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Barefoot Island Lodge

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Drawaqa Island, Fiji
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent 4 nights on Barefoot Island, a unique experience. We stayed in an en suite bure which was extremely comfortable. The staff are second to none and can't do enough for you while smiling all the time. The food is plentiful but not gourmet. The island is currently mainly geared towards backpackers and as a middle aged couple we... More 

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Broken Hill, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our 2nd stay at Barefoot, and this time we bought two other couples with us. We love our top end accommodation and meals, but that can be had back on the main island, or anywhere for that matter. Barefoot is so much more an authentic and 'real' experience. We stayed in the ensuite Bures and they are great.... More 

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Barefoot_Manta, Manager at Barefoot Island Lodge, responded to this review

Bula Michael! Thank you for your very complimentary review. We're happy to hear that we could be a part of making your celebration memorable and will be sure to let the team know that you appreciate their efforts. As always, feedback for improvement is always welcome. You can send this to info@thebarefootcollection.com. Until next time, The team @ Barefoot Manta More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really nice place, very friendly staff. We were in the safari bure for an extra $67 pp pn. It was great though. The room was a decent size, the bed very comfy and the outside shower was good, but no hot water which isn't needed anyway. Wifi is extra and can't be accessed from the rooms. The food is nice... More 

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Barefoot_Manta, Manager at Barefoot Island Lodge, responded to this review

Bula Hamish We're glad to hear that you had a good holiday and appreciate that you took the time to submit a review. Don't forget to share your memories with your new friends, on our Facebook page. If you have any additional feedback or ideas that would have made your stay more comfortable, please feel free to send them to... More 

Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Barefoot Island Lodge for three nights in the lead up to Christmas. First impressions were great - it's an awesome set up with a lovely beach and very welcoming staff. We had paid for the two coconut package but we were downgraded to one coconut accomodation as a result of overbooking. This would have been fine if... More 

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Barefoot_Manta, Manager at Barefoot Island Lodge, responded to this review

Bula Stacey Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We try our best to provide our guests with a positive experience and I am so sorry to hear that we didn't get it right this time. We will be addressing the issues which you have highlighted with the individual heads of department concerned. We appreciate the constructive... More 

Whitsunday Islands, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Barefoot Island in December and my kids are already asking when we can go back! The private Bures were simple, but exceptionally neat, comfortable and well maintained. The gardens were exquisite and my children had such an amazing cultural experience. The staff were so friendly and took the time to spend with my children teaching them about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't have a single bad word to say about Barefoot except that visiting here has left me longing for it since I left. I stayed on Barefoot for almost 3 weeks as a volunteer for Vinaka Fiji. On arrival I knew it was going to be special from the smile of the staff. The shared accomodation is basic but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful location. Friendly staff & great accommodation. can't thank the staff enough for all the help and friendly talk. The food was tasty, but I think a buffet style meal would be better. Drinks were priced ok, I didn't like that I had to buy water but then again, I remember I was on an island in the... More 

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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45 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort is on a priviliged island, with three beaches. The staff is extremely friendly and plenty of activities are organised during the day to keep you busy. We had a fantastic lamp-lip dinner on the beach on the last night. NB. This is backpackers mixed sex dorm only accommodation.

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Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Thinking about Barefoot Island make me wanna cry. Yes, it was that beautiful! Imagine an island where you don't have to think about anything. All you have to do Is be yourself and relax. You don't even need to choose your meal from a menu. Three times a day they serve you amazing food. The water is crystal clear and... More 

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Karratha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I can't even put words into sentences on how amazing the place is. If your ever visiting the islands then make sure you book this beautiful destination. Staff are welcoming and make you feel right at home. The accommodation is at very high standards and are clean and well maintained. Beautiful atmosphere and beaches which will leave you speechless. I... More 

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Additional Information about Barefoot Island Lodge

Address: Drawaqa Island, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Yasawa Islands > Drawaqa Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Barefoot Island Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Barefoot Lodge - Sailing Safari Hotel Naviti Island

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