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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tambua Sands

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Tambua Sands
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Sigatoka
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Tucson, Arizona
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112 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great first impression”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a very nice small property with very friendly staff. We felt like we had our own private beach. The food was excellent and we receive great advice from the staff on what to do and where to visit. We mostly appreciated the quiet and private nature of this smaller resort and would definitely stay there again. The planned bure renovations look to be marvelous and we cannot wait to see the finished product.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are best.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank David G
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Tambua Sands T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Bula DSGart77,

Thank you for taking the time to write your online review. It is great to read that we have exceeded your expectations which has been always our goal to achieve! I am so happy that you remarked the lovely food prepared by our local chef and the exceptional service from our staff which is something that I normally share with them.

Thank you again for your great comments and we look forward to seeing again in the future.


Sincerely,

Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We had a fantastic time at Tambua Sands. The service was great, and the singing superb with our evening meal. We enjoyed the kayaking and the snorkelling, and overate most of the time. The new burres look fantastic, they'll be an extra asset.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tambua Sands T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Bula Fiona,

Thank you for your recent online review and for choosing to stay with us at Tambua Sands Resort.

I was delighted to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us and that you particularly enjoyed our warm Fijian hospitality at the restaurant including our in-house serenaders which has added a delightful ambiance to your experience.

I look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay in the future.

Sincerely,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Perfect place for people that want to stay close to nature in quiet surroundings. Good for snorkeling for beginners, kayaking (free of charge). The most friendly staff and local people. One of the best ever culinary experience in the resort's restaurant, all food cooked from fresh local ingredients. What they call "organic" in Sydney, simply grows there naturally. We recommend "kokoda fish" if it's still on menu. Unforgettable taste of food (cooked by very talented chef Moses). Great accommodation value for the money (ocean view). Definitely we'd love to come back to this place again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Piotr W
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Tambua Sands T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Bula Piotr,

Warmest greetings from Tambua Sands Resort! A big VINAKA (THANK YOU) from the team here and it is always a pleasure to receive guest feedback.Thank you so much for taking your time to share your wonderful experience online. I am delighted to read that you remarked the exceptional service from our friendly staff including your experience with our local chef with their taste of paradise at our very own restaurant.

I will definitely share your review with my staff as they would love to know that our guests appreciate our service.

Thank you again for your positive comments and we would love to see you again at the resort soon.

Sincerely,
Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Excellent staff, nice beaches, excellent fish and coral opportunities: clown fish, angel fish, puffers, and all colors of the spectrum of fish I don't know names of. Awesome coral of all kinds. Reminds em of the Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau....all by snorkeling too!

Kayaks are easy to use, and kids enjoy them.

Staff is very polite and accommodating.

Rooms are clean and fresh.

Room Tip: Beachfront is very nice.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Paul D
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Tambua Sands T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Bula Paul,

Thank you for taking the time to write your online review. It is great to read that the hotel and the team exceeded your expectations which has been always our goal to achieve! I am so happy that you remarked our breathtaking beach and the exceptional service from our staff which is something that I normally share with them.

Thank you again for your great comments and we would love to see you again at the resort soon.
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Sincerely,

Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

2 nights at Tambua sands was fantastic.freindly staff,clean beds and linen,the beach clean and magical,lots of untouched wildlife,amazing experience,will come back again.kayaking and snorkelling services were free,this was a great place ,very nice experience.i am definitely coming back.

Room Tip: beachfront bure quite the one to go for:)
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank manjula c
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Tambua Sands T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Bula Manjula,

Thank you so much for your recent online reviews. It was a pleasure for the team and I to read your wonderful review and to see the result of our continuous passion for quality and great service.

I am so happy that our staff provided you an exceptional service which is something that I normally share with them.

However, we still strive to offer our clients the best quality service and we would love to have the pleasure of seeing you and your family as our regular guests in the not distant future.

Sincerely,

Tevita Tuidraki
Resort Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Lennox Head
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

No it isn't a five star resort how ever my wife and I had a five star experience. The staff and location were fantastic. The money we saved on the accomodation allowed us to hire a car which meant we could have a true Fijian experience, visiting waterfalls villages towns in our own time. Yes the buildings are a little old and basic but we had no expectation and were pleasantly surprised with our beach front Bure. We enjoyed lots of time with staff who were keen to talk about thier lives and villages with out trying to sell any thing. If you are a surfer I surfed every day driving to local breaks Sigatoka River mouth, Hidaway (next door) and then to surf camps to use there boats to get to other places including Frigates.
My wife and I have been to Fiji twice previously staying at Hideaway and The Fijian Shangri-la. we believe Fiji is not about staying locked down in a five star resort only to leave it to drive to the airport, it's about the people and the place (outside your resort).
This was with out a dout our best visit so far and WILL BE RETURNING to Tambua Sands.
Tambua Sands is a great relaxed place to stay, probably not the best for the kids but it is what you make it and we loved it.

Room Tip: Beach front ask to be near main building.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Darron B
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Tambua Sands T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Bula Darren,

Thank you so much for taking your time to share your wonderful experience online. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Tambua Sands Resort and how you rate us with other resorts nearby. I am delighted to read that you remarked the exceptional service from our friendly staff as this is something that I will surely share with them.

Thank you again for your positive comments and we would love to see you again at the resort soon.

Sincerely,
Tevita Tuidraki
General Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com



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Majuro
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stayed two nights at Tambua Sands. It is an older resort and a bit worn around the edges. The beds and linens were clean. The rooms and dining area was well kept. The staff was friendly and helpful. That is exactly what we wanted, a great place for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Bruce S
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Tambua Sands T, General Manager at Tambua Sands, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Bula Bruce,

Thank you so much for your great online reviews. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay.It is also great to read that you remark the service of our rooms and restaurant and that you noticed our friendly and helpful staff. This is something that I will definitely share with our staff as they would love to know that our guests appreciate our service.

Thank you again for your great comments and we would love to see you again at the resort in future.

Sincerely,

Tevita Tuidraki
General Manager
Tambua Sands Resort
ttuidraki@warwickhotels.com
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Property: Tambua Sands
Address: Queen's Highway | Coral Coast, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast > Sigatoka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sigatoka
#5 Family Hotel in Sigatoka
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sigatoka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tambua Sands 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on 17 pristine acres on the breathtaking Coral Coast of Fiji, Tambua Sands Beach Resort is a South Pacific escape for the soul. Bathe in the warm South Pacific waters, relax on a white sand beach, and articlee in to our blue lagoon and fresh water pool. Discover a romantic vacation getaway, where you are free to relax, indulge, play, eat, celebrate and fall in love at our spectacular Fiji luxury resort ... more   less 
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