We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (142)
Filter reviews
142 results
Traveller rating
94
33
9
5
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
94
33
9
5
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dive gizo kennedy island lobster the managers solomon islands beautiful place to relax water restaurant hot water spent nights playing pool coral trout family holiday slice of paradise tropical paradise absolute paradise boat driver overwater bar
Filter
Updating list...
5 - 10 of 142 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We arrived at Fatboys after I began a terrible ear problem post diving around Honiara. They staff was very concerned and helped me get to the hospital in Gizo the next day. They were kind and compassionate and offered to do whatever we might need to feel better. Fortunately by the end of several days the ear problem resolved and I was able to take advantage of snorkeling, however, did not dive around there.

Just the snorkeling was worth the trip. Giant clams, incredible coral and of course the myriad fish.

The room was lovely and had a much used covered deck over the water. Perfect for a nap or for reading. Comfortable bed and mosquito net; good sleeping.

The continental breakfast was more than adequate and the local fruits were delicious. The dinners were delicious and well priced considering the Solomon's in general are expensive. Lovely selection each night. The service was great and friendly.

Again we must commend Fatboys for their kindnesses while I was under the weather. They helped make a difficult time much more comfortable.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank greatpond
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
FatboysResort, Front Office Manager at Fatboys Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thanks greatpond,
Thank you for choosing Fatboys Resort and many thanks for taking the time to review your stay here with us.
We are very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay enjoyable.
Thank you and we are looking forward to having you again at fatboys Resort.

Leana Hola

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We just had 9 days here with family of 3 generations, including a baby of 14 months. We had a great time - great situation, nice chalets. Excellent amount of fish and coral snorkelling right off their board walk. Staff were great particularly Mano for arranging fishing trips ( caught some Spanish makerel) surfing trip, and on their boat to nearby snorkelling / free diving spots - as well looking after us when our departure when flight out of Gizo was delayed. The kayak and sup boards kept all happy too. A bit of rain and wind which we didnt expect late June but that didnt really impact on our daily activities. Food a bit costly even by Melbourne standards - memorable holiday which exceeded our expectations.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Thank bugsdewar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
FatboysResort, Guest Relations Manager at Fatboys Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you very much for the great review.
We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your holiday with us.
Hope to have you again next time.

Thank you

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Just had six wonderful days with Mano and his staff diving in Gizo. Fantastic holiday ticked all boxes! Organised by Ian at always dive, stay went like clockwork. Rooms a huge step up from Munda, suitable for all holidayers not only divers. The restaurant bar pool table becomes a communal lounge room where guests spend a lot of time chilling together. Rooms were clean an cool with lovely hot water after a days diving. Transfers to Gizo depending on days dive loacations were easily sorted by Mano and Kerry at dive Gizo. Had a great nite for birthday where Mano and one of the owners Saemus, organised a pool comp for staff , management and guests. Was lovely to see respect to staff from owners/management, and nite of free beer! Tim and Roderick hope you got over loosing,! Mano manager will do anything to make stay a good one and always interested in your needs. Food was reasonably priced and meals more often than not too big to finish! Only comment would be like many island meals the food is over cooked badly so fish and crays are seldom tender. Phone service in most areas of resort and who cares about wifi........as a family we clocked 82 dives in a ten day break and look forward to returning to Gizo soon.

Stayed: July 2018
Thank Steve H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 June 2018

I visited Fatboys with family late last year. The location is superb, but for the price, I think a few things need some work. Having lived in Solomon Islands for several years, I understand the challenges with sourcing ingredients, but I also know it is possible to cook very well using local sourced ingredients. Instead, most of the meals we were offered were deep-friend something, which gets tiring after 3 days. At least one meal we were served was inedible, the fish was definitely not fresh. There was also some confusion about drinking water. We paid nearly 200AUD per person a night (on accommodation and in the kitchen) - at that price drinking water should always be complimentary.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Thank shenti
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
FatboysResort, Front Office Manager at Fatboys Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi Shenti,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Fatboys Resort late last year (2017)
We appreciate your feedback and we are truly sorry to hear that your stay was not up to expectation.
It looks like it has been a while since your stay and I am happy to say that Fatboys Resort has improved a lot since then!
Our kitchen staff has been through thorough trainings since your stay and have also improved a lot.
Complimentary drinking water is provided in the rooms daily, and our accommodation charge is per bungalow per night and not per person as mentioned.

Thank you and we hope to see you again in the future enjoying our reorganized resort.

Leana Hola

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Words cannot, will not and do not describe the magic of our Holiday at Fatboys Resort.
We arrived at Gizo airport a little travel weary, wondering where to next to be greeted by Ash & Brian, two beautifully mannered young men, they took control of our bags and us into the Fatboys Resort Boat. This just set the tone of our holiday. A fresh breeze in our face, a few deep breaths I could feel the stress of life starting to creep away.
That first boat trip across the incredibly clear waters ended to be greeted at Fat Boys with a fresh flower lei, cool drink, a minimum of fuss check in. A shorty walk along the boardwalk to our bungalow a quick unpack and back to the Restaurant. We treated this as our own open air lounge room.
Our Bungalow while not a 5 star Paris Hotel, (I wasn’t in Paris) for me was a 6 star Island Bungalow, Bed soooo comfortable, Mosquito Net that really wasn’t needed during our stay, but did add a touch of romance waves lapping the beach under our feet, Bar Fridge, Tea and Coffee, Bathroom and the deck complete with hammock all made up and cleaned daily. What more can I ask for.
Being Aussie of course we said G’day to everyone guests and day trippers alike, meeting such a a divers group of people, Retires, American Scientist, Doctors, Local Politicians, Crews from passing yachts, all bought together by the Local Staff at Fatboys. These beautiful Peaceful men and women that staff Fatboys just really want to make you happy, remembering what I liked and what I didn’t, making sure our room was turned down at night and the mosquito coil was alight.
So what else could I ask for with Crystal Clear Water, Incredible Meals, I had cray fish for lunch and dinner. Use of the Fatboys SUP, Kayak, feeding the Reef Sharks from the Veranda, Snorkelling. Johnny caught a Huge Mackerel.
We can only fully recommend Fatboys for a Holiday, thankyou so much to Karen & John and all the staff at Fatboys we certainly intend to go back to this resort and can’t wait to do so.
All in All I can go on and on
But
BEST HOLIDAY PLACE TO UNWIND AND HAVE FUN EVER

Room Tip: all bungalow are just a great as each other
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
1  Thank beseen2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
FatboysResort, Front Office Manager at Fatboys Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hi beseen2018,

Thank you very much for such great review!
We appreciate your positive feedback about Fatboys Resort.
We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can and we are so glad to hear that
you enjoyed your stay with us and we are really looking forward to having you again here at Fatboys Resort.

Leana Hola

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews