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CRUSOE’S RETREAT
Namaqumaqua, Coral Coast, Viti Levu

OUR Thoughts on Crusoe’s Retreat
In the third quarter 2018, Crusoe’s Retreat owners commenced a progressive refurbishment program of the whole resort and this will culminate in the resort becoming an adults-only property from 01 April 2019.  The spa has recently been upgraded and the spa’s pools are now heated.

This is a very interesting option for your Fiji holiday.  Currently self-rated as a 3 Star Resort, it will be interesting to see how it rates once the renovation program has been completed.  Crusoe’s Retreat enjoys a central position on Fiji’s Coral Coast, just a little closer to Suva than Nadi, but still very central.  To arrive at Crusoe’s Retreat, you turn off the main (Queens) Road and travel down a gravel road around 4.5kms to the coast. As you come over the brow of the hill behind the resort the spectacular view spreads out in front of you and you immediately feel the cares of the world lifting off your shoulders.  That’s what Crusoe’s Retreat is all about – total relaxation away from the crowds (and media screens) of our daily lives.  Bures do not have TVs and although Wifi is available throughout the property, wifi reception in the bures can be a bit patchy although it is better around the central facility and there is a TV lounge area in the central buildings, so you don’t have to miss out on major world or sporting events.

Being located right next door to a beautiful Fijian village (where many of the staff working at the resort live) adds immeasurably to the Fiji holiday experience.  Village visits are organised and guests staying more than a couple of days quickly find themselves becoming involved in the Fijian way of life and culture by interacting with the Fijian staff at Crusoe’s. 

Activities centre around Taki Beach Bar & Grill beside the famous “footprint” pool and the extensive surrounding deck on the flat land beside the beach or around the resort's central building (which overlooks the beachside lawn) and where the main restaurant, lobby lounge and reception are located.  Days begin with breakfast, either the tropical breakfast included in the nightly room tariff or an a-la-carte cooked breakfast at additional charge.  Days end here too with afternoon tea at 3:00pm followed by happy hour at 4:00pm which melts into the spectacular sunsets over the ocean, lagoon and pool.

There are plenty of activities available at Crusoe’s Retreat too, as diverse as horse riding, kayaking, snorkelling, walks and the professional on-site scuba operation, as well as beach volleyball etc.  If your holiday plans include a little exploring of the many interesting places along the Coral Coast around Crusoe’s it may be a good idea to have Our Specialists organise a rental car for you, for at least a part of your time.  Parking at Crusoe’s is no problem.

As is the case all along the Coral Coast, the natural unspoilt nature of the coast means the beach sand moves back and forth along the coast depending on the seasonal tides and wind.  Sometimes the beach immediately outside Crusoe’s will be a beautiful, wide expanse of sand and at other times the beach sand may be thinner, but we’ve always found a perfect, natural sand beach only a short walk away any time we’ve been to Crusoe’s.

Crusoe’s give you a choice of accommodation either up on the terrace and hill behind the central facility or on the flat land beside the lagoon.  For less mobile people, the trek up and down the hill may be a bit of a bother, so we recommend you choose either a SeaSide Bure or a Deluxe SeaSide Bure as both these accommodation categories are on the flat. SeaView Bures and Deluxe SeaView Bures are the categories on the hill side and because they are higher up, these “View” Bures enjoy a more distant view out to sea.   

So, what does this place have going for it?  Well, firstly it’s peace and quiet and a chance to totally unwind, then it’s the delightful “Fijian feeling” of the place – there are not now too many places on Fiji’s main island, where you can enjoy, experience and join the Fijian people in their friendly, natural surroundings.  This place has a lot going for it if your holiday plans include such an experience.

Included in the tariff at Crusoe’s Retreat:
● Tropical Buffet Breakfast daily
● Afternoon Tea daily
● Welcome lei
● Welcome Tropical Drink

Complimentary Resort Activities:
● Use of resort snorkel gear
● Use of Sea Kayak
● Beach Volleyball
● Escorted Village Tour
● Daily Activities Program
● Fijian cultural activities, including:
      Fijian Cooking
      Basket weaving lessons
      Learn to speak Fijian & more
● Traditional Kava Ceremony
● Traditional Meke
Note:
All activities are not offered every day, but all are offered on a regular basis.

