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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I spent a week here in January, and absolutely loved it. It's not 5-star, but doesn't claim to be. It's aimed at those who want a relaxing location away from the hustle. A perfect beach with excellent snorkling, swimming and kayaking, or to just quietly chill and relax. Most of the complaints seem to be from people...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Crusoe Retreat for 10 days with our 18 year old daughter and her friend, in separate Seaside Deluxe Bures (one upgraded on our arrival from a Seaview Deluxe, Vinaka!). Cons: Quite isolated (although may also be a Pro for some) and in hindsight, for the length of our stay a hire car for a few days...

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Margate, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a seaside Bure for two nights and purchased the daily meal package. The resort needs serious maintenance and updating. The seaside Bure was well located for shady garden views and easy access through to the beach. The village is located right next door so this was good for gaining insight into Fijian village life. The resort is about...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went as a family to Crusoes Retreat, Fiji 20 years ago and returned with the family and grandchildren - not a lot had changed. A great place to get away fro it all and snorkel off the beach. This is not. 5 star resort with glamour and glitz. It is homely and staff are all friendly. Many of the...

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula and thank you for your nice review of your stay with us at Crusoe's Retreat. It was great meeting you and your family and we are so thrilled that you returned to Crusoes after 20 years! Thanks for your kind words, particularly of our friendly local Fijian staff. We do hope that you can return again - and please...

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My Husband and I have just returned from a 6 night stay at Crusoes Retreat and we miss it dearly! Off the beaten track is an amazing location - a place to relax, unwind and de-stress. There are no shops nearby (only a small shop in the resort and one in the village, a 2 min stroll down the beach)....

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Joanne - we miss you too! We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, and it was indeed our pleasure hosting you for your holiday. Thank you so much for your kind words about the resort, your bure, the food, and most importantly our lovely local Fijian staff, of whom we are so proud. We can't wait for...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I stayed Jan 1st to Jan 8th 2017, their summer time/wet season. It was very humid sometimes, then it would rain and become comfortable again. It was booked through a travel agent and I only checked out the reviews after they booked it. The USD was strong against the Fiji Dollar, about one USD for two Fiji Dollars. I stayed...

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula and thank you so much for your beautiful review of your stay at Crusoe's Retreat. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay, and we are so happy you chose Crusoes for your Fiji holiday. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed our great diving - we have a wonderful dive operation on site at...

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I booked here for a holiday, asked for something romantic to be done to the room. On our arrival we were shown to our Bure and shown the bottle of wine they had placed in the fridge for us (which we thought was complimentary, turns out it was FJ$40 for an AU$9 bottle) they got quite annoyed...

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Mark and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of you stay at Crusoe's Retreat. Picking a resort for your Fiji holiday can be a challenging one, particularly if you have never visited Fiji in the past. It is always so very important to pick a resort that is properly suited to your tastes...

Reviewed 3 January 2017

1) Location: this place is remote. It is hard to get to and a hire car is a must. This has the potential to be a positive, however sadly was most definitely not because... 2) The Food: ranged from almost inedible to ok, but never actually good. It was also very very expensive- around $30 FJD per person. Drinks were...

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Zachary and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Crusoe's Retreat. We really appreciate your feedback, and will review with our management team and our entire staff. We will continue to strive to improve our resort, and it is feedback like yours that will help us in focusing our efforts....

Reviewed 12 December 2016

My family was there as part of a company end of the year party , we returned home yesterday 11/12/16. We stayed at the seaview bure 11 . Honestly , my family had the time of our lives , swimming , snorkelling , kayaking and mingling with the staffs . I always thought that locals will be treated as secondary...

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Crusoe's Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Apakuki and thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay with us at Crusoe's Retreat. It was our pleasure meeting you and your family, and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We can't wait to see you again very soon! Vinaka!

Parkes, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were in a Seaview Bure, beautiful views up on the hill: but no air conditioning, internet or TV!!! We had a week at Crusoe 22 Nov 2016; humidity horrific, as were the sand flies!!! Meals of an evening were awful, cold, no vegetables but you got a salad each night consisting of lettuce, carrot curls, with 2 slithers of...

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Bula Carol & David and thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Crusoe's Retreat. We are glad that you had a relaxing stay at Crusoe's. You stayed in our entry-level Bure - the SeaView Bure, which is located on the hillside with stunning views of the gardens, beach and ocean. These...

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled amongst lush tropical gardens and fronting a palm-fringed sandy beach and stunning lagoon, Crusoe’s Retreat is a friendly, intimate, traditional Fijian resort. Featuring only 29 Fijian-inspired Bures, Crusoe’s truly embodies all that is wonderful about the Fiji Islands: world-famous hospitality, an unhurried pace, fresh island cuisine, lots of complimentary activities, and a dedication to local culture and traditions. Crusoe’s Retreat truly is Fiji. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crusoe's Retreat

Address: nr Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast
Price Range: $85 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crusoe's Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Crusoe`s Retreat Hotel Coral Coast
Crusoes Retreat Coral Coast
Crusoes Retreat Hotel
Crusoe's Retreat Fiji/Coral Coast
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#9 Top resorts Hotel in Coral Coast
#13 Spa Hotel in Coral Coast
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Coral Coast
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“Scale up to the deluxe seaside bure - views and air-conditioning are worth it”
 of 5 bubbles nigels429, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No air conditioning unless you book into a Delux Bure!!”
 of 5 bubbles carolanddavidramsay, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own wine if you want more than the local beer which is also good.”
 of 5 bubbles Coldvine, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The seaside bures require no climbing.”
 of 5 bubbles blackguineapig, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Poolside room unless you like climbing steps to get to other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles leonzwilson59, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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