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I had an amazing stay at Plantation Island Resort.
Kids had fun with their friends, beach bures in great position. Food very ordinary and expensive. Day trips good
Spent the last 2 weeks of a 3 week holiday at the Island. The location is great, just a short trip off the main island, and the bay where the resort is, is beautiful. Be prepared to wait at the two restaurants, time between ordering and getting the meal would be 45 mins on most occasions, and the order would need to be followed up. On the up side, the facilities at PI were great. The Bure’s were well maintained, cleaned and serviced daily by very friendly staff. I think the small tip I gave the 1st week helped get a top class service, so well worth it.
There was plenty for the kids, especially younger ones from around 1-10/12yrs, with 3 pools to choose from, excellent beach with good snorkeling, kayaks, bouncy castle things just off the beach, baby sitters etc and more. Sad to leave, and an extra week would have gone down well. Highly likely we will return to PI another time, and would recommend it for familes with young kids.
The downside was no service to the rooms for food and beverages, bedroom walls that didn't go to the ceiling (our children are noisy/ bad sleepers and some soundproofing was what we wanted from a 2 bedroom bure. The quality of the food was not particularly consistent. The kids did love it and the location is absolutely gorgeous.
Recently returned from a 1 week stay in a Beach Bure. Highly recommend the Beach Bure for proximity to beach. Fantastic location. Crystal clear water and great beginner snorkelling straight out from the Beach at low tide in particular. Lomani Adult dinner was a highlight so worth taking the kids to the 5.30 buffet and placing them in kids club at 6.30 for a couple of free hours
Great location and down to earth set up for families. Lots of water activities included in the price, and good kids club. Our poolside room was awesome in the afternoons/evenings. Rooms are a little dated but roomy, airy and very comfortable. Could be more guidance/information provided on snorkelling trips etc both prior to visiting (on plantation website) and at the resort. We missed out on some trips because we didn't know ahead of time that they were only available certain days. I would definitely consider the time of the tides if I go again - high tides in the middle of the day make for a much better experience if you are into water activities.
Great place for families - plenty of activities for young and old.
Overall a pleasant stay. Some of the kids activities were a bit repetitive so suggest that they vary it on at least a 7 day cycle as not many families stay for more than a week. Although the waterpark was new, some of the other equipment is now a bit dated.
This island is paradise and the staff who working there are just so lovely it makes your trip even more enjoyable. This is a wonderful place to spend a holiday as a couple or a family.
The free water sports were great. Rooms were super large and well looked after.
Great family holiday. Lovely location
Overall the resort was what was expected for a 3 star resort with the fantastic location and staff making the stay really enjoyable.
We took our 3 granddaughters (6, 8 & 9) for a winter holiday. Plantation Island was wonderful - the facilities, staff, the snorkelling, the meals exceeded expectations. The girls loved it all - and all slept very well each night! The buffet meals had something to appeal to all tastes, making meal time very easy. Anandas also catered well for adults and children. The mocktails were a real hit. Could not recommend the resort more highly to families.
We went to Plantation Island with our two daughters and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. I would certainly recommend this resort to families though. There were so many activities for children of all ages and the kindness and hospitality of the Fijians were terrific. Would highly recommend Plantation Island.
Water activities and excursions really made this trip. Great location.
What a heavenly place. The people are just so special and friendly and the Bure on the beach was other worldly. We were fully relaxed within 24 hours.... not bad ex-Sydney!
The kids were totally well sorted too. Always plenty to do, so safe and fun. Only problem was we ought to have planned to stay 10 days or more as it was too sad leaving after just 7 days!
Great family holiday location. Plently of things to see and do, kids club was great. Quality of food at the buffet Restaurant was mid range but the meals at the other Restaurants were good. The whole Resort had a very social warm friendly atmosphere.
Plantation island was everything we expected and more. It was truly a tropical paradise. The snorkelling was terrific just off the beach the boat day trips were fun and the kids enjoyed sand sun water and riding around the island. The Fijians are the most hospitable people we have ever encountered on our travels. We would go again.
Fiji time is relaxing. Island hop tours to go snorkeling are great. Water warm. Very friendly.
8 adults - 8 children. Easy, relaxing, fun in the sun and under the palm trees and had a fantastic holiday -
Our family loved our holiday at the end of June, celebrating mine and my son's birthdays. We enjoyed our poolside room. The food was tasty and fresh, the breakfasts were amazing. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Our 10 and 8 year old girls loved the kids club. We'd love to return and will recommend this resort to other families.
We had a beachfront bure which was much better than expected. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We could snorkel straight off the beach outside our bure and the fish and coral were fabulous. The kids rode bikes (hired at resort) around the resort - quite safe to let them go on their own. The Black Coral Restaurant was the better dining option.
Loved our trip, second time to plantation island and it was the best! So good for kids, staff are very friendly and helpful, food is amazing, room was perfect.
Will definitely be back!
Even though we found it a bit expensive for the quality of the rooms (quite old, noisy), we absolutely loved our stay in Plantation Island Resort. The grounds are just big enough to spread the kids all over and not be too bothered by noise and crowds, while at the same time being compact enough that you can walk anywhere within 5 minutes. The beach is beautiful, although the snorkelling from the beach is quite disappointing with most corals bleached and not many fish. Lots of coconut trees with enough hammocs for everyone to lay in the shade, and the island is big enough to make a morning run or a bike ride worthwhile. The kids club and the nannies are so nice to have for a bit of quiet time while the little ones stay entertained and spend the energy too. The buffet food was ok although not fabulous, however Ananda's restaurant was fantastic both in terms of atmosphere, value for the kids with the playground, and excellent food.
This was our first Fiji experience and we found it so relaxing..... how couldn't you relax in such beautiful surroundings with such beautiful friendly people!
We will be back :)
As it was my third visit to the island I was still impressed with it. A few things have changed, as in charges for snorkelling, a high price for shell village. Muscat cove only charge $3 per person. All in all we had a nice time, but definitely a very family orientated holiday place. It was my mums 80th birthday and she was made to feel very special by all the staff. A huge thank you.
Beautiful destination, but the food and cocktails aren't amazing, very basic. Richie and Billie boy are great hosts.
Affordable, stunning and family friendly resort! The beach bure was divine! The resort beautifully maintained and the staff absolutely lovely and helpful! Anandas restaurant was my favourite, the food delicious! Tours and exploring outside of the island amazing and very easy to organise! Will definitely return :)
Great location and activities for kids. Accommodation is basic and facilities a little aged but kids love it
Whether holidaying with a group, family or just looking at a couples getaway, plantation island caters for all. We always try and stay in the main area of plantation island resort that is a 3 star resort and utilise the rest of the islands opportunities with sunsets at Musket Coves Rum bar, cocktail in hand or heading to Lomani adults only resort for a wonderful seafood platter. Even purchasing your own food from the supermarket and utilising the BBQ,s at Musket Cove. We found we were able to cook up a storm for up to 15 family and friends for $10 per head Fijian. Great for the budget to do other things like island hoping, jet skiing between resorts or heading out for a surf or dive.
