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Takalana Bay Retreat

35 km northwest of Korovou, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Takalana Bay Retreat
Ranked #2 of 37 Viti Levu B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sky looked like it might meet the water and our much anticipated trip out to Moon Reef was briefly threatened. This is the only place in the world where Dolphins are known to meet and spend the day resting, playing and socializing and preparing for the next nights hunting. We rose early to drive to Takalana retreat from Voli... More

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Nadi, Fiji
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed at Takalana Lodge as part of a 4 wheel drive adventure around Viti Levu. We have lived in Fiji for over 14 years and can honestly rate Takalana's location as one of stunning beauty. Visitors are totally off the beaten track here so a sense of adventure is a must. It's wild remoteness is part of the attraction.... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

What a wonderful stay. The view, the food, the activities. Come here to enjoy the adventure and relaxation. The perfect escape to enjoy if you want to get away for a couple of days or are simply passing by.

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Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The property was beautiful however, when we arrived, we were shown to our room which was the larger of the two located opposite the communal dinning area. We stood there stunned as the complete lack of "any" privacy dawned upon us. The dining area directly looks into the rooms and bed from a distance of about 5 metres. There are... More

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Suva, Fiji
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I live in Fiji so I'm not expecting a 4 star resort from an ecolodge, but this place was disappointing compared to the rave reviews it got here. Sure, it's economical since meals are included, but the drawbacks include: 1) the beach not easily accessible- it's a 5 minute walk down (and then back up when you return to your... More

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Westlake Village, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is an amazing place! The people are so friendly and the accommodations are incredible. It was the best family trip we have ever had. The food was delicious and the Fijian people went out of their way to make sure we were taken well care of. The dolphins are right outside the door and the waterfalls are also easily... More

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South Jersey, USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I was in Fiji on business (non-profit cooperation), and after a busy week meeting with many people and groups, our small group of six ended our stay with a weekend at Takalana Bay. As so many reviewers noted, you will not find friendlier, more gracious hosts anywhere. The food was wonderful, the boat trip for dolphin-watching and snorkeling was terrific... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Our family aren't 5-star resort types. We look for places where there's either no-one else... or hardly anyone else. Takalana is tiny (2 bures right now, another 2 open soon), family oriented, lovely people, lovely food. For my kids (10, 12, 17) the highlight was the boat-trip out to the dolphins - for me it was a 40 minute walk... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Getting to Takalana was an adventure in itself. Takalana is in a remote part of Viti Levu and the last 15 or so kilometers is on a gravel road (I am glad we hired a 4x4) It took us 2hrs and 10mins from the Novotel Suva but we did not rush and stopped along the way. Nestled into the side... More

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Vienna, Austria
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The two days we had at Takalana Bay Retreat were supposed to have been the highlight of our two weeks in the Pacific. This was the one place I had insisted we go. What could be better than to see the dolphins and stay at a relaxed place with such raving reviews. We arrived early evening on the last day... More

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Also Known As:
Takalana Bay Retreat Hotel Viti Levu
Takalana Bay Retreat Hotel
Takalana Bay Retreat Fiji/Viti Levu
Address: 35 km northwest of Korovou, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu
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Ranked #2 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Viti Levu

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