Through my research, I could not find an inexpensive hotel in Savusavu. So when I came across Daku, I was excited. Our traveling group consisted of 5 of us, so we rented the 4 bedroom pool house at an incredible $700 and something USD for 7 nights! We had just come from spending 5 nights at The Octopus Resort on Waya Island, so we were very spoiled. Daku was the complete opposite of Octopus. At Octopus, there were many young , international travelers. At Daku, it was an older crowd mainly from Australia. It was way quieter there as well with a Christian vibe to it. We tried to be respectful when we partied by staying in our house and closing all the windows. Fortunately, there weren't any bures near us. The house was very large and clean but only had ceiling fans. It was very helpful having 2 bathrooms with 5 of us staying there. The mattresses were paper thin, however, and our backs suffered as a consequence. The grounds are well kept and the food was good though. We had a great time during "India Night". We appreciated that Kenae insisted on counting us as "family", but we really never felt like we fit in. There were plenty of activities to keep us busy. You could walk into town, but it is very hot and humid, so we took $3 FJD taxi rides everywhere. The rain forrest/copra factory trip was really nice. We tried to ride bicycles one day, but the bikes were in very bad condition as well as the roads. Kayaking was fun. Supposedly, there was good snorkelling out front, but when I tried it, the water was too cloudy because there was construction being done on the road. We could've got Kenae to arrange a snorkelling trip for us, but we just ran out of time and didn't get to it. We skipped the village visit because we did that already on Waya. I enjoyed the bats living in the trees all around, but I didn't like the gigantic wasps everywhere and the mosquitos. Basically, we all were wishing that we stayed 7 nights at Octopus and only 5 nights at Daku. It's not that Daku was a bad place, I just think that our personalities didn't match. I wouldn't stay there again.
- 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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