Ratings are averaged based on 326 reviews.
A great place for families
Great staff - really made the trip enjoyable - very friendly and helpful
Stayed here before, property has been updated since then with more works underway, recommended for families.
We have just returned from 11 nights in Fiji with 5 nights at the Plantation Island Resort. Having to leave the resort was the only bad part of our holiday, we NEVER wanted to leave and now have severe post holiday blues. Our family of 5 and our friends (also a family of 5) stayed in side by side beachfront bures, with hammocks to relax in and the beach literally a few steps from our door. The activities for the kids were endless and they didn't even use the kids club (which I heard was fabulous). We snorkelled, rode bikes to Musket Cove, visited the village on Malolo Island, kayaked, sailed, got massages, went on the inflatable waterpark, fishing charter, and then there was the relaxing by the pool or beach. Thank you to the wonderful staff and people of Fiji for a fabulous holiday! We will be back (we would come back tomorrow if we could).
Although the resort itself is a little run down, the kids had a great time. Lots of beach to explore and things to occupy their time. Standard of food exceeded my expectations.
This was our 3rd trip to PIR and once again we loved it. We absolutely love this island and will be back for our 4th trip.
The location is great, they have well protected beaches on both sides, if one side is a bit windy then the other side will be flat so always great for swimming and snorkeling. Kids loved the waterparks and snorkelling around the jetty, as that’s where the best coral and fish are. We were 2 families travelling, 4 adults and 6 kids in total, aged from 6 to 12. Kids enjoyed kids club, always plenty for them to do there, they have an indoor and outdoor play ground, trampoline and even a jumping castle made an appearance. The Bula Bikes were great, although it can get expensive if you start hiring for multiple days but the staff were very helpful and even struck up a deal for us. The bikes came in very handy when we needed to get to the Traders Market at Musket Cove to get bread as we took a toaster to make a quick breakfast for the kids. We took a lot of chips and biscuits to snack on during the day, we still ate lunch and dinner from the resort. It’s a lovely resort in a fantastic location, be sure to do your research and have a plan of what activities you want to do, although your on Fiji time your holiday goes very quick and soon your back to reality. Vinaka to all the staff.
Could not fault the Island at all
Exceeded my expectations, was such a great easy holiday with kids and we'll be going back soon.
Fantastic holiday, great snorkelling and friendly staff. We will be back.
Bula. We are a mature age couple but enjoyed our time immensely. Our family are looking to stay with a group of friends in November and the children will have an absolute ball. The beach, water, and views are beautiful. We managed to score a gorgeous sunset on our last night there. A couple of days were affected by the cyclone off Tonga, but we were still able to swim and walk around. The Ol Copra Shed/restaurant appears a little dark and would look amazing with lighter furniture, fixtures and painting, but otherwise the staff were atypical Fiji - friendly, smiling and ever helpful. If you need supermarket items, the store at Musket Cove - a 10 min walk, has a great variety and at good prices for an island shop. We had a 2 bed garden bure and it is spacious and clean. Would love to return.
You can't beat Plantation for location, picture perfect beach with fabulous snorkeling straight off the beach. Always lovely staff. Accommodation is fairly basic but adequate, be sure to take repellant as mosquitos are big and ferocious. Breakfast buffet is extensive and dinner perfectly acceptable but if you want decent coffee you need to go to the little coffee shop. We were fortunate enough to be there for the Valentines day dinner (extra charge but worth every penny) The chef excelled producing a meal as good as I have eaten in hatted Sydney restaurants, fillet steak and lobster tail, and even a chocolate sphere with honey panna cotta inside, which melted when the warm sauce was poured over it.
The staff are the most friendly helpful people you could ever hope to find. Nothing is too much trouble. The pools were fabulous and nothing is crowded or rushed. Truly enjoyable family holiday destination, we will be returning.
We have discovered a holiday paradise for our family.
Clean rooms, friendly helpful staff, fresh food daily, loads of activities to enjoy, entertainment, cultural walks, something for everyone, crystal blue waters, daily cruises to enjoy, best of snorkling, bikes for hire, a true paradise.
Great resort location and facilities for what you pay. Recommend the bike hire.
