As many of the previous reviews suggest, go with the expectations of a 3* resort and you won't be disappointed.
We were initially booked into an ocean view bure and found this a bit tired and run down so stayed just one night before paying for an upgrade to an ocean front bure which was leagues ahead!! This accommodation suited our family of 4 (incl 2 kids) much better as we found we needed the extra space. These are newer rooms with mezzanine sleeping above a lovely lounge & kitchen which opened onto the south beach. Two lovely, huge bathrooms. Nice touches such as fresh floral arrangements each day.
As we had breakfast included we paid for lunch and dinner seperately. This did turn out to be a bit expensive and the lunch a-la carte needs some additions. Disappointing to only be able to have burgers/club sandwich/pizza with chips or be forced into the lunch buffet for FJD30. The Lovo evening buffet was very nice and good to experience some local food.
Disappointed that the north beach restaurant was closed for the duration of our stay.
Service at the restaurants was mixed with drinks often arriving when we were mid-way through food but many of the staff were absolutely lovely and made a real fuss over our kids.
Plenty of daily activities if that's your thing but we were happy just to snorkel and relax with a book on one of the beaches. The beaches are cleaned up of seaweed each morning and sun loungers are spread well apart so you often feel like you have the beach to yourself. The snorkelling was the key attraction to us when we booked and we weren't disappointed. Highlight was seeing the rays.
Great to have up to 5 hours of free babysitting each day (must be consecutive). We used a couple of hours in the morning then paid for the evenings. Kids club was small but had a nice play area with swings and slides. Bit disappointed to find that instead of some of the advertised activities, the kids were plonked in front of the TV for hours on end!!
5pm happy hour at the north beach pool bar was fun with nightly bingo.
The two pools are nice but could do with some minor updating and a bit of a shame that they are right next to each other with exactly the same outlook.
Cannot recommend the Spa enough - FANTASTIC!!! A beautiful treatment in gorgeous surrounds and quite affordable.
Would recommend Mana for a stay of up to about 5 days but we were pleased to have another island to move onto afterwards (Plantation) as we were a bit over the food.
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