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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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Breakfast buffet
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Volivoli Road, Rakiraki, Viti Levu Fiji
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Nadi Intl Airport57 miSee all flights
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oztraveller wrote a review Jun 12
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam74 contributions63 helpful votes
We had 7 days diving on a mix of inshore reefs, midway reefs and the 45 min speed ride to Vatu I RA Marine Park, providing increasing water clarity but stronger currents, further out. The reefs vary in structure, walls , bommies and several intricate mazes of canyons and swim throughs, all with undamaged coral, large shoals of good variety of tropical fish, extraordinary colours. We also spotted reef sharks, barracuda and other pelagics plus the tiny stuff such as nudibranchs etc. The dive operation is efficient and friendly, light hearted but safety conscious - all locally trained and resident Fijian staff. Not much to do except dive and relax. The local tours are quite expensive and a erratic in terms of scheduling but the experience of the place is conducive to extreme morning activity and relaxing afternoons., so you might not want to leave the resort The food is extremely good so make the most of menu variety and the fun wait staff.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
8jacquil thank you so very much for taking the time to post your review and of course your 5-STAR RATING which we highly appreciate. We are also delighted that you loved our amazing backyard underwater playground which is truly world-class diving at its very best and of course Fiji's stand-out dive location. We are also glad you enjoyed our chefs' amazing creations, it is just another area we are highly proud of, and appreciate that we were able to tantalize your taste buds during your stay. We hope to see you back again when next convenient, thank you once again.
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Hank wrote a review Jan 2022
New York City, New York264 contributions141 helpful votes
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I spent a week diving with the team at Volivoli Beach Resort. All of the team members at the resort were friendly and helpful. The owners and management are pretty involved in day-to-day operation of the resort from food & beverage services to laundry services. The resort is located on the northernmost tip of the main island. It’s about 2-3 hour pleasant and scenic drive from the international airport to the resort. The journey is worth it especially if you are a scuba diver. The resort has access to over 80 dive sites which present large variety of hard and soft corals, amazing swim-thru’s and a lot of small critters. The resort operates several dive/snorkel boats per day offering 2-tank or 3-tank trips. The also resort offers a tasty lunch on 3-tank trips. My room was well maintained and spacious. The food at the restaurants was very good. I was on a full meal plan and was pleased with number of options per meal especially before and after a day of scuba diving. The dive shop is run efficiently and dive team is quite helpful. For example, if you want to find sea horses or nudibranchs, they can arrange to take you to those sites and help you find the creature. I brought my own gear but the rental equipment looked like it was well maintained. For photographers and videographers, there is a separate camera room which was newly built. I was very pleased with my week of diving and I would return to explore more of the bligh waters.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Simon Volivoli, Marketing at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji
Responded Jan 30, 2022
Bula Hank and vinaka vakalevu (thank you very much) for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor it is greatly appreciated and of course for choosing to spend some time with us at Fiji's Premier Dive Resort. Our entire team loved your company, it is exciting to have our borders reopened for quarantine-free travel and see so many smiling faces once again. Thanks also for being our 'first official photographer' to break in our beautiful new world-class 14-person camera room. Sota tale.
