We stayed 3 nights at Tubakula in August 2010 - my husband and our 2 year old and 6 year old and my Uncle. The bungalows were roomy and the upstairs-downstairs arrangement was perfect for the extended family situation we were in. The kitchen was fully functional by the look of it but we did not do any cooking, as the restaurant food was pretty good. The pizzas were excellent and definitely the best thing on the menu. The kids loved them, but also loved the pasta, pancakes, and the smoothies. And the beer was cheap. The downside was that the service was very, very slow and we were the only ones ever in the restaurant... I hate to think what happens when they have more than one table to serve!
The pool was great, our girls had a lovely time in it,and the beach is right there and we enjoyed a few walks along it. Just walking in the water as the tide was on its way out we could see heaps of different fish and starfish, we didn't manage to snorkel at high tide but I'm sure there would have been lots to see.
We visited the Kula Eco Park, across the road, and also Sigatoka. Both were very accessible by foot and by taxi. The local bus stops outside so again it was easy to get to and from.
Tubakula has no laundry facilities and the rooms were cleaned on a somewhat random basis (the towels were changed one day but not the next?) and the floor felt like it hadn't been mopped in a while. But we weren't there to sit in our room! - and we didn't, so these things didn't matter too much.
There is a TV in the communal area next to the restaurant so we were able to catch up on news while there, but it was good there was no TV in the room, as I said we weren't there to sit in our room but to explore the area.
It was very quiet when we were there with only 2-3 other bungalows in use, it would have been nice if there had been a few kids around for ours to play with, but overall it was relaxing, comfortable, and an excellent budget choice to explore a beautiful patch of Fiji.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Self-contained seaside bungalows with kitchens, located in spacious grounds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tubakula Beach Bungalows Hotel Coral Coast
- Tubakula Beach Bungalows Fiji/Coral Coast