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Tambua Sands Beach Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at Tambua Sands (my 3 year old son, my wife and self) for 4 nights. We had booked the garden view bure but to our delight were upgraded to ocean view on check in. It has a small pool and good beach front with kayaking/ snorkeling equipment available for use. The overall setting of the resort is very pleasing; no TV/ internet in the rooms is a welcome change from our day to day city lives. There is an on premise kitchen but the menu options are limited, foodies would prefer to venture out to explore dining options. There is no kids center but there are some activities planned each day to engage the families/ guests. The staff is lovely and friendly. I would highly recommend the place for couples/ families who would like to spend some peaceful time away from the hustle bustle of city life. Overall drive from the airport is around one and half hours, 90 FJD one way

We spent six nights at Tambua Sands and had a great time. Tui, Lori and Sunny in the activities team were incredible. Visili and the restaurant team created delicious meals and looked after us really well. This resort won our heart due to the awesome service we received from the team. Everyone learnt our daughter's name and was attentive to her needs. Tui took time to take her out kayaking while my wife and I snorkelled of the beach. Lori set-up games and treasure hunts for us each day. Every time Sunny saw her, he gave her a big 'Bula!'. If you're looking for 'big' or 'flash' I'd head over to one of the other generic resorts. If you're looking for 'heart' and 'quality' I'd go to Tambua Sands. There's a reason it's so highly rated on here. The food in the restaurant was exceptionally good and changed every night. The resort clearly has an excellent chef who crafts excellent food. We had Bure 1, which is the closest to the resort. This location was very convenient for us with a young child. To pool is less suited to infants/non-swimmers as it's all deep. However, we didn't find this to be a big obstacle. We just jumped in with our daughter, and meant she was more adventurous than in a shallow pool. The snorkelling of the beach was really good. It's almost as good as the snorkelling on the islands to the north. The reef provides lots of interesting spots for fish to congregate. I lost count of the number of types of fish I spotted. The only thing that might not be suitable for some people, is that you can hear the road from your room. If you are highly sensitive to road noise while sleeping I would recommend looking elsewhere. For us it wasn't a problem.

Recently it has become a tradition to visit Fiji yearly. Our experience at Tambua Sands has been a very relaxing and carefree stay with the clean, mozi free atmos, beautiful breeze n open ocean view and great friendly staff. Thank u guys for a pleasant stay. Looking forward to coming in next year. Bula!

One of the best places to stay at if you’re on a holiday in Fiji. Staff are so welcoming ! The food’s lovely. Great view with a great location too. Loved our stay, more so the rooms ! Impeccable service, I must say.. Haven’t stopped recommending this place to family & friends.

All services carried out by the Fijian staff were well above normal expectations. They used initiative, anticipation, nothing was too much trouble for them. The room (bure) was very comfortable and well serviced with new and imaginative floral arrangements and decorations every day. The location was on a beautiful, safe beach but was some distance from Nadi Airport, an advantage to those seeking to get away from it all. Very family friendly and peaceful! The food was of good quality with a mixture of European and a few Fijian dishes (prices very reasonable). The Fijian staff is this resorts greatest asset. No real negatives, we shall be returning!

Great holiday. My husband, son and I stayed in a Bure for a week in October. It was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays we have had. Our Bure was only 30 meters from the water and we fell asleep at night listening to the gentle sound of the waves lapping the shore and a sea breeze keeping us cool. The weather was perfect. Our Bure was perhaps a little old but it was spotlessly clean. We were privileged enough to be there to share the Fijian National day with the locals. The staff had organised a flag raising ceremony while the locals sang the national anthem. This was followed by activities such as Tug of War, Tunnel Ball and Volley Ball. Everyone had a ball. The staff were friendly and a special call out to Lori who took us on an informative walk through the local plantation and village. The food was very good and very reasonably priced by Australian standards. The other resort activities planned were good fun. Tambua Sands is quite small and therefore, has a warm, intimate feeling and not at all impersonal like bigger resorts. I highly recommend it.

My wife and I spent a week at TAMBUA SANDS resort in a beach front bungalow, the room was very spacious and clean with good size bathroom the front verandah looks straight onto the ocean. The rooms have fans and Louvre winds providing more than adequate cooling with the sea breezes. Being a Chef by trade I am a bit picky with food but I can honestly say each meal was a very enjoyable and exceeded my expectations. The staff like all Figian are extremely friendly and helpful. The Hotel pool is excellent and great for swimming laps in. The manager was very receptive and responsive to Guests comments I would highly recommend TAMBUA SANDS. The snorkeling is great at high tide.

