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Wananavu Beach Resort

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Volvoli Rd, Rakiraki, Viti Levu Fiji
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#2 of 4 hotels in Rakiraki
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Wananavu - The REAL Fiji! 35 deluxe bures stretched along the beach and nestled into the hillside. Once your wings touch down, customs should take you about an hour. Come into the main arrival terminal and be greeted by one of our local drivers holding a Wananavu sign. Let him help you with your luggage hop in the car. Sit back and enjoy a leisurely 2 and 1/2 hour ride along the northern most coast of Viti Levu and through local villages. Arrive to a chorus of BULA’s and enjoy a delightfully refreshing tropical welcome drink. After being shown your air conditioned room, slip into island time. Enjoy all the Wananavu has to offer. Romance - a prime wedding destination, the perfect honeymoon location. You simply can’t find better diving! And ... come experience Culture. Local village tour, deserted island beach picnics, fishing, sunset cruises, Lovo, meke, hammock and waves. Sit back and enjoy where the blue meets the blue. Boat rides, tan lines, and fun times!
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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Parking
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Fishing
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
BBQ facilities
Concierge
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Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Seating area
Iron
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

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Volvoli Rd, Rakiraki, Viti Levu Fiji
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Nadi Intl Airport94 kmSee all flights
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MarkS_OceanDem wrote a review 16 Jan
Albany, California145 contributions43 helpful votes
This place appears to have absconded with my $2,500FD, along with others' (see reservations.com). Recently, they contacted me, thanked me for being patient with refund (10 months after I asked for it!), and then asked for my banking info to send me my refund! Needless to say, I did not send it. I said they could issue me a refund to the credit card...Not seen it yet. BE VERY CAREFUL.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lucie B wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, United Kingdom68 contributions18 helpful votes
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Wananavu is not the most posh resort that you will find in Fiji, a place synonymous with luxury but it is certainly one of the warmest welcomes that you will find. It oozes charm, character and relaxation and provides excellent value for money. I booked direct for the best deal. We also felt like we had experienced a slice of the local culture and hospitality rather than going to a hotel that we felt could be anywhere in the tropics. In comparison, we spent a night before flying out at the Westin Denarau, and whilst it was perfectly nice. It didn't feel particularly Fijian. Location: The drive from Nadi is pretty breathtaking. Unlike hotels on other islands, you can rent a car and take yourself rather than having to catch another flight. The hotel is near to Raki Raki, a small town in the North of Viti Levu, the main island in Fiji. This is not an area populated with hotels and so outside of the hotel the tourist amenities are limited. But don't let that stop you. Raki Raki is a great town, with a vibrant market (wonderful street food), some interesting little shops and local bakeries. Service: Every member of staff (without exception) was attentive, friendly and helpful. With it being a small hotel, you quickly get to know one another. Because it is a small place, there aren't people waiting on you at every corner, so you will generally need to go and get your drinks from the bar but that was fine by us. Facilities: Being a small hotel, don't expect lots of extra facilities, but I can attest to the pool being a delightful spot for a cooling swim and a cheeky G&T. The beach area was also a calming place for a read from the swinging hammocks. Though it isn't the sweeping sands of many a brochure, we loved it's cove-esque intimacy. We had massages and facial while we were there and that service was again excellent. It's in a small enclave at the top of the hotel site, no extras such as jacuzzis etc, just a treatment room but the treatments themselves and expertly delivered by a very friendly lady. The prices are also very reasonable. Food and Drink: We did not opt for the all inclusive option as we tend to have breakfast (which is included in the room rate) late and then skip lunch on holiday. All the additional food and drink was really very reasonably priced and it all worked out in the end. Try the coffee rum in particular, it s delicious end of the night tipple. The food itself was generally really delicious. The chef made different dishes every night so there was variety. I am a vegetarian and I was never lacking in options. Much like the hotel as a whole, it was good quality without being overly flashy. The Diving: OUT OF THIS WORLD! There is a very professionally run diving centre on site and the location of Wananavu provides for the most magnificent diving experience. The array of soft corals in particular was breath taking and the rock formations are spectacular, making for a fish filled and colourful experience. I could go on, but I won't. You need to experience Wananavu for yourself.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Snoobles wrote a review Aug 2020
Broomfield, CO234 contributions64 helpful votes
We had planned to say in April and May and had put down a deposit. I had emailed many times like the folks below asking for a refund and Beto also told us that he would check with the billing department and then no response after that. Also in the booking process the communication was awful and it took forever to get us the price for the right amount of rooms with diving and food and it felt like we were pulling teeth to get the info instead of helpful responses and making us feel like they wanted us to stay there.. Now I am out $1500 deposit and no response from the resort. I am willing to update this review if they get back to me and provide my deposit.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Penny M wrote a review Jul 2020
Waimate, New Zealand82 contributions14 helpful votes
Still waiting for our promised refund from March along with others!!! No way to run a business not replying to anyone. We did the transaction while you were still open, so no excuse. Also spoke to a staff member at the time to make sure you had received the cancellation, which you had. Just had to go to accounts, yeah right!!
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Date of stay: April 2020
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gareth bellamy wrote a review Jul 2020
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I booked a stay at Wananavu and paid in full, then covid19 arrived, my accommodation was moved to August. Then the resort has subsequently temp closed it doors and world travel has stopped. I was promised a refund , may take a little time I was told. Months have passed and the resort has stopped communicating. They are monitoring their emails as I sent one from a different account about accommodation in September, but the phone rings and no answer, no responses to emails. I managed to speak to the manager Beato on his personal mobile, but he was surprised to get my call and said the resort is temp closed but the accounts are still going . he refused to provide details of the accounts team and said they will be in touch. I am very surprised to see this kind of poor treatment of customers. Not even any communications from them. I have been contacted by others who saw a comment on the wananavu FB page, in the same position as me
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Date of stay: March 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$103 - US$212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
wananavu beach hotel rakiraki, wananavu beach rakiraki
LOCATION
FijiViti LevuRakiraki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wananavu Beach Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Wananavu Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Wananavu Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Wananavu Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Wananavu Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wananavu Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Wananavu Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Wananavu Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wananavu Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Wananavu Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.