Beachcomber Island Resort3.5 out of 5.0
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We did a half day tour of Beachcomber Island leaving Port Denauru at 12:15. As soon as we got to the island I already knew our time there was going to be too short! We ate lunch and had roughly 30 min before the first part of the trip was to start. They took us to their turtle nursery area which I thought was so cool! From there we had a small amount of time to get ready for snorkeling. They took us to an area that was so beautiful! Some others on the island said they saw reef sharks there earlier in the day, which we didn't get to see, but the reef was so beautiful we weren't ready to leave when it was time. Once we got back to the island we had a little bit of time to do our own thing and have some coffee/tea and a little snack. You could also purchase alcoholic drinks from the bar area. We snorkeled a little bit by the beach and saw a stingray and some other fish. We loved the photo ops there and definitely would go back!
Did a day trip to beachcomber island, arrive 9:30 AM, depart 5:15 PM. First, everything is dirty, grubby and either has fallen apart or is about to. Staff is disinterested, and the manager could really care less when confronted with this. This island is the only island on the South Sea Cruise day schedule that charges for everything. Want a beach chair, you pay, need a parasol, you pay. Not only that, we were asked (with kids in tow) to drag these to the small strip of sand beach available and dig in our own parasols (spade provided at no cost). The chairs were broken and flat out covered in dirt. The island itself has about 300 ft of beach, the rest is coral/rock. The swimming pool is a small concrete bucket with water that no amount chlorine could clean. The buffet lunch was inedible, greasy and tasteless bar for the plain rice and prawn crackers. As for the promised and advertised activities, only one jetski available between 10AM and 12:30PM at FJD 220 for less than 25 minutes. The catamaran (Hobie) is at another island, and only available if you pay for transfer. Diving is also not at this island, but requires lengthy transfer to another island. Besides parasail, all other advertised motorized water sports are not available (despite it being advertised widely) Snorkel gear requires payment and deposit (trust me, you wouldn’t want to steal the nasty old crap for rent). Snorkling itself is pretty amazing, but no better than similar islands (serenity, south sea, Mala mala). Basically, unless you’re a back packer looking for cheap beers and a small stretch of white sand, an island resort set-up to be avoided.
We had a week on the island, doing very little except, swimming, snorkelling and lying in the sun. Beachcombers history of being "the Party Island" had me a little reserved about a week there. I thought it might be loud music into the early mornings, but I didn't need to worry. Yes in it heyday it was the party Island. And I'm sure there are nights where it does Party. But we had a wonderful week of relaxing, it was just what we needed The week we were there, there was a family with young children, who were having a ball. Lots of different people from all over the world. Beachcomber is part of the Island hopping chain, so plenty of people were only staying a few nights. The food is fairly basic, but you wouldn't starve. We were happy with what we were given, after all we weren't exactly exerting ourselves! The staff were wonderful, so friendly and very accomodating. The island was spotless. The grounds so well kept with lovely gardens every where. There are lots of day trippers visiting the island, but that didn't cause any concerns, it was lovely to see so many different people enjoying Beachcomber.
Beachcomber Resort is on a small island, the whole island can be walked in about 15 minutes. The resort is spread over the island which allows for it to feel very private and secluded. The Beach front Bure is in an ideal setting with beautiful views and perfectly located to access the beach and all activities. The accommodation is slightly dated and basic, however is adequate for its purpose, there is a good hot water supply and the rooms are large. The meals are provided ‘buffet style’. The food is mostly traditional Fijian, with lots of salad and bread. The staff are very helpful and happy.
We had 8 days here. The resort is quite basic and that was okay by us. We wanted a chilled out holiday and that's what we got. The only criticism was that we couldn't seem to get on any excursions. We tried, everyday to do something or go somewhere. We did one trip to Plantation and Funky Fish for lunch with 2 snorkeling stops along the way which was cool. However, we wanted to go fishing, but just couldn't for numerous reasons, no boat, fully booked, although we tried booking everyday and considering the resort was very empty, less than 80 people, we found this hard to believe. I understand that we may have been fitting in with other resorts, but 8 days, and no fishing available to us? We had money to spend, couldn't spend it. Other than this we had a great time.
Stayed there 3 nights in the mid 70 s. Had my own hut and walked to meals Called by drums and had entertainment from neighboring isle. Ocean was warm and snorkeling was magical. A once in a lifetime adventure
This island was the first we stayed on during our island hopping and it did not disappoint. The room was on the beach with lovely views of sunrise. The food had good choice and there was plenty to go around. The island had a reputation of being a party island however we saw none of that (save for one drunk Kiwi). The snorkelling off the island is excellent.
I only spent a day on Beachcomber as a day trip from my own resort. The cost was really not bad at all given it included boats each way, fish feeding, turtle viewing, morning and afternoon tea, snorkelling and a buffet lunch, as well as full use of the facilities. We were greeted with a guitar accompanied song, and briefed by the phenomenal Mama Lesi, who has been at Beachcomber 11 years and is the heart of the place. There’s not much she can’t tell you about the area! The food was nice enough - a Fijian buffet with fruit salad at lunch and pancakes and muffins for morning tea - I did t go to the afternoon tea. The ‘Sand bar’ offers 3x a day happy hours, but realistically the drinks are pretty cheap at full price so you don’t need to stay within the happy hours. The fishfeeding trip also apparently includes coral viewing but the fish were the main attraction a the boat is glass bottomed, the tropical fish teen around it over the reef and the trip back out on the water is glorious. The title viewing is in their sanctuary; they breed and release hawksbill turtles back into the wild. The facility is well protected but you can easily see the turtles, and listen to the talk about them. The island, like all in the Mamanucas, is STUNNING. White sands, blue skies, turquoise waters and native trees a plenty. Bird and fish life is plentiful, and the whole island has a party vibe. There’s also a small pool, a small boutique shop and (obviously) the accommodation. For me, as a 38yo solo traveller, I think a day trip suits me better than staying there, but I loved the experience! Vinaka :)
Beachcomber is an amazing party island and I highly recommend this to the young at hearts😁. I really enjoyed my stay there and if I get a chance then I would love to go there again. They have good customer service and offer several activities.
This is more of a mega dorm set on an island than a resort. The main lodging hall is packed with beds double-deck, and the bar is built for many times the crowd it may never get to host. Service is average Fijian and meal times are self-service affairs. This said, I would say the main reason to be here would be the setting of the island. The island is tiny, but charming in a rustic way. Besides the dorms, apartments and bures fill the rest of the island, many facing out to sea. Only one side of the sea is a good beach, but it is not sheltered so during windy days it is not quite swimmable. There is a small swimming pool, a shop and little else. But it is tranquil to simply chill facing the sea over a beer (or several). There are also complimentary activities during daytime (and some paying island-hopping and massage options). We stayed in a family bure facing the sea. It sleeps 4, is fairly basic, but the sound of waves crashing into the beach is oh so soothing. The bures are also set far enough from the bar so the music is hardly heard at night. It’s not posh, but the surrounding is still undeniably lovely. And it doesn’t come with a price tag like the major resorts on some islands. I would reckon it is worth a night or 2 to relax, drink, read a book and meet people. Not a lot to do here otherwise.
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Private beach
Beachcomber Island Resort is within the area of popular attractions such as Port Denarau and Port Denarau Marina. This 74-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a water park, and a restaurant.
This hotel is home to a buffet restaurant and a bar/lounge.
All 74 rooms feature ceiling fans.
Guests of Beachcomber Island Resort have access to a private beach, a water park, and a nightclub. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for FJD 120 per person one-way. Front-desk staff can assist with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.
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61.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 656 reviews