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Crusoe's Retreat

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Pool and grounds - Crusoe's Retreat. Copyright Crusoe's Retreat.

Nestled amongst lush tropical gardens and fronting a palm-fringed sandy beach and stunning lagoon, Crusoe's Retreat is a friendly, intimate, traditional Fijian Beach Resort.

Featuring only 29 Fijian-inspired Bures, Crusoe's truly embodies all that is wonderful about the Fiji Islands: world-famous hospitality, an unhurried pace, fresh island cuisine, lots of complimentary activities, PADI scuba diving, sunset weddings, romantic honeymoons, and a dedication to local culture and traditions.

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Crusoe's Retreat is a small, intimate resort located on Fiji's famous Coral Coast. With only 29 Fiji-inspired Bures, Crusoe's is a relaxed, tropical getaway. Located next to a traditional Fijian village, you are encouraged to visit our friendly neighbors, and experience firsthand how time-honoured traditions and ancient customs continue to shape everyday life, and see for yourself why Fijians are consistently recognized as the friendliest people on earth.

While Crusoe's Retreat is a boutique resort, it features all of the services you would expect from a much larger resort. Many complimentary activities are available to our guests. A full service Tour Desk can arrange for exciting excursions and adventures around the island.

Crusoe's Restaurant serves fresh local dishes, and the Cocktail Bar and Coco's Pool Bar are popular gathering places. A PADI scuba dive center offers world-famous Fiji diving, including full dive instruction. An expansive sun deck encircles our fresh-water swimming pool (our famous "Foot Pool").

Nightly entertainment delivers a true taste of Fiji. A boutique, internet-access, laundry facilities, and much more help deliver all the services you want, all with very friendly Fijian hospitality.

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Review date:   October 15, 2017 6:16AM
Review:   My wife and I came here on our Honeymoon. The staff were fantastic and really made the stay great. My wife and I don't like anything fancy and the resort suited us well. We had the Deluxe Seaside Bure which I highly recommend. The safe didn't work and the inside shower looked less than welcoming, but the deck next to the Beach and outside private shower more than made up for it. We will be returning, tho perhaps not for an entire week this time. If you look for things that are wrong with the resort you do not need to look hard, but if you take Crusoe's Retreat for what it is you will find a piece of paradise.
Author:   Matthew Wallis
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Review date:   November 23, 2017 8:48AM
Review:   This is my first visit in 10 years. Prior to that I have stayed here many, many times since about 1976 or so. There have generally been many, many improvements over the years and I think they really do improve the resort as a whole. The rooms have a ceiling fan in each room, but if you take sea view Bure's 7 - 11 or 12 - 23 up on the hill the breeze comes in directly off the sea, cooling you down. The heat is not as bad on the coast as say in Nadi or Denarau and the spot really is beautiful. The staff are all very friendly and helpful (genuinely). On arrival there is a very warm greeting, making you feel very welcome indeed! The rooms have been upgraded and maintained. There does seem to be an Ant problem, but there were no live ants in the room. We took our own mosquito coils for sitting outside in the evening and in the room (just in case). There are daily activities on the board and there is an activity in the evening. The pool is nice and cool for a dip. There is snorkelling gear available for loan and there are also kayaks for usage. There is Coral not far off the beach and they do have a marine reserve for looking after the reef and regeneration etc. The snorkelling is good - fish and coral to view not far off the beach. There is a dive shop and dive master at the resort - we did not use it. Breakfast is included, its simple but better than some offerings we have had in Fiji. Afternoon tea is included. We did not each in the restaurant every night, the prices were ok for Fiji, (about 1/3 of the Denarau Hotels) and the menu changed daily, choice of 2 or 3 mains or a buffet. Special requests can been made for meals. I would recommend Crusoe's if you a wanting a quiet holiday, a good rest and get away from it all. There are no TV's in the Bure, there is power and lots of hot water and good pressure and its clean. It's not a swanky 5* resort, but it does not need to or try to be. The beds are clean and comfortable as is the linen. It's simple, relaxing, the gardens are well taken care of, the views from the room out to the sea is straight out of a brochure, the sunsets are fantastic. The resort is 4km off the main road so a rental car is handy, but not needed if you just want to stay and relax. We will be back sooner for another stay, this time longer than 3 days. Thank you to everyone, Steve
Author:   Oliver Davey
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Review date:   September 19, 2017 5:18AM
Review:   Really nice, authentic Fiji, frendly staff, could be cleaner though and poor breakfast. But AMAZING location! Top Tip: look for Mary, the massaage woman on the beach for very good, cheap massage- She.s amazing!
Author:   Carina Timar
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Review date:   February 17, 2017 9:27PM
Review:   Fantastic place. Friendly, helpful staff and good basic food, nothing fancy but all very edible. Great, basic accommodation, lots to do or do nothing! Would recommend and would definitely return!
Author:   Christine Rankin
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Review date:   June 2, 2017 7:58AM
Review:   The coral coast lives up to its name at Crusoe's. Truly a retreat, you are away from it all; including television and internet unless you provide it yourself. The bures need updating and bugs were a problem during our stay, but the staff is nice and ready to assist and clean with smiles on their faces. The beach is beautiful and the snorkeling is unreal. The food is alright. My favorite food item was the homemade banana muffins that were provided with our daily free breakfast. During our stay, the lunch and dinner menus were minimal; and for my husband and I, got old very quickly. However, the minimal food opinions were to be expected with the size of Crusoe's. For what was offered, food is slightly overpriced but accommodations are underpriced, making a fair trade. If staying at Crusoe's, a visit to the spa is a MUST. Prices are very fair and the massage therapists are highly trained and excellent at their jobs. The spa is clean, smells great without inducing a nauseating headache despite using incense, and the staff is exceptionally friendly and professional. Besides the beautiful beach and snorkeling, the spa is the second best thing about Crusoe's. The driver that transported my husband and I to Crusoe's from Nadi airport pressured my husband and I to purchase items at a local gift shop before going to the retreat. Next time we go to Fiji, we will be renting a car so that we aren't heckled simply for being tourists. While at the resort, no one is heckled and you are treated as family. In short, the stay at Crusoe's is so relaxing that you'll soon forget all of your daily worries and become one with the sun and sand. A perfect place for honeymooners who love adventure and can do without 5 star accommodations, or a family who is looking to reconnect with nature and each other, Crusoe's offers the best rates for unforgettable memories. If you're looking for a relaxing retreat away from everything, Crusoe's is the place for you. If air conditioning, Wi-Fi, television, and ant-free accommodations are a must for your vacation, Crusoe's is not the place for you.
Author:   Alyssa Richardson
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