Plantation Island Resort is an amazing resort that is not trying to be anything more than it says it is. Its facilities are fantastic and its location is brilliant with other resorts and facilities nearby that can be accessed by guests. This provides other options for eating and activities. The resort itself and the island are both big enough to keep everyone occupied. The staff are fantastic. The rooms are being upgraded currently and are absolutely perfect for a 3+ star resort. I will continue to keep going back to Plantation Island Resort.
We took my three grandchildren for a week and it was excellent with a great mix of activities in the kids club and also family time. Staff always friendly and food great. Family packages are great value especially if you are with kids under 11 years. Always felt safe and comfortable.
We really enjoyed plantation island and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the accommodation and food. A great place for families with young kids
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This resort is 100% aimed at families - which means you don't have to worry about your kids being noisy or talking to the table next to you. The staff are really friendly and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Our only negative is the cost of snacks etc on the island. That was a bit of a shock. We recommend going to a minimart on the mainland and stocking up on snacks and possibly drinks before you head out. Some of the facilities are looking a little tired but are still nice enough - it is 3 star after all (with an equivalent price). We are really happy with our choice of resort and will definitely go back.
Travelled with two children aged 9 & 10. They had a great time with all the activities on offer including free paddle boarding, snorkelling, kayaks, water park on the beach (like a floating it's a knock out blow up maze), bikes, etc plus additional activities to puchase including sea fishing for the Dad's. Although service was relaxed, staff were very friendly. Food (at buffet and restaurants) was as expected on a budget resort. We had a great time.
We have just had the most amazing holiday experience. The Plantation Island Resort has completely gone beyond our expectations. The people are the nicest you will find anywhere in the world, their attitude towards customer service is exceptional. The kids had such a great time at kids club and were kept very busy for the day (along with some down time to watch movies) and the activities on offer were fantastic. We did day trips to the other islands and snorkelling trips were we got to see lovely sea life. We couldn't have had a more relaxing time too. The beachfront buree was lovely and well maintained. We are planning our next trip now for next year. Thanks so much Plantation Island Resort.
Fantastic location they just have to fine tune the food options.
Overall the stay was amazing! Thank you so much to all the staff for being so happy and helpful.
The food was mostly good but did disagree with us after a few days in. Mainly the Buffett food.
Would I return? Bloody oath!
Love going there
From the time we arrived and were welcomed by singing locals through to the end of our stay we were made to feel welcome. The food was good. The locals and staff were always helpful and friendly. Absolutely beautiful setting. Wonderful experience. Will be back.
Great staff, nice accommodation, great location, staff are very friendly. We have returned to Plantation 6 times now it's a very relaxed holiday destination.
Sad to see the end of our time come. Perfect location, excellent snorkelling, super friendly staff. My daughter was married here and everything about her tropical wedding was superb. Highly recommend to everyone .
Loved the room we stayed in and the staff were all so friendly and helpful, would definitely recommend this place to others and would love to visit again.
The staff were very friendly and helpful would defiantly stay again.
My 3 young kids (7,5 and 3) and adult enjoyed this place immensely during December 2015. It's a great value proposition for one family or, for huge fun, bring friends too! I've raved about it to people at work. The other guests, from all ages and walks of life, seemed friendly and relaxed. Certainly, we had fun while mixing.
Despite the pessimism of the weather forecast, we had rain only 2 days out of 10. No dreary clouds either, we spend a happy 8 hours a day on and in the water snorkelling (at the resort and the close-by reef @ $5 pp per trip), kayaking, and jumping from the swim pontoons. Brilliant! Playing pirates with random people who were using the pontoons at the same time, double brilliant!! Scuba nearby was also worthwhile, well organised boat and diving.
Babysitter service was cool enough. Admission here, I'm spoiled from previous visits to 5 star places where one assigned nanny per bub were included in their quite higher prices. Honestly, getting help with the kids is great, and makes the holiday for me. But when I have to ask, and organise each day at a time, I feel a bit guilty. So, the 5* places remove that guilt, for a fee.
Food at the main restaurant was above par for Fiji; go with the package to save a few bucks. We went to Lomaki resort one night for a romantic outing. Lovely setting top marks, but slightly haphazard service, and food quality let them down. Not repeated, or recommended.
Went to Plantation Island in Jan 2016 with 2 kids (9 and 5). We all had a great time swimming in the ocean & pools and using all of the complementary activities like stand up paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, tennis and putt putt golf. We will definitely return. Only negative was that service was usually very slow with food coming out (and taking orders) at lunch & dinner. But overall a great place to visit with the family.
We spend a 7 nights at plantation. We had a fantastic time. Pool side room was brillian for our boys. Watersport keep us busy. Beautiful beach and clear water. I would love to go back again.
We really enjoyed our stay at Plantation Island, we didn't go expecting gourmet food and top notch accommodation so were not disappointed. What we did get was adequate (though our zircon didn't work), and I believe they are upgrading the accommodation. but what made the holiday was the location. It really is stunning and the beach is perfect for kids with shallow warm waters, free water sports and snorkelling off the beach. Don't go expecting amazing coral or snorkelling because it isn't too much of the reef is dead but there are still fish to see. The nanny service and kids club is brilliant and lets parents have some time off. There is a new marina with a cafe and bar and you can walk to other resort up the beach if you fancy a change of scene. There are also 3 options for dining on the resort outside of the buffet. We would definitely go back with kids as being the closest island makes it very accessible from the mainland
The room we were given was right at the back very noisy with tractors going all the time.staff tend to forget request . I had to remind them of the $50 room credit to be taken off. Overall most of the staff was very pleasant. I think it is more suited to younger families.
We loved all of the staff at Plantation Island, the room was very comfortable and the ladies who service the rooms were beautiful. If you go to Plantation Island, do not take up the meal plan which restricts you to the buffet every night, as the buffet is a big rip-off. The other restaurants that are available on the island, such as Ananda's, Black Coral and nearby Lomani are much better value. Please do yourself a favour whilst you are there and go to Cloud 9, best pizzas and the guys out there are so much fun.
We stayed for 5 nights in room 234 which was a fabulous spacious 2 bedroom villa one row back from the beach close to everything without being noisy. The aircon worked a treat not noisy. Room was cleaned every day staff were super friendly.
Kids didn't use kids club as they were a bit above it. 11 & 13 was mostly for around 7 and down I think... Loads of extra activities to do some expensive ie fishing was about $560 for 3 hours. We went on the Dolphin tour which was fabulous saw a pod of about 15 dolphins. Snorkelling was a little disapointing needed to go on tour to see really wonderful stuff but that was cheap.
Overall fabulous memories of a busy buzzing Island. Thankyou Plantation Island
Plantation Island Resort great for a family holiday.
Kids eat free was fantastic value as meal packages are quite expensive.
Staff were so lovely...No worries no hurry...allows everyone to just chill.
Had a wonderful family holiday
Fun trip, nice amenities and great location. Food and drink service wasn't the greatest but we were on Fiji time.
