I just returned from spending seven days at Royal Davui for my honeymoon.
The entire stay at Roya Davui was spectacular. The staff was extremely friendly and did everything they could to pass the time during a Tropical Storm from cooking demonstrations, trivia games, Cyclone "Chris" Party, and other fun.
The only transportation to the island is either via helicopter or boat. We opted for flying out via helicopter and departing via boat/car. The helicopter ride was a fun way to see Fiji from air. Island Hopper found us at the airport, took us to their terminal, and transported us to the island. We were originally suppose to take the boat back to the main land and then be transported to Nadi via car. Due to the extensive flooding around Nadi, Chris (the manager) recommended that we fly from Suva to Nadi to avoid the flooded roads. He took care of all the arangements for us including booking the flights.
We wound up staying in villa #13 which is your standard villa. We had an awesome view of another island. Work with your travel agent on putting in a request for a certain villa ahead of time if possible. Some villas have better views than others and this has nothing to do with whether the villa is a standard or premium villa.
We were able to take a guided snorkeling tour prior to the tropical storm hitting the Fiji group. The water was crystal clear with a variety of fish, sea cucumbers, an eel, and other marine wildlife to look at.
Right after the tropical storm, we were able to take a zip line tour that Royal Davui set up for us. My wife and I enjoyed it thoroughly as it was only her and I and we were able to go through the course twice.
The food was a culinary delight. There was a wide variety of food choices for all three meals. The seafood seemed to always be the best choice and the soups were oustanding. Be prepared to spend time for each meals as all the food is cooked to order.
The resort offers a lot of activities; however, we were unable to do a lot of them due to the tropical storm. Just be prepared that your options will be limited if you are stuck here during an unusually long storm. We wound up playing a lot of board games and wrote all of our wedding thank you notes. The resort staff managed to come up with several activities to do during the tropical storm to give us something to do since we couldn't go in the water.
Chris and the Royal Davui staff took care of all our needs whether it be a special drink request, ice for my sprained ankle, stuff to help me get over a cold I inherited on the way to Fiji. They went out of their way to help all the guests get to the resort and get back home including finding someone a place to stay in Nadi while stranded there due to flooding and all hotels being booked.
The only negative comment that can be said about the entire trip is about Air Pacific. It has to be one of the worst airlines out there in my experience (I've flown all U.S. carriers and a dozen international carriers). The food was terrible and it was extremely hot both ways to the point that several passengers became sick. I made the mistake not to check my assigned seats when the travel agent made the reservations and unfortunately I was stuck in rows 65/66 which are some of the worse seats in the back of the plane. It was too late to get them changed since the airplane was 100% full (they only have one flight a day). Also, we arrived at Nadi International Airport 4.5 hours to check-in for our flight to find the check-in line halfway down the departure terminal. We waited in line for 2.5 hours to get checked in. There was nobody checking anyone in for the first hour.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Davui Island Resort is an exclusive adults-only sanctuary situated in Fiji's spectacular Beqa Lagoon offering a level of Fijian luxury, elegance and privacy not found in today's larger resorts. At Royal Davui Island Resort Fiji, the shell symbolises our invitation for you to come to our island paradise. Just a few guests can be accommodated at Royal Davui, so be prepared for an exclusive and exceptional experience from the moment of your arrival. Here the world-renowned warmth and hospitality of the Fijian people awaits you. Royal Davui Island Resort is an adults only resort, offering an ideal tropical island escape, vacation, honeymoon or wedding.Bula Vinaka! - Welcome to Royal Davui Island Resort Fiji ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, MrandMrsSmith, TripOnline SA, Booking.com, Ctrip TA, Hotels.com, Priceline, Hotwire, Agoda and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Royal Davui Island Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Davui Island Hotel Royal Davui Island