We have just finished our 10 day stay at Riverbend Retreat at Pacific Harbour in Fiji. The property has totally amazing gardens and views of the river. The home, cottage, pool and gazebo overlooking the river are truly something to be enjoyed. Fredric the property onsite manager is most helpful and accommodating. The property was just what we required, 2 couples and one teenager sharing, plenty of space not to get in each others way, yet we were all close enough to share. The facilities were exceptional. Really only a 5-6 minute walk to the Pearl Hotel, and maybe 10 minute walk to the Village where there are many, many eating places. The Skinny Bean is the best place for coffee and breakfast. A most stunning time for our first visit to Fiji.
Riverbend Retreat is truly beautiful, with mature gorgeous gardens, a huge property right on the river. The property is extremely well cared for and we had a wonderful time. The property manager, Fredric is amazing, he helps with everything from getting groceries, arranging your airport transportation to arranging for us to have a golf cart to get around town while were were there. We had a few rainy days, so used the internet more than anticipated -- just ask Fredric to top-up from 1 to 5 gigs on the wifi. The beds were very comfortable, the rooms were large, the kitchen is complete with a professional stove/oven. We loved the huge pool. My only recommendation to the property owner is the the master bathroom really needs an facelift. If you land in Nadi, the drive is about 2.5 hours, but you see what the "real" Fiji, I loved the drive. The local community has a few small grocery stores, shopping for souvenirs, nice places for Indian dinners and close to The Pearl where you can catch snorkeling tours, massage and multiple places for dining -- although I recommend the in-house masseuse. The beach was a bit of a walk, but the golf course is close, especially if you rent the golf cart. This really is a great place to take your family or meet up with friends. We had a great time and would absolutely consider a return to this piece of paradise.
The kids loved the place very well positioned by the river, excellent accommodation, we will be back!