Plantation island was amazing and perfect for families. This was our 3rd consecutive year to Fiji and first time staying at PI. We'll be returning there from now on. Absolutely perfect and recommend the poolside rooms.
Food at the buffet was amazing. Tried Ananda's restaurant one night for a change and it was not good. So we stuck with the buffet as the variety and quality was excellent. Special mention to Marica who had a big smile and chat for us each day, she is beautiful. HEAPS of activities, snorkelling just off the beach in front of our room was great, hire of snorkelling equipment/kayaks/towels, etc. was a breeze. All activities/tours staff were very friendly and helpful and answered lots of our questions. Beachfront Bure was AMAZING. Heaps of room, very very clean and the best view in the resort- hammocks were a nice touch. The only thing I didn't like was not having an ashtray as my husband and I both smoke. Most of the staff were wonderful- typical Fijian hospitality, big smiles and beautiful personalities, very helpful and attentive. My biggest gripe is that there are no ashtrays ANYWHERE in the resort. When we asked the bar staff for an ashtray on the first day they told us to "just put them in the sand" We absolutely hate doing that so we would put the butts out and then put them in our pockets/bag to put in a rubbish bin later. All in all, a fantastic family holiday. Would not recommend this resort to couples/ honeymooners as there are kids galore! Other than the few small things I mentioned above, the resort is great, good value for money and never short of things to keep one entertained. Found it very hard to leave, third trip to Fiji and I never want to go home!
Great for kids and families, we had an excellent time. The kids club is amazing, couldn't drag our kids away. Renovations made eating / dining a little hard, but not a major problem. Rooms are a little dated, but still add to the charm. A toaster and a little bench space in the kitchenette would be handy. Fijians must be the friendliest people on Earth!!
Had a great family holiday.
Enjoyed a relaxing time in the resort with the company of beautiful Fijians. The resort caters for all, the waters are spectacular the fish and snorkelling awesome!
Quick boat trip out to the surf breaks was the most surprising surfing daily for hours on end but next time will look to include the cost of trips if I can.
Paradise, Staff are fabulous, food was always fresh and yummy . Cant wait for our 3rd trip oct 2016
Perfect location for families, very relaxing holiday
Fantastic setting and plenty to do. Staff were friendly, but sometimes lacked professional service skills.
The rooms and island in General is pretty run down, hence why they are doing some work right now.
There is plenty to do on the island and it is such a relaxing place. I would love to go back to see the post renovations.
Stayed in a two bedroom garden bure, quiet location but close to everything, very happy with room. Had the half board meal plan, would do full board next time. Ol Copra Shed was closed so ate at Black coral which was very nice, great selection of food and looked forward to a different theme every night.
Great service and met lots of lovely people. Did have some issues with the wi fi but eventually got it sorted. Snorkelling and cloud 9 were our favourite activities.
Great spot for families with three pools plus the beach. Staff are very friendly. Would suggest not getting the lunch included in your meal plan - way too much food.
Attended a family wedding, facilities for the kids is great, enough space for the oldies to enjoy as well, service was very good currently undergoing a bit of an update in a couple of areas
Family of 5 (kids 11, 9 & 5) & first trip to Fiji. We stayed in a beachfront burre which was beautiful, with heaps of room, great shower, private position & serviced daily. We had the breakfast & dinner deal & the kids loved the buffet & being able to help themselves. Service from all staff was outstanding; they made the holiday. Location was amazing, beautiful sandy beaches & kayaks to explore on. Only complaint is our kids didn't want to go to kids club so it was would have been good if there were more activities going on at the beach that they could join in on (without feeling like we've booked them into vacation care). Some more inflatable activities on the water would have been good too but they had fun playing on the ring that was there. We all enjoyed the nightly entertainment too. Great family holiday. We'll be back.
Food a bit pricey for what was delivered.
Good sized rooms.
Great for families.
I would gladly take the family back there again. Super place and super people. Cannot fault much if anything.
Really enjoyed our stay, the rooms are good and clean. The food can be expensive but loved having a supermarket close by. It is definitely a resort for families!
We enjoyed a great family holiday on Plantation Island. We have 3 kids 7, 10 and 12 and they had a blast - really loved all of the activities. They didn't attend kids club (their choice), but joined in on a couple of the activities. There was plenty to keep them busy and entertained though. Our accommodation was a bit tired, but very neat, clean and comfortable. Food was ok - typical for the type of accommodation. Service was friendly and the staff made you feel very welcome. I would thoroughly recommend Plantation Island for a memorable family holiday - for kids of all ages.
This was our second visit and we will be doing a third for sure can't get enough of this great location and it's great staff
We had a great time at plantation, our family consist of Mum, Dad and two boys 8 & 12. We found there was something for everyone to do or nothing at all. Property is a little run down and needs a revamp. Staff were good but pretty slow, we waited an hour and a half for lunch one day, which was annoying as there was lots of other things we preferred to be doing! Overall, had a great time, the location is excellent.
Probably would not suit singles as it is family orientated but only a short walk to the other resorts on the island.
We went for a family member's wedding and it was sensational!! Staff all lovely and helpful . Totally recommend Island Hop !!!
We had a nice 5 days at Plantation Island. The resort is large and perfect for families. The staff were amazing and loved our 8 month old baby. The location is great with the option of a swimming beach and a snorkelling beach - both very lovely beaches. Lots of activities for the kids. The room could do with an update.
A place for relaxing, having fun, doing lots or doing nothing! Great opportunities for fun in the sun and the snorkeling opportunities are excellent. This was our third time and we would return again
This place is amazing. The beaches are breath taking with clear blue waters. Lots of space and activities for kids to do and run around. Never a long wait for meals. Nice large rooms for accomodation. Sensational family location.
Had a great week at plantation island resort with our 2 children. The nanny service / kids club was very handy so we could do some snorkelling and have a few peaceful dinners. Would definitely recommend it for families.
We had a very nice time at the island and the grand kids loved it, good holiday.
2nd time on plantation and we were Disappointed. But the water was clear and blue CLOUD 9 was the only highlight.
Beautiful place!!Awesome Service!!Too many kids!!
We were transferred to Plantation Island after a 6 night stay at Shang ri la on the coral coast. Plantation Island was just amazing we got upgraded and the staff couldn't help us enough. Although the food wasn't as good as Shangri la we did have a couple of meals in Lomani which was the Adult side and that was just beautiful. My 13 year old was happy to stay in the apartment with an hour of internet. There was so much to do we had such a relaxing time, the Hammocks were amazing the sunsets all beautiful would definately go again.
