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Lomani Island Resort
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Brisbane, Australia
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533 reviews
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“Relaxing Break”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We chose Lomani based on it’s good reviews and that it is an adults only resort.
We flew direct from Brisbane with Virgin, the flights were fine and included food and drinks.
We had previously contacted Lomani and arranged a transfer on the Malolo Cat, so upon arrived at Nadi airport we found the Muscat Cove/Malolo Cat booking office. As we had some time to spare, we left our bags at the office and had our first Fiji beer in the café on the concourse. The bus transfer from the airport to Port Denarau didn’t take too long. Once at the port there was enough time between being dropped off and getting on the Malolo Cat to get some water from the supermarket.
On the Malolo Cat we got a great view of sunset and didn’t take too long to reach The Plantation Island Resort jetty where a representative from Lomani was waiting to transfer us, it only took a few minutes via golf buggy to get us to our welcome drinks and refreshing towels awaiting us at Lomani.
Our Beachfront Bure was just as nice as it looks in the photos, it was dark outside when we arrived so we had to wait to see the view.
The Bure was clean, tidy and spacious. A decent size bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. Both the showers had excellent water pressure and heat, it was especially nice using the outdoor shower.
The bed was a good size, comfy and clean, the pillows were a little lumpy but OK. Nice touches I liked were the bottle of insect repellent and the daily supply of bottled water, both very helpful. In hindsight we probably didn’t need all the extra water from the supermarket in Denarau.
Once daylight arrived the next day we inspected our view, it was great! A great view on to our deck, lawn, loungers and then the beach and sea!
The warm sea was so clear and as it was gently shelved, you could walk out a fair distance. There were plenty of places to snorkel nearby and daily trips out to snorkel as well. I enjoyed using the kayaks and stand up paddle boards when the tide allowed. The snorkelling equipment was in good condition.
I was a little apprehensive about the food as it had mixed reviews. Breakfast was good, usually enough to last us until an evening meal. The food for evening meals was always good, generally not excellent nor bad. That said it did seem to improve over the week we were there. The highlights for me was the tuna and many of the desserts. Dinner by the beachside was nice too.
We both had massages while we were there, both were good and it was nice to have them while hearing the ocean lapping away in front of us.
The pool area was nice, enough loungers and some cabanas, though we didn’t really use them as we had our own loungers outside our Bure. Personally I would have expected the loungers by the pool and ours at the Bure to have had cushions to lay on. To complement the service though, we did ask for some for ours at the Bure and they did provide some for us which was excellent. Beach towels were available at reception too.
We had a couple of drinks at Plantation Resort which is easily reached along the beach, there is a small supermarket down there and some tour operators at the jetty offering boat trips, parasailing etc.

Around half way through our stay we were thinking Lomani was maybe a four or four and a half, but by the end of the week the friendly staff really made this review into a five. The staff were always friendly and helpful and although there was occasions of ‘Fiji time’ we couldn’t really fault the service.
We would both be happy to return to Lomani for another holiday.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the beach front Bure for 5 nights and a deluxe suite for 4 nights and for us the beach front was definitely worth the extra money. This place was perfect for sitting on the beautiful sand enjoying the peace of an adults only resort. Most days they have complimentary 2hr trips snorkelling to the reef which is amazing. The boat driver is very knowledgeable of the area. Perfect blue water! I went out 5 times and it was amazing. We went in early July, and out of 9 days only one was windy. The rest were just perfect. Food can get a little repetitive but it's very nice and there are other options 10mins walk away. Just remember to use the complimentary mozzie spray.
We loved all the staff members, they were absolutely amazing. So friendly and warm.
I'll be back!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We stayed for a week in July 2012 which was not long enough.Our beachfront bure was imaculate a newd very well appointed. Each had an individual well tended garden which was so tropical. The food was great , so great I stacked on a few kgs lol, staff great, location great. Lots of activities to do or not. Very sad to leave. Id recommend at least 10 days as you lose 2 days travelling.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Cabarita Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

