We have stayed at a number of 5 star resorts in Fiji. This one was a huge dissapointment and certainly not worth a visit. You can do so much better at resorts such as Liku Liku which is superb .
When you are asked to pay FJ$3,000 per night you expect things to be very good . They were not. We were travelling in a group of 4 (two couples) we arrived late in the afternoon so we thought we had given the resort plenty of time to prepare for our arrival. We were very dissapointed!
On arrival we waited some two hours to get any service in our rooms. When someone finally delivered our drinks they were very apologetic. we got the sense they were short of staff.
The accomodation is OK but not of a standard you would expect of a 5 star resort. It is all a bit tired. As there are only 5 rooms at the resort the dinning and bar facilities are a bit limited. The night we stayed there it was very windy but we had no choice but to sit in the dinning area and suffer the wind which was unpleasant. The food was good but not spectacular and again in comparrison to other 5 star resorts in Fiji it didnt match up.
When retiring to bed we were dissapointed to find sand in our bed linen.
We had read an article in Air New Zealands Koru magazine which recomended this resort. The article mentioned the fact that the resort put ipads in your room loaded with your favourite music and movies and that your fridge would be stocked with your favourite beverages. Non of this proved to be correct. There was no ipad in the room and the mini bar was modestly stocked with soft drinks and beer so we had to ask for such things which took a long time to arrive.
Fresh towels were also in scarce supply and again we had to ask for these and wait some considerable time before they arrived.
The beach is nice but at low tide it is a long walk to the end of the reef for a swim in the ocean.
When we checked out we raised these concerns with the manager who again was apologetic and readily agreed that things had not been up to standard. He imediately offerd a 20% discount which we accepted. We were therefore shocked when he took our credit card to the office to process payment but returned to tell us he had spoken to the resorts owners (He told us their name is mr and Mrs McVeagh from Australia) who had told him that regardless of our complaints he was to charge us the full amount and no discount was to be offered . we therefor paid the full rate and left. we will never go back. If you are looking for a 5 star resort in Fiji we recomend you stay well clear of Tadrai. Try Liku Liku which is stunning in all respects.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Everyone deserves to experience the dream once in a lifetime… At Tadrai: Tadrai Island Resort, Fiji's newest five star resort created exclusively for couples, welcomed its first guests in September 2011. Located in the Mamanuca Island Group at palm-fringed Selina Cove, Tadrai Island Resort is Fiji’s first all-inclusive luxury retreat for adults only. The X Factor: Tadrai Island Resort is the ultimate luxury getaway, with five ultra-deluxe 100-metres square beachfront villas guaranteed to provide guests with privacy, tranquility and five-star personalised butler service. The Fijian-style luxury villas have been designed with ultra-modern interiors including decadent finishes and an outdoor rain shower and private plunge pool, creating the ultimate romantic sanctuary. Experience the best of Pacific Rim cuisine in the signature Na Vatu Rock Pool Restaurant, enjoy private chef in-room dining, or order a gourmet picnic basket to savour at one of Tadrai's four secluded white sandy beaches. Activities are tailored to your individual interests and include hand-line fishing, hobycat sailing and inter-island excursions. For those looking for the ultimate pampering experience, indulge the senses at the Wai Siliva Alfresco Spa - your gateway to Nirvana. Or book in for a private massage or beauty treatment in the comfort of your air-conditioned villa. Each day at sunset, enjoy cocktails in the relaxed ambiance of Na Vatu Bar – a seriously heavenly place to end a lazy or active day in paradise. Live the Dream! For those in search of the ultimate romantic escape, make Tadrai Island Resort you destination – the perfect getaway for honeymooners, romantics and lovers of the very best things in life. Start living your dreams on Tadrai Island Resort… where everything is included, especially the memories. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tadrai Island Hotel Mana Island