Riverbend Retreat is truly beautiful, with mature gorgeous gardens, a huge property right on the river. The property is extremely well cared for and we had a wonderful time. The property manager, Fredric is amazing, he helps with everything from getting groceries, arranging your airport transportation to arranging for us to have a golf cart to get around town while were were there. We had a few rainy days, so used the internet more than anticipated -- just ask Fredric to top-up from 1 to 5 gigs on the wifi. The beds were very comfortable, the rooms were large, the kitchen is complete with a professional stove/oven. We loved the huge pool. My only recommendation to the property owner is the the master bathroom really needs an facelift. If you land in Nadi, the drive is about 2.5 hours, but you see what the "real" Fiji, I loved the drive. The local community has a few small grocery stores, shopping for souvenirs, nice places for Indian dinners and close to The Pearl where you can catch snorkeling tours, massage and multiple places for dining -- although I recommend the in-house masseuse. The beach was a bit of a walk, but the golf course is close, especially if you rent the golf cart. This really is a great place to take your family or meet up with friends. We had a great time and would absolutely consider a return to this piece of paradise.
The kids loved the place very well positioned by the river, excellent accommodation, we will be back!