There are many other resorts near Korovou Eco Tour Resort and I would recommend selecting a different resort. The staff were friendly and helpful when approached, but often the bar was unattended for long periods and mess and rubbish were left around for hours whilst they were sitting around.
The name of this resort is deceiving. I did not see any evidence of the resort being 'eco' nor having much in the way or tours. There is a few good places to see nearby, but they're not advertised nor do the staff alert you to their existence - it took other travellers passing the word around. Examples include: walking to Honeymoon Beach through the jungle at the back of the neighbouring White Sandy backpackers - the cost is $2.00 to go to the beach (dropped into an honesty box) and the beach is much nicer for lounging around and swimming. Also there is good snorkelling at the edge of the reef in front of the resort, but you have to go through 150 metres of rocks and dead coral to get there.
The lowest point of the stay is the food at the resort. Dinners were good (we had a very tasty fish dish one night, and chicken the following), lunches are ok, but breakfasts are terrible. With lunch and dinner there is only one meal choice and the quantity/size is not overly generous for a large male. The breakfast were buffet and included cornflakes, wheatbix, tea, coffee, water, juice, two types of sliced fruit and a selection of cakes/sweat pastries.
The rooms (standard bure) of an acceptable quality. Of note is that power is turned off during the day and again after midnight during the wee hours of the morning. This means the fan in the room will not work during these periods.
On the morning of our second night we woke up to find all the backpackers from the dorms moved out onto the sun lounges at the pool area due to bed bugs in both the dorm rooms. Prior to arriving at the island we had been previously informed that it had recently been plagued by bed bugs and it seems that a few days later they were still there but thankfully only in the dorms not the bures.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thinking of spending your holidays on a Budget Resort but Flash in Style? Korovou Eco Resort is the right choice for you and your family. It presents a fun, party atmosphere and easy feeling mingling with the rest of the world in a natural safe atmosphere. It is situated in the center of the Yasawa group of islands and it is about 3hrs 25mnts boat ride from Denarau Port mariner in Nadi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Korovou Eco Tour Hotel Naviti Island
- Korovou Eco Tour Resort Fiji/Naviti Island