Me and my family loved Plantation Island Resort amazing location, heaps to do for people of all ages. Very beautiful and relaxing. Food was super tasty but was expensive. Highly recommended.
It was great we all had a great time, the stuff were very welcoming.
we enjoyed the weather, the beautiful sea, the water activities, the smoothies.
Resort basic but suited our young family. gorgeous location, lots to do and well priced. Friendly staff. Would return
A great stay. Terrific welcome, lovely people.
A good beach with a reef with good snorkeling and tropical fish. A well kept site and a good choice of food and drinks.
A haven for relaxing. Compared to other Fijian resorts I'd say Plantation has more kids/families, less night time activities and bar life. All in all, the service wasn't the best in Fiji, but for the beaches and value for money it was pretty good. I'd go back.
Plantation Island was absolutely fantastic. We loved our holiday and will be back.
We loved our stay at plantation resort. We travelled there as a part of a wedding. The room was a 2bdr garden bure, which for our family of 4 was more than big enough and would certainly cater for a larger family as well. Over all the people and service were all amazing with only a couple of people / staff who were not so friendly.
We would definitely love to return and as our kids get bigger it would only continue to get better :))
I have stayed at Plantation Is. before but they have renovated it since. The 2 bedroom garden bure that we stayed in was excellent. Perfect for our family of 4 with still being able to use the lounge when the kids went to bed. Although it was a garden bure it was only about 30m to the beach, with a slight sea view from the patio. Highly recommend the room type. The resort itself is great for families, kids club is perfect with their daily activities and the babysitters were amazing and cheap. My daughter didn't want to leave her babysitter when we went home. Choice of restaurants were good, highly recommend Black Coral the food is fantastic. We had the meal plan and highly recommend it.
Overall, loved plantation island and will go back again!
I have stayed at Plantation many times and it is always lots of fun. Staff are so welcoming and willing to help. The island itself it beautiful. The owners have been renovating over several years and have updated bures and added new ones.
Our family really enjoyed our time at plantation island. Awesome children’s facility’s and wonderful location. Food choices were a bit limiting but we were able to explore the surrounding resorts for a bit of choice this did however increase the overall cost of the trip. Overall a wonderful experiance that we would book again.
Stayed at plantation island resort for 5 nights with 2 kids (6,2) and we all loved it! The island itself is beautiful and water is amazing as the photos!
The poolside room was clean and spacious and had a nice Fijian vibe, it wasn’t modern 5 star hotel room but wasn’t bad at all. All the staff there are so friendly, kids club was great and always did cool activities which Mr 6 loved. We also got a babysitter several times for Mr 2 which I was hesitant about before arriving and seeing for myself, they were great! Breakfast buffet was great and had different themes for dinner each night our fav was Mexican. Cocktails and drinks were pricey but were delicious!
We loved the beach and water sports, Mr 6 and his dad loved the water park! Packed reef shoes but didn’t need them.
We really enjoyed jet skiing and the $20 snorkel! Massage was really relaxing but book in early! Also recommended hiring bikes as there is a fair bit of walking around the island. Overall loved plantation island resort and would definitely return!
No Hurry No Worry, that is the Fijian Mantra, we LOVE Fiji and once again used Travel online to book our third trip. From booking our holiday to coming home, everything went as planned. The website is easy to use and someone is always on hand t answer a question. Thank you Team, we cant wait to do it all over again.
Riding the bula bikes around the island everyday was awesome! This place was a great island stay and we wpuld definitely stay here again
You cannot beat this location. A gorgeous island paradise. We stayed for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves but you do have to expect 3* facilities. The staff were mostly really friendly and once we'd found the black coral restaurant we were happy with the food (the buffet was not our cup of tea at all).
The Oasis pool was lovely, the ocean pool adequate for kids but the kids pool was pretty ordinary with a slide and no shade at all.
The highlight of our trip was the school tour and the snorkelling - both amazing. Drinks and food were very expensive - glad we took some of our own for lunches.
Overall we had a lovely time.
Overall stay was perfect. Perfect location for a family holiday. Staff were very friendly in the activities area and most resturant and bar staff were too.
Pristine beaches, snorkelling at your doorstep, free water activities, 3 pools to choose from, water park to amuse the kids for hours all on a little piece of paradise. This was our 2nd trip to Plantation and none of us wanted to leave. Highly recommended for families with kids.