We had a great stay on plantation island. The atmosphere of the place is very laid back and it never felt busy wherever we went and we never experienced any queuing. We much preferred this to our stay on the mainland which is a lot more commercial and busy. Staff were 90% friendly. Dining exceeded our expectations. After reading reviews we were not expecting much from the buffet where the kids eat free however it was great (far better than for example an NZ RSA buffet) and no one was sick and we ate everything. We did have ideals of relaxing poolside watching the kids however the pools are all 1.6m deep so we had to get in with our younger one all the time. There are no pool lifeguards. We also spent some time on the lovely beach where they could be a little more independent with their play. We only had one frustration and that was that we wanted but could not get confirmation in advance that we could be roomed beside our friends. We looked forward to putting kids down at night and then socializing with our friends which obviously we could only do if we were side by side. We booked and paid for a Beachfront Bure however due to our request to be next door to our friends we ended up poolside. Although this ended up being ideal for location (noise was not a problem for us as others have suggested) the rooms were quite dated. Ultimately this didn't bother us (and the layout was good) other than the fact we had paid for the Beachfront Bures which we sited as being a lot nicer and newer. We did not use the kids club although it looked like many were enjoying it. We would certainly recommend the island for families (probably wouldn't bother if you don't have kids!)
We found the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful, the meals in the Copra Shed were a bit basic but the other restaurants gave us the ability to choose a different cuisine each night.
Great place for a family holiday. Beautiful location and very friendly staff.
We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Plantation Island staying 5 nights in one of their new 2 bedroom bures. The room, food and service was excellent. My four year old loved the kids club and wanted to go all the time (his choice) so we parents also got some R&R. We will definitely be back.
Rooms are a little tired but they are working hard to renovate. Staff are just fabulous people that go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your holiday on Plantation Island.
We booked a studio garden Bure on Plantation Island as they were newly refurbished, but on arrival was told that they were overbooked and had placed us in a poolside room for the equivalent value. We were disappointed, as the poolside rooms are quite old and dated however it did not detract too much from our overall stay. The staff absolutely make this resort and I am still amazed at the number of meals they accommodate everyday at the old copra shed (virtually cater for a wedding three times a day). We found the food really tasty albeit a bit expensive, but that's to be expected considering that they have to bring all the food in from the mainland. We dined at Ananda's, The Old Copra Shed, the Black Coral and the Flame Tree at Lomani. The only let down for us is that the reception staff don't seem to be all that knowledgeable or helpful when confronted with a request/enquiry eg internet issues, nor were they apologetic about placing us in a different type of room that we originally booked. Upon checking out and paying our bill they added in an additional breakfast charge, despite us purchasing the breakfast meal plan. We were told that breakfast on the day of arrival was not covered, however we were never advised of that when they herded us into the restaurant on our arrival early in the morning and offered breakfast. This breakfast was also not included in our final bill, but added on verbally by reception staff upon checkout. They also added a 3% "admin fee" onto our final bill but they could not explain to us what it was for. This was our third visit to Plantation Island and we usually stay at Lomani Resort. That being said PI resort was convenient and central to dining areas, beaches and pools and we had a great time.
Very relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a family to unwind. Didn't want to leave
the resort has gotten too big and where we were put it was right at the other end i had to get a lift back by buggy sometimes.
Amazing snorkelling some of the best we have had. Great waterpark kayaks, paddle boards etc. Plantation perfect if you are outdoorsy and have a family. We loved the volleyball and tennis mini golf too. Rooms nice and tidy, staff lovely. Great entertainment and kids club. Buffets were good too.
Great place to get away from it all!
We were recommended Plantation Island Resort by a few friends and it lived up to, if not exceeded our expectations. We and our kids loved it - the perfect family holiday location. Warm friendly staff who are passionate about kids.
Remember this is a 3 star resort, but at a 5 star location. We visited Radisson Blu in Denarau and this is a 5 star resort in a 2 star location (really rubbish beach). What are you visiting Fiji for? The resort / hotel or the location, atmosphere and culture? The beach at Plantation is amazing and the snorkelling great for the kids. Most activities are free.
Ask for a renovated room.
We met many families who have returned for their third or forth time. We will definitely be back!
We have just returned from our second trip to Plantation Island and were not disappointed. All 4 kids , my wife and myself had a great time and have returned rested, relaxed and planning to return next year.
If you want a family holiday that is Great Value, Fun and enjoyable. Plantation IS IT
Love this island and the renovations in progress are giving it the spruce up it needs.
We stayed in a two bedroom bure this time which worked really well for the kids however it is placed quite a distance from all the good stuff. (Pool etc) However this would work in our favour as it was quite quiet at night.
Food is fairly average but pricing is not too bad which is better on the wallet when travelling as a family. Dairy on site makes a nice touch.
Only downside is the lack of kitchen facilities. basically have a jug and cups. We brought our own breakfast foods so had to also brings bowls etc.
While the Main Bar, Buffet Restaurant and pools are starting to look a little tired Plantation Island Resort makes up for it in so many other ways. So many great activities for kids, great snorkelling off all the beaches and the food was amazing. I am a coeliac and found it very easy to eat around my food intolerances, not once having to eat the same meal twice. Loved It!
We had a wonderful time! Very child friendly! Great food and beautiful place !
Staff really tried to get to know the kids and got them involved. Buffet meal meant kids ate free which was great but food easy to get sick of.
What a great resort for families
Our first overseas trip for our kids with allergies had me initially concerned however the chefs were amazing and our children had so many options to choose from...if anything they over ate!!
Everything and everyone was all we anticipated we had the best time.
We were really impressed with the Resort - it was particularly good for children. The rooms were a little dated and could do with an upgrade and although the food was nice most the time, there were a couple of things which could have been nicer! Overall we had a lovely stay and would most likely return when our son is a bit older and able to participate in kids group. The shell village tour was a highlight.
Brilliant location. Friendly staff. Breakfast buffet was great. Lunches bought were expensive and ordinary. Buffet dinners and even local higher end restaurant dining was expensive yet basic. However, lots to do and the resort is perfect for families. The Island hop tour should spend more time snorkelling and avoid Malo Isle. Accommodation was excellent. Alcohol was often weak yet expensive. Overall, the attentive staff, entertainment for all....esp kids, accommodation, activities, weather and beautiful location outweighed any minor negatives. I would recommend the venue and happily return!
Wow what an amazing holiday we had. At Plantation you can do as much or as little as you like. The staff are just like family. They are so friendly and always have time for you. Kids club is filled with fun everyday and do an amazing job keeping the kids happy and entertained. If you wish to join in daytime and/or night time activities you will not be disappointed. Our room was serviced daily and the housekeeping staff are lovely, as is the yardsmen. The food was average and there was something to suit everyones taste. We will definately be back and shed a tear when we left.
Will be back. We loved it.
Plantation Island was beautiful, I would definitely recommend getting a beach bure, right on the beach front and the rooms are great. Lots of activities on the island, probably not somewhere you would go for a romantic type of holiday, it is ideal for families and groups! Food was not bad but not great.
This was a very special family get-together for my grand-daughter's wedding followed by a most relaxing holiday in the sun. I have stayed many times in the past and pleased to say that even with all the upgrading of accommodation and eating places etc the magic of the island still remains.
The property seems to have been upgraded since I was last there 2 years ago.
We had a wonderful stay. Certainly perfect for families. The staff were all lovely, food delicious and plenty of it and facilities and activities were great. Weather perfect.
Certainly a place I would want to go back to.