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Judith R wrote a review Jun 9
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia28 contributions19 helpful votes
Just finishing up a week long dive holiday with our club. Great diving. Exceptional service both in the resort and at the dive centre. The facilities are a little dated. Wifi is expensive and not available in most rooms. My only beef is that there is little to do apart from diving. We’d dive in the morning, have a wonderful lunch then sleep or relax all afternoon. Whilst that may sound like heaven to some, I like to be active and occupied. The food was outstanding.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Simon Volivoli, Marketing at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji
Responded 5 days ago
JudithR359 thank you so much for your review and feedback our team appreciates your support. We are indeed proud of our team and our service and delighted that we managed to share our passion with you whilst enjoying our hospitality and world-class diving. In regards to 'little else to do apart from diving' did you take advantage of any of the local tours and activities on offer such as - Nabalasare village & waterfall, Rakiraki markets, Volivoli ridge hike, snorkeling trips, fishing trips (handling, half or full day), island discovery, dolphin encounter, snake cave & waterfall, sunset cruise, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, the tomb of Ratu Udre Udre the worlds most prolific cannibal, Church of the Black Christ, cooking classes, basket weaving, crab racing etc whilst you were with us? Sadly WiFi is expensive in Fiji and the networks are somewhat hit and miss however all we can presently do is work with the infrastructure we have in the country. Thank you also for the wonderful feedback on the food, our chefs are an integral part of our Volivoli family and certainly put a lot of love into their creations. Finally in regards to 'The facilities are a little dated' if you could please email simon@volivoli.com with some specifics that would be very much appreciated and we will certainly look into it as a very high priority. Thank you again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
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Carol L wrote a review Jun 8
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions8 helpful votes
Our whole experience was first class. From our first email contact with Marian and then from the moment we arrived until we departed we were welcomed and made to feel very special. The owners, the Darling family and staff are all truly amazing and we thank each and every one very much for making our trip fabulous. We stayed in an Ocean View Villa which was really lovely. The villa was spacious and offered privacy with a large balcony and fab views. We thought all the accommodation options looked great no matter what level you choose and the luxury ocean view villas with private pools just look extraordinary. The restaurant offered excellent meals (thank you chefs and the wonderful restaurant staff!) and there are plenty of drink options from the bars at the resort. You should not miss happy hour watching sunset at the Ra Bar......amazing! We also did some great dive trips during our stay and it was all made easy with the help of Ra Divers. Thank you to Simon, Josh, Pola and the whole dive crew who are a well oiled machine. We look forward to returning to Volivoli Beach Resort again!! :) Caroline & Chris
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Caroline and Chris, I can say unreservedly that the entire team loved hosting you both, and whilst you may have arrived as guests you certainly left as family and are always welcome back with open arms. Thank you again for your 5-STAR REVIEW, your kind words, and of course visiting us in the Heart of Fiji. Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back whenever convenient.
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SPROULLY wrote a review May 2022
39 contributions14 helpful votes
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Previous review from hubbys perspective. This is from Wife Jenna’s perspective. Everything is awesome! But to bullet a few highlights: #Intro Diving Course Josh & Mogo & Maria. The best instructors one could ask. I was a first time slightly nervous diver. Completely put me at ease. Will be back with my Paddi Certificate! #Massage ladies are unreal. So good I went back for a second! Tito’s Village tour is a must do. A traditional Fiji experience. Incl Kava. The waterfall is spectacular, refreshing, & the Fijian kids provide free entertainment. So cute. Even got to touch a wild horse which they named Kiwi after me! #Food was a massive highlight. Make sure you pre order full board meal plan. #Family feel - Geraldine is Steve’s right hand & boy she’s good at what she does. So hospitable. Leads be example to her wonderful staff, thanks G for being a shining light you rock! Finished with a highlight Lovo experience. Every Thursday evening. Make sure your stay includes this night. One question we had pre trip was how many days do you need at Voli? We arrived burnt out after our wedding, and felt rejuvenated after 5 days & ready for the next adventure on Denarau. If you were full time diving of course you could do longer, but for R & R we felt 5 days was perfect. Finally to the Darling family, you have created something very special. Thanks for your Kiwi hospitality. Youv survived the storm (COVID) now is a time for you to get the business you deserve. Vinaka.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
SPROULLY firstly congratulations on your recent nuptials and a very big vinaka vakalevu (thank you very much) for choosing Volivoli Beach Resort as your honeymoon destination. Your feedback is beautiful, and we sincerely appreciate that all of the hard work behind the scenes is being experienced by our guests. We are proud of our entire team, we know they are the backbone of the business and please be sure we will be passing on your comments and feedback. Not only do we do or absolute utmost to ensure our guests experience the 'real Fiji' but we do it ins style and know that you may arrive as guests but leave as friends. Moce until next time.