What Crusoe’s Retreat Say About Themselves

"Crusoe’s Retreat is located on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, on the famous Coral Coast. A two-hour ride from Nadi International Airport or one hour from Suva, the Resort is close to many activities and excursions, but far enough away to provide an isolated tropical beach getaway experience. Situated on ten acres, next to a traditional village, Crusoe’s truly feels like you are staying in a Fijian village, with wonderful, friendly staff. Day trips can be arranged to some of Viti Levu’s finest sights, including some fantastic river rafting and kayaking, the exciting city of Suva, the adventurous Pacific Harbour, the Fijian Cultural Centre and more. Crusoe’s boasts a great location on a secluded sandy beach, amongst lush tropical gardens

An intimate, adults-only (18 years +) Fiji beach resort, Crusoe’s Retreat features 28 Fijian-inspired Bures fronting a secluded, palm-fringed sandy beach. 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, and a dedication to local culture and traditions. The neighbouring village of Namaqumaqua offers guests the opportunity to visit a true, authentic Fijian village, and experience everyday life in Fiji. The friendly staff, many of whom live in the village, make Crusoe’s a special experience. A wide variety of activities and optional excursions make Crusoe’s Retreat the perfect choice for adventure-seekers, scuba divers, romantics, and sunseekers.

Crusoe’s Retreat truly is where you will arrive as a guest and depart as a friend.


Our Specials
Bullet Stay/Pay Specials
Bullet Stay 5/Pay 4
Stay for a minimum 5 nights and only pay for 4 nights (1 night free)
Bullet Stay 7/Pay 5
Stay 7 nights minimum and only pay for 5 nights (2 nights free)
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays year-round in all accommodation types
 - Normal accommodation inclusion apply
 - Offer may be doubled 
   (Stay 10/Pay 8 or Stay 14/Pay 10
 - May be combined with Honeymoon Bonus Offer.

Bullet Honeymoon Bonus Offer
Honeymoon couples staying a minimum 3 nights receive a bottle of sparkling wine with the compliments of Crusoe’s Retreat.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays year-round in all accommodation types
 - Normal accommodation inclusion apply
 - Valid for stays of a minimum 3 nights
 - Honeymoon status to be established at the time
   of booking accommodation.
 - Offer may be combined with Stay/Pay Specials

Your Accommodation Options
There are two categories of accommodation at Crusoe’s Retreat; SeaView and SeaSide.  SeaView Bures are all located on a terrace raised above the flat land which borders the beach and are accessed by steps and raised pathways (some of which are quite steep) from the beach frontage.  The SeaSide Bures are all located on the flat land beside the beach and all face the lagoon and the ocean over a wide expanse of tropical lawn dotted with flowering shrubs.

Each category is split into two sub categories.  The meain difference between these categories is that those bures designated “Deluxe” offer a bathroom with both an internal double shower and an external courtyard shower.  Except for Deluxe SeaSide Bures which are air-conditioned, all bures offer very efficient flow-through ventilation and ceiling fans.

Room Categories (In ascending order of tariff)
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SeaView Bures:
Perched on the hillside overlooking the trees and gardens, the views from the covered veranda are of the resort lawn and gardens, the beach and the lagoon. Each 20m2 SeaView Bure is presented 2 to a building (duplex units) with one common wall between them joining at the bathroom. Ideal for couples or single travellers seeking a cheaper accommodation option, these bures comprise an open plan space which includes the sleeping and lounge areas. Ceilings are flat. SeaView Bures feature an ensuite bathroom with double shower.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated

Bullet Deluxe SeaView Bures:
Also on the hillside catching the sea breezes, the eleven free standing contemporary-style bures with cathedral ceilings are ideal for single, double or triple occupancy.  Like the SeaView Bures these bures are also open plan but are quite a lot bigger (25m2) and the views from the full-length covered veranda are more all-encompassing. Bures are accessed by a series of steps and garden walkways.
Ensuite bathroom with internal double shower as well as an open-air courtyard shower.  The path giving access to these bures is along the front of the raised terrace on which they sit, so other guests move along this path quite close to the veranda of neighbouring bures.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults
Existing Bedding: 2 Queen Beds or 1 Queen and 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet SeaSide Bures:
Five 28m2 individual thatched-roof bures each of which will sleep up to 3 guests.  Set in the tropical gardens on the flat land beside the beach and overlooking a wide lawn, SeaSide Bures are bright, airy and spacious and guests enjoy the full-length veranda.  
Ensuite bathroom with shower.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults
Existing Bedding: 2 Queen Beds or 1 Queen and 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated

