- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Gorgeous island. Budget resort. The staff was super friendly, the rooms were simple but comfortable, and there was no forced meal plan. Definitely worth staying if on a budget.
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Located in Tavewa Island, Coralview Island Resort is connected to a shopping center and by the ocean. Local points of interest include Devil's Beach.
When you stay at Coralview, it's all about the staff. They were just excellent. Morgan was our 'activities go-to' guy who was very knowledgeable about many traditional Fijian customs. He took us into the forest to harvest coconuts and educate us on the old ways. No other accommodation in Fiji went this far. I had a lovely massage by Lorry, which was not advertised as an available option. We were welcomed and encouraged to play volleyball every evening with the staff. I was warmly welcomed to play my saxophone with the staff band and 'captain Siyoni' (spelling?) who is a renowned local Yasawa Islands singer. Very privilidged. Unfortunately the 7 guests at the 'resort' were outnumber by the staff. Apparently Coralview was THE place to stay a few years ago but now the bures are run down, tired, old fashioned, water not running 24/7, hot water coming and going. The owner has apparently lost interest in maintaining the place since cyclone Winston, although there's a large solar set-up (surprising) and a new roof on the dining area. The grounds are well maintained and it has potential. I feel sorry that the wonderful staff do not have a more vibrant facility to work at. The beer, traditional 'kokonda' dish and massage is the cheapest in the yasawas i believe :-)
Pros: The staff and musicians.
Cons: The owner needs to get on board and take an interest in bringing the resort up to date and standard. It has so much potential.
Location: A 5 minute boat ride from the blue lagoon waters. 20 minute walk over the island and along the beach to Coconut beach. divine swimming waters.