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“First time in Fiji”
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Gecko's Resort
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Sigatoka
Certificate of Excellence
Derby, Australia
1 review
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“First time in Fiji”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

We recently stayed at Geckos after reading heaps of reviews of different hotels/resorts in the coral coast area of Fiji. Geckos had consistently good reviews and it didn't disappoint. The staff were extremely friendly and went out of their way to make our time most enjoyable. It really felt like coming home to family after a day out. The rooms are a little dated but they were very clean and one of the most comfortable beds I have slept on that wasn't my own. The grounds were beautiful and very well maintained and the cultural centre in the grounds were lovely and very informative on Fijian culture.
I was surprised to see a lot of people coming over for dinner most nights from the 5 star resort over the road and for the Polynesian dance and fire show (I recommend you book for dinner especially on these nights), as the food was consistently of good quality and ample quantities.
I would especially like to thank all the staff, Katalina, Anna, Imma, Elizabeth, Aditea, Maraia, Elenoa, Samu and Junior the barman, and also to Helen and Darren for making our first visit to Fiji so enjoyable, with your kindness and huge smiles. You will definintely see us again at Gecko's.

Vinaka vaka levu

Denise & Jason

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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General M, General Manager at Gecko's Resort, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Bula Vinaka Denise
Lovely to hear from you and Vinaka Vaka Levu for taking the time to post a review for us, we really do appreciate it as just like our previous reviews helped you; we hope yours will help our future guests in making their decisions and also to know just what to expect when they arrive, so thank you again. It is also wonderful for us to read so many lovely comments and that we & the team here were able to meet your expectations and also makes us so very proud to receive personal recognition for so many of our staff; they will all be commended for leaving you with a lasting impression. It was a pleasure having you both here and we really look forward to seeing you here again at Gecko’s Resort in the near future.
Again Vinaka Vaka Levu
Helen & Darren McPhee
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was my second time staying at Gecko's but the first time with my 7 year old son. Once again the hospitality was first class and you are treated more like family than a guest which is certainly more up my ally. My son never ran out of things to do. It is funny that he only realised he had an iPad after day 5 as he never needed / wanted to use due to being kept busy! Meals were great as usual and the dance shows a must. It continues to amaze me how the restaurant is always packed by guests from the nearby '5 Star' resort who all comment about the better meals available here. Not my first stay, certainly not my last! Vinaka Gecko's

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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General M, General Manager at Gecko's Resort, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Bula Mark
Thank you for your kind review; it was great seeing you again and a pleasure as always to have you here with the Gecko’s family.
We do appreciate your great comments on the food and the shows and we all look forward to seeing you back here again sooner rather than later.
Vinaka Vaka Levu
Helen & Darren McPhee
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Gecko's resort for 8 days and we had a wonderful time. The staff were amazing, friendly and helpful and the accomodation was quiet, relaxing and very comfortable.
Elizabeth, Sam, Junior and Katalina were professional, helpful and welcoming and made us feel like we were visiting friends.
Gecko's is a quiet, small resort on beautiful gardens with a cultural centre to visit looking at traditional ceremonial items, weapons and a history of The Fijian people. Across the road is the beach and it is located 20 minutes from the Eco Park, Outrigger on the Lagoon and the sunset strip where some beautiful restaurants are located.
Gecko's is also only 10 minutes from Sigatoka, a town centre where there are plenty of shops housing Fijian souvenirs.
The coral coast follows the coral filled waters all around and is a beautifully scenic drive with the ability to relax you just by looking.
Finally, Gecko's dining was excellent and well priced and they have traditional Fijian dancing including Fire dancing every Friday and Sunday night while you dine. Even the guests staying at Shangri-la's resort across the road were coming over to our resort to dine which we think speaks plenty!
All in all we both enjoyed our stay and honestly believe it would have not been the same without the great service and friendliness we received at Gecko's. It was a trip we will never forget and have plans to go again for our honeymoon.
Thank you to everyone for making our trip memorable.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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General M, General Manager at Gecko's Resort, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Bula Vinaka Ruth
Thank you so much for firstly taking time to write your comments and secondly for the great feedback you have provided for Gecko’s Resort. We are so proud to hear that the staff are doing such a great job, Elizabeth, Sam, Junior and Katalina have all been commended for their dedication to helping make your stay a personable & memorable one. We certainly will look forward to meeting you again when you visit for your honeymoon, we just hope it will be some time soon.