We enjoyed another wonderful family holiday on Plantation Island.
The people are so friendly and accommodating, the pace of life is especially relaxed as there is no traffic and no people haggling - a very safe environment for children. We booked a special offer holiday and that discount meant we could stay for almost 2 weeks instead of 1. We'll be looking out for that one again - superb value.
Great time away.
We stayed here 6 nights, and it was the best beach holiday I have had. You can snorkel right off the beach and the fish are amazing, not to mention the spectacular island view and the turquoise water.
They do tours from the island out to surfing spots, fishing tours, a dolphin tour (which was absolutely AMAZING), island hopping and snorkelling tours, to name a few. I am amazed by the friendliness of the people at the resort, the staff were absolutely amazing and accommodating for our entire stay, always smiling and genuinely happy to be there.
The food was pretty good, the buffet changes every night, we only had it once though and decided to eat at the restaurant the other nights. There are a few bars that serve great cocktails if you are into that, and there is also nightly entertainment.
The room was superb, we stayed in a beachfront bure which was spacious and extremely clean. I would definitely stay there again!! It has everything, from the adventurous holidayer to the relaxed tanner, to the families or groups of friends, Plantation Island Resort is fantastic. I will definitely be going there again!
This place is fantastic, it is 3 stars with 5 star location. Little bit worn but nothing to put you off going too. Food was avg for the most part, found Ananda's the best option for us for dinners. Would recommend to those on a budget or to those who want to save on up front costs, and spend money on the tourist stuff to do days trips off the island.
Went out of school holidays which I think was better. Paid for breakfast only which was great, then ate at other restaurants....plenty to choose from with other resorts on island as well. Staff just lovely. Went end of April and got great weather, not too hot, with warm water temps. Everything very reasonable including paid activities. Go look at the coral and fish at low tide on the main resort jetty where the cat comes in...like snorkeling on land!!!! Will be returning.
I traveled to Plantation Island with my two children aged 11 and 9. The place is in a fantastic spot. Beautiful beaches and fantastic weather. The resort itself has seen better days. Needs a lot of updating. Having said that the kids had a wonderful time. Lots of other children to make friends with and activities to keep them busy. Kids club was not designed for their age group. My son and daughter went once for 1 hour and refused to return. It really is only for small children. They were happy to just play around the pool with their new friends. The food is pretty ordinary. I purchases a food packaged which covered Breakfast, lunch and dinner. We ate in the large buffet restaurant for all 3 meals. Breakfast was good, lunch was also good, dinner was a bit hit and miss. We went off in boats to do our snorkeling and saw some amazing fish and coral. Dolphin tour was a must. Overall we had a great time.
Staff generally very friendly. Accomodation and service satisfactory.
I'd recommend Plantation to anyone with young kids. It's a little piece of paradise, beautiful beaches with snorkelling right on your doorstep. 3 different pools to choose from. Our kids loved the buffet, it was a novelty for them to go back up for more. We had such a relaxing holiday and would love to return some day.
I would highly recommend this resort for those with families of any ages. We had 2 11 yr olds and a 14 yr old. Rooms were neat and tidy with plenty of room for 5 of us. Service was always delivered with a smile and all workers at the resort were polite and accommodating. They were especially good towards the children. There was plenty to do whether you just want to relax with a book on a hammock or snorkel right off the beach or need a faster break. If you are after totally luxury however you need to remember that this is not a 5 star resort and should consider accordingly. For us as a family it was great.
Thank you to everyone at Plantation Island we look forward to coming back next year, we had the best holiday, it was so relaxing and everyone had a wonderful time.
Great family friendly place. They have something for everyone here. All ages are catered for, with babysitting, kids club and teenage club, with plenty of things for adults to do too (with or without the children ).
Some of the rooms are getting a little tired but I noticed that they are slowly renovating the place.
Having 3 pools and fantastic snorkeling right there made for a great trip.
My daughter had a new/refurbished 2 bed garden bure which was just lovely. My own garden bure was 'tired' but comfortable. Staff are delightful but sooooo slow ! Ol Copra Shed dining was just OK (fine for basic/filling breakfast) but Black Coral & Ananda's restaurants were both excellent !
Beautiful Island. Great snorkelling at sand bar & sunflower reef. Kids enjoyed Fish feeding off jetty with pretty coral right there! They Also enjoyed kids club & movie nights. Drinks staff very busy at dinner & takes too long just to get water. But was peak Easter time. Resort & room looking a bit tired but great value for money & most beautiful location. Room very clean & daily serviced. Our Bure right on beach! Most Beautiful sunsets & hammock at front door to sit in. Went to Lomani for dinner & is very posh- adults only. So very happy with Plantation for our family. Could have a few more plain steamed vegetables & plain pasta at dinner for kids to eat. Great themed buffets otherwise. Beautiful affordable freshwater pearl jewelry at art gallery on hill. Bit of a walk up hill. Kids most disappointed inflatable water park not up when we thought it would be fixed by our trip.
We had a great time!
Fantastic location, nice beaches where you can snorkel right off the beach in calm waters and see plenty of fish. Food isn't flash, didn't find service very good either, but if you can get past all that you will love your time here, just beautiful.
We loved the simple pleasures of the water, kayaks, pools, bars, kids club, and lifestyle. Kids were busy everyday, made friends, which means we were all happy. Just beautiful people.
Best holiday we have ever had, Thank you !!!
Good value for money. Went as a group and totally enjoyed our stay.
The staff were amazing, woukd love it if rooms had kitchen facilities.
The only people who ever complain about this place are those who go for the meal plan. My tip is don't do a meal plan. We eat at Musket Cove most nights and the food is 5 star and more affordable than Plantation.
This was our first overseas family holiday with our boys aged 9, 7 & 5. All 3 boys had a great time at Plantation Island and my husband and I had a chance to relax. We are now saving to book our next holiday to Plantation Island.
Plantation and Fiji as a whole is such a friendly place. Fiji time is definitely present at plantation but do not mistake the lack of sense of urgency, for lack of service, this is just how they do things here. When you leave the island you will feel like you are saying bye to family, this is how the Fijians make you feel. Especially if you take the time to ask how they are and about their life. The experience on plantation is so lovely due to the people and the bonus is the beautiful beach and the warm weather. We have holidayed here the second time now, the experience much the same. The first time the food was served in the larger restaurant where they hold functions and for some reason was not as great as this latest trip but still fine. The buffet this time was varied and very tasty. It's not fine dining but very good. The accomodation is not modern, but it is comfortable. The resort as a whole is modern and yes probably a lot of things require attention and renovation but for us this isn't important. The experience of the culture, the beach, the people is what makes plantation a lovely place to visit. Most of the other visitors are also very friendly and it's easy to make unexpected friends holidaying on plantation too, they will most likely be Australian too! The only complaint we would have is the behaviour of some bogan Aussies who can't control their alcohol but even that was minimal. Overall a very worthwhile, money's worth, lovely lovely place to visit. Highly recommended. Take the time to do land tours to villages or even just the shell village trip to show your kids how little some people have but are still happy. Also snorkelling out on sand bank is great too!
