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“Nice outlook” 3 of 5 stars
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Plantation Island Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Plantation Island | PO Box 9176, Fiji   |  
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Nowra, NSW
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“Nice outlook”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nice outlook, weather was great. Resort was a bit run down, but a lot of rooms being renovated. Service at bar was slow and even know we met a lovely man in the coffee shack, he was often run off his feet and had inexperienced assistants. Bored after a few days, so unless u like sitting around soaking up the rays, eating and drinking don't come.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A very child friendly resort with a kids club during the day and baby sitters available in the evenings for a moderate fee. The beachside Bure are the best and are very comfortable and airconditioned with close access to the beach . Food choice is limited at dinner to the buffett no a la carte and service can be slow at busy times. All staff are very friendly and helpful and are on "Fiji Time". All activities are pay as you use except the 3 pools. Watch the 3% credit card fee when you check out.

Room Tip: The low 200 beachside Bure are very close to the wharf and can be noisey. the 300 and high 200 are t...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We've just returned from a 7 day trip to plantation and it was just lovely. The resort is magnificent and there's so much to do for both old and young. My son 3.5 years fell in love with the kids club and having babysitters at the ready for our 16 month old meant we were able to enjoy some moments of Bliss whilst the kids were well taken care of too.

The food was extremely adequate and the continuously changing evening buffet was fantastic. We had a full serve meal plan however would consider simply having our evening and breakfast catered for next time round.

We stayed in a two bedroom bure and we're fortunate to have a room that had been recently renovated (Room 237). Cannot wait to return to Plantation again next year.

8 days isn't enough 10-14 days is probably sufficient.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Just got back from a 7 night stay here at plantation and couldn't have asked for a better holiday! Our accommodation was excellent and was just over 100m from the beach. Not sure why there were so many negative reviews about the food because it was delicious! Different theme every night for the buffet style dinner. One night we even got to make our own stir fry and have it cooked right in front of us! The cocohut espresso bar was fantastic and the seating was in the shade and was perfect for sitting down and watching the kids play on the beach. I highly recommend doing the sandbar snorkel tour at only $15FJD per person it is a bargain and perfect for families with smaller children. The beach was absolutely stunning with crystal clear water and white sand beach. It was like something you would see in a movie. The snack bar was good for a quick lunch. The staff were all so wonderful and helpful and always had a smile on their faces. I loved every minute of my stay here and will definitely be back soon!!

Stayed May 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Just back from our second trip to Plantation island. We are a family travelling with three children, ages 15, 13 and 7. We really enjoyed it again and feel the resort is looking lovely with lots of work having been done on keeping the place looking great. Special mention to the wonderful staff at the PADI diving school who looked after my older son so well and got him safely through his open water diving course.

My youngest loved the new inflatable water park and the kayaks. Highly recommend the Island hop afternoon excursion, great snorkelling and a chance to visit another island for a cocktail. We will hopefully be back in 2016 ....

Room Tip: We stayed in the hotel room downstairs and it was fine. Not luxury but great for a family, especiall...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This review is more a heads up for those who remember Pi as being run down and old feeling
BOY ARE YOU IN FOR A SHOCK.
FIrst of all there have been several new bure's built at the Lomani side of the resort. VERY nice modern and up to date.
Second-at the Ananda's end several of the 1 bedroom back to back Bure's have been gutted out and refitted to a really high standard as 2 bedroom Bure's -really nice.
Also several other roooms have been set up with joining doors so large famillies can stay together.
The Old copra hut was closed whilst we were there and has had a full rebuild of the main kitchen.-Our loss is your gain---it looks fantastic and modern.
The snack bar is back out on the beach front. -but completely upgraded.
Theres the little things too
Theres a plentifull supply of snorkle gear available.
The day trips area is new and fresh feeling.The day trips themselves are in better boats.
Ohh and the Mololo Cat 3 has been replaced with a new state of the art mololo cat 4
I have to make a real special mention of the efforts of two really great guys.-They have painstakingly been reestablishing the corals first under the wharf but also in other areas out in front of the beach area. Yep LIVE coral has returned to Plantation island after a fair few years.
This has also bought back the colorfull tropical fish we used to see 20 or more years ago. Albert -Im darn proud of you guys.
No it hasn't lost any of its charm--but the feeling it was a bit tired and worn out is VERY rapidly fading.
Frankly the place has the feeling of being uncrowded and totally relaxing.
I won't go on about the fantastic and freindly service from ALL the staff That hasn't changed one bit over the years. I alwas feel like an old freind returning to visit rather than just a number in the book.
--Heck even the Garbage man was happy to say Bula and give a freindly smile.
I know this isn't a typical review-but the improvements are so dramatic and noticeable you simply have to go back.
On a personal note-THIS trip was something special for us because we were taking my parents away with us.We had the whole pacific to choose from and Plantation was our choice.
My dad is the most cynical -critical old bugger there is and he said he loved every minute being there.

Room Tip: definitely suggest the 200 series room --they are all really nice.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Ocean Front Bure a must at this ageing resort. It's not 5 star and the buffet is pretty basic however for the price the family entertainment is good value. The 200 numbered Bures are best - stay away from restaurant side as it smells and construction goes on from morning to night without warning. Michael from staff is pretty good value and I encourage anyone to take a number of free island walks with him around the whole island

Stayed December 2013
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Address: Plantation Island | PO Box 9176, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Mamanuca Islands > Malolo Lailai Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Malolo Lailai Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Plantation Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the 553 acre island of Malolo Lailai, part of the Mamanuca Group of Islands, Plantation is surrounded by 23 acres of tropical gardens, coconut palms and white sandy beaches that front a beautiful sheltered lagoon. Plantation offers several accommodation options to suit most budgets, and is great value for families, students and fun loving couples. Most of the activities are complimentary including the 'Coconut Kids Club'. Come experience the friendly Fijian hospitality! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Plantation Island Hotel Malolo Lailai Island
Plantation Island Malolo Lailai
Island Plantation Resort
Plantation Island Resort Fiji/Malolo Lailai Island

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