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“Lovely beach with warm, still water. Lots of litter on the beach though...”
Review of Natadola Beach

Natadola Beach
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Owner description: Considered one of Fiji's best beaches, Natadola features pure white sand, many much-needed shade trees and horses for hire - both gentle rides for children and adult-level treks as well.
Reviewed February 22, 2014

This would be the best beach on the mainland and is rated as one of the worlds best beaches. The water is clear most days - occasionally there is a little bit of seaweed but thats not really a problem. The surf/water is very still compared to beaches in Australia however there are rips and I would not really advise swimming more that a few metres off shore if you are not a strong swimmer. If you stay fairly close to the shoreline then this is a perfect beach for inexperienced swimmers and children.

Some parts of the beach have a lot of coral which can be a bit like walking on 'Lego' - but you just need to walk along the beach until you find a spot without the coral.

Unless you swim directly out the front of the Intercontinental hotel where the staff rake the beach every morning you will find that there is a LOT of litter along the beach which is a real shame.

On a sunny day the water looks almost aqua in colour. This beach is rated as one of the worlds best however if you are used to the beautiful beaches in Australia you might be disappointed. Unlike Australian beaches though the water is very still with no real surf/waves - which makes it a great beach for swimming.

One tip - be prepared to be approached by locals offering horse rides and massages etc. They are very persistent and can be a bit intimidating.

2  Thank Julia G
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

we set out in our rental car from Nadi and after a short pleasant drive through countryside and small towns we manged to pass the turn off (easy to miss!) and ended up on our way to the coral coast and sand dune national park. After getting lost on a rough road towards the coast trying to find a beach we came to a dead end with a number to call for a tow. the locals kept waving us on but we decided as we didnt have 4x4 best to double back. we headed a few k's up wrong roads again untill finally finding Natadola Bay and the intercontinental which we decided was the safest way to find the beach(from getting lost) This is also easily missed as signage is minimal. We were gob smacked at the size of this establishment, like a small city with its own power plant! As impressive this 300 million + development is it is only after spending time on the beach that one realizes what an enormous shadow this imposing structure has on the beach and surrounds. Shame, i was talking with a local who said 5 years ago before the hotel was built fijians would pend there holidays at this beach. Not so bad if the hotel is providing decent employment oportunities for the locals but rather im sure it employs them at the usual $2.50 FJD an hour. And even with all their staff and their huge establishment being in such a priviliged place the do not spend the time to clean up all the rubbish from the coastline which is absolutily covered in Plastic bottles, bags, old jandels, broken glass, tin cans etc etc. Such a shame as this really is/was a paradise. we had a lovely horse ride along the beach (run by locals). They told me before the beach was much cleaner and natural and that their families have been taking tourists for horse rides for generations as their main source of income. The said now the hotel tells them not to go near their part of the beach. Shame as it their beach and for all to enjoy!!

Thank Mischa B
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Amazing snorkelling just behind the reef where the surf breaks.
Also great surf lessons available and ideal for learning as small gentle but surfable waves.

Thank Darren K
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is a beach going thru change. This is by far the best beach on Viti Levu, a beautiful u shaped beach with white sand and crystal blue waters. Only a few years ago the Intercontinental Hotel was not yet here. This was a beach for locals, horses with fisherman from the village and people like me looking for natural beaches untouched by development, without having to go to the outer islands. Reading these reviews makes me think of what is now being lost. See this beach now before it is completely lost to over use. I feel Blessed it is still so Beautiful, just sit and enjoy as there are not many beaches as nice as this left in the world.

1  Thank tripstocker
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Our guide raved on about how good this beach was and how it's the best beach. I give it 10 because when we started the drive in it was well done up and looked primmed but the actual beach had poo on it and I didnt want to touch the water. People had a picnic and just left food and plates and plastic around for the dogs and it had a terrible smell.
There was a lot of horse poo around so i had to watch where i stepped.. I think the beach area closer to the golf resort would have been perfect and cleaner.

Thank Lkearin
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