Ratings based on 75 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Melbourne, Australia
Perfect place to get away from it all!Posted Jul 26, 2015
Pros: Friendliness of the staff, location, variety of the restaurant menu, helpfulness to arrange tours, happy hour at the bar
Cons: Rooms could do with a spruce up, in particular the furnishings inside (we can only comment on the seaview bure, the other rooms may be better)
Location: A few km off the main highway with not much nearby except the beach & local village. However, tours are easily arranged by the helpful staff.
We spent a week here and absolutely loved it! It's the perfect place to unwind and get away from the stresses of everyday life. The location is fairly isolated, but to us that made it more attractive. You can walk along the beach, immediately past the front lawn of the hotel, for hours and not see anyone. The village next door is where many of the staff live and is interesting to walk around. The hotel arranges different activities every day which are displayed on a blackboard in the lobby. For example, during the day they may do a walking tour of the village or visit the village church for Sunday's service (we are not religious people but we were welcomed in and the singing was amazing!). In the evenings they do things like trivia nights or put on a show of local singing & dancing. Food in the restaurant was excellent and whilst the lunch menu stayed the same the dinner menu changed each night. Prices were similar to what we'd pay in Australia - not cheap, but then again we didn't find it overly expensive as some other people have mentioned. The best thing here was the friendliness of the staff - after a couple of days, and combined with the relatively small size of the resort, we really felt like we'd been welcomed into a family. Only a couple of very minor negatives to mention... we stayed in a seaview bure on the hillside which was in need of a bit of a spruce up. Beach is magnificent for snorkelling but not great for swimming as it's very shallow and quite rocky.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Pleasant resortPosted Jul 24, 2015
Pleasant resort off the beaten track, good snorkelling off the beach. Staff are very friendly and attentive. Restaurant was ok.
by A verified traveler from Australia
Great views & beach but certainly not luxurious.Posted Jul 24, 2015
The setting of this place is wonderful and the staff are lovely. These are the positives. The rooms are simple and not well kept ( holes in mosquito net, threadbare towels, ants, broken lights, not clean). The place is literally miles away from anything. Over two hours from the airport, 40 minutes to the closest (simple) shop and over an hour to the closest shopping district (small). Don't take the hotel cars to these places ($100 - $160 fiji dollars) get a taxi. You can also get a local bus for $6 instead of the $160 resort car. Three meals a day in the resort ( because it's too far to go anywhere else) with pretty much the same menu daily ( a couple of variations). The food ranges from average to average. An Australian $5 bottle of wine will set you back $45 fiji dollars and is pretty much unpalatable (unless you're used to drinking $5 bottles of wine). Get the deluxe seaside for the nicest bures. There is an animal park about 40 minutes away, worth a look if you're into animals. They are doing an iguana breeding program for endangered local iguanas. You can get up close with iguanas, the only fiji (non venomous) snake and several gorgeous local birds. You'll save money on accommodation but most likely spend it on transport. If you're willing to rough It for the excellent views, then crusoe's is a good choice.
by A verified traveler from Gold Coast
A bit remotePosted Jul 23, 2015
Pros: The friendly staff.
Cons: The resort needs a complete revamp
Location: Not easy to get to.
Lovely position on Coral Coast but isolated from outside facilities. The resort needs a lot of TLC. Cleaning of our room on a daily basis was almost non existant. Very disappointed in the menu although steaks were amazing. Food and alcohol is very expensive. They also need more water craft.
by A verified traveler
Posted Jun 17, 2015
I'm never going here again. A handful of the staff (3) were pleasant, nice and helpful.. it's a shame the rest of the staff weren't like them otherwise it would of been 5star in customer service.
by A verified traveler from Brisbane
Old resort, pleasant location.Posted May 20, 2015
Pros: Very laid back atmosphere.
Cons: Older bures in need of refurbishment. Chairs with sharp pieces which caused tears in clothing. Better variety on menu.
Location: Lovely location but not much to do near by, need to allow a lot of time for travelling to get to other places for things to do and see.
Friendly and helpful staff, rooms need refurbishing. Location very pleasant on the ocean other side of a mountain but too hilly and far away from main road. Bures on the hillside not for faint hearted as there were many steps and ramps to negotiate and in need of refurbishment. Linen was clean but everything else in the room was old and needed a freshen up.. Could do with a few more guest amenities e.g. a vending machine with snacks and drinks as village shop seemed very expensive. Food was quite good but limited menu and felt it was quite expensive and no other food places in close proximity. Relaxing but too isolated from main towns.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA
Top remote location right next to a coral reefPosted Jan 26, 2015
Very nice staff. Dee is a fun host Fiji beach house style buildings & culture Fans & no air-con. Not for the frail, the terrain is hilly Remote location great for a retreat Next to local village where you can engage with local people(Namaquamaqua)where many staff live. Resort offers an interesting variety of fun complimentary activities.we enjoyed trivia night and weaving lessons by Mali. Also free Fijian language class/ local village tour & kava ceremony/snorkeling gear /volleyball matches with locals/village Church service.....& more Complimentory breakfast is also welcome Mary's massage by the village beach is a must! Villagers offer various activities for a negotiable free. ..BE GENEROUS! Tropical fish everywhere right in front of the resort Great Scuba diving locations, but we didn't go Complimentary (ours was a double)kayaks are fun Good meals for the price. Crusoes retreat has won our hearts
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Denver, CO
Posted Oct 18, 2014
Perfection. We didn't want to stay at a mega resort. We wanted to relax, comfortably and at the time be able to experience the real Fijian atmosphere. We got that and more at Cursoe's! Everyone was so friendly and it was perfect!
for Familiesby A verified traveler
An diesem tollen Platz wäre mehr möglich.Posted Oct 18, 2014 on Hotels
Unfreundlicher Empfang und nur zögerlich etwas freundlicher werdender Service. Das Retreat ist sehr schön gelegen, aber leider ziemlich verwohnt. Renovierung dringend erforderlich. Das Essen war gut.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Traveller Tarn from Melbourne
Lovely peoplePosted Aug 7, 2014 on Hotels
The local staff at this resort are wonderful. Helpful, friendly and welcoming. I suspect the resort owners let them down a little by not spending enough on maintaining the resort itself. Our bure was extremely tired looking, in need of maintenance and not overly clean. But good, basic accommodation, and the bed linen was very clean. If you like a friendly, interactive resort, you will enjoy Crusoes. If you prefer an anonymous getaway left to your own devices, this may not be right for you. The staff offer multiple optional activities each day. Resort location is remote if you don't have a car, so dining options are limited, but the food we ate at the resort was lovely. You need good mobility to handle the stairs around the resort. If money was spent on this resort, it could be top tier, because it's a beautiful setting and the staff are very committed.