My wife and I are going back to Mana this month, so I was just checking the Trip Advisor to see if anything new was going on at the resort. We had stayed in the Honeymoon suites in January of 2008 and had a very lovely experience. When I read the review of "Quite the Experience.......Some Annoyances," I wanted to say just how wrong it was for that reviewer to blame the Guest Liaison person, I think her name was Kazumi, for the resort policies. In fact, the golf carts were a nice benefit extended to the honeymoon guests so that they would not have to walk the long trip from the isolated bures to the main lobby. If golf carts were allowed everywhere, it would disrupt all of the other guests, which could be 200 plus people, including children on the paths. I have stayed at resorts in other countries where they allowed this practice and it is very annoying because not all guests are respectful of others or the environment. Besides, this beautiful island is meant to be explored by foot, not motorized vehicles.
Overall, our experience with the resort was very pleasant. You are on an isolated island, which will always present itself some minor irritants, but if the staff was able to remedy them, they certainly did. We were greeted very warmly and our departure was just as nice. The food and service is about what you would expect for a Fiji Island resort. The best part of our vacation and the reason we are returning, is the great snorkeling, not to mention the good value. There are plenty of choices of rooms for every taste and budget. The only words of caution I would bring up is that Mana is a family resort and if you have children, it is great. If you want the peacefulness of a romantic resort, you may want to seriously plan your trip to this resort with the school vacation schedules of Japanese, New Zealanders and Australians in mind. The adult only resorts of Tokoriki and Matamanoa would be great choices, but expect to pay 50% more than what you would pay for at Mana.
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