Bullet Deluxe SeaSide Bures:
The 28m2 Deluxe SeaSide Bures are air-conditioned and exclusively for couples, the six beautiful, traditional Fijian thatched-roof Deluxe SeaSide Bures feature soaring timber-beamed ceilings, polished local hardwood floors and rattan-lined walls. The large indoor ensuite bathroom opens to an open-to-the-sky courtyard with river-rock shower to complement the double interior shower.  Out front facing the sea view, the huge veranda contains a lovely big day bed and a private hammock. Each Deluxe SeaSide Bure is private
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults (couples only)
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated

Getting to and from Crusoe’s Retreat
Crusoe’s Retreat is located right on the coast in southern Viti Levu in an area known as Fiji’s Coral Coast.  It’s a pleasant, quiet location approximately 3.5km down a side road off the Queen’s Road and almost exactly half way between Nadi and Suva.  The closest town is Sigatoka which is 50km away.

We will organise arrival and departure transfers for you either from Nadi International Airport or Nausori Airport (Suva) on a seat-in-airconditioned-car basis.  We will also happily arrange transfers to and from other resorts in Fiji as required/agreed.
 
Kids Policy
Effective from 01 April 2019, Crusoe’s Retreat is an adults-only resort and all guests will be aged 18 years or over.

Check-in/Check Out
Official check-in and checkout times are:
Check-in: 2:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am
Early check-in prior to 2:00pm may be requested but is not guaranteed unless the night prior to scheduled arrival is booked and paid for.
Later check-out may be requested 24 hours prior to departure, and if available, any fees are payable direct to the resort by the departing guest/s.

Resort Cancellation Policy
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All cancellations must be made in writing
Bullet Cancellations made between 15 and 30 days of scheduled
     arrival will incur a cancellation fee equal to the cost of
     staying 1 night at the accommodation rate booked
Bullet Cancellations made between 8 and 14 days of scheduled
     arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the
     cost of each night cancelled.
Bullet Cancellations made within 8 days of scheduled arrival,
     no shows or days not used due to delayed arrival or
     premature departure incur a cancellation fee equal to
     100% of the tariff of the nights cancelled or not utilised

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance.

The information on this page is correct as at 26 February 2019 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2020.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.


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Resort Facilities:
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Restaurant

Bullet Bar
Bullet Swimming pool and pool deck
Bullet Spa and Wellness Centre
Bullet Massage
Bullet Afternoon Tea provided every day
Bullet Happy Hour
Bullet Tour Desk
Bullet Lounge, TV area
Bullet Gift shop
Bullet Snorkel gear
Bullet Sea Kayaks
Bullet Escorted Village Tour
Bullet Daily Activities Program
Bullet Nightly Entertainment
Bullet Fijian Cultural Activities
Bullet Kava Ceremony and Meke
Bullet Scuba Diving
Bullet Hiking
Bullet Library
Bullet Table Tennis
Bullet Games Room
Bullet Fishing
Bullet Designated smoking areas
Bullet Wifi
Bullet Wedding Package
Bullet WMeal Plan


Room Facilities:
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Air-Conditioning

     (Deluxe SeaSide Bures only)
Bullet Daily housekeeping service
Bullet Tea/Coffee Maker
Bullet Bathroom with shower
Bullet Second shower in private courtyard
     (Deluxe Bures only)
Bullet Safety Deposit Box
Bullet Telephone
Bullet Hairdryer
Bullet Refrigerator
Bullet Free toiletries
Bullet Ceiling fan
Bullet Wake-up service
Bullet Electric kettle
Bullet Mosquito net
Bullet Wardrobe or closet
Bullet Sea view
Bullet Furnished veranda
Bullet Wifi