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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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chertsey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for one night as we were unable to book another night at the Blue Lagoon next door. While the Blue Lagoon is clearly a slicker operation, we actually enjoyed our time more at Oarsmen's because of the family friendly atmosphere (the far cheaper room/food rates also helped!). The beach is stunning - actually better... More 

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Marxzell, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I stayed there in June 2014 for 6 nights and I can recommend it to all those travelers who don't look for fancy bungalows, 5 star restaurants and very professional management but for the real Fiji with the most friendly and lovely staff, travelers who can be happy and content even if not everything works for 100 %. Me, I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Oarsman's bay lodge is situated on the beautiful and picturesque beach on Nacula Island. The water is spectacularly crystal clear and turquoise and seems to be one of the best beaches in the Yasawas. Nacula island itself is also amazing and is not too small that you would get bored on it in a few days. There is a nice... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Three words.... Go to Oarsmans! We stayed for a week for our honeymoon in August 2014 in Beachfront Bure 2 and loved it. During the week we did quite a bit of exploring of the surrounding resorts and beaches and we are positive Oarsmans is one of the best value for money budget accommodation out in that area. Please note... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's a magical location, and we really wanted to like the hotel but unfortunately we couldn't. The family bure that we had booked was well below the standard for a FJ$400 room. No hot water, ratehr shabby and rather a lot of local wildlife to share the room with. To be fair they responded to our complaint about the lack... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 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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Queensland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 review
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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Additional Information about Oarsman's Bay Lodge

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*
Number of rooms: 8
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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