We were going to Fiji after spending 2 weeks in New Zealand's North Island. (By the way NZ is beautiful and friendly, unlike this place). Well what can we say about the Bekana Island resort, well it's probably the worst place I've ever stayed in, albeit for 2 nights. (Please take into account I spent 5 years in a NATO roled TA unit and stayed in some pretty rough places, including German forests during October).
When we first arrived there we were stunned at the place, got it was dirty, and as 1 or 2 have said reception weren't the most friendly. After being shown to our Bure, HA! HA!, we showered and went to find the advertised Diving facilities. We've never had diving here but we can arrange for diving for you from the capital we were told. We then took a quick stroll around the Island, OH MY GOD! We were eaten alive by Mosquitoes. We put this down to it being close to evening.
The evening meal was only just edible. Breakfast the following wasn't much better. We used the excuse I had to use the internet to get my email as there was urgent famliy business to attend to. We found our 2nd choice of hotel in Fiji rang them and booked in for the following day. During the remainder of our last day in Bekana we were eat alive by mosquitoes, which seemed to work a 24 shift pattern. We moved onto SeaShells@momi bay. Now that's a much better place to stay. The new block, although not near the sea is lovely.
So if Bekana Island hovel is still open which I hope it isn't, don't go there!
- Also Known As:
- Bekana Garden Island Hotel Lautoka
- Bekana Garden Island Lautoka
- Bekana Garden Island Resort Fiji/Lautoka