Ratings are averaged based on 33 reviews.
A little farther away from other options, with less dining choice and day trips, but that's all part of the charm. Staff are more personable and get to know you by name, the location on the beach is perfect, and though the reef isn't the same as the outer islands, there's still snorkelling and kayaking to enjoy. The bar and dining gets a bit tired after five days or so and even the walk to the neighbouring marina doesn't really spice things up a lot, but you go in knowing that. The water pressure in the showers could be better and the air con quieter, but overall, for service and atmosphere, you can't really go past First Landing.
My family just wanted a quick get away and First Landing was perfect. Close to airport. The people who worked at the resort couldn't have been any nicer, helpful, or genuine. They have different shows each night and just make you feel at home! We stayed in a beach front bure which is a more traditional Polynesian style room. It was nice to break away from typical 5 star hotel room and feel like you are in Fiji. Room was clean, spacious and had a traditional feel! Would definitely return here.
We only spent 2 nights here on our way to the islands, but next time we will spend much longer. A lovely resort with a true Fijian feel. Fantastic value for money! The kids also had a wonderful time thanks to the wonderful staff.
First Landing Resort snd Spa is fantastic! We stayed in a garden bure for 9 nights and it was lovely. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful, the facilities are clean snd the resort grounds are very well manicured. We will be returning!
Staff were really good Papa, Coso, Paul, the Voodoo man (he knows who he is), house staff etc. Will recommend to friends and family. Only downside was the Seaview Bures do not have views of sea from the Spa, the windows were blocked in.
I read a lot of bad reviews about this and was a little worried about our overall stay here. It was fantastic. Food was good not great except the steak it was amazing and the pizza was to. Stayed in a two bedroom garden view. Had our own pool which was very convenient. If your after 5 star accomodation this Isn't for you. Staff were amazing. Lovely people. Go out of there way to make your stay as good as possible
Second stay here last time in an ocean view room. This time we chose a garden room and were more than happy with our two bedroom allocation. We also booked and paid for our Fijian friends to stay for a weekend - they were thrilled with their two bedroom, cooking facilities stand alone bungalow. The evening Fijian musicians are a delightful touch.
We booked the 'top' accom. as I am noise sensitive and just didn't want to have a duplex situation. The large yard, own pool, spacious villa and only a few steps to the ocean was amazing. We just loved sitting out right on the front surveying the scenery every minute we could. Beautiful, beautiful Fijian staff. The bathroom areas are in need of a reno, the louvers, especially in the lounge need replacing as those especially do not work at all. A few urgent cosmetic updates would be just fantastic.
Wonderful small resort, the kids had a ball the entire time and the staff were excellent. The 2 bed villa with its own pool was perfect for our situation.
First Landing is not your commercial resort, it's great location to relax and unwind. Very friendly atmosphere and run by an extended family of Fijian's.
Exceeded expectations. Would certainly recommend. Was exactly what we were looking for - close to airport, quiet and relaxing. Being a small resort made it very friendly. Management told us of future improvements. Would love come back with my family but It probably just needs a few more activities to be a family resort.
We have travelled extensively over many years and have found choosing a new place for a holiday is always a bit of a gamble but this time we hit gold! It's been a long time since we have been made to feel so welcome. The staff at First Landing are first class! The food is wonderful. And the overall ambience of the resort was full of genuine Fijian character. Next time we visit though, we'll make sure we book in time to nab one of the beach front bures. Well done First Landing team.....don't change a thing.
Fantastic experience at First Landing. The staff were amazing and the facilities were excellent. The food was delicious and the daily activities were fun for adults and kids. Will be back again.
Excellent. Staff are well trained and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Minor problem in room was seen to straight away, what a pleasant surprise. Gardens terrific, food excellent, great location, staff airways on hand to help with the amenities and staff were great with kids.
I really enjoyed this break at this resort.
We enjoyed our stay at First Landing, the food was the best I have ever had in taste, presentation and variety, also the lovely flower displays on the beds when rooms cleaned.
Enjoyed my stay for family celebration. Small & very friendly resort. Location and beach were not as good as expected- not good coral for snorkelling - but otherwise facilities and staff were excellent. Not ideal for solo travellers, good for groups, families and couples.
