Coralview Island Resort3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
From the moment we arrived at Coralview we felt so welcome. The staff at the resort are brilliant from the reception to the housekeepers, activity guys and kitchen staff! We stayed for 7 days in the 16 bed dorm which was the best dorm I have stayed in Fiji. They offer both dorm and private bure accommodation with loads of hammocks dotted around to chill out on. There is a paradise beach on one side of the island that we had to ourselves almost every day. Fantastic snorkelling right from the resort on the colourful reef and giant clams. A magical sunset walk with 360 views of a string of islands and reef systems. There is even two reefs that get great surf on a northern swell which the staff will take you to check on request. There is a happy hour before dinner which allows you to meet the other guests at the end of a day and we all became great friends pushing the tables together for dinner. The staff make the resort, the owners are incredibly lucky to have the wonderful people they have working for them and we wanted to say thanks again to all of them. At the end of our stay everyone even came out to take photos with us on their phones! Thank you for the great stay!
I will start this by addressing the most recent review, Coralview is not a 5 star resort, it's rustic accommodation that I think used to be more traditional Fijian Bures that have been renovated some time ago, I'm told they're closing soon to renovate to reopen in time for Christmas. The service is friendly, the food is amazing, and I highly recommend the blue lagoon snorkeling.
BUDGET BACKPACKERS ONLY! If you are looking for a honeymoon spot or want any level of comfort, Do NOT go here. There is a reason there are so many terrible reviews by people misled from the countless excellent reviews on this site. THIS IS NOT A RESORT and by no means should be considered to be luxurious or even 3-star, expect 1-2 star accommodation next to nice snorkelling. We arrived to the property with high expectations and found it to be uninhabitable. We were staying in their “bures” which are basically run down huts with no air conditioning, only ONE power outlet, sheets acting as doors held up by PVC for the toilet/shower, a broken window allowing gap of 12 inches into the bathroom, dirty sink, broken toilet seat, rusted mini fridge, pillows that felt like rat nests, holes in the door filled with chunks of metal, broken chairs, and flooded grounds around our hut which caused a sewage smell. When we walked around, we found most of these huts were not usable and we felt unsafe upon arrival as it was rainy season and any sort of storm seemed to be potential for full destruction. We attempted to depart upon arrival but the internet / WiFi was shut off for hours at a time and we were unable to receive contact from neighbouring resort. Refund was refused for remaining 2 nights and we had to pay out of pocket to escape. We were fortunate to be stuck here for only two meals. The protein is not fresh like other resorts who rely on fresh caught fish; the beef was unedible (my bad for ordering beef on an island but don’t offer it if it’s trash); stick to chicken/fish to choke down. Basically expect 1-2 star accommodation level food. Also nobody smiled and there was barely any chatter the entire meal. Just a very uncomfortable situation and you could tell the other guests shared similar unease and discomfort of where they are. Please note, this is not the employees’ fault and they are not to blame for the poor shape of the property. From what we understand, the cyclone that wrecked the place in 2012 seems to have been extensive and the rebuilding effort never really was completed nor done up to scratch. You will find a very rundown property and in dire need of renovation. The owners of the property should be ashamed of their business practices and overall condition of the accommodation, billing it as a 3-star “resort”. If you go, just remember, I tried to warn you. Spend a bit more and enjoy lodging across the water at any of the other true resorts.
We absolutely adore this place, from the beginning we exchanged a lot of emails with Tevita to organise our venue. It was perfect :pick up from hotel and then transfer plus boat. The team gave us a warm welcome upon arrival. The food was delicious and at a great price. All the Staff was so dedicated to make our stay enjoyable. We sadly left with an heavy heart and we will definitely visit again what we call our Fijian family.
Just wanted to say that this resort had the BEST FOOD that we had in our whole three weeks in Fiji! Was so good they even made us packed lunches for the trip home and we wanted to try as much of their menu as possible! Service was also amazing, really welcoming and entertaining staff!
Amongst the plethora of Fiji island resorts sits this oasis run by people that feel more like family than staff. You quickly submit to ‘Fiji time’ in that relaxation is not only encouraged, but unavoidable. Credits to Josh aka ‘King of the sea’ for showing us the real side of Fiji life. We’ll be taking your stories home with us for sure. By far our favorite island resort.
This resort was absolutely fantastic. The staff makes you feel like family. Some people did not want to pay for the side trips the resort offers for snorkeling and to the caves at blue lagoon, but they are completely and totally worth it. The knowledgable and friendly guides (we worked with Morgan) give you a fantastic time. The energy here is undeniable. If you ever travel to Fiji, this place is a must. (The only drawback is the long seabus ride to get to the resort, but once you're there it's truly worth it!)
We've stayed for a couple nights at this beautiful resort at Yasawa Islands area. The only problem was our tap water that was smelling pretty bad, but that did not make any difference with all that lovely people. Melle, Joey, Josh and all the Team made our trip amazing with all their support to show us around, play music, tell us about their culture, etc. The Hotel is in a great location and me and my wife highly recommend this place. We will be back shortly. Vinaka!
We stayed here for four nights. Were only a few of us staying while we were here. Really enjoyed our stay. Lovely staff, a reasonably priced menu and dorm room, all though we up graded to a small cabin. Not flash by all means but was all we needed. There was no air conditioning but the fan was sufficient. The snorkeling was better here than at the blue lagoon. The cave was worth the visit. The younger tour guide was good value.
Coralview is not a fancy resort. But is has what you need if you want to relax, do some great snorkeling and enjoy the company of others and the staff. At the front of the main building are amazing, healthy corals...and awesome giant clams. Personally I thought this area was immensely more impressive than the blue lagoon, and in fact I cut my visit to the lagoon short to spend more time with the local fishes. Joe accompanied me even though that was well beyond his remit. Travelling alone I found the easiness of the place ideal for making new friends. The staff lead on that friendliness. Do the cave trip and nearby walks. Beds etc. Not amazing but there is time to catch up on sleep in the hammocks. Food okay, not a lot for vegetarians.
- Onsite dining
- Private beach
- Laundry facilities
Coralview Island Resort places you next to Pacific Islands and within a mile (2 km) of Devil's Beach. This 15-room, 3-star resort has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with a private beach.
This resort is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge.
Relax with a rainfall shower. Other standard amenities include a balcony or patio, a private yard, and a refrigerator.
Coralview Island Resort offers a private beach, a terrace, and laundry facilities. Front-desk staff can assist with securing valuables and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach resort include a picnic area, a garden, and a convenience store.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
82.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 462 reviews