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Fatboys Resort

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Unbelievably there are still a few resorts in the Pacific that have not been overrun by tourists. Fatboys is one of them. With its over-water lounge/dining area and barefoot drop-in bar you’d never call this tourist chic. And that’s the idea. Fatboys is more a way of life than a hotel or resort. We stayed here five days but were... More 

4 Thank Roger C
Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The staff at Fatboys made our holiday amazing. The food was wonderful and fresh the Timothy the drink waiter went out of his way to make fantastic cocktails. Our bungalow was clean and always serviced. I loved the fact we could bring back a drink and put it in the fridge to have on our veranda overlooking the ocean whenever... More 

2 Thank lynleeee
Whangarei, New Zealand
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68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Well placed resort - in the middle of all the dive sites (our reason for being there). We had a very nice bungalow on the beach - couldn't ask for better. Everyone is very nice and helpful. Downside?? the prices. Food and drink expensive - yes, we realize everything has to be imported or brought across, so, it's not really... More 

4 Thank kiwidiver255371
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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106 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

A stalwart for accommodation in the Munda area, Fatboys remains one of the best options for a resort stay. The rooms are well fitted and feature comfy beds, mosquito nets, outdoor space and most of them have great views over the ocean. The restaurant serves lovely meals and of an evening is a great place to enjoy a beverage and... More 

6 Thank TravBugTV
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Fatbpys is a treasure, a one-off must-visit ... for people who will appreciate it. What you get at Fatboys is one of the most beautiful sites in the South Pacific, and a real window into local life. What you don’t get is a luxury experience with efficient service, modern conveniences, invisible staff, shiny bathrooms, lots of amenities; go to Fiji... More 

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9 Thank Glider_B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

My partner and I stayed at fatboys resort for 5 days in February. It truly is a piece of paradise, the whole experience felt surreal. From the moment we were picked up from the airport by friendly manager Mano and taken across tranquil crystal clear waters of the lagoon, we felt like we had stepped into paradise. Never has a... More 

8 Thank EllieArmstrong
Manoj D, Manager at Fatboys Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Fatboys!. I hope you return to the Solomon's again. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

A wonderful setting as many places are in the Solomons, but its super super expensive for a drink or a nibble. unless you are a guest who can afford it, this place is too expensive for a regular visit. It is one of the better options in the area for sure, and im aware of the isssues of importing, taxes... More 

3 Thank DMbackpacker
Gladstone, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

This place is just postcard perfect. Surrounded by crystal clear water that is simply enchanting - the snorkelling (even around the jetty and restaurant) is amazing. The clarity is so good that even guests on the restaurant deck can enjoy the colourful fish below. We don't dive, but the divers we spoke to were excited about the wreck diving and... More 

9 Thank aunty_bub
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Beautiful place, beautiful people. The tropical waters around here are exceptionally clear. Mano you are doing a magnificent job. Nothing was ever to much trouble. Looking forward to again one day visiting this magnificent part of the world. You will see me again at Fatboys Resort.

2 Thank Bnhoj
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2014

The moment we arrived in Gizo our jaws dropped. The place was paradise. Clear, warm water, white sandy beaches and the warm temperature is not something we get to experience very often. Once arriving on the transfer boat to Fat boy's Resort we immediately felt at home. We had the opportunity to spend a full week at the resort and... More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sheltered from the Coral Sea by the surrounding Islands, fatboys resort could be considered the perfect hideaway. Every morning our guests wake to the most picturesque views of Kolombangara, Kennedy Island and many other beautiful Coral Cays and reefs that dot our warm calm waters. With a tropical climate and an average daily temperature of 29C, fatboys resort is the destination to be visiting anytime of the year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fatboys Resort

Address: Gizo, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands
Region: Solomon Islands > Ghizo Island > Gizo
Price Range: ₹ 8,608 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Fatboys Hotel Ghizo Island
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