Great place to get away from it all
Posted Nov 10, 2016
We stayed at Crusoe's fro 3 nights after a 7 night trip on the Reef Endeavour to the Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands.
Crusoe's was a great place to recharge the batteries after a pretty active cruise, both physically and socially.
Crusoe's is in a great location off the main highway.
The staff are friendly and welcoming. Most live in the village next to the resort and this gives a solid link between the resort and the community. We did a village tour and Kava ceremony and bought local handicrafts.
We used the resort kayaks to paddle to adjoining bays and we snorkelled off the beach which is calm and protected by the outlying reef.
We also learnt basic scuba techniques in the pool, but did not take advantage of the dive trips offered at extra cost.
The resort was built some time ago but this adds to its appeal for us. (We also stayed at The Pearl, which is upmarket and new, but in my opinion lacks any real link to Fiji... you may as well be in Cairns, except for the staff.)
It is showing some signs of age, and needs the odd bit of maintenance. The grounds are beautiful. The skinks, toads and crabs are amusing.
The resort was not fully booked, so it was fairly quiet, especially at nights, despite the evening activities that were on offer such as quiz, crab races and games.
If you want upmarket resorts go somewhere else.
If you want a Fiji feel and local village in a beautiful location and somewhere to unwind or bring the kids, then Crusoe's is a good choice.