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Ants wrote a review May 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand6 contributions2 helpful votes
We’re so in love with Voli Voli that to try & stay true to the moment, but also in reflection of how extraordinary this place is, I’m going to try & review daily if TA will allow! Flew to Nadi yesterday. Our private escort was waiting for us & a brilliant 2.5 hour drive through lovely villages & countryside. Normally 2hrs but lots of road works at the mo. Our driver was so knowledgeable the trip went so fast, yet he was safe which was the main thing. Welcomed by Jimmy at the resort. Took care of our bags, ladies on check in were so sweet. We were in the Love Villas for our honeymoon. They are outstanding, as you can see on the website photos. But the small touches you don’t see like “Bula” written in roses on our bed.. as one example. Down to the Ra Bar for a beer with the owner “Big Steve”. How good for him to invite & mix with the patrons. Another special, personal touch. Dinner at Nuku lounge - heck the food is insanely good. We could only muster 2/3 courses!!! But we’ll be back tomorrow.. stay tuned or just come on up & treat yourself!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Ants it is always amazing to hear our clients had such a great experience, it is something we just love love love to hear and puts a great big bula smile on all of our faces - everyone across the business is customer-focused, and we pride ourselves in simply 'going the extra mile' and delivering what we strive for with industry best service. Thank you again for your stay. and thank you just as much for your beautiful comments and feedback. We hope to host you again sometime in the future and please know next to you will be arriving as friends!
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ghramsdale wrote a review May 2022
New Prague, Minnesota2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an amazing week at Volivoli Resort. Ra divers were exceptional in their care and professionalism. Thanks to Solo, Mo, Palo and Tuk who attended most of my diving and ensured that every detail was considered. Dive facilities were excellent and a variety of dive locations are available. Accommodation was comfortable, clean and well serviced. Meals were a great standard and we enjoyed all of the menu. Staff in general went above and beyond to make our stay so enjoyable. Thanks Volivoli -we'll be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Simon Volivoli, Marketing at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji
Responded May 13, 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback ghramsdale, we are thrilled to hear you had such a great time, and of course how much you enjoyed spending time with our team. Everyone is looking forward to your return, we love all of our guests and have an even softer spot for our returning friends. Stay safe!
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Shiney39 wrote a review May 2022
Urangan, Australia43 contributions
Amazing customer service. Best dive service in the area! People come from all around the world for this dive adventure. Pola looked after us and all the staff were so lovely. All the ammenities are beautiful and the food was great. Thank you for the amazing experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Shiney39 your feedback and comments are greatly appreciated. we are certainly fortunate to have some of the world's healthiest and most vibrant soft coral reef systems right on our doorstep however we also know we have the tools to support our reputation of being Fiji's premier dive resort and of course couldn't be prouder of our amazing team who we know make teh difference from good to GREAT. Thank you again for choosing Volivoli Beach Resort and of course your amazing review.
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trvlgirl1217 wrote a review Apr 2022
New Jersey155 contributions49 helpful votes
What an amazing week. I am so lucky to have spent my week making new friends-no family- because that is what I felt like my entire stay. Everyone that works there is so friendly and I enjoyed every conversation. Food: Lunch and dinner have a set menu but they do have daily lunch/dinner specials to add variety. The problem is that everything is so delicious, its hard to choose. You have a meal plan but if you can always order more (with a charge) if necessary. Diving: Phenomenal doesn't even come close to how amazing the diving was. I never saw such healthy waters with tons of fish, colorful corals, and no trash. The crew are very helpful and load/unload your equipment daily. There are hangers to hang your wetsuit and booties to dry for the next day. There is a camera room as well. Resort: The resort is a 2.5 hour drive from Nadi airport but it was worth it. The location is prime for the beautiful scenery and diving. VoliVoli was built into the mountain/hill so walking around the resort is not a flat ground. If you have bad knees, etc there are golf carts to escort you around if needed but no walk is terribly far. There are three bars (restaurant, dive shop, and pool) with many happy hour specials. Alcohol is NOT included-there is a charge per drink. There is a pool and lounge chairs, Rooms: There are different types of room pending your needs but each room has a great view of the ocean. There is an AC unit in each room, along with shampoo, soap, etc. A mini fridge and peculator is also present. Beds were comfortable and room was a good size. Wi-Fi: You can purchase wi-fi if needed but there is no guarantee it will work where you want it to work. My wi-fi never worked in my room. I was only able to gain access at the restaurant for the 2 hours a day I was there but that was just me. I came to Fiji to go diving but there is lot of other activities to do such as fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. I would go back in a heartbeat. I highly recommend this resort. I miss my family already.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Every room is a good room with a great view. Some rooms have washing machines.
