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Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Rakiraki
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Great place: loved the Studio Vales, and the staff was great. Nice views, and a wondeful place to relax. Lots of options for activities, if you want them. Great value as well. We left our IPOD behind, and the staff kindly arranged to courier it back to us. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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FijiDiver_9, Owner at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Bula Vinaka,

Thank you for your kind review. It is true we are off the beaten track and in fact we are the Northern most point of Viti Levu with the tip of the sand spit literally being the northern most point. This is an ideal place to experience the real Fiji.

I am glad that you got your Ipod back.

We all hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind regards

Nick Darling

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

An early tip - if you're driving yourself here it might be wise to try and get a 4WD - the resort is just off the main coast road about half way between Nadi and Suva, and the road is not the best in several places - and the last part of the journey to the resort itself is on a dirt track. If you can do the drive in daylight as well, all the better, as there is some spectacular scenery on the journey. Allow three hours to get here from Nadi. We arrived at about 9pm, and were immediately made very welcome by the extremely friendly staff. Our studio vale was very well appointed, with good facilities for a self-catering stay - kitchen with triple burner gas stove, microwave, full size fridge-freezer and washing machine (nice bonus). The main bed was very comfortable, and the extra two beds were made up on the large L-shaped sofa in the living area of the room. Since we arrived in the dark, we didn't get the chance to see the view until morning, but we had an excellent surprise. The studio vales are all arranged around the crown of a small hill, and are nicely perched above the beach, giving excellent views around the peninsula on which the resort is located. The gardens surrounding the resort are very well-landscaped and maintained. As well as the vales, the resort has large dormitory facilities, and is able to cope with large touring groups.
The food, while not cordon bleu, was well cooked, plentiful and good value for money, with a fixed menu, and a daily soup, pasta, fish and dessert, and the kitchen open from 6.30 am until 8.30pm.
The main reason for choosing Volivoli for us was the diving. Excellent reefs all around with loads of coral and fish. My wife and 10-year-old both did their Open Water qualifications, and loved it. All the dive crew were extremely friendly and safety conscious, particularly with younger divers.
All in all an excellent week, which we wished could have been longer, but we will definitely be returning.

Room Tip: The studio vales all have elevated views - some out to sea, and some back over the bay towards Rakir...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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FijiDiver_9, Owner at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2012

Bula Vinaka,

Thank you very much for your kind review and very helpful travel tips. I would like to second the fact that if you are to hire a car in Fiji even if not coming to Volivoli that you insist on having four wheel drive vehicle as the roads in most parts are not that flash due to extensive flooding early this year.

It really does give our Resort and Dive crew pleasure when I forward comments like yours on to them which I will do this afternoon! They all work very hard and Volivoli would not be what it is without them.

We look forward to welcoming you all back again and look forward to helping your wife and son further their diving experience throughout the future as we hope to see you back soon.

Kind regards

Nick Darling

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

We came for 4 nights and stayed in the dorms which was terrific for us. The hosts and staff welcomed us and made our stayed absolutely wonderful. A special thanks to Solo who took us on our own private snorkel boat tour twice to see the soft corals, white-tip reef sharks, regal and semi-circular angelfish, banded seasnake, etc., etc.. My wife and I are avid snorkellers from the Big Island of Hawaii and the Bligh waters were more than we expected. We also enjoyed meeting the Fijian woman that would come from the nearby village selling artwork. At night we loved hearing the flying foxes - fruit bats chattering while gorging themselves on the green mangoes. Every morning the poor maintenance guy would have to clean all the remenents of their feasting. We hold up our bottle of Vonu beer and offer a big, "Cheers!" Thank you everyone at Volivoli. We will be back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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FijiDiver_9, Owner at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2012

Bula Vinaka,

Thank you for your kind review of Volivoli. The snorkeling and Diving is very good in our surrounding waters. Those fruit bats certainly to make a lot of mess... And yes the poor maintenance man has to clean them up every morning but not all goes to waste as the staff make mango chutney from the green mangoes that are knocked off the trees by the bats.

I hope that you have a wonderful time during the rest of your holiday in Fiji.

