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“Great Staff! Good Location, Poor management”

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Rendezvous Surf Camp Fiji
Ranked #5 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Nadi
Reviewed September 26, 2011

I stayed here with 5 other surfers, staff was great we were expecting hostel living and the accommodations were fine and the food was great! It is a 30 minute boat ride to breaks from the hostel.

The biggest problem we had was they charge sooo much for boat trips.The website listed 70 Fijian dollars per person. When we arrived they moved that amount to $110 Fijian, even if you had 10 people! They were making $1000.00 Fijian per boat trip and that was for only one trip per day. The costs was exactly the same if you did two boat trips per day, no discounts even if you were a big group going out twice in the day. When you add it up, We were paying $120 dollars US for two boat trips a day, add that to your budget if you plan to stay here.

Everything else was fine, great guides for surf, awesome food, safe. No beach or things near by so be prepared for a lack of activities if you don't surf or dive.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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5  Thank bradcoliver
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priscillafiji, Director of Sales at Rendezvous Surf Camp Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2011

To: bradcoliv Oliver
There was an increase in the fuel price in Fiji three times that is why our boat price went up. One month later the fuel price went down. Our new price is $100Fj per Person for 4hours on surfing trip. We do two surfing trips in a day; if you do the morning trip 4 hours you pay $100fj if you decide to go again on the afternoon trip for another 4 hours you pay also $100Fj.

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Reviewed February 8, 2011

Great place for a Fijian scape!! the best value around for a Budget surf & Dive trip to Fiji!! The Surf and Dive are worldclass if not the best place in the whole world!!!,
The place is very relaxing and the staff is friendly hard working and just great!!

They always make sure we '' the guests'' are having a good Fijian Time!! Great Atmosphere, fresh mangoes , coconuts , fish and the food will make sure it will be an unfourgetable experience!! I reckon is one of the best surf spots I've been in my life , the weather is great and just the vibe that surround the island cant be compared to anywhere else!!! I forgot to mention the great Kava parties and live fijian music!! Loved it!!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank SurfBrasil
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Reviewed August 10, 2010

Stayed here for 4 nights and had a great time. From the moment I got there, I found the staff and guests very friendly and thoroughly enjoyed my time.
The beds and rooms are basic but clean and comfortable.
Meals were very good value for money, although not serious gourmet contenders, they were tasty, varied, generous and timely.
As a surfing location this was great with access to the best local breaks with a ~15 to 20 minute boat ride. Surf trips are organised from the resort daily.
The outlook from the resort is not over a sandy beach, but the sunsets are still brilliant from there, and it didn't worry me at all. The clean welcoming pool was a fine alternative.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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4  Thank steve149
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Reviewed April 13, 2009

I've stayed here twice - once travelling solo and the second time with a good friend.

I'm a keen surfer and the location is the closest (and cheapest) you can stay to Fiji's best reef breaks (Wilkes, Restaurants, Namotu, Cloudbreak) without having to stay at the bigger resorts.

The accommodation is basic but very clean (Mosquito nets come handy!) and you're usually too busy surfing and diving during the day to stay indoors. The food is basic but fresh with local produce and generous servings.

There is also a pool and new quarters since I last stayed and hopefully the internet speed has picked up, although it is Fiji...

The owners are a Fijian and Japanese couple, with Ben the Fijian husband giving good tips on surfing the breaks and Naoko the Japanese wife a very accomplished Dive instructor. For this reason the Hotel is dual lingual for Japanese and English - I have stayed with guests from Mexico, South Africa, Japan, Croatia, New Zealand, UK and the USA.

On my second trip my friend, who is not an experienced surfer came out to try out the breaks with one of the instructors. Unfortunately the instructor was not properly trained or accredited and it was a less than satisfactory experience for my friend.

So take note if you are not an experienced surfer, you may not get the most out of your time there. However the diving course is well respected and there are Fishing trips, day trips to the Markets, Horse Riding and snorkelling trips all available.

There's usually some night time sing alongs with the Fijian staff and a Kava session every few nights, which is always a lot of fun and a good time to bond with fellow guests and share some travel stories and tips.

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Emc3
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webmaster w, Owner at Rendezvous Surf Camp Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2011

thanks for the comment and we looking forwards for your many returns an we will improved alot in the services provided and other activities taken in the resort.

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Reviewed December 1, 2008

I will not run this place down as our family simply didn't understand the kind of facility it is. We expected a "resort." The Rendezvous is strictly backpacker. The price is right if that is what you are looking for. Note that the beach is a 50 yard mud flat at low tide and the food is VERY simple. The facility is very isolated down a horrendous unpaved road. We did not stay. They were gracious, gave us a ride back to town and credited the remainder of our deposit.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with family
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6  Thank tarsus
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webmaster w, Owner at Rendezvous Surf Camp Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2011

we are selling the surfing and diving not the beach, there was a increase in the price of fuel that is our new rate for surfing now is $100 per person for 4hrs . we are the busiest surfing and diving camp in fiji, we do offering English learning Institute to int he resort. Please be informed that this Backpackers resort is for Budget travelers.

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Reviewed June 9, 2014
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Rendezvous Surf Camp Fiji

Address: Lot 1, Uciwai Road, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji (Formerly Surf & Dive Rendezvous Backpacker's Resort)
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Nadi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Nadi
Price Range: $17 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rendezvous Surf Camp Fiji 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rendezvous surf camp is all about surfing ​ Accommodation at Rendezvous Fiji is ideal for travelers on a budget and perfect for surfers. The variety of options can suit many different travel styles and budgets, and includes private rooms as well as shared dorms. Rendezvous Fiji is a truly Fijian experience, where you’ll enjoy good quality budget Fiji accommodation, friendly service and the laid ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Surf And Dive Rendezvous Backpacker`s Resort
Surf & Dive Rendezvous Backpacker`s Hotel Nadi
Rendezvous Surf Camp Fiji Nadi

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