Great location for beautiful beaches and snorkling. The water park is great for kids.
Beautiful location.Lots to do for families, kids loved the water park and kayaks. Fantastic snorkeling off the beach. Staff could have been more helpful .
We booked Plantation island for a family holiday because my husband & I had been there three times previously & it really didn't disappoint.
Stunning part of the world and the FIJI people were great. The kids had a good time.
Amazing place to stay. So relaxing and great facilities to keep the kids busy. The postcard perfect fiji island getaway. Great food, amazing views and food. Couldn't fault it!
We love plantation. This was our 4th trip and everything was awesome. Every time we return we are greeted by staff who remember us. Can't wait till next year for our next trip.
We had a wonderful time at Plantation Island Resort. Beautiful people and a lovely destination, waterpark fantastic for our kids (aged 13 and 11), bikes were a great way to resort hop. The only criticism was were looking forward to 'fresh' fruit and veg by day 5. Very relaxing, loved it.
Was beautiful and relaxing. Time slowed down. Staying beachfront is really worth the extra.
Kids loved it, we loved it. Beautiful spot and perfect weather. We came back fully relaxed and chilled. Plantation has everything you want in a holiday.
We loved Plantation Island can't wait to go back. 5 nights really wasn't enough so much to do - what a wonderful part of the world
This was an ideal resort for families with lots to do - sailing, paddle boarding, snorkelling and an awesome water park. Not ideal for adults due to multitudes of children. Dining options were really limited, possibly due to one of the restaurants being closed for renovation. If you don't fancy the buffet and want to go a la carte (where the food is way better) you need to book at least a day in advance. The Snack Hut is awesome for cheap food but limited opening hours. Overall a really enjoyable stay.
Our first time overseas as a family and couldn't of picked a better place. Amazing all round.
Planation island was a wonderful holiday for my family. the kids had more than enough activities to keep them VERY happy. The kids club was fantastic. The flexibility of the eating plan meant we could feed the kids early and then eat an 'adult' dinner a bit later without any hassles of two dining times.
Overall a wonderful holiday and a place that we will be returning too.
What more could you ask for. .....perfect weather, swimming, activities & Fijian people.
We love Fiji as our family holiday & have visited on 3 occasions now & each time we relax, have fun & enjoy ourselves so will definitely be back.
This is the ultimate Fiji time experience. The resort is casual, friendly and relaxing.
Our family had an amazing stay at Plantation Island Resort and once again the staff were fantastic. We all enjoyed water sports, endless days of swimming in crystal clear water and smiling staff everywhere we went. We can't wait to return.
Overall the stay was lovely.
The resort is generally looking a little tired and could use a wee facelift, but this didn't get in the way at all, and the rooms were clean and well maintained.
Food options are pretty limited, and the main restaurant is a little overpriced for what you get.
There are loads of fun activities on offer.
The staff were, without exception, super lovely, friendly, helpful.. extra big shout out to the beautiful team in the CocoHut. Great personal service and so so lovely.
Loved the place, chilling out on the island and just relaxing. Getting there and back was hard work with the kids but a stop off at the Day spa at Nadi on the way home was well worth the visit. The snorkelling at Plantation and at nearby reefs was sensational. I'd go back there tomorrow.
A great family paradise. Plenty to do. Beautiful, amazing snorkelling right off the beach. Views, weather, location stunning.
Great people, great location, fantastic
Many buildings need a paint or a spruce up, but every activity you would want with a young family, excellent buffet with good variety, and an endlessly warm and helpful staff make Plantation island a wonderful family holiday. Our daughter loved the kids club which included craft, playground, bouncy castle, cultural activities, sports and beach games and even Fijian Dancing. She was begging us to let her go there!
Good holiday. Service was always amazing. Probably would of liked the option to have the stand alone Bure that was actually bigger and had walls to the ceiling and separate rooms. Loved everything about the holiday.
Highly recommend for families. Our kids loved kids club and wanted to stay with the babysitter. So many things to do and everyone is so friendly and extremely welcoming. Can't thank the staff enough for making this the best family holiday we've had! We will be back next year.
