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Safari Island Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nananu-i-Ra Island, Rakiraki, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Rakiraki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Suva, Fiji
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We spent a weekend at Safari Lodge in late Feb and it was exactly what we were after! Living in Suva we wanted a cruisy and fun weekend away at a real beach, and that was what we got. A bunch of us were first time divers and Gus and Joey were great instructors in showing us the ropes and... More

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Buderim, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I spent a week here with some friends to do some kitesurfing. As far as the kiting goes I think this is a good place if your a beginner. If the wind is in there are plenty of chances to do some long downwinders. My group were experienced kiters and I dont think the conditions are that great. The flat... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Safari lodge was a great experience. The folks there were helpful, the diving was stunning and the food was delicious. Not to mention the stunning location on Nananu-i-Ra island We went as a large group with rebreathers and normal open circuit scuba and all our needs were seen to. We were given a special area for us to work with... More

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Los Angeles, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We spent a week at the lodge enjoying diving instruction with April and Craig, who are fun to be around and excellent teachers! Windsurfers pretty much have to stay on Rakiraki or they will be missing out. Included was paddleboard rental, which made for a serene afternoon. We purchased an add-on waterskiing trip. The food was indian frequently and super... More

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Namatakula, Fiji
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We loved Safari Lodge so much that we are returning with our friends and family after our wedding for a private getaway. We live in Fiji and also work on a resort so we are always looking for relaxing and beautiful places to escape. Eventhough we didn't have time, or energy to kitesurf we really enjoyed the trails with the... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We went to Safari (as a family of 5) for the Diving (stayed at MacDonald's for our stay, Dived at Safari). The diving instructor April was so wonderful! She was so knowledgeable, relatable, really confident- made me very comfortable for my first diving experience. I was hesitant to dive at all, but after talking with April, I had no worries... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Great venue for exploring the reefs around Fiji. April and Craig were excellent guides finding really good dive sites and expert knowledge off all of the species we found, on the rare occasion April didn't know we learnt new underwater sign language! Brilliant. Warren, Stephanie and all of the staff were excellent hosts. Really a great venue to get a... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I did my PADI courses there and felt completely comfortable with the instructors. I might even become a dive instructor because of them! the waters there are incredible and filled with amazing fish and beautiful coral. The vatu-i-ra passage is well worth it and will be hard to find something that incredible again! The slight down side is that the... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I read the other comments before writing mine. I read things about the owner Warren. When I went there, his brother was also there, so I didn't really spoke to him. The only thing I noticed is that locals seemed to have the "worst" jobs...They were boat drivers, cook, janitor...I went to Safari Lodge to make my diving licence. My... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Safari Lodge is a complex of different accommodation options (beach apartments, basic rooms, backpackers accom, apartments located up a hill) located on a nice quiet Rakiraki Island where you can escape all unwanted attention and relax or do one of many available activities - windsurfing, kiting, diving, kayaking, walking or fishing... We stayed with my husband for 3 nights in... More

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Additional Information about Safari Island Lodge

Also Known As:
Safari Island Hotel Rakiraki
Safari Island Hotel
Safari Island Lodge Fiji/Rakiraki
Address: Nananu-i-Ra Island, Rakiraki, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Rakiraki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Rakiraki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari Island Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fiji's Kitesurf, Windsurf, Dive & Fishing Ultimate ResortWelcome to island paradise!Safari Lodge lies on a pristine beach on the remote Nananu-i-ra island in the South Pacific Ocean. These tropical waters provide perfect conditions for our watersports focused resort. We are a quiet friendly boutique resort with a maximum of 40 guests and a variey of accommodation options.Facing the consistent trade winds, Nananu-I-Ra Island is a wind-sports paradise! April to January provide steady 15-30 Knot winds, perfect for Windsurfing and Kitesurfing! All year round we also offer PADI Scuba Diving - Come and Dive the amazing Bligh Waters and Vatu-I-Ra Passage - breathtaking National Geographic quality dive sites! Sailing, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Fishing adventures and Stand Up Paddling (SUP) are also available every day!Our accommodation varies and includes Beachfront Bures, Ocean View Villas, Private Rooms and bunk style dorm rooms for groups only meters from the beach. We offer solar hot water showers, 24hr power & Wi-Fi 3G speed Internet access is also available. ... more   less 
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