Daku Resort3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
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.....
We stayed at Daku resort in May 2017 with our 2 sons (5 years old and 9 months). Daku has a lovely, family run feel about it. Peaceful and quiet, with stunning views over Savusavu bay, and only a short distance from the town. We had a family room which was HUGE! and overlooked the large front lawn - so lovely to sit and relax. The pool was basic but enjoyable. Breakfast was sufficient, with toast, cereal and some form of eggs. We took a walk up to the yoga area which has absolutely amazing views from it's elevated position.
Whether on my own, with my wife, or with extended family, Daku has a great range of villas and bures to suit. Apart from the accommodation, it is the Daku family that makes it a special place to stay. JJ and Delia, Aubrey, George, Peggy, Josh and the gang make you so welcome and nothing is too much trouble. Savusavu is a special place. Stay at Daku or buy your own place! Vinaka!
Very friendly and welcoming - home from home. JJ always a great host, Aubrey,George and the rest of the team are like family to us whenever we come and stay. Daily special cocktails are a great new addition and George has some brilliant recipes that go down well as a Sundowner . There is a good range of bures for individuals or families
we only stopped in for a drink as we were staying at Hotsprings which is under renovation in the bar and restaurant areas , we ordered a Pina colada and a sunset cruise , both drinks were revolting , we didn't finish either as the alcohol content was way to potent , moreover the coconut taste was horrible .The basket of chips miserable ,enough to feed a minor bird , please train the staff to correctly mix a quality cocktail as we left feeling mediocre .
We stayed at Daku for about two weeks in December. Our hosts Delia and JJ were very friendly and helpful, answering all of our questions and giving us very good advice. We thought of Daku as a "non-resort" (much preferred by us!) because Daku is small and service was so personal. We took snorkeling trips with Delia and on our own with local outfitters. Daku is located just a mile from, the small town of Savusavu--an easy walk or taxi ride. We enjoyed meeting other travelers at Daku--some local and others from all over the world. Many were returning travelers, which says a lot about Daku! I'd love to return sometime.
We had a wonderful time at this resort. JJ and Delia were lovely hosts. The staff was so friendly and the food was excellent. We were with a Road Scholar group and it was so nice to feel like we were a family at Daku. They accommodated our excursions and added extra ones too. The only reason it is a 4 is there are some maintenance issues which could be addressed. But I also realize the humidity and salt are hard on everything.
We needed to check out of our holiday rental & Daku Resort was kind enough to allow us to rent a room for about 5 hours in between check out and our flight departure during the day. I can’t say enough how wonderful it was to be able to use the resort facilities during our day. They treated us very well – as if we were full-fledged guests of the resort & not just there for a few hours. The staff is very friendly – JJ (the owner) greeted us upon arrival and also offered us a ride to the airport. He also picked us up as we were walking back to the resort from town which was very thoughtful. The resort is dated or “vintage” as advertised but the rooms are clean. Ours also had an extremely large shower. The bures are quite close together so we could hear the family next door quite easily since the windows are open. There’s a/c so with that running you might not hear as much. It might have been b/c of our strange situation but there was only one bath towel provided in the room. The pool could also have used a cleaning but I know it had rained quite heavily the night before. There is a small restaurant on site where we had a light lunch which was fine. It was $12 FJD for a small wrap with a cup of French fries. It was enough to tide us over until we landed back in Nadi for a larger meal. This resort would be great for families and/or large groups. It is right across the street from a small sandy beach & swimming platform anchored out in the ocean. They also offer snorkel tours among other things. There is enough room to spread out but you’re all located on one property.
- 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 Eco Divers Tours. This 3-star resort has 19 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Savusavu Farmers' Market is also 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from the resort, which is in the mountains.
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. Other amenities at this beach resort include a library, a terrace, and laundry facilities.
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94.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 714 reviews