This is a great destination for families with everything well set-up but the "welcoming" staff member we had has room for improvement. The Black Coral restaurant service wasn't good and the food was average but the buffet meal in the other restaurant was good. But in spite of these little glitches, this is a great destination for a family holiday.
A great spot to take children on holiday who prefer to swim and play without having to pack and move on every day or so. Everything on the 'doorstep'
Fiji is getting a little expensive!
We will be back again! :)
Second time at Plantation. Yes needs a bit of an update. Beachfront Bure fantastic , friendly staff , snorkelling and kids facilities fantastic ! Love this place. Will return for sure !
We really enjoyed our time at Plantation Island. Our kids are 12 and 14 and could roam around the resort freely and enjoy the many things to do with or without us. The beach huts are really close to the water and the view is beautiful. The staff are lovely and the food in the dining area was great. Don't have expectations higher than 3 stars otherwise you may be disappointed. It was a fun holiday and one I would highly recommend!
We continue to return to Plantation as you are part of the Family. If you want to do nothing and just play with kids and swim, ride bikes. this is great.
The food is very simple, Breakfast dinner plan is the way to go as very expensive if not in package. snack bar if you want lunches is the best bet. Rooms are clean but not flash. Have not found a better location.
We are a family of 6, and we just fell in love with Plantation Island!! The location was just perfection, the grounds were amazing, surround by fabulous beaches, amazing snorkelling straight out off the beach! We really enjoyed the food, and the staff were beautiful... We cant wait to go back..
Its imortant to keep n mind this is a 3 star resort, so a few things are a little run down, like tiles missing out of the pool here and there, the bures are in the process of getting renovated... These imperfections did not effect my stay at all. You need to choose to look past these things and accept plantation as it is, a home away from home
Really enjoyed our holiday as you can do as much or as little as you want which was nice.
The staff are always happy to see you and treat you like you are family.
So relaxing and perfect to recharge. Resort staff are beautiful people.
We spent a wonderful family holiday at Plantation Island Resort at the start of November. This was our second time as a family to have our holiday there. This time we were lucky enough to go with our parents and sibings. The location and atmosphere is relaxing. The staff are accommodating and always go that extra step to make your stay enjoyable. We celebrated two birthdays while on the island and the kitchen staff made the most yummy cakes and the staff sang the birthday song which was a great experience.
Dan at the dive shop is very helpful and we were happy to see him again.
The kids club has a great range of activities to suit all ages.
I recommend going out to Cloud 9. It was worth the trip.
Anandas Restaurant has a diverse dinner menu and the playground next to the restaurant was great for our daughter to play in whilst we enjoyed our dinner.
Thank you so much to all at Plantation Island for our enjoyable and relaxing holiday. We will see you again next year.
Always like coming home. Not a fan of "no cash" system
As a one parent family and taking your children for their first OS holiday you can imagine l was looking for value, feeling safe and a beautiful location. Well Plantation island was all of that and more. Every thing was fantastic, from the island Staff to the cleaning of our room, delicious food and entertainment / activities. Loved our poolside room so convenient and the views from the beach were Postcard my camera had a workout!!! My children have already asked when are we going back!! So back to saving to get onto that and to make more wonderful memories.
Thanks again Plantation Island you have made my family very happy!!!
our second stay at Plantation.. We'll be back. Couldn't fault it! loved it.
We loved our 5 day stay at Plantation Island. There was so much to do, and so much on offer every day.
The waterfront and beach areas are easily accessible, the snorkeling was amazing.
Food and drink options were good, we were happy with the buffet options while we were there.
I would advise getting pre-purchasing a meal plan for your stay.
the staff are beautiful and make every day wonderful.
Our room (2 br garden bure) looked a bit tired, about ready to be updated, BUT we didn't spend much time there as we were too busy doing activities!
Wonderful location. Awesome beaches and great wedding. Service was good not great. Food options were limited and a little expensive but given it's an island, no real suprise
Ideal destination for holidaying with small children, we were really pleased with the way the resort is set up to cater for families and children's needs. Perfect location and a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
Awesome! Relaxing and the big and little kids loved it. Beautiful location with beautiful fijians! Will definitely be back!
Planation Island Resort is a great destination for family vacations it's geared up great for children to have a wonderful holiday.
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" ;)