- This experience happened to us in Feb 2015-
After spending 3 awesome nights in Blue Lagoon, we went to BOP (as we had booked it in advance...) and it was terrible.
We were 3 of us and when we arrived we were the only guests in "the resort" if you can call it "resort".
The people who run the place were sleeping on the ground and when they saw us coming, they barely got up to greeting us... The view from the rooms was very nice.. (The only nice thing...) BUT the room was terrible, plenty of ants everywhere, no a/c just a fan and the bathroom was quite dirty.
The 3 of us were negatively surprised but we said, ok let's give it a try, let's have lunch and after we think what to do... When we went for lunch (after waiting long time), the lunch was an egg with 3 slides of cucumber... and the women said "typical Fijian food" ..
We looked each other like ":0 we have to leave this place immediately" .. So we went to our rooms and started talking about how to leave this place in good way.. obviously we didn't want them to feel bad but we couldn't spend our night at that place.. So we went to reception and tell to the women we wanted to go back to blue lagoon because we needed Internet for working and in BOP there was no internet as they advertised. What was true.
The women said that we had to look for the captain's boat and talk to him, and that we had to pay the lunch... So my friend and I went to the village looking for the captain (young guy) and he was sleeping, we had to call him several times but finally he wore up, so we ask him to bring us back to blue lagoon, but he said he had to call the manager of BOP who was in the main island.... After a while he said he could bring us back but he needed fuel, and we had to pay for the fuel...
My bf went with him to take the fuel but they were taking so long and, so my friend and I were worried as it started being dark, finally they appeared with the boat (around 5:30pm) and we left to blue lagoon ....
We paid the captain guy (nice guy) about 80 FJD for bringing us to blue lagoon and fortunately in blue lagoon there were rooms for us :)
I honestly don't recommend this place , it is very expensive (fortunately we weren't charged ), the place itself is not nice, you don't have beach to swim around and there are many other beautiful places in the yasawas to go (I.e: blue lagoon, - the best- , octopus etc)
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- Bay of Plenty Lodge is located in the Yasawa Group of Islands in Fiji. We have a 21 bed unisex dormitory and 4 private bure with a breathtaking view. We have a dining/lounge area big enough for a group of 30 people and we have various activities available to keep our guests occupied for their duration of their stay with us. ... more less
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