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Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji

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Volivoli Road, Rakiraki, Viti Levu Fiji
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Volivoli Beach Resort is a dedicated SSI and PADI dive Resort on Viti Levu, Fiji. It is owned and operated by the Darling family, 16 year veterans of the area. Dive facilities are world class and on site. All accommodations have ocean views. Nearby Bligh Waters are renowned for an amazing display of fish, pelagic creatures and soft corals. Guests enjoy snorkelling, kayaking, beach volleyball, fishing, village culture and sunset cruises. The Darling philosophy is simple - “We spend time talking to our guests, whether on a dive trip or over a cold beer,” says Nick, “This helps us fine tune the Volivoli experience.”
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Volivoli Road, Rakiraki, Viti Levu Fiji
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Justine A wrote a review Aug 2020
Mullaloo, Australia11 contributions
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Now that our magical day has been and gone the memory on our Anniversary still fills our hearts as one of the most amazing days of our lives all thanks to the Darling Family and all the team at Volivoli Beach Resort. Our guests were blown away with the beauty and the interment setting which we got to spend 5 of the best days with our closest family and friends which added to our wedding memories we truly recommend having an destination wedding where everyone can relax, have fun and also have a holiday. From the moment we made contact with Volivoli all the stress had been lifted as Geraldine our wedding coordinator had put a wedding package together including absolutely everything plus guest packages including all food and accommodation costs. We also added our hens and bucks parties to the booking which the girls choose to travel to a private island while the boys went on a charted fishing trip which was a once in a lifetime opportunity. So if you can see yourself having fireworks, bon fires and dancing on the sand. Volivoli Beach Resort is a must ....you won't regret it.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Sarah0000000 wrote a review Mar 2020
Canberra, Australia37 contributions26 helpful votes
We recently stayed for 3 nights at Volivoli Beach resort in one of the luxury villas with a private pool. The room was outstanding, beautifully designed so that both bedrooms looked out to the view, and practical, with access to one of the bathrooms from the deck and pool. The resort itself is immaculate, with lovely grounds. The food was very good and the service excellent. The staff introduced themselves on our first night, and I was impressed they remembered all of our names! I hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Nick Darling, Owner at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji
Responded Mar 29, 2020
Bula Sarah, Thank you for your kind review of Volivoli Beach Resort, We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. We're looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Nick Darling
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Vindhya C wrote a review Mar 2020
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Haven't stayed in this resort but been for dinner and a look around at the resort.compared to few hrs back the place has changed alot .It is just so amazing compared to then.very beautiful resort lovely restaurants with excellent service .food is so delicious and excellent F&B service. The new walkways along to the rooms and beaches has been made and alot changes .It's just a lovely place .lovely upgraded rooms viewing to the open ocean is just so great .Staffs are very informative and ready to serve .Though a dinner guest we were taken around the resort and were told what all activities and services are available .Definitely a place not to be missed.❤
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Nick Darling, Owner at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Bula Vindhya, Thank you for your kind review of Volivoli Beach Resort, We are glad that you like the upgrades and sincerely hope you may come and experience the facilities as an in house guests at some point. Kind regards Nick Darling
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Kathleen G wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China100 contributions14 helpful votes
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I stayed 7 nights at Volivoli with a dive group of 28. If I’d written my review during the first 4 days, it would have been a 3 at best. However, they turned it around in the last 3 days - if there’d been that level of effort for the whole week, it would have been a 5, so I think 4 overall is fair. The good things were: - the grounds are indisputably stunning, every room looks straight out to the ocean, the pool area is really nice and includes swim up bar, the beach area has plenty of seating, hammocks, etc - the rooms do the job perfectly well, consistent aircon (mostly, but the two issues we had were fixed quickly) and hot water, drinking water provided daily, comfortable bed, spacious enough to handle you, a roommate and all of your dive gear. - Geraldine the manager and Eliki at Ra Bar deserve special shout outs for being consistently great. As mentioned we had two issues with the aircon in our room (Day 1 it wasn’t working and the last day it sprang a leak that would have meant turning it off ... both days would have been incredibly unpleasant in +30° heat) and Geraldine was really prompt in addressing each time. At all times, dealing with Geraldine made you feel like (a) she was really hearing you and (b) she was on top of it. Eliki is such a lovely person to have managing the bar, he brings really positive energy to the place and always seemed on top of everything going on at the bar, even if our entire group descended at once. They were both also great the night of the bbq when they noticed that my roommate had not come down and they arranged for food to be sent to our room - it was a nice touch. The not so good things primarily come down to some combination of lack of training/lack of effort/lack of organisation, all of which are easily rectifiable, as evidenced by my really positive experience the second half of the trip. Some examples include: - our dive boat was terribly disorganised. 