My husband and I have just spent a relaxing week at this resort.
Just about everything has already been written before but we also loved our stay. The staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. They were always about but not in an overbearing way.
We stayed in Deluxe Suite, and although we didn't go inside the other room types, we needed nothing more than was provided in these rooms. The suites are huge, airconditioned, a tv with movies and a bar fridge to keep the wine cold! Great sunsets, rooms serviced daily and only steps to the beach. Not sure it would be worth the extra cost of the other rooms. After all, how much time do you spend in the room anyway?
We loved the breakfasts and ate dinner 5 of the 7 nights at the restaurant. All of the meals were thoroughly enjoyable. Only the Lovo Dinner was not totally up to scratch and thought it was a little over priced for the food served. In saying that, we had a great night trying Kava, meeting other guests and watching the traditional Polynesian dancers.
Activities are provided free of charge if you wish to join in. We went snorkelling out on the reef which was amazing and then had lunch and a cocktail at the Cloud9 Bar. A great day.
We kayaked, paddle boarded, rode the bikes around, lounged at the pool and swam in the clear blue sea.
Overall a lovely stay and ending with the beautiful farewell song by the staff.
Will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Only one of the beach bures was right on the beach. The others are set back a bit. Deluxe suites are...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Forest, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

My wife and I stayed at Lomani Island Resort for 3 nights at the start of our honeymoon in Fiji. The resort is very beautiful with amazing sunsets. We stayed in the deluxe suite and it was nice and very spacious, but the beachfront bures definitely looked like a step up! We also woke up early during our stay and would walk over to the beach at Plantation Island Resort for wonderful sunrise photo opportunities.

The food at the resort was not as good as we were expecting considering the reviews we had read and the comments we heard from others staying at the resort. For us, it was okay to good, but not great.

The resort offers included snorkeling trips and I enjoyed them quite a bit. There is also a village visit that is offered but do be aware that if you visit the village you will have to take part in the kava ceremony upon arrival there. So if you aren't feeling 100% on the day of the village visit, you may want to skip if you are unsure about drinking the kava. There is good snorkeling off the beach between Lomani and Plantation and this was a bit of a surprise.

Lomani Island Resort was a good choice for us to begin our honeymoon, as it was a very beautiful and relaxing resort. The goodbye song was one of the most beautiful and sad songs we have ever heard, and even though we were only there for 3 nights, we left with tears in our eyes after hearing such beautiful music.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We have just had a 7 night stay on Lomani and highly recommend it for a luxurious relaxing break. Lovely rooms, well appointed and spacious, we had a beachfront villa which looked out over the sparkling clear blue sea. The pool is great and the cabanas very relaxing to while away an afternoon. The food was very good, lots of fresh fish, and the staff friendly and reasonably efficient by Fiji standards. The dolphin safari and snorkelling trips were fantastic and excellent value as they are included in the tariff. Highly recommended, we would definitely return. Great place for a honeymoon (1st or 2nd!).

Room Tip: Beachfront villas worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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sydney
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I had a lovely week at Lomani and totally enjoyed it, lovely location with nothing but the coconut plantation behind and the ocean in front of the beachside bungalows. These rooms are great and as mentioned by others are HUGE with monstrous "super king" beds and an outdoor shower.

The food was excellent, loads of it and the service great, had a night sitting on the beach for dinner which was something special and went snorkeling at different locations most days, found the dolphins 2 out of 3 times we went looking.

Being an 16 and over resort has it's benefit's when you are looking for a break from the kids or some 'alone time'.

Would go back again

Room Tip: any beachfront room is good, we had the VERY VERY end one (#27) which was great
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lomani Island Resort
Address: Fiji
Region: Fiji > Mamanuca Islands > Malolo Lailai Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Malolo Lailai Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lomani Island Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lomani is an adults only boutique resort in the Mamanuca group of islands. "Lomani" is the Fijian word for love, and you will be sure to fall in love with this idyllic paradise. The resort has just 24 rooms that front a pristine white sand beach and sheltered lagoon. Relax with a massage by the pool, or get active with a range of complimentary watersports activities. Ideal for honeymoons or those seeking a peaceful escape. All Rates Include The Following : -Full American Breakfast -Wash, dry and fold laundry service . -All Guests are greeted with a shell lei and fresh green coconut upon arrival -Free WIFI for all in-house guests at Lomani,Available on 2 devices per room -Complimentary facilities: Kayaks, glass-bottomed kayaks, stand up paddle boards, windsurfers, bicycles, snorkelling equipment, gym, chill out lounge with big screen TV, pool table & showers, 35 metre freshwater swimming pool. -Complimentary tours and activities: Outer reef snorkelling trip (daily), Dolphin Safari tour* (once a week), Guided Village Tour* (once a week), Guided Island Tour, handline fishing trip*, coconut husking demonstration, kava ceremony, sulu-tying lesson, basket weaving lesson, Manager’s Cocktail Party (Wednesday) *Note : These activities are operated according to tides and are therefore not run at the same time or day every week. ... more   less 
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