Daku Resort3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I hosted an art workshop and stayed at Daku Resort. It was lovely to be greeted by Delia and JJ upon arrival. Our room was clean, air conditioned and maintained daily. We had a great view of the bay from our Bure and the gardens were beautiful. We ate all meals at the resort which was included in our package and the food was excellent - the staff were fabulous and greeted us all by name. We were shown lots of traditional Fijian culture and various sightseeing throughout Savusavu. A wonderful experience was had by all of the workshop attendees and I hope to return!!
We just had a great snorkelling trip at Daku resort. The owners, Delia and JJ and staff could not have been more welcoming or helpful. We went out to some great snorkelling spots and the schedule was extremely flexible to make the most of the tides and weather. Our meals were great, fresh local food with an opportunity to try many Fijian dishes. Anna went out of her way to prepare any special requests and great birthday cakes.
Have just returned from an excellent week at Daku Resort. The reason for the visit was a pastel painting class attended by my wife. I was somewhat concerned that there might not be much to do while she was in class, but I needn't have been. There were free kayaks to use as well as snorkeling equipment and, of course, there was always a trip to Savusavu town, just $4 by taxi. The staff members were excellent, especially George who looked after us on trips to a waterfall and a local village. The owners JJ and Delia were also very helpful, JJ ran us into town and to the airport when we left and Delia led a snorkeling trip just in front of the resort, pointing out a wreck and good locations to see fish. We stayed in a bure, which provided basic air-conditioned accommodation. Ours was one half of a family bure and although our neighbours were friends, we would have preferred a detached bure as we could hear some noise from them. Our package included all meals and we particularly enjoyed the fact that all the guests shared one table. It made meal times very sociable. One tip for snorkelers, bring your own reef shoes. Access to the sea in front of the resort is not sandy and although the resort does provide equipment, I didn't find reef shoes to fit.
My husband and I stayed at Daku for 3 nights - definitely the best budget option in Savusavu. We were upgraded to a villa and it was beyond lovely. Comfy beds, private plunge pool, and an incredible ocean at the doorstep. The food at the restaurant is a bit expensive, but there's a grocery store in town (Max Val-U) where we bought all our goods and veggies at the market and just cooked on our own.
I stayed at Daku resort the last week of February with a Road Scholar group. A little disappointed in our bure. I think they need a little updating and 2 full size beds. Otherwise the facility was really nice and the staff was exceptional!!! Vinaka
Friendly staff and clean rooms. Good for couples getaways. pricier than average. The outdoor showers are nice. And I especially liked to get a coffee and sit in the comfy lounge Just for some quiet time.
Daku Resort sits in a magnificent location on Savusavu Bay surrounded by lush tropical gardens and palms - it's a convenient FJ$4 from town and a FJ$8 cab ride takes you to the end of point to the JM Cousteau Dive Shop where you can book a trip to the famous Namena Island marine park and other stunning reef spots for diving and snorkelling. Aubrey and his team are very obliging and helpful - relaxation is the key - you don't have to lift a finger - they will book you a car, arrange spa treatments, dive and island tours etc. The resort is vintage as the info says, but that's part of its charm. Owners JJ and Delia are terrific hosts - Delia took us to a wonderful snorkelling spot we would never have found ourselves - thank you Delia. JJ and Delia hosted drinks on evening on their deck overlooking the bay - it's got to be one of the best views in the world. Staying at Daku is warm, welcoming and feels like staying with your mates and it's good value too. We stayed in a Bayside Villa with plunge pool - that was great!
Having searched around Savusavu for a venue for an art exhibition, I settled on Daku. The yoga shala was ideal space for the exhibition, with breathtaking views of Savusavu Bay. We spent four nights and occupied a villa. There were six of us in our group and we were very pleased with the accommodation and service. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It is rare to get a 'personal' feel when I stay at larger hotels, so the experience at Daku was a lovely change. Special thanks to the staff, manager and the owners. We shall be back!
Returned for another great stay at Daku. The staff is always very friendly and very accommodating. The meals were lovely. Had a wonder time snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming. Stayed at the beautiful house on the hill where the views were spectacular, the pool was refreshing and the day bed provided a great place for an afternoon nap. Can't beat the Savusavu sunsets.....
Daku Resort was just the best experience my family and i have had when not staying in a 5 Star Hotel because the treatment we received was 5 Star! Owners JJ & Della Rothrie Jones were just so genuinely delightful that my teenage daughter almost stay on as much as they wanted her to as well. Cant tell you just how wonderful and attentive the staff headed by Aubrey Whippy were. Seriously A1!!! The hotel facilities are good value for money, 3 of us stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment then moved to the big villa on the hill when other family arrived. It was spacious, clean and the view of Savusavu Bay to die for. Food was good but i wish they wouldn't plate baby lobsters - they need to be given a chance to grow please. But there is lots and lots to do, kayaking, walks, yoga, waterfalls, snorkelling, swimming, diving, fishing and yet so serene, ideal for relaxing and and reading or pounding on my laptop as i did. Loved loved loved our 10 days there and have told the whole world they need to stay at Daku. Savusavu is real Paradise! Ellen Knight and Family.....
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Free airport shuttle
Located within a mile (2 km) of Copra Shed Marina, Daku Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Savusavu Farmers' Market. This 3-star resort has 19 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In the mountains, the resort is also within a 30-minute drive of Vanua Levu.
You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee.
The 19 individually furnished accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans.
At Daku Resort, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle at scheduled times. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, a terrace, and laundry facilities.
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94.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 719 reviews