Beachcomber Island Resort3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We spent two night at Beachcomber in December and loved it. We heard it had a reputation of being a party Island, but we actually found it to have a really good balance between chill and party. The grand dorm isn't too bad. Of course it's a little crowded and can get noisy, but for the price it's reasonable, and I had no problem getting to sleep when I had an early night. We paid 34 Fijian dollars each a night for a bed in the grand dorm (they gave us a special deal), and then there was a compulsory additional 89 dollars for the daily food package. The food was decent – buffet, all you can eat style. Not as delicious as the food we had at Octopus Resort on Waya Island, but more than sufficient for our expectations and the price. The daily free snorkelling trip is really good - if the weather is ok they go out once in the morning and once in the afternoon. They take you on a boat to a good coral spot close to the island. They also offer all the usual tours (Castaway, Cloud 9 etc) at reasonable prices. The island itself is gorgeous - so small you can walk all the way around it in about ten minutes! The bar area is really fun, there's a good friendly team of staff to get the social vibes going, and happy hours all through the day. I treated myself to a massage on the last day for just 50 Fijian dollars – again, great for the price! Beachcomber is an ideal way for backpackers on a budget to experience the Fijian islands. Would definitely visit again.
Let's start by saying this resort is very well known as the party island. This is world wide knowledge. They fit hundreds of people on this island that you can walk around in 5 minutes, over their busy season. Over this time they are also feeding hundreds of people. The food IS going to be basic. I write this on my last day here as we wait for a boat back to the mainland. The staff are fantastic. There is a compulsory meal charge of $88fjd per person per day. This gets you breakfast lunch and dinner as well as morning and afternoon tea. For breakfast we had omelets made to order as well as bacon. Lunch was lamb chops and a variety of salads and sausages. Dinner was a variety of different curries. It is buffet style so you can go up and get food as many times as you like. How is this not good value for $88FJD. The rooms are basic - we had a private one. However there is hot water and power all night (unlike most resorts in the yasawas) also free WiFi in the main areas! If you aren't an activity person you will find this place boring. They offer free snorkelling trips as well which is cool. Parasailing is $100 single or $180 double. Also - let me just comment on the sandflies. Yes they are annoying as hell. But you are on a beach in the middle of the ocean. The resort offers food between meal times which is charged to your room or you can pay by cash. Drinks here are expensive which isn't surprising. Cocktails are $23fjd normally and $18 during happy hour which is at 12pm, 6pm and 9pm. There's always music playing as well - but not obnoxiously loud. All in all, not a bad resort. But would recommend coming during party season - which isn't January. Unless you like the quiet kinda vibe. Seriously everyone. Stop complaining about the minor things.
We moved our entire schedule around as the Beachomber was booked by a group the weekend we wanted to stay there. So we arrived mid week to find it was less fun that we had expected, though a beautiful location. NO WINE??! ugh!
Let me start this review by saying the staff are fantastic! They go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable and are always smiling! Despite this our stay was less than enjoyable and we wouldn’t return. The room we had was a sunset view and had air con which was nice with a lovely view but felt old and a bit run down. There was free WiFi in the main area which was brilliant. However, the food served was as bad as previous reviews explain. I am by no means a fussy eater and no stranger to bland buffet style meals (backpacking for 5 months so far) but the food standard was poor, I ate 2 potatoes and half a piece of toast/garlic bread for dinner as it was all I could manage. Lunch was edible but not enjoyable. Breakfast was better with a better selection and better quality. How they charge a compulsory $88 FD per day for what you get is absolutely ridiculous! Also, I know it’s a tropical island but we spent time on 5 others too and never saw anywhere near as many flies around the restaurant and bar.
Beachcomber undoubtedly takes the biscuit as the party resort among the Fiji islands with its massive mixed dorms and fun loving backpackers. The food is average at best, the accomodation is rather outdated and there's little except the bar and the beach. That said, you will still have a good time here!
Had a great time over the New Years period with a group of friends. Definitely a party island, would not recommend for families unless it was for a day trip Food was basic, but good. We stayed in the private rooms, they were very basic but good Drinks are very expensive, but we were told about this before going to Fiji in general If people are drinking all the time they should have food available at all hours or at least extend the opening hours of the food shack so we can eat after drinking till 3am
Our bure was pretty basic considering we were on the premium package but the shower was good and the bed was soft. The rooms are a bit hot to sleep but I understand you can pay extra for aircon. The view was nice but not the breathtaking views you can expect in the Yasawas. Snorkelling was also nice but not as good as further up the islands. The food was very tasty and the kitchen and serving staff were lovely. I loved the cakes at tea time and the breakfasts was delightful. I probably wouldn't stay here again but it was a nice introduction to the island life.
It's quite clear the new owners don't care for this establishment. It's slowly falling to pieces and the staff do their best with what they have but it's just not worth it. The food is horrific. My partner used to visit this island alot and has only fond memories of it until now. The beds were two single beds pushed together but still made with separate bedding as one bed was a good 5cm higher than the other. We complained about the state of things and was upgraded to one of the new airconditioned rooms. Even still, you'd have to pay for a NZ 5 star price to stay in the basic rooms. It's just not worth staying on the island. This review is no reflection on the staff that are working there as they aren't paid much for their trouble and they are still courteous and kind but it is truly sad the state of the "resort"
The grand dorm is so cramped - they couldn’t fit any more beds in if they tried - it feels like you are a sardine in a very, very hot room, with only a few inefficient ceiling fans to move the hot air around. The mattresses are a piece of foam covered in fabric, the latter of which has seen better days and is ripped and worn. The food was nice but I don’t think worth the money you pay for it. It was buffet style, whereas on other islands you pay the same price and get table service and a three course meal. There was no soap in any of the toilets, some activities listed on the daily activities board didn’t go ahead without explanation. Apparently it is meant to be a party island but one night we were there before new year the bar closed at 10pm because there was no one there. It’s the picturesque Fiji island so come here for a day trip but don’t bother staying over night.
A group of us stayed in the massive dorm room. We were packed in like sardines and the fans were not doing much to cool the room down. The bathroom was just outside our room and had ample clean toilets and showers. The bar has quite a few happy hours which is good for those who like alcohol. Otherwise, if you're like me you pay $7 Fijian dollars for a can of soft drink. The food was buffet style and great compared to some of the food we were served on some other islands. The island is quite small. We walked around the outside of the island in 5-10 minutes. There is not a lot to do. There is a pool and mini golf as well as other activities like kayaking, snorkelling or jet skiing but most of these were quite pricey. I have been once and that is probably enough for my lifetime.
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Private beach
Beachcomber Island Resort is within the area of Tivua Island and Vuda Point Marina. This 74-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a water park, and a restaurant. Musket Cove Marina and Castaway Island Day Trip are also within the region.
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 109 per person one-way. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
61% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 590 reviews