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Response from Simon Volivoli, Marketing at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji
Responded Apr 18, 2022
Melissa thank you so very much for your fabulous feedback and review, it is greatly appreciated. We always love to hear from our 'new-found family' about how we looked after (adopted) them and of course their experiences exploring some of the world's healthiest and thriving soft coral reefs. We are indeed fortunate to have such amazing chefs and access to local fresh produce (from farm to table) in 'the real Fiji'. Vinaka vakalevu and we hope to see you back again in the not too distant future.
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Hnymnr68 wrote a review Apr 2022
Tacoma, Washington126 contributions50 helpful votes
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I can’t express enough how much we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Volivoli and diving with the Ra Divers team! We spent an amazing week there, but literally felt the love from day one when we checked in and then shortly after walked into the dining room and the wait staff ALREADY were calling us by name!! The grounds are beautiful and immaculate. We stayed in a Premium Ocean View Villa. I loved that there is a washer to do a bit of laundry while there. Special shout outs to Geraldine and the bar and restaurant staff: La, Va, Eliki, Sasha, Tina, Tua, and if I forgot someone, and I know I did, I’m so sorry - we tried really hard to remember everyone! The food (thank you to the chef and kitchen staff), drinks, and service were amazing. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary two years delayed, but Sasha made us feel so special with his romantically decorated beach table and lighting. Va was our lovely server for the special occasion, and a few of the staff even sang to us! It made it a night worth waiting two extra years for. Diving with Ra Divers was epic! We’ve been all over: Maldives, Raja Ampat, Philippines, the Red Sea, Grand Cayman, Thailand and more, but I can say that we loved all of the dive sites we visited during our 5 days of diving. Our gear was picked up on day 1 and waiting for us on the boat for our first dive day. Josh met with us the day we arrived and made sure we knew the daily dive routine and Simon was awesome, checking in to see how our dives went, making sure we were happy with everything. Captain Akeimi expertly navigated some pretty choppy waters a few of our days, but we know we chose to come at the end of the rainy season, and that didn’t deter us from enjoying the dive sites (pack seasick meds if you get sick like me!). Our guides Esa and Tuks took great care of us during the diving and made sure to point out the fun critters, so I could get some good shots with my camera. We feel very fortunate to have been able to meet and get to know the Darlings and their sons, who own and operate Volivoli. It’s obvious they take great pride in their resort and care about their hardworking staff. We really felt that they want to make sure we had a memorable stay. It may be a long trek up from Nadi, but I guarantee you it is WELL worth it! We will be back. Vinaka vakalevu, Volivoli!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 6, 2022
Thank you both so much for choosing to spend time with us all, not only as clients/customers but also as newfound friends. It was an absolute delight to enjoy your company, our entire team thoroughly loved spending time with you both, and your positive 'go get em' attitude will stay with us for a very long time. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Fiji and dearly hope to host you both again when the time is right. Safe travel.
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$312 - $414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FijiViti LevuRakiraki
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28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji
Which popular attractions are close to Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji?
Nearby attractions include Savulelele Waterfalls (3.5 miles).
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji offers airport transportation 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.