Staff where friendly, room was spacious, location was magnificent, will go there again for sure.
We took our family, 3 adult married children and their husband/wives, and 5 grandchildren. We stayed in beachfront bures next to each other and had the most fantastic time. The bures were modern and immaculate, and catered for the little ones. The snorkelling off the beach was absolutely magic, dining varied and first class, staff amazing and a private function I organised for my husbands birthday was the most perfect location, super attentive attendants, and the most perfect night. We will defiantly return to Plantation Island again.
I should say Plantation Island Resort is the best accommodation on the Malolo Lailai island. It has all the facilities and nothing much to complaint actually. Maybe we were there during off peak season, we feel that their service is good, room a bit dated but we don't mind as we were not in the room all the time. The sea is beautiful, sunset view is superb. The ferry Malolo Cat 4 is a fast, safe ferry, took 50 min to reach the resort. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who would like to go malolo lailai. Thanks to Mr Issey of Plantation Island Resort, he took care of us, whenever we have any problem, he will be there at the reception counter to sort out . Also thanks to Joana of travel online.
Beautiful location, friendly staff, good meal plan and lots of delish food. I'm a vego and was very happy with my meals. The kids spent all day in the pool or in the ocean snorkelling, kayaking, swimming. They are 7, 5 and 4 and we're never bored. Kids club activities like tie dying tshirst or making donuts were a free plus. Nightly movie for kids in the best air con and other games like limbo contest were just ideal. We loved it and couldn't have asked for a better first Fiji holiday. I took snacks for the kids which was useful on plane, coach and ferry trips and just generally. Well worth it all round. Vinaka fiji.
Loved our time there and do hope to return in the not too distant future...
Everything was excellent.
Apart from two of us out of five had slight tummy upsets it was great.
Enjoyed the stay great location good activities for children of all ages. Food a bit expensive. Great service from the Fijian people.
We had a great trip everything went smoothly and the staff were wonderful
Perfect little Island for the whole family was happy with the accomodation,food choices and value. The people were beautiful and everybody knew each other by name. Wonderful will definitely be back
Amazing location .....and a pleasant surprise with this Resort. I'm a 5 star girl and was nervous about the mixed reviews I had read on this resort. For a 3 star property, plantation Island is a little gem!!!! The location is breathtaking and definitely 5 star and the rooms much more than their 3 star rating!!! The bures were spacious and homey, with everything you need. The resort is definitely 5 star in its exceptional value for money!!! The services provided such as a bakery, supermarket, coffee and smoothie hut, snack bar and 3 different restaurants meant everyone's needs and budgets are accounted for. It was wonderful to have an A la Carte and Buffett option. Buffet dining is not my thing and I was greatly impressed by the Standard of A La Carte dining. The 3 course menu was brilliant and the food quality and service was fantastic.
Me and my husband just spent 5 nights here. I will say that after reading all the reviews I was a little nervous but we had such a great time, everything was great.
Reconnect with your family away from technology at this beautiful island resort. We had a modern 2 bedroom garden bure close to the beach. Picture perfect beach just metres from our front door with snorkeling and kayaking all day. Dining and entertainment at night was lovely. Only down side was not many other older kids / teens - but this turned out ok cause we all enjoyed our family time together.
Plantation Island was the perfect holiday spot for our family. Kids had a ball, we got couple time; plenty to do but also very relaxing. The staff are extremely friendly and location just beautiful. Thank you.
Tropical paradise in terms of clear blue water, white sand and very friendly people. No annoying commercialization and absolutely peaceful and quiet. Quite expensive though.
Good value lovely location lovely people was a lot of children so if you're not into kids noise probably not the place for you we had a great time.
Good for kids, staff make the holiday
Overall it was a great family holiday - perfect for families with younger kids. My wife is a vegetarian, and there were very few options for her at meal time, but otherwise the food was OK. The staff are friendly, and helpful, and the atmosphere is generally relaxed. Anything extra - drinks, trips etc, are fairly expensive. I wasn't very impressed with the kids club - it appeared under staffed, and at times was more like child minding. But our kids weren't interested anyway - three pools, the lagoon, and plenty of other kids to play with, kept them completely entertained.
We loved our stay, the people at the resort are very friendly and helpful, special mention to Michael, Mataeo and Richard.
Great island, friendly staff, enjoyable.
Loved it!! So much better than expected. Garden terrace accommodation was fantastic.great size room. Clean. Views!
Could do with some more lunch options, but all around fabulous.
Great value for my money very happy with everything.
We will be back...and soon!
Awesome resort, great rooms and facilities. Lots of extra activities. Kids well looked after and it suited them well. There is a great water park off shore and water slides. Staff very friendly.
Location was perfect, beautiful beaches and snorkelling abundant.
Only downside was the food. It was only average and less than at the kids eat free restaurant. Overall a good place to stay.
Kids love it here. Parents love it here.
The beach was meters from the door of our room and you could snorkel right there, free use of kayaks, friendly staff and tidy resort. You didn't necessarily need Fijian dollars as you could charge everything to the room and although we didn't have children staying with us, the other guest's children seemed thoroughly happy and entertained
Buffett had something to suit everyone
Just back and everything was excellent. We had a new 2 bed bungalow and very spacious. Didn't do the meal plan as ate elsewhere.
A great relaxing holiday would highly recommend.
Had an amazing stay, can not fault anything or anybody, the people & the place were beautiful, we love "Fiji Time" ;)
Just got back from a week at Plantation. It was really great. Plenty to do or just laying by pool reading. Weather was stunning, hotel staff were wonderful and service was great. Food was really good although we are a bit sick of buffets but the choices were very good - something for everyone. Activities were on everyday and you could join in or not - no pressure. The hotel room we had was fine - garden view, ground floor, 2 mins walk from jetty and all the amenities. Had plenty of elbow room for our bags and our son and us...tea, coffee and fridge for cold wine! We didnt go for super fancy room as barely spent much time in there anyway. Thoroughly recommend Plantation Island as fantastic break for families.
Enjoyed the resort very much. You can do as little or as much as you like. Staff and service very good. Beachfront bures are the best!
All up we were very happy with our stay on Plantation Island and would recommend the resort to anyone but mostly to families with primary aged children. There were however many couples without children who were having a great time. There is plenty to do but if you don't want to do anything then that is fine too. I was a bit disappointed with the Kids Club which seemed a bit too casual for my liking. The activities were good and parents were welcome to join in with the kids but I didn't feel happy leaving them in the care of the staff. Take inflatable toys for the pool (rings are good for going down the slide), snack food, pegs, and long sleeves for the evenings at this time of year. There were no bugs around which was good. Make sure you understand where kids eat free and where they don't as we found this very confusing. A week was the perfect length of time for us.
This resort was the perfect location and really good for kids, entertainment and activities was great and the staff really organized. I had a great time.
Such a beautiful setting in a relaxed environment. Parts of the resort are a little tired (eg. deck chairs, mini golf course, buildings) but you can't expect 5 star facilities from a 3 star resort. These minor details do not detract from the rest which is amazing.
