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Waidroka Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Korovisilou
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The rooms are very well decorated and spacious. The staff go out of their way to make you feel at ease. The pool was a little small and there was a lack of sunbeds in some areas. The underwater life was amazing here and well worth the trek to the resort. Overall, would recommend, especially for surfers.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We were sad to leave Waidroka for so many reasons. We travelled with a group of 18 on a diving trip. The diving was just amazing. The lagoon has depths to just about 70 with amazing coral plugs, colors, fish, swim throughs. The staff at Waidroka come from a local village about 15 minutes away. By the middle of day 01 Waidroka, they all knew our names and greeted us with warm Fijian Bula! The management including Lorna, Andi and dive masters Chelle and Warren were so warm and spent hours in the common hall visiting with us. They have a deep love and respect for the culture they work in and an appreciation that we are guests to Fiji. The boat captains and additional dive master LEPS (we love Leps!) were able to work with a group that had differing levels of diving experience and confidence. We saw beautiful things, had wonderful laughs and delicous meals prepared by the Fijian kitchen staff. The Bures are older and very quaint and clean with a fridge and gorgeous gardens. This is the rainy side of Fiji so come with light rain gear--a few wind breakers, a light fleece and track pants. We had days of glorious sun and an occasional squall during out 8 day visit. The closest town is Pacific Harbor with is a 30 minute transfer so pack what you need and then enjoy the stars, the lapping waters at night and the fantastic common hall where we all gathered at night. Korovisilou village will come to visit and share Kava and you can also visit the village but be prepared to share Kava and dance a bit. My favorite Fiji place ever.

Stayed: August 2017
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WAIDROKA, Owner at Waidroka Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Bula from Waidroka Bay Resort and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate it !

It was a pleasure hosting your dive group and we are so glad that all the aspects we put incredible hard work into where appreciated and raised by you specifically in this review.

Apart from your comment about our diving being "just amazing" you have raised and commented about our staff mostly and the family feeling and atmosphere we where able to create at the resort, which is definitely one of our key aims at Waidroka - to enable our guests to get a real feeling for Fiji and its people as well as create an atmosphere at the resort where people feel at HOME, but also get to connect with our staff who are all from the local villages.

All of the Waidroka staff, expats and locals alike are all passionate about Fiji, the Pacific Ocean & the diving and we all try extremely hard to deliver vacations, which are hopefully unique and special through our own passions, excitement and love for what we all do - I am extremely glad we seem to have achieved this with your group and we are all looking forward to hosting you again, as a group or individually in the future.

Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Vinaka Vakalevu
The Waidroka Team




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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Just slightly off the main path we found ourselves in a perfect resort destination with A+ surfing on a variety of local breaks, all world class waves. Not necessarily for the inexperienced surfer, but other activities abound, so non-surfer was happy fishing and snorkeling in pristine waters. Were fed and pampered like kings (or as Chief at the weekly Kava ceremony and feast!). All staff was professional and friendly as family, which we now feel part of... Facilities and grounds were stunning and top notch, amazing for the remoteness!

Room Tip: Bure's are the unit of choice, but our unit among the 4-5 in a row was just right for my son and...
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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WAIDROKA, Owner at Waidroka Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Bula from Waidroka Bay Resort and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate it !

It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are glad you enjoyed it so much - especially our waves and calling them world-class, which from a surfer like yourself is definitely a compliment to what Fiji and especially Waidroka can offer in terms of surfing.

We are also glad that the non-surfer activities worked for you guys in terms of the variety of activities we offer, from snorkeling to fishing excursions etc...and of course you mention the food which is much appreciated as our kitchen makes a big effort and we pride ourselves to the variety and quality of food we present.

Calling our grounds & facilities "stunning & top notch & amazing" is definitely topping it up!

Most importantly for us however is the feeling you expressed "being part of the Waidroka Family" which is definitely what we try extremely hard to deliver, apart from being professionals and respecting every guest for their decision to stay with us.

Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Vinaka Vakalevu
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I was traveling as a solo traveler, mainly to go surfing and diving and couldn't have asked for more. The surfing was very accessible and although conditions can be unpredictable as always with Fiji, we still always found some good surf and some really good surf on some days.

The Diving though was the best I've ever done, there's an incredible variety of beautiful reefs to visit. If you are a diver or considering becoming one, Fiji is the place to do it, not to mention if you are going to Dive in Fiji you have to do the Beqa Lagoon Shark dive, which is a once in a lifetime experience. Another great dive is Yanuca Island, there's the best soft coral and variety of aquatic life I've every seen. Warren the Dive Master is a fantastic guide and teacher, he definitely makes the dives what they are.

As for the resort, it's beautifully well positioned and well kept. The staff that work at the resort are wonderful people, who really take pride in looking after the guests. The food is very tasty and there's always plenty of options. If you're looking for tropical seclusion, with excellent access to diving and surfing, Waidroka is where you should stay.

It's hard to find any negatives, but if there's any one thing that could be improved it's the payment system for booking. You're mainly limited to either a bank transfer (which means you incur foreign transaction and transfer charges by your bank, as well as a poor exchange rate set by your bank) or payment by credit card (which means you incur foreign transaction and transfer charges).

A better solution would be to have an in-built payment system on Waidroka website, or for the resort to accept pay-pal. Either way it's not a massive issue, but there could be room for improvement.


Overall my stay at Waidroka was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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WAIDROKA, Owner at Waidroka Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Bula from Waidroka Bay Resort and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate it !

It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are glad you enjoyed it so much - especially with all of your compliments regarding surfing & diving and your statement rating your diving with us as 'THE BEST EVER' is in line with a lot of our customer comments.

Thank you so much for all of your compliments about our staff being wonderful and us taking pride in what we do - is extremely welcome, as you could not have said it better. We are simply passionate about what we are doing and try to do our best with all guests, who honor us with their presence.

We take your point regarding more payment options on board and unfortunately are not able to use PayPal with our Bank in Fiji - so are now looking into other options and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Vinaka Vakalevu
The Waidroka Team

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Very chilled , awesome staff , 1 day of awesome surf out of 5 . Would go again . Wing is a bugger . There are waves for anyone from intermediate to advanced. Didn’t dive but that looked amazing too .
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Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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WAIDROKA, Owner at Waidroka Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Bula from Waidroka Bay Resort and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate it !

It was a pleasure having you guys stay with us and we are glad you enjoyed and scored some 'awesome' surf. When the surf gets good in Fiji and at Waidroka- it most certainly becomes memorable and unforgettable.

Of course as always we are extremely glad you enjoyed our atmosphere mostly created by the Waidroka Staff, who always try to go that one step beyond to service and help our guests.

Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Vinaka Vakalevu
The Waidroka Team

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Additional Information about Waidroka Bay Resort

Address: Deuba, Korovisilou, Viti Levu 323, Fiji
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Region: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast > Korovisilou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Korovisilou
Price Range: ₹ 9,745 - ₹ 15,287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waidroka Bay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where tropical rainforest meets the Pacific Ocean nestles a tranquil Boutique Resort, offering an absolute adventure into Fiji's culture combined with worldclass SURFING - DIVING - FISHING and everything else the ocean has to offer. The perfect combination of pure relaxation and exhilarating action, Waidroka Bay Resort offers mind-blowing Surfing at Frigates Passage and many other breaks like famous Pipe or Serua Rights, world class Diving at the famous Bega Lagoon & Reef, as well as shark diving, Game- & Sport Fishing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Rainforest-Trekking and all that is expected of a Fijian oceanfront adventurer paradise. Famous Fijian hospitality and smiles, a variety of beautiful accommodation, great food, stunning views, exhilarating activities on the highest level and a dream location conveniently located on the main island, Viti Levu, only 2 hours distance from the airport and 20 minutes away from the 'Adventure Capital' of Pacific Harbour - yet totally secluded in the midst of the rainforest on our own private Lagoon. Waidroka Bay Resort is a true haven for those seeking a home away from home combined with an intimate and private boutique experience and atmosphere. ... more   less 
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