We stayed on Kuata for 2 nights using our Bula Pass and it really was amazing. From the second we arrived the staff couldn't of done more for us, we even got a welcome dance on the beach!!
We stayed in the Beach Dorm which was ideal for us, and a lot nicer (and cleaner) than accommodation on other islands which we visited.
The food was always good, and good portions, and it was nice to sit with everyone, we made some good friends while at Kuata who we are still in touch with now. The whole island has a really friendly feel about it, everyone just wants to have a good time.
The highlight of our stay for us was the shark snorkel. I've snorkelled before but never done anything as amazing as this, it really was such an experience that i'd recommend to anyone visiting Kuata. The guide who took us was so knowledgable and passionate about the sharks. There wasn't a question we asked which she didn't know the answer to. She really encouraged us to respect the sharks which was refreshing as we've heard a few bad stories about some of the shark dives/snorkels on other islands which actually put us off doing them.
Aswell as the shark snorkel there were lots of activities to do on Kuata, we went on a guided walk around the island which was really good, and again, the staff are so knowledgeable about their island (plus the sunset was incredible). There was kayaking, scuba diving, fishing trips etc etc available.... some people we met just chose to spend their time chilling on the beach. There's something for everyone. Also, the island is in the middle of a renovation so i'm sure in time there is going to be even more things to do/more bars to drink at!
We'd definitely live to return here one day and see the work complete. Thanks again to all the staff who really looked after us and made our time so memorable (especially mary, kuro & atelini) Thank you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Now part of the Barefoot Collection, Barefoot Kuata Island is about the feeling of freedom and living in harmony with our environment. We don't refer to our island as a "resort". Our eco-lodges are about living simply and sustainably. Rather than a tourist destination run by technology, Kuata is run by the warmth of its' people and the beauty of the environment. Our island is deliberately uncomplicated, unfussy and unpretentious. The breath-taking coral gardens, situated just off the coastline are amongst the finest in the world and allow you to snorkel right from the beach. We offer visitors a tranquil environment and our eco-lodge is the perfect destination for nature lovers in search of a one of the few Fijian islands unspoiled by man. Guests can expect unparalleled snorkelling excursions with reef tip sharks, beautiful coastal and forest trails, visits to nearby Fijian villages, kayaking...the list is endless. Step onto our island and lose yourself in the world of Blue Lagoon and Castaway. Settle into "Fiji Time," and you'll come to discover a virtual treasure trove of things to explore - both on land and in the surrounding waters. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kuata Island Hotel Kuata Island