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“Very relaxed”
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Daku Resort
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Savusavu
Certificate of Excellence
Venice, Italy
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“Very relaxed”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We just returned from a week long family holiday at Daku. Its a very relaxed resort. Owned by the colourful warm hearted JJ and the lovely Delia, the staff are friendly and welcoming. We had a great room, with large deck, plunge pool and a fantastic view. While lacking some "finishing touches", the room was fine. We loved the long table dining, and were very appreciative of the traditional lovo meal put on one night for us. We did our Padi dive course nearby which was really enjoyable too as well as spending time in town and watching a local rugby game.

Daku is what it says it is. It isn't five star by any means, and its best not to be too particular about things. Go with the flow, adopt Fiji time and enjoy the experience.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Enjoyed our 4 nights at Daku in June. The room was spacious with a fridge and kettle. The bathroom are enormous with a good size shower and hot water. The deck has table and chairs and the added bonus of a clothesline and pegs, We spent many pleasant hours sitting on the deck looking at the view.
Daku is about a 20 min walk into town. Can recommend Surf and Turf & Captains Cafe for dinner. Hot Springs hotel is worth a visit for a drink as the hotel has an excellent view from the deck.
For taxi tours ask for Jack to be the driver as his local knowledge is excellent.
Staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Sigh... We stayed for a week in June and no one wanted to go home.
Daku is such a casual, friendly resort. The staff are wonderful, smiling and friendly and always there if you need them. At meals, everyone eats at one long table, giving you the opportunity to meet your fellow guests and chat long into the night. The hosts, JJ and Delia, know everything there is to know about Savusavu and can arrange snorkeling adventures, beach picnics, sunrise yoga sessions and village visits at the drop of a hat. After one day you really do feel like you're part of the Daku family and 'home away from home' isn't a cliche anymore.

Daku certainly isn't one of those glittering resorts that you find around Nadi, but it has an honesty to it that makes it far more welcoming. You will certainly be spoiled at Daku (and if you can't find relaxation poolside at Daku you're not going to find it anywhere) and the charm of Savusavu (and it's distance from the tourist track) makes for the most genuine Fiji holiday experience around.

Meals were delicious, the weather was perfect, there was snorkeling in the water at the end of the resort drive, the rooms were cleaned each morning with fresh flowers everyday, the view was beautiful, the yoga platform was amazing. Spend some time up there. It reboots your soul.

Best. Holiday. Ever.

Room Tip: The Bayview villas have their own plunge pools!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I had the most wonderful time attending a week long painting work shop with 10 wonderful ladies from Australia and New Zealand and excellent teacher Elena Parashko. Also with the amazing site seeing and excursions planed.
The Management and staff were outstanding and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I have just returned from a wonderful week long yoga course (with the amazing Deidre-Lee Allen) at Daku Resort and I have had the most amazing time! Daku Resort is a little piece of paradise with a big heart. The welcoming and wonderful staff at Daku are truly amazing, the food absolutely delicious and the island cocktails delightful. I have so many highlights there are too many to mention them all individually but don’t miss the amazing massages on offer at Daku, the local Savusavu markets and the stunning snorkelling. At the end of my stay I truly didn't want to leave...this is a very special place indeed! Thank you to JJ, Delia and all the wonderful Daku staff/family for making my stay so special and memorable.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Plimmerton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

I have just returned to New Zealand from a week long yoga holiday at Daku in Fiji. The resort was stunning, the service amazing, food beautiful, and the planned excursions gave us the experience of real Fiji. My son and I felt like part of the Fijian family who looked after us. Our morning and evening yoga practices felt amazing, all the aches and pains disappeared moving in the perfect temperature in Fiji, the sunset sessions simply stunning and restful. The massages were a real highlight for us all. Carlo you have healing hands and you are so professional. Thank you for pampering us with your coconut scrubs, hot stones and of course your hands! I have brought back coconut oil and the essence of Fiji to NZ and am determined to carry on the attitude of being in the moment into the NZ way of life - I will be back next year in June!!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Staying at Daku Resort is an exceptional experience. The management and close knit staff welcome all guests as part of their family. Daku has the atmosphere of a home away from home and so much more enriching for the spirit than staying at the large impersonal resorts which are prolific on the main island. Highly recommended for those who want to experience the heart and soul of traditional Fiji.

Room Tip: Most rooms have views of Savusavu Bay.
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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:
#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
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