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“Daku Resort Review”
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Daku Resort
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Savusavu
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Daku Resort Review”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Daku resort is such a beautiful location. I had a bloody good massage, one of the best ever, so totally get one if you go there, the masseuse was called Carlo (not sure about the spelling). I thought that all of the employees were helpful and easy to like. The food was amazing every meal. Daku is a winner!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

The week I spent at Daku on a yoga retreat has been one of the highlights of my 6 months living and travelling around Fiji. It's a wonderful, highly personalised resort where the staff and owners make you feel part of their family from the minute you arrive!!

Delia and JJ are the most fantastic and welcoming hosts and dinners with them and the other resort guests were a real highlight of each day. The staff of Daku - Kenny, Mereoni, Aubrey, George and Kalo were all absolutely amazing and go out of their way to make your stay a special one.

The food is absolutely delicious and we never had the same thing twice during the whole week. The setting of Daku is breathtakingly beautiful and the yoga shala where we practiced each day looks out on a postcard perfect view of the mountains and ocean - just gorgeous!!

I can't wait to visit again and can't recommend this beautiful resort highly enough!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Australia
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Pure heaven. This oasis introduced me to a totally different, far more beautiful Fiji than the one I had encountered on my previous trip to the Coral Coast. The best analogy I can give is this: the Coral Coast offers you Fiji's Big Mac, Daku Resort on the other hand is Fiji's coconut - it fits.
I stayed for seven nights, six of them for a yoga retreat led by the inspirational Jen Niles. I met beautiful people on the course, and more beautiful people every day at the resort. Delia and JJ are charismatic and charming hosts, with stories that will have you in fits of laughter. The fantastic meals are served on a long communal table, allowing the chance to meet and mingle with other guests from all over the globe. Quite magical.
The yoga platform is a breathtaking place to practice. And nothing compares to the soothing cool of the sea breeze during three hours of daily yoga.
The staff were amazing. Kenny whipped us up killer cocktails. Mareoni had us spellbound with stories about Tapa. The whole family sang in such beautiful harmony of an evening that our hearts soared. Kalo's hands massaged me into such a state of bliss that I have categorically marked it as the best massage I've received - ever. George was our kind, patient and fearless brother. All of the staff treated us like family, and I hope to have the privilege of seeing them again.
Do yourself a favour - stay here.

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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

After 2 long weeks of working in a remote village, the welcoming Daku Resort was the perfect way to re-enter everyday life, while still basking in the relaxation and Fiji spirit! The hosts are delightful-hospitable and open hearts, making every person feel welcome, no who they are, color of their skin, or their nationality! The food is wonderful, with a delightful blend of Fijian fruits, Indian spices, Brit-style dishes and international flair. I had the pleasure of staying in one of the ocean-view bures, and it was cleaned and polished, the bed was comfortable, the AC was pleasant and the shower was the size of a house!:) Drinks at poolside were the perfect remedy, and we took advantage of a nearby botanical garden tour-arranged by the innkeepers. The massage, given on the yoga deck, up a beautiful hill, with the sound of waves crashing in the distance, was pure ecstasy. Thank you, Jay-Jay, Delia and staff, for a marvelous, relaxing weekend. Your smiles, open hearts and arms, leave me wanting to return to Fiji and Daku.

Room Tip: Any room is great, but, the ocean-front cabins are delicious!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Bright, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Had an amazing time at this resort. Staff were friendly and helpful. Great location. Super interesting activities around the area and ran by the hotel and there stuff. I'd definitely recommend snorkeling at split rock, checking out the some of the local waterfalls and sitting in on some of the cultural minded activities the staff run.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

Fiji is a place full of lovely people. The staff at Daku are very helpful and accommodating. The resort has excellent swimming and snorkelling out the front with a pontoon to relax on. Perfect for a holiday based around eat swim repeat. Lovely place to stay

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Stayed for a week in the pool house. Excellent for our group, with separate rooms and bathrooms for 4 couples. The staff made us feel very welcome, with relaxed and generous service. Friendly and accommodating owners.

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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:
#2 Family Hotel in Savusavu
#2 On the Beach 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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Daku Hotel Savusavu
Daku Resort Savusavu
Daku Resort Fiji/Savusavu

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