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“A relaxing day after getting off of a long flight!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool
Wailoko Rd | Sabeto, Nadi, Viti Levu 10944, Nadi Airport, Fiji
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Fiji Island-Hopping Adventure: Multi-Day Travel...
Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Nadi
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Brisbane, Australia
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“A relaxing day after getting off of a long flight!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place was amazing! I had read about it online and was very intrigued. The cab ride there was the priciest part, about FJD $80, but worth it. Ask for Khan to be your cab driver, he is very nice and will tell you all about his life in Fiji.

When you get there you are greeted warmly by the many people that run the mud bath and hot spring. You head into the mud bath, cover yourself, let it dry out on your skin in the sun, and then go back in the mud pool to wash it off. Afterwards you head into the natural hot spring and soak your achy muscles. The whole experience is documented by a very nice lady that can take your camera for you and take pictures of your experience. The cost for the mud bath and hot spring is FJD $15, and the funds go towards repairing local roads and the community. Everyone that worked there was so nice! We felt very relaxed after our experience, with the healing water and mud.

We finished our experience with a half hour massage for FJD $20, using home made coconut oil. I would recommend this natural spa to anyone that needs a relaxing day in Nadi Fiji!

Visited September 2012
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Rockhampton, Australia
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“Ah - Maze - Ing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We hired a driver for the day to show us the sights, and he took us to this place. There are two separate mud pools, and we went to the pools on the right hand side as the ones on the left had a large tour group and looked very crowded. When the ladies explained what would happen (get into warm mud pool, relax, get painted with mud, come out of mud pool, paint entire body with mud, walk around til it dries, go back onto mud pool to rinse off, then go to thermal pool - about 35 degrees Celsius - to relax even more) my first thought was "mud? You've got to be kidding!" but then though "how often am I going to have this experience?" so just got in. I didn't get the mud all over my face and hair like my hubby did but the mud felt amazing!! Once we finally came out of the thermal pool I felt so relaxed, yet invigorated. Was a very out of character thing for me to do, but am really glad I did! There are markets there as well (jewelry, handicrafts) which are a lot cheaper than in Nadi or at the resorts.

Visited September 2012
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Viti Levu, Fiji
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“Best and most relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

If you have a chance to go here do it. It is not a five star hotel mud bath but for the value it was one of them most relaxing 2 hours I have had in many years. You can do just the mud bath or opt in for a massage also after the bath in 1/4 hour increments. Bring an old bathing suit and be prepared to some great mud fun.

Visited August 2012
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“so much fun in MUD!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

First off this place is kind of hard to find. We went there by Taxi from Denarau Island ($60 return). You go past the airport and watch for the signs to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant on the right of the road. As soon as you seen the sign turn right. You drive into a very bumpy road, past the Gardens of the Sleeping Giant and then it's another 2/3 kms on the right. It's run by a local village and they are wonderful. The mud baths are something you have to do. It's actually really relaxing and educational if you are into geological stuff. he mud itself doesn't smell, is smooth to touch and goes on like a thick cream. I expected it to smell like sulphur but there's no smell to the mud nor water. You get covered in mud, stand out and let the mud dry on your body and then take a dip in the thermol pool beside it to wash off. $15 FJ each is good value. Takes about an hour to complete the full mud bath. The villagers will take photos of you covered in mud if you leave your camera with them. It's safe, fun and a laugh. Well worth it. All the showers/toilets are village made and are rough and ready. Please don't expect a day spa mud pack as this place is run by locals.

Visited August 2012
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Broadbeach, Australia
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“Do the Garden of the Sleeping Giant First then come here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Best experience. First you sink into the very warm mud pool and get your face covered with volcanic mud. Then you exit and get your body covered. Let it dry then wash it off in the natural hot spring.

Wonderful experience. Your skin will be soft. I didn't think to try the mud in my hair until too late.

Afterwards you can partake in a full body massage. We visited on a Sunday and you could hear the locals in full voice. There were also a couple of stalls with various items for sale.

Visited July 2012
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