We loved our stay. Although our kids were a little young to make the most of all the activities we still enjoyed the beach, the water, the food and the resort overall. The only negative for us was the kids club - it was a little run down. Toys were broken and dirty but the activities organised were great for kids a little older than our 1 & 3 year old. Our accommodation in a garden terrace was clean and spacious. Overall we loved the island and would definitely return.
From mum to dad and children this place has it all, feel like you have come home from the moment you step off the boat
Enjoyed the laid back style...would like to see some mossie protection plugs etc in bures
Loved the grounds and beach. Some repair work needed on large pool as tiles in centre are extemely sharp I cut myself when I pulled myself up.
An absolutely beautiful place to stay. All the staff were very helpful, friendly and very accommodating. The food was great. Something different each night. Plenty of activities if that's what you want or just a great place to relax.
Our daughter and son in law organised a stay for us at the Island because they know we really love the place. Fantastic snorkelling. Beautiful people.
great food great location.
Just spent the last week in a beach front bure and had the best time. Great for the kids, with plenty to do in kids club or on the beach. Swimming and snorkling was great. Sunsets are incredible, so take a few drinks and sit outside your room and enjoy.
This was our first time in Fiji and absolutely loved Plantation Island. Accommodation right on the beach, great activities, good value for money and the friendliest people in the world. A great family holiday.
We will be going back next year with more people.. Had a great time can not fault the staff..
Did not book for long enough!
Very relaxing, plenty of choice of activities, however I really enjoyed the quiet down time and peacefulness of the Island. The Sunday church service was spiritual and the singing of Hymns by the locals was angelic.
We only stayed a few days, for friends wedding, but thought it was a good place to stay. We'd go back with our kids another time.
I cannot see how anyone could fail not to love this place.True paradise, loads of fun.
We had the best time while on the island, the staff are pleasant and always happy, especially Wes at the Coco Hut.
The nannies are amazing, caring and loving to the children, you always feel safe, especially Sarah and Ester
Food and variety was great
New Years Eve we had a blast on the beach
We love Plantation, we stay in the beachfront bures, people are lovely, rooms clean and tidy, location A+! Only downfall as every visit is the food it needs improvement.
Was a great holiday ..great location, beautiful people we enjoyed it a lot... Only thing I recommend is a bit more entertainment after dinner we found that after our meal there wasn't much to do apart from the 2 nights that they had the firedancers and the staff entertainment night but apart from that everything was awesome.
Lovely holiday, such a friendly resort. Excellent staff. Perfect family bure. Amazing location. We will visit again.
Plantation Island was AMAZING! It is extremely family friendly - but the kids make it cute! We have a garden Bure and it was DELICIOUS! I definently recommend the Bure's over the hotel rooms - totally worth paying a bit more. The people on the island are the nicest people in the world! They are SO lovely and SO helpful. The food is average but the cocktails are GREAT! If a restful relaxing peaceful holiday on a beautiful island is what you have in mind - then this is the place for you!
brilliant. beautiful location. grest kids club and babysitters.
Was our 2nd visit & just as wonderful as our first time. The great staff are what makes the resort what it is. They are so friendly and helpful, nothing is a problem for them. They are always happy & create such a positive environment. Was so nice to see many of the staff again from our 1st visit!
We loved our stay at plantation island resort the staff are exceptional they went above and beyond for us! There are daily activities to do everyday or you can just relax! We were so happy with everything the only downfall was no tvs in the room but that wasn't that big of a deal! We will definitely be going back!
Our favourite place - 6th time over there. Renos happening at moment but did not impact on our stay. Staff absolutely amazing, nothing is too much trouble. Went for a friends wedding it was wonderful.
Beautiful part of the world wish we had longer there. The Fijian people are what makes Fiji such a wonderful place the are truely beautful souls.
Really nice setting where you could do plenty or absolutely nothing but relax. Nice flat resort for easy to get around walking for us not-so-young holidayers.
This is our 2nd trip to Plantation in 2 years - we LOVE! The entire staff is so very welcoming. We were constantly greeted by name and the staff made such a fuss of our children - we were so touched to be remembered from last year. Thank you Plantation for Isa Lei tonight - your voices are extraordinary and we were delighted to be included as you sang tonight.
The best place for families - we will be back...hopefully next year :)
Also thanks travelonline for being great to deal with for this trip :)
Plantation is not new, or ritzy, but it is in a gorgeous location. We will never stay on the mainland of Fiji again. The island is lovely. Recommend trying the restaurants at the near by resorts. Buffet ok.
We had a fantastic holiday thank you
Great spot for a family
A great spot for families, very friendly and helpful staff.
Enjoyed Plantation - would recommend it to anyone.
We booked a pool room which was excellent and very quiet, even with a busy pool out front. Kids had a ball and I think we'll be back next year. Didnt and wouldn't do the meal plan, the Black coral restaurant is excellent instead.
We had a very relaxing time, the location and services were excellecnt. We hope to take our children and grand children one day.
We have the most wonderful time. After staying at the Warwick the previous year, I would definately return to Plantation for my family holiday. The only problem with the room Beach front motel Room 136) was the air conditioning didnt work properly and with no ventilation to the room ( we locked the doors at night for obvious reasons) it was very hot, the fans didnt quite cut it.
Other than that our stay was wonderful!!!
Beautiful location, large comfortable room (Garden Terrace), affordable destination and a good range of food and activities. Would recommend to families with school age children. The resort is older and shows signs of its age in areas but this didn't affect our stay.
its the 3rd time we have been to Plantation Island. Its the people that make this place special. They have kind hearts and big smiles and are always welcoming. The snorkelling is also fantastic. Walking straight off the beach to the coral and the fish. I would recommend this place to everyone.
The staff need to be commended, they are so friendly and really make your stay.
The only negative was the beds were too firm and very uncomfortable, but resort was amazing with the kids, location was awesome and very clean
Had a wonderful time, very relaxing :)
What a wonderful place for a holiday. We went for a wedding ,and this was a great place for it. Couldn't fault the staff. Was great if you wanted to relax or there was plenty to do. Would go back anytime.
will definitely go back with the kids and another family.
If looking for a relaxing family holiday, Plantation is great. Snorkling perfect, the bluest water I have ever seen.
We had a bure in a fantastic position up near Lomani end of the beach. Much quieter and great for families with children.
Plantation Island resort is really relaxed and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The beach is amazing and very safe for littlies. We found everything very satisfactory and as you'd expect for a 3 star resort, the accommodation was a little tired, the food was occassionally a little overdone but the overall experience was fantastic.
Absolutely fantastic,no complaints,if I had to make one,it would be that our stay wasn't long enough
We had a fabulous time. Island is beautiful, and with the other two resorts on the island you are never bored. Cant wait to go back!
Wow What a place it's my 2nd visit & I hope not my last visit first time I went with my kids & richie was fantastic. This time I went with my mum & isammy was the man so with staff like that they can't lose.
