Having read the other views I noticed a lot of the older ones point to issues, but having just visited there I did not encounter those issues. I suspect that the review which mentions dogs being kicked was from another island, because I don't recognise that bathroom at all.
The island was great, from the start to finish. There was a guitar playing, song singing greeting when I arrived, followed shortly by lunch. Yes, there are drums played to let you know what time the meals are served, and there is not food served at other times, but I brought some snack food on the mainland so I was never hungry. The food was good, a little on the small portion side but I eat a lot so I suspect most people would have found it okay. There was a great chicken meal the second night. Most meals included rice. We had cake one night. Breackfasts were pancakes cereal, and dumplings. Orange juice was served with one meal, breackfast I think.
I chose this island specifically because I looked at it on Google Easrth and wanted to go bush walking. It was ideal for that. I wanted to be away from people and crowds. It was perfect for that purpose. I think there was at most 12 guests on the island. When I left there were 5. If you walk over to Honeymoon beach, please note it is an easy walk, but a bit steep. The local land owner asks for a $2 Fiji donation, about a dollar Australian. It was well worth it, that is a very nice beach and you get it almost to yourself.
As others have pointed out, the beach at low tide has a coral reef, at high tide you can walk way out and snorkle there. Be prepared to wade to and from the boat at low tide though.
I'm not sure what the whingers are whinging about this place. It was beautiful, quiet, the staff were wonderful and not intrusive, and the food adequate. I slept in a Bure and was very happy with it. It was clean, has a toilet, outdoor shower and electricity at set times. The beaches were beautiful and white, the hammocks were so inviting!
My only gripes were that gthe toilet paper tended not to be restocked and that the local men tended to be over eagre to get into female gueusts beds.
I think some of the negative reviews indicate too high expectations for a basic one coconut (as the company puts it) resort.
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