14 of us were on the boat for the entire week, and we had on average 2 different additional divers per day. You would think that since 85% of the boat was the same for the week, us 14 could have been given defined spots on Day 1, so that every day I could get on the boat, go to my spot, start gearing up - but no. I had a different seat *every day* when I got on the boat, and for the first several days not all of my gear made to where they set up my BCD, meaning I had a daily hunt to find wherever my fins had been tossed when they cleared the boat the night before. Just a bit of forethought to say “Ok we have the same 14 people on this boat for 5 days, let’s set them up here and empty spots will be there” would have made every morning just a little easier. - our boat also had a consistent problem with tanks not being full. This happened to me personally 3 times. For the entire boat, I would say it happened at least twice every day and on the worst day, 5 times. And it was definitely not that a diver accidentally picked up a used tank, I got tanks with 150-170 bar, while my friends were getting PSI readings in the 2000s, so it was tanks not being fully filled. To have this happen every day points to a problem in the dive shop - not sure what it is exactly (their filler machine or the person manning it), but it should be looked into and should be easy to fix. - overall I would say 16 divers on the boat was pushing it. We raised this at the time with Simon the dive manager and unfortunately it was not or could not be addressed. Everyone in our 14 were experienced and mostly with our own gear so minimal faffing around during gear up, and even still just the amount of people (incl the 2-3 extras and 3 guides) made it a challenge to gear up. The captain himself commented on there being too many and asked us to give feedback on shore - which we promptly did. - The camera bucket was much too small for the number of photographers in our group, and also the boat was too cramped to feel comfortable just dunking and taking your camera back because it could easily get stepped on or knocked over. I felt really bad for the couple of guys in our group who had really large high-end set ups, but since we are all friends we all tried to be conscious of where their cameras were and to be careful. The only solution to the space issue was to put less people on the boat, and that never happened. - One day I got on the boat and actually had no set up at all, my gear was off to the side for some reason?? There was no space left in the guest area so I ended up being put where the guides are back at the ladders - so no proper seat at all for the boat ride and generally in the way of everyone else trying to get in the water at every dive site because I was in Group 3 (last jumpers) but trying to gear up at the entry point. This was also the day that I had 2 tanks not filled properly, so was an overall really frustrating day that none of the crew seemed to care about. As I said, things got a lot better the second half of our week. I think the dive shop and/or crew really got the message that we not pleased on our boat. Although the boat numbers didn’t go down, the efforts of the crew went up significantly. All of a sudden you realized that they did have the capacity to be a 5 star dive experience (issues like not full tanks and changing spots persisted - but something like the annoyance of a half full tank diminishes a little if the crew is apologetic and immediately switches you out, instead of you doing it yourself). All of a sudden all my gear was together (wherever they had decided to put it, it all made the move), they were remembering the positioning of my tank, offering to help people with fins - just really being thoughtful. For the Wednesday/Thursday dives, I would give them top marks. As people I would say that Mo, Jimmy and Esa were all very nice and I particularly really liked diving with Jimmy. My only other observation is about the restaurant. The food is overall pretty good - and the Fijian dishes like the Kokoda and Ika Valolo were straight up excellent! However it can be very slow, and we had a couple repeat incidents of orders not getting put in/forgotten. For a bunch of tired hungry divers this can make you borderline hangry! Just a tiny bit better training up of the restaurant staff would do the trick, because them being a little more attentive (vs the diner having to ask for things like water, silverware, to order) would I think streamline the busy dinner experience immediately. To other guests I would recommend not waiting until you’re starving to head to dinner - go before you’re hungry, have a drink and be relaxed! I realise I have written a lot here but I hope that everything is read constructively, because I do intend it that way! Based on how my second half the week went, I would go back to Volivoli and I would offer it as a suggestion to other divers looking for a dive resort, but I would also give them some health warnings in advance taking into account some of my comments above.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Nick Darling, General Manager at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Bula Vinaka Kathleen, Thank you for taking time to write such a detailed review, your feedback is very extremely valuable as we continue to develop and improve our product and service. Im sorry to hear that we were heading down a three star review path, I am however happy that we were able to redeem ourselves a little, of course we strive for five star reviews and happy customers for the duration of their vacation. We're fortunate to have such a wonderful staff, who work tirelessly to ensure customer satisfaction, Eliki and Geraldine are two of a ninety five strong team all working together. Without addressing each point raised regarding the diving and boats, this is great timing as we have our full crew training already scheduled for this coming week and all your gripes will be addressed line by line. Regarding the meals being slow, I will raise this with the Food & Beverage department to identify where the delays may be coming from. We pride ourselves on service and quality of the meals delivered and the team do an excellent job. I am sure they will react positively to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity to highlight to all guests reading this and planning on visiting Volivoli Beach Resort for you're next vacation, please raise any concerns while on site so we can address them immediately. Kind regards Nick Darling
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LizbethRD wrote a review Feb 2020
El Dorado Hills, California13 contributions8 helpful votes
I spent 10 days at this resort with adult kids and their group of scuba divers. I don't dive but had absolutely no trouble finding many things to do and enjoy the scenery and amenities of this well run resort. I can't say enough about the staff as being personable, attentive and caring. They all make you feel as if you have a new extension of your family. Food, service and cleanliness were all superb.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Nick Darling, Owner at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Bula LizbethRD, Thank you very much for your kind review of Volivoli Beach Resort, Its fantastic to hear you enjoyed your trip as much as you did. We sincerely hope you may return soon. Kind regards Nick Darling
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$145 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
FijiViti LevuRakiraki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji
What are some of the property amenities at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.