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Takalana Bay Retreat

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35 km northwest of Korovou, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Takalana Bay Retreat
Ranked #3 of 38 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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Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Takalana Bay Retreat is a well kept secret in the island of Viti Levu. Jay and his family welcome guests as if they were family so you can feel right at home. The property is family owned and run by the local community so you get to experience the real fijian rural life, learn about the culture, interact with... More

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Suva, Fiji
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

After a 1 & 1/2 hour drive from Suva to get to Takalana we were pleasantly surprised by the scenery. We were a group of 10 people so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We went dolphin watching which was great and had a swim in the bay, swimming with the dolphins is prohibited. Two of the group... More

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Suva, Fiji
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

It was an educational trip, upon arrival, we treated to morninq tea - the douqnuts were delicious !! The trip to watch the dolphins was the hiqhliqht of the day !! Upon returninq, we were treated to Lovo [earth oven] lunch. Overall it was simply amazinq ... the food and hospitality, the location.

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Suva, Fiji
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Spent an amazing day at the Takalana Bay Retreat. Started with a boat ride to Moon Reef, watched some stunning dolphins that were showing off most of the time, had awesome hospitality from the locals that had prepared amazing lovo for lunch, then off to take a relaxing dip in the waterfalls. An day well spent. An opportunity NEVER to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

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
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: 35 km northwest of Korovou, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu
Also Known As:
Takalana Bay Retreat Hotel Viti Levu
Takalana Bay Retreat Fiji/Viti Levu

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