We had a fantastic time at First Landing. We stayed for 6 nights. The place was a hidden paradise with the most wonderful, friendly people. We enjoyed dinner time sitting outside, soaking in the atmosphere and being entertained by the string band or the other Fijian entertainment. The food was great, a good variety to choose from. We stayed in an ocean view bure and it was lovely - a beautiful view from our room. From First Landing we went on an island trip to Savala which was just amazing - we got to snorkel off the side of the boat. We got a minibus to Denaru Island and then got aboard a ship to see the Manamuca Islands and have a stop over at South Sea Island. We also went on a trip into Nadi to see the sights there. All this was organised once we were at First landing through Rosie's travel. We were not sure what to expect as this was our first trip to Fiji but we were so pleased that we chose First Landing.
First Landing is 20 mins out of Nadi in light traffic, and away from the hustle of town and large resorts. Ideal for couples looking for quality without 5 star. Staff and meals excellent. Provides great access to an all round Fijian experience where you can meet the locals. Quiet and perfect for unwinding. Also suited to families with young kids.
Weather, wonderful, all facilities on location.
Small Resort with personal service and great staff
we will return again. Handy to all amenities.
But quiet and peaceful.
Staff were friendly and helpful. The property is beautiful and the rooms of a very good standard. You had everything you needed right there. Highly recommend it for those who want to 'get away from it all'.
What an amazing place too stay good service amazing food complements to the chefs!! And easy access to all the islands !! Thank you first landing for looking after us next time we will stay longer !! Vinaka
A fantastic stay at First Landing, excellent facilities and activities for children. Our children ages 4, 6, 9 and 10 were very well accommodated and entertained. A huge thanks to Sai (activities co ordinator extrodinaire!) he was so amazing the kids will be talking about him for years to come. Thanks also to Amanda for organising the fire dance! Such dedication and hospitality going way beyond expectations :) We will be back for sure
Loved every minute of our stay. The staff were what made out trip so memorable from the minute we arrived (Bula!!) and every single interaction then on was friendly, respectful, and above all, genuine! Resort amenities are a tad dated but it adds to the authentic feel of a truly peaceful and quiet getaway even with two young kids in tow! The kids activities were fun and varied for all ages and staff really looked after and cared for our kids. We all would stay here again in a heartbeat! Awesome value for money especially with the healthy AUD! We love love love First Landing!!! Bula Vinaka!!
Have been to Fiji four times before this trip and have always enjoyed it. First Landing is a lovely, intimate resort with a perfect location for a short stay in Fiji. Being only 15 minutes from Nadi airport, you are not wasting any of your time with lengthy transfers. The accommodation was comfortable, the food was really varied and of good quality and our stay was perfect.
First Landing was absolutely fantastic. We stayed in a Garden Villa - spacious with our own pool!!. The staff were very friendly, beautiful meals. Highly recommend for those who wish to experience an authentic Fijian holiday.
Absoulty gorgeous.beautiful people.so welcoming and friendly.meals delixous and big.tropical paradise and great entertainment at the resort.everything was perfect from check in to leaving
We stayed for 4 nights and loved it. It's not as fancy as some of the 5 star resorts but that's what we liked about it, it felt more genuine. Staff stopped to shake your hand and ask your name. The dining was fantastic, so much better than the resort we stayed at after First Landing. Highly recommend
Such a fabulous place to start our holiday at. The staff were amazing and so welcoming. When our daughter had an accident, the manager escorted us to hospital and stayed with us until we were released later that night. Very impressed with the resort!
We love this place and they made us feel like family. Beautiful staff and amazing service. Lovely beach, activities, food. Everything was amazing. We would visit again in a heartbeat.
staff were really great
This resort is just perfect! The managers are friendly and go out of their way to help you no matter what your request. The staff are all local and so friendly. The ratio of staff to guests is about 1:1 so there is always someone around to assist. The resort is never over crowded and has an authentic fijian feel to it, none of the resorty chinz that you get at Port Denerau, just beautiful local people happy that you are visiting their country. i can't recommend this place enough. We are a family with teenagers, but we met families with younger children, and older and younger couples who were all having just as much fun as us. The price was so reasonable, and the accomodation was outstanding for what we paid. A comfortable king size bed for us and singles for the kids in a cool airconditioned clean room. All we needed! The food was mostly delicious, and the kids ate free every night. First Landing Rocks!!!!!
The hotel restaurant was AMAZING!!!!!! The place was clean and the staff friendly.