We had a 5 night stay on the 23rd of February. We were a little worried with the mixed reviews but found it to be a really nice place to stay. It is not a huge flash resort by any means but we loved it. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. We were in an overwater bungalow (no 16).
The staff were very friendly and helpful. We were on the full board plan which I recommend as it is quite expensive to eat there otherwise. The food was nice but found the breakfast to be a little ordinary. The management could do with looking at the variety on the menu. I would also suggest this for the entrees. The rest of the menu was nice. The food was cooked well. The desserts were great. Plenty to choose from.
We did a couple of snorkelling tours. The 1st was with Rohavai which was great. It was especially good with the stingray part of the tour. Our guide had us up close and personal with the stingrays. We came back to the island opposite the Maitai which was really nice. They took us to another snorkelling spot as he said we could get to the coral garden ourselves by kayaks. The other tour we did was with Lagoonarium. This was also good in other ways. The shark part of this was fantastic but the snorkelling with stingrays was better with the other tour group. This one took us to the coral garden behind the Sofitel which was much better. They were both good in their own ways. If you are able to do both, I would recommend it. Both days were fantastic.
Our bungalow was nice. It was spacious. The air conditioning worked well. It was clean and comfortable. There was fancier places to stay but this as good value for money and very pleasant. I would certainly stay there again. We enjoyed watching the fish through the coffee table of a night. They came around with the lights on.
There was a little supermarket about 5 minutes down the road which was great to buy supplies you might need.
All in all, not too fancy but very nice and quiet.
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