My girlfriend and I just finished a week at staying at Daku diving with L'Aventure Dive at the JM Cousteau Resort. We found Daku to be a totally acceptable, comfortable home base from which to spend a week diving. The owner of Daku has arranged a Dive/Stay package that is probably the best comfort/value balance in the area (you can stay right at the cousteau resort, but it will cost you 10x the price per night). The Bure was large, the staff was helpful in arranging cabs back and forth from cousteau (included in package). I travel with my own dive gear and just left it at cousteau for the week where they washed and dried it daily. The Cousteau dive shop was by far the most well organized and professional dive operation I have used to date. All your gear set up and ready to go, dry towels, water and cookies for the surface interval, and a large, stable boat for the trip to the namena reserve (which you must, must, must do if you want to dive some of the healthiest reef left on the planet).
As for Daku itself- We enjoyed the fridge and coffee maker in the room. We bought a few snacks in town and enjoyed coffee on the front porch in the morning. The bed- just okay, but sufficient. Housecleaning service and staff exemplary. We did have one day with no hot water for showering but this was attended to. The food: we only ate breakfast at Daku and it was the basic/standard fresh fruit, toast and coffee. Lunches and dinners we had ate the various restaurants in town- our favorites were Captain's table at the Yacht Club and Decked Out Cafe.
Overall- I think this is the best mid-range resort in the area.
- Also Known As:
- Daku Hotel
- Daku Hotel Savusavu
- Daku Resort Savusavu
- Daku Resort Fiji/Savusavu
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Daku Resort is Vintage Fiji at Vintage Prices. All the pleasures of a bure in a traditional bayside resort without the prices of five star resort life. Accommodation - ranging from villas with their own pools to simple bures around the main resort pool. Food - ranging from gourmet dinners taken at the resort's communal table, through traditional Fijian dishes to a plate of fries for the kids when needed. Drinks - ranging from the exotic "Dakuree" cocktail through a competitively priced wine list to a bowl of Kava with the friendliest staff you'll ever meet. Activities - ranging from diving,snorkeling, kayaking and trekking to Yoga, and writing, painting and singing courses. Daku is no ordinary Fijian resort. It's for those who want something different. ... more less
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