Once again staying at Tambua Sands Resort.This time staying in Bure 3 with our own Plunge Pool. As I have stated in previous reviews , Tambua Sands has a Special feel about it . " Chilling out at the Beach Bach ". Staying in Bure 3 just made our stay that more special , so much so that we stayed an extra night as we were reluctant to leave. The room , plunge pool , out side shower and an Awesome view from our bed.Superb !! Staff are friendly, some remembering us from previous stays which all adds to our love of this resort. Evening meals are Top Notch , but I advise that you order your meal as soon as you approach the bar for your premeal drinks.If you order from your table the wait time seems forever. But when you finally receive your meal , Mate , it can't be faulted unless you're pedantic. Over all we Highly Recommend Tambua Sand Resort.

My wife and I have just returned from 12 nights at Tambua Sands. We found the location ideal for what we were after which was a place to get away and relax as it has been a very busy year for us. We had requested one of the Honeymoon Bures when we booked earlier in the year and were given bure 3 which was spacious and came with its own plunge pool. Unfortunately the infinity affect of the pool was not working in both bure 3 and 2 due to some plumbing issues they had (discovered after talking to the maintenance staff). This meant that we had a family of toads living in there, who did move when the maintenance staff dosed the overflow with pool chemicals. Due to a malfunction with the air conditioner in Bure 3 we were moved to Bure 2 so had the opportunity to experience both the honeymoon suites. The layout in bure 2 is different to Bure 3 and does not have the outdoor shower. In B3 the outdoor shower acts as a buffer to the road noise which some people have mentioned in previous reviews so opening the louvres at night may be an issue to some people staying in B2. In the restaurant we found the food to be outstanding and the portion size overall was generous and depending on what was on offer quite often an entre was adequate. Breakfast was the continental style which provided the basics but was more than adequate. Lunch had a good range of choices with my wife and I mostly sharing a meal. The nightly menu had some consistencies with a few changes made each day. The staff we found were quite good although at times felt they were just "going through the motions" I don't know if it was just their nature or there was something else going on. Drinking water can be refilled at the bar so you just need empty bottles and we opted to boil it as well, more as a safeguard than a necessity. The beach is a mix of sand and coral with a reef just off shore and with the close proximity of bures to the beach the continual sound of waves breaking was soothing. Reef shoes are a good idea to protect the feet. For those who want to get out and about consider hiring a car as you are about 2 - 2.5 hours from Nadi and geographically it is somewhat isolated. We opted to catch local buses which is something that we have done before and discovered that on the 1st of October this year they introduced bus cards which the locals have and can be topped up. They have temporary card which can be bought for $2 and are single use cards, a bit rich considering many trips cost less. Some drivers will take cash, but at their discretion. Nowhere did we see at the airport or at the resort any information about this, only found out from a local we spoke to at a bus stop on the roadside. Over all it is a pretty good resort and now owned by the Warwick group. I hope they take this opportunity and refresh some things that are showing some signs of age. The addition of shade sails over the deck area would make it a more usable space particularly in summer and some louvre windows in the dining area for better airflow and more comfortable dining are just a couple of things worth considering. Remember to this is a lower cost resort and as such it is appealing to larger family groups which was the case while we were there and is why we had requested the honeymoon bures which enabled us to have the privacy we were looking for. In summary it is a resort that provides good accommodation based on the 2 bures we saw, good food and a good outlook. So would I stay there again? Yes I would if my holiday requirements brought me back to that part of Fiji, it is a good budget priced resort. NB If you have the chance get the massage, very reasonably priced and can be done at your Bure rather than by the pool.

Peaceful hotel with beautiful view. They organized every day free activities and had canoes to borrow for free. They took very good care of kids. Service was very good taking into account the Fiji time, that you can find in the whole island.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Tambua Sands Beach Resort places you within a 15-minute drive of Kula Eco Park and Kula Wild Adventure Park. This 3.5-star resort has 25 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. It's on the beach and also within a 30-minute drive of Lawaqa Park and Namatakula Beach.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Tambua Sands Beach Resort's 25 rooms provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Other standard amenities include ceiling fans and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests staying at Tambua Sands Beach Resort enjoy an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for FJD 130 per vehicle one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a meeting room, a business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Bungalow, Ocean View (Bure)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 417 reviews