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Tambua Sands

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Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All Fijian staff were excellent. Our room was very tired, and water pressure - not the best. Grounds are nice, with plenty of space. Right on the water with a coral beach. It was a bit of a shame when one of the workers lost the plot at another staff member during dinner, we couldn't fault these girls, so it... More 

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2 Thank waves11
Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Vinaka for your comments. We are unsure when you stayed with us.. as through out June and July the resort has been under remodelling with new bathroom fittings, bedding, painting, thatching on the roofs, which we hope will all be completed by the end of August. We also apologise for any embarrassment you may have felt with staff confrontation this... More 

Sydney
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You know you've found a great place to stay when you don't feel any inclination to leave the resort - for anything. We spent 10 days at Tambua Sands and it was just what the doctor ordered. A laidback slice of paradise where you soon find yourself falling into an easy and relaxing rhythm - and resetting your body clock... More 

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1 Thank newieboy
Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka... Its been an interesting season this year with people fully understanding the Tambua Sands experience and others who just don't get it. We are so pleased you got it , and have taken time to respond. There is very little to say that has not been said in your comments and the enjoyment you experienced by being here... More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
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144 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our four nights at Tambua, in a beachfront bure, were very relaxing and enjoyable. Large spacious bure (room 20) with outside water tap to wash off sand. Room includes wicker table, chairs plus wooden outdoor set. Although not stated on booking confirmation - breakfast included is continental only; choice of 3-4 cereals, yummy homemade bread/toast with peanut butter, jam, marmalade,... More 

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1 Thank Nix51
Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka for your comments.. We are sorry to here about the glass incident in the Bure .. very unusual, however could quite have happened. The meal we are really sorry you did not return so we could rectify.. It is extremely unusual for the guys in the Kitchen to do this.. and if it happens.. we will rectify immediately.... More 

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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant stay at Tambua Sands. A small to medium sized resort catering to families, couples, etc Great location and beachfront bures are ideal. Staff are wonderful and Wayne and his team do an excellent job. Kitchen can let down the team from time to time but overall a great experience.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bungalow was located close to the main highway and the noise from it incessant. Meal service was excruciatingly slow and it was nothing to have to wait an hour for service - at best 1/2 hour and at worst 2 hours. Waiters ignored requests for attention. No drinking water left for guest in rooms and it was assumed that... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 8 day getaway in Fiji has been an amazing experience. The Tambua staff are all very friendly and helpful. The bures are a little dated but have everything you need. The beach is literally ten paces out your front door, and has the most amazing view! A bonus (and sometimes a negative) is the distance from the main building/pool... More 

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1 Thank Alison C
Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Alison.. Thank you so much for your comments on your stay with us.. True as you said we are Fiji Time .. we like our guests to relax and enjoy the surrounds, and settle into cruise time... We are a "barefoot" resort so you have in some cause have to walk to get your needs fulfilled .. all... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small place with the feel of an exclusive resort - right on the beach and no crowds. Relaxing and private - although there is plenty to do in the vicinity if you really want activities. Rooms are spacious with nice amenities and comfortable even for 4 people. Good for snorkeling with lots of coral formations and fish just a... More 

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2 Thank danyel63
Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka for your comments Danyel .... Yes unfortunately tides are always an issue on the coral coast.. but the waiting is well worth it once you get out to the reef and explore. We have just had a new supply of snorkeling gear.. We just have to get the gear back.. as our guests really don't want to give... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed at the Tambua Sands when visiting Fiji in April 2016. From start to finish our expectations were exceeded and not a moment went by when we didn't feel completely relaxed and at home. On arrival the manager Wayne came to greet us and let us know if there was anything needed then he would be... More 

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1 Thank Charlie M
Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula and greetings to you and Thomas, ... Charlie .. So nice to hear from you after such a long time. You both got it .. we love to enjoy other people here at Tambua Sands and often a bit of extraordinary fun follows... However you and Tomas settled straight in along with guest Robin, and the staff ... it... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most fantastic place to relax. Very friendly staff, great food and in a superb location. Although some of the Bures could do with some modernising they are still very clean and comfortable.

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1 Thank nigelleeinvicata
Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka .. Thank you for your brief but excellent comments Nigel. We are indeed remodeling our Bures at the moment, New bathroom fittings beding and art. We are keeping the character of the past but coloring up with new valances and cushioning .. It is looking rather smart ..we can't wait to have you back to enjoy the new... More 

Lutz, Florida
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84 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Fiji twice, and stayed at Tambua Sands both times. The rooms directly on the beach are good, and service is superb. Tambua Sands has a bar/restaurant, and all you need to have the most relaxing time of your life. Horseback riding available, and although secluded, you can get a ride anywhere. A must stay at a... More 

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1 Thank Barry S
Wayne A, Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Barry .. For your positive comments. it was a pleasure to host you again at Tambua Sands resort.. and we hope for the opportunity again in the near future... Our best regards to the family and a big vinaka vakalevu from the Tambua Sands Resort team. More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on 17 pristine acres on the breathtaking Coral Coast of Fiji, Tambua Sands Beach Resort is a South Pacific escape for the soul. Bathe in the warm South Pacific waters, relax on a white sand beach, and articlee in to our blue lagoon and fresh water pool. Discover a romantic vacation getaway, where you are free to relax, indulge, play, eat, celebrate and fall in love at our spectacular Fiji luxury resort ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tambua Sands

Address: Queen's Highway | Coral Coast, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast > Sigatoka
Price Range: $92 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tambua Sands 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Tambua Sands Sigatoka
Tambua Sands Hotel Sigatoka
Tambua Sands Fiji/Sigatoka
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Sigatoka
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sigatoka
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sigatoka
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