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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't recommend this accomodation at all. It was Incredibly dirty. The water bassin was full of ants because there was food inside and the water didn't flow off. The WC didn't work as well when you were lucky you could find some toilet paper. The dorm was full of insects. There were bugs on the beds and the sheets... More 

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Thank Nadine S
Curitiba, PR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews about this place I decided to stay elsewhere in the island. However, I wanted to dive and these guys are the only operators based in nananu-i-ra. I went to the safari lodge two times. The first time the dice people were away, I left my phone number and they never called back. The second time I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent four nights and had an absolutely fantastic time. Thats not to say this place is perfect. Far from it. Initially there was a mix up with our boat transfer but It was handled immaculately and we were upgraded to a Bure which was way beyond expected. Honestly the food was worse than poor. It was obvious that the... More 

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Thank Joe P
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I happened to be in Ra coming to stay a couple nights on Nananu-I-Ra and was asking about diving options. Safari came recommended at my accommodation. Loved this place and the new crew that Warren has. I initially wanted to just do some fun dives but he convinced me to put some adventure dives towards my AOWD. Three dives and... More 

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Thank DanielMauckland
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

A great place for budget and environmental travelers. Totally off the grid. Yummy food and you can request things as well. (To be delivered the next day) Amazing instruction, I learned how to windsurf on a long board and my bf improved his kite surfing and learned how to do a pop with a down loop.

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2 Thank kellycallahan2016
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Nice communal area, lots of activities to chose from: snorkel, scubadive, windsurf, kyte, wakeboard and RELAX. This is a friendly human size hotel that feels more like a home stay. You'll get to know the locals eat together and watch a movie at night. Don't expect the Ritz, you are powered by a wind turbine and go with the flow... More 

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Thank ladymelodytravel
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

What a great week. A friend and I decided to revisit windsurfing after a few years away and picked Safari Lodge as the best location. Consistent trade winds meant we got plenty of windsurfing and when their was a lull we could enjoy snorkeling amongst the amazing fish and chilling in the sun. Warren Francis and the team created a... More 

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Thank Hugh D
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Honestly, I should have read the other Trip Advisor reviews before deciding to come here. My inquiry e-mail was met with a friendly response from the owner, Warren, encouraging me to come as soon as possible, assuring me there was hot water and wonderful diving. I soon learned that this laid back, seemingly charming personality was just a phony way... More 

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6 Thank Janet W
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Good: - Warren the host picked us up by boat late at night - Laid back culture - Great location and the views are amazing - Reefs are spectacular and can reach them from the beach Bad: - Not a value for money place, absolute rip off! - No maintenance - no clean facilities - The flush was tempormental. The... More 

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4 Thank Nicholas W
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I only went to this place for a kite and lunch to check it out. Warren the owner was pleasant but the prices he quoted were outrageous and one just got the impression that he sized me up for my ability to pay before quoting.... $2000 Australian per week for very average looking accommodation and food. I was also told... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fiji's Kitesurf, Windsurf, Dive & Fishing Ultimate ResortWelcome to island paradise!Safari Lodge lies on a pristine beach on the remote Nananu-i-ra island in the South Pacific Ocean. These tropical waters provide perfect conditions for our watersports focused resort. We are a quiet friendly boutique resort with a maximum of 40 guests and a variey of accommodation options.Facing the consistent trade winds, Nananu-I-Ra Island is a wind-sports paradise! April to January provide steady 15-30 Knot winds, perfect for Windsurfing and Kitesurfing! All year round we also offer PADI Scuba Diving - Come and Dive the amazing Bligh Waters and Vatu-I-Ra Passage - breathtaking National Geographic quality dive sites! Sailing, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Fishing adventures and Stand Up Paddling (SUP) are also available every day!Our accommodation varies and includes Beachfront Bures, Ocean View Villas, Private Rooms and bunk style dorm rooms for groups only meters from the beach. We offer solar hot water showers, 24hr power & Wi-Fi 3G speed Internet access is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Safari Island Lodge

Address: Nananu-i-Ra Island, Rakiraki, Viti Levu, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Viti Levu > Rakiraki
Price Range: $40 - $532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari Island Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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Safari Island Hotel Rakiraki
Safari Island Lodge Fiji/Rakiraki
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“Make sure to visit the long beach on the other side of the isalnd”
 of 5 bubbles kellycallahan2016, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“the bungalows on the beach are awesome”
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“Beachfront bures are beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles Jessicapemble, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I liked the beach bungalows, which are a bit more pricey but with nice breezes.”
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 of 5 bubbles Kelea2014, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Choose Beachfront Bure 3 for the most beautiful moonlight”
 of 5 bubbles kitokia, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
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