Excellent location, way exceeded our expectations. Brand new 2 bed bure was great too. Lots for families to do with other resorts to dine at also. Island hopping trip great
My family and I enjoyed our first overseas holiday and have many wonderful memories. The water and weather were fantastic.
The kids loved the kids club and all the activities on the Island. Our daughter enjoyed having her whole head braided .The prices were fantastic and so was the food. The buffet dinner changed daily and there was plenty for everyone to pick from.The staff were very friendly and the whole experience was amazing.
We enjoyed a few cocktails and the evening entertainment and my wife loved the 1hour massage while I enjoyed a scuba dive.
My wife was also treated by the staff singing her a happy birthday.
This resort is family friendly and we are already thinking about our next trip. Our daughter cried the whole boat transfer back to Nadi.
Although the rooms were very big and excellent for us. They were no where near new and some people may think they are in need of improvement. I thought they were fine.
Also please remember to drink the bottled water although staff will constantly remind you of this.
We booked all of our holiday through Travelonline and would do this again. It all ran very smoothly and had no troubles with anything.
We had an absolute ball at plantation Island Fiji. It was our first time to Fiji and we thought it was the ultimate family getaway. It was relaxing but there was also so many activities and tours to keep you busy if you chose to. Plantation Island was friendly, fun and great for kids. Every night there was entertainment like cultural dance shows, bands and kids discos. The kids club was excellent for the kids which kept them entertained with crab hunting, fish feeding, t-shirt painting and nightly movies. The location was stunning with crystal clear water which was perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Overall we loved our holiday and are already planning for another trip to plantation Island next year.
We spent one week in Plantation Island (14-20 June 2013) and had a great time. The staff in the hotel are all so nice and the beach is safe. It is not your 5 star resort that you may know from the coral coast area, but sometimes you can't even swim there. Plantation Island is perfect for families.
We usually stay on the Coral Coast and as a couple without children would not select a family style resort to holiday. However as we travelled with friends how have children, we decided to 'get it a go' and we are very pleased that we did!
Apart from a few minor service issues and the food selection, this was a fantastic trip. The staff were friendly and it is also great to see that they are spending money on renovating the resort and the new accommodation that opens next week looks fantastic.
We will definitely be heading back!
This is a fantastic place to go, especially if your a family with young children!
Had a fantastic time. Friendly kind people who could not do enough for you. We will be returning next year.
Overall beautiful place to spend a week. Lots of food options. Good kids club & babysitting.
We could not ask for more as a family short break. Spacious grounds, 3 different style pools. Inclusive water activities, crystal clear water. I guess the only thing about the resort if I had to find a negative, lack if shade at the beach. We didn't opt for all inclusive food, but were happy with al a carte & snack bar options. Also we tried musket cove resort next door. It was perfect, we didn't even utilise the kids club.
The staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome.
Food was average. Accommodation was fine.
The staff did a great job with kids.
Plantation island resort was fantastic to get away from it all with the family. The service was excellent and the resort itself amazingly beautiful. Between the beach, the 3 swimming pools and the evening shows there was a enough to entertain everyone for the whole week we stayed there.
The resort is very well catered for families with a variety of restaurant, a kids club and lovely babysitters.
We just want to go back there!
The People ,warm ,smiling and welcoming people, we were impressed, the only inconvenience in the room, a much needed toaster and a clock.
We stayed in the Garden Tce Room for 2 nights then we moved into our Beachfront Bure which was great 209, they are the Bures you want anything with a 2 in front of it. I would recommend getting the meal plan though, we only got breakfast and wished we had gotten dinner as well. EXCELLENT kids activites during the day then movie night for them and from 8pm adult activities, with dancing and drinking and Kava Time. Great snorkelling, to the right of jetty. Anandas Supermarket was great for buying fresh bread and cheese rolls and fruit for lunch times. Local Beers about $6 FJD. We will go back.
A great place to stay. Not 5 star but with the kids thats not needed. A fanastic location and a very good place top stay at.
Resort beautifully located, coped with influx of school holiday crowd well, let down by less friendly staff and not great quality food, but good for families, great beach and pools, supermarket etc...good family holiday location...
We were a family group of 12 people some who had been to Fiji before and stayed at other locations and some for their first Fijian holiday. We all throughly enjoyed our stay at Plantation some of our group did not have children but they were equally happy with the resort. The activities offered were extensive and catered for all guests. The food was great with plenty of variety and always served with that beautiful Fijian smile.
We would certainly return to Plantation again!
Beautiful location - great for those on a budget.
My kids are aged 9, 11 and 13 and they had a ball. Loved the parasailing and snorkling. My sister and I even walked around the island. Great for families... and the cocktails were great!!!
Mostly we had a wonderful time. The location and upkeep was great, considering the natural disasters experienced of late. The people were friendly. The value for money was outstanding in all areas (especially the free water sports activities on offer) except for the food. The minimal offering of fruit and vegetables was intolerable and led us to source other locations for meals. Otherwise, thanks for a great experience.
At first I was disappointed with the island. it was so run down and the staff were not very helpful. On our second night the resort flooded and this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The staff went above and beyond for all the guests as the main areas had flooded I.e. Kids club, the resturant etc. the was all relocated to there muich nicer resturant and facilities and we had a ball. We find everythnig well priced and the food overall was good. Some nights were a lot better than others but overall I cant complain about the food. It was our first family holiday overseas and we have a fabulous time.
We went to Plantaion when Treasure shut down due to cyclone damage. We've been to Plantation before and knew what to expect. Real pluses - being able to scuba dive with Subsurface, an EXCELLENT dive shop, and diving some new to us reefs - fabulous! and the way the PIR management handled the pro-active evacuation to higher ground in anticipation of a possible tsunami from the Solomons earthquake on Feb 6.
we had a few hicups with the dinning but overall was an enjoyable holiday.
We spent a week here in July last year and another week in January this year. Jan was a lot hotter. Lots of time spent in the water to cool off. I thought the food wasn't as good as the July stay. Overall still enjoyed Plantation Island - 3rd stay.
Very warm welcome to start our time on the island, the staff were very friendly especially Bill and Sammi. Our accommodation in the beach bure room 202 was absolutely fantastic right at the water. Each morning after breakfast l would recommend the snorkelling as the reef is beautiful. I did feel they only thing missing was more activities eg basket weaver etc would have been better. Otherwise great island resort.
While we would have preferred to stay on a smaller island, Plantation was an ok alternative. Most staff were very friendly, and I would recommend to people who don't expect everything to be 5 star. The resort itself is a little run down, but we totally enjoyed our time on the island.
Truly one of our beautiful parts of the world a great Island feel Vinaka x
Our holiday at Plantation Island resort with our 5yr old twins was fantastic!! So relaxing, great weather. The staff are amazing and so friendly and helpful. I would definetly recommend staying there and we are planning our next trip back. Only drawback was food items (eg nibbles, chips,lollies, ice blocks) and some snack meals are quite pricey. Would be better prepared next time.
Excellent location, great service and suited to families