Mango Bay Resort2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
On arrival at Mango Bay resort..it took my breathe away..Millie was my first encounter at reception... she had the ability to make me feel incredibly welcome .and for there on it there was a ripple effect of warmness where Tina in the restaurant tryed to wire me from being a time police to Fijian time...she eventually succeeded which was no easy feat. The staff have the ability to be attentive and give you space all at the same time, and Ed the General Manager ensuring my stay was exactly what I needed. The food was way above my expectations, reordering my favourite things, the cocktails were flowing and I pretty much camped here for 9 day's ...there was no reason to leave..I had found my piece of "Paradise". The activities at the resort allow you to experience the Fijian culture, the beach front Villa's are stunning and the Sunset's will leave you speechless..thankyou Mango Bay for making my holiday truely magical...I will be back! ..
We purchased two rooms (4 people) through the Grab One Voucher option. One room we upgraded to the Beachfront Bure and the other we kept as the Garden Bure. We all had a fantastic time, and I would highly recommend this resort for a good quality, cost effective holiday. The Garden Bure was basic and housed our 2 x teenage boys. The were happy with it, only problem being that the show temperate went from cold to boiling hot, with no in between (warm) temperature. Even though they tried to fix the problem, nothing changed. Not a great shower, but the kids didn't really mind having a cold shower as the weather was beautiful. The Garden Bures are in blocks of two - joined by a wall, with a main deck across the front of both units. The Beachfront Bure was definitely worth the upgrade and I would recommend paying the extra for this. A lovely view of the ocean from the deck and very nice outdoor shower. Please note, facilities are probably what I would rate as 3 stay (so don't come here expecting 5 star), but we were more than happy with this resort, especially considering the price we paid. We visit Fiji several times every year and stay in accommodation at mostly 5 star resorts and private islands, but would definitely rate this resort as somewhere more rustic and "Fijian", and we will return. Food was very good, and if you are on the meal package, it is plenty of food - servings are large, with plenty of choices. A really lovely swimming pool, and lovely sandy beach which was crystal clear and fantastic for swimming on the high tide. As compared to other Coral Coast beaches I would consider this one of the nicer beaches, and deep enough to swim without hurting yourself on coral. Snorkelling just average, but we found a good spot about a 10 minute walk to the left of the resort (stop at the tire and snorkel from there). Some pretty good snorkelling in that area. A really good social atmosphere at the resort, where people congregated and hung out during the day - but also plenty of room to spread out and be separate if wanted. Pool tournaments, table tennis, Kava etc. Lots to do. I don't have a lot of downsides to tell you for this resort - I suppose I could comment that not all the activities actually happened (so bad luck if you waited up until 8.30pm for movie night and it doesn't happen), and perhaps the service in the restaurant was over the top Fiji Time (at times sitting for over an hour at a table waiting to place our order)... but all could be forgiven with those beautiful friendly staff, lovely beach, pool, and the very best sunsets I have ever seen in Fiji. We will return Mango Bay - highly recommended.
Dearest Mango Bay Resort, I left you 2 days ago, and I am lost 😭. I honestly have not experienced a better holiday destination in all my life. If this amazing place doesn't tickle someone's fancy, I can guarantee that the problem lies not with the resort! Came here on my first ever overseas trip that didn't involve kids, and that was with my most amazing best friend of 27 years. I repeat, NO KIDS 😃😃😃 Ok... * Everyone knows your name on the first day. All staff. They have to, because it's a cashless resort, and you run a tab until you check out. You can run multiple tabs from the same hut, so if you are travelling with your platonic BFF, you don't have to work ANYTHING out. * Not a goddam spider in sight. Not one 💟 * Clean! * Amazing QUIET. * AMAZEBALLS scenery, restaurant, service, friendliness, price. * AMAZING no pressure resort schedule each day, where you have every opportunity to get to know the real Fiji, go snorkelling, get a massage, get "Fiji braids", and COUNTLESS opportunities to make friends and spellbinding memories. * The most beautiful scenery ever. Contact me if you disagree. * Sunset over the ocean EVERY NIGHT * AMAZING food. Not to be missed.
Arrived in the evening, looked beautiful. Went for dinner at the resort and the General Manager was drunk, which I don't have a problem with but what I do have a problem with is when his English friend says he's staying there but is not employed but acts like the boss, puts his arms around both me and my friend which made us both feel uncomfortable. We heard from another guest staying at the resort the same time as us that the General Manager was also a bit "too friendly" with her on her first night right in front of her partner. The English guy was also drunk the same night and we also witnessed him holding around other guests. I didn't say anything at the time as this was our first night. Next morning he joined us for breakfast and was giving us information about the staff which we found unprofessional but the thing is he is not even staff!! I also witnessed the General Manager talking to a member of staff in an unfriendly manner which there is no need as the staff are really hard working people but get treated like dirt. The staff always go the extra mile and go out of their way for the guests! Cannot praise them enough. Reception is open until 11pm and I went there at 10:55pm as we had a problem with our room and the receptionist was more than helpful in sorting the problem out. The resort is on a beach and the view is beautiful, but the "nightclub" needs a bit of work and the food at the restaurant is a bit expensive and doesn't do much local food. Again, if it wasn't for the awesome staff, our stay would not of been pleasant.
