions of or to help you. A couple chairs in our room would be nice so you didn't have to only sit on the bed or outside on the veranda. Got a few mosquito bites outside but not in the room so the little repellent machine must have worked. If insects and geckos bother you then Fiji is not for you. Our room had a fan and air conditioner. If the fan was able to be turned up higher, I don't think we would have had to use the air conditioner at all. More towels available at the pool would be nice.
We only stayed a day and a half because I broke my wrist (slipped on algae on concrete boat ramp, me not being careful enough!). JJ was a real help in this emergency. He helped make arrangements to get my husband and I on the plane home as quickly as possible. We hope to try this snorkeling adventure again here next year .

Room Tip: Not there long enough to walk the whole property.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Daku Resort

Property: Daku Resort
Address: PO Box 18 | 5 Lesiaceva Rd, Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Vanua Levu > Savusavu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Savusavu
#2 Family Hotel in Savusavu
#3 Romantic Hotel in Savusavu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Daku Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Daku Resort is Vintage Fiji at Vintage Prices. All the pleasures of a bure in a traditional bayside resort without the prices of five star resort life. Accommodation - ranging from villas with their own pools to simple bures around the main resort pool. Food - ranging from gourmet dinners taken at the resort's communal table, through traditional Fijian dishes to a plate of fries for the kids when needed. Drinks - ranging from the exotic "Dakuree" cocktail through a competitively priced wine list to a bowl of Kava with the friendliest staff you'll ever meet. Activities - ranging from diving,snorkeling, kayaking and trekking to Yoga, and writing, painting and singing courses. Daku is no ordinary Fijian resort. It's for those who want something different. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Daku Hotel Savusavu
Daku Resort Savusavu
Daku Resort Fiji/Savusavu

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