Amunuca Island Resort
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Arrinvg at the resort for our 6 day stint. The boat ride over was awesome and involved three different boats
... rings- brilliant! When we arrive in downtown Nadi (for the princely sum of $1-50 FJ) it's hot and dirty and my first impression is it's basically old and rundown. We are right outside the produce markets and go in to have a look. The sheds are huge and there are heaps of sellers but literally half the area is given over to kava sellers. The guy we spoke to on the bus had told us he always buys kava to take back to Australia for a Fijian mate there; a kilo of ...
... the friendliness of the Fijians, but I can't explain how welcome they make you feel and how genuinely nice they all are. They ask your name, but more importantly, they remember it and use it every time they talk with you. The Fijians who worked our boat were the Kings of multi-tasking! They all piloted the boat, served drinks and food, talked with all the guests and in between, they sit down and sing and play guitar and ukelele. They constantly check with everyone ...
think I published yesterday's activities under today's date or otherwise don't know what day it is! Bit overcast today but v warm and kids went kayaking this afternoon. Alice and I went all Butlins and played bingo at happy hour. All got a bit fraught with $ 65 Fijian dollars at stake and only one number away from a full house but pipped to the post with one number ...
... against a pair of fijians until our ferry arrived at 3 o'clock to take us back to the mainland. When we arrived back to the mainland we checked into Blue water lodge for two nights and spent the majority of the two nights playing cards with some girls we met in New Zealand who were off to America. We taught them how to play Yaniv and they were soon also addicted! On the morning of the 31st May we left the hotel and soon later left Fiji having had the most relaxing part of our trip to date ...
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I wanted to write this review because we found the information so valueable when planning our trip.
We were married at Amunuca on April 7. We stayed for 6 fabulous nights and fell in love with Fiji! This was our first trip and we cant wait to return to Amunuca!
We are just back (April 2-8) although we checked out early and got a chopper out of there after 4 days!
This was our first trip to Fiji and we booked a stay at the Amunuca Resort from their website. It was terrible getting them to respond to emails regarding initial concerns such as dietary needs, activities, etc. We were shuttled on a boat from Denaurau to the resort and then transferred to a smaller boat outside of the reef. The smaller boat took us to shore. We stayed in an island bure, which was actually a 4-plex with our door facing inward from the ocean. Our bure had 2 beds in it. Our friends stayed in the Loma suites, which were nicer, but still had issues such as water drainage from the shower, a wobbly tub, security flashlights at night, etc. I will only comment on our accommodations. Neither of the two air conditioners worked the entire week and it was very hot early in the week. Actually, sweltering hot. We were finally given a stand alone fan on our third evening after begging daily. We placed it between the two sleeping areas, but it was still miserable sleeping due to the heat. Two nights later, some guests were so disgusted with Amunuca, they checked out and went to another resort as soon as something was available there. They were kind enough to give us their fan for our bedroom, which had no windows. Finally, each bed had a fan. Linens are not changed out daily. I had some makeup on my towel to mark it. We used that towel for 4 days straight and had to keep requesting new towels. Sometimes, they would take towels and not replace any. The menu never changed. One person in our group does not eat seafood. Their choice of meal is a single chicken dish, a beef dish, pork belly (whatever that is) and duck something. He had to eat expensive pizza quite a bit. We ordered a hamburger one day and it was inedible. The meat was mystery meat and it had chopped up carrots, raisins, onions, and other stuff that looked like other meat in it. The meat wouldn't stay together so it was severely undercooked. Other days, the hamburger looked familar but we were too scared to try to order it again. We would always say "you can order anything you want, and you will get something". I agree with other comments that dinner took over 2 hours and you may or may not get your order as requested. During our stay, they just learned about restaraunt ordering (how to take orders from table numbers and seat numbers). The spa treatments and the Reef Safari are both excellent! Pool towels are not always available. Amunuca sends their laundry to be serviced on another island so you get whatever is available. For being a new place, I was surprised at the many issues such as the large number of tiles missing from the pool. Our toilet broke, which was surprising for a 2-month old resort. We fixed it ourselves, since the response wouldn't be anytime soon. They restructured the bridge over the pool while we were there. Also, they have a set time for movies but no one knows what movie is being shown. When we stopped in to see, there were teens playing their own DVDs in the theatre. Some days, we had to request that our room be made up.
In short I would say conceived, designed, and managed by people that should know better.
I will try to be extensive in my review as I really wanted to read reviews before going. This is my experience in mid March 2007, through MY expectations It is indeed subjective. I have traveled some and I guess tend to compare facilities to others I have been to in past. That said, it seemed like other guests with spoke with shared most of our views.
I have just returned from an 8 night stay at Amunuca Island Resort. I went to the resort for my 21st birthday with 7 of my family members/friends.
My husband and I have just returned from Amunuca Island Resort and I must say it was a tearfull departure.From the time we approached the Island with the band singing and the staff waiting to greet us to the time we left, our stay there was amazing.The management and staff on the Island are very freindly and truely professional.We stayed in one of the loloma suites, absolute beachfront and very private. The rooms are very spacious and the spa bath a must. Julie and the girls over at the spa and massage burea are a must do, and so cheap,I think I was there best customer.The food on the Island was some of the best that I have had at any resteraunt here in oz or abroard and the pizzas, you have to try the pizzas. The kids facilitys, pools and playground have had a great deal of thought put in to them and the main infinity pool and swim up bar where my husband spent a fair bit of time are truely amazing.There are all types of water activities and the snorkling is excelent.The aircon was not working while we were there but we did'nt care we just did a lot of moonlight swimming it was great.Overall, our short stay was fantastic and would recomend it to anyone.We are returning to Amunuca in 5 weeks with our 3 children for a 2 week stay and the time can,t go quick enough till we return I can't wait. Highly reccomended for all ages.