I love this place! We've stayed at a few other Coral Coast mid-range spots, and this was by far the best for couples looking for that perfect beach bungalow experience. We had a beachfront bure with my favorite outdoor shower ever. Great attention to detail - a small landscaped garden in the shower with small status and lights, and the palm trees above.As others said, the staff are incredible. Other things that stand out from competitors in the same price range are: -Affordable beachfront bungalows (5m from the beach) -It's quiet - a very few small children (though extremely child friendly) no backpackers -No traffic noise - many of the Coral Coast resorts are along the main road. This is about 1 k down it's own private valley. -Even at low tide, there's still enough water for a shallow dip. - It's small - staff learned your name, and guests all seemed to know each other. - every night but Sunday, a local woman was wishing in front of the resort and would sell her catch to guests for the restaurant to cook up. And like most of the resorts on this coast, it has an amazing beach, beautiful sunsets, plenty of activities, hammocks and no end of beautiful scenery. Bures aren't air conditioned, but there was a constant breeze when we were there. Nice design, endless ocean views. I can't wait to go back.
I have just spent 8 glorious nights at this resort. I was looking for a time of rest and rejuvenation and I got it. Management were helpful and accomodating and the staff were friendly and always had a smile ready. I loved my stay thank you. Tip: always choose a Beach Bure. Food was quite expensive
We couldn't have asked for a better holiday. A family (2 adults & a 2.5yr old) were unsure what to expect as we weaved our way down the long gravel driveway but from the moment we were greeted at reception until the morning we sadly left 6 days later, we were constantly amazed. If you're expecting 5 star accomodation then this isn't your place however the staff are certainly 5 star plus! So many happy memories with so many staff who really went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay. Two tips: Ask questions. The staff will give you tips on anything from acquiring local seafood from the villagers for the hotel chef to cook for you, to which day is likely to better for snorkelling or an island trip. 2ndly, spend some time with the activities guys. They're hilarious. Illy, Apa & Joe. They should have their own show. Our only criticism is that the wifi wasn't working in the rooms however it was fast and reliable around the pool and restaurant area. Mind you, such a magic place, one shouldn't have their head in a phone anyway. :) Highly recommend it. Even with 4 days of ordinary weather, it was still perfect break.
We were in mango bay middle of July. Unfortunately it was abit cold and overcast which spoiled the view of the clear blue water. On a sunny day it was turquoise. We stayed in 2 lodges in the gardens as I wanted us all together. 2adults, 2 children. We had interconnecting rooms. Small things missing like a bin, hooks to hang stuff up but I'm aware bits are still being done. Rest of the family were in beach front buras. Lovely wee rooms, double bed, inside toilet, fridge etc with outside enclosed shower. In the lodges the toilet and showers were outside but totally private. The Fijian staff were just fab. Took the time to speak to you, remember your name and call you by your name which is a personal touch. Food at the resort was very good. Had entertainment the nights we were there. The dancers were good but the fire dancers were amazing.
A stunning location!! Beach is small but perfect. The pool is a good size. Entertainment was great... Joe who was in charge of the entertainment was outstanding, he entertained my children, took us out on the boat and snorkeled for hours! Joe is an amazing person always smiling and ready for the next day.. he is a true asset to Mango Bay Resort. The lodges we not bad at all but not the cleanest. Even after housekeeping had been simple things like coffee and sugar was not topped up and each day I had to ask. Outside showers are lovely. Could do with a clothing line for each room to hang up wet clothes and towels. I had asked maintenance to give me a piece of rope and they more than happy to help. The restaurant is not bad at all however the prices are a bit steep. The children's portions are too small and found that I had to buy more food for the kids. However only found out afterwards that kids under 12 eat free from the kids menu with every full paying adult. That was appreciated! Yes breakfast is included but I think they should make the breakfast a bit more attractive than just toast, jam, bits of fruit and cereal, maybe add some yogurt? If you want to add an egg you will pay $10 for two eggs. It is a resort so you do expect to pay but you also do not want to be broke by the time you get home because you had to eat! Overall i loved the place the staff was amazing and even when we had to sort out bill out before leaving as there was a few bits on the bill that we did not have they were more than happy to help us. I will be visiting Mango Bay again for sure... all the small things outweigh all the little niggly bits. See you soon again Mango Bay!!!
The bungalows are really nice. There is a small piece of beach. When groups of young volunteers are around it is quite lively place, so you wouldn't quite find a a place to relax at this time. Overall, the price for the accommodation is really good. The only problem is, that you are forced to eat in the restaurant (because the next town is a 45 minute bus ride away from the resort) and the prices are insane. It takes a lot away from easy-going holidays if you must fear to be insolvent afterwards. Moreover, although you have to sign for all your orders, we had a few positions on our final bill which we haven't ordered. There was no discussion to get rid of them. So, it seems to happen more frequently. Last but not least, everyone is quite friendly as long as they can earn money with you. We hade once a day trip to the next town and had dinner there. When the restaurant staff asked us if we would like to order dinner and we denied, the friendliness was over.
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Namatakula Beach, Mango Bay Resort is within a 15-minute drive of Vunanui Bay. This 30-room resort welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a private beach, and an outdoor pool. On the waterfront, the resort is also within a 15-minute drive of Kula Eco Park and Rivers Fiji.
Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. This resort is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge.
The 30 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Free toiletries are also available.
Renovated in 2014, Mango Bay Resort offers a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a computer station, an arcade/game room, and laundry facilities.
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80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 505 reviews