Again, Vinaka Vakalevu
Darren & Helen McPhee
Gecko’s Resort
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

After leaving our originally booked hotel we ended up staying here because the staff were so lovely to us and took us under their wing. The staff are all so friendly, go above and beyond ti help you and are good fun. The food is great and the polynesian dancing evenings are great entertainment. There are free dvds to rent which is great if it rans during the day. Room was clean and comfortable. They offer a great laundry service too which is very handy when you are travelling the world. Above all was how hospitable everyone was and cannot give them enough praise for this. This may be a small resort but you are treated as part of the family not just another guest. Cannot recommend it enough, you can't go wrong.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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General M, General Manager at Gecko's Resort, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Bula Vinaka Dawn & Jennifer
Thank You for taking the time out of your busy travel schedule to write a few comments about your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Gecko’s. As you say we are so very lucky to have such lovely staff and we are happy to hear that they all looked after you well, and great to know the that the little things such as DVD’s and our laundry service were also a good addition to your experience along with the rooms, food and entertainment. It was a pleasure having you here and meeting you both and we hope that England is not too far away for you to come back and visit us again someday.

Happy Travels & Vinaka Vakalevu
Darren & Helen McPhee
Gecko’s Resort
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

Resort has a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. All staff aim to please and keep guests happy. Taxi service from resort was very reliable, picked us up from the airport at 7.00 pm and departed resort at 6 am for morning flight home. Resort prices were very reasonable for food and services. Most nights we were inundated with guests from the hotel opposite. Highly recommend the weekly cultural shows. Although not a 5 star beach front resort you will be able to use the accommodation savings to pay for day trips and tours which radiate from the location,

Room Tip: Possibly one with a view of the hills but all are comfortable and good.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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General M, General Manager at Gecko's Resort, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Bula William
Thank you for taking the time out to write your review, this is very much appreciated as is your comments about our amazing staff (who we couldn’t do it without) the resort services and the entertainment. We definitely agree with you that the money you safe on accommodation allows you to explore the great activities offered on the Coral Coast and beyond. We hope to see you return to Gecko’s Resort in the near future.

Vinaka Vakalevu
Darren & Helen McPhee
Gecko’s Resort
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are very nice and the staff is super friendly. The pool is a bit small but that's not a major issue. Access to a good beach is rather limited but then again it's not the hotel's fault. The restaurant is okay, well priced and some dishes are really excellent while some are average but all in all its cool. The fire dance show is really nice. Would recommend

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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General M, General Manager at Gecko's Resort, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Bula Hassan,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday experience here at Gecko's Resort. We pride ourselves that in being a smaller Resort we are able to provide a more friendly, relaxed and personable experience for our guests. As you found out our greatest asset is our fantastic hardworking staff that truly go the extra mile to make you feel like you are in a home away from home. It was lovely to meet you both and hope all goes well with your business venture.
Thanks once again for taking time to comment on your recent stay and hope to see you back here some time soon.

Vinaka and warm regards

Darren & Helen
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

The staff here were really friendly and helpful, and the rooms were good with comfortable beds, very large and good bathroom. It is also just about a 15 minute walk to the Shangri La and their beach area, which is quite good if you like that sort of thing. The beach there was quite nice, as was the pool - but you might as well have been at a resort in Queensland. There was nothing authentically Fijian. The food at Geckos was certainly better, and better value, than at Shangri La - but it was fairly uninspiring, and slightly more expensive and lower quality than Melbourne. Portions were very large though! There is really nothing nearby except the Shangri La resort. You can also walk to the small town/village of Cuvu, where there is a quite good seafood restaurant (Tom Lu's).

Gecko's is quite conveniently located - about 45 minutes from Nadi and about 10 mins to Sigatoka by taxi. Gecko's will organise all the same daytrips as every resort, and every storefront in Sigatoka, so it works well as a base to do day trips, and is certainly good value in terms of the rooms which are really large. However we much preferred our village homestay experience, as that was much more interesting and also the food was genuine Fijian as opposed to mediocre quality western food.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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General M, General Manager at Gecko's Resort, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Dear Linpa,

Greetings from the sunny Coral Coast. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Gecko's Resort and thank you for taking the time to comment on all aspects of your stay. We welcome your feedback, especially with respect to the food and will use this constructively to help provide a good range of quality dishes suitable for all that visit our very popular restaurant on the Coral Coast.
From all the team here at Gecko's Resort warm regards and hope to see you back at our Resort one day soon.

Vinaka

Darren & Helen
Gecko's Resort
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Property: Gecko's Resort
Address: Queens Highway | PO Box 14 77, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast > Sigatoka
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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#4 Spa Hotel in Sigatoka
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gecko's Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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