Well where do we start. Having researched places to stay, this island appeared to be "amazing". Their website talked the place up, reviews on TripAdvisor confirmed this, but we should have probably paid more attention to the negative comments.
Upon our return we read the "negative" feedback on here, and had to laugh as they were so true. The reply comments made by the owners were misleading and dismissive of peoples actual experience which is a shame as being ignorant to ones short comings won't improve the state of island and what it can offer for tourists.
Don't get me wrong, the island looks beautiful, both on the website and from the pictures we took. The fact is though that the island sits at the mouth of a dirty estuary a few hundred metres off shore in shallow mixed salty and fresh water. The beach is littered with moss and debre from recent floods. Swimming was not enjoyable as when you emerged from the lagoon, you looked like a swamp monster. It pays to wash your swimming attire straight away as the stench the following day is horrible. Snorkeling is impossible as visibility is at best non exsistent.
The resort is basic and mismashed.
There was little thought to the layout with bures scattered with service areas. Our room wasn't serviced once while we were there, but admittedly we declined it on the first day and didn't complain about it.
What we had booked and paid for was for a lodge, but were placed in a shack until we complained. Reading a previous review I think it was us that had them kicked out of the room - and for this I feel embarrassed... But if you paid more for 'luxury' you should expect that is what you would get.
The food was very average except when day visitors came and it improved slightly.
Overall for the price we paid it was okay.
Just don't expect crystal clear waters, a clean beach and amazing food.
In saying all of that the staff were awesome, very friendly, welcoming and genuinely appeared sad that we were leaving. They would be the only reason I would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Robinson Crusoe Island recreates that perfect tropical island rhythm, where you'll experience the beautiful Fijian customs, culture and cuisine. A secluded Fiji Beach Resort with very affordable Fiji Island Accommodation.Truly a paradise, complete with an incredible assortment of free activities for you to enjoy. Live the life with fantastic Fijian traditions like fire and knife dance shows, basket making, dancing under the stars, bonfires, and kava ceremonies - and take in even more of the incredible local culture via the freshest of island feasts. So much to do! You don't want to forget the majestic beauty of the ocean, so hit the water with free snorkelling and sea kayaking, take a jet ski tour or head for the exciting water park. You're on holiday so you need to get pampered! Treat yourself to the onsite Nautilus Spa. Get cultural and learn to make coconut jewellery or pick up island dancing or why not cast out a line for some amazing sports fishing. Fancy a few rounds of golf? Get your game up on the world class scenic Natadola Golf Course. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Robinson Crusoe Island Hotel Nadi