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Oarsman's Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Nacula Island, Fiji
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Oarsman's Bay Lodge
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Nacula Island
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to all at Oarsman Bay Lodge. We all had the best time with the best people. See you next year I hope. We had three families with children. Adults and children had the best time and wished we could have stayed longer. The place was very clean, the food was great basic food - great for kids, the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed 3 nights at the start of July and were both extremely happy with everything! The food was absolutely amazing (actually some of the best food we've ever eaten!), the snorkeling was fantastic right in front of the resort and the staff were so welcoming, they made us truly feel like we were home. They were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I booked here for 5 ns and kept extending - eventually staying 15nights. Yes it is Fijian owned so the money doesn't go overseas like the neighbouring resort . All the staff made a big effort to know everyone's names and were most helpful to everyone. The dorm is under renovation so we were in the beach front bures which... More

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Suva, Fiji
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Unfortunately, Oarsman's bay exists to rip tourists off. If you're coming to Fiji to experience all that our the beautiful Nacula island has to offer, please do not stay with Oarsman's Bay. What you will get if you stay at Oarsman's is extremely basic--which would be fine if that's what the hotel advertised and was what was agreed upon for... More

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Viti Levu, Fiji
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

As someone who lives in Fiji and has traveled to 20+ locations here (from villages to 5 star resorts), this was by far the worst experience I've ever had. The financier of Oarsman's Bay Lodge passed away recently and the place has been left in disrepair and with lack of management. The staff is trying their best, but their service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

For the traveller that doesn't require the luxury of a resort. You come here to step a mere 4 metres into the most amazing water, onto a beach with beautiful golden sands, hammocks lining the trees, dogs wandering by your feet. Grab a cheeky beer from the bar and soak up the beauty. The food was just wonderful, each meal... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

the best people for me in fiji, super friendly. we stay in the bure in from to the beach. bath need a bit of love, food is good the first night we have "Lovo" fiji food cooked underground but I would like to eat more fish and no NZ lamb, you r in a perfect beach clear nice for snorkeler,... More

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Miami, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is not a five star place, but I would not have asked for a different experience. I stayed in the dorm which has about 10-15 beds in it but burres are also an option with space for 2 people. My favorite part of staying here was the friendly staff. The woman who manages the place is incredibly hospitable and... More

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37 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We originally wanted to stay at Blue Lagoon next door, but as there was no availability was offered Oarsmans instead. (It seemed this was also why everyone else was there too!) The beach and water is amazing! Clear blue waters and a great place to spend some time. The accommodation however definitely could do with a freshen up. The bures... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you are looking to experience the real Fijian hospitality and Culture, then Oarsman's Bay Lodge will provide that once in a lifetime experience. A beautiful place that is untouched by Skyscrapers and the tourist upheaval. The beach at your door step with nature's cure everywhere you go: Sun, Moonlight, sounds of the waves, birds and people enjoying the Fijian... More

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Address: Nacula Island, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Yasawa Islands > Nacula Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Oarsman's Bay Lodge 3*
Also Known As:
Oarsman`s Bay Hotel Nacula Island
Oarsmans Bay Hotel
Oarsmans Bay Resort
Oarsman's Bay Lodge Fiji/Nacula Island

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Situated beside one of the worlds best all-tide swimming beaches is Oarsman's Bay Lodge in the remote Yasawa Islands in Fiji.​Stay in simple, traditionally built bure accommodations. We offer deluxe or family style bures for groups, dormitory style for backpacking and budget conscious guests. Adventurous travellers can pitch tents and camp out on our grounds, or be swept away for a night or two on your own private island. ​Oarsman's Bay Lodge will exceed your expectations of what a Fijian holiday can be!​ ... more   less 
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