Kind regards

Nick darling

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Sorry it's taken me this long to review Volivoli but my family and I absolutely LOVED this resort. The facilities are clean, spacious, and the views spectacular. The staff knows you and your family by name as soon as you arrive. Great place to fly kites, hang out with kids, and play on the beach. We tried to get reservations for this weekend but not surprisingly they were booked.

Great job Nick in running this place. Loved Veenie and Jenny who took great care of us while we were there and so many others that names escape me at the moment. We will definitely be back but will need to book our accommodations earlier.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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FijiDiver_9, Owner at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Bula Vinaka,

Thank you for your kind review. I do apologize that we were not able to accommodate you this weekend, We would have loved to accommodate you and your family once again. I will pass on your kind comments to all the staff and especially Vini.

We look forward to welcoming you home again soon! (Please give us some lead time as the resort is getting much busier..)

Kind regards

Nick Darling

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Wife and I stayed there 16-18th, 2012. Return visit. We were "Open Water" qualified by Ra Divers in Oct 2009. Stayed in Villa (Bure) overlooking ocean. Great rooms, kitchenette. ac, queen beds. Service and staff helpful, friendly and professional. Resort enlarging with bigger office/lodge, more villas etc. Computers available for fee. TV in bar/restaurant area. Family friendly and dorms available for students/budget limited folks. The Darlng Family from New Zealand run a great resort. Diving is exceptional.

Room Tip: All are excellent
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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FijiDiver_9, Owner at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Bula Vinaka,

It was our pleasure to host you once again and thank you for your kind review.

We have certainly expanded since you were here last and I am happy you like to developments.

We do have a couple of projects still in the pipeline which will enhance the resort further. One is due for completion before Christmas which is our new reception and boutique in the car park. This will make check in a real pleasure and also offer our valued guests somewhere to purchase little gifts for the family back home or simply treat themselves.

The other expansion being our spa which we do not have definite completion time on yet.

Once again thank you very much for returning.

Kind regards

Nick Darling

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

If you want to have a romantic holiday with your partner I would highly recommend coming here.

We enjoyed the whole experience right from the minute we arrived. The rooms were beyond expectations and the views breathtaking.

It's a home away from home, there is plenty to do and so much privacy as well. Its a great place to come and relax in the sun, have a romantic getaway or indulge your self in one of the best diving spots.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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FijiDiver_9, Owner at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Bula Vinaka,

Thank you very much for your kind review of Volivoli Beach Resort.

As a family owned and operated resort with our wonderful staff being a part of our extended family it gives us great pleasure to hear feed back like yours referring to Volivoli as a "Home away from home"

We hope to welcome you back in the very near future.

Kind regards

Nick Darling

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Friendly staff. Excellent villas, lovely, spaces and a kitchen, magic setup. great beach, great diving. My two children went diving and the diving staff had all the patience to teach and spend the day with us at the Ra island, well worth the visit. Rather sad to see the kontiki backpackers closed, what a lovey place, great beach , we enjoyed the whole day we were out there.The resort was an ideal place for our family to relax.Everybody enjoyed it so much we plan to revisit soon.
If you love diving or just want to relax this is the place. Staff are organised and move quickly to assist and organize thinks for you.

Room Tip: definitely the villas.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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FijiDiver_9, Owner at Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2012

Bula Vinaka,

Thank you very much for your review of Volivoli Beach resort. The Vilas or "Studio Vale's" are perfectly set up for a family of four or simply a couple looking for a lovely room with spectacular 180degree ocean views.

I will be sure to pass on your comments to our dive team especially Pola who was your instructor.

We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards

Nick Darling

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Address: Volivoli Road, Rakiraki, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Rakiraki
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Rakiraki
Price Range: $123 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Volivoli Beach Resort is a dedicated SSI and PADI dive Resort on Viti Levu, Fiji. It is owned and operated by the Darling family, 16 year veterans of the area. Dive facilities are world class and on site. All accommodations have ocean views. Nearby Bligh Waters are renowned for an amazing display of fish, pelagic creatures and soft corals. Guests enjoy snorkelling, kayaking, beach volleyball, fishing, village culture and sunset cruises. The Darling philosophy is simple - “We spend time talking to our guests, whether on a dive trip or over a cold beer,” says Nick, “This helps us fine tune the Volivoli experience.” ... more   less 
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