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Oarsman's Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Nacula Island, Fiji
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Oarsman's Bay Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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1 review
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 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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Worcester
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37 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

First point to make - don't come here if you want five star, international hotel style accommodation. Come here if you want a traditional Fijian experience. The beach was the best beach we saw in Fiji. It was perfect. The food was okay... But to be honest nowhere in Fiji, apart from our last three nights in a five star,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I just stayed at Oarsman for 3 days with a group of friends and whilst not as 'flashy' and touristy as Blue Lagoon next door, the resort has lots of character and friendly staff. Yes the rooms and shared bathrooms for the dorms could do with a freshen up, but the quieter location and more rustic feel is what I... More

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Port Augusta
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Oarsman's Bay is located on a beautiful beach with a reef (for fantastic snorkelling) right out the front. Another thing I learned later (from expat Aussies) is that the bay is one of the few in the Yassawas where you can swim all day, other bays get too shallow to enjoy for large parts of the day. Yes the accommodation... More

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Manly, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We recently stayed at Oarsmans Bay Lodge for 10 days, and would like to say that we had a truly WONDERFUL time there. Absolute paradise, with a beautiful sandy beach and colourful reef right at its doorstep for all day swimming/snorkelling, great walking trails all over the island, warm and welcoming staff, and a great range of activities. There are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Despite being located in an amazing place on a fantastic beach with sublime water and snorkelling I would not recommend Oarsman's Bay Lodge. The rooms are in desperate need of repair and are way below any kind of decent standard. The food was also terrible and often meat was not cooked properly posing a real health threat. There are also... More

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Additional Information about Oarsman's Bay Lodge

Also Known As:
Oarsman`s Bay Hotel Nacula Island
Oarsman`s Bay Hotel
Oarsmans Bay Hotel
Oarsmans Bay Resort
Oarsman's Bay Lodge Fiji/Nacula Island
Address: Nacula Island, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Yasawa Islands > Nacula Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Nacula Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Oarsman's Bay Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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