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Brisbane, Australia

Very beautiful place but......

3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 Jan 2023
We stayed here for 2 nights however the weather wasn't kind to us, The driveway entrance to this resort is full of big pot holes and the path is slippery. The dinning area is dark and the floor is very slippery. There are no shades to walk to the villas and in rainy weather its a a nightmare

The food is pricey and the villas are great but needs renovation. The staff were great however need to be mindful of the time.

The resort transport is very very expensive!
Date of stay: January 2023
Room Tip: Get the weather Gods to help you in find some sunny days if you wish to stay here
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First Landing, Sales at First Landing Beach Resort & Villas, responded to this review
Responded 23 Jan 2023
Bula from First Landing, Many thanks for your feedback.
It is a pleasure to announce that we will be implementing many of these upgrades to the property within the next couple of months. our main priority is to be able to offer a very well-maintained and comfortable atmosphere. Vinaka
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    Reviewed 28 December 2022

    We stayed 2 nights here and definitely wished we spent our last few days in Fiji somewhere else.

    The resort was pretty quiet and lacked the fun, vivacious atmosphere that the other Fijian resorts we stayed at had. Guests were mainly a mix of older people and big families.

    Food here was not the best. The service wasn't great and food was slow to come out. I don't think the food hygiene practices were very good as we suffered diarrhoea from our stay.

    There wasn't much to do in terms of activities. The kayak/water sports hut was unattended so we couldn't get life vests to go kayaking. We weren't particularly keen to go swimming in the ocean as it was right next to a port and industrial area. If you didn't book a villa with a private pool, there was only one small pool for other resort guests to use.

    We stayed in one of the Garden Bures. It was a very large room that also had an enclosed porch. The porch had a drying rack which was handy for drying wet towels and swimmers. The hot water in the shower was unreliable and the water pressure was very low.

    TLDR -

    Truthfully, the photos of the resort make it look ritzier than it really is. The place is probably best for big families or groups on a budget. Book out one of the big, private villas and you'll be able to make your own fun. The bures are from the 'original' part of the resort are more neglected, and it feels more like you're staying in a caravan park.

    Won't be staying here again as we definitely don't fit their target demographic.

    Date of stay: December 2022
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    First Landing, Sales at First Landing Beach Resort & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2023

    Bula from Frist Landing, many thanks for your reviews. While I wish, you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it’s apparent in this case, we fell short. At the time, you were staying with us, one of our elevators was out of service for routine maintenance. For the inconvenience, it caused, I am sorry. Vinaka from the Management team

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    Reviewed 14 December 2022

    This is a very pleasant resort staffed by exceptionally welcoming and friendly staff serving excellent food. Sometimes it is all too easy to be critical about infrastructure and ‘details’ without being objective in a review…and whilst there are aspects of the resort that do look tired, there is much to commend it and very little to fault in what is, an 'out of the way', rustically located hotel and spa. For example – the pool is long and deep enough for adult 'lengths' – surrounded by lovely vegetation/gardens, but needing, more shelter from the sun, and more lounges (and cleaner cushions) to relax on (pool towels are provided). The beach is a beach, but the tide goes way out and when it is in, is very shallow…there are water sports (kayaks for example) but no supervision. The bures in the garden both look and feel dated, but there is nothing wrong with them – unless one mentions the occasional slow rate of flow of water in the shower. But they are efficiently air-conditioned and include fridges, tea/coffee making and a veranda (protected by a fly/bug screen). There is a small shop and the independent spa is excellent. We were there when it was hot, humid and at times very wet, but the staff made us feel comfortable. The bugs nipping us did not – and so do bring Deet or similar insect repellent – or it is available in the small shop. The restaurant bar in the close-by marina is only ten minutes’ walk away and worth an alternative view of the sunsets that one gets dining out at First Landing. It is not 5*, and wouldn’t pretend to be but it is a comfortable place for four or five days and allows one a definite taste of Fiji.

    Room tip: Depends what you want, Garden Bure close to pool suited us but then we discovered the sea view ones - which had a lawn and sea view
    Date of stay: December 2022
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    Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

    We just stayed 3 nights here (so wish it was longer!) and I can’t rate it highly enough! The staff were 10/10 - incredibly welcoming and friendly and made us feel like this was our new home. I really can’t praise the staff highly enough.
    I’m absolutely shocked at some of the negative reviews and can promise that First Landing does not deserve the negativity. I’ve decided that the negative reviews are from two types of people 1. Those unhappy people that are always dissatisfied with something 2. People that are a costumed to a 5-star lifestyle and expect everywhere to deliver to their very high 5-star standards. Now fiji is a developing country - there is severe poverty in parts and they rely heavily on tourism to survive - COVID hit them very hard. The beauty of First Landing is that there are options to suit different budgets. The villas with private pool are of course stunning but there’s a price tag associated with them. We stayed in the studio apartment with semi private pool which was lovely. I had a walk around the bures and some of the beach front bures are right on the beach, with an expansive deck and hammock. Literally your own little paradise. Do note some are set back from the beach. I note people have commented on the bures being ‘dated’ - they’re not supposed to be fancy - it’s typical island life.
    The main pool is great - with 2 sail shades. I thought the food was good and reasonably priced. The night entertainment was fabulous and there was live beautiful music playing early evening. The views over the sea, and sunsets, are wonderful.

    If you want 5 star luxurious accommodation, you may as well be anywhere, but part of being in fiji is being in their world, without Netflix and ondemand channels. Being on ‘fiji time’ without the stress of city life, deadlines, timetables etc. remove your watch and just ‘be’.

    I am planning my next trip here next year, with my parents and children this time and can’t wait to experience First Landing’s hospitality.

    Now, if you want 5 star hotel accommodation and loads of different restaurants and pools and lots of people and noise then definitely don’t stay here. But if you want a more intimate setting. amazing staff, happy people, relaxation, water, good food, good entertainment, then I can’t recommend this resort highly enough.

    Date of stay: December 2022
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 29 November 2022

    Loved the atmosphere the staff here have a great vibe. Away from the pool area there are beach lounges and hammocks to lay and relax. The restaurants Kokoda was a favourite. We had an ocean view spa bure and the view was fantastic. The Warrior show was a lot of fun and a highlight.

    Room tip: great location if you don't want to go too far from Nadi, several different types of accomodation options
    Date of stay: November 2022
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    Reviewed 26 November 2022

    We had dinner at the restaurant while staying at a neighboring resort. They were hosting a wedding in the main restaurant so we were accommodated in the lower restaurant.
    It was worth making a reservation for dinner as it was a busy Saturday night with live entertainment and we got a good table. Unfortunately the music from the wedding completely overshadowed the singers in our part of the resort. The dancers had a better show as they brought a decent sound system. Their fire dance turned out to be the best one on our trip. It was exceptionally well done.

    The food was good, even though we had to change our selections due to some items not being available. Be warned though, they make the absolute worse Pina Colada I have ever had (and I've had many in many different island bars!!!). It was sooooo far off the mark that it should not be on their bar menu and can only be described as pineapple concentrate over ice - pretty gross.

    Date of stay: November 2022
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