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de Vos - The Private Residence

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An intimate exclusive boutique resort with luxurious villas on the beachfront. Situated infamous Coral Coast in Fiji and run by a family with the personal touch. A tropical paradise and a holiday experience like no other. A peaceful retreat and an idyllic design that is the opposite of the large resorts - a place where you find one on one service, private chef, a large pool and a lounger you don't have to fight for. The list goes on. Best of all is the opportunity to reset, unwind and recharge in a flawless and unblemished location. The perfect opportunity for down time, family time or simply just time for just me
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Smoking rooms available
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At the bottom is a list of how this stacks up against other places we stayed while in wonderful Fiji. Being Fiji, anywhere you stay is going to be great; nothing should totally ruin the experience, because the people and landscape are just too amazing. de Vos, the Private
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Response from fromparadisefiji, Owner at de Vos - The Private Residence
Responded 4 days ago
Bula thank you for the great review It was a pleasure having to stay. The staff enjoyed your friendship and soending time with you. We look forward to your return. Vinaka vaka levu Annemarie and team at de Vos the Private Residence Maui Bay
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Property's Favourite Review
This will be 1 of 2 reviews I leave, as I have only been here for less than 48 hours BUT I couldn’t wait to review this resort because in such a short time, I’m already in paradise. This resort offers so much more than a big resort can offer while at the same time offering the
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Response from fromparadisefiji, Owner at de Vos - The Private Residence
Responded 22 Jun. 2018
Vinaka Vaka levu Laura Thank you for your lovely and quick review much appreciate and a pleasure having you! It is very pleasing you have noted and commented all our features that we endeavour to excel at. Nothing more than appreciation and a good review to keep the staff happy and attentive. The actually are friendly by nature but love having great guests as yourself. Hope your extended stay is rewarding and lots of sunshine relaxation. Of course plenty of good food a must! Vinaka Annemarie and the Team at De Vos
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I was on holiday at the De Vos residence with a few mates in October. We had the best time getting away from our busy lives and being able to relax and unwind in paradise. This could not of happened if it wasnt for the De Vos family and staff With their friendly service and
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Response from fromparadisefiji, Owner at de Vos - The Private Residence
Responded 27 Nov. 2018
Bula Vinaka Thanks for the review the staff and management appreciate you taking the time to write a review. It is a paradise and obviously we catered to your needs. The famous coral coast is well known for its coral reefs and beaches encompassing some coral areas and great snorkeling as well as sandy banks and great swimming areas. A win win for all beach goers. The walk up in to the hills not something everyone wants to try on hot days but definitely worth the effort wonderful views and scenery. If you could display some photos that you took .. it says in pour review book you took many photos would be great for potential gusts to see the place through your eyes as it is. Again thank you for your response Annemarie and the team at de Vos
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We have have traveled to Fiji many times and was lucky enough to find this hidden gem on the coral coast last time round. We enjoyed our time here so much that we ended up extending our stay by another week. The resort is amazing and right on the beach. The beach side villas
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Response from fromparadisefiji, Owner at de Vos - The Private Residence
Responded 27 Nov. 2018
Bula Hidden we love to be as you experienced hidden away our own little paradise.. we have had quite a run on guests extending visits of late. A large thank you to all our staff cooking meals and wonderful comments.. we pride ourselves on the amount of fresh produce grown vegetables herbs and fruits. available for guests to pick at leisure and for our kitchen for meals. Everything can be cooked on the spot fresh. No pre cooking.We want you to go away with the experience of reasonable prices good value good quality fresh on the spot. Can take a extra few minutes but as you experienced you can order your meals for booked times no waiting no problems where ever you wish to eat. Our staff for pool and maintenance in charge by Sowani always gets such great review..s so thank you for your acknowledgement of his work can often be thankless. Ryan Julian again often missed with all their behind the scenes work and guest work much appreciated. Julian's project of providing more to do at no or little cost beach bikes, kayaks, canoes, doubles singles and paddle boards fishing gear and now mopeds a huge bonus for all. Hope to see you soon Annemarie and team at de Vos The Private Residence
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We stayed here with a large family which took up most if not all of the residence. Positives - Ryan and staff, such as Soane and the grandmother, were friendly and accommodating. They were amazing. The place itself was awesome, with it being right on the beach and the villas
