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Tambua Sands

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Queen's Highway | Coral Coast, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you were to bottle and label Tambua Sands the label would read TAMBUA SANDS The Essence of Fiji. Tambua Sands is a small (25 Bures) and beautiful resort, It is set amongst hundreds of coconut palms just metres from its pristine beach. It is graced by immaculate gardens of Frangipani and Hibiscus with the Bures surrounded by tropical plants... More 

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Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka .. Katherine and Stewart .. "The essence of Fiji".. a big thank you from the Tambua team for such and amazing compliment. We would guess if you thought about the words "essence", and "Fiji" Like the scent of the Frangapani ... you would capture,, Fijian Culture, Foods, Scenic access to the Coral Coast and some of the best... More 

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived to meet the manager Wayne at reception who gave us a tour of the bure's and were greeted with a warm smile and cool tropical drink. I have to say that Wayne was a brilliant host, also checking in with everyone daily, sharing stories, he represents the Warrick brand well and is just a genuinely nice person. You... More 

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Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula and Grettings Natasha. We hope this finds you well and your trip back was adventurous, spending two nights at our sister hotel in Nadi. Vinaka for your kind comments. we are a unique resort in that we provide a complete barefoot experience, unique also to the Warwick group, worldwide. The beach Bure's are designed to capture the sea breeze... More 

Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner Brad and I discovered this hidden gem last time we were in Fiji a year ago and vowed to come back which we did in January. Wayne and his beautiful team overwhelmed us with their friendliness and hospitality. This is a true boutique style resort which is so much authentic than the large five star hotels where you... More 

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Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka .. Judy and Brad.. We hope your trip around Fiji after leaving us has been exciting and adventurous with many stories to tell. We also hope you have an opportunity to drop back here and tell us all about your total Fijian experience, before you leave Fiji. Thank you for your choosing to stay with us again. It... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was mine and my son’s second visit to Tambua Sands and this time we brought along my parents to experience the welcoming atmosphere and natural beauty that Fiji has to offer. It was so wonderful to be greeted by the familiar faces of the long term staff members at Tambua Sands. New faces including the new Resort Manager Wayne,... More 

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Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Vinaka Vakalevu Karyn, for your excellent and beautifully orchestrated review of your second visit with us at Tambua Sands. We hope Bev, Allan, Corbin, and yourself had a had a safe trip back to the great land of "Aus". Also that Allan's knee made it through comfortably and unscathed. It was a pleasure meeting you and the family, and so... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted on the day with fresh juices upon our arrival and were greeted by friendly staff who helped us to our rooms with our baggage. The restaurant is incredible offering everything from fish and chips for the kids to local seafood spreads for the adults and all very reasonably priced. The beer is cold and priced well and... More 

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Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Guys.. Great to have meet you both, and we are so pleased you were able to join us for the last leg of you Fijian holiday. Sorry about the lack of surf. Also ... that you were not aware ...that if the weather is great you can hit some of the surfing spots around Fiji from Tambua Sands. Unfortunately... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Tambua Sands is small in comparison and offers a very familial atmosphere. It's plus point are the people. My kids, normally reserved, took to them like no other to our surprise and delight. Living is basic but then it is so good to breathe fresh air especially when the wind blows during low tide twice, once during the afternoon and... More 

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Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Ganesh.. Great to hear from you.. We hope you trip back was smooth and this finds you both and of course the girls well and settled back into normality after such a great stay at Tambua. To those who are reading Ganesh’s comments.. Please remember to tell us if you have dietary needs, vegetarian, vegan, Gluten free. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My husband and I recently held our wedding at Tambua Sands on Christmas Day 2015. A friend recommended that we check out the venue, as she knew we were after a place that was private and natural. Our expectations were exceeded, thanks to Wayne and his hard working team. The resort is lovely with nice, clean bures which catch the... More 

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Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Tara and Iliesa .. We are fortunate that we have and exceptional crew who work tirelessly to support the guests and their resort. We all thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of your amazing day, and are extremely pleased that you both felt that your expectations were exceeded, being the end result of what... More 

Nadi, Fiji
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We needed a weekend away to relax, so my husband Tom and our son Jayden and i headed to the coral coast to stay at Tambu sands. We live in Nadi so its only a short drive.The staff welcomed us with warm friendly smiles. Our accommodation was in one of their new Bures with plunge pool, wow very special !,... More 

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Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Vinaka Tom and Tracey.. Well now you know were to spend your much needed breaks. Tambua is a great place to actually do that ..Relax barefoot style ..no TV's or Phones in the Bures.. The Tambua Sands team try to give you as much fun with the relaxation, and try very hard to ensure that you eat well, have fun,... More 

Suva, Fiji
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had decided to go to Tambua as a weekend getaway for our department at work - along with our families. What started out as unexpected, as none of us had experienced the place, turned out to be just what we needed. Away from the hustle and bustle, we were faced with white sandy beach and beautiful sea (& breeze)... More 

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Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Vinaka Vakalevu Rebbeca .. We are so please your work group enjoyed the weekend with us. We are finding more and more Fijian based groups and families coming to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere we have at Tambua. We look forward to you and your work associates taking advantage of our special rates throughout January.. we hope you get the opportunity... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We visited for ten days in October and we have never relaxed so fast, plenty to do with the kayaking and snorkeling on the private beach, or relaxing by the pool. But for us the most amazing part of our stay was the management and staff. As a couple of Coeliac's we are Gluten Free. Most of the evening menu... More 

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Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Brian and Lynett .. Thank you so much for the excellent comments. Interestingly it is true we have time to be creative, but the point of difference when designing menus from the kitchen team is the enthusiasm of succeeding in being creative with food and the personal dietary needs of our guests. It is a great platform to... More 

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