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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael D Melbourne, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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South Island, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You may be paying dramatically 4-5x more by booking ahead and paying the published weekly inclusive rate in AU$ than your on-spec dorm-mates, who stay for as little as FJD$20-30 per night - this was in late June-early July. Local consolidators (supplied by Safari Lodge availability) on-sell backpacker accommodation packages as cheap as FJD$250 for five nights including return transfers... More

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Mooloolaba, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The wind was great, but that's about the only good thing. As far as kitesurfing there was no real flat water or surf, just ocean chop, lots of space in the water but a coconut palm lined coast so you have to rely on the organized boat supported downwinders unless you can launch and land in the water. The Beach... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both times I visited Safari Lodge the wind was perfect both times. Warren and his team takes care of everything for you plus they even pump up your kite for you, I deffo would visit Safari lodge again

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Firstly the facilities: Whatever watersport you are into is catered for. The equipment is in excellent condition, I don't know if that's because it's brand new or so well looked after but I was impressed. I did the scuba diving here and if confidence is gained from equipment then this place exudes it. Equipment rental was a little pricy for... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

First thing that must be said...Warren the owner is a great guy who can't do enough for his guests. I was blown away by all the activities, kite Surfing, Kayaks, Standup boards, Scuba diving and snorkelling even water skiing was available if we wanted it. The rooms, lets face it, are very basic even the more expensive beach front bungalows.... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had last stayed here when we first visited RakiRaki over 8 years ago when we also met Warren ( though he now always prefers guests to call him "Wazza" or "Wazman" because of his night shows (lol) )who has really developed the sites impressive accommodation and activities with more plans underway. We stayed in the self contained ocean view,... More

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Suva, Fiji
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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
26 helpful votes 26 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
2 reviews
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
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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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Address: Nananu-i-Ra Island, Rakiraki, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Rakiraki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari Island Lodge 3*
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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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