February 10, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Royal Davui Island Resort in Lami, Fiji Islands
Adrift in Fiji's Bega Lagoon, the spectacularly romantic Royal Davui Island Resort is a lush island paradise. Here, surrounded by idyllic white sand beaches, you'll experience the solitude of a desert island in one of just 16 thatch-roofed vales, or villas. Each enjoys its own veranda, plunge pool and modern décor that's a celebration of South Pacific élan. From al fresco gourmet dining beneath a majestic Banyan tree to a massage in your Vale's own treatment space, every moment brings unparalleled pampering.
A divine destination, the island rises steeply on two sides to offer some of the most breathtaking views in Fiji. Its surrounding barrier reef has been declared a marine sanctuary, and you can snorkel and scuba dive among colorful fish, rays and turtles. Relaxation comes in many forms, including picnicking on a deserted sandbar, hiking through lush forests or visiting the local village. And if you're fascinated by island culture, you can witness the locals as they fire walk barefoot over white-hot stones, a singular custom born on the neighboring island of Bega.
Location of Royal Davui Island Resort
Nearest Airport: NAN
Amenities for Royal Davui Island Resort
- General Information
- 16 Guest Rooms
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Active & Adventure
Reviews for Royal Davui Island Resort
The Royal Davui is undeniably your home away from home. The service that is provided from the moment you arrive to the farewell song as you depart, we have never been treated so well. We felt the staff genuinely wanted to serve us and for us to be happy. The food was amazing and accommodations are simply stunning. I literally cried when we had to leave. This is a once in a lifetime vacation which we will compare all others against!
Our stay at the Royal Davui was exceptional. The room, the reef, the food, the diving - it was perfect. One of the greatest assets of the resort is the local staff. They provided a standard of care that was unsurpassable and genuinely kindhearted. As many other reviews have stated, they learn your name and make you feel like family. They were also highly informative with respect to the culture of fiji and island life. The effect this had on our stay cannot be understated. Whilst the guests pay an exceptionally high rate to stay there, we heard that the pay conditions for the staff are actually quite meagre and have been worsening. Apparently the gratuities do not go directly to the staff, too. If true, this is something the management of the royal davui must rectify as not doing so will adversely affect the standard of service. From what we observed, it sounds like an undercurrent of frustration is starting to develop. From reading other reviews, the kindness of staff is clearly a major assett for the resort and thus management needs to take this seriously. Our stay was otherwise flawless. The house reef was fantastic with a great variety of fish and coral. The rooms and housekeeping service were stunning. The food was cooked to perfection, with awesome new menu daily and there were always 3 options for each course. The cocktails were great, too. The resort also never felt busy at all. As for the weather, it was wet season, however whilst the rain seemed to pummel the mainland every day with large storm clouds forming over the mountains and beyond, we managed to enjoy blue skies allll day, which is apparently how it always is, so do not be put off by the reports on the mainland. We definitely hope to return to enjoy another visit in future. We also hope that the staff remain genuinely content and that conditions improve for them and are much above the average, consistent with the cost of staying at the resort.
Friendly extremely efficient Snorkel off the beach to see turtles, crayfish, clownfish colonies Private villas, well appointed, very efficient discrete staff/manager Free Wifi throughout the resort Beautiful tasty morsels at mealtimes
osmp - Palm Beach, Australia
Before going any farther, I can sum up my review like this - If I had my honeymoon to do over again and could pick anywhere in the world, I would come back here. I spent months researching the perfect honeymoon spot and Royal Davui did not disappoint. To use a tired cliche, it really was heaven on Earth. I'm a little late with the review, but my new wife and I went for our honeymoon in July of 2017. Everything was perfect. The secluded island, with never more than 32 guests at one time, was very special. It was really nice to feel like we have found this hideaway in the South Pacific. However, we certainly did not get bored. There was plenty to do around the island, excursions to nearby villages, and the staff were very responsive to help you do whatever you liked. It was also really nice to gather around the outdoor bar each night to catch up with other guests. Accommodations: The villas are beautiful, spacious, and private. Each has at least two decks, a private heated plunge pool, and oceanfront views. The walls in both the bedroom and living room also roll back so that you can enjoy the ocean air breeze. There is twice daily maid service that is scheduled around your activities so as not to disturb you. Food: The food is good and plentiful. Some have complained that you have to select your lunch and dinner each morning, but I think that is a necessary evil in ensuring that you have fresh, well prepared meals. The restaurant and bar are outside beside a huge banyan tree with a back, covered portion. We ate every single meal outside for a week and it was great. They will also bring room service to your room or anywhere you want on the island. One day they set us up a great picnic lunch on the beach. Staff: This is truly what set Royal Davui apart. I have stayed at some great five star hotels with personalized service where everyone remembers your name - but this was different. Each member of the Royal Davui staff treated you like a family member who was visiting their home. They were friendly, always ensured that your every want was attended to, and were great to chat with. As they sang our farewell song, it was truly sad to leave the people. Other notes: As everyone has said, make sure you do the sand cay picnic. It is amazing. The one downside is that because it is a sand bar in the middle of the ocean, no one "owns" it and there is the off chance someone else could be out there. Apparently this is extremely rare, but this happened to us when a couple of boats were having a bbq at the other end. It was not that bothersome because they were so far away we could barely see them and certainly could not hear them. Nonetheless, the staff apologized profusely, waived our fee, and provided us with an additional hour. I also HIGHLY recommend you visit the school at the nearby village. We did the hike and village visit combo and visiting with the school children is one of the most memorable parts of our trip.
georgeadam - Monroe, Louisiana
We stayed at Davui for 10 days for our honeymoon and had a divine time. The rooms were amazing, the food was great and light, and Fiji is gorgeous. The sand cay picnic is a must-do, as it is an awe-inspiring experience, and we thought it was totally worth it to pay extra for a room facing the sunset to enjoy watching the sunset from your private plunge pool. Recommend doing the village visit (we thoroughly enjoyed learning about the local culture) and upgrading to the helicopter ride from the airport to the hotel.
lobsterhc - Boston, Massachusetts