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First Landing Beach Resort & Villas
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Lautoka
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Kitchener
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful introduction”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

This was the first resort we visited in Fiji.
The welcome given by Amanda and the rest of the staff was typical of what we were to enjoy during our stay in Fiji.
The food was excellent, the rooms were clean, large and comfortable and the grounds immaculate.
Could not ask for a better start to a Fijan holiday.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Brisbane
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed 2 nights after 5 nights at Mana Island and had a good time. Food at restaurant is fantastic. Saturday night fire show was awesome.

Staff were great and would do anything for you. Only problem we had was incorrect wake up call at 5.15 a.m. but oh well that happens. Would definitely stay here again when visiting Fiji

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Pismo Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

My partner and I cannot speak highly enough of our experience at First Landing Resort! We booked for 2 nights and ended up staying an entire week, extending our stay multiple times as the warmth and friendliness of the staff kept us from leaving! The team went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed each day –from snorkeling on the reef, to local excursions, to looking after us poolside. They always met us with a heartfelt Bulllaaaa and a genuine smile, and looked after every detail throughout our stay. Amanda, the guest services manager, was a great resource to us offering tips for our stay on the island, and she truly extends Fijian genersosity at First Landing. Another highlight of our stay at First Landing was the delicious food! Executive Chef Darren and his team create amazing dishes, incorporating the local fish and produce in creative ways. Not to be missed at First Landing is their very own String Band. Each night we looked forward to being serenaded by their beautiful voices and touching songs. Each and every person at First Landing made our trip unforgettably special! Thanks to each and every one of you- your kindness, your hospitality, your smiles! These beautiful people and our exceptional time at this resort will remain in our hearts always! If ever we are in Fiji, this will certainly be our “First Landing”!!! Sota Tale!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is the second time this year I have stayed at First Landing & both times were last minute bookings when I arrived in Fiji. I'm very familiar with the area having lived there (neighbouring property) when I was younger so I know the beauty of this spot as well as the history of the area.
The staff at First Landing are a true credit to not just the owners Jim & George but also to Amanda who is such a talent at her role there. She is by far one of the hardest workers I have ever encountered in any job. Always going above & beyond her call of duty to ensure all guests as kept happy. As well as keeping her staff up to date with training & ensuring they have a great place to work!
The food is exquisite! Darren (Head chef) was kind enough to personally come out & ask about changes to my meal as the pasta advertised was not available! Pasta is pasta for me but it was such a personal touch that most chefs would send a waiter to do. And you always see him checking on guests to ensure they are happy. Again such a personal touch.
The rooms are kept like the grounds.... Literally picture perfect. And what you see on the website is exactly what you get.
I have already booked another stay for August 2014 in a Villa that I was lucky enough to stay in for 1 night of this stay. To have a fully functioning kitchen and our own pool enables us to cut costs and totally relax in what can only be described as literally a home away from home. Comfy couch, tables both inside & out, dinner sets, ample cutlery & cooking utensils! It's fantastic! Especially for families or groups.
Cannot wait to get back and see everyone and have a party celebrating my birthday! Vinaka vakalevu to everyone that enabled me to have such a special trip (well both trips!) The warmth & kindness shown is something I encourage all to experience & will highly recommend future Fiji travellers to experience the First Landing I love!! :)

Room Tip: For families or groups, look at the Villas or studio apartments!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2013

3 adults, Myself my husband and our 18 year old daughter, turned up without a booking at the First Landing Resort. Truth be known we were booked in somewhere else but were not happy with the rooms or the rest of the place.
Stumbling across the First Landing resort was a very pleasant surprise. Amanda, the duty manager, was so helpful and very empathetic to our plight. We had spent a fantastic 10 days in Fiji in other accommodations and were not happy with the last place we had booked into and prepaid for.
Amanda personally showed us a couple of bures that were available for the last 3 nights we were going to be in Fiji. The place is very well presented, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The food, service and cleanliness was impressive. Beautiful flowers on the beds and in the bathrooms. My daughter was impressed with the selection of tea and the long life milk in the rooms. (most places provide the powdered creama) We were given a voucher for all of us to have a free foot massage in the day spa. There is happy hour in the bar every evening for discounted drinks and the barman also make a great cappuccino. The swimming pool was kept clean and the water temperature was fine.
The resort is great value for money and it won't disappoint. The people are warm, friendly and very helpful.
The Bounds- Griffiths Family.

Room Tip: Garden view Bures are fantastic.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

If you break this place down to its separate parts you would say it can't work but we found this place a haven of peace. The views over the sea are excellent but don't look too closely inland.
The plumbing just works and the wet room looks ancient but it doesn't seem to matter. The bed was huge and immensely comfortable. The food in the restaurant is very good although the continental breakfast is very limited. The staff are very friendly but after three days I, being a cantankerous 70 year old Englishman, responded to the ever present Fijian welcome with a warm good morning/afternoon/evening.

Room Tip: Make sure you book one of the yacht tours around the Islands - superb.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We have just come back from a holiday in Nadi,Fiji and while we were there we just asked our great driver Savia to take us to a relaxed beer garden style of place for us just to chill out. Well what can we say he took us on an adventure out to the First Landing Beach Resort and Villas, we were very impressed by the layout, the ambience, the staff and especially the location,location,location.Our group was that impressed that we ended up staying for a magnificent evening meal that bordered on being nouvelle cuisine with realistic prices and wonderful food.

Would have no hesitation in recommending here even though it is a little bit off the beaten track but worth the effort.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about First Landing Beach Resort & Villas

Property: First Landing Beach Resort & Villas
Address: Vuda Point Road | Vuda Point, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Lautoka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Lautoka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — First Landing Beach Resort & Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our first guests arrived 3,500 years ago and liked the place so much, they stayed ...According to local legend, the first Fijians arrived around 1500 BC, landing on the beach at First Landing. Today, you too can discover and enjoy this intimate, authentic Fijian resort, ideally located only 25 minutes away from Nadi and 35 minutes from Denarau Island, for your Fiji holiday. The resort has easy access to the nearby Mamanuca Islands, by boat from the resort’s new jetty or adjacent Vuda Yacht Marina daily. The resort is nestled amidst magnificent tropical gardens, majestic palms and massive rain trees, just 15 minutes by road from Nadi Airport, and blessed with one of the only white sand beaches in the Nadi area. The beach faces due west, giving breathtaking sunsets across the nearby islands. We are a small, owner-operated resort, featuring a range of accommodation options from Fijian style Bures to our two bedroom, luxurious, self-catering Royal Villa or Garden Villas, each situated in their own enclosed tropical garden with a full sized pool. We also have a lively bar and popular beachside restaurant. We pride ourselves on personal attention to our guests, and the genuine hospitality of our staff will ensure your stay is a memorable one. First Landing Beach Resort is the perfect location for a destination stay in Fiji, in combination with an outer island resort or cruise or a short stop-over in Fiji due to our location. Come and learn about the fascinating history, culture and natural heritage of this very special place.First Landing Beach Resort is famous for our true Bula Pride and Spirit. ... more   less 
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First Landing Beach Resort And Villas
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