My husband and I and our 9 yr old son just spent 6 days at the Blue Lagoon Beach Resort in Fiji last week. It was a fabulous experience! Prior to this we had spent 10 weeks traveling all over New Zealand in a camper van and this was our final stop prior to heading home to the United States. I spent many weeks before our long trip researching places to go in Fiji as I was looking for that idylic white sand beach, crystal clear torquoise water, laid back atmosphere that I associated with the perfect South Pacific island. Well, this was it hands down!
It's a small resort with both beachfront and garden bures, as well as beautiful dorm style rooms for the backpacker crowd. There's a main dining/bar/deck area with a sand floor with plenty of comfy padded benches and beanbag chairs scattered about for hanging out. There are large communal dining tables, each seating approximately 8 people and other smaller pub-style tables seating 2-3 people in the dining area. The main beach is just a few steps away and has plenty of padded lounge chairs scattered about with alot of shaded areas. There were activities scheduled throughout the morning, afternoon and evening in which to partake or you could just veg out on the beach all day. Literally 3-4 steps into the water there is an extensive coral reef with some of the most spectacular snorkeling I've ever seen. I've been all over the Caribbean, Mexico and Tahiti and have never seen snorkeling like this so close to the beach! They have a separate snorkeling trip they offer several mornings/wk but you really don't even need to do as the beach offers the same underwater views.
The food was either buffet or order off the menu style and was fantastic. The meal plan is compulsory but very reasonably priced. We are "foodies" so we're very picky about what we eat. Everything was fresh, local, healthy and tastefully presented. They also accomodate just about every type of diet so you'll never go hungry no matter what your food choices are. All beverages, except for coffee and tea at breakfast, must be purchased separately. Each night has a themed type dinner which adds to the fun and variety.
The staff were incredibly friendly and bent over backward to meet our needs. They even know everybody's name which I found impressive with new people arriving everyday. The cleaning staff made the extra effort and spelled out my son's name in decorative flowers presented on his bed!! Now that's some personalized bed making!!! The bures were clean, comfortable, nicely decorated Fijian style and serviced daily.
There are two ways to get there from the mainland, sea plane or "The Yasawa Flyer" which is a large catamaran style passenger ferry that makes multiple stops to various islands and resorts both dropping off and picking up travelers. We opted for the sea plane for our arrival, serviced by "Turtle Airways", and the ferry for our departure. The sea plane option is more expensive but only 35 min long to Turtle Island where you are picked up by boat and transferred to the resort, approximately a 10 min boat ride. The ferry, on the other hand, is 4.5 hours as Blue Lagoon is the farthest stop from the mainland. It is, however, a very comfortable boat with 2 outside decks with chairs and an indoor air conditioned area with plenty of seating as well.
So, if you're looking for the perfect place to stay in Fiji then look no further because truly, it doesn't get much better than this! My only regret is that it's so far from the United States!!
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