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“Christmas at Tambua Sands” 4 of 5 stars
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Tambua Sands
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Queen's Highway | PO Box 100, Korolevu, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji   |  
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Sigatoka
Lautoka Fiji
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Christmas at Tambua Sands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We enjoyed our time at Tambua Sands. Had a very quiet and restful time which was what we needed. Beautiful singing of Carols woke us on Christmas Day and the added bonus of Father Christmas arriving on a horse was fun. Lovely grounds and swimming pool. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Garden rooms have more road noise, still had a view of the sea the beach front ones had uninterrupte...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Ethelrich,

Bula Vinaka from the team at Tambua Sands Resort. We would like to thank you for taking your time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable Christmas with us and we also appreciate your remarkable and positive feedback regarding the staff and our resort.

Thank you for recommending our resort to other reviewers and we look forward to welcome you again on your next Christmas holiday.

Tropical Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I've stayed at Tambua Sands twice -- most recently in September -- and both times found it to be a perfect getaway from the crowds that make large resorts feel like cruise ships. If falling asleep on remarkably comfortable beds to the sounds of waves crashing on the reef and waking to a Coral Coast sunrise sounds good to you, then Tambua Sands is for you. The pool is kept immaculately clean, the staff are locals who love their jobs, and the rooms are plush and cozy. The restaurant remains underutilised, especially in the mornings, when sometimes it would be nice to be able to order more than complimentary toast, fruit and cereal. I agree with other reviewers -- the best way to enjoy Tambua Sands is to have a car, as it's a wonderful place to return to after exploring Viti Levu.

Room Tip: Bures along the beach are extraordinary.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Bula Joe W,

Sunny greetings from Tambua Sands Resort and thank you for taking your time to write such a wonderful review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and I would like to thank you for recommending us to other reviewers online.

I look forward to welcome you again at the resort soon.

Warm Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Lexington, Missouri
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stayed there 2 nights in october 2013. Very comfortable cabin. Pretty beach. Restaurant ok. No other food services near unless you have a car. Breakfast included. The price of accomodations were quite reasonable. For some reason cheaper through booking agent than when reserve direct. I would go back again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Bula Ken T,

Sunny greetings from Tambua Sands Resort. I am delighted to hear that you have spent an enjoyable holiday with us.

Thank you for recommending us to other reviewers and I look forward to your next holiday with us.

Warm Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Probably the worst place i ve stayed in the fiji!The beach is straight on the reef,so swimming is impossible,hotel located in the middle of nowhere,no facilities and bar menu consist in exotic cans more or less freshly open

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Bula JWMarvel,

Thank you for taking your time to write your review. Our sincere apologies that your experience did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide a quality service and guest stay experience for all our guests. Be rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address your concerns and prevent any future occurrences.
We appreciate you sharing your concerns and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future.

Warm Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I stayed at Tambua for 3 nights.
Our room was nice, simple and a beautiful view of the ocean.
The staff were great, typical of Fiji, everyone was very friendly.
There is no airconditiong in the rooms and it was a little warm at times, however there is a celing fan in the room.
The food at the restaraunt was really nice and well priced.
We did find the the resort was very quiet and not much going on in the evenings. However we did travel outside of peak times.
Next time I go back, I will be happy to stay back at Tambua Sands.

Room Tip: Ask for one with an ocean view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Bula Kirby G,

Sunny greetings from Tambua Sands Resort and thank you for taking your time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we also appreciate your remarkable and positive feedback regarding our rooms, resort views, quality of food at the restaurant including the warm hospitality from our dedicated team.

Thank you for recommending our resort to other reviewers and we look forward to welcome you again at the resort soon.

Warm Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Bundaberg, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The resort is very nice and quiet ....great place to relax and unwind...no televisions or telephones... great water views and beaches. Kayaking and snorkelling is great too. We drove to the closest town for either lunch or dinner.... it was wonderful.

Room Tip: water front bures are great.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Bula Dennis S,

Sunny greetings from Tambua Sands resort and thank you for taking your time to provide positive comment on your recent stay with us. I really appreciate your positive insight regarding our resort.

We appreciate you sharing your comments, and we look forward to see you again in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

It was a lovely stay. I enjoy my time there with my friends and I could finally relax. The food was high leveled and it was a pleasure every time go for dinner. After several months of hard work Sambua is the perfect location to chill out, away from cities and a good opportunity to stay on your own. Thanks for everthing

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Tevita T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Bula 144Laura,

Thank you for taking the time to provide positive comment on your previous stay with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will definitely share your comments with all our staff and I am sure your feedback will serve as an encouragement to us all, as we strive to continuously improve the qualities of our service to all our guests at the resort.

Thank you for your remarkable comments on our food during your dinner time which is something I will also share with our staff.
Thank you again for your positive comments and I look forward to welcome you again at the resort soon.

Sincerely,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Additional Information about Tambua Sands

Address: Queen's Highway | PO Box 100, Korolevu, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast > Sigatoka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Sigatoka
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sigatoka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tambua Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on 17 pristine acres on the breathtaking Coral Coast of Fiji, Tambua Sands Beach Resort is a South Pacific escape for the soul. Bathe in the warm South Pacific waters, relax on a white sand beach, and articlee in to our blue lagoon and fresh water pool. Discover a romantic vacation getaway, where you are free to relax, indulge, play, eat, celebrate and fall in love at our spectacular Fiji luxury resort ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tambua Sands Sigatoka
Tambua Sands Hotel Sigatoka
Tambua Sands Fiji/Sigatoka

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