Family of 8 adults and 4 little children - we all had our own bedrooms and bathrooms which I thought important for the parents - Coral Palms was perfect, Great villa with everything you need and the staff were fabulous - meals, child minding, and anything else we asked for.
A couple of cons: Lots of traffic on Queens Rd at night. A long drive to go to get boats to any islands for diving or snorkelling or visiting.
Otherwise - loved the holiday and recommend Coral Palms.
There was only one thing wrong with our holiday at Coral Palms Resort Fiji .... it was not long enough :) Wow! Everything about Coral Palms Resort was outstanding. The accommodation itself is perfect for families and had everything that we needed to keep ourselves and the kids busy, day and night. With the beach being only a hop, skip and a jump away from the gate, we made the most of the prime snorkeling tides and swam in the lagoon at every opportunity. When the kids weren't in the ocean, they were in the pool or hanging out in the kids club with Bibi, one of the staff members. On that note, the staff (more like family) at Coral Palms Resort are "Simply the Best". They were always available if we needed help or advice and they were always willing to go out of their way for us. They were also amazing with our kids, which meant we felt safe and happy in their care. Whilst at Corals Palms Resort, I recommend you do the following things: Kava & Bonfire night; Coconut Tree Climbing experience; let Jabi braid your hair and henna your hands; get a massage from Bibi; and you must not leave the resort without having an Indian Feast for one of your dinners! AMAZING! We will definitely be back ... for a lot longer next time :)
What an amazing place! the views second only to the level of service received from the amazing staff. the cooking was amazing and the kids club a priceless addition to the well rounded facilities. Within minutes of arriving we were completely comfortable with the staff and they took amazing care of us and our children, providing us with the peace of mind to relax and enjoy the amazing snorkeling immediately at hand. The pool, rooms and facilities were all very well kept and presented. The free daily muffins were only one of the amazing memories that I took away from this spectacular place. I am looking forward to returning before long!
We came on holiday with our young children. I was desperately tired. He was grumpy and overworked. We needed a rest. I wasn’t sure I’d get one. I was so wrong! We were incredibly well taken care of at Coral Palms. A month after we stayed the girls are still talking about their friends there. The ladies who provide food, housekeeping and childcare are wonderful. The cute playground, the pool, the sand toys and sandy beach and the well stocked kids club room meant I got plenty of R and R while still being able to see (or hear) the girls. Being greeted by hosts who stay nearby and check in to make sure you’re happy meant we felt like we were staying with friends. The snorkelling straight off the beach is mind blowing! If you didn’t want to leave you really wouldn’t have to! My favourite spot was the Bure overlooking the ocean, next to the pool, relaxing and reading in the shade. Perfection. The personal Kava night was absolutely lovely and the coconut demonstration is a must see/taste. Thank you so very much, I am planning a return visit to celebrate a significant birthday. Can’t wait!
Coral Palms is informal, authentically Fijian, safe and provides first-world creature comfort. The pre-reservation information was comprehensive, transparent, and communicated in the most friendly and patient manner. The joyous welcome and emotional farewell were personal, nothing like checking into a tourist resort! Our pre-ordered meat and liquor were spot on. Shereen discussed meals with us during the morning, and we can attest to the cooking prowess of the staff: all the meals they produced were most enjoyable, especially the chowder and fish curry. We made full use of the convenient snack menu as well. Morning tea muffins appeared like clockwork. Our extra requests ( a birthday cake, pumpkin for fritters, jackfruit for curry, catering for unexpected visitors ) were met with a smile and a "bula". We appreciated a few special touches : the meke music evening, sparklers on the beach one evening, icy cold water bottles for the shuttle ride, and fresh flowers everywhere. Between Kids' club, the sparkling pool, and the safe beach for crab racing, the children were kept fully entertained. Bibi deserves special mention; her ability to manage a large group of energetic children is exceptional. We never even turned on the TV! The design and layout of the villa accommodates a large group with ease, and nooks like the deck swing, beach bure, library, games table and jungle gym facilitate mingling as well as privacy. Somehow the staff intuitively were there when we needed them, and out of sight when we wanted privacy. Immy's transfer shuttle and taxi's were reliable and reasonably priced. We were thrilled to discover the exquisite beauty, unusual variety, clear visibility, accessibility and safety of the underwater world of the Maui Bay lagoon. Coral Palms, we all thank you for such magical memories!