Tambua Sands Beach Resort3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Bula! Stayed 6 nights in mid-September '17. Stayed in a beachfront bure - what a view! Was a shame about the weather - wet/cloudy 4 out of 6 days but the staff still ensured that there were activities to take part in and there was always cocktails to drink at the bar! We thought the food was delicious and the accommodation comfortable. We opted for a day trip out with Skelly's Tours (tour desk on site) and also had a very enjoyable experience. Key info to be aware of: the resort is cashless - pay on departure. Cash is needed for booking any tours and to spend outside the resort/to tip. We travelled to/from the resort by airport taxi - charged us FJ$120 one way including stop at a supermarket to buy drinks/snacks for our room, and arranged to pick us up for our departure and take us back to the airport via hot springs in Nadi - we recommend this if possible!
Amazing property, easy to locate and convenient parking. Check in was a breeze and we were pleasantly surprised to get upgraded to an ocean front villa. Extremely friendly staff, great beach and the dinner was the highlight! Definitely will be coming back soon!
Had a great week (Sept 17). The staff were friendly and helpful, and seemed genuinely interested in your wellbeing. Metres from your room to the beach. It's not a 5* resort, but clean and really relaxing surroundings. And if you want to do some trips, it's about an hour to Pacific Harbour with some great dive trips, or 1 1/2 hrs to Nadi for some great boat trips.
This resort is in a nice location - midway between Nadi and Suva and only 20 mins from Sigatoka. The beach is fine for swimming at high tide. The bures are good sized, clean and well furnished although probably due for a renovation. There is a lot of noise from the road traffic but to be honest you stop noticing it after a while. We found the resort good for families but I wouldn't recommend for couples. There is limited privacy - bures are fairly close to each other with pathways right outside. Even the "couples" bures are right in the main area so not at all suitable for couples looking for a private getaway. Most of the activities are geared to children. Even the bar area seems aimed for kids with the communal tv blaring Nickelodeon most of the time. Food is average and a little overpriced for what you get. Service is hit and miss. We expected a lot based on previous reviews but didn't really see the amazing service from anyone other that Tui. The bar and restaurant staff seem genuinely confused by dealing with people. We watched with amusement many times as they actively ignored guests when asked questions or ran to hid in back areas when people looked like approaching them. I think this resort has tonnes of potential and the value for money is amazing but it needs a lot of work.
Stayed here a week and have to say not much to write home about the people from the minute we got there not friendly at all I understand Fijian time but not given a crap about people does not mean Fijian time. The food wow taste the wood chef salt and pepper calamari with no salt and pepper the coconut curry had no taste please taste the food. The new manager was more interested in collecting leaves instead of managing his staff come on dude really. As for the place clean and nice the beach when tide is up is nice just disappointing all around
We recently spent 5 nights here and absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. The snorkelling or kayaking literally 15mtrs from your bure door is magic. Lying in bed at night and listening to the waves crashing on the outer reef is the perfect way to end the night before drifting off to sleep! Im writing this review from a 5 star resort on Denarau Island, and wishing we spent our whole holiday in fiji at Tambua Sands, thats how highly Im reccomending it! Rooms were kept clean by the friendly staff and they went the extra effort by adding flowers to our daughters teddy bears on their bed, which our kids loved. Its the little things that make a holiday! Meals were reasonably priced and very tasty. We had a slight accounting issue with final bill and once we contacted the manager and explained he met up with us at our current hotel and refunded us, we really appreciated that he drove all the way here. Excellent service from Muda, so thank you again! We will definitely be back, it is loçated well and easy enough to drive or bus it into sigatoka, its a beautiful part of fiji.
We recently stayed at Tambua Sands and had a wonderful time. The location is fantastic, right on the beach. The kids enjoyed hanging out with Tui and Laurie and meeting other kids. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, with many choices and the continental breakfast plentiful. We all enjoyed the fresh baked croissants. We also enjoyed many games of table tennis and billiards. Our interconnecting rooms had plenty of space and were clean and comfortable. Vinaka vakalevu to all the fabulous staff, you have a wonderful resort.
Absolutely love this place. Small and intimate, not flashy but clean and comfortable. Perfect location right on the beach with the best snorkelling right there. Idyllic grounds and next to Narmada Village. The staff make it always smiling and wanting you to have a great experience in Fiji. Great crew especially Laurie, Stila, Tui, Dee, and Jome. Rbank you so much. Please dont change the resort too much... Jo. Hamish. Kate and Alistair.
We stayed there with kids and we all enjoyed the experience! The bungalows are not very luxurious but they are cozy and are just located 15 metres away from the beach, so you can a hear the relaxing sound of the waves. All the staff is very friendly and helpful. The reef is just in the beach so you can go snorkelling whenever you want and it is plenty of fish and corals. You can go kayaking as well. The resort organizes different activities to keep kids entertained. Our children loved them. The food served in the restaurant is delicious and you cand find many options, from fidjian cuisine to fish and chips or burguers and suitable for all budgets. I trully recomend it!
8 days of relaxation was just what we needed. All the staff were fantastic, in particular Tui & Laurie, the go to guys! So friendly & passionate about the resort & the "Fiji Experience". The other staff were fantastic too. The Bure was just as described and allowed you to have a little bit of space & privacy. The snorkeling & Kayaking around the coral which is right off the edge of the resort was fantastic. Apart from the Continental breakfast, the other meals are al a carte. Since we were staying at a seaside resort we decided to eat mainly seafood, we were never disappointed from fish & Chips (the Best!), Linguine marinara to a seafood platter..oh yum! Lots of variety. The resort basically catered for all that we wanted. There are alot of other reviews that say that they could not reccommend the resort highly enough & this review is another to add to the list! To everyone at Tambua Sands Resort Thank you for a wonderful 8 days If we are in the neighbourhood again we are staying here!!!!!
Reviews from Trip Advisor
76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 397 reviews