We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Oarsman's Bay Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
08/06/2017 09/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Management photos
Oarsman\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 161: English reviews
Start your review of Oarsman's Bay Lodge
 Click to rate
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The staff were very welcoming and friendly. We stayed in a bure which was well maintained and cleaned every day. The beach is lovely for swimming (not much to see in terms of snorkeling compared to other areas of Fiji). Food is good - eggs, cereal and pancakes for breakfast then Fijian for lunch and dinner. No snacks or drinks...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank charliesmall
Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We chose Oarsmans Bay as our family holiday destination given that it was owned and run by local villagers as well as being more basic to give our children a bit of perspective on how good they have it back in Australia. The resort is very basic but more than adequate for a quiet relaxing holiday location. Our accommodation was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Chad W
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great view of the beach from our bure, very basic bure, and for the price we paid this was great, however, the mandatory food charge was extremely expensive. We were also charged for internet, which was not provided, and then were charged a 2nd time for the small amount of internet access we did get. Meals were also very basic,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sarsdow
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed 4 nights at Oarsmans. I got a Bungalow at the beach because the dorm is getting renovated. The bungalow was pretty basic and old, but so much better than what I have seen from the dorm - the facilities looked horrible. The whole place looks rundown and abandoned. Part of the staff was almost unfriendly and creepy. When...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Katrin G
Curitiba, PR
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed for nights at the lodge. The beach in this place is gorgeous, the best I've seen. The coral is not as good as other islands in the region. I had mixed feelings about the management. Positive- I paid for a dorm but as they were renovating I ended up staying in a Bure and sharing with 2 other...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank mipontal
Marseille, France
Reviewed 1 December 2016

If you want to rest, to be in the sea, to have access to many other islands and the caves, then this is the place. Very nice staff, helpful and smiling! Easy to reach: terminal of the Awesome Flyer, seaplane or Sea bus from Lautoka.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank simonne_13
Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The resort is located on a long, white beach with blue turquoise sea. The silence was truly magical. The rooms facing the sea with huge windows for great view the staffs beautiful smiles completes the day at OBL.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank tikikok
Paris, France
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The resort is on a long and beautiful beach, and you can snorkel right out. For diving you've got to make an appointment with a diver's club, I didn't. The bungalow was very pleasant, with glass-louvred windows, great for ventilation. The food was OK. No entertainment, no alcohoolic nights,which was fine with me.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Christine D
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this beautiful and amazing slice of heaven only a few days ago (from writing this review) and what a treat this island is. The Fijians running the place are fantastic, friendly and so accomodating. The views are breath taking. We booked a dorm room and we were upgraded to our own private hut. Thank you. The rooms...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank katrinalfrost
australia
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was our 4th stay at OBL and unfortunately the resort has lost its soul. When we arrived there were no other guest there ( the resort next door was full! ) it was like a ghost resort. OBR used to be one of the best resorts in the Yasawas, but now there is no enthusiasm, no entertainment or singing...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank swaussi

353 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (335)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
View from Room (25)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (61)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (70)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (9)
Viewed
Other (128)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
08/06/2017 09/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Nacula Island
0.2 km away
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
#1 of 3 in Nacula Island
1,355 reviews
38.7 km away
Paradise Cove Resort
Paradise Cove Resort
#1 of 1 in Naukacuvu Island
698 reviews
3.8 km away
Coconut Beach Resort
Coconut Beach Resort
#1 of 1 in Tavewa Island
71 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.7 km away
Navutu Stars Fiji Hotel & Resort
3.8 km away
Nanuya Island Resort
Nanuya Island Resort
#1 of 1 in Nanuya
524 reviews
36.5 km away
Mantaray Island Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated beside one of the worlds best all-tide swimming beaches is Oarsman's Bay Lodge in the remote Yasawa Islands in Fiji.​Stay in simple, traditionally built bure accommodations. We offer deluxe or family style bures for groups, dormitory style for backpacking and budget conscious guests. Adventurous travellers can pitch tents and camp out on our grounds, or be swept away for a night or two on your own private island. ​Oarsman's Bay Lodge will exceed your expectations of what a Fijian holiday can be!​ ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oarsman's Bay Lodge

Address: Nacula Island, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Yasawa Islands > Nacula Island
Price Range: $184 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oarsman's Bay Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz and Agoda so you can book your Oarsman's Bay Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Oarsman`s Bay Hotel Nacula Island
Oarsmans Bay Hotel
Oarsmans Bay Resort
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oarsman's Bay Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose a beachfront bure.”
sarsdow, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not much difference, all have a wonderfull view!”
simonne_13, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront bures 1A, 2A & 3A”
swaussi, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Renovated Beachfront Bures look good”
kaufo, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you can pay the little extra and book a beach burra.”
Vanilla-Rose22, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Orbitz.com
* /night
View Deal
Agoda.comUS$119
Travelocity
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates