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Nukubati Island on Fiji's Great Sea Reef is a natural extension of a gracious and simple style of South Pacific living. Available for island charter, this environmentally sensitive island is the perfect Fijian holiday for you, your friends, your family or your dive buddies. With space for up to 10 guests, Nukubati becomes an idyllic adventure with so much to offer. Dive the pristine Great Sea Reef, fish for your dinner, explore the natural beauty of the island or take yourself on a leisurely paddle over the island reef. Nukubati is perfect for a gathering of like-minded friends, family reunions, dive buddies, fishing fanatics, health and well-being retreats. Live adventurous days, followed by evenings of conversation, dining on Nukubati's unique South Pacific cuisine. Holiday with friends, not strangers. Nukubati Private Island is one of only 16 hotels worldwide to be named in Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame.
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Larry L wrote a review Feb 2020
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota50 contributions47 helpful votes
Small family owned and operated resort. Very genuine Fiji islands experience, which is to say friendly, laid back and focused on the guests. Premium food featuring locally grown and caught ingredients. You won’t find better fish dishes anywhere.

Ask to snorkel the Channel Island site.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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packedandready2go wrote a review Sep 2023
California939 contributions469 helpful votes
My group of 12 stayed at Nukubati in September 2023. We had this beautiful island all to ourselves. The owners/managers of the resort-Lara,Jenn and Peter were both very welcoming and very interesting. The staff was very friendly. The food was very good. Each morning I kayaked around the island and the views of nearby Vanua Levu were spectacular. Every day we swam and talked story in the warm and shallow bay just off the beach. Snorkeling and diving are also options. Our unit was very large with an enormous wraparound deck. In addition each unit also had its own private deck on the beach 10 feet away.

There were nice sunset views every night. There is no air conditioning but in September it is absolutely not needed. Energy is solar and everything about the resort is environmentally sensitive. The owners do a lot for the local community.

One can spend a lot more
money for a fancier bure in other high end resorts but you won’t have a better time or a more welcoming, relaxing and true Fijiian experience. I hope to return.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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LovetoTravel032011 wrote a review Mar 2020
McMinnville, Oregon10 contributions22 helpful votes
We spent nine nights in a Honeymoon Bure on Nukubati in February 2020 and were the only guests during our entire stay.
We snorkeled, hiked, kayaked, star-gazed, relaxed and ate. We loved our private sand-bar picnic and the snorkeling was wonderful.
The food was always fresh and delicious.
I cannot say enough about all the Nukubati crew who treated us like family. Everyone was friendly, helpful, informative and truely made our vacation even more special. A big thank you to all!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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wisborough1 wrote a review Mar 2020
West Sussex, United Kingdom363 contributions261 helpful votes
This hotel is not fit for purpose in the Fiji summer. We paid nearly £3k for a premier room which was unbearably hot day and night. We ran 4 fans in the room 24/7 and they were old noisy fans. We were always covered in sweat. This hotel has no A/C.
We could not even cool off by swimming for much of the day because when the tide is out it’s not possible. There is no pool.
I am sad to write this because the staff are lovely and certain events were great, the village church service was a joy and The Great Sea Reef amazing, but non of these things compensated for the discomfort in our room.
A few minor annoyances, no hot water on 2 mornings ( human error), a mosquito trap area between the bedroom and the bathroom, terrible internet and then only by the office, the bathroom fan stopped working for the last 24 hours making the bathroom an oven and finally the only fish was ‘Spanish Mackerel’ and this became boring.
This resort is in a superb remote and natural location and I accept that is a challenge but it should not be sold as a luxury resort and charged as such because it is not.
We moved on to Savasi island resort which I will review later, but for a very similar cost the comparison is ridiculous.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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rcp-ontour wrote a review Aug 2022
Newcastle, Australia12 contributions8 helpful votes
Our family had the privilege of spending 5 nights on beautiful Nukubati Island.
Only a short flight from Nadi, followed by a private transfer to the landing where we boarded boats to take us across to our private island home.

The location is outstanding & to be able to share quality family time together on this island paradise was fantastic.
The staff were just beautiful - a Fijian trait!!
Their happy, friendly nature was coupled with a genuine concern to ensure our holiday was special - and it was !!

The bures were spacious & comfortable with amazing views of the water.
Verandahs ensured we could sit & watch the day unfold with our days culminating in drinks watching the sun set over the horizon.

We enjoyed stand up paddle boarding around the island, snorkelling over the Great Sea Reef, relaxing & enjoying the Fijian local food.

Nukubati will forever hold a special place in our shared family memories.
A big “VINAKA VAKA LEVU” to our beautiful Fijian family.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rebecca K wrote a review Apr 2015
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My friend and I booked a trip to Fiji and stayed at Nukubati in Labasa for a relaxing and short getaway. We bought a groupon which we thought at the time was great value, costing us $500 all inclusive per night.

On arrival we thought the island was lovely, the accomodation was a simple beach house type five feet from the waters edge. This deal also included all food and drinks, maid service and one massage.

The next day we got up and had our breakfast and went down to sit in the sun lounges. We were then told by staff that the tide would start going out and that you couldn't actually swim around the island between 10-4!? My friend suggested we go out further to swim where the tide had moved out to which looked deeper, but we were told that that was unsafe due to the sting rays that hide themselves in the mud. We were then assured that if a barb sting did happen a man from the next village would come and suck out the poison. Seriously .... So if this is so why is there not a small pool or spa for guests to enjoy during the day?

Lunch and dinner came and went and it was pretty basic, not something you would expect from an exclusive resort. The chef was lovely but it was clear after taking a peek in the kitchen she wasn't given enough food resources to work with. Basically if it's not grown on the island then it's not available.

We decided seeing as though we couldn't swim we would get an afternoon massage. We were excited about this as the staff had had exclusive training by a European masseuse over a six week period. My masseuse seemed to only be able to massage using two fingers at a time. She looked bored and uninterested staring out the window while stopping the massage and then restarting again when she realised I was still there. At one point she started massaging herself with the coconut oil which I could only laugh at. My friends massage was similar which upset us both. At this point we started to consider going home early which we did, leaving one day early and costing us $300 in flight costs.

It's unclear to me how this business actually works? If the accommodation is $500-$1200 per night why are the owners not investing back into the resort. The grounds are dirty and over grown, the food is bland and tasteless with little variety, the alcohol is of no frills/cheap quality, the rooms are outdated and old and the bed is by far the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept on.

For me I have travelled to 36 countries. I have enjoyed both high class and average classed accommodation in a variety of settings such as retreats, city adventures, Europe, Asia, Africa and all over America? I was expecting a lot more from Nukubati for the money we spent and the time we took off work and we were nothing but disappointed, even stating at the airport we would not return even if it was for free.

my advise: rethink your plans to stay here! Check out Paradee in Koh Samet Thailand or hotel Arwana in Bali or even a good Sheraton, Meriton or Park Royal hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

The only positive would be the staff who were kind and caring.

We hope the owners Jenny and Peter rethink their business/resort setting and invest back into
what could have been a very pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from JennyNukubatiIsland, Owner at Nukubati Great Sea Reef
Responded Jul 21, 2015
A getaway on a tropical island in the South Seas is romantic and adventurous. It is not to be compared to a Thai or Balinese luxury resort, nor to a city hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Indeed, on Nukubati Island the experience is a unique interaction with a pristine environment and the Fijian people. Nukubati showcases the natural beauty and culture of a part of the world that has not been ravaged by rampant resort development as is the case in Bali, Thailand and Malaysia. Nukubati is an environmentally responsible resort and for this reason does not have swimming or spa pools. Swimming can be done all around the island any time of the day. We are surrounded by the South Pacific Ocean and we do not have a stingray problem. Your “outdated and boring” review with its deliberate errors and exaggerations designed for compensation, is in total contrast to our 98 percent positive review rating on Trip Advisor over the past 10 years. Our grounds are not dirty and overgrown, our meals are not basic, bland and tasteless, our alcohol is excellent, our bures are clean and comfortable and all our staff are very well trained and perform their tasks passionately. You departed one day early because your travelling companion unexpectedly had to get back to her young children. And, no problem, we will not be offering you a free return stay, regardless of your review. I have managed our island very successfully for 25 years and certainly don’t need to be queried on how my business operates. I not only invest back into my resort, I also invest in our local community, all of whom have not travelled to 36 countries, but are gracious and generous all the same. Nukubati, our staff and the local community are proud to have received 8 consecutive annual TA Travellers Choice Awards placing us in the top one per cent of the world’s resorts based on guest satisfaction. I am sorry that your quest for a refund blinded you to the beauty of Nukubati Island. Jenny
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Susie P wrote a review Oct 2011
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States3 contributions27 helpful votes
My husband and I just got back from Nukubati and were very unhappy with our experience there. It is our third trip to Fiji and this is by far the worse resort we have stayed at. The food was fair at best and they had no band at night. It was boring and not worth the price. The beds are terrible as well. I would not go back to this resort.
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Date of stay: September 2011
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from JennyNukubatiIsland, Owner at Nukubati Great Sea Reef
Responded Dec 19, 2011
To say that I and all my staff at Nukubati were nonplussed after reading this review would be an understatement. I find it difficult to respond, as the review is short and non-specific but it certainly sends a message. At first read, I took it to be a mischievous posting by a competitor, BUT this guest did indeed stay at Nukubati with her husband for 5 nights. They came specifically to scuba dive on the Great Sea Reef, as they had prepaid for 3 days diving. Their travel agent informed us that they were her VIP clients and could we take extra special care with them, which of course we did. We were told they were relatively new to scuba diving and could we make sure they felt safe on their dives as they had had a bad dive experience at another resort on a previous trip to Fiji. They were assigned our most experienced dive master, Salote, who reported that they had very much enjoyed their dives. As well as scuba diving, they also experienced some of our unique cultural activities: tatavu, meke, and octopus hunting. They certainly seemed to have had a wonderful holiday. Indeed they testified to that when writing in our guest book on their last day. I quote " To Nukubati Family , Thank you for your warm hospitality. We had a wonderful, relaxing week in your home. The resort is breathtaking. You are blessed to be here every day. We appreciate the intimate hospitality and time to relax. We wish you all health and happiness." So I don’t know what happened after they left Nukubati for them to change their mind. For Nukubati to go from "breathtaking" to "the worst resort we have stayed at” , and from "had a wonderful, relaxing week " to "being bored", leaves us quite confused. I have emailed these guests to express my regret that they did not enjoy Nukubati and to ask them if they can elaborate or be more specific about their experience, so that we know what we might be doing wrongly and how we might improve our services. But I have received no response. Jenny Nukubati Private Island
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NCTraveler wrote a review Aug 2005
Raleigh, North Carolina9 contributions24 helpful votes
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Nukubati is absolutely amazing. I will try to put its beauty into words, but I'm not sure I will do it justice. My husband and I visited Nukubati for our honeymoon in August, 2005. We could not have hoped for a better experience.

The people of Nukubati are the warmest, friendliest people I've ever met at a resort. We've traveled the Carribbean extensively and after visiting Nukubati, I don't ever want to go anywhere else. We didn't hear the word, "No," once during our entire trip. EVERY staff member was genuine, warm, and caring. We ate whenever and wherever we pleased. There were no meal times to worry about. We snorkeled, went diving, fished, and sailed - all at our convenience and with guidance from Nukubati natives.

Staying on Nukubati was almost like staying on our own private island. There were at most four other couples staying on the island while we were there. One or two days we stayed on the island without doing any excursions and we were the only guests on the island most of the day.

My husband and I are very active people and were hesitant to visit a resort without a gym, but we didn't miss it at all. There's a trail around the island that provides a good run and there are so many activities to do during the day that we never missed the gym.

The food at Nukubati is also amazing. I think we ate lobster every day during our stay. I am a rather picky eater and prefer gourmet food and I loved every meal. All the ingredients were fresh and prepared with great sauces. Lunch and dinner were at least three courses. There was also a great deal of variety - everything from authentic Fijian dishes to Fish and Chips to Asian foods. It was incredible!

If you have the chance to visit Nukubati, I definitely recommend that you go. Its a wonderful experience. Please feel free to send an email if you have any questions.
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Date of stay: August 2005
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LIBS wrote a review Aug 2006
Sydney1 contribution19 helpful votes
Nukubati was without a doubt the most romantic place I have ever visited! I have done a fair amount of travel in the South Pacific but from the moment I set foot on Nukubati Island, I knew it was going to be an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. This island has got it all – adventure, romance, a loyalty to tradition and culture, delicious fresh food (and plenty of it!), personalised service and most importantly, the loveliest staff I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with. By the time I left I could honestly and wholeheartedly call each and every one a good friend and I felt as if I was leaving family behind!
One of the best things about the island is just how removed it is from the rest of the world. I watched couples arrive, stressed out and looking for relief, and then leave again a week later completely relaxed, enjoying each others’ company as they probably hadn’t in years and just completely at peace with the world. It was as if a bit of Fiji had crept into their souls and just like the people who had hosted them, they had become as chilled out, sparkling and blissfully content as the South Pacific itself! Because the resort is all-inclusive, meaning meals, drinks, laundry (the staff actually collect your soiled clothes from your room each day and return them the next day clean and smelling delicious!), activities and just about anything else you can dream up, save for diving, are free once you arrive, you can’t help but forget the rest of the world exists. Without carrying a wallet, applying makeup, worrying about the washing, or adhering to set meal times, there is nothing left to do but succumb to total relaxation.
Possibly the most wonderful feature of a stay on Nukubati, and an experience which should make the island the number one destination for honeymooners and hopeless romantics alike, are their natural sandbank picnics. There are a number of sandbanks about a 20-minute boat ride from Nukubati, which are only completely visible for about four hours a day, on low tide, creating tiny private islands offshore. The Nukubati staff will set up a three or more course picnic, complete with table, chairs, umbrella, champagne and delicious food for you and your partner on one of the islands, then drive you out there and drop you off, alone together on the island for a number of hours until you radio them to collect you again once the tide starts coming in. Imagine, an entire private island to yourselves for the day! It was the most amazing, unique experience and we loved it so much that we waited a little too long to radio the island and were partially underwater by the time the boat arrived! The staff had a giggle, took a picture for us and then quickly packed up and took us back to the island. That was a day I will remember for the rest of my life. It was so beautiful.
For the adventurous there is everything from fishing, to sailing the afternoon away on the island’s mini catamarans, amazingly beautiful dive sites, many of them unexplored and waiting to be discovered – in fact, if you fancy it you can even name your own dive site! The island sits just inside the Great Sea Reef, the world’s third largest reef, and the area is perfectly untouched and deliciously rich with colourful fish, hard and soft coral, and amazing visibility.
Even if you’re just snorkelling there is plenty to see – with nothing more than a snorkel and mask we swam with dolphins, giant manta rays, reef sharks and hundreds of beautiful fish. Each time I went out it was a struggle for the staff to get me out of that water and back to shore before I shrivelled up!
Every day guests were coming in with huge fish they’d caught after a morning of casting, trawling, or fly-fishing, and there was kayaking and volleyball too. But more than anything I found myself looking forward to watching the beautiful Nukubati sunsets from my private section of the beach, lying back on my sunbed with a glass of champagne in hand.
The other fabulous thing about this island is how traditional it is. This was a real Fijian experience – a lot more so than any other resort I’ve visited. The staff are mostly Nukubati natives who know the area, including the fishing and diving spots, like the back of their hands. One staff member even took us octopus hunting during out stay! Wednesday night is traditional Meke night, so for those of you who are keen to try some local kava as you watch the celebrations, go for it! Ask for a high tide if you dare ;-)
All in all, a perfect destination with the right mix of romance, traditional experiences (you can even go to the village church if you so desire) and adventure. I visited during the first two weeks of July and have been craving more time on the island since I arrived home. I will definitely be back, hopefully many times. Highly recommended. Feel free to email me for more info.
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Ferrand C wrote a review Feb 2012
Hong Kong, China13 contributions35 helpful votes
My wife and I have had the best experience at Nukubati. Right after you hop off the plane at an extremely tiny airport in Lhabasa, expect to experience a 1-hour thrill ride on a 4x4 vehicle through rocky roads and lush meadows. But remember to take a pill if you have car-sick, because you’re in for a bumpy ride. After reaching the jetty, you are then transported by a 2-minute ride on speed boat to the island.

As you approach the island, you are readily greeted with friendly smiles, dancing and music. It’s like returning to your family who is already waiting at the door all psyched and ready to greet you. You are then escorted to the reception to fill out a form. Strange thing is that they never asked for a deposit nor did we get our room keys. It’s that safe. After cooling off with a scented cold towel and coconut drink, Kim (Jenny’s son) gave us a brief tour of the resort. Afterwards we were brought to our dining table for lunch because our room was not ready yet. Do not expect lavish meals, because this is not what this resort is meant for. But you can surely get the most out of Fiji cuisine. Everything looks home-made and decadent. They even offer an open bar with an assortment of wine (red & white), bubby, cocktails, beer, sodas and juices.

The accommodation is simple and comfy. There are only 7 rooms at Nukubati. The largest are honey moon bures and there are 2. This is where my wife and I stayed at. The other 5 are smaller bures, but just as cosy and spacious. The honeymoom bures feature a spacious bathroom opposite the room with 2 washing basis for him and her. There is also an extra large patio, which makes a perfect spot to lay back and feast your eyes on the beautiful egg yolk like sunset. Every day at 6pm, we would wait at the patio for our champagne and canapés. There is no TV, telephone and wifi, because whole purpose is to relax and enjoy nature. For those who can’t resist getting in touch with the world, wifi is available at the reception, but signals are rather weak. Since there are no clocks around the resort, one can easily lose track of time (ok, I admit not bringing a watch with me). I constantly had to ask my wife or the staff what day or time it was. And at times even they’d get confused.

Do expect the luxury of AC because everything is solar-powered. Nukubati boasts eco-tourism, so the only high-powered appliance in the rooms is the refrigerator. But not to worry because the fans do quite an excellent job of keeping you cool. Even a person like me who still praises the inventor of the AC still managed to sleep like a baby. The bathroom amenities are not scented. I guess everything is “home-made”, but you feel cleansed after using them.

Meals can be enjoyed at any time of the day. One of the best things Nukubati has to offer. Very often my wife and I would sleep in and have breakfast (or rather brunch) at around noon, then lunch (or rather tea) at 4pm followed by dinner at almost 9pm. There is absolutely no time limit for meals. I guess this is other reason why one might lose track of time. Or you can have your meals in your bure. Totally your choice.

Tipping is not required at the resort. You don’t even have to bring your wallet. The whole idea is to feel at home and do whatever you want. But if you appreciate their services, you could always make a donation to their Christmas fund.

Jenny, the owner and her staff were just so friendly. They would greet you by your first name and actually remember it. They won’t mind if you forget theirs though. Our servers Timo and Tina would always end by saying “You’re most welcome” if you thanked them. How often do you get that!

When Jenny was there, she would talk to each guest at the breakfast table. She was also always very inviting. It was her birthday on our last night at Nukubati, so she was kind enough to invite everyone to a special dinner. The staff managed to assemble a long table and topped it with local curry and other goodies. The night was filled with laughter and sharing of different cultures. It sure was a memorable night.

The only complain was the weather. But it was expected since we went in January, which was also Fiji’s west season. It rained consecutively for 2 days, but the sun came out again on our last day. The other disappointment was not being able to scuba-dive because their instructor left. But Jenny made sure that Salote arrange snorkeling trips for us. Our advice for visitors is to get certified for an open-water license, because they have experienced dive-masters like Salote to guide you to the best diving sports at the reefs. Salote is an extremely cool person. She’s also very experienced because of her tenure with Nukubati for almost 20 years, so she knows the waters very well. We did a 1-day snorkeling excursion under her guidance despite the rain. On one note my wife was too scared to jump into the water, but Salote managed to convince her and took care of her all the way. We swam through schools of non-stringing jelly-fishes and even saw Christmas Tree Worms. Salote was also kind enough to share a lot about the Fiji culture.

Because of the rain, the staff at Nukubati would go upside down to entertain you. On 1 day, they gave us an interesting coconut demonstration. Never did we know that a coconut tree like could transform into an assortment of tools for Fijians to use, These included bags, bowls, cups, hats, fans, toys and food.

Another interesting activity was drinking Kava. Guests and staff would gather around a large bowl filled with this exotic beverage fused with a special type of plant and water. But after a few dozes could numb your lips and you’ll start to feel oozy, so remember to go “low-tide”. Afterwards, they perform this special Nukubati dance about the resort and their culture, and Solate would read these really eye-watering personal messages to each guest at the end.

It was finally our last day at Nukubati and was a bit sad to leave. But we were sure that we departed with happy recollections and most important of all felt fully recharged.

We’d life to say vinaka to everyone at Nukubati for making our experience so memorable and pleasurable. Sorry if we spelt your names wrong. We’ll definitely be back and hopefully with a scuba-diving license next time.

Kim & Imigim: if you guys are in HK, please email us at ferrandgc@gmail.com. We’d be more than happy to take you around. We have the best crabs here.
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Date of stay: January 2012
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Jennifer B asked a question Sep 2018
Sydney, Australia30 contributions6 helpful votes
Why hasn’t there been a review of this accomodation since 2017?
Answer from scott631
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia19 contributions2 helpful votes
I believe the resort was closed for six months for restorations & has since re-opened
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Jennifer B asked a question Sep 2018
Sydney, Australia30 contributions6 helpful votes
Why hasn’t there been a review of this accomodation since 2017?
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There have been recent reviews, but not in English. TA puts non English reviews in a foreign language section Nukubati does not solicit reviews from guests, unlike most hotels and resorts, who send out multiple emails to past guests asking for them to review. Hence after being on TA since TA’s inception in 2005, Nukubati has relatively few reviews. However this did not prevent Nukubati being one of only 16 hotels in the world (out of the 1.1M hotels on TA) to be named in TA’s Hall of Fame. So if you are considering booking a holiday at Nukubati, you can be assured you won’t be disappointed. Just read the reviews.
Grace M asked a question Jun 2018
Jimboomba, Australia33 contributions7 helpful votes
Do the beach front rooms actually have a view of the beach from the deck or is it behind trees? Thanks
Answer from laurarrrr
Anthem, Arizona9 contributions
Yes! Each burre has a porch that faces the ocean...you can see the ocean from your room, no problem and step outside, take 15 steps and put your toes in the ocean!
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Chester, United Kingdom150 contributions91 helpful votes
Hi We stayed at Nukubati for our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. The waters edge is shallow and you just walk in. It is not deep, I was a non swimmer before arriving at Nukubati but conquered my fears there and ended up enjoying some snorkelling which I thoroughly enjoyed and never felt out of my depth. You can eat your meals where and when you want, so there are no set times at all. I would add that meeting other guests at night from all over the world in the pavilion was a great experience and the perfect way to start your evening. There are various activities such as diving, Sandbar picnic (which is an absolute must in my opinion). Sailing, Medicine walks with a member of staff (fascinating). You just have to tell the staff what you want do do and they will make it happen.Hope this helps. :)
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prasad02 asked a question Dec 2016
Oregon City, Oregon20 contributions44 helpful votes
transportation
Answer from Elizabeth B
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions26 helpful votes
The resort arranges your transportation from the airport on the mainland. It consists of a car and then a small boat to go a very short distance to the island. You can easily see the island from the mainland when you arrive at the pier.
YKcitizen wrote a tip Sep 2023
San Rafael, California3 contributions
"Scuba, snorkel the Great Sea Reef"
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Duncan Robertson wrote a tip Sep 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
"Ask for a bure that faces the sunset"
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Janie L wrote a tip Feb 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
"a beach front bhure, there are only 7 so you will be assured of peace and a great view"
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Stefan S wrote a tip Nov 2016
Mountain View, California13 contributions7 helpful votes
"The Honeymoon suites are quiet and at the end of the beach. Perfect."
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manta66 wrote a tip Oct 2016
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia3 contributions
"Honeymoon Bure is stunning, however both are excellent. Highly recommend a day on the water!!"
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PRICE RANGE
$500 - $617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
nukubati private island great sea reef hotel labasa, nukubati island hotel, nukubati island resort all inclusive
LOCATION
FijiVanua LevuNukubati Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nukubati Great Sea Reef
What are some of the property amenities at Nukubati Great Sea Reef?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, a spa, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Nukubati Great Sea Reef?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Nukubati Great Sea Reef?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Does Nukubati Great Sea Reef have airport transportation?
Yes, Nukubati Great Sea Reef offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Nukubati Great Sea Reef have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.