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Response from fromparadisefiji, Owner at de Vos - The Private Residence
Responded 27 Nov. 2018
Vinaka thanks for your review Glad you took the time to write a review a little mixed in my reply as well, as the staff are very disappointed at your comments in relation to what took place and how they coped with your group. So you booked for 5 days and booked 18 pax and paid accordingly eventually. We had staff and catered in terms of the agreement for 18 pax but you arrived with 32 people. No notice no payment still to date and yes we were not staffed for 32 pax but this is no fault of ours. The staff distressed with the situation landed on them coped wonderfully were attentive run off their feet. The breakages and damages were a little upsetting to them and they struggled to keep updated in saying this. After you left they contended with 2 days full maintenance to fix clean especially stains on furniture etc. Not one of the staff complained to you. They ensured you had a great time. the reviews left from families were wonderful and so many families gave staff wonderful tips. Cooking food for 32 when you expect 18 off A la Carte yep can be quite a challenge but meals were out in 60 minutes thats less than 2 minutes a meal for fresh cooked meals.I think they deserve a pat on the back. The pool you requested it be open day and night Sowani advised we have to clean and close for vacuuming this was always a challenge and he struggled between your requests and what he needed to do. The amount of people plus your guests that were in there day and night. Keeping it topped up and clean was priority, vacuuming was more difficult but as pictures show it was always clear. he is disappointed with your comment and should of close it and stuck to his needs to keep up to date. The tide cannot possibly stay out the whole time as everyone knows ties are tidal and come in twice a day.I think the sleeping patterns of your group may explain that you missed tides. The marine activities that you dismiss are every popular with all guests including your group kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, coral walking and people many do paddle board not sure where you get this information it is a most popular event. All photos are current and we have asked all guest staying presently if they would post there photos of their accommodation and facilities with their reviews. We dont normally ask for reviews but because the staff are soo upset and feel unfairly treated by your group who have not paid in full yet. We have an obligation to let potential guests see for them selves.Plus obviously the other 180 odd reviews can not be 100% wrong. Such complete distortions are unfair to others directly 2-3 minutes walk supermarket petrol station. Cafe spa bar restaurant all in walking distance 2-3 minutes but who will also pick you up free of charge and drop you off. 20 minutes walk down beach Naviti resort 4 restaurants shops everything available. Resorts in immediate with restaurant bars entertainment all within 20 minutes by taxi Hideaway, Naviti, Tambua Sands, Tubakula, Sandy point, Outrigger, Sunset strip for cafes . To Sigatoka as stated everywhere 25 to 30 minutes by taxi from Maui Bay 90 minutes to airport. Buses every half an hour taxis are in abundance. Craft and souvenirs Baravi is 12 minutes and they will pick you up and deliver you back free of charge and give you a free coffee. In all honestly we did not want the place to be any more lively then it was or this group to extend. We are surprised by the wonderful reviews left in the book and now a mixed review once payment is being sort for the extra 14 people and damages caused. I do believe that anyone reading this will see directly through the outcome and events. So thanks for the review and hope you can settle the account soon and sort outstanding issues with your Australian families. The team at de Vos The Private Residence.
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This is a photo taken on the grounds
Inside the Hibiscus Room - Very spacious and comfortable.
Is this a safe place/area for Americans? How far is the airport?
Yes it is very safe , you need not to worry! We are a 40 minute drive from Nadi international airport
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How do you get from airport? Is it near other resorts
A taxi is quite expensive so we travelled from the airport by coach (it is air-conditioned), takes around 2 hours, lots to see from the coach and comfortable. From memory is was around $8.50 Fj per person. Our flight from Auckland arrived around 1.pm so we caught the coach that pulled in to the Airport around 4.00, I had arranged with de Vos to have dinner there so there was no stress at all. We also caught the coach back to the Airport to come home. The two coach lines are Sunbeam and Pacific, Google their timetables. Once at de Vos we used the local bus etc, be wary of the mini vans, the drivers are lunatics but if you like fast and furious then they are ok!!! de Vos is a beautiful place to holiday. You need to make sure the bus driver knows to let you off at the Maui Bay wall just before the supermarket. Also, the closest Resort is Naviti which can be reached by walking along the beach. Outrigger etc are further away.
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"Rooms with plunge pools offer the best views."
"The beach front Villas are definitely worth paying extra!!"
"Ask for a villa as there are upstairs rooms in the main house but these are not on the water outside of your room"
"The mango hill room, is pretty average, I think probably should be last choice out of all rooms."
"The garden rooms are perfect!"
USD 67 - USD 224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FijiViti LevuCoral CoastSigatoka
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